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Bad Break: Ex-NFL Player Sues Dr. James Andrews for $180 Million

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Sharrif Floyd, a 2013 first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings, filed a lawsuit against the most well-known man in sports medicine, Dr. James Andrews, and his staff, for $180 million. Floyd went under the knife during the 2016 season for what was supposed to be routine arthroscopic knee surgery. Upon discovering a micro-fracture, however, […]

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Ohio Supreme Court Ruling Opens the Door for a Lawsuit Blitz

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The Ohio Supreme Court became the first state high court to tackle the issue of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (“CTE”) in court, holding that CTE could be treated as a latent condition that develops long after an initial injury.  Steven Schmitz, a former football player at Notre Dame from 1974 to 1978, initially sued Notre Dame […]

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Court is not Ready to Purge Lawsuit

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On July 17, 2014, Douglas Jordan-Benel sued Universal Studios, United Talent Agency and screenplay writer, James Demonaco, claiming the movie The Purge is based on his screenplay, Settler’s Day.  Jordan-Benel alleges in his complaint that he submitted his screenplay for consideration to United Talent Agency around July 8, 2011, but the work was ultimately rejected. […]

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Acclaimed Painter Sues Lawyer for Fraud

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On Wednesday, painter Robert Sundholm filed suit against his personal attorney for tricking him into signing away the film rights to his life story. Sundholm’s unique biography has been the subject of features for People Magazine, CBS and BBC. The artist was abandoned by his parents as a child, never graduated from high school, learned […]

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Slam Dunk for Federal Prosecutors in NCAA Suit

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  On Wednesday, a jury of eight returned with unanimous guilty verdicts against Jim Gatto, a former Adidas marketing executive, Merl Code, a former Adidas consultant, and Christian Dawkins, an aspiring sports agent, after three days and 18 hours’ worth of deliberations. The defendants were convicted on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit […]

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Born to be Sued: Kylie Jenner Accused of Stealing Makeup Line

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Kylie Jenner and her makeup company Kylie Cosmetics have both faced a number of lawsuits in the past few years, and the latest one comes from indie makeup company Sheree Cosmetics. Kylie Cosmetics recently launched a new line of products called “Born to Sparkle.” Sheree Cosmetics brings forth the claim that they already had a […]

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Splinter-ed Reputation: Miller sues Gizmodo Claiming False Abortion Pill Allegations

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Jason Miller, a former member of President Trump’s communication team and ex-CNN commentator, filed a lawsuit on October 15, 2018 against Gizmodo Media Group, the parent company of Splinter.com, and the site’s managing editor Katherine Krueger. The $100 million-dollar lawsuit was filed in the southern district of Florida with a request for a jury trial. Miller’s […]

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Furious Producer Sues Universal for Pulling a Fast One

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On Wednesday, film producer Neil Moritz filed suit against Universal Studios for breach of oral contract and promissory fraud. Moritz was the lead producer on all eight Fast and Furious films. The dispute centers on his involvement with the forthcoming franchise spinoff Hobbs and Shaw, scheduled for release next August. In his complaint, Moritz alleges […]

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Former USA Gymnastics President Arrested for Covering Nassar Abuse

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Steve Penny, former President and CEO of USA Gymnastics, was arrested on Wednesday in Tennessee after he was indicted by a Texas grandy jury on charges of evidence tampering.  Penny resigned from his post in March 2017 amid mounting concerns regarding USA Gymnastics’ handling of allegations of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar […]

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Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels Defamation Suit

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President Donald Trump has scored an initial win in Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit. On Monday, October 15, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero dismissed the suit alleging that Trump’s April 18, 2018, tweet defamed Daniels. Trump is also entitled to legal fees.  Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted later that day that he had filed a […]

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