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Dec 27, 2011

The Texas Rangers' catcher Mike Napoli recently had a lawsuit filed against him by a childhood friend who alleges the athlete backed out of a business deal.

According to TMZ, Napoli allegedly agreed to appearing at his friend Willie McCoy's Florida sports memorabilia shop as a promotional event for his store, but Napoli failed to show up, resulting in McCoy losing thousands of dollars.

Napoli and McCoy had been friends since they were seven years old, but McCoy filing the lawsuit has caused a rift between the two, TMZ reported.

According to the legal document

Dec 27, 2011

Alleging she was used as a slave to the performer, Lady Gaga's former assistant recently filed a lawsuit against the Mermaid Touring Company, which the singer uses for concerts.

Jennifer O'Neill alleges she worked for Lady Gaga for 13 months and is owed $380,000 in overtime.

O'Neill contends that as a former assistant to the pop singer, she was forced to do things against her will, such as fetching a towel for the pop superstar after she showered and keeping Gaga on schedule.

According to the lawsuit, O'Neill's job included her "ensuring the

Dec 27, 2011

Capitol Records is at the center of a lawsuit filed by the sister of the deceased drummer of the group The Knack, Bruce Gary.

Felice Catena filed the lawsuit recently in L.A.

Dec 27, 2011

Following a successful release in 2011 that resulted in close to $600 million in gross earnings, "The Hangover" sequel is facing another lawsuit.

After dodging two suits filed not long after the film was released, the comedy is now facing a suit from luxury clothing designer Louis Vuitton.

The French designer filed the lawsuit recently in New York federal court, alleging that the Louis Vuitton bag used in "The Hangover Part II" was a counterfeit and the clothing company didn't give permission for its name or product to be used in the movie.


Dec 23, 2011

A lawsuit was recently settled between ABC and a Japanese television network that alleged the show "Wipeout" was a rip-off of several Japanese game shows.

The Tokyo Broadcasting System sued ABC in late 2008 and recently settled for an undisclosed amount, according to Bloomberg.

The source reported that the Japanese television network contended that the obstacle-course game show on ABC resembled many shows which had appeared on its network in the past.

According to the lawsuit, "Wipeout" violated the copyrights of shows such as "Takeshi's