Although he has portrayed a wide range of characters that have highlighted his acting talents, Hugh Grant is refusing to allow certain newspaper outlets from tapping into his private life off screen. In a recent lawsuit filed by the actor, Grant’s legal counsel disparages the journalism tactics that incorporate the invasion of privacy of phone correspondence, breaking and entering, and car bugging. According to Grant’s claim, these methods were specifically utilized by the newspaper the Sun in crafting gossip articles. The essential claim in the case centers on the misuse of private information, gathered unlawfully and at the very least, unethically. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
A 2017 copyright lawsuit in reference to Taylor Swift’s popular hit “Shake It Off” is going back down to the US District Court level for further proceedings. Songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler sued Swift for her lyric “players gonna play…haters gonna hate.” According to Hall and Butler’s claim, Swift allegedly stole the line from a 2001 song they wrote entitled “Playas Gon’ Play” for the music group 3LW. When the 2017 lawsuit was dismissed, a judge ruled that the original 2001 lyric was “too brief, unoriginal, and uncreative to warrant protection under the Copyright Act.” A recent panel of three judges, however, disagreed with that reasoning, and were in favor of the plaintiffs’ appeal. Continue reading
The world of bitcoin and cryptocurrency is very… well, cryptic. The exchanging of “internet money” with fluid values that rise and fall is reminiscent of the stock market, without any government regulation. As more people learn what crypto is and how it works, there are going to be players that become the gold standard in the space. Unfortunately, there are also going be people who can find ways to profit from it. With no one to regulate what goes on, would it be possible for a “CEO” from a crypto startup to steal money from his own clients? This is the latest issue with the most popular cryptocurrency exchange platform, Coinbase, which is being sued after they failed to raise alarms about a money laundering scheme. The case is now going to a jury trial after the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal in district court. Read more
You don’t need to be Pro Life to see that Kermit Gosnell was committing murder at his abortion clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gosnell, now stands on trial for cutting the spines of over a 100 newborns, killing his patient Karnamaya Mongar in a faulty abortion, and abusing the dosages of prescription painkillers.