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Mariah Carey gets $20 million lawsuit over ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’

Mariah Carey gets $20 million lawsuit over ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’
Jun 6 2022 Share

A songwriter has just filed a whopping $20 million lawsuit against Mariah Carey for her 1994 hit ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’.

Singer and songwriter Andy Stone claims he co-wrote a song with the same name five years before Carey released her hit. Filing a lawsuit against her in New Orleans, Stone is suing Carey, her co-writer Walter Afansieff and Sony Music Entertainment. 

He is suing on grounds of copyright infringement and misappropriation, accusing the defendants of exploiting his popularity and unique style. 

He also accused Carey of causing confusion to fans over the 1994 chart topper. However, despite sharing a name, the two songs are completely different and do not share the same melodies or lyrics. 

Stone claims Carey and her team knowingly and wilfully engaged in a campaign to infringe his copyright. Why the suit has been filed now is unclear, given that the song was released 28 years ago. 

The song’s popularity shows no signs of dying out as it constantly reaches the top chart lists whenever Christmas rolls around. Carey is estimated to make more than $2 million a year because of it. 

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People call on authorities to reveal names of dealers tampering with odometers

People call on authorities to reveal names of dealers tampering with odometers
Jun 6 2022 Share

After two car dealers were suspended in Malta after allegedly tampering with the odometers of imported used cars brought from Japan, many called on the police to reveal the names of the dealers.

Dr Albert Fenech, who is Secretary General of the Used Vehicle Importers Association, UVIA, said that in light of the situation, steps were tank against two dealers on 1st June.

The dealers have been stopped from importing and selling these vehicles in Malta. The Secretary General urged those who believe they may have been affected to report to the authorities. 

However, due to the names of the dealers not being released, many took to social media to demand answers as they fear that they may have been subject to this tampering themselves.

‘So two importers are caught tampering in the metre mileage and were stopped, but their names were not revealed’ said one commenter. ‘What will happen to the consumers who bought vehicles from these importers? Will justice be done with them? Will they be compensated?’

‘They should be named’ said another. ‘Customers deserve to know.’ 

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Spontaneous performance at Earth Garden by Nicky Bomba using food stall pans

Spontaneous performance at Earth Garden by Nicky Bomba using food stall pans
Jun 6 2022 Share

Maltese-Australian musician Nicky Bomba amazes everyone with a spontaneous performance using pans from a food stall at Earth Garden. 

Nicky Bomba is a Maltese-Australian musician, singer & songwriter based in Australia. He is the leader of The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, front man of his band, as well as the former drummer and percussionist of John Butler Trio (2003–2004 & 2009–2013). 

During this year’s Earth Garden he performed at the Roots Stage on Saturday with Trakadum, and at the Enchanted Forest on Sunday at the Acoustic Stage. 

 

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Earth Garden saw well over 100 artists returning for the 15th anniversary free edition of the festival after a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees were urged to give donations upon entrance which go to an environmental NGO. 

Earth Garden brings people from all walks of life together every time it is hosted, with different music for every taste to make sure anyone attending can feel at home. 

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Amber Heard’s lawyer says she cannot pay $10.4 million settlement

Amber Heard’s lawyer says she cannot pay $10.4 million settlement
Jun 6 2022 Share

Speaking to TODAY, Amber Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft said that her client cannot pay the $10.4 million settlement which was announced on the 1st of June. 

When asked about whether or not Heard can pay the whopping amount, Bredehoft replied with: ‘Oh no. Absolutely not.’ 

However, the lawyer did reveal that Heard plans on appealing the verdict and that ‘she has some excellent grounds for it.’ The lawyer said that the message the final verdict sends out is a horrible one as it is a significant setback. 

 

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Bredehoft said that Heard had been demonised throughout the trial and claimed that a number of things were allowed in court that should not have been allowed, confusing the jury in the process. 

Meanwhile, GoFundMe has shut down a fundraiser which claimed to be raising money to help Heard pay Johnny Depp some of the money she now owes him for the defamation trial. 

Heard herself was awarded $2m in damages for comments made by Depp’s former lawyer. This brings her settlement down to around $8.34m. The fundraiser on GoFundMe however was quickly shut down after it was determined that neither Heard nor anyone on her team created the page. 

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