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Eleven Chicago Cops Sue City, Accusing Rahm Emanuel of Discrimination

Eleven Chicago Cops Sue City, Accusing Rahm Emanuel of Discrimination

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is named in a federal lawsuit from 11 of the city’s police officers, alleging that the mayor unlawfully removed them from his security detail when he took office in 2011.The officers…

Joe Jackson Drops Conrad Murray Lawsuit

Joe Jackson Drops Conrad Murray Lawsuit

David McNew-Pool/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Michael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, has dropped a wrongful death lawsuit he filed against Conrad Murray, the jailed doctor who was convicted in the King of Pop’s death.A request for dismissal was g…

Parents Sue After Daughter Dies in Hawaii Jet Ski Crash

Parents Sue After Daughter Dies in Hawaii Jet Ski Crash

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(HONOLULU) — The parents of a California teenager who died on vacation in Hawaii when her jet ski was struck by another being operated by an Australian tourist are suing that tourist.Kristen Fonseca, 16, was jet skiing on Au…

Chris Brown, Drake Sued for $16 Million Over Club Brawl

Chris Brown, Drake Sued for $16 Million Over Club Brawl

Shareif Ziyadat/Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Chris Brown and Drake have been slapped with a $16 million lawsuit following their alleged brawl at New York City nightclub W.i.P on June 14.In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, E…

Model Says Volvo Made Her Look Like an Escort in Ad

Model Says Volvo Made Her Look Like an Escort in Ad

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A model has sued Volvo for its use of her photo in print and Internet ads, alleging that the Sweden-based car maker made her look like a Swedish escort, according to court documents.Carolyn Giles, 30, says a p…

Lockheed Martin, Boeing Settle F-22 Fighter Wrongful Death Suit

Lockheed Martin, Boeing Settle F-22 Fighter Wrongful Death Suit

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kasey Close(NEW YORK) — Defense contracting giants Lockheed Martin and Boeing have settled a wrongful death lawsuit leveled against them by the widow of an F-22 fighter pilot killed in a crash shortly after his plane…

Judge Tosses Disabled Woman’s Lawsuit Against Johnny Depp

Judge Tosses Disabled Woman’s Lawsuit Against Johnny Depp

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) — A lawsuit filed in April that claimed Johnny Depp’s bodyguards roughed up a disabled woman at an Iggy Pop concert in Los Angeles last December has been dismissed.
TMZ.com reports a woman named Robin Eckert sued th…

Parents of Passenger Sue Jackass Star Ryan Dunn’s Estate

Parents of Passenger Sue Jackass Star Ryan Dunn’s Estate

J. Strauss/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — The parents of Zachary Hartwell, the passenger who died along with Jackass star Ryan Dunn in a 2011 high-speed car crash in Pennsylvania, are suing Dunn’s estate and the bar where Dunn had been drinking before the cras…

73-Year-Old Director Alleges 27-Year-Old Dancer Used Him for Money

73-Year-Old Director Alleges 27-Year-Old Dancer Used Him for Money

Patrick McMullan | Teatro de gli Incamminati(NEW YORK) — Prominent Italian theater director Antonio Calenda, 73, and 27-year-old model and dancer Natasha Diamond-Walker, are no longer in a relationship. The pair have split up after a year and a half o…

Rights Owner to "Invasion of the Saucer-Men" Claims Alien Ripped-Off

Rights Owner to "Invasion of the Saucer-Men" Claims Alien Ripped-Off

Scott Burroughs(NEW YORK) — A California woman has filed a lawsuit against A.V.E.L.A. Inc accusing the company of selling unauthorized merchandise based on Invasion of the Saucer-Men, a 1957 science fiction cult classic film.The lawsuit filed by Susan…

Apple v. Samsung Trial Begins with Jury Selection

Apple v. Samsung Trial Begins with Jury Selection

Hemera/Thinkstock(SAN JOSE, Calif.) –The long-anticipated Apple v. Samsung trial kicked off Monday morning with jury selection in San Jose, Calif.With U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh presiding, prospective jurors were asked if they had any ties to App…

Three Teens Sue BackPage.com over Sex Trafficking

Three Teens Sue BackPage.com over Sex Trafficking

Filephoto. Comstock/Thinkstock(TACOMA, Wash.) — Three Washington teenagers have filed a personal injury lawsuit against the classified ad website Backpage.com, alleging that the site allowed them to be forced into prostitution for the company’s own f…

Kevin Costner Sues Producers of His 1991 Film "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"

Kevin Costner Sues Producers of His 1991 Film "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"

Charley Gallay/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Academy Award winner Kevin Costner has filed a suit against the production company of his own movie, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, claiming it reneged on its obligation to pay him his share of revenue from the …

Kirstie Alley Weight-Loss Products Can’t Dance, Suit Claims

Kirstie Alley Weight-Loss Products Can’t Dance, Suit Claims

Donna Ward/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kirstie Alley might dance with the stars, but her weight-loss products deserve a “1″ from the judges, a new lawsuit claims.The class-action lawsuit was filed against the former Cheers actress and Organic…

Lawsuit Filed Against Colorado Theater, Warner Bros., James Holmes’ Docs

Lawsuit Filed Against Colorado Theater, Warner Bros., James Holmes’ Docs

Thomas Cooper/Getty Images(AURORA, Colo.) — The first lawsuit stemming from last week’s shooting spree at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 dead and 58 wounded was filed Tuesday by a friend of one of those killed.According to Torrence Brown…

Report: Kirstie Alley Sued for Allegedly Lying About Weight-Loss Product

Report: Kirstie Alley Sued for Allegedly Lying About Weight-Loss Product

Donna Ward/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Kirstie Alley is being sued by a woman from California, who claims the star lied about her weight loss while promoting a slimming product, reports TMZ.The suit alleges that the weight loss product Organic Liaison…

Sacha Baron Cohen Settles ‘Terrorist’ Lawsuit

Sacha Baron Cohen Settles ‘Terrorist’ Lawsuit

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — A Palestinian man who sued Sacha Baron Cohen and others after he was labeled a terrorist in the comic actor’s 2009 movie Bruno, has settled his $110 million lawsuit, the New York Post reports.Ayman Abu…

Family of Slain Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki Sues Leon Panetta, David Petraeus

Family of Slain Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki Sues Leon Panetta, David Petraeus

Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The family of an al Qaeda member is suing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and CIA Director David Petraeus for the drone attack that killed Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen last year.O…

DCCC Reviewing Sheldon Adelson’s Lawsuit Threat

DCCC Reviewing Sheldon Adelson’s Lawsuit Threat

Jerome Favre/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Las Vegas Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson has threatened to sue the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) if it does not immediately retract and apologize for what Adelson’s l…

Obama Campaign Sues to Extend Ohio Early Voting

Obama Campaign Sues to Extend Ohio Early Voting

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — President Obama’s re-election campaign has filed suit in federal court to block a Republican-sponsored Ohio law that mandates that early, in-person voting end a full three days before Election Day this fa…

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