New Zealand party told to pay for Eminem rip-off

2017-10-25 14:17

A court has ordered New Zealand's main conservative political party to pay Eminem's publisher $415 000 for breaching copyright by using a song too similar to Lose Yourself.

Judge tosses DJ's suit against Taylor Swift in groping trial

2017-08-12 08:38

A judge has thrown out a Denver radio host's case against Taylor Swift in their duelling lawsuits over whether he groped her during a backstage meet-and-greet.

Jury: Michael Jackson estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4m

2017-07-27 10:06

A jury has found that Michael Jackson's estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4m in royalties and production fees from Billie Jean, Thriller and more of the superstar's biggest hits.

Phosa donates spy case money to Cape Town storm victims

2017-06-15 10:46

Former ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa has kept his word to donate part of the money he received from Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza to charitable causes.

Farmer reaches settlement with marathon runner he shot

2017-05-11 22:19

A Mpumalanga farmer has reached a settlement with a marathon athlete after he shot him in the neck on Christmas Eve in 2001.

Mabuza’s R10m defamation claim against Phosa dismissed

2017-05-05 12:28

The defamation case against former ANC treasurer general and businessman Mathews Phosa has failed.

Alanis Morissette's ex-manager gets 6 years for stealing $7m

2017-05-04 11:54

A business manager who stole more than $7m from Alanis Morissette and others has been sentenced to six years in federal prison and ordered to pay $8.6m in restitution.

Copyright lawsuit over Ed Sheeran hit Photograph settled

2017-04-12 14:57

A copyright infringement lawsuit over Ed Sheeran's hit Photograph has been settled.

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.


Taylor Swift being sued for 'stealing' lyrics to Shake It Off

2017-09-19 13:10

Two songwriters are claiming that Taylor Swift stole lyrics from their 2001 song for Shake It Off.

Kanye West sues insurer for $10m over cancelled tour

2017-08-02 08:54

Kanye West has filed a lawsuit against Lloyd's for $10m, alleging the insurer is refusing to pay claims stemming from the cancellation of his tour following a reported mental breakdown.

Oscar-winning actress sues network over portrayal in TV series

2017-07-01 20:00

Hollywood great Olivia de Havilland is launching her own sequel to the TV series Feud with a lawsuit.

Lawsuit: Fyre music festival was more 'Hunger Games' than Coachella

2017-05-23 10:08

Litigation is piling up like bonfire kindling against organisers of the Fyre Festival that flamed out in a fiasco.

Diddy sued by ex-chef over sex party meals

2017-05-10 13:46

Rap mogul Diddy has been sued by a personal chef who says she worked long hours without extra pay and was made uneasy by serving meals after sex parties.

New Zealand campaign had concerns using Eminem-like song

2017-05-04 12:34

The campaign manager for New Zealand's National Party during the 2014 election says she raised concerns about using a song that sounded similar to Eminem's Lose Yourself.

High Court to hear former KZN judge president lawsuit

2017-04-28 09:31

The gloves will come off in the Durban High Court trial in which former KwaZulu-Natal Judge President Chiman Patel is suing the state for as much as R3m for malicious prosecution.

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.

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