Woman Arrested for Car Theft, Sues Car Dealership

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Ms. Kheia Mitchell

 

On April 6, 2015, Kheia Mitchell was the driver of a vehicle purchased by her fiancé. Unbeknownst to her or her fiancé, a Ginn Motors’ employee took out a warrant for the theft of their vehicle in an effort to repossess the car. Ms. Mitchell had her two young daughters in the car with her when she was stopped and was ultimately surrounded by several East Point patrol cars.

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Michael Jordan Wins 8.9 Million Lawsuit

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Michael Jordan was awarded $8.9 million by a federal court in Chicago this week, after a popular supermarket chain (owned by Safeway), Dominick’s, used his name and likeness in an advertisement for steak in 2009.

Prior to proceedings, the court had already decided Dominick’s was liable for using Jordan’s name and likeness to pimp their meat. The proceedings that just wrapped up were solely to decide how much Jordan was owed for the unauthorized ad; taking into consideration that the ad ran in a commemorative issue of Sports Illustrated and only two customers redeemed the $2 steak coupon. The grocery store’s lawyers insisted that $126,900 would be fair compensation, but Jordan wanted more.

Source: Rolling Out

Jay Z Targeted by Extortionist Over Old Records

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According to TMZ, hip-hop superstar Jay Z was targeted in an alleged mult-million dollar extortion plot by a former producer named Chauncey Mahan. Reportedly, Mahan contacted Live Nation last week and claimed he had master recordings from Jay Z and his associates from 1998 through 2002 — recordings that were allegedly assumed to be lost. According to reports, the recordings held an estimated value between $15 million and $20 million. Mahan told Live Nation he had the masters in a Northridge, Calif., storage facility. Jay Z has a partnership with Live Nation.

Mahan reportedly said that he planned to auction the tapes or let Live Nation have them for a $100,000 “storage fee.” The LAPD apprehended Mahan when the producer went to meet with someone supposedly representing Jay Z this past Friday. He was detained, brought in for questioning and the LAPD seized the recordings. A judge will determine ownership. Jay Z’s representatives have filed a grand larceny complaint with the NYPD. The LAPD is also investigating further into the extortion allegations.

Upon hearing about the plot, famed producer Just Blaze tweeted about Chauncey Mahan’s history with Jay Z and Roc-A-Fella Records.

“Chauncey stayed effing up. Big part of the reason Hip and I brought in Guru,” Blaze tweeted. “Ill never forget the day Chaunce stepped to Duro wanting to fight lol. This guy ruined every tape transfer for the Dynasty Album. Duro calls him out on it. He runs over to Soundtrack studios, comes in the room like ‘yo Duro I ain’t no b—-’ takes his jacket off. Me and Duro just looked at him. Blankest of stares.. And went back to work.”

Just Blaze revealed that several mistakes in the mixes on Roc-A-Fella tracks from the early 2000s were Mahan’s fault.

Prince Sues 22 Blogger for 22 Million Over Live Bootleg (UPDATED)

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Prince is hitting the road,  and he is not making any jokes about anyone bootlegging his music and live performances. You may want to think twice before recording any of the shows and posting tracks online.

Spin reports: Prince has filed a copyright lawsuit against 22 different users of Facebook and Google’s Blogger platform. And although he doesn’t know the identity of all the defendants, he’s demanding each pay $1 million in damages.

According to the 21-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco (viaAntiquiet), the defendants “engage in massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince’s material.” The lawsuit targets Dan Chodera, Karina Jindrova, and 20 anonymous defendants. Chodera and Jindrova allegedly operated a no-longer-online Facebook account that posted a bunch of bootleg Prince videos. The other defendants — “Does” 1 through 20 — are accused of similar infractions, such as pointing to a 1983 Chicago set from WorldofBootleg.blogspot.com. Hey, we’d like to hear that one.

Prince asks for a jury trial, which, though highly unlikely, would have to make for some fascinating courtroom drama. In addition to the $22 million total in damages, Prince wants the defendants permanently blocked from infringing on his copyrights. He also wants them to forfeit any money they may have made from his music — with interest — and to return any “unlawful materials” to their rightful Purple custody. Oh, and they’d better cover his lawyers’ fees, too. The defendants haven’t commented publicly yet, but it’s theoretically possible they thought they were actually sharing concerts by Phish, right? Only, like, four letters off!

UPDATE:

TMZ REPORTS:Call him the artist formerly known as “Plaintiff” … ’cause TMZ has learned Prince has officiallyDROPPED his $22 MILLION lawsuit against 22 “bootleggers” who allegedly posted footage of his concerts online.

Prince has only filed the original lawsuit less than 2 weeks ago … going after 22  anonymous bloggers (for $1 mil-a-piece) who posted concert footage on Facebook and other websites without Prince’s permission.

But after news of the lawsuit went public … it only took a few days before Prince decided to end his crusade on the bootleggers.

TMZ has obtained legal documents filed in federal court in California to dismiss his lawsuit … but it’s without prejudice, which means he could refile the suit if he feels like it. .

We reached out to Prince’s lawyer to find out why P had the change of heart — so far, no word back.

Robin Thicke and Marvin Gay Estate Settle Lawsuit

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The Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” vs. Marvin Gaye “Got To Give It Up” ordeal has been come to an agreement this past week.  The back and forth lawsuits, was based on the similarity of the songs, and Robin Thicke statements that the son was inspired by Marvin Gaye, which was produced by Pharell Williams.

Here’s the run down..

Robin Thicke releases monster song “Blurred Lines”. Said song has striking similiarties to Marvin Gaye’s classic “Got To Give It Up”. The Gaye estate sues Thicke. Thicke countersues the Gaye estate. Gaye estate then sues Sony/ATV publishing because the powerhouse song publisher actually represents both parties and the Gaye estate felt as though Sony/ATV were being far from impartial and siding with Thicke on the matter.

Terms of the settlement between the Gaye estate and Sony/ATV were not publicly released. However, the litigation between Robin Thicke and the Gaye estate is still ongoing.