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With the ubiquity of images and just plain old "content" cropping up online at the speed of FiOS, it should surely come as no surprise when artists have their work stolen by prominent fashion labels, or even Starbucks for that matter. And as misfortune would have it, Brooklyn street artist "Rime" is suing the Milan-based label Moschino, claiming that Creative Director Jeremy Scott lifted his design in one of the company's more recent collections. As...
A former Manhattan Detention Complex detainee was left impotent after medical personnel failed to quell his six-day bout with a painful erection, and has now won a $750,000 settlement from the city for his troubles, DNAinfo reports.  Rodney Cotton had an adverse reaction to his anti-psychotic medication, Risperdal, which resulted in priapism, a medical condition characterized by persistent erections that last longer than four hours. Cotton first contacted medical staff at the jail on July 4th, 2011, when...
Sometimes, hard, physical evidence that exposes a breach of police conduct actually pays off. It certainly has for six protestors involved in some early Occupy Wall Street rallies in 2011, as they were granted a settlement worth $332,500 by New York City over the last few weeks, CBS News reports.  The settlement comes after video presented in court showed Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna pepper spraying a group of female protesters who were peacefully gathered behind some netting. Ron Kuby,...
We all know American Idol: The show came to define reality TV by making the careers of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, but it's certainly been starved of attention and ratings in recent years. In fact, some of the show's executives feel so left out amid the growing popularity of competing shows like X-Factor that they're threatening legal action against Senior Idol, a senior citizen's singing contest held annually in Bay Ridge.  The highly comedic and...