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A Famed SoCal Soda Family Just Scored Big Bucks in a Case Against Coca-Cola

An attorney for the heirs of Hubert Hansen, who started his beverage company in L.A. in the 1930s, says its the biggest award in a right of publicity case in U.S. history
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Local Toy Company CEO Lashes Out at Influencer on Twitter: ‘You Are a Disgrace to Black People’

When Amina Mucciolo accused LOL Surprise of using her likeness, the Van Nuys-based company’s chief exec went on a Twitter tirade
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Agents Have Won a Battle Against the Writers Guild—but the War Is Far From Over

A Hollywood clash of the titans is just heating up
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Yes, Rulings on Chrissy Teigen’s Judge Show Are Actually Legally Binding

We explain why TV court rooms have real-life consequences
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Dueling Lawsuits Between Malibu Rehab Centers Expose the Shady Side of the Recovery Industry

As Passages Malibu and Cliffside Malibu go head to head, it's a showdown on the Rehab Riviera
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Accused of Serial Rape, a Newport Beach Surgeon and His Girlfriend Used the Swinger Defense

Dr. Grant Robicheaux and girlfriend Cerissa Riley faced decades in prison—until the DA suddenly dropped the charges. Inside the sordid saga of O.C.’s swinging surgeon
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Explosive Claims About Sexual Assault and Voting Irregularities Cast a Pall Over the Grammys

"Music's biggest night" is caught in a swirl of controversy
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Disgraced Attorney Michael Avenatti, by the Numbers

Zero tax returns filed? 432 years in prison? It all adds up to trouble for the Newport Beach lawyer

Inside the Battle for Britney Spears

A grassroots campaign to #FreeBritney from her father’s legal guardianship is exposing a shadow industry that critics say preys on high-net-worth individuals under mental and emotional duress
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Homeless People’s Right to Sleep on Sidewalks Could Soon be Challenged in the Supreme Court

Boise v. Martin has big implications for homeless policy in L.A. and other western cities