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Dispute Over Estate Of James Brown Settles After Nearly Fifteen Years Of Litigation

July 21, 2021

James Brown, who died in 2006, left a will most notable for seeking to establish a charity that could distribute millions of dollars via education scholarships to poor and underprivileged children in South Carolina and Georgia, with his family largely left out of the estate plan.  A major issue regarding the distribution of Brown’s estate…

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Legal Implications Of the Champlain Towers South Collapse in Florida

July 16, 2021

On June 24, 2021, part of a 12-story beachfront condo building tragically collapsed in Surfside, Florida, sending apartments to the ground below and trapping many residents in the rubble.  As of July 13, 2021, the death toll reached 95 after the recovery of another victim, with 85 of those victims now identified, and 14 more…

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Arizona Jury Finds in Favor Of Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak in Copyright Infringment Trial

July 9, 2021

Steve Wozniak, a co-founder of Apple, Inc., was sued by a Connecticut business professor for allegedly stealing the business idea for Woz U, a technology school established to “help create the innovators of tomorrow and narrow the technology skills gap in the U.S. by working with Learners, Higher Education Institutions and Corporations.”  In the lawsuit,…

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor Of Former High School Cheerleader Regarding Use Of Profanity and Negative Comments Towards School on Social Media

July 1, 2021

On June 23, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a Pennsylvania high school violated a student’s First Amendment rights upon punishing her for using profane language on social media that criticized the school. From NPR: At issue in the case was a series of F-bombs issued in 2017 on Snapchat by…

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Federal Judge Dismisses Ice Cube’s Invasion Of Privacy Claim Against Popular Trading App Robinhood

June 23, 2021

With the recent news surrounding “meme stocks,” Robinhood has become a household name.  However, the investing platform has been in the news recently for other reasons.  On March 8, 2021, Robinhood posted an image of rapper O’Shea Jackson, professionally known as Ice Cube, from his movie Are We There Yet? along with the caption, “Correct…

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Fda’s Accelerated Approval Of New Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm Coincides With Elder Abuse Awareness Month

June 17, 2021

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month, and the FDA’s approval of a new drug for Alzheimer’s disease provides hope of a possible treatment.  On June 7, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval of a new drug called Aduhelm for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.  Aduhelm is the first new treatment approved…

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Russell Simmons Sues Kimora Lee Simmons and Tim Leissner for Conspiring to Fraudulently Transfer Shares Of Popular Energy Drink Company Celsius

June 9, 2021

Entrepreneur and hip-hop icon Russell Simmons recently sued his ex-wife, Kimora Lee Simmons, and her new husband, Tim Leissner, alleging the two conspired to fraudulently transfer millions of shares of Celsius, a popular energy drink company, to themselves to pay Leissner’s legal and bail fees.  Leissner pleaded guilty to money laundering in 2018 and agreed…

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Federal Judge in Charlotte Rules in Favor Of Bank Of America in Telephone Consumer Protection Act Lawsuit

June 2, 2021

Last Friday, United States District Judge Robert Conrad in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina ruled in favor of Charlotte’s own Bank of America in a lawsuit brought by a Kentucky man pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  The plaintiff brought the suit in May 2020, claiming Bank…

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Former Yeezy Employee Sues Kanye West for Unpaid Wages and Misclassification Of Workers

May 26, 2021

Earlier this month, fashion designer and former Yeezy employee, Taliah Leslie, filed a lawsuit against Kanye West alleging West violated California labor law by, among other things, failing to pay her for required, off-the-clock work.  Leslie further alleges West misclassified workers as independent contractors to skirt wage and benefits requirements, despite those workers having the…

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Federal Court Vacates CDC Eviction Moratorium, but It Remains in Effect in North Carolina

May 21, 2021

On May 5, 2021, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated the national moratorium on evictions previously issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The judge granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs—three rental companies—reasoning that the CDC exceeded its statutory authority to respond…

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