Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are back in the spotlight, this time due to a recent lawsuit they may be facing. Former interns are suing the twins, one alleging that she was over worked with no pay. The interns worked for the celebs company Dualstar Entertainment Group. The lawsuit contends that the past interns were entitled to minimum wage at the least.
A settlement over the infamous Delorean used to time travel in the 1985 film “Back to the Future” has stalled in court. In 2014, the widow of automaker John DeLorean sued a Texas company she said has been illegally using the DeLorean name. The DMC-12, known simply as “the DeLorean” was driven by Michael J. Fox in the movie and has since gained a cult following. The suit alleges that DMC of Texas has been illegally using the DeLorean name to sell hats, pens, notebooks, key chains and other items, and has illegally licensed the name and images to other companies including Nike, Mattel, Urban Outfitters and Apple. The company has never been formally affiliated with the one DeLorean started.
The saga of deflated footballs and a certain A-list quarterback have not left headlines since the winter of 2014. Now, months later, we are all following the twists and turns of the story, including NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s attempt to keep Tom Brady off the field in September. This seemed to be the final straw for Brady and Patriots Owner Robert Kraft to fire back at Goodell and the NFL, opting for a New York courtroom over the sunny, green fields of Foxborough, MA. There are several undertones here, including the NFL Players Association’s potential second thoughts about granting Goodell his current power, plus the Commissioner’s personal relationship with Kraft. How did letting air out of a football lead to a corporate showdown and legal dispute, centered around a high profile athlete? Read more
Over the past few months, copyright infringement has been at the forefront of a group if individuals minds involved in multiple Lawsuits pertaining to pop artists Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams. After releasing a single, the pop icons experienced a large amount of media backlash. Fans were concerned that the message behind the music video demonstrated a lack of respect toward woman, objectifying them in a suggestive manner.
Everyone has been woken up by a clap of thunder, loud noise or dog bark; but little did we know that a dog’s bark were grounds for a lawsuit. Woodrow Thompson, a local Seattle, Washington homeowner, recently sued his neighbors and their dog Cawper for $500,000. In the suit, Thompson claims “profound emotional distress”, in which he outlined in a 36-page manifesto. Thompson’s complaint suggests Cawper is capable of barking at 128 decibels through double pane windows. According to Purdue University research, that would mean Cawper is louder than a chainsaw, a clap of thunder and just a hair quieter than the takeoff of a military jet.