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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Legal Matters

Cubs sue fake ‘Billy Cub’ mascot who got in bar fight

As if the Chicago Cubs don’t already have enough to worry about with improving their last-place team, now they have to worry about legal matters with unauthorized mascots. Exactly one year ago we passed along a story about the Cubs sending a cease and desist letter to a man who was parading around Wrigleyville as…Read More

US Patent Office cancels Washington Redskins’ trademark

In a major development that could very well lead to the end of the Washington Redskins’ franchise name as we know it, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ruled on Wednesday that the Redskins’ federal trademark has been cancelled. The ruling was made on the ground that the team name is “disparaging to Native…Read More

Sarah Jones loses defamation lawsuit against Nik Richie

Sarah Jones, the former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader who had a sexual relationship with an underage student who later became her fiance, lost her defamation lawsuit against Nik Richie and his gossip website TheDirty.com earlier this week. A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel overturned a verdict from last year that had awarded Jones $338,000….Read More

Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches suing police over child abduction charge

Dwyane Wade’s lawsuit-happy, whacked-out, totally nutso ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches is suing her ex-husband’s attorney and Dolton Police alleging that they framed her for child abduction, according to a report. The Chicago Sun-Times says Funches claims police “violently attacked” her at her home two years ago. In the suit, she alleges that Wade’s divorce attorney James…Read More

Josh Brent already out of jail after killing teammate in car crash

Josh Brent was released from jail Sunday, a month earlier than expected following his January conviction for intoxicated manslaughter. Brent killed his former Dallas Cowboys teammate Jerry Brown when the two were involved in a Dec. 2012 car crash. Brent was drunk driving and his blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit. The…Read More

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