If you're at all into popular music heavyweights from the 1970s and 1980s, you know the Commodores. That funk, rock and soul band dominated the charts for several years, and its name still resonates for millions of music lovers.
Filing a claim for defamation (a charge that another person has unjustly injured one's reputation) can be a relatively straightforward matter for most people.
You've likely heard of Bill O'Reilly.
After a three-year battle, New Zealand’s high court recently ruled in rapper Eminem’s favor in his copyright infringement suit against the country’s National party. Eminem’s publisher was awarded NZ$600,000 (roughly over US$400,000) in damages.
Putting it in a way that even a child could easily understand, some aggrieved parties are merely asking a bigger playmate to share the toys.
Ultimately, a federal jury in a Los Angeles courtroom sided with the story told by the executor for the estate of Elaine Steinbeck, the deceased third wife of famed American author John Steinbeck, in a prolonged legal dispute pitting the estate against Steinbeck's son and daughter-in law.
Ironically, what is presently playing out in the California courts regarding differing opinions relevant to a highly popular television miniseries could ultimately make for a story even more riveting than that Hollywood product itself.
Most people who have followed pop megastar Madonna's storied and decades-long career know that she is, well, a material girl.
What does a proven entertainment lawyer focus upon in client representation involving objectionable Internet posts, comments or other communications?
"There was never a rivalry like theirs. For nearly a half a century, they hated each other, and we loved them for it," says Olivia de Havilland's character in the FX cable pseudo-documentary "Feud: Bette and Joan."