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Kardahsians Sued for $5Million After Endorsing QuickTrim Diet Pills Plaintiffs Say Don’t Work

2 Mar

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The Kardashian sisters are being sued by a bunch of people in New York who claim there’s no POSSIBLE way QuickTrim could’ve helped Kim, Khloe and Kourtney lose weight … because the main ingredient is caffeine. According to the legal court documents, “The FDA has determined [caffeine] is not a safe or effective treatment for weight control.”

According to the lawsuit, filed in NY by Bursor & Fisher, the Kardashians fed lies to the public through commercials, magazines and social media since 2009 by being paid spokespersons for QuickTrim … like when Kim went on Twitter and said, “Our QuickTrim cleanse will be massive! Khloe has already lost so much weight.”

The plaintiffs claim they would NEVER have purchased the QuickTrim products if they would have known the truth … and claim the Kardashian testimonials were completely unsubstantiated.

Now, the Kardashians, QuickTrim and various companies that sold the products are being sued for more than $5 million in damages.

Read More on the lawsuit on TMZ….

Singer, Akon Sued Over $51k Construction Bill

21 Feb

Akon, akon with white background, akon shirtlessAkon is up to his neck in $51,000 of construction bills on his Georgia mansion … and he still hasn’t paid up — this according to a new lawsuit filed by a local contracting company.

According to celebrity gossip site, TMZ, Southern Electric filed the lawsuit against Akon in Georgia Superior Court, claiming it completed over $344,000 of work on Akon’s place — electric work, framing, molding — but he refused to pay $51,941 on their final invoice.

According to the legal documents filed, Southern Electric contacted Akon’s mommy last November … not just to tattle, but because his mother was acting as his agent in the deal … but still, S.E. has not received a dime.

They’re now suing for breach of contract for the amount allegedly owed, plus interest.

FYI — Akon’s Georgia palace is a two-story four-bedroom, eight-bath model that he reportedly paid 1.65 million dollars for.

We’ve got a Situation Here: Serious Pimp Accuses ‘Jersey Shore’ Star of Walking With $25,000

24 Jan

Jersey Shore” star Michael Sorrentino, also known as “The Situation,” took $25,000 from clothing company Serious Pimp, but refused to wear the company’s clothes on the TV show under a “co-branding” agreement, Serious Pimp claims in Orange County Court.

Serious Pimp claims it gave the former fitness trainer and underwear model the right to approve a line of t-shirts, but he never gave it a thumbs-up, or down. Instead, Serious Pimp says, he walked away with $25,000 in profit advances.

The Situation, Michael Sorrentino, The situation shirtless, sitch, Mike sorrentino

Also named as defendants are Sorrentino’s agent, MPS Entertainment, and legal counsel, Bonfiglio & Asterita, both of whom were later added as beneficiaries in the contract.

“Certain misconduct by MPS and Bonfiglio during their time as beneficiaries to the agreement further caused, accelerated, encouraged and solicited The Situation to breach the agreement,” Serious Pimp (SP) claims. “This conduct included, among other things, MPS’s and Bonfiglio’s false representations to The Situation that SP was not involved in any actual development of the branded products and that SP did not have a comprehensive sales plan in place to market such branded products.”

Serious Pimp sued for breach of contract, fraud and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage. It seeks to rescind the contract and recoup its money, plus damages.

Nada Alnajafi, of Pivotal IP in Santa Monica, Calif., Vito Torchia Jr., Deron Colby and Sasan Behnood, of Brookstone Law in Newport Beach, Calif. are representing Serious Pimp.

Source: http://www.entlawdigest.com/


The Gap Fights Back against Kim Kardashian Lawsuit

19 Jan

In the latest development of the KIM KARDASHIAN lawsuit against The Gap, the clothing company has fought back.

Last year celebrity reality star Kim Kardashian  sued The Gap clothing brand for a ridiculous $20 million for using her not-so-subtle lookalike, model Melissa Molinaro in their Blue Navy TV commercials ( The Gap owns Old Navy).  In her lawsuitKim K alleged that the commercial “created confusion in the marketplace and violated her rights to her name and likeness.”

