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If the recipe for a successful co-financed film calls for trust between the money-men, something has gone wrong on Jon Favreau’s Chef, a comedy starring Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr., John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson and Amy Sedaris.

On Wednesday, a judge issued an injunction against Providence Films and [...]


Memoirs are always partly an attempt on the part of the author to portray themselves in the best light, but in the case of Lance Armstrong a group of California book buyers is testing in court whether its acceptable for writers to lie outright. They are asking for $5m (£3.2m) to compensate them for buying books by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong which they thought told his true story, when in fact much of what was written later turned out to be mendacious.

The doping scandal that engufled Armstrong prompted [...]


A class-action lawsuit which claims a loss of cultural identity was suffered by aboriginal children adopted into non-indigenous homes during the so-called Sixties Scoop was given the green light to proceed by an Ontario court on Tuesday.

The case – which focuses on a [...]


A Charlotte attorney contends in a lawsuit that one of the nation’s largest public hospital chains, Carolinas HealthCare System, has violated the state public records law by keeping secret the terms of a legal settlement.

Carolinas HealthCare, the multibillion-dollar system that runs Carolinas Medical Center and more than 30 other hospitals, won a confidential settlement in a court complaint that it filed against the former Wachovia Bank.

The new suit by [...]


TORONTO — A former Conservative cabinet minister who claimed Prime Minister Stephen Harper unfairly fired her as part of a conspiracy that ousted her from caucus has no grounds to sue, Ontario’s top court ruled Friday.

Helena Guergis had been seeking general damages of $800,000, along with another $250,000 in punitive damages from each of Harper, his former chief of staff, former principal secretary, the Conservative party, and others.

In its ruling Friday, the Ontario Court of [...]


TORONTO — A U.S. investor has launched a class action lawsuit alleging Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) failed to disclose that quality defects in its Luon yoga pants, which were later recalled for being too sheer, were the result in part of cost cutting.

Plaintiff Houssam Alkhoury accused the company of making misleading [...]


TORONTO — A man accusing a Toronto police officer of assault during G20 protests is using his testimony at the criminal trial to help his pending $11-million lawsuit against police, the officer’s lawyer suggested Thursday.

Adam Nobody, a 30-year-old stage hand, was being cross-examined by the police officer’s lawyer, who questioned [...]


In the city’s new five-star hotel landscape, the Ritz represents elegant European classicism, the Shangri-La cool, Asian chic, and the Trump unfettered American pomp. Like its loud-mouthed namesake, the Trump is brash, proud and full of bluster. Stock, the hotel’s restaurant and bar, is outfitted with shiny tufted black leather seating and silver accents.

Its lobby, a shimmering expanse of marble and [...]


“Storage Wars” star Brandi Passante has won a lawsuit over a porn video on the Internet that she insisted was fake.

The screwing she received in her “victory,” however, is very much real.

Judge James V. Selna of U.S. District Court in central California found in Passante’s favour on [...]


More than 200 former employees of a defunct Lincolnwood bakery picked up their checks this week after settling a lawsuit claiming owners failed to properly notify workers of the business’s abrupt closing in late 2011.

“The last 18 months have been quite a journey,” said Karen Leyva, a former [...]