The “Happy Birthday” song is undoubtedly an idiosyncrasy in almost everyone’s childhood memories. Like the “ABC’s”, or “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” it’s likely you’ve never sought the origin of these familiar tunes. However, the origin of the “Happy Birthday” song recently found its way to the center of a class-action lawsuit between Time Warner and its […]
It’s been several years since Britney Spears’ crazy antics saturated tabloids and entertainment news, but the legal misadventures have yet to cease. In 2012, a man named Sam Lutfi, Britney’s former manager, brought suit against Spears and her parents for breach of contract, libel, and defamation. The libel and defamation claim stemmed from a memoir […]
2014 was a profitable year for start-ups. Thanks to easy-to-use apps, a “glam squad,” a personal driver, and even your own personal butler are just a few clicks away. Tech start-ups, like Shyp, eliminate the need for running to the post office, and the Humin app takes the effort out of having to remember things […]
Shark Tank is ABC’s hit series that features aspiring entrepreneurs negotiating with investors for stakes in the entrepreneurs’ start-up businesses. The entrepreneurs stand before a panel of investors, and have the opportunity to pitch their business idea. If the sharks bite, the entrepreneurs often leave with an agreement that gives them more capital to help […]
When It All Began… Unless you’ve been hibernating under a rock, you know by now that new life has been breathed into the decade-old rape allegations against legendary comedian and actor, Bill Cosby. It all started in 2005, when a woman named Andrea Constand accused Cosby of drugging and inappropriately touching her after Cosby had […]
In the legal world, animals are considered property. This categorization makes sense in many aspects, as animals cannot bring suit. As property, animals do not have rights, duties, and cannot be bound by laws and regulations. While this seems like a clear-cut and accurate categorization, many animal activists argue that animals are not simply […]
It looks as though the stars have aligned in the worst way for Death Row Records founder, Suge Knight. Knight appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday to formally surrender under a warrant stemming from an altercation with a paparazzo in Beverly Hills in early September. According to the reports, Knight and comedian Katt […]
As evidenced by case law, personal jurisdiction in internet cases is a malleable and evolving concept. Some courts believe that committing a defamatory statement via the worldwide web is sufficient to confer jurisdiction in any state where that statement is available. However, many legal scholars are troubled with the lack of uniformity in various court […]
“Men, I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too.” As Emma Watson delivered her UN speech for the HeforShe campaign, she sought to enjoin men in raising awareness and changing societal beliefs about gender discrimination. As the Goodwill Ambassador for UN women, Watson’s words have […]
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