Under common law, one who appropriates to his own use or benefit the name or likeness of another is subject to liability to the other for invasion of his privacy.

But The Gap has since rolled up it’s legal sleeves and released a bombshell of it’s own…

In an interesting twist in their legal battle, the retailer has launched an investigation to see whether Kim K’s reputation really was damaged as per her lawsuit. In the scheme of things, this investigation could take about a year to complete, according to The New York Post‘s legal experts.

Investigators for the Gap also intend to speak with representatives from Bebe and Sears, two retailers that used to have professional relationships with Kim Kardashian in the past.

The Gap has a few aces up their sleeves in their defense. One is to prove that Kardashian is “libel-proof,” meaning that her reputation is so bad that no single thing could cause true damage.

Secondly, The Gap also intends to prove that Kardashian is not actually as good a performer as Molinaro, the talent Old Navy hired for the spot.

Celebrity Legal Battle launched over Lady Gaga’s manicures

31 Dec

A COURT fight has broken out over who should be pop star Lady Gaga’s manicurist!

Lady Gaga nails, Lady gaga heart sunglasses,

In court papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Hair Room Service by Michael Duenas – a hair-and-nail service that makes celebrity house calls – accuses one of its manicurists of having stolen Lady Gaga as a client!

The lawsuit says Aya Fukuda signed on as an independent “nail artist” with the service in July 2010, agreeing to pay a 40 per cent commission and that she would not “appropriate any client”.

The company booked her for several appointments with Lady Gaga until June 2011, when Ms Fukuda’s lawyer told the company she wanted out of her deal, the New York Post reports.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/legal-battle-launched-over-lady-gagas-manicures/story-fn9076o9-1226233990137#ixzz1i7VKV49o

Ryan Seacrest’s Legal Drama… sued over new reality TV

21 Nov

According to the Contra Costa Times, media mogul Ryan Seacrest is being sued over his upcoming reality show “Shahs of Sunset,” which follows a group of young Islamic Persian-Americans living in Los Angeles.

Entertainment Weekly says show participant Kathy Salem filed suit Thursday against Seacrest and his production company, Bravo TV. She alleges production staffers misrepresented themselves, showed her only parts of the TV release waiver she signed, and defrauded her. She also claims she was “verbally abused and physically assaulted” at a party filmed for the series, during which, she says, “someone tried to strip (her) top off and another cast member by the name of Reza threw a cup of water in (her) face.”

Salem alleges the defendants’ actions “exceeded all bounds of decency and was outrageous, intentional, malicious, and done for the purpose of causing (Salem) to suffer extreme and severe emotional distress,” which has affected her physical health.

Salem wants an injunction against airing all footage featuring her and at least $100,000 in damages, plus legal fees. She also wants Seacrest to get her the next Kardashian grandchild, which kind of sounds like a tough sell.

Seacrest’s reps have not commented on the suit. “Shahs of Sunset” is scheduled to premiere in February 2012.

Lil Wayne and Birdman Sued for Copyright Infringement

22 Jun

So… there is more bad news for rapper, Lil Wayne. Bridgeport Music has filed a lawsuit against rappers, Lil Wayne and Bryan “Birdman” Williams.

This is the third for the famous duo this week alone!

The charges are copyright infringement against Cash Money and Young Money(Lil Wayne’s labels). Allegedly, Birdman illegally sampled the song, “You and Your Folks, Me And My Folks”, which belongs to Funkadelic, dating back to 1971 with their Maggot Brain album.

The two hugely successful rappers also are accused of illegally using the sample on the track, “Army Gunz”, which was originally featured on Birdman’s 2006 album, Like Father, Like Son. Producer, David Kirkwood initiated the lawsuit concerning unpaid royalties from his record labels, Young Money and Cash Money Records.

SoJones.com contributed to this report.

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