Listen: Porn producer sues to block LA condom law

A major adult filmmaker sued to block a new Los Angeles County law requiring porn actors to wear condoms, calling it a threat to free expression. Mark Kernes with Adult Video News explained details with Maggie & Michael on LA’s Afternoon News.


Ex-police cadet sues Irwindale, claims harassment

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — A former Irwindale police cadet claims she was sexually harassed by a lieutenant and forced to quit the department. The Los Angeles Times says Alma Chavez sued the Los Angeles-area suburb last month.


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Lawsuit alleges horses mistreated on HBO’s ‘Luck’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several of the horses used on HBO’s canceled series “Luck” were drugged, underweight and sick during production, an animal rights worker who oversaw conditions on the show alleges in a lawsuit.


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W. Pa. man files lawsuit against LinkedIn

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area man has filed a federal lawsuit against the networking company LinkedIn, claiming that it must tell him who put his name, personal cell phone and personal email on the site.


Dominique Strauss-Kahn (l); Nafissatou Diallo, hotel maid (AP Photo)

Judge: Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid settle suit

NEW YORK (AP) – Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a New York City hotel maid have signed a settlement of her sexual-assault lawsuit. A judge announced the deal on Monday. The amount […]


Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

LA Unified faces 4 new lawsuits in Miramonte case

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Attorneys representing victims of alleged lewd acts by a former Los Angeles third-grade teacher filed four lawsuits this week against the school district.


Kevin Clash, puppeteer, posing with "Sesame Street" character Elmo

Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims NY abuse

NEW YORK (AP) – A Florida man has sued the ex-Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid a sex scandal, saying the voice actor met him in New York after trolling gay telephone chat lines seeking underage […]


Gold medalist Oksana Baiul sues talent agency

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Olympic gold medalist Oksana Baiul is suing a talent agency claiming it mismanaged money she earned after her gold medal-winning figure skating performance in 1994. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles […]


LA NFL stadium settlement reached

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Play Fair at Farmers Field Coalition and Anschutz Entertainment Group announced a settlement today of a lawsuit challenging the developer’s proposed downtown football stadium. The coalition agreed to dismiss its […]


Flight attendant claims Magic fired her for being 7 min. late

Is being seven minutes late grounds for dismissal? Apparently so,  says Latina Thomas,  Magic Johnson’s former personal flight attendant, who claims to have been fired last month for that reason. Thomas, 45,  is suing Magic […]


Cruise files $50M suit against magazine publisher

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An attorney for Tom Cruise says he has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against the publishers of Life & Style magazine for articles that said the actor has abandoned his […]


$450K for fired worker who reported cocaine use

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Hollywood visual effects specialist fired for reporting on-the-job cocaine use is getting at least $450,000 for wrongful termination. A Los Angeles jury deliberated much of the day Tuesday before returning […]