Law 101 - page 2

Jan 12, 2016

El Chapo’s Sons Flaunt Their Wealth Like Hip-Hop Stars

El Chapo's sons Ivan Guzman and Alfredo Guzman seem to take pleasure in flaunting the amount of money they're raking in from The Sinaloa Cartel’s drug operations. Both Guzman’s have unverified Twitter accounts that showcase the insane sum of money both of these guys are sitting on.

Jan 5, 2016

Segway Accuses Swagway of Swagger Jacking in Lawsuit Over “Swag”

Those pesky hoverboards of doing more than causing problems at airports and landing people like Mike Tyson on their asses. The popularity of the hoverboards has triggered a lawsuit by the device’s original creators Segway, over the common Hip-Hop term "swag.”

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Dec 30, 2015

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault, Arrest Warrant Issued

Bill Cosby has been charged with felony counts of assault over a 2004 incident!!!

Dec 28, 2015

Lil Wayne Gets An Early Christmas Present From Law Firm

Young Money boss Lil Wayne got an early Christmas present from his attorneys last week. The law firm of Michael B Kramer & Associates filed papers to dismiss their lawsuit against Lil Wayne over unpaid legal bills.

Dec 24, 2015

Here Are The Real Reasons 50 Cent Filed a Lawsuit Against Rick Ross Over A Remix

50 Cent recently filed a lawsuit against his antagonist Rick Ross, over a remix featured on Ross’ “The Renzel Remixes” mixtape. The claim may seem like part of the battle in 50’s larger war with Rick Ross, but there’s more to it. Legally because 50 owns the “50 Cent” trademark, he has a responsibility to defend its misuse. If the rapper did not defend the trademark he could be accused of “Naked Licensing.”

Dec 18, 2015

A Cautionary Tale: How Stax Records Went Bust

Memphis, Tennessee based record label Stax was forced into bankruptcy this week in December of 1975. The label that once had Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. The M.G.s and others was suddenly broke. What happened? Big issues with the business began to surface in May of 1968, when owner Jim Stewart refused to re-sign a distribution deal with Atlantic Records and terminated the agreement after Atlantic was sold to Warner Bros - Seven Arts.

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Dec 16, 2015

Jurors Can’t Decide; Mistrial Declared In Freddie Gray Case

A judge has declared a MISTRIAL in the case of Officer William Porter, one of six cops accused of killing Freddie Gray!

White Student Unions Driven By Fear…If They Are Real…

Lightning rod issues like affirmative action, as well as the protests staged by groups like Black Lives Matter, have some white students feeling threatened.

Bill Cosby Keeps Losing and He Hasn’t Been Convicted Of Anything…Yet

“There is virtually no standard by which the media are holding Mr. Cosby’s accusers. Anyone and everyone who wants to file a suit or get on television can be guaranteed fawning coverage."- Bill Cosby's attorney Marty Singer

“Ballin” and “Stuntin” Could Cost Young Jeezy At Least $75k

Young Jeezy and his lawyers have been busy the past three months – fighting lawsuits. In the past quarter alone (October, November and December), Jeezy has been sued for by an upcoming rapper, as well as gospel legend T.D. Jakes. Well, the rapper can add another allegation of theft to the growing of list of complaints filed against him.

Nov 30, 2015

Fighting Bankruptcy Is Costing 50 Cent A Pretty Penny – Check Out The Invoices

Having to pay off a $28.5 million judgment is a huge task, but as you will see below, fighting the judgements is costing 50 Cent a pretty penny as well. Accountants for the bankruptcy law firm Zeisler & Zeisler are overseeing some of the financial aspects of 50's bankruptcy. The firm recently submitted their invoices to the court in regards to the ongoing case.

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Nov 20, 2015

50 Cent Is Tired Of Everyone Being In His Biz, Files Motion To Seal Contracts In Bankruptcy Suit

50 Cent just filed a motion to restrict public access to his business contracts and investment agreements, about his ongoing bankruptcy case.

Oct 20, 2015

Lamar Odom’s Still Alive and It’s All Because Prostitution Is Legal In Crystal, Nevada

The two sex workers who found Lamar Odom choking on his mucus called 911. Had Lamar been with illegal prostitutes in another state, there's no doubt he would have died.

Oct 12, 2015

The “Redskins” Take Two Losses: On The Field In Atlanta and In Congress In California

The "Redskins" took two losses this weekend, one on the field in Atlanta, the other in Congress in California.

Sep 28, 2015

New Copyright Laws Getting “Blurred” But Students At Loyola Are Staying One Step Ahead

A few weeks ago, Richard S. Busch, the lawyer who won the verdict for Marvin Gaye's family was a guest lecturer at Loyola. He explained the importance of copyrights to Professor Mark Davis' students.

