Tag Archives: Lawsuits

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Academy of Motion Pictures Suing Gift Bag Company

Oscars organization says company offering $200,000 swag bag is infringing on trademark

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Distinctive…

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FCC and Charter Face $10 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Suit alleges civil rights violations and calls Charter CEO 'a blatant racist'

FCC and Charter Communications are being sued for $10 billion in federal court by Byron…

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[WATCH] Family Settles $5.3 Million Lawsuit in Fatal Shooting Involving Police Officer

Unarmed black man killed during traffic stop; compensation includes college tuition for his children

The family of deceased Samuel DuBose has settled its lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati…

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Nestle Bid to Throw Out Child Slavery Lawsuit Rejected

Plaintiffs allege being fed scraps, not getting wages, and getting whipped

The three plaintiffs filed the class action suit in 2005, alleging they had been trafficked…

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Rosa Parks’ Family Loses Legal Battle With Target

Big-box retailer was accused of violating the Civil Rights icon's name and likeness

On Monday, Jan. 4, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals got to review the dismissal…

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Camille Cosby Will Not Be Deposed in Case Against Husband

Emergency motion to stay the deposition by accusers' lawyers was allowed

Camille Cosby will not be deposed Wednesday in a case of defamation by seven accusers…

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RushCard Faces Class Action Lawsuits

Russell Simmons tells HipHop DX that the RushCard debacle was devastating

A look at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website shows three cases…

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Black Entrepreneurs File Lawsuits Against Mercantile Bank Corp

Business owners cite discriminatory lending practices

Entrepreneurs in the suit say Mercantile sought to increase minority lending but took a “zero…

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Sean Penn Has Words for Lee Daniels Portraying Him as a Woman Beater

Recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter has 'Empire' creator in hot water

Actor Sean Penn is going toe-to-toe with Lee Daniels, alleging that the ‘Empire’ creator defamed…

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$6.4 Million: Baltimore Reaches Settlement with Freddie Gray Family

Deal must still be approved by the city’s Board of Estimates

Freddie Gray’s family set to get $6.4 million in death settlement, however, the deal must…

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Federal Judge Re-Opens Byron Allen Suit Against Time Warner and Comcast

Plaintiffs have until Sep. 21 to file amended complaint

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks Inc. and the National Association of African-American Owned Media have…

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$40 Million Secret? Michael Jordan’s Nike Endorsement Details Revealed

Superstar baller's attorneys detail how much he earned in lawsuit against grocery chain

A court case has exposed what is being touted as one of Nike’s biggest kept…

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Regulators: Driver’s Fatigue Caused Crash That Injured Tracy Morgan

Kevin Roper was awake 28 consecutive hours before the crash

As federal investigation continues, details surrounding car accident that injured Tracy Morgan and killed fellow…

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The Real Cookie Lyon? Detroit Woman Suing ‘Empire’ Creators for $300 Million

The character made popular by Taraji P. Henson may have come from a book

A Detroit woman says her life story has uncanny similarities to ‘Empire’ character Cookie Lyon,…

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Sandra Bland’s Family Suing Texas State Trooper and Law Enforcement Officials

Seeking answers after death cited as suicide, case set for civil litigation

Sandra Bland’s family seeks more answers after her death while in police custody July 13,…

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Tracy Morgan Crash Settlement: James McNair’s Children Get $10 Million

Family of deceased comedian to get lifetime annuity payments

Reports indicate that Jamel McNair, 26, and Denita McNair, 19, will allocate the funds via…

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$7.4 Million Judgment: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Lose Case in Marvin Gaye Suit

'Blurred Lines' at center of infringement; Clifford "TI" Harris found harmless in case

A jury ruled in favor of Marvin Gaye’s family in a copyright infringement case against…

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Denver Jury Grants Nearly $15 Million to Workers in Racial Discrimination Case

Black workers called "lazy, stupid Africans" by white supervisors and employees

A federal jury in Denver granted nearly $15 million to a group of warehouse workers…

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Sprint Overcharges Customers, Fined $105 Million

Company found to be practicing 'cramming' by U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sprint overcharges customers and faces a $105 million lawsuit.

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Real Estate Startup Faces Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Zillow is being accused of 'sexual torture' by a former employee

Real estate startup Zillow is facing a harassment lawsuit from a former employee who alleges…

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