Lifestyle and fashion icon Lauren Conrad posted a pair of precious photos of surfing dogs on her site that turned out to be unauthorized. From one blogger to another, she should’ve known better—a photo agency is now suing her for using the photos without their consent.
Empire creator Lee Daniels has requested to have Sean Penn’s $10 million defamation lawsuit against him dismissed, calling it “bogus.”
It is a truth universally acknowledged that any selfie-taking monkey must demand the copyright for her photographs. Or at least that seems to be what PETA is arguing. In September they filed a copyright lawsuit on the behalf of Naruto, the cheery macaque pictured above. The case was initially dismissed, but now Naruto…
It isn’t just E.L. James raking in all of that Fifty Shades of Grey dough. Jennifer Pedroza, an elementary schoolteacher from Fort Worth, Texas, just won $11.5 million due to a lawsuit she filed against Amanda Hayward, her former business partner. The two women worked for the Writer’s Coffee Shop, which initially…
On December 26, 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier was shot to death by a Chicago police officer after a domestic disturbance. Before his death, LeGrier called 911 three times.
On Tuesday, a Los Angeles jury ordered Bikram Yoga founder Bikram Choudhury to pay an additional $6.4 million in punitive damages to his former legal advisor, Minakshi Jafa-Bodden. Jafa-Bodden had initially sued (and won over $900,000) for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination.
Bikram Yoga founder Bikram Choudhury has been ordered to pay $924,500 to a lawyer who sued him for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination.
Sofia Vergara is suing the beauty brand Venus Concept for $15 million, claiming they’ve been featuring her in ads and promotional material without her approval.
Barneys and the city of New York have settled all claims regarding a racial profiling lawsuit brought on by a college student two years ago. Trayon Christian, who was 19 at the time, was falsely accused by the department store of credit card fraud when he purchased a $349 Ferragamo belt.
Last July, Samuel DuBose was fatally shot by a white University of Cincinnati police officer during a routine traffic stop. DuBose was unarmed and, according to evidence from a body camera, did not behave aggressively or threaten anyone’s safety. The now-former officer, Ray Tensing, awaits trial for murder, and the…
A California judge has ruled that graffiti artist Joseph Tierney, a.k.a. Rime, can go forward with his lawsuit against Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott. Last August, Tierney filed a seven-claim suit citing copyright infringement, unfair competition and appropriation of name and likeness, claiming Scott had used…
On Tuesday, a California court ruled against SoulCycle’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit that accused the fitness chain of stealing from customers via class passes with “unreasonably short expiration periods.”
Several customers are suing the brand EOS, claiming that the company’s popular lip balm caused blistering and other harsh reactions.
Uh oh. It seems our our blessed Church of Chipotle has gone astray and lost itself in the mire of legal entanglements. On January 8 the company was issued a lawsuit for apparently concealing “flawed quality controls to investors.”
Katrina Pierson is an impressive figure, if only for her ability to out-batshit her employer, Donald Trump. She serves as a campaign spokesperson and talking head, frequently appearing on cable news to offer summaries of Trump’s, discriminatory policy proposals and his general hardline xenophobia and bigotry—which…
French artist Orlan, who’s suing Lady Gaga for allegedly plagiarizing her style in the “Born This Way” video, is seeking to subpoena the pop star’s creative team.
As if The Big Bang Theory wasn’t sexy enough, things are really amped up over in sitcom land: a new lawsuit accuses the show of stealing the lyrics to the song “Soft Kitty” from a New Hampshire poet.
Nobody ruins the heated marble floors in Sharon Stone’s house and gets away with it, you hear me?! Nobody! Not me, not you, not Michael Douglas, and especially not Zuma Canyon Construction.
At a Friday press conference, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver threatened to sue the Democratic National Committee for withholding voter data from their campaign.