ARTICLES RELATING TO LAWSUITS

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.

Photographer wants big pay day in Justin Bieber lawsuit

2014-04-02 08:33

A photographer is seeking to boost the potential damages he could win from Justin Bieber in a lawsuit that accuses the singer and a bodyguard of assault.

A judge is allowing a lawsuit by Kanye West and Kim Kardashian over leaked proposal footage

2014-03-19 22:00

A lawsuit by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West over leaked footage of their marriage proposal can proceed because it does not violate the free speech rights of the co-founder of YouTube, a judge has ruled.

Officer sues over inappropriate remarks about Whitney Houston's body

2014-03-11 12:11

A Beverly Hills police sergeant is suing the city, claiming he faced retaliation after reporting that a detective made inappropriate remarks about Whitney Houston's body at her death scene.

YouTube ordered to take down anti-Muslim film

2014-02-27 19:00

A US appeals court has ordered YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violent riots in parts of the Middle East and death threats to the actors.

Tom Cruise lawyer dismisses 'bizarre' $1bn lawsuit

2014-02-06 13:05

A lawyer for Tom Cruise has poured scorn on a $1bn lawsuit alleging that filmmakers stole a screenwriter's work to create the latest Mission: Impossible film.

Desperate Housewives lawsuit reinstated

2014-01-30 21:00

A judge has reinstated a lawsuit by Nicollette Sheridan over her firing from Desperate Housewives.

Kanye coughs up cash for beating up random guy

2014-01-29 08:46

Kanye West has agreed to pay $250 000 to a man he allegedly beat up in the waiting room of a Beverley Hills chiropractor, celebrity website TMZ.com reported.

Judge rejects bid for new Michael Jackson trial

2014-01-14 19:00

A judge has rejected a bid by Michael Jackson's mother for a new trial in her lawsuit claiming the promoter of her son's ill-fated comeback concerts was negligent in his death.

Weinstein brothers sue Time Warner over The Hobbit films

2013-12-12 11:17

Movie producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein have sued Time Warner Inc for at least $75m over its decision to divide the screen adaptation of JRR Tolkien's book The Hobbit into three parts.

Nigella Lawson admits using cocaine and weed

2013-12-05 08:28

Nigella Lawson has admitted occasionally using cocaine and cannabis but dismissed claims she was a drug addict as an attempt by her ex-husband Charles Saatchi to "destroy" her.

Nigella Lawson to testify at trial of former assistants

2013-12-04 14:11

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson could face questions about alleged drug use when she appears as a witness at the fraud trial of her former personal assistants.

Toy company ends lawsuit over Beastie Boys parody

2013-11-28 19:00

A US toy company says it has removed its parody of a popular Beastie Boys song from a promotional video that went viral.

Spike Lee wants Zimmerman tweet lawsuit tossed out

2013-11-14 19:00

Director Spike Lee is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a Florida couple who say he mistakenly retweeted their address as the home of neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman.

Tom Cruise says he's close to daughter Suri despite work

2013-11-06 10:41

In a court filing to support his defamation lawsuit against a magazine publisher, Tom Cruise has said that he remains close to his daughter Suri despite his busy schedule.

Courtney Love sues her ex-attorney for ruining relationship with daughter

2013-11-02 11:00

Courtney Love claims her ex-attorney ruined her relationship with her daughter Frances Bean Cobain and has filed a lawsuit against her former lawyer Rhonda J Holmes.

LeAnn Rimes' invasion of privacy suit dismissed

2013-10-31 20:15

An invasion of privacy lawsuit that LeAnn Rimes filed against two Northern California women has been dismissed.

Quincy Jones sues Michael Jackson's estate

2013-10-26 11:27

Quincy Jones is suing Michael Jackson's estate claiming he is owed royalties on some of the superstar's hits and was improperly deprived of a producer credit on music used in the This Is It film.

Jackson family is 'still hurt'

2013-10-14 18:30

Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine Jackson is furious that Dr Conrad Murray is scheduled to be released from jail later this month, and says the family "still hurt".

Jackson estate sues over products in Japan

2013-10-09 09:09

Michael Jackson's estate is suing a man and three companies in Japan, alleging they are using the name and likeness of the late pop star on products without permission.

Jury reaches verdict in Michael Jackson lawsuit

2013-10-03 07:56

A California jury has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Michael Jackson's family seeking massive damages from tour promoter AEG Live over the pop legend's 2009 death.

