LAWSUITS

  • Kesha, producer trade lawsuits over abuse claims October 15, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer's claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse. Kesha's lawsuit filed in Los Angeles accuses hit-making producer Dr. Luke of raping her and subjecting her to other sexual...
  • White US woman sues over sperm from black donor October 3, 2014

    Cleveland: A woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended. The Ohio woman is seeking damages and wants to ensure the sperm bank doesn't make a similar mistake...
  • Katherine Heigl, Duane Reade end lawsuit over actress' photo August 28, 2014

    Reuters: Actress Katherine Heigl and Duane Reade have come to an agreement in a lawsuit accusing the New York pharmacy of improperly posting to its social media accounts a paparazzi photograph of her leaving one of its stores. A lawyer for Heigl, who starred in the film "Knocked Up" and television...
  • Italian man sues exwife for putting up decadeold honeymoon pictures on Facebook: report August 19, 2014

    An Italian man has won a lawsuit against his wife for uploading decadeold pictures of the two on honeymoon, to Facebook, according to a report in the Independent. The court ordered the woman to take the pictures off the popular social media site saying it breached his privacy. The woman said...
  • Google to pay $250 million to fight illegal online pharmacies August 9, 2014

    San Francisco: Google has agreed in a court settlement to spend at least $250 million over the next five years to help fight illegal online pharmacies selling to US customers, documents showed Friday. The US Internet search giant made the commitment in settling a lawsuit from shareholders alleging Google failed to...
  • Student files action lawsuit against Facebook August 3, 2014

    London: An Austrian law student has filed a class action lawsuit at a commercial court in Vienna against Facebook over privacy violations. Max Schrems wants to receive damages of 500 euros (Rs.41,000) per user for the violations by the social network, urging the 1.32 billion Facebook users to join him in...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: UCC can't be sued for plant contamination, says US court August 1, 2014

    In a major blow to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, a US court has ruled that the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant. Nongovernmental organisation EarthRights International had filed the lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on behalf...
  • US House approves lawsuit against Barack Obama July 31, 2014

    Washington: A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan on Wednesday to launch a campaignseason lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. Just a...
  • Chinese nature park owners sue Paramount over 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' scenes July 25, 2014

    Beijing: The owners of a Chinese nature park have filed a lawsuit against the makers of the latest Transformers film because it failed to include the park's logo, a court said on Friday. The Transformers films are wildly popular in China, and Chinese companies from milk producers to banks have flocked...
  • This is what nightmares are made of. Alabama man who went in for a circumcision is suing the hospital that amputated his penis July 25, 2014

    An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday. Johnny Lee Banks Jr., 56, said in a lawsuit filed in state court earlier this week that no one at the Princeton...
  • Golden Globe producers, organizers settle lawsuit July 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: The organization that puts on the Golden Globe Awards and the company that produces the telecast have resolved their longstanding court battle over rights to the show. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions announced Monday that the 2010 lawsuit has been settled. The terms were not...
  • Apple iPhone 'threat to national security': Chinese media July 12, 2014

    Beijing: A Chinese state broadcaster has accused US technology giant Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and timestamp a user's location. The "frequent locations" function, which can be switched on or off by users, could be used to gather "extremely sensitive data", and even state secrets,...
  • US man files lawsuit seeking $2 undecillion over dog bite May 19, 2014

    New York: A man in the US has filed a lawsuit over a dog bite, demanding what is believed to be the largest amount of compensation ever USD 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. Anton Purisima, 62, filed the handscribbled lawsuit in Manhattan federal court seeking the huge amount and, in turn, likely setting a...
  • Beats music service sued by former executive amid possible sale to Apple May 18, 2014

    New York: Beats Electronics, which is close to being sold to Apple Inc for $3.2 billion, has been sued by the founder of a music service Beats bought two years ago claiming he has been cheated out of his share of the company. David Hyman, the founder of the music subscription...
  • Selena Gomez to testify in paparazzo lawsuit against boyfriend Justin Bieber March 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Selena Gomez is reportedly going to testify in court in relation to a lawsuit launched by a paparazzo against her boyfriend Justin Bieber. The paparazzo said that the 'Come & Get It' singer was with Bieber during the alleged attack in 2012 and she was subpoenad in the...
  • Lawsuit filed in US court against Malaysia Airlines, Boeing March 26, 2014

