The arc of Lenny “Nails” Dykstra’s life is like a roller coaster. Well at least that first part of the rollercoaster where you go up a huge hill, reach the top, and then speedily plummet to the bottom. Lenny’s hit so rock-bottom that recently a NY Judge ruled he is “libel-proof.” That is, his public… Continue reading Say What You Want About Lenny Dykstra . . . . I Mean It, NY Ct. Rules You Can’t Defame Him.
Kathleen McLaughlin, the ex-wife of convicted Subway pitchman Jared Fogle filed a lawsuit Monday in Indiana State Court contending she would never have married Fogle if the company had reported his sexual interest in children. The suit alleges that Subway’s parent company was warned about Fogle’s behavior at least three times but did not report… Continue reading Jared’s Ex-Wife Sues Subway for Not Telling Her He Was a Pedophile
A lawsuit brought against Starbucks in Federal Court in California over the amount of liquid in their iced drinks has been dismissed by the court as baseless. A plaintiff claiming to be a Starbucks consumer brought a class action lawsuit against the coffee giant alleging that its iced drinks contain less liquid in it than… Continue reading Judge Dismisses Suit Against Starbucks Over Iced Drinks
So apparently social media app Snapchat seems to have a knack for getting into trouble. First, teens and pre-teens loved the app as a vehicle to send nude photos because the pictures supposedly disappeared soon after sending them. But capturing a screenshot of your phone saved the pics forever and soon enough people were sharing… Continue reading Snapchat Sued Over Speed Filter After User Crashed at 107MPH
Yesterday a federal jury awarded the Estate of Marvin Gaye $7.3 Million finding that the Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, songwriters of the hit song “Blurred Lines,” had infringed on the Marvin Gaye song “Got to Give it Up.” Even though the judge rejected the Gaye family’s most dangerous argument – – that a song’s… Continue reading “Blurred Lines” Verdict Will Blur the Lines of Copyright For Years To Come
This week, Andrew Robert Rector filed a lawsuit through his lawyer, Valentine Okwara, in Bronx Supreme Court against the New York Yankees, Major League Baseball, ESPN and two of its announcers – John Kruk and Dan Shulman. The suit alleges defamation and infliction of emotional distress after a clip of Rector sleeping during the April 13… Continue reading Sleeping Fan’s Junk Lawsuit Against Yankees and ESPN Must Be Dealt With Swiftly
Like everyone else in the country I can’t help but be fascinated and overloaded with Charlie Sheen. Its “All Charlie, All the time.” But there was nothing for me to blog about because it was not really law-related. But CBS’ recent decision to fire him from his maddeningly popular show “Two and Half Men” bring… Continue reading Why Sheen Will Be “Winning” the CBS Lawsuit