May 30, 2012 |
In a tale of woe that sounds like a country song, Randy Travis is accusing his ex-wife, Elizabeth Travis, of divulging confidential information about him in order to damage his reputation and career. The accusations were made in a countersuit he filed this month against Elizabeth in a federal court in Nashville. The countersuit is the latest salvo in their ongoing feud. The couple divorced in 2010 after 19 years of marriage. Elizabeth had been Randy's manager for more than three decades and continued to work with him after they divorced.
November 18, 2009 |
NICOLAS CAGE is suing his former manager, Samuel Levin, for allegedly squandering the actor's fortune. A familiar Hollywood tale, to be sure. But, hold on, says Levin in a recently filed countersuit. Cage, nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola, was in financial ruin when the CPA joined Team Nic in 2001. "Coppola [Cage] had already squandered tens of millions of dollars . . . and owed millions of dollars in . . . income taxes, with no funds available to pay the tax debt," the countersuit states, according to TMZ.com.
September 27, 2005 |
Pennsauken Mart merchants have sued to block efforts to force them out by Saturday, saying an agreement last year with the Camden County Improvement Authority required the agency to provide a substitute facility before evicting them. Because the new location on Route 130 in Willingboro is not ready, the business owners will ask a state Superior Court judge on Friday to allow them to remain, said Kerry Yobb, former president of the mart merchants' association. The Willingboro site is expected to open by Feb. 1, and the merchants - about 70 are left - would like to do business at the mart through Jan. 31, Yobb said.
November 19, 2003 |
The punches keep flying in the smackdown between Liza Minnelli and her estranged husband, Dr. Evil-look-alike David Gest. Gest, 50, who filed a $10 mil lawsuit against Liza last month, accusing her of beating him mercilessly during their 16-month marriage, has been hit with a countersuit alleging that Gest stole money from Liza, the Smoking Gun Web site reports. Filed in New York State Supreme Court, the suit - which describes Liza as "a uniquely talented actress, singer, dancer and entertainer" - alleges that Gest, who managed the 57-year-old star, took money beyond his 10 percent fee. Even worse, it claims that Gest "began refusing projects unless they included himself.
July 12, 2000 |
Mike Myers has confirmed our suspicion that Hollywood can be a dark and scary place. Sometimes literally and figuratively. The "Austin Powers" star has, as promised, filed a countersuit against Universal Pictures, which last month sued him, claiming he broke a deal to write, produce and star in "Dieter," a comedy based on one of his old "Saturday Night Live" characters. Myers is suing the studio for invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotion distress. Here's the dark part: His complaint alleges that when Universal sued him, a process server "engaged in stalkeresque, thug-like, outrageous and reckless conduct - chasing Myers and his wife in their vehicle at night at a high rate of speed down dark, winding and unlit streets, and nearly causing Myers to crash.
March 21, 1999 |
Marty Weinberg sent a message to his political opponents last week: Anyone who challenges him had better watch out. On Tuesday, Democratic mayoral candidate Happy Fernandez filed a lawsuit that challenged Weinberg's eligibility to run for mayor because of questions about whether he met the city's three-year residency requirement. Within 24 hours, a powerful lawyer representing Weinberg had threatened to sue Fernandez, personally, for wrongful use of the courts with a frivolous suit.
March 18, 1999 |
Today's campaign lesson: Marty Weinberg will not be a punching bag. The day after Democratic mayoral candidate Happy Fernandez filed a court challenge of Weinberg's city residency, Team Weinberg unloaded on Fernandez, another rival and the media for good measure. Powerhouse lawyer Richard Sprague threatened to sue Fernandez and her lawyer if she doesn't withdraw the residency challenge, going after their personal assets for damages. And Weinberg co-campaign manager, State Sen. Vince Fumo, accused Fernandez and Democrat John Street of "shaking down" contributors from their City Council seats last year.
October 26, 1997 |
Convicted murderer John E. du Pont has filed a countersuit against former Foxcatcher wrestler Dan Chaid, charging him with setting fire to two buildings on du Pont's Newtown Township estate in 1995. Du Pont's lawyers have asked a federal court judge in Philadelphia to join the countersuit to a suit Chaid filed in 1996 that contends du Pont made terroristic threats against him. Du Pont is at Cresson State Prison near Altoona, where he is serving a 13-to-30-year sentence for the Jan. 26, 1996, shooting death of Olympic wrestler David Schultz, a friend of Chaid's and former neighbor at Foxcatcher.
January 2, 1997 |
Jeff Lukens had his video camera trained on Austin Dutton, he told police, the evening his pet turkey was mauled and killed by Dutton's pet dogs. Since Dutton moved to this central Bucks township three years ago with his family and several attack-trained rottweilers, Lukens and Dutton have growled at each other across the top of a wire fence. Lukens has called police about Dutton, or the dogs, seven times. Dutton called about Lukens on four occasions. The township has a lawsuit against Dutton, who has a lawsuit against the township.
October 30, 1996 |
The Planning Board is scheduled to vote tonight on the Eayrestowne development, a massive residential and commercial project that has pitted the township against a group of residents. Developer Stephen Samost is seeking preliminary approval of his plans for Eayrestowne, a mixed-use development that would sit on 103 acres between Route 70 and New Freedom Road, east of Eayrestown Road. The board will hold a special meeting at 7:30 tonight in the Public Safety Building on Union Street.