    The Malaysia Airlines and Boeing are facing a "multi-million dollar" lawsuit in the US after a law firm sought documents related to possible design or mechanical defects that could have led to the crash of a flight carrying 239 people. The lawsuit was filed by Chicago-based Ribbeck Law Chartered on Tuesday...
  • Musician John Mayer sues watch broker for USD 700,000 for selling him fake Rolex watches March 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer John Mayer is suing a watch broker for USD 700,000 for allegedly getting sold Rolex watches containing fake parts. The 36-year-old singer filed a lawsuit against Robert Maron, the watch dealer to the stars who sold him USD 5,000,000 worth of timepieces. Mayer claims seven of them were designated...
  • Google, Viacom settle landmark YouTube lawsuit March 18, 2014

    New York: Google Inc (GOOG.O) has settled a landmark copyright lawsuit in which Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) accused the Internet search company of posting its programs on the YouTube video service without permission. The settlement ends seven years of litigation that drew wide attention from Hollywood, the music industry and Internet companies,...
  • Sonia Gandhi not to depose in human rights violation case: Attorney January 27, 2014

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi will not depose in US in a human rights violation lawsuit filed against her by a Sikh rights group, her attorney has said. Responding to a demand made by Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), Sonia's attorney Ravi Batra told that she will not depose in the case. SFJ's...
  • Tom Cruise drops defamation lawsuit against American magazine December 21, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise has avoided going to trial with owners at America's In Touch and Life and Style magazine after reaching a settlement over his $50 million defamation lawsuit. The 51yearold launched legal action against owners at Bauer Media Group in November over the magazines' 2012 suggestions that he...
  • Samsung loses bid to ban sales of Apple's iPhones, iPads in South Korea December 12, 2013

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday lost its bid to ban sales of Apple Inc's older iPhone and iPad in South Korea, as a court dismissed a lawsuit claiming the US firm had infringed three of Samsung's mobile patents. The lawsuit was part of the tech giants' global courtroom battle...
  • Indian techie files lawsuit against Bosch November 20, 2013

    An Indian techie has filed a lawsuit against Bosch, a German multinational engineering and electronics company, alleging that the firm compelled Indian employees in the US to pay their tax refunds back to it. In a lawsuit filed through national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann amp;amp; Bernstein, LLP ("Lieff Cabraser"),...
  • Tom Cruise files lawsuit against two magazines November 6, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise has filed a lawsuit against the publishers of Life and Style and In Touch magazines, defending his parenting skills, reports tmz.com. The $50 million defamation lawsuit targets Bauer Publishing Co.'s two magazines that published the headlines 'Suri in Tears: Abandoned by Her Dad' and 'Abandoned By...
  • US: Judge stops lawsuits against Detroit bankruptcy July 25, 2013

    Detroit: A federal judge agreed with Detroit today and stopped any lawsuits challenging the city's bankruptcy, declaring his courtroom the exclusive venue for legal action in the largest filing by a local government in US history. The decision by US Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes was a major victory for Detroit, especially...
  • Apple, Amazon end dispute over 'app store' name July 10, 2013

    New York: Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc have ended their lawsuit over who has the right to use the "app store" name, clearing the way for both companies to use it. US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California, on Tuesday ordered that the case be dismissed at the companies' request,...
  • Tom Cruise pays USD 50K a week for daughter Suri's safety June 30, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise reportedly pays $50,000aweek to bodyguards to protect his sevenyearold daughter Suri. One of the 'Oblivion' star's main reasons for hiring security is the constant paparazzi that follows Suri and his exwife, Katie Holmes, all the time. "Tom is always surrounded by two rings of plainclothed security agents....
  • New York: Police sued over surveillance of Muslims June 19, 2013

    New York: The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the New York Police Department over its surveillance of Muslim communities, accusing the police of trampling on religious freedoms and constitutional guarantees of equality. The surveillance by the NYPD's intelligence division has extended beyond New York City's...
  • US Senator calls for lawsuit over government surveillance June 14, 2013

    Washington: Republican Senator Rand Paul on Thursday encouraged Americans to be part of a classaction lawsuit against the US government for its vast domestic surveillance program his latest salvo against the Obama administration's national security measures. Paul, a Tea Party favorite who is seen as a contender for the 2016 presidential...
  • Kardashians forced to change beauty brand name after lawsuit May 11, 2013

    Los Angeles: Kardashian sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe were forced to rename their beauty brand after losing a year long trademark battle with a Florida based cosmetics company Kroma. The Kardashian sisters changed the name of their makeup line from Khroma Beauty to Kardashian Beauty, reported New York Daily news. The Kardashians'...
  • Fragrance company files a lawsuit against Selena Gomez April 27, 2013

    Los Angeles: Fragrance company Adrenalina Inc. has filed a lawsuit against singer Selena Gomez for not binding to her contract. Adrenalina Inc. claims Gomez had signed a deal with the company in 2011. The deal gave them allowance to develop fragrance products using her name. However, Gomez and her agent reportedly ended...