Aug 31, 2015

Attorney For Shooting Victim Says Violence Follows Chris Brown…Take A Look At The Lawsuit

Attorney Says Violence Follows Chris Brown...Take A Look At A Breakdown Of The Lawsuit

Aug 21, 2015

New Technology Will Monitor Rap and Gang Beef, Thanks To Those “Internet Gangsters”

A project between Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University is attempting to create the technology that will analyze keywords, phrases and even images and videos from rappers and gangs that are posted on public networks.

Aug 16, 2015

Drake Apologizes To Murder Victims…But Do His Lyrics Reflect A Double Standard?

Drake is finally talking about the shootings at his OVO Fest after-party. On Friday evening, more than 10 days after two people were gunned down in a double homicide that remains unsolved, the rapper broke his silence. In his first statement since the murders, he spoke of the anguish and emotional conflicts he’s experienced.

Aug 6, 2015

Violence Is Nothing New For Drake Or OVO Fest, According To A Lawsuit

Two people were killed at an After Party for OVO Fest. According to a new lawsuit, violence is nothing new for Drake or the club that hosted his party.

Aug 1, 2015

Could “Insight Policing” Have Saved Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray and others?

The disturbing video of the stop and arrest of Sandra Bland highlights once again the excessive and inexcusable use of force by police officers in this country. The 28-year-old’s death in police custody after a routine traffic stop is currently being investigated as a murder.

Jul 30, 2015

What Do Bill Cosby and Oscar Wilde Have in Common?

This is a tale of two legal cases both involving terrible injustice in two separate directions.

Jul 29, 2015

Why 50 Cent Won’t Beat The Revenge Porn Rap By Crying Bankruptcy – A Legal Breakdown

Rapper 50 Cent may soon learn that even millions of dollars don’t put him above the law. He may think he can dodge paying for a big debt by filing for bankruptcy, but the ploy probably won’t work.

Jul 27, 2015

Drake’s Interesting Week With Professional and College Basketball

While Drake was dealing with issues surrounding Meek Mill, the rapper was also being targeted by the University of Kentucky and a leak of his NBA jerseys!

Jul 24, 2015

Hulk Hogan Fired Over The N-Word, But Racism Is Nothing New In The WWE

Everyone is disappointed in Hulk Hogan, who was fired from The WWE. The wrestler has pretty much ended his own...

Jul 24, 2015

50 Cent’s Bankruptcy Filing Can Help You Understand Finances Better

There has been a lot of talk in the urban business community about 50 Cent’s recent financial situation and him filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy. 50 Cent has been seen as one of the more intelligent artists who transitioned into business and became a role model but his recent filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy also poses some questions.

Jul 14, 2015

Could 50 Cent’s Bankruptcy Filing Be Tossed? Check Out This Expert’s Opinion

When an individual or business files for bankruptcy protection, there is a legal protection against outside litigation that goes into effect immediately and automatically upon the bankruptcy filing. Is Fif using this to protect himself?

Jul 9, 2015

Watch: Suge Knight’s Lawyers Fight For His Freedom and Get Denied

Marion "Suge" Knight recently appeared in court, where his lawyers argued that murder and attempted murder charges against the onetime head of Death Row Records should be dismissed. Suge is in custody after an altercation in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant, where he ran over two people in his pickup truck as he fled the scene.

Jun 28, 2015

The Top Five List You NEVER Want To Make

The FBI recently announced a variety of international characters that have made their way to the top of the charts - of the United States' most wanted list. The five newcomers to the list are wanted for a variety of scams, including cheating the broken hearted, who were trying to catch their cheating lovers.

Jun 12, 2015

Spike Lee, Trademark Law and The Legal Battle Over The Word “Chiraq”

A man who has filed several trademarks for the word "Chiraq" in the state of Illinois sent a letter through his attorney to Spike Lee's production company demanding that it not use the word as the title of an upcoming film about violence in Chicago.

Mar 26, 2015

Part 1. Rapid Fire Q&A With Top Industry Brains (Lawyers, Guns, and Money)

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Mar 23, 2015

Cocaine, Hip-Hop, Strip Clubs and Cops: Nationwide Crime Network Busted

Yoo! The owner of a popular Hip-Hop club and a nationally known strip club are accused of laundering millions in cocaine money with the help of a disgraced cop!

Mar 16, 2015

Cameo + “Next Friday” + John Kellogg + Berklee College Of Music = Free Education

Berklee College of Music Professor John Kellogg was watching the movie "Next Friday" when he heard his music being sampled. That led him to teach a FREE course from Berklee on the music business.

Mar 11, 2015

Nona Gaye Gets All Emotional Over “Blurred Lines” Ruling

Nona Gaye gave an emotional statement over the "Blurred Lines" ruling. But is this a little too much sadness?

Mar 2, 2015

You Gotta Pay! MC Ren’s Music Might Not Make It Into “Straight Outta Compton” Biopic

One of N.W.A.'s most famous songs is in danger of being left out of the movie and the soundtrack...