Celebrity Lawsuits

Our Celebrity Lawsuits section includes stories on news-making litigation involving famous actors, professional athletes, and other public figures.

Recent Stories

The Sopranos star's will and its provisions, particularly those invoking the so-called death tax, have sparked a discussion about estate planning that no wise guy or gal—celebrity or not—can afford to ignore. more...

The tragic death of the King of Pop Michael Jackson has left some interesting questions in its wake. Beyond the culpability of Dr. Conrad Murray lies the influence of entertainment giant AEG and its alleged role in Jackson’s untimely demise. At stake is a massive insurance claim—and perhaps a lot more. more...

In the early 90's song "Pass the Mic," the Beastie Boys used a six second segment from jazz flutist James Newton's composition "Choir" prompting him to sue on the grounds of copyright infringement despite a licensing fee. You can protect yourself by compensating the artist through a license. But, how much of someone else's work can you use without a license? more...

Despite tax evasion being a serious crime that can bring steep penalties and even jail time, there are still those who try to avoid paying their taxes. As we finish up our own taxes this tax season, here are 10 high-profile tax evasion cases that are a reminder of what can happen when you don’t pay your taxes—even to the rich and famous. more...