Lawsuits

Miko Branch Alleges Anthony Spadafora Drove Titi Branch to Commit Suicide

Miko Branch Alleges Anthony Spadafora Drove Titi Branch to Commit Suicide

Miko Branch alleges her sister, Titi Branch’s boyfriend, Anthony Spadafora drove her to commit suicide by hanging. The co-founder of mult-million hair care products company Miss Jessie’s is locked in a bitter court battle with Spadafora. Both are blaming each other for her death. Police said Titi Branch had fallen […]

by · April 19, 2015 · Lawsuits
Wal-Mart to Pay $10M Estate of James McNair, Killed in Tracy Morgan Van Crash

Wal-Mart to Pay $10M Estate of James McNair, Killed in Tracy Morgan Van Crash

James Mcnair Wal-Mart has settled with the family of comedian James McNair for $10 million after he was killed when one of their trucks crashed into the luxury van he was riding in with Tracy Morgan. Daryl Zaslow, the McNair family lawyer, said Wal-Mart made the hefty settlement in a […]

by · March 20, 2015 · Lawsuits
Byron Allen Says Al Sharpton Being Used by “White Masters at Comcast, AT&T”

Byron Allen Says Al Sharpton Being Used by “White Masters at Comcast, AT&T”

Byron Allen, CEO of Entertainment Studios, who filed a discrimination lawsuit along with other black media owners, against Comcast and Time Warner Cable, continued his attacks on Al Sharpton during an appearance on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Brian Stelter. Allen slammed Sharpton as the “least expensive negro.” He said Sharpton is […]

by · March 1, 2015 · Lawsuits, Today's Headlines
Nurse Nina Pham to Sue Dallas Hospital, Cites Negligence in Care for Ebola Patient

Nurse Nina Pham to Sue Dallas Hospital, Cites Negligence in Care for Ebola Patient

Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first diagnosed case in the U.S., will file a lawsuit against the Dallas hospital on Monday, alleging negligence in preparedness of nurses. She claims the hospital made her a “symbol of corporate neglect.” […]

by · March 1, 2015 · Ebola Outbreak, Lawsuits
Sudanese Child Refugees Sue “Good Lie” Producers Over Non-Payment

Sudanese Child Refugees Sue “Good Lie” Producers Over Non-Payment

The Foundation for Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan filed a lawsuit accusing the producers behind The Good Lie, which stars Reese Witherspoon, of using their “life stories but reneged on an agreement to pay them,” Variety reports. The Foundation for Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan and 54 refugees […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Lawsuits
Comcast, Al Sharpton Hit with $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Comcast, Al Sharpton Hit with $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Comcast and Al Sharpton have been hit with a $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a black media association, as the FCC decision on the cable giant’s merger with Time Warner Cable looms. Here’s more from the Hollywood Reporter: The complaint, filed in California on Friday, comes from the […]

by · February 23, 2015 · Lawsuits
Black Surgeon Christian Head Wins $4.5 Million Racial Discrimination Lawsuit from UCLA Medical School

Black Surgeon Christian Head Wins $4.5 Million Racial Discrimination Lawsuit from UCLA Medical School

Former UCLA surgeon Dr. Christian Head won a $4.5 million racial discrimination lawsuit from UCLA medical school which superimposed his face onto a gorilla which was being sodomized by a department chairman in a slide show presentation. Dr. Head filed the lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents in April […]

by · July 19, 2013 · Crime News, Lawsuits

Ervin Mears Jr. Sues Sterling Regional HS for $40 Million After Son, Mawusimensah Mears, Cut from Track Team

SMH:  Ervin Mears Jr. filed a lawsuit against Sterling Regional High School in Camden County for $40 million because his son, Mawusimensah Mears, was kicked off the track team. Mears is also seeking varsity letters and championship jackets for the past two seasons, telling the Philadelphia Inquirer, “children have rights, just like […]

by · May 27, 2013 · Lawsuits, Pennsylvania News
Dabotubo Horsfall Sues Former Employer Morgan Stanley, Alleges Racial Discrimination

Dabotubo Horsfall Sues Former Employer Morgan Stanley, Alleges Racial Discrimination

Dabotubo Horsfall has sued Morgan Stanley alleging that the investment bank engaged in blatant discrimination against him because he is black, paying him less than his peers and refusing to give him recognition for his work on prominent deals. Dabotubo Horsfall, a vice-president in Morgan Stanley’s investment management infrastructure fund, […]

by · March 18, 2013 · Business News, Lawsuits
R&B Singer Mary J. Blige Hit with $500K Lawsuit by Bank of America, Second Lawsuit in 3 Months

R&B Singer Mary J. Blige Hit with $500K Lawsuit by Bank of America, Second Lawsuit in 3 Months

Singer Mary J. Blige has been hit with yet another lawsuit for defaulting on a loan. Bank of America filed a lawsuit against the singer alleging she defaulted on a $500,000 loan. This is the second legal action against the singer, who recently played Malcolm X’s wife Betty Shabazz in […]

by · February 7, 2013 · Black Entertainment News, Lawsuits