Ludacris Sues Texas Couple Over Use Of “Disturbing Tha Peace”

That’s ludicrous.

Ludacris Sues Texas Couple

Via TMZ reports:

Ludacris says his record label “Disturbing tha Peace” has a reputation to uphold — so he’s slapping a Texas couple with a lawsuit accusing them of jacking his company’s name.

Luda — real name Chris Bridges — filed legal docs this month … claiming Demetri and Donna Evans-Brown are illegally using the phrase “Disturb The Peace” for their audio equipment biz and musical recordings.

But Luda says he’s owned the trademark for “Disturbing tha Peace” since 2003 — it’s also the title of his 2005 album — and the couple’s use of a similar name will confuse customers and ruin his primo rep.

Luda is asking a judge to force the Browns to stop using the trademark ASAP — and he’s suing for damages, plus attorneys’ fees.

When you starting a company or putting out a new product make sure you do your homework and find what name is LEGAL to use. For example, if you were to open a fast food joint and name it Burger King, don’t should be surprised if people with suits walk in to know whats up.

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Third “Elmo” Sex Abuse Accuser Comes Forward Against Ex-Sesame Street Puppeteer Kevin Clash!

Hide Ya Kids!

Third Underage Sex Abuse Accuses Elmo Star Kevin Clash

Via TMZ reports:

Kevin Clash is being accused of a third sexual relationship with an underage boy — and the former voice of Elmo could be sued as early as Tuesday, according to a report.

The latest accuser claims he was 16 when he engaged in “sexual activity” with Clash back in 2000 — and alleges they met on a gay chat line.

It’s a very similar claim to the one made by accuser #2, Cecil Singleton. TMZ broke the story when Singleton filed suit last week — and a few hours later Clash resigned from “Sesame Street.”

The third accuser’s attorney, Jeff Herman, told the NY Daily News his client plans to file a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court as “John Doe” … because he doesn’t want to go public.

How can the authorities wade through the people wanting a paycheck via a lie so they’ll just tell the same story they hear in the news, and who may actually be telling the truth? If it’s all lies, what a mess has been made from it. If it’s true, how sad.

Maybe they should change the name of the show to Sandusky Street?

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Katt Williams Can’t Catch A Break: He’s Slapped With Class Action Lawsuit!!!

They want their dayum money back!

Can you blame them though??

According to TMZ, Katt didn’t leave folks too entertained after his meltdown during his show in Oakland.

Williams and promoter Live Nation are on the receiving end of a class action lawsuit filed by Brian Herline on behalf of everyone who went to see the comedian “perform” on November 16.

According to the lawsuit — filed on the day before Thanksgiving in Alameda County, CA — Katt’s show ended after just 10 minutes … but not before he “confronted a heckler, took his clothes off, and attempted to fight at least three audience members.”

The suit is seeking unspecified damages for “Katt Williams’ non-performance.”

Williams has been stringing together one bizarre appearance after another as of late and was actually arrested in Oakland just two days before the show in question.

We reached out to reps for Katt and Live Nation … no word back.

Do you think everyone should get a refund??

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FLO RIDA Sued Over Scarface-Style Home Security System

Flo Rida‘s Miami mansion is practically Fort Knox … with a complex $58,000 state-of the-art security system — problem is, he’s refusing to pay for it … this according to a new lawsuit.

Flo is being sued by ADT — the largest home security company in the United States — which claims in 2009 it wired up Flo’s home with a system that included dozens of sensors, smoke detectors and at least 27 security cameras.

In the lawsuit, ADT provided a copy of the contract … which was signed by a man named Lee Prince — who is reportedly Flo’s manager.

According to the lawsuit, Flo paid the initial deposit — $19,366.66 — but after the work was completed, he never forked over the remaining $38,733.

Now, ADT wants the money PLUS interest, totaling $47,134.40.

Here’s where it gets crazy — Flo Rida has fired back at the suit … saying he NEVER authorized the work despite Prince’s signature … and claims he doesn’t owe ADT a dime.

A judge has yet to rule
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Dark Knight Rises Massacre: First Lawsuits Filed Against Colorado Movie Theater

Three people wounded in the “Dark Knight Rises” shooting spree that left 12 dead have filed a civil lawsuit against the movie theater, claiming the door James Holmes used to get into the theater should have had an alarm.

