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Singer Mariah Carey sues former executive assistant

NEW YORK: Singer Mariah Carey on Wednesday sued her former assistant for breaking a nondisclosure agreement, negligence and theft, according to court documents. Carey, one of the world’s best-selling singers with 200 million records sold and hits including “We Belong Together,” is seeking at least $3 million in damages from Lianna Azarian and a restraining order to keep her former assistant from further breaking the nondisclosure agreement, according to papers filed in New York State Supreme Court. Azarian worked for Carey…

New York Sues Giant US Opioid Maker Over Alleged Deceptive Marketing Practices

NEW YORK: The state of New York sued US pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma and its affiliates for allegedly deceiving doctors and patients about the risks associated with its opioid products, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood said in a press release. "The lawsuit alleges a decades-long and continuing pattern of persistent deceptive and illegal conduct, whereby Purdue misled prescribers and patients about the risks of its opioids, including OxyContin, intentionally understating the risks…

Man gets justice after his girlfriend created a fake email to turn down his full scholarship

CANADA: Since the age of 7, Eric Abramovitz has studied with some of Canada’s most prestigious clarinet teachers. He took first prize at the Canadian Music Competition six times and performed as a soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. In 2013, Abramovitz applied to complete his bachelor’s degree at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. After finally making it through the prescreening process, he flew to Los Angeles in February 2014 to perform a live audition.…

Michael Jackson estate sues Disney over documentary

LOS ANGELES: The estate has sued US broadcaster ABC, arguing a network special about the pop singer's final days used his songs and music videos without permission. The legal action also names ABC's corporate parent, which happens to be Walt Disney Co - as a defendant. The two-hour documentary, The Last Days of Michael Jackson, was broadcast on 24 May and explored the life, career, and legacy of Michael Jackson. "Like Disney, the lifeblood of the estate's business is its intellectual property," the complaint said.…

Miss Universe producer sues Czech maker of winners’ crowns

WASHINGTON: The producer of the Miss Universe pageant on Tuesday sued the Czech company hired to make the winners' iconic crowns, saying it kept touting its association with the pageant even after it breached its 10-year sponsorship agreement. IMG Universe, whose parent company bought the pageant from Donald Trump in 2015, said it canceled Diamonds International Corp's (DIC) contract last August after financial problems caused the Prague-based company to miss two required payments. DIC nonetheless kept advertising its…

Hounded over Merkel selfie, Syrian refugee sues Facebook

WURZBURG: A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been repeatedly manipulated to link him to violent jihad will take Facebook to court Monday for spreading defamatory fake news. Anas Modamani, 19, argues the US social media giant has failed to take down doctored images that have falsely linked him to, among other things, deadly Islamist attacks in Brussels and Berlin last year. In the case starting at 1400 GMT in the central city of Wurzburg, he will seek an injunction against Facebook…

Microsoft sues US government over data requests

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft Corp has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, the latest in a series of clashes over privacy between the technology industry and Washington.