- October 1, 2014
Disney successfully argued before a California federal judge that a suit alleging Disney’s Disability Access Service (“DAS”) discriminates against autistic children… should be transferred to Florida from California where it originated. Disney reasoned that because the DAS program’s developers are based in Florida and employee training of the program also took place in Florida, the appropriate venue for the suit would be a Florida federal court.
Instead of letting disabled guests to skip lines, the DAS program now informs them a return time for attractions
On Wednesday, September 24, Mike “the Situation” Sorrentino of the MTV show “Jersey Shore,” appeared in court with his brother Marc to plead not guilty of federal tax… related charges.
The Sorrentinos were charged with multiple counts: conspiracy to defraud the US, filing false tax returns, and failing to file a tax return, resulting in a failure to pay for taxes on $8.9 million of income. The brothers allegedly claimed millions in personal and business expenses including clothing, vehicles, and grooming. The charges stem
On Wednesday, September 24, ex-MLB pitcher, “Wild Thing” Mitch Williams filed a lawsuit against the MLB network… and news outlet, Deadspin.
The suit Williams is bringing claims wrongful termination and defamation against the network, where he was an analyst since 2009 until his firing this year, and defamation against Deadspin. The suit arises from alleged incident at his son’s little league baseball game in May this year. Deadspin ran two articles on the story, reporting that Williams, a coach for his son’s team, argued with
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to hear the NCAA’s appeal of the O’Bannon case in a speedy manner after the parties filed a joint motion last week to expedite the schedule for briefs and oral arguments so that they have a decision before the permanent injunction by Judge Claudia Wilken becomes effective on August 1, 2015.
Typically, the Ninth Circuit does not schedule appeals …before all briefs are filed. Originally, the NCAA was to submit its opening brief by November 28, and the
A Peruvian author is suing Disney for $250 million, alleging ‘Frozen’ is not based on the Andersen fairy tale The Snow Queen but rather on her book. In 2010 Isabella Tanikumi wrote an autobiography titled Yearnings Of The Heart… depicting her life in the Andean mountains of Peru. The synopsis of her book posted on Amazon says that Tanikumi’s autobiography portrays a young girl overcoming personal insecurities and various challenges in her life. However, it does not seem to feature a talking
- September 26, 2014
The NFL is seeking the court to nix the NFLPA’s claim that teams colluded to cap salaries in 2010 during which salaries were unrestricted because the league opted out of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the players.
In a filing submitted on Wednesday, the NFL argued that the NFLPA… is not entitled to any relief because the players voluntarily decided to release the collusion claim in a February 2013 CBA. Additionally, there was a separate release in the 2011 CBA barring the NFLPA’s current
Jay Z filed a motion to dismiss a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by Record label TufAmerica before a New York federal district court. The suit alleged that Jay Z and Rihanna’s hit song “Run This Town” sampled the Eddie Bo song “Hook & Sling” without authorization.
According to the filing, Jay Z allegedly misappropriated ‘oh’ sound from “Hook & Sling” throughout “Run This Town.” In filing the motion to dismiss…, Jay Z’s legal team argued that the claim was “misguided” as it was not
In June, a group of five Native Americans successfully challenged the Washington Redskins’ trademark as disparaging. Now, the five Native Americans asked a federal judge to dismiss the team’s counter-lawsuit to reverse the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) decision. The Native Americans filed a motion… in U.S. District Court arguing that the team does not have a legal right to sue the five Native Americans to reverse the USPTO’s ruling.
After the USPTO ruled in favor of the Native Americans, the Washington Redskins