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Taylor Swift Song Doesn't Violate Copyright

As an artist or inventor, it's important to be able to protect your work. And if you feel that someone has stolen your work, you want the credit and your share of the profits. That's why songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler filed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift. They claimed that some lyrics in her song "Shake It Off" were the result of copyright infringement. But, a California federal judge didn't agree with them and dismissed their copyright lawsuit against Swift.

IMDb Age Law Violates First Amendment, Court Rules

Celebrities are usually known for being sensitive about revealing their age. In fact, AB 1687 was passed in California to restrict the disclosure of actors' ages (if requested by an actor) on entertainment databases that required a subscription. However, a federal judge has ruled that the law violates the First Amendment.

Lawsuit Claims Harvey Weinstein Issued Death Threats to Employees

Another day, another lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein was one of the powerful figures in Hollywood up until being accused of sexual harassment and assault by several women. The latest lawsuit filed by the New York Attorney General is a result of a four month investigation.

This lawsuit has been filed against Weinstein, his brother, and the The Weinstein Company and alleges, among other things, that Weinstein issued death threats against employees and their families. This lawsuit adds to the list of lawsuits that have been filed against Weinstein, including a federal RICO lawsuit.

Jared Fogle Claims Judge Was Biased Because She Has Teenage Daughters

Jared Fogle, who became famous as the face of Subway's healthy sandwiches, is back in the news. And it's not for sandwiches. Back in 2015, it came to light that Fogle possessed child pornography and had a thing for minors.

Instead of going to trial, Fogle plead guilty to child porn and sex charges in return for a plea agreement where he was subject to anything between 5 years and 12.5 years in prison. The judge, however, sentenced Fogle to more than 15 years in prison for the crimes. Now, Fogle is claiming that the judge was biased because she has teenage daughters.

Ex-Personal Assistant to Harvey Weinstein Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

From Matt Lauer to Kevin Spacey, it seems that there has long been an environment of pervasive sexual misconduct that was largely unnoticed (or ignored) by the majority of people in the entertainment industry. One name that seems to stand above others when it comes to sexual misconduct is Harvey Weinstein.

It seems that the allegations of Weinstein's sexual misconduct served as the catalyst that empowered other victims to speak up. Weinstein has been accused of several acts of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, and is currently facing several lawsuits including a federal class action RICO lawsuit. Now, Deadline reports that his ex-personal assistant, Sandeep Rehal, has filed her own sexual harassment lawsuit against him.

It's hard out here for a Juggalo. Just ask Sarah Hastings, devoted Insane Clown Posse fan who took to the stage at a concert in St. Petersburg, then took a dive after slipping in the band's boisson de guerre, Faygo soda. While Faygo showers are a normal element of ICP's live shows, Hastings claims the venue's staff should have done better to ensure the floor "was not left in a slippery and dangerous condition."

Hastings slipped and fell off the stage, according to her lawsuit against concert hall Jannus Live and Signature Security Services who were hired to provide security for the show. Notably absent from the list of defendants? Insane Clown Posse.

A California radio personality has sued KISS bassist and lead singer Gene Simmons, alleging he made "several aggressive, unwanted sexual advances" and even groped her during an interview last month. The interview took place in a green room at one of Simmons' Rock & Brews restaurant locations in California, where the woman, identified only as "Jane Doe" in the lawsuit, claims Simmons placed her hand on his knee despite repeated protests and touched her inappropriately during a photo shoot after the interview.

Simmons has issued a response to the suit, denying the allegations and announcing his intent to prove his innocence.

The newest lawsuit and allegations against Harvey Weinstein related to the gross sexual misconduct that has recently come to light seeks to hold more than just the one Weinstein liable. The class action lawsuit claims that Harvey Weinstein, his brother, several associates, and The Weinstein Company, all had a hand in enabling Weinstein's misconduct.

The claims filed against the group allege racketeering, otherwise known as conspiratorial conduct. Essentially, the gist of the claim is that everyone around Weinstein knew what he was doing, and even helped him cover his tracks when victims were not compliant. The lawsuit asks the court to award over $5 million in damages.

Blac Chyna, nee Angela Renee White, has escalated her legal war the Kardashians, filing a lawsuit against the entire Kardashian family for allegedly "slut-shaming her on social media and killing her hit television show." The ex-fiancee of Robert Kardashian, Jr. and mother of their daughter Dream Renee says Rob, Kris, Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall, and Kylie were all responsible for the cancellation of Rob & Chyna, as revenge for their split.

The suit comes a few weeks after Rob filed his own lawsuit, accusing Chyna of using him and his family for financial gain, and three months after Chyna obtained a temporary restraining order on Rob after he published sexually explicit images of her on social media.

In January of this year, Johnny Depp sued his former management company, claiming employees of the Management Group raked in tens of millions of dollars while not only failing to provide the most basic services but also mismanaging his finances to boot. This week, Depp took aim at his former legal counsel, claiming attorneys at Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman "engaged in self-dealing and pursued and undertook transactions in the face of undisclosed conflicts of interest for their own financial benefit over that of their clients."

Depp is seeking at least $30 million from the firm for malpractice. Considering Depp is one of the highest earning actors in Hollywood, it's fair to wonder where all the money went, and who's to blame.