Tommy Ford

Actor Thomas Mikal Ford, aka Tommy Ford, responded to reports that his baby mama, Vanessa Simmons, filed a restraining order against him. In a statement sent to media outlets and blogs (including Sandrarose.com), Ford thanked the “thousands of family members, friends and fans” who sent him messages of support after Sandrarose.com broke the story earlier this week.

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Gloria Allred gives a press conference with Floyd mayweathers ex fiancee Shantel Jackson to announce a law suit.

One of boxer Floyd Mayweather’s concubines is suing him for assault and battery. Floyd’s ex-fiancee Shantel Jackson has retained the services of famed attorney Gloria Allred, who held a press conference today to announce the lawsuit.

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Antonio Brown vs Louis Vuitton

An Atlanta-based shoe designer is suing Louis Vuitton for trademark infringement, the AJC reports.

Antonio Brown says he wants the prestigious fashion house to pay up for stealing his trademark design — a toe plate on the front of his LVL XIII (Level Thirteen) designer shoes.

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4 Tons of Quarters

A retired Illinois foot surgeon paid back a court ordered $500,000 in insurance money the unconventional way — in quarters that weighed 4 tons.

Roger Herrin was awarded $1.6 million in personal insurance compensation when his teenage son, Michael Herrin, was killed in a Jeep crash in 2001. Michael, 15, was the only passenger killed in the crash. Three survivors who were also in the Jeep sued Roger Herrin who collected the bulk of an additional $800,000 insurance policy, since his son was the only one killed.

After a decades long court battle, Herrin was ordered to pay back $500,000 of the $800,000 to the survivors who complained that he received too large a cut of the insurance proceeds.

“I’ve had 10 years to think about this a little bit, and I’m very, very bitter at this ruling,” he said. “It’s wrong, and everybody knows it’s wrong.”

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