Seeking a Win in NY

Take a seat

As fans anticipate the National Football League (NFL) Draft this week, the news of a lawsuit filed by one football fan may further peek their interest. The plaintiff’s claim focuses on the realization that the New York Jets and the New York Giants do not, in fact, host home games in New York, but rather, are based out of East Rutherford, NJ. MetLife Stadium serves as the home field to both teams; however, the location of the stadium contradicts the geography of the teams’ representation. While it is widely known that both teams practice and play in New Jersey, a New York City resident has initiated a class action lawsuit, accusing the teams of illegally profiting from the New York name. Read more

Defamation Heard in Court

Suing exes

Following a 2018 opinion piece, which was published as an op-ed in the Washington Post, Johnny Depp has filed a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Within the past week, Depp has taken the stand in a Fairfax County, Virginia court to recount his past relationship with Heard and to defend his character. His ex-wife, to whom he was married from 2015 to 2016, has reportedly smeared Depp’s name, alleging domestic abuse during the course of their relatively short marriage. In response to this supposed defamation, Depp is asking for $50 million. Read more

Full Courthouse Block

Media halted

Following the tragic death of a sitcom and comedic legend, the family of Bob Saget has filed a lawsuit to stop the public release of the investigation records. Since his passing, which was confirmed on January 9, 2022, it has been revealed that the late actor, 65, died from head trauma. According to the chief medical examiners for Orange and Osceola counties in Florida, the cause of death was an accident and there were no signs of foul play or drug use. Hours before his death, Saget performed a comedy show at Ponte Vedra. Read more

No Stunts in the Courtroom

Movie delayed

A superior court judge has granted Bam Margera the approval to continue his lawsuit against Paramount Pictures, Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, and Spike Jonze. The lawsuit, which was filed in August 2021, may potentially delay the release of Jackass Forever, the fourth movie in the painfully hilarious stunt franchise. Initially set to hit theaters on February 4, the movie has already been subjected to interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Margera is alleging that he was illegally fired from participating in the movie and was treated poorly in relation to a required wellness program. Read more

Can’t Shake This Lawsuit

Copyright issue

After achieving a dismissal in a copyright lawsuit, which alleged a similarity of lyrics between her song and the 2001 3LW song, ‘Playas Gon’ Play,’ Taylor Swift now must stand trial.  The plaintiffs in the original case appealed the dismissal; and a three-judge panel ordered for the case to be reconsidered at the district court level in October 2019.  Earlier this month, in the United States District Court of the Central District of California, Swift was denied a second dismissal.  The judge who denied the dismissal reasoned that a trial would help to provide clarity on the true similarities between ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Playas Gon’ Play.’  Swift’s legal team, however, challenges the argument that there are significant resemblances. Read more