Lindsay Lohan released from jail

Lindsay Lohan has been released from jail, but she’s not exactly a free woman. The actress was discharged at 1:35 a.m. Monday after serving 14 days of a 90-day sentence for violating her probation in a 2007 drug case, a sheriff’s spokesman said. She is now required to begin a three-month stint in rehab. A […]

Cabbie Scam Exposed

They’re not as bad as mechanics or lawyers, but taxi drivers do have a bit of reputation for inflating their fares. But is this true or just an urban legend designed to keep Midwesterners out of Times Square? Unfortunately, it appears to have a ring of truth to it. We’re not saying all taxi drivers […]

Money moves you didn’t know were illegal

Money Habits That Are Illegal Forgery. Loan fraud. Counterfeiting. These and other financial crimes might seem like a far cry from most people’s everyday lives. But it’s surprisingly easy to adopt a dicey financial habit under the guise of “everyone does it,” “I was just trying to help” or “it seemed like a good idea […]

The World’s Most Powerful People

The 67 heads of state, criminals, financiers and philanthropists who really run the world. “I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.” — Napoleon Bonaparte Power has been called many things. The […]

New twists in the Miranda rights process

You have the right to remain silent, but only if you tell the police that you’re remaining silent. You have a right to a lawyer — before, during and after questioning, even though the police don’t have to tell you exactly when the lawyer can be with you. If you can’t afford a lawyer, one […]

Music biz wins big in LimeWire Case

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The music industry has landed a major punch in its fight against LimeWire, one of the oldest file-sharing networks on the Internet. In a 59-page decision issued Tuesday in New York, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood has ruled on summary judgment that the peer-to-peer company is guilty of inducing copyright […]

Pay Garnishments Rise as Debtors Fall Behind

When the bank sued Leann Weaver for not paying her credit card balance, her reaction was typical for someone in that situation. Personal and financial setbacks weighed her down, and she knew she owed the $2,470. So she never went to court to defend herself. She was startled by what happened next. When she swiped […]

Snoop Versus the U.K.

The Wall Street Journal reports that in the coming weeks, a British court will decide once and for all whether to lift a five-year ban preventing rapper Snoop Dogg from entering the United Kingdom. In addition to running an amazing portrait of Snoop, the WSJ goes into great detail on the (somewhat dubious) details of […]