Category Archives: Settlements

As Plane as Day

Undesirable traveling

The holiday season typically welcomes the tradition of visiting with family and friends, which often requires travel by car, train, bus, or airplane.  The latter option yields particularly high volumes of passengers around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.  Although airlines appear to execute efficient effort to avoid delays and accommodate customers, one airline has developed a reputation for a reason some may not expect.  Two lawsuits entered against American Airlines involve the treatment of underaged children.  While one was settled, the other was recently filed.

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Dispute Closes Curtain

Theater argument

Standing at 527 North Grand Boulevard in the Grand Center neighborhood of St. Louis, the Fox Theatre has maintained its status and prestige as a city landmark, earning the moniker, the “Fabulous Fox.”  Despite its well renowned history, preservation, and extended use, in 2021, the Fox Theatre became the subject of a land dispute lawsuit involving two parties who claimed ownership of the property.  Given the interesting arrangement of existing ownership percentages, it is arguably natural or at least expected that a legal disagreement would develop.  In the two years since its filing, however, the lawsuit has been settled.   Continue reading

Boat Case Fares Well

Case cruises to an end

In the few short months following the guilty verdict of accused murderer, Alex Murdaugh, various financial and legal details have continued to resurface, leaving onlookers to question or assess the arguably ugly past of the prominent South Carolina family.  Serving two consecutive life sentences, Murdaugh was entrapped in various legal woes that contributed to his debt and the subsequent alleged motivation behind his accused lethal actions in 2021, which left both his wife and son slain.  One of the stronger theories of Murdaugh’s intent to kill focuses on his inability to pay his various financial misdeeds, including damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Continue reading

Dispute Comes Full Circle

The right in copyright

Moments before trial was recently scheduled to take place, the parties associated in a songwriting copyright lawsuit reached a settlement.  Austin Post, who is more recognized by his stage name, Post Malone, was sued in 2020 following a disagreement with Tyler Armes.  Due to his apparent guitar chord contribution to the song “Circles,” Armes claimed that he should have been paid specific royalties.  According to his argument, Armes contends that he was presented with the contract to receive five percent of the song’s royalties, however, once he began negotiations to increase that percentage, the offer was rescinded.  Continue reading

Pumped for a Settlement

Costly accusations

The accusations against film producer, Randall Emmett, are not only damaging but are also potentially costly.  With the recent season 10 premiere of reality show, Vanderpump Rules, the gravity of numerous allegations presented against Emmett has resurfaced.  In this first episode, Lala Kent, the former fiancé of the defendant, who also serves as one of the show’s frontrunners, recounts an LA Times article from mid-2022 that chronicles a list of lawsuits against her ex.  The various claims include trading sexual favors for acting roles, engaging in illegal drug sales, and attempting to cover up his actions through non-disclosure agreements and settlements. Continue reading