New York, May 14: A year-long legal battle between Rob Lowe and one of his former nannies, Jessica Gibson, has come to an end after both parties agreed to dismiss their lawsuits, according to a People.com report.
Irvine, Calif. -- A California lawsuit alleges the Private Equity Management Group run by Danny Pang earns portions of its money through a Ponzi scheme.
Former firm partner Nasar Aboubakare claimed in the suit that Pang earned "in excess of $25 million" through a Ponzi scheme in which money from new investors is used to pay dividends to established investors in lieu of legitimate earnings.
Mike Sitrick, a spokesman for the firm, said "no additional funds were needed, because the company had sufficient reserves to pay investors."
"The firm had always met its principal and interest payments," he said.
Los Angeles, March 28: Courtney Love has landed herself in hot soup after spreading lies about a fashion designer. The American rock musician/actress is facing a lawsuit from fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir, who claims Love has caused 'irreparable damage' to her name and reputation.
Seattle -- A Seattle man claims in his suit against transit authorities that a toilet he was inspecting exploded as a result of work being performed on a light rail line.
Edmond Okolie said in his King County Superior Court suit that a toilet at an adult care facility exploded in November 2006 while he was inspecting it, knocking him to the ground and covering him in raw sewage, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Wednesday.
The lawsuit claims the toilet explosion was caused by work being performed nearby on Sound Transit light rail line planned to connect Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and downtown Seattle. It claims the workers must have cut or blocked a sewer line, causing the line to pressurize and explode.
The suit is seeking unspecified compensation. Sound Transit has not yet filed a response.
Boca Raton, Fla. -- A woman in Florida says she's offering her parrot to end a dispute between two other women fighting over the ownership of another parrot.
Leah Dellapelle, 28, said she loves Travis, her African gray parrot, but she can't afford his $100-a-month diet, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Sunday.
Dellapelle says Travis may be the answer to a lawsuit filed Friday by Angela Colicheski, 52, against Sarita Lytell, 47, both of Boca Raton.
"I'm looking for someone who can afford birds," Dellapelle said.
Colicheski contends Lytell has her parrot, Tequila, who flew away about three years ago. Lytell said she has cared for a parrot she named Lucky since it was found dehydrated and scared in May 2006 and she is not about to give it up.
St. Paul, Minn. -- A Minnesota woman said she has dropped a lawsuit against her ex-husband that alleged another woman was using voodoo to break up their marriage.
Mary Nabila Muma, a St. Paul resident who immigrated with her ex-husband, Marcellus Muma, from Cameroon, wrote a letter to U.S. Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel saying she was withdrawing her suit after going on a private retreat, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Tuesday.
Muma wrote that praying while on the retreat helped her to forgive her ex-husband and she was further convinced to drop the case after she lost control of a rental car on a busy freeway.
"The police officers and all the people who saw the car and the scene of the accident instantly said that was divine intervention," she wrote in the Jan. 20 letter. "I feel that God wants me to withdraw the case and hand Marcellus over to him."
Louisiana, February 6: Netflix Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will have to face court as class action lawsuits have been filed against the two companies alleging anti-trust collusive behavior between the two at the time of Wal-Mart's exit from the online video market in 2005.
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