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Ah the rich and famous. They seem to have it all and more. more...

- - Inheritance Cases

Although its origins are unclear, the celebration of April Fools' Day on April 1 has been around for centuries. While pranks, practical jokes, and hoaxes among friends probably won't get you into any trouble (assuming you know your friends well), remember that the legal concept of liability never takes a holiday—not even on April Fools' Day. more...

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Every year, small businesses unnecessarily lose thousands of dollars of unpaid debts simply because they don't know how to collect them. Yet, knowing how to use small claims to reclaim what is rightfully yours in past due payments is easier than you think. more...

- - Small Claims

Although Sacha Baron Cohen's new blockbuster comedy, Borat, received lots of laughs from American audiences, not everyone has found the movie funny--especially many of the film's unwitting actors. From humiliated University of South Carolina fraternity brothers to destitute citizens of a remote Romanian village, Cohen has made enemies across the globe. In fact, these disgruntled participants are now lining up to take legal action against Twentieth Century Fox, the studio behind Baron Cohen's movie. more...

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On September 30, 2006, casino king Steve Wynn was showing off his $139 million Picasso painting to friends like Barbara Walters, screenwriter Nora Ephron, and Ephron's husband Nick Pileggi. In what Wynn has called "the world's clumsiest and goofiest things to do," he created a quarter-sized flap in the painting when his elbow inadvertently pierced the 74-year-old canvas. more...

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Perhaps the war between the Marshalls is the 21st century version of the Hatfields and McCoys or the Montagues and Capulets. Like every famous family feud, this one started with a fight over love and money. For now, it looks like Vickie Lynn Marshall, a.k.a. Anna Nicole Smith, has won a Supreme Court battle. Read more to find out why Anna Nicole won her case. more...

- - Supreme Court

When Anna Nicole Smith died on February 8, she left behind a 5-month-old daughter and a tabloid-worthy trail of legal uncertainties: her potential inheritance from husband J. Howard Marshall II, the paternity and custody of her daughter, Dannielynn, and her purported marriage to lawyer Howard K. Stern to name a few. How will this all wrap up? Chances are, not very neatly and not very quickly either. more...

- - Celebrity Lawsuits

Never underestimate an angry ex with an STD and a creative attorney. So if you may be responsible for giving your ex a sexually transmitted disease, watch out, as you just might find yourself in court. more...

- - Personal Injury

Collecting Your Small Claims Judgment: It is Possible more...

- - Small Claims

Small Claims Series Part IV: Slip and Fall Accidents more...

- - Small Claims