Denise Traynom, Brandon Axelrod and Joshua Nowlan also claim the theater should have had extra security for the midnight showing and failed to help moviegoers evacuate the theater after the shooting.

Traynom was wounded in the rear end, Axelrod suffered bone injuries to his right knee and ankle, while Nowlan’s right arm was nearly severed by a bullet. Nowlan was also injured in his left leg.

They’re seeking unspecified damages.

The lawsuit, which was filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Colorado, came on the same day the theater announced plans to re-open in 2013.

 

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Memphitz Sues Producers Of ‘Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’

Wow-Memphitz is tired of his name all over Love and Hip Hop

According to Necole Bitchie: If ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ creator Mona Scott-Young thought dealing with the antics of her out of control cast was a lot to take on, she has a whole ‘nother headache on her hands now that Memphitz, ex-boyfriend to singer K. Michelle, has filed a lawsuit against the show. Throughout the taping of the show, K. Michelle repeatedly told the story of how her former ex and label head spent up all of her money, left her for broke, almost ruined her music career and beat her badly. Even though she didn’t mention him by name on the show, she definitely didn’t have a problem openly saying Memphitz’s name in interviews and hopping on Twitter to air him out a few times while throwing a few insults at Memphitz’ wife Toya Wright.

Now that the season has officially wrapped, Memphitz has decided to take legal action and has filed a lawsuit against Viacom International; NFGTC, Inc.; and Mona’s Monami Entertainment. He’s claiming that K. Michelle’s accusations of domestic violence are complete lies and the show gave her a “worldwide platform” for her to “assassinate [his] character”:

“My family and I have suffered tremendously while VH-1, Monami Ent., and the other companies provided a worldwide platform for K. Michelle to repeatedly assassinate my character. The filing of this suit is to compensate for the irreparable damage that has been done to my reputation and to deter these companies from doing such future harm to others.”

Meanwhile, his attorney, Conti J. Moore says that K. Michelle was just seeking sympathy without giving an ounce of proof to her claims:

“[K. Michelle] has taken full advantage of society’s tendency to accept claims of domestic violence as always being true, even in the absence of proof.  The only abuse that actually occurred is the malicious and calculated pattern of vicious lies Ms. Pate has assailed for the purpose of fabricating a compelling story line in an attempt to ruin my client’s name.”

“Domestic violence is an issue of serious nature, often having grave consequences for true victims with whom we all sympathize.  However, it is unconscionable for one to play on the sympathies of the masses by levying false accusations of such heinous acts against an innocent party, simply for the sake of entertainment or for purported career advancement. After reviewing the evidence in this matter, we are prepared to litigate this case to the fullest extent of the law to seek justice for our client and to restore his name and professional reputation.”

Memphitz is asking for $1 per viewer per show as damages, and with the show averaging almost $3 million viewers an episode, he’s looking at some serious bank if he manages to win this.

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Kim Kardashian Settles Old Navy Look-Alike: Kim K Walked Away A Winner

Kim Kardashian has called an end to her war with Old Navy, settling up with the clothing brand for big bucks after it allegedly used a Kim K. look-alike in its advertising last year.

Via TMZ reports:

Kim’s lawsuit was dismissed today in L.A. — and sources close to Old Navy tell TMZ, the company agreed to pay Kim an undisclosed sum based on her look-alike claims. We’re told both sides are pleased with the settlement, though the exact terms of the deal are undisclosed.

TMZ broke the story … Kim sued Old Navy last July for MILLIONS, claiming it intentionally used a look-alike in an effort to dupe the public into thinking Kim was affiliated with the brand.

Say what you want about the girl but Kimmy is getting to the moooooooooney! Being considered one of the biggest brands in the world doesn’t come easy. Protect ya neck and wallets you Kim K. look-alikes.

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The Nightclub Wants Drake & Chris Brown To Pay 16 Million For Their Brawl In The Club

Fightin’ in the club? Pay up.

