Television’s “Judge Judy” filed a lawsuit of her own against a Connecticut personal-injury lawyer alleging that he used her image without authorization in advertisements that falsely suggest she endorses his firm. Judith Sheindlin is a retired family court judge who has hosted the television program for 18-years. She is seeking more than $75,000 in damages from Hartford, CT attorney John Haymond and his firm. This is the first time she has ever filed a lawsuit against anybody!
Boom !! A gas leak caused an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in Harlem, New York yesterday. The blast killed at least three people and injured at least two dozen more. There are also nine people missing in the rubble. The smell of gas was detectable the night before but seemed to go away as the evening progressed. The smell returned in force during the morning hours and Con Edison was called by residents. Con Edison told people to leave the building and those that did were saved. Con Edison crews arrived minutes after the blast. The National Transportation Safety Board oversees pipeline safety and they are looking into the situation.
A judge ruled that two women who got legally married in Iowa cannot get divorced in Alabama as the state does not recognize same-sex marriages. Circuit Judge Karen Hall of Huntsville, AL signed an order throwing out the uncontested divorce of Sheri Michelle Richmond and Kirsten Allysse Richmond. The judge said the State of Alabama laws do not apply in this case. The Iowa Supreme Court overturned that state’s ban on gay marriages in 2009.
In news that nobody really gives a shit about … Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez seem to be back together. The pair were together at the 2014 SXSW Festival in Texas last weekend and were seen kissing, hugging and dancing. “The Biebs” also gave a shout-out to Gomez during his performance of “As Long As You Love Me”. Damn Selena, what’s wrong with you?
Last but not least ….. Four sexual predator bills were passed in the Florida House that have violent sexual offenders face longer sentences and more scrutiny after release …… King Digital Entertainment is looking to raise $532-million with its initial public offering. The company created the popular “Candy Crush” game and is valued at nearly $7.6-billion …… There are still 42 ships and 39 aircraft looking in over 35,000 square miles for the missing Malaysian jet …… Looking to go on vacation to a Disney Park or a Disney Cruise? Take a look at MouseSavers.com for tips and money saving ideas …… Have a great Thursday everybody!