Jury starts deliberations in Jackson death case

2013-09-27 11:42

A jury has started deliberations in a case claiming the promoter of Michael Jackson's comeback concerts was negligent in hiring the doctor who killed the superstar.

 

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.

Sandra Bullock's ex-husband sued by divorce lawyers

2014-04-03 19:00

Sandra Bullock's ex-husband is being sued by his former divorce lawyers, who claim he never paid them for representing him during his split from the actress.

Gossip website Gawker wants Quentin Tarantino lawsuit thrown out

2014-03-12 21:00

Gossip website Gawker has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Quentin Tarantino seeking at least $2m over the publication of a leaked screenplay.

Alanis Morissette claims her former housekeeper stole her pet dog

2014-03-06 14:44

Alanis Morissette and her husband have filed a lawsuit against Maria Garcia, claiming she has their pooch.

Lawyer files lawsuit over Wolf of Wall Street

2014-02-20 17:00

A lawyer who says he was defamed by his portrayal in The Wolf of Wall Street is asking for $25m in damages and the film removed from theatres.

Tom Cruise sued over Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol screenplay

2014-02-05 18:30

Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures are reportedly being sued by screenwriter Timothy Patrick McLanahan over the Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol screenplay.

Gawker: Tarantino leaked the script

2014-01-29 22:30

Gawker has responded to Quentin Tarantino's lawsuit regarding the publication of The Hateful Eight script, defending their actions.

Beastie Boys fire back over toy company parody

2013-12-13 20:00

The Beastie Boys are firing back after an Oakland toy company sued them over a video parody of their song Girls.

Nigella Lawson says she's 'honest and ashamed' over drug use

2013-12-07 08:00

Nigella Lawson has told a court she was "honest and ashamed" about her past drug use after admitting she had taken cocaine and cannabis.

Nigella Lawson says her ex-husband threatened to destroy her

2013-12-04 15:58

Nigella Lawson has told a court that her ex-husband Charles Saatchi threatened to destroy her if she did not clear his name after he was photographed holding her throat outside a restaurant.

Lindsay Lohan suing Grand Theft Auto V?

2013-12-02 22:30

Lindsay Lohan is allegedly planning to sue the makers of Grand Theft Auto V as she claims they created a character that looks like her without her permission.

Toy company sues Beastie Boys over Girls song

2013-11-27 15:33

A US toy company is fighting for its right to parody a popular Beastie Boys song.

Chris Brown countersues man over studio fight

2013-11-08 16:03

Chris Brown has countersued a man who accused the R&B star's entourage of attacking him outside a recording studio earlier this year.

Jackson family fear Conrad Murray's licence will be reinstated

2013-11-04 21:30

The Jackson family are allegedly afraid that Conrad Murray's medical licence could be reinstated because they believe he could harm someone else.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sue over leaked proposal video

2013-11-01 10:39

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are suing a co-founder of YouTube over a video of their marriage proposal that was posted online.

Marvin Gaye's children suing Robin Thicke over Blurred Lines

2013-10-31 18:00

Two of Marvin Gaye's children have sued Robin Thicke and his collaborators on the hit song Blurred Lines, accusing them of copyright infringement.

Lady Gaga and her ex-assistant settle lawsuit out of court

2013-10-22 16:02

Lady Gaga and a former personal assistant who sued her won't face off in a trial next month after settling their differences out of court.

Joan Rivers hit with mega lawsuit

2013-10-10 13:02

Comedian Joan Rivers, president of her NYC condo board, is being sued for $15m in a dispute involving a former downstairs neighbour.

Conrad Murray cried upon hearing trial verdict

2013-10-04 09:32

Conrad Murray - who is serving a jail sentence for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson - cried when he heard the news AEG Live were not liable for the singer's death in June 2009.

Debbie Rowe threatens to sue Michael Jackson's doctor

2013-09-27 18:30

Debbie Rowe has threatened to sue Michael Jackson's doctor over accusations she stole Demerol to feed the star's addiction to the prescription drug.

Lawyer: Jackson died from own bad choices

2013-09-26 09:35

Michael Jackson died because of his own bad choices involving the drug that killed him and the doctor who provided it, not because of anything done by AEG Live, a defence lawyer told jurors.

 
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