Kelly Clarkson files legal counterclaims against ex-in-laws

GT Narvel Blackstock, Reba McIntyre, Kelly Clarkson, Brandon Blackstock In 2007, former “Voice” coach Kelly Clarkson was very popular after she was the first American Idol winner in 2002. Her debut single “A Moment Like This” reached #1 in the US painting Top 100 charts in the same year. After several other chart-topping successes, Clarkson won the Grammys in 2006 for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Vocal Performance, Grammy.com reports. Does Clarkson owe their owners millions of dollars? Accordingly, when Clarkson signed with Starstruck Management in 2007, she…

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Talmika Bates, California woman who had her scalp ripped off by K9, sues cops

A California woman whose scalp was ripped off by a police dog has filed a lawsuit alleging that police officers used excessive force by allowing German shepherds to drown her for several minutes even after she pleaded with them to pull the animal. Talmika Bates said she was paralyzed out of fright as a K9 named “Marco” continued to chew her scalp during the February 10, 2020, burglary, according to the complaint filed on Tuesday. Brentwood Police Officer Ryan Rezentes had to physically remove a dog’s grip from Bates’ scalp…

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Google faces another antitrust complaint

A group of US states led by Texas has filed an amended complaint against Alphabet’s Google, accusing the tech giant of using coercive tactics and violating antitrust laws in its efforts to boost its already dominant advertising business. The updated allegations are the latest in an attack by Google’s regulatory scrutiny on its practices. The tech company faces several lawsuits, including one by the Department of Justice for monopolistic practices. Earlier this week, Google lost an appeal against a $2.8 billion EU antitrust decision. The amended US lawsuit, filed in…

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Facebook faces new antitrust lawsuit to kill Phhhoto’s business

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The founders of a now-defunct photo-sharing startup Meta, formerly known as Facebook, are suing over allegations that the company violated antitrust laws by cloning their app using Instagram’s Boomerang feature and ultimately crushing their business. Launched in 2014 by Champ Bennett, Omar Elsayed, and Russell Armand, Phhhoto enables users to capture and post short busts of wraparound, GIF-style images. The newly filed lawsuit alleges that Facebook wanted to squash the competition by cutting off access to the app by rejecting a proposed relationship and then cloning its own version of…

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Transgender workers at Netflix sues B Bagels Minor and Tera Fields over Dave Chappelle special

Two transgender Netflix employees have filed labor complaints against the streaming service, claiming the company retaliated against them for speaking out and organizing a protest against comedian Dave Chappelle’s controversial new special. The charges brought Wednesday to the National Labor Relations Board allege B. on October 20, according to the complaint obtained by USA Today. Fields then faced “retaliation and threats” for speaking out against the Pagels-Minor launch in a viral Twitter thread. “This charge is not just about Bee and Terra, and it’s not about Dave. It is about…

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