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Chicago Police Guilty of Covering Up Bartender Beating

Chicago Police Guilty of Covering Up Bartender Beating

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Police Department has been found guilty of covering up the beating of a female bartender by a city police officer, and was criticized for honoring a “code of silence” in which officers cover up for one a…

Papa John’s Customers Sue in Class Action over Text Spam

Papa John’s Customers Sue in Class Action over Text Spam

Hemant Chawla/The India Today Group/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — A group of Papa John’s customers have filed a class action lawsuit against the pizza corporation as well as a handful of Papa John’s franchisees for unsolicited text messages.U.S. District Co…

Carly Rae Jepsen Accused in Lawsuit of Ripping Off "Call Me Maybe"

Carly Rae Jepsen Accused in Lawsuit of Ripping Off "Call Me Maybe"

Chris Polk/Getty Images via ABC(NEW YORK) — A Ukrainian singer is calling Carly Rae Jepsen a thief.According to TMZ.com, the singer, known as Aza, is claiming in a new lawsuit that her song, “Hunky Santa,” was the inspiration for Carly&rsq…

Consumer Group Sues 7UP Makers for Antioxidant Claims

Consumer Group Sues 7UP Makers for Antioxidant Claims

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A consumer advocacy group is suing Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, the makers of 7UP, for marketing “nutritionally worthless” sodas as healthy, fruit-filled antioxidant drinks.In its recent ads, and on its website, the…

Man Sues Church After 600-Pound Cross Crushes Leg

Man Sues Church After 600-Pound Cross Crushes Leg

Richard Nebesky/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After Delia Jimenez was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008, her husband, David, often prayed before a large stone crucifix outside  St. Patrick’s Church in Newburgh, N.Y.&nbsp…

Sam Lutfi’s Case Against Spears Family Dismissed

Sam Lutfi’s Case Against Spears Family Dismissed

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Britney Spears and her parents have emerged victorious in a legal case brought against them by her purported ex-manager, Sam Lutfi.According to KABC-TV, a Los Angeles judge on Thursday determined there was insuffi…

Britney Spears’ Paparazzo Ex-Boyfriend Recounts Their Romance

Britney Spears’ Paparazzo Ex-Boyfriend Recounts Their Romance

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Britney Spears’ past came back to haunt her again Tuesday, as Adnan Ghalib, the paparazzo she once dated, recounted their romance and her downward spiral during 2008.Testifying in court as part of a suit bro…

Britney Spears’ Paparazzo Ex-Boyfriend Recounts Their Romance

Britney Spears’ Paparazzo Ex-Boyfriend Recounts Their Romance

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Britney Spears’ past came back to haunt her again Tuesday, as Adnan Ghalib, the paparazzo she once dated, recounted their romance and her downward spiral during 2008.Testifying in court as part of a suit bro…

Pedestrian Suing Russell Brand over Motoring Mishap

Pedestrian Suing Russell Brand over Motoring Mishap

Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — A man has filed suit against Russell Brand, claiming the comic was behind the wheel and driving negligently when he drove into him in Los Angeles. TMZ reports the incident reportedly took place back in January…

Hulk Hogan Settles Sex Tape Lawsuit Against Pal

Hulk Hogan Settles Sex Tape Lawsuit Against Pal

Ray Tamarra/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hulk Hogan has settled his lawsuit against friend and radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge — whose real name is Todd Clem — over a 2006 tape featuring the pro wrestler having sex with Clem’s ex-wife, Heather C…

CBS Sued over Concept for "The Talk"

CBS Sued over Concept for "The Talk"

James White/CBS via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — An author has sued CBS and Sony Television over the network’s daytime program The Talk, claiming she came up with the concept for the show.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Angela Wilder says she regi…

Britney Spears’ Ex-Manager Says Drugs Led to Her Meltdown

Britney Spears’ Ex-Manager Says Drugs Led to Her Meltdown

D Dipasupil/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Britney Spears’ well-publicized breakdown in which she shaved her head and accosted paparazzi with an umbrella was caused by drugs, according to an attorney for her former manager.“She liked to use amph…

Hamptons Landlord Accused of Spying on Family with Hidden Cameras

Hamptons Landlord Accused of Spying on Family with Hidden Cameras

Bruce Bennett/Michael Reynolds/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A New Jersey family who spent its summer vacation in New York’s East Hampton was shocked to find their luxury rental studded with hidden cameras, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.The…

ABC Wins "Bachelor" Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

ABC Wins "Bachelor" Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — ABC has prevailed in a class-action lawsuit brought by a group of Nashville residents who alleged the network’s Bachelor franchise discriminated against people of color.The lawsuit was led by Christopher John…

‘Popcorn Lung’ Couple Gets $20M Award, Files for Bankruptcy

‘Popcorn Lung’ Couple Gets $20M Award, Files for Bankruptcy

Ciaran Griffin/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Eric and Cassandra Peoples won a $20 million judgment. Now, they’re broke. The Joplin, Missouri, couple made national headlines when, in 2004, a jury awarded Eric $18 million and Cassandra $2 million, for what wer…

Meningitis Outbreak: Minnesota Woman Sues Pharmacy

Meningitis Outbreak: Minnesota Woman Sues Pharmacy

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(SHAKOPEE, Minn.) — A Minnesota woman is the first person to sue the compounding pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak that has claimed 14 lives.In a class action filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, Barb…

Man Sues Philly Strip Club for Bladder Rupture During Pole Dance

Man Sues Philly Strip Club for Bladder Rupture During Pole Dance

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — A bachelor party celebration at a Philadelphia strip club turned painfully dangerous for Patrick Gallagher, who says his bladder was ruptured while participating in a pole dance on stage.Gallagher, of Lansdale, P…

Aurora Theater Says It’s Not Liable for Colo. Shooter’s Rampage

Aurora Theater Says It’s Not Liable for Colo. Shooter’s Rampage

Thomas Cooper/Getty Images(AURORA, Colo.) — The movie theater chain sued by three moviegoers injured by a gunman in Aurora, Colo., has filed to dismiss the lawsuit, saying that it could not have foreseen the mass shooting that took place July 20.”It w…

Lawsuit Says Capital One Practices Illegal Debt Collection

Lawsuit Says Capital One Practices Illegal Debt Collection

Paul Taggart/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — According to a federal class action lawsuit filed in White Plains, N.Y., Capital One Bank and Cohen and Slamowitz, a law firm that represents it, “practice illegal credit and collection practices.”The …

Lawsuit Against John Travolta Dismissed

Lawsuit Against John Travolta Dismissed

Ryan Pierse/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A Los Angeles judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against John Travolta by an author who released a book alleging the actor engaged in sexual activities with other men in spas.Robert Randolph had stated in his su…

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