ARTICLES RELATING TO LAWSUITS

Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for millions

2014-08-20 18:00

The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star.

Ne-Yo sues accountant for $8m

2014-08-01 12:49

Ne-Yo is suing his former accountant Kevin Foster for $8m, claiming he discovered instances of "self-dealing and inappropriate conduct".

David Hasselhoff sued for breach of contract

2014-07-16 03:00

David Hasselhoff is being sued for breach of contract over a documentary about the Berlin Wall.

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino sued by his own lawyer

2014-07-11 08:39

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino is being sued by his lawyer over unpaid legal fees dating between 2009 and 2013.

John Wayne heirs sue university over the name Duke

2014-07-10 12:22

John Wayne's heirs are taking Duke University to court to assert the family's right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the late movie star's nickname, Duke.

Mission: Impossible lawsuit dropped

2014-07-08 09:48

A judge has dismissed a copyright infringement case against Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures over the screenplay for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

Lindsay Lohan sues over Grand Theft Auto V game

2014-07-03 21:00

Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the Grand Theft Auto video games, saying they used her image and created a character based on her without her permission.

Bryan Singer accuser drops second lawsuit

2014-06-26 18:00

A former aspiring actor and model who has accused several entertainment industry figures of child sex abuse has withdrawn another federal lawsuit.

Verdict upheld against Girls Gone Wild founder

2014-06-24 19:00

An appeals court upheld a $19m judgment against Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis in a slander case.

US court parks 'living in a car' law

2014-06-20 14:22

'People living in their vehicles are one of the great unidentified homeless groups.' A US appeal court has struck down a law.

Judge tosses copyright lawsuit against Lady Gaga

2014-06-19 18:00

A federal judge has dismissed a copyright lawsuit against Lady Gaga filed by a Chicago songwriter who accused her of stealing parts of one of her songs.

Lawsuit looms over Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven

2014-05-21 14:01

A lawyer in Philadelphia is gearing up to sue Led Zeppelin for allegedly pilfering another band's music when it composed and recorded its 1971 classic Stairway to Heaven.

Lindsay Lohan wins $150 000 in court case

2014-05-21 08:42

Lindsay Lohan has been awarded $150 000 in a legal case between her 6126 clothing label and D.N.A.M. Apparel Industries, which had licensed the brand overseas.

Oprah Winfrey sued by nuclear physicist over a plot of land

2014-05-16 13:01

An 86-year-old nuclear physicist has filed a legal complaint against Oprah Winfrey in a dispute over a plot of land the TV star purchased and the effect it's had on public access.

Model files $11m lawsuit against 50 Cent

2014-04-25 12:53

50 Cent has been hit with an $11m lawsuit from a model who has accused him of ruining her career.

Quentin Tarantino's Gawker lawsuit dismissed

2014-04-24 18:30

Quentin Tarantino's Gawker lawsuit has been dismissed since the judge believes he "fails to allege" particular details to support his claim.

Bob Dylan hate charge dismissed in France

2014-04-16 14:38

A Paris court has dismissed a case against Bob Dylan on charges of incitement to hatred filed after he was quoted allegedly comparing Croats to Nazis, his lawyer said.

50 Cent loses lawsuit against headphones company

2014-04-09 18:00

50 Cent has lost a lawsuit against headphones company Sleek who has sued him for $16.1m.

 

Drunk CNN TV reporter sued for biting rage

2014-08-06 10:13

CNN is being sued for $1m after CNN International (DStv 401) correspondent Arwa Damon allegedly attacked medics at the American embassy in Baghdad.

Lawyers for Bryan Singer sex-abuse accuser want out

2014-07-30 17:00

Lawyers for a former child model accusing X-Men director Bryan Singer of sex abuse want off the case after three suits were dropped.

e.tv fined for showing male stripper with a boner

2014-07-29 10:30

e.tv has been fined R10 000 by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa for broadcasting "distasteful" programming.

Golden Globe producers settle lawsuit

2014-07-15 23:00

The organisation that puts on the Golden Globe Awards and the company that produces the telecast have resolved their long-standing court battle over rights to the show.

Michael Jackson documentary in fresh legal row

2014-07-11 01:00

A company making a Michael Jackson documentary is seeking an injunction against the late star's estate after alleging they have tried to block the sale and release of the film.

Second Chinese company plans to sue over Transformers

2014-07-08 18:00

A second Chinese company has said it will sue the producers of Transformers: Age of Extinction for breach of contract..

Bryan Singer moves to dismiss sexual abuse lawsuit

2014-07-04 15:00

Director Bryan Singer has asked a court to dismiss a sexual abuse lawsuit filed against him by an unnamed British actor, who claims he was abused by Singer at the age of 17.

Katy Perry being sued by Christian rappers over hit song Dark Horse

2014-07-03 14:20

Katy Perry is being sued by Christian hip-hop star Flame and three other rappers for allegedly ripping off the award-winning gospel song Joyful Noise for her hit track Dark Horse.

TV exec sues over withdrawn child sex abuse case

2014-06-30 15:00

A former network TV executive is suing a man who recently withdrew a lawsuit that accused the executive of sexual abuse years ago.

Justin Bieber sued for allegedly crashing into photographer

2014-06-26 17:00

Justin Bieber is being sued for allegedly crashing into photographer Walter Lee as he was taking pictures of the singer in West Hollywood last year.

Chinese company sets aside Transformer dispute

2014-06-24 18:00

A Beijing property developer and Paramount Pictures said that they have smoothed out a dispute over the new Transformer movie and it will be released in China as scheduled.

US court parks 'living in a car' law

2014-06-20 09:34

'People living in their vehicles are one of the great unidentified homeless groups.' A US appeal court has struck down a law that bars people from living in a parked vehicle.

Music company loses rights to Bob Marley songs

2014-06-05 13:32

A music company has lost a court battle in Britain to retain the lucrative rights over 13 songs by Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley, including his hit No Woman, No Cry.

Author sues Warner Bros over Gravity profits

2014-05-03 11:00

Author Tess Gerritsen is suing the studio behind the hit film Gravity, claiming it is based on one of her novels.

X-Men director slams sex abuse claims and says he will not attend the launch of his new film

2014-04-25 09:58

Bryan Singer has said he will not help promote the release of his latest X-Men blockbuster next month, to keep the launch free of distraction by sex abuse claims against him.

Salma Hayek could be sued for fatal crash?

2014-04-23 17:08

Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault could reportedly be sued by the family of a man killed in a car crash involving her brother, Sami Hayek, in February.

Michael Jackson's mom to pay promoter $800 000

2014-04-15 09:25

Michael Jackson's 83-year-old mother Katherine has agreed to pay over $800 000 to tour promoters AEG Live for costs incurred to defend a failed lawsuit she brought.

Quentin Tarantino lawsuit gets January 2015 court date

2014-04-07 19:00

Quentin Tarantino and Gawker will go head-to-head in court on 27 January 2015 in the filmmaker's contribution to a copyright infringement court case against the website.

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