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Kim Kardashian has won $2.5 million in damages after accusing fast fashion brand Missguided of imitating her outfits.

The reality star and fashion mogul has won her lawsuit and $60,000 in lawyer fees after taking the brand to court in America.

TMZ reports that Kardashian claims Missguided was "using her name and likeness" without permission in order to sell knock-offs of her Yeezy dress.

The win was allegedly as a result of Missguided failing to respond to the suit, and as a result the star was awarded the millions in damages by default. The mum-of-four originally sought $10 million

According to the US publication, the court ruled in favour of the 38-year-old because the Missguided website features "entire pages dedicated to selling and knocking off dresses inspired by Kim."

The issue is their use of images to falsely pretend that Kim Kardashian endorse the brand.

Kim took to Twitter in February to slam the brand's copycat ways, writing;

"It’s devastating to see these fashion companies rip off designs that have taken the blood, sweat and tears of true designers who have put their all into their own original ideas."

Fans were quick to point out that her younger sister Kylie has taken ideas from young designers too, but that's a whole other story. Kim is known for wearing clothes from some of the world's most revered designers.

The affordable fashion company responded Kim's frustrated tweet to by writing, "The devil works hard but Missguided works harder. Kim Kardashian: You've only got a few days before this drops online."

The brand is apparently now permanently banned from using Kardashian's trademarks and likeness to market it's merchandise.

Missguided, founded in 2009 in Manchester, has never been shy when it comes to replicating looks of celebrities and certain images to promote it's website.

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The highlight of The Golden Globe this year had to be the creation of the Fiji Water Girl meme. 

Model and actress Kelleth Cuthbert went completely viral after she posed up a storm behind various high-profile celebs, all while working as a promotional model for the water brand. 

According to The Blast, however, the model has just sued the Fiji Water Company and The Wonderful Company. She alleges that they created a marketing campaign based off her viral images without appropriate permission. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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According to court documents which were obtained by The Blast, 'Fiji Water intentionally created cardboard cutouts for use in a cardboard cutout marketing campaign' one day after the awards. 

It is alleged that the following day, after the marketing material had been distributed already, the company attempted to make a deal with the model's agent. 

'This lawsuit is frivolous and entirely without merit,' a Fiji Water rep told Bustle.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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'After the Golden Globes social media moment, we negotiated a generous agreement with Ms. Cuthbert that she blatantly violated.'

'We are confident that we will prevail in Court. Throughout our history, we have had a sterling reputation working with talent.'

Cuthberth is reported to believe that she  made up to $12 million worth of brand exposure for Fiji, and is suing for monetary damages.

She has responded with her own statement on Twitter, saying: 'The decision to sue Fiji Water was a last resort for me, and I had hoped to discretely resolve this dispute.' 

'Fiji Water used my image without a contract, without consent and without payment, all for their own financial gain.'

'Models make a living off the use of their image. No on would expect other professionals to work for free.' 

'I only seek what is fair.'

Feature image: Twitter / Fiji Water 

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Rihanna has now taken legal action against her father, Ronald Fenty, for using her trademark Fenty brand in a "fraudulent effort to solicit millions of dollars" without her permission.

Rihanna, real name Robyn Fenty, has filed a lawsuit against her dad after he set up the company Fenty Entertainment and apparently acted as her agent.

She claims Ronald and a man named Moses Perkins have been "soliciting business by falsely acting as her agent".

According to legal documents, the duo are allegedly seeking "to profit from her fame" and "although Mr. Fenty is Rihanna’s father, he does not have, and never has had, authority to act on Rihanna’s behalf."

The ANTI singer and beauty mogul also claims they have falsely booked her for a $15 million Latin American tour, two concerts at Staples Centre in LA and a Las Vegas show, worth $400,000.

The documents also allege that her father tried unsuccessfully to file trademark for Fenty multiple times to launch a "resort hotel services" with the hope of "exploiting Rihanna’s name and brand". Yikes.

