Shark Tank Recap: Mark Cuban Cunningly Bags Rugged Maniac/Bull Run Deal (4/25/14)

Mark Cuban proved to be one crafty investor on Shark Tank when he pulled his bag of tricks and stopped what could have been a home-runner for a Robert Herjavec-Kevin O’Leary partnership. The deal with Bradford Scudder and Rob Dickens (photo in this recap), the men behind Rugged Maniac and The Great Bull Run events, consisted of a $1.75 million investment for a combined 25% stake in two companies. The two above-mentioned events are operated by separate companies owned by Scudder and Dickens. Initially, Scudder and Dickens pitched Rugged Maniac for $1 million in exchange for a tenth of the…

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Judge Judy Recap: Physical Injury and Rent Case Dismissed (4/24/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin dismisses Betty Harris(photo)’ suit against former live-in boyfriend Joshua Floutin for physical injury and breaking their lease. The judge dismisses Kenny Boggs’ $998 suit against Abigail Gillespie‘s parents, after Abigail damaged his motor scooter. Judge Judy awards $250 to Athan Anagonye, for the TV that his sister-roommate Christina Anagonye had destroyed. The judge dismisses Christina’s $1,600 counterclaim for dryer damage, a loan, and rent. Injury Joshua of Garland, TX, says that Veterinary Technician Betty, 26, of Allen, TX, was “flaying all over the place, she was trying to slap me, pinch me.” Betty counters, “He was putting…

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Judge Judy Recap 4/23/14: Case Against Son for Car Loan Dismissed

Judge Judy Sheindlin dismisses Renaee Pattin’s $2,944 suit against Former Co-Worker Crystal Gauze, for pulling Renaee’s chair, causing back misalignment. The judge also dismisses Dale Worrell(photo)’s $4,542 suit against his son Pascal Worrell, for a car loan. When Pascal moved to a pastor’s house, he left the car with Dale. Medical Bills Case # 469 is Renaee Pattin’s suit against Omnicare Pharmacy Former Co-Worker Crystal Gauze for pulling her chair, which she claims caused her back to misalign. Renaee, 46, of Toledo, OH, has worked for Omnicare for 4 years. Before Omnicare, she worked for Impact Products for maybe a year…

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The Voice Recap: Team Shakira Evades Double Disaster (4/22/14)

The first live elimination on The Voice will always be the most heart-breaking episode for any artist in any season. Imagine getting through all the filtering stages and suddenly faltering when the public votes are factored in. This sentiment is validated when T.J. Wilkins (Team Usher) and two of Shakira’s artists (Dani Moz and Tess Boyer, center and right on photo in this recap) ended up in the bottom three. Shakira had the worst night, having had to contend with the possibility of losing two artists on the same night. Shakira has the Twitter instant save mechanism to thank as…

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Judge Judy Recap: 5-Year Tenant Gets $519 of Security Deposit (4/22/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $519 security deposit on Amy Hansen(photo)’s counterclaim, the difference between her $2,250 deposit and the $1,731 which she owes Former Landlord Saeed Kanwar for rent and damages. The judge also awards $650 to Diane Comres for the balance of her loan to former friend Cynthia Bryant. Rent Civil Engineering Tech Saeed Kanwar, 34, sues Amy of Eagan, MN, for $5,000, for non-payment of rent and property damage. Amy countersues Saeed for 4x her security deposit because of a statute on returning it within 30 days. The judge asks her if she has a right to 4x the…

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