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Coachella Sues Urban Outfitters You're Selling the Clothes Off Our Back!!!

3/17/2017 7:43 AM PDT

0316-main-coachella-free-people-ub-getty-01Coachella and Urban Outfitters are like Salt & Peppa ... one is tied to the other, which makes the festival's lawsuit against the clothing company pretty shocking.

Urban Outfitters makes a fortune every year from festival goers who stock up on stylish and hipster gear before heading out to the desert.

Here's the problem ... the folks at Coachella say the clothing company has crossed the line by hawking its stuff as Coachella wear, without getting prior permission. Urban Outfitters has essentially created a full-blown Coachella campaign on Amazon, Zappos and Bloomingdale's websites.

So this is a shock ... the festival folks want a cut of the profits Urban Outfitters made off of its name.


Maine Oxford Comma Lawsuit Overtime Law Screws You, Me, & ... Appeals Court Agrees!!

3/16/2017 1:33 PM PDT

0316-dairy_delivery_protest_compositeA bunch of dairy delivery drivers in Maine say the state's overtime law is unclear cause of a missing Oxford comma ... and no less than the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed.

The drivers are suing their employer -- Portland-based Oakhurst Dairy -- for unpaid overtime wages, arguing they qualify for that dough because of the confusing way Maine's labor law is punctuated ... without a comma to distinguish who exactly is exempt.

The part of the law they're dissecting says overtime doesn't apply to employees involved in the "canning, processing, preserving, freezing, drying, marketing, storing, packing for shipment or distribution of: (1) Agriculture produce; (2) meat and fish products; and (3) perishable foods."

The drivers say because there's no comma before the words "or distribution" ... it means the law only applies to packers, not folks doing the actual distribution.  

At first, a lower court sided with Oakhurst, saying the law was quite clear ... but the appeals court said otherwise and sent it back down for further proceedings.

That makes this case crazy, amazing, and downright weird as hell.

Ralphie May Ex Claims He Got Rough During Sex 'Feel the Pain, Bitch!'

2/28/2017 12:40 AM PST

0227-ralphie-may-lahna-turner-tmz-01Ralphie May's estranged wife says he's sexually abusive, suicidal, and so drug-addled he can't be alone with their kids ... according to court docs. 

Lahna Turner claims Ralphie's gotten more aggressive and threatening recently in the fallout of their pending divorce ... due to frustration over monitored visits with their 2 kids.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Turner says he's been physically abusive, and it spread to the bedroom when they tried to reconcile in 2015. Turner says they were having sex, but after asking him to stop, he persisted and said, "You need to feel pain, bitch!"

She also claims Ralphie insults her, threatens to kill himself, abuses drugs ... in front of their 2 kids -- and she's afraid he'll take them out of the country without permission.

Turner requested a restraining order, which was only partially granted. The judge denied her request for Ralphie to stay 100 yards away, but he is barred from harassing her.

Ralphie's reps had no comment, "due to legal constraints."

Muslim Ban Detainees Coerced to Leave at LAX ... Says ACLU

1/29/2017 8:05 AM PST


At least 5 Muslims were sent packing back to Yemen early Sunday morning from LAX, after Customs and Border Protection officials strong-armed them into signing a document to essentially wave the white flag and agree to go back to their homeland ... this according to the ACLU.

An ACLU attorney on the front lines tells TMZ ... the detainees were not allowed representation by attorneys who were eager to help them.  

The attorney also says the number of detainees at LAX "far exceeds" the 7 people reported. We're told the number is closer to 40 people ... as of 1 AM Sunday morning.

The lawyer adds ... U.S. Marshals were called in to intercede after the ACLU filed emergency docs in court, claiming the U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection were violating the temporary freeze of Trump's Executive Order -- as issued by a federal judge -- by detaining people who had valid Green Cards. 

Brandi Glanville to Joanna Krupa Turn Over Your Vagina Diaries For 'Smelly' Lawsuit

1/26/2017 2:45 PM PST
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0126-joanna-krupa-brandi-glanville-tmz-01Joanna Krupa has to hand over medical records that could prove whether her vagina is "smelly" ... as Brandi Glanville has alleged.

A judge signed the order in Joanna's defamation case against Brandi, which says she has to release her gynecological records from 2000 to 2005. According to the docs, Joanna also has to produce any correspondence with Lisa Vanderpump, Mohamed Hadid and Andy Cohen that relates to the case.

Apparently, her vagina's been a hot topic among 'Housewives' stars.

You'll recall, Joanna sued Brandi 2 years ago for making the "smelly" comment on 'Watch What Happens Live.'

Joanna's gotta be determined to win this lawsuit if she's willing to air her vaginal records in open court.

Donald Trump Sued By Accuser For Defamation 'Apprentice' Contestant Holds Presser

1/17/2017 12:39 PM PST
Breaking News

0118-donald-trump-summer-zervos-tmz-getty-01One of the women who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault has finally pulled the trigger on a lawsuit against the President-elect.

Former 'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos filed a defamation suit in NYC Tuesday, claiming Trump defamed her when he publicly called her a liar, claimed the assault never happened and referred to her allegation as "totally made up nonsense."

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, she also calls him out as a "sexual predator."

The suit goes on to claim Trump used his platform as a presidential candidate to denigrate and verbally attack Zervos and other accusers.

She's asking for a retraction and/or an apology, plus damages.

Zervos and her attorney, Gloria Allred, announced the lawsuit with a news conference ... where she reiterated her claim Trump sexually assaulted her during a 2007 business meeting.

