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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Ciara Served With Lawsuit Onstage

Celebrities "double dip" all the time to make easy cash under the table. It's a shady practice that is frowned upon by the music industry. Double dipping may have gotten R&B singer Ciara into hot water with a Los Angeles nightclub promoter.

It all unfolded when Ciara agreed to accept $10,000 to make an appearance at West Hollywood nightclub Hit Factory for a gay pride event Friday night. But Ciara was also contracted to perform at another LA area gay club on Saturday night, which would've been a conflict of exclusivity.

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Deion Sanders Wins Child Custody Case

Deion Sanders Wins Child Custody Case

NFL legend Deion Sanders won a significant victory in the contentious child custody battle between the former Dallas Cowboy and his estranged wife Pilar Biggers.

After 2 weeks of scathing arguments on both sides, a 12-member jury in Dallas returned today with a verdict granting Sanders, 45, sole custody of his two boys, 11 and 13.

Sanders and Pilar, 43, will share custody of their 9-year-old daughter.

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Michael Jordan and Pamela Smith

The woman who accused NBA legend Michael Jordan of fathering her son had her day in court today.

Pamela Smith was due to go before Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane at 2 p.m. today. Smith's attorney, Randy Kessler, is confident that Judge Tipton Lane won't dismiss the case, per Jordan's request.

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Mayor Kasim Reed sues Lipstick Alley

I would love to see Lipstick Alley's attorney bills. The gossip forum owners are constantly being sued for slander. It seems that Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is the latest victim of LSA's resident gossipmongers, who are spilling his most personal intimate bedroom secrets.

Mr. Reed is not a married man -- which means he can sleep around with whomever he wants to. But there is a line that even he will not allow others to cross.

Mr. Reed sent his legal goons after the website, which was initially shut down. But LSA found another host to quickly reinstate their Internet presence. Now Reed's lawyers are going after that new host. The only problem is the law is on LSA's side in regards to the forum users' Constitutional rights to free speech -- even if that speech is hateful gossip.

Mr. Reed should be applauded for being a black man with a healthy sexual appetite for women, rather than for other men. I mean, this is Atlanta.

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