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Family of Man Who Died in Jail After Misdemeanor Arrest Settles for $620K

The family of a Washington man who died in a Snohomish County jail after being fed foods that the jail should have known he was allergic to have settled their lawsuit against the county.

Newswire: The copyright on the “Happy Birthday” song may finally be coming to an end

Since 2013, Good Morning To You Productions has been working on a documentary about the “Happy Birthday” song and its complicated origin. As part of the project, the production company filed a lawsuit against Warner/Chappell—which holds...Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Clueless Lawyer Threatens Press, Says It's Ok To Rape Your Spouse

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the absolute ridiculousness of Donald Trump's "lawsuit" against Univision, which made some bizarre claims about the First Amendment and defamation that clearly did not apply. While there may be a legitimate...Show More Summary

NFL seeks “confirmation of arbitration award” in New York

What began with a 243-page report has culminated, for now, in a four-page lawsuit. The short and simple complaint filed Tuesday by the NFL against the NFL Players Association in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York specifically seeks pre-emptive confirmation of the arbitration award reflected in Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision…

Conan O'Brien is being sued for allegedly stealing jokes from Twitter

A San Diego man has filed a lawsuit against Conan O'Brien, TBS and others on the comedian's team for allegedly violating copyright on four jokes. According to a complaint filed on July 22 in California federal court by Robert Kaseberg, the jokes were posted on a personal blog and on Twitter before making it into O'Brien's late night show monologue. Show More Summary

Lawsuit Accuses Conan of Stealing Jokes

A lawsuit has been filed against Conan O’Brien, TBS and members of the Conan team alleging copyright violation on four jokes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The complaint, filed in a California federal court, alleges that jokes about Tom Brady,...

Cal Supreme Court Lets Cosby Sexual Assault Suit Move Forward

The California Supreme Court ruled against comedian, Jello-spokesperson, and alleged serial sexual offender Bill Cosby last Wednesday. The court rejected Cosby's attempt to block a sexual battery lawsuit by Judy Huth. Huth's lawsuit alleges that the comedian molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15 years......

North Dakota Attorney Contradicts Himself In Argument Against Common Core Lawsuit

Back in June a group of opponents of the controversial Common Core standards, a group including state Rep. Bob Skarphol (R-Tioga), filed a lawsuit arguing that the State of North Dakota entered into an unconstitutional interstate compact when it embraced the policy. Interstate compacts are allowed by the states, but must be ratified by Congress,...

UBS Too Dirty To Sue Billionaire Offshore Tax Cheat, Judge Rules

Decision comes in malicious prosecution lawsuit the bank and UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld had brought against real estate developer Igor Olenicoff.  

Sony Settles Piracy Lawsuit With Russia’s Facebook

Sony Music has settled its lawsuit against Russian social networking site VKontakte, which it accused of facilitating mass-piracy. No further details of the agreement were revealed, but according to sources the social network will soon start to monetize its own music service. Show More Summary

FL: Lyft Lawsuit in Tampa Says Drivers Are Employees

July 27--TAMPA -- A Riverview man has filed what he hopes will be a nationwide class action suit against ride-hailing company Lyft Inc., alleging Lyft designates its drivers as independent contractors instead of employees to avoid paying...Show More Summary

Comedy writer files lawsuit against Conan O'Brien, claiming joke theft

Freelance comedy writer Robert Alexander Kaseberg has filed a lawsuit that accuses Conan O'Brien — host of the TBS talk show Conan — of stealing jokes that Kaseberg posted on Twitter and his personal blog. The complaint, filed July 22...Show More Summary

Christian Man Files Lawsuit Against Ford After Motor Company Fires Him for Saying Homosexuality Is 'Immoral'

Thomas Banks, a contract engineer from Ypsilanti, Michigan, is suing Ford Motor Company for a wrongful termination in August 2014 after he made comments critical of homosexuality.

This JZ might end up with some “Dead Presidents”: CHD interviews former LMU player Jon Ziri about the EA video game settlement

On July 16th US District Judge Claudia Wilken approved a $60 million settlement for college football and basketball players regarding a class-action lawsuit that was filed against the NCAA and video game maker Electronic Arts.  The plaintiffs...Show More Summary

“Jdate Sues Competitor Jewish Dating App For Using The Letter ‘J'”

“Jdate’s parent company, Spark Networks, discreetly filed a lawsuit late last year against Jswipe, the ‘Tinder for Jews’ dating app, claiming intellectual property over the letter “J” within the Jewish dating scene (the company refers to the branding as the ‘J-family’). Show More Summary

Setback for man suing over wrongful conviction in Lake Co. rape case

A judge has thrown out the bulk of an exonerated man's lawsuit against Waukegan police and experts who testified at his trial, dealing a loss to a man who spent 20 years in prison for rape before DNA evidence indicating his innocence spurred his release.

Chris Christie Sued for $4 Billion Over Missed Pension Payments

Three of the largest unions responsible with providing pensions to retired New Jersey State workers have filed a lawsuit against Governor Chris Christie.

Court tosses apartheid lawsuit against Ford

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The automaker had been accused of providing specialized vehicles to South African police.

Non-Sequiturs: 07.27.15

Conan O’Brien faces a new lawsuit alleging that he stole jokes from a Twitter user’s feed. Meanwhile, Conan mulls suit against Tinder for ripping off Pimpbot 5000 character. [The Hollywood Reporter] Snoop blames racial profiling for his arrest on suspicion of marijuana possession in Sweden. Others say it’s “celebrity profiling,” suggesting that racial […]

Lawsuit: Texas Denies Birth Certificates to U.S. Citizens With Undocumented Parents

A group of Texas parents say the state has wrongfully denied their children birth certificates and therefore discriminated against those kids because of their parents' immigration status. Image: Shutterstock The post Lawsuit: Texas Denies Birth Certificates to U.S. Citizens With Undocumented Parents appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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