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Alex Rodriguez Plans On SUING MLB Unless They Lift Suspension!

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Alex Rodriguez is NOT going down without a fight!

In fact, it sounds like he wants to take on the MLB head-on, as sources close to the New York Yankees slugger say he's planning on suing the league unless they completely lift his 211 game suspension!

A-Rod was recently handed one of the largest bans in baseball history for his links to using performance enhancing drugs and attempting to cover his tracks, but apparently he doesn't feel the punishment fits the crime!

The Bronx Bomber admitted to

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Federal Judge Rules That Denial Of Same-Sex Insurance Benefits Is Discrimination

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Yesssss! This is another HUGE victory for equality, the LGBT community, and most importantly, common sense!

A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that denying insurance benefits to same-sex married couples is discriminatory!

Yayyyy!

The ruling is in response to a complaint

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Gucci Gets Their Day In Court With GUESS

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Lawyers for Gucci and GUESS kicked off their copyright infringement battle in a New York federal court on Wednesday.

Here's the deets: in 2009 the Italian fashion house sued the jeans company for knocking off $200 million in Gucci product by "using a variety of design elements, including a block letter 'G', a combination of green and red stripes and diamond-logoed motifs".

Gucci's lead attorney Louis Ederer said in his opening statement:

"This case is not about following fashion trends. It’s about a massive, complicated scheme to knock off Gucci’s best-known and iconic designs."

He also added they had a "clear intent" to make shoppers "think it’s Gucci", but GUESS' attorney Daniel Petrocelli begged to differ. He fired back:

"Guess is not Gucci. It has no reason to be like Gucci and it did not scheme to be like Gucci…At the end of the day, it’s got to show up in the product, the proof is in the product. Gucci fabric, Gucci this, Gucci swatches. This is how they talk. That’s how they identify looks and feels and fabrics.…This case is built on a house of cards. That you can create intent from whole clothing and run it back and collect $220 million."

And that was only the first day!?

This is going to be good!

Thoughts???

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Alexander Wang To Sweatshop Accuser: You're A Bully!

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And, so the sweatshop scandal involving Alexander Wang continues, this time with the designer releasing a statement, refuting the allegations (yet again).

Wang offers a reason as to why the plaintiff, Wenyu Lu, would falsely accuse him stating the former employee was fired for "bullying" his co-workers.

The designer adds:

"The claims regarding sweatshop conditions are completely untrue. In reality, this case was filed by an individual who was let go by the company as a result of serious harassment issues. We stand by our decision to promote a safe workplace environment for all employees regardless of false claims that may be waged against us in retaliation."

Meanwhile, as we have mentioned, the case has since been moved to federal court. The plaintiffs have asked Federal Judge Harold Baer to give the suit class-action status, which REALLY isn't good news for Wang.

It's getting serious now…

But, the real question is which side to believe?

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Alexander Wang Lawsuit Moving To Federal Court

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We've got good and bad news for Alexander Wang.

The good news is the $450 million labor lawsuit against him has stalled. The bad news, however, is the lawsuit is moving to federal court.

On Thursday Wenyu Lu's lawyers filed a motion with the Queens Supreme Court to discontinue the case and plans to refile in Federal Court with a new lawyer who specializes in labor law.

In other not so good news for Wang and his brother Dennis, another employee Flor Duante has come forward claiming she too was forced to work 90 hour weeks only to be fired when she filed for workers comp.

Wang continues to firmly deny the allegations, saying "The claims of sweatshop conditions were completely and utterly untrue in every respect."

Which side do U believe???

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WTF?! Cleveland News Station Uses Puppets To Recreate Graphic Court Case

Shield your children's eyes as these puppets are not safe for young viewers!

Cleveland's WOIO was shut down by feds when they tried to get in on a federal corruption case.

Not to be discouraged, the news station decides to use puppets to recreate the court scenes using wiretaps from the case and court transcripts.

With subject matter including herpes, mob connections, and prostitution, this may be one of the most disturbing things ever put on television.

At least there's a squirrel as a sideline reporter?

Check out the video above to see these puppets in action.

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Man Arrested For Hacking Into Gene Simmons' Website!

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Uh-oh! Watch out, hackers!

They're coming for you!

Kevin Poe, of Manchester, CT, was arrested yesterday on federal charges of conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer, after he was linked to attacking a website that belongs to Gene Simmons with a "denial of service" in October against the Kiss bassist's systems, AKA using a program used by the Anonymous group to send countless electronic requests to GeneSimmons.com that deliberately is designed to overload the server!

Although no other arrests have been made and Poe was released on $10,000 bond, he's facing up to 15 years in prison!

Ouch!

We bet he's wondering now if such a pointless act was really worth that much time behind bars!

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