‘Blurred Lines’ legal saga ends in $5M ruling favoring Marvin Gaye family

Marvin Gaye

A long-running copyright dispute over the smash hit “Blurred Lines” has ended with the family of Motown legend Marvin Gaye winning a nearly $5 million judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. Thicke and Williams had been accused by Gaye’s estate of copyright infringement for their 2013 hit because of similarities with the late singer’s “Got to Give It Up.” In 2015, the estate was awarded more than $7 million but the amount was later reduced to $5.3 million Thicke and Pharrell appealed that judgment and a California judge earlierRead More

Ontario’s Human Rights Commission joining sex-ed legal challenge

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TORONTO — The Ontario Human Rights Commission says it will join a legal challenge of the interim sexual-education curriculum introduced by the province’s Progressive Conservative government. The commission says it believes the interim curriculum discriminates based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Six students’ families filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in August, claiming the curriculum makes no mention of issues such as gender diversity or the rights of LGBTQ students. The Human Rights Commission says it will join the tribunal’s legal challenge,Read More

After prolonged legal battle, deadline for council candidates is set for today

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Today is the last day for prospective candidates for council to file their registration papers, meaning that the races for the Oct. 22 election will finally be set after a prolonged legal battle. The city clerk will stop accepting nominations for council and school trustee at 4:30 p.m., bringing an end to a brief 48-hour registration window that was opened after the Court of Appeal granted a stay of a lower court’s ruling deeming the government’s council-cutting Bill 5 unconstitutional on Wednesday. According to the clerk’s office, any candidate whoRead More