Tag: lawsuit

Not So Sweet Fantasy: Mariah Carey’s Former Assistant Claims She Was Held Down and Peed on at Work

Photo: Getty Images for iHeartMedia The ongoing legal battle between Mariah Carey and her former assistant, Lianna Shakhnazaryan, has gotten exponentially messier. As in, strap yourself in and have a napkin (or three) to wipe your brow-type messy. We’ll warn you now: allegedly, there’s pee involved. Earlier this week, Carey sued Shakhnazaryan, also known as […]

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‘She’s Black. I Hate That’: Dance Coach Told Student Her Skin Was ‘Too Dark,’ Suit Claims

Photo: iStock Before reading this any further, allow me to inform you that this is not one of those cases that can be whitesplained away by people who purchase their motor oil and clothing from the same place. It wasn’t a “simple misunderstanding.” These people were not “set in their ways.” These were old-school, “we […]

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Oh, Na-Na, What’s Her Name: Rihanna Sues Her Father Over Unauthorized Solicitation  

Rihanna speaks during her Fenty Beauty talk in collaboration with Sephora, for the launch of her new Stunna Lip paint ‘Uninvited’ on September 29, 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Photo: Mark Ganzon (Getty Images for Fenty Beauty) Rihanna is poppin’. With Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty thriving, as well as the high anticipation for […]

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Candace Owens Came for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Quickly Realized She Wasn’t Ready

Turning Point USA communications director Candace Owens looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump addresses young black conservative leaders from across the country as part of the 2018 Young Black Leadership Summit at White House on October 26, 2018 in Washington, DC.Photo: Pete Marovich (Getty Images) Candace Owens is unremarkable. In fact, she’s known for […]

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Ram and Jeep EcoDiesel Owners Stand to Earn a Nice Little Bonus in Fiat Chrysler Settlement: Report

As we told you yesterday, a settlement in Fiat Chrysler’s diesel quandary could come any day. Today, we’re telling you it could come, well, today. According to sources who spoke to the New York Times, FCA plans to settle a 2017 Justice Department lawsuit by making a collection of 104,000 trucks and SUVs greener, while […]

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Long-awaited Qualcomm antitrust trial begins, probing key cellular patent practices

(Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case accusing Qualcomm of abusing a monopoly on mobile chip technology is expected to head to the courtroom on Friday for a trial whose outcome could have a major impact on the smartphone industry. If the government prevails in the non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Lucy […]

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Will Show Up in Your Hood but Not to His Show: Sued Over Canceled Performance

Photo: Bob Levey (Getty Images) Embattled Muppet Baby 6ix9ine is getting some new additions to his growing list of legal issues—this time for canceling a performance a half hour before it was to begin, probably to go do hoodrat shit with his friends. According to TMZ, promoters who booked 6ix9ine for an unofficial Howard homecoming […]

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Thanks to Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Visitors Went ‘Apeshit’ at the Louvre in 2018—But a Fan Cries Foul

“Apeshit” – The CartersScreenshot: Beyoncé (Vevo) Come through, cultural influence! The Louvre may have already been the most popular museum in the world, but thanks to two of the most popular entertainers in the world (and one of the most powerful couples), the famed French museum broke a new record in 2018. According to The […]

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Apple’s silence on AirPower wireless charging might be delaying lawsuits

Obituaries circulated for Apple’s AirPower soon after Apple removed the accessory from its web site, and justifiably so. Originally promised for 2018, the wireless charging mat certainly wasn’t the first Apple product to miss its expected release date, but as a general statement, Apple explains and reschedules troubled products rather than making them disappear and […]

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Kendrick Lamar and SZA Settle Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over Black Panther Music Video 

“All The Star”Screenshot: Kendrick Lamar (YouTube) Just in time for the Grammys… Black Panther earworm, “All The Stars” from Kendrick Lamar & SZA is having a good year, having just secured Grammy nominations. But a serious lawsuit hanging over their heads likely tainted things a bit. 2019 Grammys: Kendrick Lamar Leads With All the Nominations  […]

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White Supremacist Troll Forced to Publicly Apologize to Black Student He Harassed

Taylor DumpsonScreenshot: YouTube (TedX) A racist internet troll has settled a lawsuit filed by American University’s first black student body president after he helped a white supremacist website launch a vicious campaign of harassment and racial threats. The Associated Press reports that Evan James McCarty has agreed to submit to “anti-hate training,” as well as […]

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Charter settles New York internet suit with record fine and Spectrum refunds

New York regulators made national headlines in July by threatening to boot internet provider Charter out of the state for failing to deliver promised service to customers. Now Charter is settling at least part of the dispute with New York by agreeing to pay a record $174 million fine — the largest consumer payment by an […]

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Lawsuit Alleges iPhone 8 Plus Comes with Higher-Quality Display Than iPhone X

A new lawsuit has been filed against Apple for misleading consumers about the screen size of the iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. The suit has been filed in the US District Court of Northern California, with the plaintiffs alleging that Apple’s “all screen” marketing about the iPhone X display is false and […]

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Rapper 2 Milly Sues Epic Games For Stealing His Dance

2 Milly from his music video for “Milly Rock.”Screenshot: YouTube Rapper 2 Milly is suing the maker of Fortnite, Epic Games, for selling his signature “Milly Rock” dance as an emote called “Swipe It.” Pierce Bainbridge, the law firm representing 2 Milly, filed the complaint in the Central District Court of California today, accusing Epic […]

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Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Display and Performance Issues Due to Lack of Dust Filters in iMacs and MacBooks

Law firm Hagens Berman has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple in Northern California claiming the company sells MacBooks with Retina Display and iMac without the necessary dust filters that slows down their performance over time and causes permanent screen smudges. The lawsuit alleges that Apple does not install dust filters in the air […]

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Riot Games gets hit with gender discrimination lawsuit

Riot Games is facing a class action lawsuit for gender discrimination at the publisher of League of Legends, one of the biggest games in the world and a leading esport. Kotaku reported the lawsuit first, which comes three months after it posted an investigation about the sexist culture at Riot Games. I’ve asked Riot Games […]

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‘Sis Said No’: Tracy Chapman Sues Nicki Minaj for Using Unauthorized Sample

(l-r) Nicki Minaj attends the Oscar De La Renta front Row during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 11, 2018 in New York City; Tracy Chapman attends the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Dinner on April 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows), Jerod […]

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Denver’s Debtors’ Prison? ACLU Files Lawsuit Against City for Outrageous Bail Bond Fees

iStock In a righteous blow to the prison industrial complex’s enduring grab for funds from already cash-strapped communities, the American Civil Liberties Union has brought a lawsuit against the city of Denver for what it terms illegal jail bond fees. The lawsuit reportedly began when a Denver man committed a petty crime by breaking a […]

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