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An April 2010 decree from President Obama states that hospitals must allow designated loved ones access to a patient even if they aren’t related by blood or marriage. The decree was prompted by a hospital denying Janice Langbehn the right to see Lisa Pond, her long-time partner, before Pond’s death. The decree is viewed as a win for gay rights. more...

- - Living Wills

The rights to most of the creative works of one of America’s great entertainers, Sammy Davis, Jr., have been awarded to his son, Manny, after a contentious will contest in Los Angeles County’s celebrity-drenched downtown courthouse. more...

- - Celebrity Lawsuits

Mixing marriage and business has proven to be a formula for success for many Americans—and a recipe for disaster for others. For Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife, Jamie, mixing marriage and business has produced one of the most expensive divorces in history. more...

- - Celebrity Lawsuits

Anyone who has seen an episode of Law and Order, NCIS—or any other police drama—has heard a police officer recite: "You have the right to remain silent. If you give up the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you desire an attorney and cannot afford one, an attorney will be obtained for you before police questioning." These statements, or similar advisories, are generally known as “Miranda Rights.” But what exactly are Miranda Rights and what are they designed to protect? more...

- - More US Law

Who owns your tweets? As of April 2010, the US Government. Find out what the Library of Congress plans to do with your 140-character confessions. more...

- - Technology

The government claims its easing the burden on small businesses, but what are recent initiatives really doing to increase the small business outlook? Check out this breakdown. more...

- - Government & Politics

Google just can't catch a break when it comes to privacy issues lately--on either side of the Atlantic. Learn about the latest ruling in Italy and what it could mean for the Internet giant and free speech. more...

- - Freedom of Speech

The Tiger Woods debacle has pundits speculating about a possible $300 million divorce. We’re no pundits, but can we can report the most expensive celebrity divorces to date. more...

- - Celebrity Lawsuits

At the end of the year, we all love a good countdown. So before moving on to the New Year, let's take a look at the top five lawsuits that left us shaking our heads, laughing out loud, or just plain puzzled.

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- - Celebrity Lawsuits

Even if you're not a David Letterman fan, you've probably heard about the "office romance" gone awry involving the late night talk show host and married father. In case you missed it, here's a recap. In early October 2009, there was an alleged attempt at extortion by CBS news producer Robert Halderman regarding several of Letterman's previous alleged romantic trysts at the office. To head off the extortion attempt, Letterman confessed on-air that he had previously had affairs with some of his office staff, and the following evening he also apologized to his wife and staffers at the show for his behavior.

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- - Celebrity Lawsuits