The College Admission Scandal: One Year Later

Posted on Mar 11, 2020 in Business Litigation
The College Admission Scandal: One Year Later

Richard Roth, Esq. March 11th, 2020 One year after dozens of high net worth celebrity parents and coaches at top universities were arrested in the college admissions scandal, some defendants are heading to prison while others stand ready to fight the charges.  More than 50 people have been charged in the case, which has awoken […]

Kobe & Vanessa Bryant: Helicopter Lawsuit

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in Business Litigation
Kobe & Vanessa Bryant: Helicopter Lawsuit

Richard Roth Esq. – February 27th 2020 The lawsuit, just filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, by Kobe Bryant’s estate, is a very strong lawsuit.  On February 24th, Vanessa Bryant, on behalf of Kobe, commenced an action against Island Express Holding Corp. and its pilot, Ara Zobavan, alleging that they were negligent by failing […]

Jennifer Dulos: An Eerie Finding

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Business Litigation

Richard Roth Esq. – January 13th 2020 The plot also thickens in the Jennifer Dulos alleged murder.  Ms. Dulos, a Connecticut mother, disappeared on May 24, 2019.  Tuesday, her estranged husband Fotis Dulos and two others were charged with murder.  Apparently, yesterday, the police discovered a “human grave” on the grounds of an exclusive club […]

Jussie Smollett: What a Tangled Web

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Business Litigation

Richard Roth Esq. – January 13th 2020 The criminal matter against Smollett is back alive!   Today, an Illinois judge signed sweeping search warrants ordering Google to turn over twelve month’ of data from Smollett and his manager, including texts, emails, photos, location data, drafted and deleted messages and other information, as a special prosecutor probes whether […]

Harvey Weinstein: Be Careful What you Wish For

Posted on Jan 7, 2020 in Business Litigation

Richard Roth, Esq. The #MeToo Movement is looking for “justice” in the Harvey Weinstein trial that is about to commence.  That is, it wants to use this criminal proceeding – and the results – as a flag to deliver justice for victims.  But we have to take a step back and first determine whether this […]

Do We Really Want To Pay College Athletes: Be Careful What You Wish For

Posted on Oct 31, 2019 in Business Litigation

Richard Roth, Esq. On Tuesday, the NCAA took a major step toward allowing college athletes to get paid for their fame, voting to permit them to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.” Now the question are flying: How does the NCAA implement a comprehensive program?  Is it really in the best […]

Jeffrey Epstein – what really happened to his life?

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 in Business Litigation

It is still a mystery how the financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who was in solitary confinement in the New York City prison, could have taken his life without anyone knowing until too late.  The NYC medical examiner’s office said Sunday that it had completed an autopsy of Epstein but that it needed […]

Avenatti Should Be Far More Concerned About the California Case

Posted on Apr 1, 2019 in Business Litigation

While Mr. Avenatti was arrested last Monday afternoon in New York’s new Hudson Yards development, for extorting more than $15 million from Nike, his bigger peril lies in Los Angeles. The New York allegations hinge on whether Avenatti extorted Nike by demanding it pay $22 million or he would release information to the media. That […]

Avenatti’s Stormy Fall From Grace

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Business Litigation

Michael Avenatti, who was on every TV news network over the past few months – and claimed he would run for President – has fallen … and fallen hard. This week he was charged in NY with extortion and conspiracy when he attempted to extort $25 million from Nike. Apparently, Avenatti claimed Nike was improperly […]

Smollett – Sweeping it Under The Empire Rug

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Business Litigation

All criminal charges against “Empire” actor” Jussie Smollett were just dropped? With his “record … wiped clean” today? And the case was sealed from the public??? How can that be? And to make the resolution more confusing, both the prosecutor and the defense counsel claimed that the outcome was “just.” Yet, both the mayor and […]