The Charger Bulletin

Lady Gaga fires back in NY court at music producer

Brittni DeHart

March 22, 2010

From The Associated Press Lady Gaga is firing back at a music producer who claims he launched her career and is suing her for $30.5 million. Her lawyer said in a court filing made public Friday the agreement at the heart of the suit was "unlawful." Song writer and music producer Rob Fusari...

Hearing set in lesbian teen’s suit to force prom

Liz De La Torre

March 16, 2010

From The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. – School officials in a rural Mississippi county told a lesbian student to get "guys" to take her and her girlfriend to a high school prom and warned the girls against slow dancing with each other because that could "push people's buttons," according to documents...

Suit alleges Conn. plant ignored safety procedures

Liz De La Torre

February 23, 2010

From The Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Two workers injured in a power plant explosion filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that proper safety procedures were not followed, and an attorney said that included live electricity running through the site, workers welding and a gas-fueled torch heater...

EPA warned of lawsuit over pesticides and animals

Maideline Sanchez

January 31, 2010

From the Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. – A conservation group says it plans to sue the federal government, claiming hundreds of protected animal species have been impacted because it has not evaluated or regulated nearly 400 pesticides. The Center for Biological Diversity sent the Environmental...

NYC neighbor sues Madonna over loud music, dancing

Brittni DeHart

October 18, 2009

From The Associated Press One of Madonna's New York neighbors says the superstar's loud music and frequent dance sessions are causing a commotion. Karen George, of Manhattan, lives above Madonna in a building on Central Park. She said in a lawsuit filed Friday against the building's co-op b...

‘You Light Up My Life’ writer sues ex-fiancee

Brittni DeHart

October 14, 2009

From The Associated Press The Oscar-winning songwriter behind "You Light Up My Life" says his former fiancee did just that to him — but hid the fact that she already was married. Joseph Brooks filed a fraud suit Tuesday seeking at least $2 million in damages and the return of a $550,000 bank account...

Doctors settle case for denying lesbian treatment

Liz De La Torre

September 30, 2009

From The Associated Press SAN DIEGO – A California woman has settled a lawsuit against her former doctors who denied her artificial insemination based on her sexual orientation, attorneys for both sides said Tuesday. Guadalupe Benitez, 36, of Oceanside, and her spouse sued doctors at North Coa...

Lawsuit against Coldplay over ‘Viva La Vida’ ends

Brittni DeHart

September 21, 2009

From The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Court records show guitarist Joe Satriani and Coldplay have reached an agreement that ends a copyright infringement lawsuit filed over the band's smash hit "Viva la Vida." Satriani sued Coldplay in December, claiming the band copied "substantial, origi...

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