Friday, March 30, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Dan Brown believes authors should be free to draw from historical sources
Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, who claimed that themes from The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail were plagiarised by Brown, now face a huge legal fees.
The High Court in London ruled in April 2006 that US writer Brown had not copied the work of the two authors.
The Da Vinci Code, published in 2003, has sold more than 40m copies.
Baigent and Leigh's book, which was published in 1982, has sold some two million copies and was a best-seller when it was first released. The co-authors said they were disappointed by the Appellate Court ruling.
"We believed, and still do, that non-fiction authors would suffer and be discouraged from extensive research if it was found that any author could take another's ideas, 'morph' and repackage them, then sell them on," they said.
Both books explore the idea that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a child together, and their bloodline still exists... The movie was boring and a bigger disappointment than the court decision. Legal pub opens the matter up for discussion.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
New York Subway Hero Sues Lawyer
By SAMUEL MAULL
NEW YORK (March 27) - A man cheered as a hero for jumping onto a subway track to rescue a stranger has sued a lawyer he claims manipulated him into an unfair contract meant to profit on his fame.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Not sure what you all think, but it sure seems like bad judgment. See the previous comments on why impaired driving must stop!
Speaking of athletes, on the left is Tonya Harding who recently has a run in with law. She claims an adverse reaction to a new medicine caused her recent less then stellar conduct. Is she a potential student Athlete for Illinois or Gonzaga?
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
The News of the World reports that McCartney's 35-year-old fashion designer daughter Stella and her elder sister Mary are angry that the deal means their father cannot speak out to counter Mills' allegations that he was abusive to her.
Update 8-27-07: Paul McCartney may be so frugal that he will reconcile with estranged wife Heather Mills in order to save the $70 million should they divorce. Apparently, there have been signs of an improving relationship between McCartney and Mills. The couple's three-year-old daughter Bea may be facilitating a reconciliation. Stay tuned $$$$
Friday, March 2, 2007
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Paris Hilton May Be Headed to Jail
Heiress' Probation May Be Revoked for Latest Violation
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Feb. 28) - Paris Hilton could have her probation revoked - possibly resulting in jail time - if she is found to have been driving with a suspended license because it would violate conditions of her previous sentence for reckless driving, authorities said Wednesday.
Paris needs to hire a designated driver. Any takers?
Man Gets 18 Years in DUI Wedding Crash
By FRANK ELTMAN
MINEOLA, N.Y. (March 1) - A drunken driver was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years to life in prison for a rare murder conviction in the deaths of a limousine chauffeur and a 7-year-old flower girl heading home from a wedding. ..
Legal Pub Comments:
This Defendant was well over the legal limit and was driving his Pickup the wrong way down the street. The accident was actually captured on video and it appears the Defendant made no major efforts to avoid the impact. At our pub, we serve up the news. Bars and social hosts should avoid serving drunks. Not just because there may be civil liability, but because it is the right thing to do!