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Celebrity Justice

Ed Sheeran Wins Copyright Battle With Marvin Gaye

By Eric Harvey, J.D.

Music fans everywhere were worried last week when Ed Sheeran threatened to "quit music." The international pop star made this statement in a Manhattan court, vowing he'd be done with the music industry if he lost the copyright lawsuit against him for allegedly plagiarizing parts of his 2014 hit, "…

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Tiger Woods Faces Two Lawsuits From Ex-Girlfriend

By Richard Dahl

Tiger Woods will likely recover from the foot injury that forced him to withdraw from the Masters Golf Tournament on April 9. But a painful legal situation, or two, may continue to hobble him. Woods spoke to reporters prior to the beginning of the tournament, reflecting on his stellar record as a…

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Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix Split: Who Gets What When Unmarried Couples Split?

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

“Vanderpump Rules” star Ariana Madix called it quits on her relationship with Tom Sandoval after finding out about his alleged affair with co-star Raquel Leviss. The VPR breakup has been trending (#pumprules if you're curious, which, you know you are) on social media since news of the cheating scandal broke…

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Alec Baldwin Dodges a Legal Bullet

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Sometimes big city lawyers are worth their billing rates. At least, that's what Alec Baldwin will be thinking when he writes his a check. Prosecutors have downgraded the involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin arising out of a shooting on the set of 'Rust.' Baldwin's lawyers discovered that they had made an elementary charging mistake.

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Will Alec Baldwin Go to Jail for Involuntary Manslaughter?

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Prosecutors in New Mexico say they will charge Alec Baldwin with two counts of involuntary manslaughter arising out of the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie "Rust." Baldwin denies any responsibility for the tragic death. We aren't privy to the prosecutor's investigation. If news reports are true, they initially seemed to be short of the evidence needed to prove Baldwin committed a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. But then Baldwin had to go and talk to the police and the press. Now, chances are at least even that he will be spending time on probation or even in New Mexico's version of Club Fed.

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Kanye West Has Many Issues … Estate Planning Issues

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

Rapper Ye, the artist formerly known as Kayne West, can't stay out of the news for one reason or another. However, lately, he has been making many life changes affecting his estate plan. He should take time to review what estate planning documents he has in place and what he needs to update.

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