Nightclub Suing Chris Brown And Drake for $16 Million Over Fight

Daaayum. Sounds like maybe they should have jumped in the ring for $10 million after all…

According to a newly filed lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court, Drake and Chris Brown were the ones who started the infamous brawl at the W.i.P. night club back in June. As if blaming them wasn’t enough, the company behind the suit–Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.–is seeking $16 million in damages.

The document states that the two artists had bad blood because of their past relationships with the same woman (Rihanna) and that they fought violently when they crossed paths. Also, it details that they were allowed entry with crews made up of at least 15 heavily built men trained and/or experienced in hand-to-hand and weapons combat.” And once the bottles starting flying, those men were told to join in on the fight, according to the suit.

The $16 million in damages is for Brown and Drake’s alleged “gross negligence,” “ultrahazardous activity” and “intentional illegal acts.”

See how much it costs to act a fool?

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Perfume Store Owner In New York Is Being Sued For Being A Racist

What do you call it when your boss won’t let you serve white people because your “skin is too dark?” Sounds like a lawsuit to us!

A pair of former “perfumistas” at the high-end Bond No. 9 perfume shop claim in a federal lawsuit that owner Laurice Rahme is a racist who called African-Americans “thieves” — and used a code phrase to alert security when dark-skinned customers came into the store.

“We need the light bulbs changed,” was the signal for an unwelcome customer, according to the lawsuit.

Veronica Robledo and Karin Widmann are seeking $3 million in damages in the suit that accuses Rahme of violating their civil rights and firing them for objecting to her “pattern of racism against customers and employees.”

Robledo of the Bronx, who worked for Rahme for nine years, also claims her boss wouldn’t let her serve white customers because “my skin is dark.”

“I was very offended,” a tearful Robledo, 41, told the Daily News. “The last eight months were torture. I was afraid to speak to a black customer. ”

Robledo, who is Puerto Rican, said she even had to keep quiet about her black Jamaican boyfriend and “tell him to hide when he came to pick me up so (Rahme) wouldn’t see him.”

The last straw, Robledo said, was when Rahme accused her in February of knowing a black customer who was caught shoplifting in another store.

Robledo said when she and Widmann finally complained about the racism in February, Rahme fired them and accused them of stealing $25,000 worth of stock. They deny the accusation.

Rahme insisted she’s no racist and blamed the suit on “disgruntled employees” who got caught with their hands in the till. She said most of her workers are from minority groups, and added that she welcomes black customers. “We love them,” she insisted.

Rahme admitted they do use the “light bulbs” code “to protect the girls” when somebody suspicious enters the stores. But she insisted it’s not aimed specifically at black customers, although she did mention that each time her stores were robbed “they were all African-American robbers.”

Rahme, who said her ethnicity is French and Lebanese and claims to have once had a black boyfriend, also said the women’s discrimination complaint with the state Division on Human Rights was kayoed.

Walker Harman, an attorney for Robledo and Widmann, said the complaint “was dismissed at our request” for administrative reasons barring pending complaint and a lawsuit at the same time.”

Do you think these former employees deserve that kind of money? Or are they just angry over being let go after 9 years of working there? Do you think you could work somewhere racist for 9 years?

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Can She Ever Catch A Financial Break: Toni Braxton Sued For Not Paying For Reality Show Advertisements

Pay yo bills Toni!

Toni Braxton has had her fair share of financial troubles over the years. She’s landed in more financial hot water because she’s being sued by an advertising company for defaulting on payments for posters advertising her hit WEtv reality show Braxton Family Values.

A company named National Promotions & Advertising went to L.A. County Superior Court to file a lawsuit against Toni Braxton and the rest of the producers of Braxton Family Values, alleging they had a contract with the show to promote the second season of the series. The ad company claims they posted 4,300 posters around the country and they were supposed to receive $57, 322.29 for their services.

National Promotions & Advertising says they did their part and had all the posters up by November–right before the premiere of the second season. NPA also claims Braxton Family Values producers have yet to pay them their money. The ad company says they’ve tried repeatedly to get their money, but the attempts have been futile. NPA is suing for their original fee and they are looking to be paid for damages as well.

Toni Braxton’s rep responded to the suit by saying his client has nothing to do with marketing budgets or payables for the series. The rep concluded by stating that WEtv handles those things.

We hope Toni can get it together before the next season of Braxton Family Values!

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