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Last March, Disney was sued by Kelley Wilson for copyright infringement. She claims that the trailer for Frozen copied her short film The Snowman.

As the judge notes, both the trailer and the short film are about a snowman who loses his nose on a frozen pond. The snowman must battle an animal who also wants the carrot nose. The animal wins the carrot nose but eventually returns it to the snowman.

Disney previously tried to have the case dismissed, but was rejected by the judge. A second attempt to get the lawsuit thrown out, in the form of a motion for summary judgment, has also been rejected.

In a divorce, if you have kids, the court will usually grant one side primary custody and the other side visitation. In case of abortion, a woman's choice to abort or not usually trumps the man's choice. But, what happens to frozen embryos when neither side can agree?

Sophia Vergara has been sued by former fiance Nick Loeb for custody of two frozen embryos. When the couple split, Loeb wanted to keep the embryos frozen, while Vergara wants the embryos destroyed. The parties did not have any written agreement on what would happen in case of a split.

So, who wins? Who has control of embryos when a couple splits up?

The survivor of a hit-and-run allegedly perpetrated by Marion "Suge" Knight refused to implicate the hip-hop mogul in a pretrial hearing. Cle "Bone" Sloan was uncooperative with prosecutors' questions about the incident, saying, "I don't want it to get misconstrued that I told on this man," while pointing at Knight.

Sloan continued, "I'm no snitch. I will not be used to send Suge Knight to prison."

One minute you're on top, and the next you're on the bottom. Alicia barely even got a chance to get her new State's Attorney seat warm before allegations of voting fraud threatens her position. Meanwhile, Diane faces losing her law license for something she didn't even know about.

Here's what you need to know from last night's episode, entitled "Winning Ugly":

Don't mess with momma, especially a breastfeeding momma!

Alyssa Milano was not happy (see tweets!) after security officers at London's Heathrow Airport confiscated her breast milk because it did not comply with liquid regulations. Milano had 10 ounces of breast milk. While airport regulations do allow her to bring a reasonable amount of milk with her if she was traveling with her baby, Alyssa was not with her baby. Without the baby, Milano had to comply with the 100ml limit for liquids.

Breastfeeding has been a touchy subject in the past few years. Many mothers are demanding their rights to breastfeed or pump in public. Others argue that breastfeeding in public is indecent and should be relegated to dirty bathroom stalls or the home.

Headlines are proclaiming, "Prince Andrew sex abuse allegations thrown out!" Well, not exactly.

The headlines can be a bit misleading. Two women's allegations against Prince Andrew have been stricken from the record of a lawsuit because the judge ruled them irrelevant.

Two other women, Jane Doe No. 1 and Jane Doe No. 2 are suing the United States government. They claim that they were victims of Jeffrey Epstein, a friend of the Prince's. As such, they had a right to know about any plea agreements the government made with Jeffrey Epstein. Since the non-prosecution agreement was improperly concealed from them, they seek to negate the agreement between the Justice Department and Jeffrey Epstein.

HBO has been basking in the success of its non-fiction documentaries "The Jinx" and "Going Clear." However, an allegedly false report titled "Children of Industry" could cost HBO millions of dollars.

In 2008, HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel featured a report about child labor and the manufacturing of Mitre-branded soccer balls in India. The show claimed that children were paid five cents per hour to hand-stitch Mitre's soccer balls. Mitre Sports International claimed that the report was false, and footage was fabricated. According to Mitre, the children were paid by HBO producers to pretend to be child workers.

After the show aired, Mitre sued HBO for defamation. Five years later, the case will soon go to trial.

Religious freedom accommodations, falsifying metadata, and email privacy. This week's "The Good Wife" tried to cram too many issues into one episode.

Here's what you need to know from last night's episode, entitled "Loser Edit":

What do you do when someone you love refuses to get help for health, psychiatric, or addiction issues?

An upcoming episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians will focus on the Kardashian family's struggles to convince Rob Kardashian to get treatment for alleged drug abuse and depression. Despite their efforts to take Rob to several treatment facilities, he apparently refuses their help. In the show's preview, Khloe pleads with Rob to get help, but he seemingly rebuffs her exhortations.

This is a situation that many families can identify with. You may think that your loved one needs treatment, but legally, what can you do if he or she absolutely refuses?

Dave Chappelle must not be as funny as he thinks he is.

During a show in Santa Fe, a man from the audience threw a banana peel at Chappelle. Some reports say that the peel hit Chappelle, while others report that the peel missed.

Even though the attack was more insult than injury, should Chappelle seek some justice and sue?