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Kim Kardashian Sues Old Navy Over Lookalike in Ads

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Kim Kardashian wants Old Navy to stop using a lookalike to advertise its clothing. The reality show starlet and model on Wednesday sued the clothing store and its parent company, The Gap Inc., in a Los Angeles federal court alleging their ads violated her publicity rights with ads...

Massachusetts Judge Dismisses Winklevoss Lawsuit Against Facebook

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal judge in Boston has dismissed a lawsuit a gainst Facebook filed by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Harvard classmates of CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Winklevoss twins' claim that Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook from them got the full Hollywood treatment last year in the...

Joe Pesci Sues Over Gotti Biopic Role; Claims Disputed

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Joe Pesci claims the makers of a biopic on the Gotti family have made him an offer he can refuse a lesser part in the movie and a $2 million salary cut. The actor sued Fiore Films on Wednesday, seeking the $3 million he said he was promised to play. . . . Full version available to...

Studio Sues Pair Over Leaked 'Twilight' Images

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The makers of the "Twilight" movies have sued two people they claim are responsible for leaking images of unfinished scenes from the series finale "Breaking Dawn." A lawsuit filed Monday by Summit Entertainment in federal court in Los Angeles accuses Daiana and...

Lil Wayne Sued For $15 Million Over Song 'Bedrock'

NEW YORK - (AP) Rapper Lil Wayne faces a $15 million legal battle over allegations he stole the hit song "Bedrock." Georgia-based production company Done Deal Enterprises is suing Wayne, Universal Music Group, Cash Money Records and Young Money Entertainment for copyright infringement. Lawyers...

Border Gun Shop Owners Sue Over New Requirement

PHOENIX - (AP) Gun store owners in states along the U.S.-Mexico border sued the acting director of the federal agency that oversees firearms to halt a new requirement that they alert authorities if someone buys multiple high-powered rifles in a five-day span. The requirement, which goes into effect....

ACLU Sues Feds For Shackling Immigrant Detainees

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups have filed a lawsuit i n San Francisco federal court seeking to stop a practice in which alleged illegal immigrants are shackled at the feet, waist and wrists while appearing in immigration court. The groups allege in the suit filed...

Losing The 'Empty Chair' At Trial

It has become common practice in multi-party toxic tort litigation for co-defendants to avoid taking potshots at each other during discovery or at trial. Pursuant to this reasoning, if the defendants point fingers at each other, it will only inure to plaintiff's benefit. Therefore, it may be preferable...