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UK Tory MP who helped kill Legal Aid is wiped out by defending himself against sexual assault claim

5 minutes agoOdd : Boing Boing

Alan sez, "At least he's got the sense to own up and say he's sorry. Nigel Evans used to be in Parliament.

Earnings Comments On Bank Of America

By John M. Mason: The number one job of Brian Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer of Bank of America Corp. (BAC), is to get the past behind him. "Under Mr. Moynihan, BofA has focused on putting its large legal settlements behind it as it tries to remover litigation uncertainty for investors," writes Camilla Hall in the Financial Times. Show More Summary

Bryan Singer Allegedly Accused Of Sexually Abusing A 17-Year-Old Boy

Bryan Singer has never been particularly open about his personal life, but sadly, it?s now the subject of one of the saddest and most shocking lawsuits Hollywood has seen in decades. In explosive legal paperwork, the Usual Suspects and...Show More Summary

Facebook Post Spells Legal Trouble for Russian Charity

Romanenko reported that no less than the governor of Vologodsk had filed a complaint against him with the local prosecutor's office because of the jocular post.

Drake Sued for Sampling

Sampling is a huge part of hip hop, but unfortunately Drake got into a little legal trouble over using a clip of an old jazz tune. The estate of Jimmy Smith is suing the "Started From the Bottom" singer for using "Jimmy Smith Rap" at...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift Makes A Surprise Appearance At A Fan’s Bridal Shower: Watch The Adorable Video

No wonder Taylor Swift‘s mega-loyal fans do wacky things like buy physical copies of her albums and legally download her songs. The Red diva has got their back. Take long-time Swiftie Gena Gabrielle. She invited the country-pop superstar to her bridal shower on a whim, and was visibly amazed when Tay actually turned up. There’s so much... More »

Is Our Bank Of America Stock Price Headed Back To Single Digits?

By Don Dion: HUGE Q1 Loss by Bank Of America With its mortgage business in decline and after paying $6 billion in legal fees and fines, Bank of America (BAC), the second biggest lender in the nation, has a huge first quarter loss. After shares plummeted 2.9% in trading, the bank reported a loss of $276 million. Show More Summary

Louisiana Republicans Getting Set to Make the Bible the Official State Book

Road sign via Shutterstock Meanwhile in Louisiana, Republican lawmakers are getting set to make the official state book the Bible. Which would, of course, be unquestionably unconstitutional, and would face legal challenges and be inevitably struck down, wasting who knows how much state money in the process. The party of fiscal responsibility! ...

Obama Lied About Obamacare, Now Wants Political Lying To Be Legal

SUMMARY: Obamacare fails to come close to meeting candidate Obama's promises: Mr. Obama never even tried to fulfill on them; he was opposed to them. Obama now openly supports legalizing lying during political campaigns. A Gallup poll...Show More Summary

'Scandal's' Columbus Short: Wife alleges murder-suicide threat

Weeks after turning himself in on an arrest warrant stemming from an early March bar fight, "Scandal" star Columbus Short is facing more legal issues.TMZ reports that Short's wife, Tuere Short, has filed for divorce and gotten a restraining order against him. Show More Summary

Will Arnett Files for Divorce from Amy Poehler

This is not a trick, Michael -- "Arrested Development" star Will Arnett has officially filed for divorce from Amy Poehler... nearly two years after the couple separated.According to People, Arnett wants joint legal and physical custody of their two…

Samsung Saw Opportunity in Steve Jobs' Death, Emails Reveal

It's not a smoking gun in legal terms, but a series of emails that leaked out of the ongoing Apple v. Samsung trial Wednesday certainly didn't show the South Korean tech giant in the best possible moral light The email thread between several Samsung executives begins on October 4, 2011, the day Apple launched the iPhone 4S. Show More Summary

Photos Of Gay Couples Kissing In Churches Gets NYC Show After Vatican Disapproval

8 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

When Rome’s Galleria L'Opera tried to artist Gonzalo Orquin’s photographs of gay, lesbian and straight couples kissing in Rome’s Catholic churches, the Vatican threatened legal action and had the showing stopped (the opera cited “security reasons”). But it looks like...

New York City Reverses: Allows Churches to Use Public School Buildings

Churches across New York City were celebrating last weekend. Not only because it was Palm Sunday, but because, after a 19-year legal battle, they were allowed to stay in the rented public school buildings where they meet. Even though the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the city’s right to ban religious services in […]

India Officially Recognizes Transgender People as 'Third Gender'

Yesterday India's Supreme Court legally recognized the country's neither male or female third gender, and declared them entitled to the same education, jobs, and driver's licenses as those who identify as male or female. To Western eyes, this ruling is unprecedented given the same court's recent outlawing of homosexuality. Read more...

Declining catch rates in Caribbean green turtle fishery may be result of overfishing

A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua's legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Florida. read more

The Unusual Way This 4/20 Will Shape the Future of Marijuana Legalization

This April 20th will have a real impact on the future of marijuana legalization in the United States, and it has nothing to do with the pro-pot celebration taking place that day. At issue is the Alaska marijuana legalization initiative. Currently it is set to appear on the primary ballot this August 19th, but under [...]

Head of the Home School Legal Defense Association Blasts Doug Phillips' Biblical Patriarchy Practices

Michael Farris, the chairman and cofounder of the Home School Legal Defense Association, has criticized the biblical patriarchy beliefs of his former HSLDA colleague and Vision Forum founder, Doug Phillips, and said he regrets not speaking out against him sooner.

Legal battles shook Titanfall dev Respawn, report says

10 hours agoEntertainment / Video Games : CVG

The Final Hours of Titanfall offers inside look at studio. The legal battle between Activision, EA, and Respawn Entertainment's co-founders cast a long shadow on Titanfall's development, according to a new report.Click here to read the full article

Adorable German Shepherd Summoned For Jury Duty In NJ

As anyone who has seen the Pauly Shore documentary Jury Duty knows, our legal system can sure be a strange beast. Sometimes people die to get out of jury duty, sometimes they fake being racist, and sometimes sometimes very good dogs are called in to serve their country. Show More Summary

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