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Four Former NFL Players File Lawsuits Alleging Brain Damage

Four Former NFL Players File Lawsuits Alleging Brain Damage

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   Four former players in the National Football League, including two who played in the Pro Bowl, are suing the NFL for brain damage.  The players claim that they are now facing serious medical issues as a result of their years in the league. Dorsey Levens and Jamal Lewis, Fulton Kuykendall and Ryan Stewart filed suit against the NFL and NFL Properties LLC in US District Court in Atlanta.  …

Jay-Z & Kanye West Respond To Sly Johnson’s Lawsuit

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    This past October, soul veteran Syl Johnson sued Jay-Z and Kanye West, as well as Universal Music Group and Def Jam, for sampling his song “Different Strokes” without permission for “The Joy.” Last Thursday, the duo combated the lawsuit, denying the allegations though acknowledging that the song was released prior to Watch the Throne. According to Billboard.biz, Hov and ‘Ye cite federal copyright law, claiming that because the…

Plies Testimony During $10 Million Lawsuit Over Nightclub Shooting [VIDEO]

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Plies trial began Monday, December 5thregarding a ten million dollar lawsuit against the rapper, alleging Plies and his entourage opened fire in a nightclub on July 6, 2006. The five plaintiffs in the lawsuit all claim to be victims of non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Plies, whose real name is Algernod Washington and his brother, record-producer Ronell Levatte are charged with allegedly firing the guns that wounded these individuals, in addition…

MC Hammer Sued By IRS For Nearly $800,000 In Back Taxes

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U Can’t Touch This.   Well apparently the U.S. government says differently. The one-time King Of Rap MC Hammer still owes the I.R.S. $779,585 in back taxes and has now filed a lawsuit against the Oaktown MC and his wife. According to TMZ, the back taxes are mainly from his financially troubled years, 1996 and 1997, and the government wants any concert earnings automatically directed back to the government. Hammer filed…

Soulja Boy Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Manager, Claims He Took Advantage Of A Naive Teen

Soulja Boy Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Manager, Claims He Took Advantage Of A Naive Teen

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    Don’t try to pretend that you didn’t already expect Soulja Boy to go broke at some point.  The 21-year old who shot to the top of the charts with “Crank That” back in 2006 is finding that fame isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.  He was 16 then, signing any contract he could get his hands on.  That included a deal that he would come to…

Judge Approves $100 Million Lawsuit Against Beyonce

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A judge has approved the next steps of a $100 million lawsuit filed against the singer Beyonce by a videogame maker.  Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos has ejected the request of Beyonce’ legal team to throw out the suit.   The lawsuit was filed by Gate Five LLC, who argues that Beyonce “double crossed” them… [Continue Reading on JusKhaotic.comt]  

Teddy Riley and Former Blackstreet Members Headed to Court

Teddy Riley and Former Blackstreet Members Headed to Court

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      R&B producer Teddy Riley filed a lawsuit against his former band mates of Blackstreet. He says the members in question have used the group’s name illegally, since he’s half the owner of the group’s trademark. Chauncey Hannibal is the other “Blackstreet” owner. According to the lawsuit, Mark Middleton and Eric Williams have used the group’s name to book performances, including a claim to the Blackstreet name in…

AMEX Sues Wesley Snipes For Not Paying $30,000 Worth of Credit Card Charges

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  The drama just keeps piling on for poor Wesley Snipes.  A new lawsuit from American Express says that Snipes didn’t pay his $30,000 credit card bill before he left for prison.   The company filed the suit last week, asking for the bill to be repaid, plus some back interest and penalties.   They are also asking Snipes to cover their legal fees for chasing him down with the…

Three Of Michael Jackson Brothers Said — We Got Screwed Over Thriller Jackets

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    Three of Michael Jackson’s brothers — Marlon, Jackie, and Tito (left to right) — have filed a lawsuit against a guy who they say duped them into signing 1,000 replicas of the famous Michael Jackson “Thriller” and “Beat It” jackets. According to a new lawsuit — obtained by TMZ — the 3 bros were promised $100,000 each for their signatures on replicas of the iconic, red, leather jackets…

TGI Friday’s manager fired because of vote for Obama: lawsuit

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    A black manager at a Long Island T.G.I. Friday’s alleges that a racist boss warned him in 2008 not to vote for Barack Obama — and fired him after he did. In a federal discrimination lawsuit, Michael Verzillo says regional manager Tanya Edwards, who is white, asked him in September 2008 whom he’d for. When he replied that he might vote for Obama, Edwards, 50, said the Bible…

Patti LaBelle Accused of Cussing Out a Baby and Her Mother

Patti LaBelle Accused of Cussing Out a Baby and Her Mother

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    Your Black World reports Typically known as a classy performer, Patti LaBelle is taking heat for allegedly screaming obscenities at a toddler and throwing a punch at the baby’s mother during an incident in Manhattan.  Kevin and Roseanna Monk are telling authorities that LaBelle went ballistic against their daughter Genevieve, and they are filing suit in Manhattan Superior Court. Read more »

Rihanna’s F’ed Up House: Not Good Enough For Her…But Good Enough To Sell To Someone Else

Rihanna’s F’ed Up House: Not Good Enough For Her…But Good Enough To Sell To Someone Else

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    Barbadian princess of song Rihanna has listed her decrepit old mansion on a (Beverly) hill. The 10,000 square-foot house, which she purchased for $6.9 million in 2009, has apparently been nothing but trouble for Lady Ri since the beginning. Citing issues with the construction of the home, Rihanna filed a lawsuit against the developer in August before putting it up for sale this past week. So if you’re…

Kanye West, Jay-Z Sued By Syl Johnson Over Uncleared ‘Throne’ Sample

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Syl Johnson, a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo’s latest album, “Watch the Throne.”  In a complaint filed in Illinois federal court on Friday, Johnson claims the two famous hip hop artists plus UMG and Def Jam took a portion of his song, “Different…