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English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is no stranger to lawsuits – and no stranger to winning them, either. His “documentary-style” comedic films, Borat and Brüno, were surrounded by controversy before they were even released. The Borat lawsuits proved unsuccessful, but Baron Cohen’s legal battles were far from over.
In 2009, Baron Cohen and NBC Universal [...]Continue Reading →
On June 3, 2011 By Caroline Fleming June 3, 2011
Although popular amongst hipsters and those looking for the latest trends in apparel, accessories, and housewares, Urban Outfitters does not typically trend on Twitter. However, last week “Urban” was the talk of cybertown after independent designer Stevie Koerner of Chicago accused them of knocking off her jewelry line, calling it Continue Reading →
On May 25, 2011 By Alexandra Pichette May 24, 2011
It’s an age old truth that all across the land, so there’s no need to argue: parents just don’t understand. Faux-conservative comedy-news-pundit Stephen Colbert recently found this out the hard way, when his station’s parent company, Viacom Inc., told him that he cannot form his Political Action Committee (PAC) because it [...]Continue Reading →
On May 20, 2011 By Kathryn Brown May 18, 2011
“We’re going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I’m going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it, it’s worth a fortune. I’ll make this a work of magic warlock art.” -Charlie Sheen
Entrepreneurs are capitalizing on Charlie Sheen’s speeches, which have fascinated the [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Axl Rose goes forward with $20 million lawsuit over use of band mate Slash in videogame Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
Charlie Sheen catchphrase, “Winning!” sparks trademark disputes.
ICANN approves .xxx for adult-entertainment sites.
Netflix faces class action lawsuit for privacy [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
The National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau has released a new list of things companies cannot do in advertisements.
Small victory for LimeWire as federal judge rules statutory damages for P2P infringement constitute one infringement, not multiple.
Federal judge rules that StubHub [...]Continue Reading →
On March 11, 2011 By Kathryn Brown March 10, 2011
One would have to be living under a rock to have missed the drama that has unfolded in recent weeks between Charlie Sheen and his former employer Warner Brothers — the studio that produces the CBS show “Two and a Half Men.” Following Sheen’s rash of media exploits — from his interviews with [...]Continue Reading →
On March 9, 2011 By Donna Baldry March 8, 2011
Courtney Love has been in the news again recently, this time as the defendant in a defamation suit. The rocker has just settled for the impressive sum of $430,000. The forum for her defamation? Twitter.
The suit was filed by fashion designer Dawm Simorangkir, otherwise known as the “Boudior Queen,” after Ms. Love [...]Continue Reading →
On March 3, 2011 By Ryan Sawyer March 2, 2011
Lindsay Lohan’s tumultuous career faces a new obstacle with a lawsuit filed against the starlet in a Nevada district court. Lorit Simon, represented by Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.‘s Las Vegas office, filed a complaint this month alleging that Lohan failed to provide payment for mobile tanning services. The complaint alleges that [...]Continue Reading →
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