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Nicollette Sheridan Gets A Retrial, But Has To Wait Until Next Season Fall

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Everyone deserves a second chance…to prove that they were illegally fired from their job.

After the last court room dramz between Nicollette Sheridan and ABC's Desperate Housewives ended in a mistrial, a judge has OK'd a rematch.

Judge Elizabeth Allen White rejected

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Mystery Celeb Settles Vegas Herpes Lawsuit!

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This is all so strange!

Last month, we reported on a blind item regarding a lawsuit filed by an anonymous plaintiff, who claimed that an-also unnamed "A-list celebrity of substantial fame internationally" knowingly gave them herpes.

Well, according to Keith Davidson, the lawyer for the aforementioned plaintiff, they've been negotiating with the celeb since before the suit was even filed, and the case was settled for last week for $5 million!

Geesh! Must have been pretty serious if they got paid off that much!

We wonder who it was?!

Any guesses??

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Chewing Tobacco Company Sued Successfully For The First Time

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This could be a catastrophic misstep for smokeless tobacco companies and a huge success for people who have suffered from their addictive products.

A smokeless tobacco company will pay $5 million to the family of a man who died of mouth cancer from chewing tobacco.

This is the first of it’s kind. Ever. Cigarette companies have been sued left and right for years, but smokeless tobacco has escaped the litigation for the most part.

Said Antonio Ponvert III, the attorney of the plaintiff’s family:

“This company manufactures and sells a dangerous and defective product that it knows causes addiction, disease and death in consumers who use it as intended.”

Mark Gottlieb, director of the Tobacco Products Liability Project at Northeastern School of Law in Boston, elaborated on the subject:

“I think this is sort of a wakeup call to the plaintiff’s bar that there are a lot of victims of smokeless tobacco use out there and it’s possible these cases can be successful.”

We think this is a great step! Smokeless tobacco should be held to the same standards as cigarettes!

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Equality For All! Federal Judge To Make Decision Regarding Proposition 8!

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Let's all keep our fingers crossed!

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has heard both arguments from the opposing views, and now will be determining whether or not Proposition 8, the ban placed on gay marriage in California, is actually constitutional!

Attorneys Andy Pugno and Charles Cooper are defending the legality of Proposition 8, and Pugno writes:

"Historic marriage has its roots in pairing a man to a woman and has served as the foundation of the family and society as a whole. To change the definition of marriage… would result in such a profound change to the structure and public meaning of marriage as to severely damage society, possibly beyond repair."

AKA bullshiz!

Meanwhile, former Republican Solicitor General Ted Olsen and David Boies have represented the plaintiffs, and argue that Proposition 8 is "the result of disapproval or animus against a politically unpopular group" and represents "a backlash that stripped gays and lesbians of the rights previously conferred upon them by the California Supreme Court…and violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment."

Exactly!

Judge Walker isn't expected to make his decision for another few weeks, but regardless of the outcome, the ruling is expected to be appealed all the way through the system until it reaches the U.S. Supreme Court!

It's time for a change, people! Equal rights FOR ALL!

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