July 15, 2010

Miami Socialite Gail Posner Leaves Her Fortune to her Pet Chihuahua

Gail Posner, wealthy Miami Socialite who passed away in March, 2010, left her $8.3 million mansion and a $3 million trust fund to her pet Chihuahua.  Her only son has filed papers contesting the validity of his late mother’s Last Will and Testament, claiming that her household staff – who were left a total of $26 million, while he received just $1 million – are behind the Will, which she changed in 2008.  Carr claims […]
July 14, 2010

Oil Spill Takes 12th Victim

Fisherman William Allen “Rookie” Kruse took his life last week, family and friends say he is the 12th victim of the April 20 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, which killed 11 crew members.  The Gulf of Mexico oil spill ended Kruse’s $5,000 fishing trips for marlin and red snapper.  Out of work and suffering major financial devastation in an already struggling economy, two weeks ago Kruse agreed to work for BP, turning his 50- and 40-foot […]
July 13, 2010

Nichollette Sheridan Files $20 Million “Desperate Housewives” Lawsuit

Nicollette Sheridan, star of ABC’s hit television show Desperate Housewives, filed a lawsuit claiming the show’s creator hit her in the face on the set and that she was then fired in retaliation for complaining about him, “resulting in her losing millions in future earnings.”   Sheridan, whose character was killed off the show last year, is suing for $20 million, alleging assault and battery, gender violence and wrongful termination. She claims series creator Marc Cherry […]
July 9, 2010

Flockhart and Ford Marry

Calista Flockhart, 45, and Harrison Ford, 67, tied the knot on June 15, 2010.  The couple has been dating for eight years, engaged for 16 months.  The actors exchanged vows in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the official residence of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and wife Barbara.  The ceremony was performed by Governor Richardson under the legal supervision of New Mexico’s Chief Justice, Charles W. Daniels, who officially declared the couple legally wed.  Full […]
July 2, 2010

Rare Michigan Law May Help Waitress Win Weight Discrimination Lawsuit Against Hooters

Cassandra Smith, 20 years old, has filed suit in a Michigan Circuit Court against restaurant chain Hooters.  Smith alleges that the restaurant, which is known for its scantily-clad waitresses, placed her on a 30-day weight probation.  Despite receiving positive performance evaluations, the 5-foot-8-inch, 132 pound waitress was asked to lose weight to fit into an extra small uniform or lose her job.  Smith filed a discrimination lawsuit against Hooters of America in late May, 2010. […]
June 28, 2010

Gary Coleman’s Living Will Ordered 15 Days of Life Support

A living will shows Gary Coleman ordered that he be kept on life support for at least 15 days, according to court documents obtained by CNN.  The Diff’rent Strokes actor died May 28 at age 42. After suffering a brain hemorrhage, Coleman was taken off life support by ex-wife, Shannon Price, one day after he became unconscious.  Coleman’s living will named Price as his agent to make medical decisions for him.  He directed Price to […]
March 30, 2010

New York Lawyers: Employment Discrimination, Civil Rights and More

Contact – Leeds, Morelli & Brown, PC Leeds Morelli & Brown, PC is dedicated to providing the highest quality guidance and representation to clients with a broad range of legal issues in Nassau County, throughout Long Island, and elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area. In many matters, we accept clients from throughout the United States as well. Over the last two decades, our employment law attorneys have become widely known and respected, locally and […]