Fox Is Suing 'Empire Distribution' to Protect Its Rights to Empire 

Fox has filed a lawsuit to protect its rights to the Empire name and property. It sounds like a plot straight out of Empire. » 3/24/15 2:10pm 3/24/15 2:10pm

Your Queen, Ina Garten, Settles Frozen Dinner Legal Battle 

Ina Garten has worked long and hard to establish her claim to the title "the Barefoot Contessa" and she's not about to let anybody jack her brand. Especially not some frozen food manufacturer. Believe that. » 3/13/15 4:40pm 3/13/15 4:40pm

'They Made it Into a Joke': A Q&A With a Brain-Injured Dominatrix

In August of 2008, just as 17-year-old Alissa Afonina was preparing to enter the twelfth grade, a car accident upended her life and drastically re-arranged her future. Afonina, her mother Alla, and her brother were riding along the Trans-Canada highway, in a car driven by her stepfather, Peter Jansson. Jansson was… » 3/11/15 2:30pm 3/11/15 2:30pm

Oregon: We Have The Right To Access A Rape Victim's Medical Records 

The University of Oregon is being sued by a student who claims that after she was raped by three basketball players, the school tailored and delayed their discipline so the men could play in the NCAA tournament. Those allegations alone sound horrible (Oregon denies them), but they've taken a disturbing twist: the… » 3/03/15 5:56pm 3/03/15 5:56pm

Lawsuit Calls Mergermarket a Gropey 'Boys Club' with a 'Hot List'

A new federal lawsuit alleges that Mergermarket, a respected financial news and data company, is a "boy's club," rife with blatant and aggressive sexual harassment. The two women who filed suit say male employees circulated a "hot list" of the company's most fuckable women and that unwanted sexual touching at… » 2/26/15 3:20pm 2/26/15 3:20pm

Loud 'N Proud Homophobe Swatted Down By the Law, Again 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has upheld a defamation lawsuit against Andrew Shirvell, a former state assistant attorney general who was banned from the University of Michigan campus for homophobic attacks against then-Student Assembly president Chris Armstrong. » 2/04/15 11:30am 2/04/15 11:30am

Adobe Is Suing Forever 21 For Stealing Photoshop

In a suit filed this week in California District Court, the software company Adobe, in addition to the slightly less well-known companies Autodesk and Corel, claim that Forever 21 has "willfully, intentionally and maliciously" been using unauthorized versions of their programs. » 1/30/15 9:50am 1/30/15 9:50am

Woman Sues Because Massage-Promising Magic Tights Were 'Just Socks'

A Queens woman is suing hosiery company Kushyfoot—"the first brand in women's hosiery to incorporate the ancient healing art of Reflexology in its products"—alleging deceptive business practices because the shaping tights she purchased did not, in fact, deliver a magical fatigue-lifting massage. Sadly, they were "just… » 1/15/15 12:30pm 1/15/15 12:30pm

Saks Stands Up For Its Right To Discriminate Against Trans Employees 

Saks & Co. has filed a federal motion to have an ex-employee's discrimination case dismissed, arguing that "transsexuals are not a protected class under Title VII." » 1/12/15 11:00am 1/12/15 11:00am

Tech Exec Sues Craigslist After Ad Accuses Him of Being a Cheater

Strong-chinned tech executive, John Goullet, is suing Craigslist after an anonymous poster took to the site to accuse him of being a serial cheater. The original post also asked readers to email Goullet's long-time girlfriend, Theresa Olguin, and provided the wardrobe stylist's email address. » 1/11/15 1:30pm 1/11/15 1:30pm

Jameis Winston's Accuser Files Federal Title IX Lawsuit Against FSU

The woman who accused Florida State University, quarterback Jameis Winston of rape has filed a federal Title IX lawsuit against FSU, alleging that the school "created a hostile education environment." » 1/07/15 4:00pm 1/07/15 4:00pm

Former Aide Sues Texas Congressman for Very Weird Sexual Harassment 

A former aide has filed a lawsuit against Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold, claiming that she was subjected to sexual harassment and a hostile work environment, then illegally fired for complaining about her treatment. » 12/16/14 6:30pm 12/16/14 6:30pm

Pregnant Woman Sues Company After Being Fired For Bathroom Breaks

In light of the Supreme Court's imminent decision on the pregnancy discrimination case against UPS, an Oregon woman has filed a gender and discrimination lawsuit against her former employer in an effort to get her job back after they terminated her for taking frequent bathroom breaks, which she claims was due to a… » 12/06/14 12:15pm 12/06/14 12:15pm

Federal Court Strikes Down Anti-Abortion TRAP Law in Indiana

A federal judge has ruled that an Indiana law seeking to change the definition of "abortion clinic" is unconstitutional. The law would have required that any medical facility providing RU-486, the abortion pill, be defined as an abortion clinic, forcing it to meet the same stringent standards Indiana has created for… » 12/04/14 5:20pm 12/04/14 5:20pm

Bill Cosby Sued Over Playboy Mansion Sex Assault of 15-Year-Old Girl

A woman has filed a lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby, alleging sexual battery and infliction of emotional distress for an incident that occurred decades ago, when she was just 15 years old. » 12/03/14 10:10am 12/03/14 10:10am

Zillow Accused of Subjecting Female Employees to "Sexual Torture"

Zillow has built up a $4.5 billion valuation by amassing an immense real estate database. But a lawsuit filed in a California court accuses the company of cultivating an "adult frat house" culture in which female employees are constantly solicited for sex by co-workers, ranked on their breast size, and fired if they… » 12/02/14 6:34pm 12/02/14 6:34pm

Dion Earl Denies Sex Claims: "Have You Ever Seen A Picture Of My Wife?"

Dion Earl was on the speaker phone with his wife, Laurel, explaining why he never could've sexually assaulted that cheerleader. "Have you ever seen a picture of my wife?" he asked. "My wife is 10 times better looking than Elizabeth." Laurel laughed. » 11/19/14 4:08pm 11/19/14 4:08pm

Woman Sues Hospital After Photos of Her Suicide Attempt Go Viral

A woman filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center after a nurse posted photos of her injuries online. » 10/24/14 10:40am 10/24/14 10:40am

Krewella Kicked Out Their DJ For Not Partying, Says Lawsuit

Krewella is an EDM supergroup whose sisters, Yasmine and Jahan Yousef, are often two of the only women on the bill at the corporate EDM festivals that have taken over America. This story of how they allegedly dumped their male DJ because he got sober and now he is suing them for $5 million is absolutely bananas. » 10/02/14 6:40pm 10/02/14 6:40pm