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Bill Cosby Asserts "Self-Defense" Rights in Retort to Rape Accusers

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Bill Cosby has been on the defensive in the past few months over allegations by many women who accuse the comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting them. On Friday, Cosby’s lawyers told a Massachusetts judge to dismiss a defamation claim made by three women on the basis that if he branded them liars in statements to the press, he was within his rights to make “privileged utterances of self-defense.”

The lawsuit was originally filed by Tamara Green, who claims to have been a victim of Cosby’s in the 1970s and had her reputation tarnished when Cosby’s publicist told Newsweek that Green was “discredited” and

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Netflix Beats Antitrust Class Action at Appeals Court

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It’s no secret that the law sometimes moves slowly. On the day that millions will begin binging on the latest season of House of Cards, most know Netflix as the company that streams videos. Once upon a time, Netflix was primarily recognized for the way its customers rented DVDs through the postal mail. In this stone age, Netflix had competition from Blockbuster and Walmart, but then Netflix came to an agreement to acquire Walmart’s customers, which triggered a class action lawsuit alleging violations of antitrust law.

On Friday, Netflix pulled a Frank Underwood by getting the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm the

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Stevie Wonder Owes Millions, Claims Ex-Lawyer’s Widow

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What makes an effective entertainment lawyer?

According to a new lawsuit by Susan Strack, her late husband, Johanan Vigoda, was exactly that because he represented Stevie Wonder for four decades. And in that time, the singer’s “deals with music companies went from oppressive to … among the most lucrative contract terms in the music industry.”

Then again, maybe an effective lawyer is one who figures out how to enrich himself in the process.

Strack’s lawsuit filed in Nevada federal court on Thursday also says that Vigoda negotiated a 6-percent fee of Stevie Wonder’s revenues “forever” and that the fee would transfer to Vigoda’s heirs.

Here’s more proof that Vigoda was “effective” in his representation of Wonder,

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Black Waiters Sue TGI Fridays for Hiring ‘Light-Skinned Workers’ and Hispanics

The waitstaff at the closed Manhattan location was told to reapply for their jobs, but when only one black worker got rehired, the employees filed “the class action discrimination suit,” claiming, among many things, that the managers referred to the old location as “the ghetto store” or “black Fridays,” the Daily News reports.

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Kanye West Apologizes to Beck and Bruno Mars 

Kanye West has had a change of heart. After lambasting Beck’s Grammy win, West sent out a heartfelt (sarcasm) apology via Twitter to the Album of the Year winner.

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According to a New Study, Blacks Are Losing Out to—Wait for It—African Americans

In the case of a job applicant, when asked to speculate about education, ability and income, whites believed that the “black” applicant was less educated and estimated his income as about $29,000 a year. But the candidate labeled “African American” was thought to be more educated by white respondents, and making about $37,000 a year.

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Adrian Peterson’s Suspension Overturned; NFL Slapped Again

This page contains a single entry by Christopher Coble, Esq. published on February 26, 2015 2:05 PM.

Marshawn Lynch to Trademark ‘I’m Just Here So I Won’t Get Fined’ was the previous entry in this blog.

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Robert De Niro Owes IRS an Uncool $6.4 M

This page contains a single entry by Christopher Coble, Esq. published on February 26, 2015 3:27 PM.

If You Win an Oscar, Is It Really Yours? was the previous entry in this blog.

Top 5 Legal Lies From ‘HTGAWM’ S1 E14, 15 (Season Finale) is the next entry in this blog.

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Top 3 Crime-Related Legal Questions From FindLaw Answers: Feb. 2015

You’ve got questions… we’ve got answers. If you have not yet asked or answered a question in FindLaw’s Answers community, what are you waiting for? This amazing free resource supports a dynamic community of legal consumers and attorneys helping each other out. Simple as that.

We see a lot of great questions in our Answers community every day. Here’s a look at the Top 3 recent questions from our criminal law boards:

1. Should I take or refuse a sobriety test if I’m pulled over for a suspected DUI?

DUI-related questions are among the most frequently asked on our message boards. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this particular question. So much depends on the specific circumstances of your situation — whether you’ve actually been drinking, how close you think you might

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E-cigarette use banned in county’s indoor facilities



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