The 30-year-old star insists that she tried to settle the issues outside of court but that he ignored her cease and desist mail. She's now asking a judge to place an injunction on Ronald.

Fenty has been trademarked by Bad Gal Riri for all business ventures, such as her cosmetics and lingerie collections.

The Umbrella songstress has a turbulent relationship with her biological father; she has maintained that he physically abused her mother and has been addicted to crack cocaine in the past.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He was kicked off her 2008 tour for drunken behaviour, and she paid for her father to enter a rehabilitation clinic back in 2013.

Despite the drama, she is still in contact with her dad and they were seen together in Barbados last November celebrating her grandfather's 90th birthday.

Sounds pretty tumultuous to us, it makes our family spats at the dinner table look hella minor.

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So, we all know that things between Jay Z and Kanye haven't been good for a while now, but it seems Kanye wants to take it to the next level.

It all started off last year when Kanye publically stated he was disappointed in Jay Z and Beyonce for not checking in on his wife Kim after she was robbed in Paris.

But now, the Saint Pablo rapper is suing Jay Z's company Tidal.

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In Jay's new album, he makes reference to his friendship with Kanye, and seems to have no regrets about how things turned out with his former BFF.

The lyrics include:

“You walkin’ around like you invincible
You dropped outta school, you lost your principles
I know people backstab you, I felt bad too
But this ‘f*ck everybody’ attitude ain’t natural
But you ain’t a Saint, this ain’t KumbaYe
But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye
You gave him 20 million without blinkin’
He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f*ck was he thinkin’?
“F*ck wrong with everybody?” is what you sayin’
But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane”

After fans figured out the lyrics in Kill Jay Z, Kanye was swift to leave the company he founded with Jay and is now bringing a lawsuit upon him.

Kanye is stating that he's "owed $3 million" from Tidal, and has apparently sent a letter to the company telling them they were "in breach and the contact was terminated."

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The Saint Pablo album brought in more than one million subscribers to the music streaming service, and TMZ states that Kanye was meant to receive a bonus – which he never got.

It gets complicated though, because Tidal say that Kanye "didn't deliver the videos required by contract," and furthermore, are threatening to counter sue him if he uses another streaming service, since they have an "exclusive contract."

Can't we all just go back to 2012 and Watch The Throne?!

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Kim Kardashian West is reportedly suing an online media outlet for suggesting she lied about her brutal Paris Fashion Week robbery experience.

TMZ has reported that the mother of two has filed a lawsuit against MediaTakeOut.com for three posts about the ordeal which saw $10 million worth of jewellery being stolen from the luxury Parisian apartment she was renting.

One of the site’s posts alleged that the KUWTK star had “staged” the robbery, but Kim’s lawsuit claims the site used random social media users as its sources.

 

Hair flip & eye roll at the same damn time!

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Another story suggested the “French authorities” suspect the 35-year-old had “let the robbers in” to the apartment herself.

According to TMZ, Kim’s legal team previously asked the site to remove the stories, but since they’ve received no response they have decided to take action.

The news comes as Khloe Kardashian revealed to Ellen Degeneres that her sister is not doing well after the ordeal.

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It seems like it's not all rainbows and sunshine in Stars Hollow at the moment.

We (and the rest of the world) are super excited for the Gilmore Girls reunion episodes on Netflix, but one man wants some money for them.

Former producer Gavin Polone has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros claiming that he didn't receive compensation for the show's revival.

He's suing the company for $195,000 (€170,000) and also wants to lawsuit to go to trial, according to Deadline.

"Upon learning that production had begun on the Subsequent Episodes, plaintiff’s representative reached out to defendant regarding plaintiff’s compensation under the Operative Agreement," the court documents read.

Gavin was an executive producer on show for all seven seasons from 2000 to 2007.

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A woman called Liziane Gutierrez tried to get Chris Brown arrested last month on assault charges, but Chris dodged the charges as there was absolutely no evidence of it happening.

So now, Liz has decided to sue the singer for hitting her when she was in his room at the Palms Hotel in LA.

