ARTICLES RELATING TO LAWSUITS

Mahumapelo defamation case withdrawn - business forum

2017-03-14 16:49

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has withdrawn his application for an interdict against the province's business forum.

Shakira and Carlos Vives reject plagiarism allegations

2017-03-07 12:56

Colombian singers Shakira and Carlos Vives have rejected allegations made by a Cuban-born singer and producer that they had plagiarised in their award-winning hit La Bicicleta.

Trollip defamation case against ex-ANC councillor postponed

2017-02-14 17:02

A defamation case brought by DA chairperson and Mayor Athol Trollip against a former ANC councillor in Nelson Mandela Bay has been postponed in the Grahamstown High Court.

Paul McCartney sues to take back Beatles catalogue

2017-01-19 11:39

Paul McCartney has filed a lawsuit to secure the copyright to the Beatles back catalogue in a case that could have wide ramifications for the music industry.

The 13 women who could testify to Cosby's 'signature' acts

2016-11-01 16:00

Prosecutors preparing for Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial hope to call 13 of about 60 accusers to show just that.

Dr Luke files new lawsuit against Kesha's mother

2016-09-13 22:00

Dr Luke has filed a new libel lawsuit against Kesha's mother Pebe Sebert after she "continued to publicly defame" him.

Madonna and Guy Ritchie settle custody battle out of court

2016-09-08 08:50

Madonna and Guy Ritchie have settled their custody battle over their son Rocco Ritchie, TMZ reports.

Another landlord comes forward claiming Tyga owes $186k

2016-08-24 09:27

Tyga's former landlord says he owes $186 275 after reportedly trashing a rented retail space.

Ed Sheeran accused of copying Marvin Gaye song

2016-08-10 14:08

Ed Sheeran has been hit with a second lawsuit in as many months, this time accused of copying elements of Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On hit.

Hayden Panettiere caught in unpaid bills lawsuit

2016-07-22 09:25

Hayden Panettiere is fighting back against a dog sitter who has sued her for unpaid bills, insisting the woman gave her pets away.

 

Facebook doesn't understand German, at least not in court

2017-03-07 13:22

A German lawsuit over a photo showing a Syrian refugee with Chancellor Angela Merkel has put Facebook hate-speech policies under scrutiny.

Shakira sued for plagiarism

2017-03-06 06:01

A Cuban singer and music producer has filed a plagiarism lawsuit against pop stars Shakira and Carlos Vives for allegedly copying his work.

Marlon Wayans cleared in 'groundbreaking' race lawsuit

2017-02-10 15:08

Marlon Wayans was cleared f racially harassing a fellow African American actor.

Porsche wins hedge fund lawsuit

2016-12-23 18:01

Porsche has won a key legal victory in its effort to end years of litigation stemming from a failed attempt to take full control of Volkswagen in 2008.

Shailene Woodley's trial date moved

2016-10-25 14:38

Shailene Woodley will go on trial for criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot in January 2017.

Cliff Richard faces fresh sex abuse allegations

2016-09-10 14:00

The decision not to prosecute Sir Cliff Richard over sex abuse claims has been challenged by a second alleged victim.

Appeal seeks to overturn Blurred Lines copyright verdict

2016-08-25 09:35

Attorneys for Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are asking an appellate court to overturn a copyright infringement verdict against them over the 2013 hit song Blurred Lines.

Tyga settles the legal dispute with his landlord to avoid jail

2016-08-12 09:00

Tyga has settled a dispute over money owed at a Malibu property, the landlord's attorney said, clearing the way for the musician's arrest warrant to be revoked.

Appeal filed in copyright case of Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven

2016-07-28 15:11

Lawyers have appealed a jury decision that cleared Led Zeppelin of accusations it lifted a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental for its classic rock anthem Stairway to Heaven.

Cliff Richard sues BBC, police over sex abuse raid footage

2016-07-11 07:45

Veteran British pop star Cliff Richard confirmed he will sue the BBC and the police after a raid on his home was broadcast live on TV.

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