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April Fool's Day is a great excuse for playing elaborate jokes on friends, but what happens when the jokes go too far? Check out some of the biggest April Fool's backfires in recent memory. more...

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False advertising, slighted employees, and cheated stockholders: We take a look at some of 2008's biggest class action lawsuits. more...

- - Corporate Lawsuits

Although the term itself may seem self-explanatory, there is more to the hearsay rule than is covered on Perry Mason. Broadly defined, "hearsay" is testimony or documents quoting people who are not present in court, and hearsay evidence is inadmissible for lack of a firsthand witness. But, evidence always seems to make its way into court through various exceptions. So what exactly are they? more...

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It's been a long year...spent in a cramped space with leaky pipes and a landlord from "you know where." Now that you've finally found your dream home, you can't wait to fix it up. But, on moving day, you find out that your landlord won't be returning your security deposit. Now what? It may be time for small claims court. more...

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Makers of the original Monopoly, Hasbro, are suing Ghettopoly creator, David Chang. Hasbro alleges trademark and copyright violations. Chang says the game is a parody of urban culture. He has also pointed out there are at least 100 other games that end in "opoly." So, is this an infringement of Hasbro's intellectual property? more...

- - Trademarks

Sporting events can be fun, rewarding experiences, particularly in the everything-old-is-new-again-retro-ballparks, which are architectural gems for the old ballgame. It is important to understand the risks before you settle too comfortably. more...

- - Personal Injury

Parlez-vous Izzle? Not yet? If you've been yearning to better understand this unique language used by hip hop and rap artists, Gizoogle just may be the answer. more...

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Irena Medavoy is a new kind of celebrity. She is the spokeswoman for a band of disgruntled Botox patients who blame the drug for pain and paralysis. Botox-bashers would like Medavoy to write a "how to cope" book based on her experiences. more...

- - Personal Injury

Apple has tied its future to the iPod and tightly bundled it with iTunes. Some predict the suit could result in Apple Corps becoming a major share holder in Apple Computer, possibly with Paul McCartney as a board member But who knows? more...

- - Trademarks

Along with baseball and apple pie, passing down extreme wealth from one generation to the next is a cherished American tradition. So when the occasional high-profile beneficiary is left out in the cold, the public is naturally eager for details. more...

- - Celebrity Lawsuits