Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg, two former Vanderbilt University football players, were found guilty Tuesday of raping an unconscious student in 2013, the New York Daily News reports.
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“I talked to him about this idea I had of making this movie about geeks, and Pharrell said, ‘That’s me, it’s my life. It was your life in Inglewood, it was my life in Virginia.’ So telling this story just seemed like a timely thing,” Famuyiwa said.
Don Thompson, the 51-year-old CEO of McDonald’s, is stepping down on March 1, according to CNBC. The transition comes amid reports that the “world’s biggest restaurant chain” is trying to revamp its U.S. operations after closing out a financial period that was “tumultuous,” the financial news site explained.
A Suit Against the Clinic — Plus a Twist
What’s going on here that hasn’t been alleged before? After Joan’s death, New York state health investigators documented several “deficiencies” in the procedure, but came short of alleging negligence or malpractice.
This new lawsuit names Yorkville Endoscopy Center and Joan’s personal physician Gwen Korovin as defendants. It alleges medical malpractice, as evidenced by the doctor snapping a “selfie” with her while she was unconscious, failing to perform a tracheotomy when it became clear she wasn’t breathing, and performing a biopsy on her vocal cords.
The biopsy probably caused her airway to close in the first place, and shouldn’t have
The National Academy of Recording Arts Sciences has a number of tricks up its sleeve in its efforts to stop ticket scalping of the Grammy Awards. Ahead of this year’s ceremony on Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Recording Academy has brought a lawsuit that showcases the technology and law used to crack down on scalping.
The target of the latest lawsuit is the Hollywood Entertainment Group and an individual named Craig Banaszewski. If his name sounds at all familiar to readers, it may be because he’s been in legal disputes over awards shows before. A decade ago, he
On Wednesday, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a woman who had drug charges dropped against her and wiped from official records but couldn’t convince newspapers owned by the Hearst Corporation to remove or update stories about her.
Lorraine Martin sued for libel, claiming that although the articles were factually true at the time they were published, they became false once the charges were erased. If she prevailed, it would have added up to immense new liability for news organizations, akin to the decision last year by a European Union court to enforce a “right to be forgotten.”
“I made looks which are a cross-over of those two references: the Timberland shoes and the sweat pants are iconic of hip-hop, and the camel hair color coat, worn with nothing under it, is iconic of that precise movie,” Touitou wrote. “I am friends with Kanye [West, who recorded ‘N–gas in Paris’ with Jay Z], and he and I presented a joint collection at the same place, one year ago, and that this thing is only a homage to our friendship. As a matter of fact, when I came up with this idea, I wrote to him, with the picture of the look and the name I was giving to it, and he wrote back immediately saying something like, ’I love this vibe.’”