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Ivanka Trump Sued By Aquazurra For Copying Their Shoe Design

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Ivanka Trump sued by Aquazurra for shoe knockoff.

Like father, like daughter!

Donald Trump is no stranger to lawsuits, and now Ivanka Trump can claim the same! How exciting.

Related: Ivanka Accused Of Ripping Off Aquazurra

The businesswoman is being sued by Aquazurra for copying their "Wild Thing" tasseled sandal down to even minor details. However, it should be noted that fashion designs are not protected by copyright law, which makes it easy for knockoffs to go without being challenged in the marketplace.

That's probably why Ivanka & Co. weren't too worried when they totally copied the Aquazurra shoe!

Note the similarities between Ivanka's "Hettie" sandal on the left and the "Wild Thing" shoe on the right (below):

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Beyoncé's Ivy Park Brand Denies Allegations That Factory Workers Are Subjected To Sweat Shop-Like Conditions

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If it's not one thing, it's another!

Beyonce's Ivy Park athleisure brand has been taking tons of heat since its inception… and now it's shooting down allegations that it's factory workers in Sri Lanka work under sweat shop-like conditions.

In a piece published by British tabloid The Sun earlier this month, the outlet accuses the company of relying on "poverty-stricken seamstresses" at the MAS Holdings factory. Additionally, the mag says the workers work up to 60 hours a week and earn 4.30 pounds — or $6.17 — a day.

Related: Beyoncé Recalls The First Moment She Realized She Had Real Power!

According to WWD, the minimum daily wage in Sri Lanka is

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Kim, Kourtney, & Khloé Kardashian Dispute Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Claiming They Didn't Promote Their Beauty Line!

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The Kardashian sisters are finally fighting back.

As we told you back in March, Kim Kardashian West, Khloé Kardashian, and Kourtney Kardashian were slapped with a lawsuit filed by hedge fund Hillair Capital Management for allegedly not holding up their end of their Kardashian Beauty deal.

On Wednesday, Kris Jenner's gals filed a court doc saying the investment company had no intention of being a part of the cosmetics world, but "planned to make millions of dollars in exploitative loans to a distressed cosmetics company (Boldface) that had licensed the Kardashians' names and images for use on color cosmetic products."

Additionally, the reality star sisters argue that any problems would need to be settled in arbitration, per their original contract with Boldface.

Related: Rob Kardashian Dishes On Blac Chyna's 'Exciting' Pregnancy!

ICYMI: The sisters originally partnered with the company Boldface in 2012 for Khroma Beauty. Unfortunately, Boldface went belly up and that's when Hillair stepped in with $10 million to help save the newly-named Kardashian Beauty.

The new legal doc continues:

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Bridal Designer Claims Alexander McQueen Ripped Off Kate Middleton's Famous Wedding Gown!

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Did Kate Middleton say "yes" to a stolen dress?!

Bridal designer Christine Kendall is taking Alexander McQueen to court claiming that creative director Sarah Burton stole her ideas for the royal wedding gown!

And before you jump to conclusions, the fashion house is already slamming the allegations as "ridiculous!"

As you may remember, Burton was honored for the gown that boasted lace sleeves, sweetheart neckline, and an almost 9-foot train.

Related: Who Wore It Better — Kate Or Drew Barrymore??

According to The Sunday Times, Kendall claims that the Duchess of Cambridge's iconic dress would not have turned out the way it did without her sketches she sent in ahead of the wedding back in 2011.

Miz Kendall's lawyer Humna Nadim said in a statement:

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Kim, Kourtney, & Khloé Kardashian SUED Over Their Beauty Line!

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Uh oh.

Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney Kardashian, and Khloé Kardashian are facing a lawsuit over allegedly not holding up their end of the deal with investor Hillair Capital Management.

According to court documents, the investment company claims that it "suffered significant damages" due to the Kardashians, and are seeking the $10 million they've already invested plus the value of their equity interest that was estimated "between $64 million and $180 million."

Yikes.

Related: A Waist Trainer Manufacturing Company Is Sued For Being 'Misleading'!

If you've been following the Kardashians' business endeavors, the sisters originally partnered with the company Boldface in 2012 for Khroma Beauty. Unfortunately, Boldface went belly up and a judge blocked the beauty line from being called Khroma due to another beauty line having that same name.

That's when Hillair stepped in with $10 million to help save the newly-named Kardashian Beauty.

Long story short, Hillair is now claiming that Kris Jenner's daughters have not contributed to making the business a success, as they have not marketed the products to their millions of followers on social media.

The court docs say:

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Reese Witherspoon Slammed With $5 Million Lawsuit For Allegedly Plagiarizing Her Draper James Logo!

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Reese is facing a hefty lawsuit!

Uh oh. Reese Witherspoon has just been hit with a $5 million lawsuit!

Jordann Weingartner, a Florida-based jewelry designer, is accusing the Cruel Intentions starlet of ripping off one of her designs for the actress' lifestyle site, Draper James.

In case you didn't know, Reese launched the site back in May as a place to sell her own line of Southern-inspired clothing and accessories.

Related: How Does Draper James Compare To Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop?

Well, according to Page Six, Jordann believes the A-lister infringed on her copyright and trademark by stealing the design from her own "Magnolia collection" for use on her DJ products. She said:

"She literally stole my magnolia. I drew the design for my Magnolia Collection back in 2008. The flower isn't a traditional magnolia flower, it is my artistic take on a magnolia. My design actually looks nothing like a magnolia, and Draper James not only took the design, but also decided to call it a magnolia."

Yikes!!

Though the magnolia-inspired piece on Reese's site is described as

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Kendall Jenner Comes After Cutera Skincare Company For $10 Million — Find Out Why!

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Kendall Jenner sues a skincare company for using her image.

Damn, Kendall Jenner's going after this company HARD!

Not only is she suing skincare brand Cutera for $10 million for using her image without permission to advertise their services, but she's also filed a temporary restraining order against them.

Related: Kendall Throws A Fit Over The VS Show

According to People, the lawsuit states:

"Cutera's use of Kendall Jenner's name and likeness is not, and never has been, authorized. Cutera has never sought Ms. Jenner's permission to use her as a 'face' for its products and services, and Ms. Jenner has never given such permission."

In fact, the company went so far as to use her image, her name, AND her personal struggle with acne to promote their Laser Genesis service. Talk about a bold move!

Did they really think Kenny would be okay with that? Well, they thought wrong!

The supermodel is asking the company to give her all profits made from using her image, which should not be "less than $10 million," and she's preventing them from "any use of [her] name, likeness, identity or person."

Ads featuring the reality star began appearing online as far back as three months ago, but have also been increasing in public places since the beginning of February:

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