According to the legal docs, the woman was assaulted in the "face and/or arm and/or hands." …What??

We're pretty sure if we got hit we'd know where it was, and there's a big difference from your face and your hands.

The whole thing started off when Liz snook into the star's hotel room with her phone (phones are usually banned in hotel rooms) and when Chris asked her to leave she hit off.

Not only is she trying to sue Mr Brown with assault, she's also trying to sue for theft and defamation since Chris apparently said she was 'ugly'. 

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Kendall Jenner never shies away from talking about her struggles with bad skin and acne.

She has told magazines and website numerous times that it "ruined" her self-esteem, made school really difficult and destroyed her confidence.

When she was in her late teens she began treatment with Laser Genisis, which started to clear her skin up.

But in a turn of events, a skin care company, Cutera, realised that laser treatment was the way Kendall rejuvenated her skin, so they decided to use her face and name in their advertisements – without asking the reality star's permission.

TMZ reports that Kendall is quoted in their campaigns, saying that Cutera gave her "nearly perfect skin," even though it didn't.

Kendall is one of the biggest models in the industry at the moment, and she is paid "well into 8 figures" for being featured in campaigns, so that's what her lawyers have decided to sue Cutera for.

Because Cutera used her image and applied it to their ads without her even being aware of it, Kendall's lawyer believes that the company could owe her up to $10 million (€8.8m).

"The right to associate Kendall Jenner's name and likeness in connection with a product or service belongs solely to Kendall Jenner and is protected by federal and state law. Today's lawsuit by Ms. Jenner against Cutera, Inc., for the unauthorized use of Ms. Jenner's name and likeness to promote its product should serve notice that Ms. Jenner will vigorously defend her rights under the law," says Todd Wilson, Kendall's lawyer.

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Sofia Vergara's face has been used by a beauty company… And she's not happy.

The Modern Family actress said that Venus Company blew up images of her face and used them to promote its products worldwide.

In the suit, Sofia said that a simple Instagram post is what started it all off.

She got the Venus' Legacy treatment – a skin tightening massage – in August of 2014. While doing so she shared a photo on IG of herself on the table, which ended up getting 40,000 likes.

However, Ms Vergara didn't actually like the treatment and found it "a waste of time and money with little in the way of any results."

But, even though Sofia didn't recommend the treatment, that didn't stop Venus from putting up photos of her at exhibition booths and on its website, with captions like, "Loved by… bombshell actress Sofia Vergara."

Sofia wasn't even paid a cent for the promotion images, which she usually gets paid a lot for. The actress said that her going rate for beauty endorsements is $15million (€14m).

So, the beauty is suing Venus for at least that much, and she also wants the company to pull all of the materials with her face on them. 

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Vogue Willams has settled a breach of contract claim against a popular Dublin dental clinic.

The model brought a breach of contract claim to the Circuit Civil Court in Dublin against Seapoint Clinic last year. 

Her claim against the Blackrock business was brought to court today, as Vogue claimed €38,000 in damages previously.

Vogue alleged that in January 2012, she made an agreement with the clinic for dental treatment – which included the fitting of braces and veneers, replacement of a temporary crown and cosmetic treatment – for an agreed sum of €7,000. 

She also claims that she agreed to do an interview with an Irish magazine and a video testimonial promoting the clinic for a discount on the price of her treatment. 

The 29-year-old then alleged that after having provided the clinic with the agreed publicity, it sought full payment for her treatment. 

But Seapoint Clinic did not back down and made a counter-claim against Vogue. They alleged that Vogue failed to attend a number of scheduled appointments and that it had been put to expense and cost as a result. 

The clinic delivered a full defence and counter claim to Vogue's today, yet none of which was made public.

Barrister David Boughton, for Ms Williams, told Mr Justice Raymond Groarke in the Circuit Court that his client's claim has been settled and can be struck out with no further order.

Barrister Shane English, for Seapoint Clinic said that the defendant was consenting to the order. 

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