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Mike Epps and Nia Long Join ABC Comedy Pilot Uncle Buck

In 1989, John Hughes’ film “Uncle Buck”, starring the late John Candy, shot to box office fame after it’s release. The film centered on Buck Russell who was asked to take care of his nieces and nephews. Still considered a classic Hughes film, “Uncle Buck” is still bringing in numbers with DVD sales. Since it’s release it’s made over $80,000,000.

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Woman Swallows Grill Brush Bristle, Sues Manufacturer

A woman has sued a barbecue brush manufacturer after she swallowed a broken brush bristle while eating a hamburger, landing her in the hospital.

Deborah Lamont of Presque Isle, Maine, is suing Precision Brush Co. and M2M LLC, alleging negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty.

What led up to this case, and what will Lamont need to prove in order to win?

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‘The Good Wife': Good Law?

The Good Wife: Good Law?

Episode Recap (Spoiler Alert!):

While Alicia is chasing campaign money from a lecherous homophobe and Kalinda is shepherding Lemond Bishop’s son home from school, Diane and Cary are prosecuting Sweeney’s defamation lawsuit. Sweeney sued the makers of the TV show “Call It Murder” for an episode depicting Sweeney’s alleged murder of his wife.

Unhappy with Diane and Cary’s efforts, Sweeney unsuccessfully attempts to rope Alicia into the courtroom, although she does provide guidance that forces “Call It Murder” to settle the case.

Legal Roots:

Most of the legal action centers around Sweeney’s

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Neb.’s Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down: 5 Things You Should Know

1. The Case.

Last November, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska sued the state on behalf of seven same-sex couples. They were challenging an amendment to the Nebraska constitution that defined marriage as only between one man and one woman, and did not recognize civil unions and domestic partnerships.

The state argued that the ban, adopted in 2000 with 70 percent voter approval, reflects the will of the voters to protect family stability. Bataillon rejected this argument.

2. The Struggles of the Plaintiffs.

Susan and Sally Walters are one of the couples represented by the ACLU. They were legally married in California in 2008, and moved back to Nebraska in 2010. Sally was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2013. She fears that, if she passes away, Susan will not be able to receive the same tax and Social Security benefits that other married

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Fate of Obamacare’s employer mandate rests with U.S. Supreme Court



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Brad Oxford of Strasburger Price LLP

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Obamacare expansion swells Arizona Medicaid rolls



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Arizona’s Medicaid program added 337,000 members in 2014.

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Phoenix, NY women cop to ID theft, tax fraud in Obama, Facebook stimulus scam



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A Phoenix woman pleaded guilty to tax and identity theft charges related to a Facebook tax

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How Similar Is ‘Blurred Lines’ To A 1977 Marvin Gaye Hit?

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Following testimony from a Motown executive and a piano medley by Robin Thicke during the previous week’s proceedings, Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. will return to Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday to fight claims they copied their multiplatinum song from Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got To Give It Up.”

In 2013, the musicians preemptively sued for a declaration they didn’t steal the late soul legend’s song. The singer’s children Frankie and Nona Gaye responded with counterclaims the musicians infringed “Got To Give It Up” — and that Thicke and ex-wife Paula Patton copied a second Gaye song, “After The Dance,” in co-writing Thicke’s 2011 track “Love After War.”

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‘Blurred Lines’ Trial Reveals How Much Money Robin Thicke’s Song Made

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As the Blurred Lines trial resumed, jurors got an inside peek at the financial success of the song credited to Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.

How Similar Is ‘Blurred Lines’ To A 1977 Marvin Gaye Hit?

Both sides agree with an accounting statement that attributes $16,675,690 in profits for “Blurred Lines,” which was the biggest hit of 2013. According to testimony, $5,658,214 went to Thicke, $5,153,457 was given to Williams and $704,774 came to T.I. The record companies (Interscope, UMG Distribution and Star Trak) took home the rest, with an executive at Universal

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Hollywood Producer Is Still Paying for the 1846 U.S.–Mexican War

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Time for some American history: Between 1846 to 1848, the United States of America and Central Republic of Mexico were engaged in armed conflict over territory. The war came to end upon ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, whereby the Americans paid millions for land in the Southwest including a large portion of New Mexico.

Many years later, Peter Berg‘s Lone Survivor needed a place to shoot the story of a Navy SEALS team ambushed in the mountains of Afghanistan. They settled on a spot in New Mexico after reaching agreement with the Chilili Land Grant, run by Juan Sanchez.

After the filming was done,

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