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LGBT Advocacy Groups Sue North Carolina Over The State's New Anti-Gay Law!

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Good for these groups standing up for equal rights!

Three people and several LGBT advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit against North Carolina on Monday morning over the state's passage of a law that ended local LGBT rights ordinances and restricted bathroom use for transgender individuals.

Related: At Least Georgia Is Doing The Right Thing!

The lawsuit, backed by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, Lambda Legal, and Equality North Carolina, seeks to dismiss the law in question — House Bill 2 — in no uncertain terms:

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Oprah Settles Lawsuit To Hush Up Former Employee

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After The Enquirer posted some unsavory details of a federal lawsuit that Oprah was involved in, she rapidly settled the case out of court.

Here are some of the allegations in the lawsuit:

-Oprah passed out prescription meds on her private jet

-Oprah's BFF Gayle King slept with a male flight attendant on the jet

-Oprah went on racist rants

The suit was filed by a flight attendant on Oprah's private jet, Corrine Gheris, who claimed that Oprah wrongfully fired her for "inappropriate intimate behavior" with the chief pilot of the jet.

Gheris sought $75,000+ in damages from Oprah's production company, and it looks like she has been appeased.

Here's what legal documents that were filed with the U.S. District Court in Chicago on Oct 5th said:

"Parties agree to the terms of settlement. Stipulation of Dismissal to be filed with the District Court."

Here's what a source had to say about the settlement:

"Oprah clearly did not want any more of her dirty laundry exposed as part of this nasty lawsuit. She wanted it to go away - and that's exactly what happened!"

Good thing she settled that lawsuit. Sounds like this could have gotten really nasty really quickly!

What do U think about the allegations against Oprah?

[Image via WENN.]

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Photographer Sues Skechers For Millions

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Celebrity photographer Richard Reinsdorf has filed a federal lawsuit against Skechers and he's looking for a HUGE pay out.

In the suit, Dick claims the shoe company ignored the limits of where and how long his images could be used in their ads, and now he wants $250 million to make up for their mistakes.

Damn. That's a lot of Shape Ups .

Think he'll get it???

[Image courtesy of Richard Reinsdorf.]

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