Legal Issues

Royal Rumors – Windsors Create Perfect Firestorm Around the World

May 26th, 2014 10:17am EDT
Prince Charles
The House of Windsor is at it again! Prince Charles and the Cambridges have yet again caused a flurry of scandal and additional work for royal courtiers. Prince Charles has caused a perfect diplomatic storm when he recently compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, due to President Putin’s recent territorial annexation of the Ukraine to Russia! Meanwhile, Duchess Kate of Cambridge has been facing trepidation over the knowledge that a photo of her bare buttocks is at the moment subject to a bidding war between private buyers! The alleged photo is of Kate’s bare bottom is fro...
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Led Zeppelin Sued Over 'Stairway To Heaven' Writing Credit

May 21st, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Led Zeppelin Sued Over 'Stairway To Heaven' Writing Credit
A lawyer representing late Spirit guitarist Randy California is suing Led Zeppelin over a songwriting credit.

Attorney Francis Alexander Molofiy is hoping to delay the release of the rock group's upcoming remastered "IV" album unless California is properly credited in the liner notes as a co-writer of the band's classic hit "Stairway To Heaven."

Zep guitarist Jimmy Page has been hard at work putting together remastered editions of the band' studio albums, beginning with Led Zeppelin I-III, which will hit stores and online retailers June 3.

Molofiy claims that the opening guitar riff to S...
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Actor Michael Jace Charged With Homicide After Shooting Wife During Domestic Dispute

May 20th, 2014 3:01pm EDT
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Actor Michael Jace has been charged with murder after shooting his wife April, 40, on Monday night at his family's Hyde Park, California, home.

Jace, 51, called 911 to report the shooting and admitted to pulling the trigger. "I shot my wife," he told police, according to TMZ.com.

The former The Shield remained on the phone with the 911 operator until police arrived, after which he was taken into custody for questioning and later charged with homicide. He is currently being held on $1 million bond.

TMZ also reports that Jace shot his wife shortly after she arrived home with their two youn...
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Jason Patric Wins Appeal In Child Custody Case

May 15th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Jason Patric Wins Appeal In Child Custody Case
Actor Jason Patric has won the latest battle in his bid for custody of his biological son Gus. Over the past year, he and his ex Danielle Schreiber have been fighting over the boy.

Gus was born through artificial insemination, and Schrieber claims that Patric was nothing more than a sperm donor.

Last year, a judge refused Patric's bid for parental rights, ruling that because the actor had donated his sperm to someone who wasn't his wife he had no claim of custody. California law supported her actions because there was no written agreement establishing parental rights prior to conception.
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Chris Brown Counter Sues Basketball Player For Extortion

May 14th, 2014 7:30pm EDT
Chris Brown Counter Sues Basketball Player For Extortion
Chris Brown has responded to a pick-up basketball player's lawsuit with one of his own, claiming the man tried to extort him for cash.

Malcolm Ausbon sued brown following a basketball game at an L.A. Gym, alleging Brown snapped and attacked him. He claims the singer claimed to be the member of the infamous Bloods gang and hit him several times while Brown's associates helped.

TMZ reports Brown is counter suing because the man knew he wasn't the culprit, but later sent a letter insinuating a quiet payoff would make the problem go away. Brown says the man's lawyer sent this in a latter: "Mr...
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LAPD Investigates Justin Bieber For Attempted Robbery

May 14th, 2014 10:47am EDT
LAPD Investigates Justin Bieber For Attempted Robbery
Don't attempt to take a photo of Justin Bieber while he's playing minigolf because he might take your cell phone and make your 13-year-old daughter cry.

The pop star was hanging out at Sherman Oaks Castle Park in Los Angeles, Calif., on Monday when a woman he thought was taking photos of him on her cell phone made him angry.

According to TMZ.com, the singer reportedly "ripped it out of her hands" and began "wrestling" over the phone. However, he wasn't able to access the images because it was locked. He demanded she unlock the phone and prove she didn't take any photos of him, which she d...
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Driver's Widow In Paul Walker Car Crash Sues Porche

May 13th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
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The widow of Roger Rodas, who was driving the Porsche that killed him and actor Paul Walker last year, is suing the car company over claims that a faulty part contributed to the pair's death.

Rodas was driving a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT on Nov. 30, 2013, when he hit a tree. The vehicle burst into flames, and both he and Walker died instantly. Speed was cited as the lone reason for the fatal crash after investigators found no sign of mechanical fault. Rodas was reportedly driving between 81 and 94 mph in a 45-mph zone.

According to TMZ.com, Kristine Rodas filed papers with the L.A. County S...
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Lindsay Lohan Swears She Had Miscarriage In Court Papers

May 12th, 2014 10:00pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan Swears She Had Miscarriage In Court Papers
Lindsay Lohan has sworn under penalty of perjury she had a miscarriage, according to court documents related to a lawsuit against her.

Lohan was sued for $5 million over a clothing deal that failed when Lohan's reputation took a hit. D.N.A.M. Apparel Industries, who Lohan sued for stiffing her licensing feeds, countersued on the grounds her public drinking and drug problems led to a failed deal. D.N.A.M. claims retailers refused to buy their clothing due to their connection with the troubled actress.

Lindsay was given time to recover from rehab before responding to the countersuit – but n...
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Judge Sentences Chris Brown To Additional Jail Time, Therapy & Random Drug Testing

May 10th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
Chris Brown
A judge has sentenced singer Chris Brown to a year behind bars. The R&B star admitted to violating his probation in court on Friday, stemming from his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. He violated his probation by getting into a fight outside a hotel in Washington, D.C. in October.

According to TMZ.com, the judge gave Brown credit for the 116 days he spent in rehab, where he received court-ordered treatment for anger management, as well as 59 days he has already spent in jail this year. He must now serve the remaining 131 days of his one-year sentence.

Brown could have received up ...
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Russell Brand Wins Lawsuit Against 'The Sun'

May 8th, 2014 5:33pm EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand has won a lawsuit against The Sun for a story claiming he was cheating on his girlfriend Jemima Khan with model Sophie Coady.

According to the BBC, Brand's lawyer John Kelly said the comedian immediately contacted The Sun to inform them their claims were false, but the tabloid refused to remove the story. "The claimant's distress was increased as a result of the defendant's initial refusal to remove the article from the newspaper's website, or to withdraw the allegations and publish an apology," the lawyer claimed.

Brand lashed out at the paper soon after the story was publi...
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