Next Stop: Supreme Court

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In case you haven’t already heard the latest legal nail-biter to hit the dockets in Los Angeles, look no further: Sprinkles Cupcakes, the California cupcake retailer catering to Hollywood’s elite, has filed a federal lawsuit against its competitor, Famous Cupcakes, for “stealing its trademarked ‘Modern Dot’ cupcake design to lure away clientele.” Sprinkles is claiming that Famous Cupcakes has incorporated …

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Hollywood Paws: Almost Famous

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Hollywood was shaken to its core yesterday when, after two years of protracted litigation, a judge finally ruled that “Hollywood Paws,” an animal training academy and agency that “provides the tools and knowledge necessary to help animal actors and studio trainers become working professionals in the animal acting industry,” wasn’t to blame for the fact that its clients haven’t quite …

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Hands Off the Pony

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Can’t a nice lady just massage a horse for a few bucks without having to sue someone for the right to do it? If you’re Mercedes Clemens, the answer, apparently, is “no.” Clemens, a certified massage therapist for humans, is claiming that the state of Maryland is “keeping her from her first love [of] massaging horses,” telling her that state …

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Even Worse Than Being Mauled by a Preacher Lady

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Shocking though it may be to process, recent reports are confirming that not all evangelist preacher types are the selfless vessels of love they purport to be. Recent court documents have reported that Victoria Osteen, “co-pastor” and wife of super megachurch evangelist Joel Osteen, is being sued by a Continental Airlines flight attendant for an air rage episode that took …

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Fight That Fight, Sweetie

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If recent reports in the legal media are to be believed, it’s safe to assume that lady lawyer Catriona Collins doesn’t mind being called a lot of things, but she absolutely draws the line at “sweet.” In a sex discrimination law suit that Collins filed in New York against her former firm, she alleged that the firm’s managing partner, Martin …

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Quit While You’re Ahead

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Continuing the long tradition of revered Olympians who seem to spend more time on the tabloid stands than on the medal stands, Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou is now suing the International Olympic Committee for failing to pass her a gold medal won by disgraced athlete Marion Jones in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Thanou won the silver medal in the 100 …

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Wesley Snipes: Attorneys’ Fees Should Be the Least of Your Worries

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Wesley Snipes just can’t catch a break these days. On top of being handed a three-year prison sentence earlier this year for willfully failing to file his income taxes, the actor is now being told that he must reimburse the government about $217,000 for prosecution costs related to his conviction. Snipes, who is in the process of appealing his prison …

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Ed McMahon: Next Time, Get a Retainer

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Just when your feelings about Ed McMahon couldn’t get any more confusing, the media is reporting that two New York law firms have brought suit against the former late-night sidekick for over a quarter of a million bucks he allegedly owes them for handling his daughter’s divorce. This news rounds out a generally unpleasant quarter for McMahon, who recently admitted …

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AutoAdmit: Play to Win

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Sources are reporting that one year after an unprecedented federal lawsuit targeting comment trolls on the college-admissions website AutoAdmit.com was filed, a whole lot of nothing has happened. The AutoAdmit controversy began in 2005 when two female law students were the target of bilious and harassing threads on the site which sported messages such as “Women named Hillary and Jill …

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