Fetty Wap to Alexis Sky We Know You Leaked the Sex Tape ... Now Stop It

1/10/2017 2:20 PM PST

0110-fetty-wap-cease-and-desist-launch-01Fetty Wap is serious about getting a sex tape off the Internet ... purportedly featuring him and Alexis Sky -- and he's targeted the person he thinks leaked it ... Dear Alexis, STOP!

TMZ has obtained the cease and desist letters Fetty's legal hounds fired off to Alexis and a bunch of media outlets allegedly posting the video.

Fetty's lawyers threatened Alexis this way ... "[Y]ou must IMMEDIATELY STOP the distribution and/or attempted distribution of this alleged video to any and all media outlets." 

BTW ... he vows to sue her if the video doesn't disappear.

We'll see if he ruffled enough feathers to keep it from spreading any further. 

The Game Cop Punch Trial Delayed Still Has Fights On the Mind

1/9/2017 11:08 AM PST

The Game showed up to court Monday morning expecting to stand trial for slugging an off-duty cop -- but he ended up breaking down Chris Brown and Soulja Boy's upcoming fight.

Game's criminal assault trial for punching LAPD Officer Onyebuchi Awaji in March 2015 was scheduled to start today, but the case was postponed. We got him on his way out of court, and he was all pumped up -- about the new year, and about watching Chris and Soulja get in a boxing ring.

Bonus: Game also picked a Streep-Trump death match winner.

As for the fight that landed him in court -- Game already lost the civil case, and was ordered to pay the officer $100k.

The new criminal trial date is set for next month, and this video will be key evidence.

Young Thug Sued Limo Rides To The Stars Ain't Cheap ... And You Owe Us a Check!

12/27/2016 2:53 PM PST

1222-young-thug-tmz-02Young Thug got chauffeured around Hollywood like a big shot this summer, but stiffed the limo company like a bum ... according to a new lawsuit. 

Hollywood Stars Limousine just filed suit against the Atlanta rapper for allegedly skipping out on a fat bill for rides they say they gave him ... to the tune of $18,676. 

In the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Hollywood Stars claims they drove Young Thug and some of his guests around for a total of 11 times this year -- with 10 of those happening in June. 

The company says they gave Thug plenty of time to pay, but claims he told 'em to kick rocks. Now, Hollywood Stars wants a judge to make him pay back their dough in full. 

It's funny ... Young Thug just got arrested last week for ducking a court date on a window tinting offense. Looks like he might be screwed from the other side of the glass too. 

The Game No New Trial For You! Back To The End of The Line ...

12/20/2016 10:18 AM PST

1220-the-game-TMZ-01The Game won't be getting his sexual assault judgment of $7 million reduced, and he won't be getting a new trial either ... for now, at least.

A judge shot down Game's request to reduce the damages he was ordered to pay after losing his sexual assault case ... all over a technicality in how he filed the paperwork.

It looks like Game didn't "present" the motion the right way, and left out important info -- like hearing dates and times ... basic stuff the court needs to even consider the request.

The good news for Game is he can refile the motion -- so he still has a shot to state his case in court, like he originally wanted to do. 

Melania & Barron Trump YouTuber Cashes in With Apology

11/30/2016 7:12 AM PST

1130-barron-trump-melania-trump-GETTY-01The YouTuber who falsely insinuated Melania Trump's son was autistic is redefining chutzpah ... he's making money on his apology.

The guy has ads running on his apology vid, meaning he hasn't turned off the monetization setting -- just a one-click process.

The apology video posted Tuesday has almost 74,000 views as of Wednesday morning, and continues to run ads. 

We broke the story ... Melania and Barron threatened the YouTuber with a lawsuit ... and they called out Rosie O'Donnell for reposting it.

The guy took it down when he felt the Mama Bear's legal heat -- although he waited 24 hours and gained another 1 million views, and more ad revenue, in the process.  

He seemed sincere in his apology/retraction. Now ... we're not so sure.

Bruno Mars You Jacked Our Jam ... Now We're Gonna Funk You Up!!!

10/29/2016 11:10 AM PDT

1029-bruno-mars-tmz-01Bruno Mars' monster hit "Uptown Funk"  is a thinly-veiled replica of a groovy tune back in the day ... and now the OG band is out for blood in court.

Mars and "Uptown Funk" producer Mark Ronson are among many names listed in a lawsuit filed by members from the music group, Collage.  The band released a single in 1983 called "Young Girls" and claim Bruno's Billboard #1 is a dead-on copy in rhythm, harmony, melody and structure.

It's interesting -- Collage claims  Ronson and Mars have been big fans of Minneapolis/1980s electro-funk soul ... of which Collage was a part, along with Prince and others. The suit claims there's reason to believe Ronson and Mars have heard and been influenced by "Young Girls."

The stakes are enormous.  "Uptown Funk" is Mars' biggest song to date ... selling more than 6.1 million copies.  It's the second-longest number-one hit single in Billboard history, and makes the label alone a reported $100k a week via streaming on Spotify.

Collage -- only has one living member -- but he's alive and kicking ... demanding a cut of the profits and a stop to "Uptown Funk."

The Beatles Contract that Bound them Together Up for Auction

9/5/2015 6:18 AM PDT

0905-beatles-contract-launch-01The world would never have enjoyed and been influenced by The Beatles if they didn't sign this contract ... at least that's what an auction house wants you to believe.

It's actually pretty awesome ... a 1962 agreement between John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Star and their manager Brian Epstein.  

The contract give the legendary Epstein wide-ranging power ... authority to choose clothes, make-up and presentation of the group.  It also gives the group power to boot a member if 2 or more want them out.

Right up there with the Magna Carta?  No?  

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