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Arbitration in Entertainment Contracts: Worth fighting about?

Gordon P. Firemark

Yesterday, the producers secured a victory on this front, with the Court ordering claims to arbitration under Sheen’s contract. Speed.

Why it’s dangerous to rely on free online entertainment law contract forms

Gordon P. Firemark

Boilerplate contracts: 3 Legal Risks. Unfortunately, many contract forms found in books or on the web are simply outdated. Legal Risks.”

Agent defection creates nasty litigation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Contracts & Riders Labor Litigation Representation Sports

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Live Nation Litigation Over Rolling Stones Tour Can Move Forward

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Former Live Nation chairman Michael Cohl says former employer breached contract and damaged his reputation by interfering in negotiations for 50th anniversary Rolling Stones tour. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music

How to effectively outsource Business and Legal Affairs work in the Film, Television, Theatre and Media Industries

Gordon P. Firemark

In house counsel have historically “outsourced” litigation to law firms that specialize in the adverserial side of things. Period.

Court details long, strange road to 'Easy Rider' sequel

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Accounting Contracts & Riders Decisions Roundup Film Litigation

MTV denies woman was drunk in 'Real World' lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Viacom, Tags: Contracts & Riders Defamation Litigation Privacy Television By Eriq Gardner As "The Real World" kicks off its 24th season tonight with a return to New Orleans, the show's producers are fighting back against a woman who claims she was humiliated on the previous Washington D.C. season.

Dr. Dre loses two claims against Death Row for reissuing 'The Chronic'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Accounting Contracts & Riders Decisions Roundup Litigation Music Right of Publicity Trademark

Woman wants $5 million for being humiliated in 'Real World' house

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Borat Contracts & Riders Defamation Girls Gone Wild Litigation Television

DMX sues for royalties from jail

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Tags: Accounting Contracts & Riders Copyright Litigation Music

Patrick Dempsey fighting tequila hangover

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Advertising Celebrity Contracts & Riders Litigation

Jennifer Lopez sex tape update: TRO granted, but this isn't over

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Celebrity Contracts & Riders Litigation Right of Publicity Sex Tapes

Appeals court finds no 'Borat' fraud

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Borat Contracts & Riders Decisions Roundup Litigation

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New York Court Dismisses Antitrust Defense to Breach of Distribution Contract

New Media and Technology Law

Your client is sued for failure to pay on a contract and says it shouldn’t have to pay because the prices were fixed by a cartel or that it was strong-armed into paying for a “bundle” of services or distribution channels even though it only wanted a subset of the bundle. After all, aren’t contracts for unlawful ends unenforceable?

Game developer claims Atari owes $30M on "Dungeons and Dragons"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Contracts & Riders Litigation Video Games

Paris Hilton declares Hon. Federico Moreno 'my best judge forever'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Celebrity Contracts & Riders Litigation Paris Hilton Talent & Studios

Law student seeks to collect on 'Dateline' $1 million challenge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Contracts & Riders Lawyers, Miscellaneous__ Litigation Television

Producer Cathy Konrad says Weinsteins cut her out of 'Scream 4'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

for breach of contract, claiming that "Scream 4" was developed behind her back. Tags: Litigation By Matthew Belloni Producer Cathy Konrad is suing the Weinstein Co. MORE COMING.

Cable Network May Proceed with Claims Against Distributor on Theories Beyond Written Contract

New Media and Technology Law

That transactional wave is beginning to spawn a litigation wave, principally over interpretation and application of the pre-existing licenses and contracts between networks and distributors. AT&T Services Oral Agreements Written ContractsRead the full post on our Minding Your Business Blog.

Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable – Website Designers Take Note!

New Media and Technology Law

Interestingly, DSG argued that because the plaintiff was an attorney whose former firm handled TCPA cases (including litigation against DSG), he should be charged with knowledge of the terms and arbitration clause.  In Nghiem v Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. , No. 16-00097 (C.D. citations omitted]. careers, gift cards, find a store, etc.). 

Example of “New Boss” Contracts: The YouTube covenant not to sue

Music Technology Policy

In case you needed some proof, here is an excert from a “New Boss” contract, being Google’s indie publisher license for YouTube (Google’s heavily subsidized and dominant entry into the video and video advertising verticle). Clauses like this define onerous, over reaching and misuse of bargaining position. ”

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: DISNEY/PIXAR DEFEAT COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Class action claims Disney stiffed financial analysts on overtime

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Thirty-six financial analysts and contract researchers. Tags: Accounting Labor Litigation By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Some of the Disney employees who make sure A-list stars get paid accurately by the studio are now suing claiming—yes, you guessed it—that they weren't paid accurately by the studio.

Craigslist Files Another Suit against Data Scraper

New Media and Technology Law

Contracts Copyright E-mail Online Content Screen Scraping CFAA database scraping screen scaping spam web scrapingSee generally Craigslist, Inc. v. 3Taps, Inc. 2013 WL 1819999 (N.D. This past April, the 3Taps saga, in a way, was resurrected.  RadPad, Inc. , No. 16-1856 (N.D. Outside of the dispute, the debate continues.  3Taps, Inc. 16, 2013).

Joel Silver sues Goldman Sachs for $30 million

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Producer Joel Silver today sued Goldman Sachs for breach of contract and fraud, claiming the powerhouse investment bank stiffed him on more. Tags: Litigation By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: One of Hollywood's most powerful producers is boldly taking on a Wall Street behemoth.

Jill Scott sued by record label for undelivered albums

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni R&B superstar Jill Scott was sued this morning by her longtime record label, which is accusing the multi-platinum songstress of skipping out halfway through a six-album contract and potentially owing millions of dollars in damages. The lawsuit, Tags: Litigation Music

What does an entertainment lawyer do? (Part I)

Gordon P. Firemark

Within the field of enteratinment law, lawyers typically focus on one of two “sides”: Transactional or litigation. Transactional vs. Litigation.

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Website Design Implicated in Two Rulings on Enforceability of Online Terms – Highlights the Importance of Legal Review of Design Decisions

New Media and Technology Law

Contracts Internet Online Commerce arbitration clickwrap agreements e-commerce Electronic Contracting website terms of serviceSelden v.

Does an indemnification clause really protect you?

Gordon P. Firemark

Should you still include indemnification provisions in your contracts? Does an Indemnification Clause really protect you? Not so fast! Firemark.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: DISNEY/PIXAR DEFEAT COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT

Entertainment Litigation Blog

STUDIO WINS ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION RELATING TO “CARS” FRANCHISE. The studios behind the “Cars” motion picture franchise ended their July with a bang — winning their litigation in Los Angeles federal court over the creation of the franchise. THE FACTS. ” (Read a copy of the complaint here.)

Who Owns an Employee's Twitter and Other Online Accounts?

New Media and Technology Law

politics, learned that disputes over ownership and control of online accounts can impair the ability of an nonprofit organization to pursue its business and require costly litigation to resolve. Contracts Twitter employee employer online account ownership social mediaWhose Tweet Is It Anyway? PhoneDog LLC v. Kravitz , No. 113474 (N.D.

Hasta la vista, 'Terminator' litigation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

for $160 million, claiming they breached a contract with him by not paying producer's fees. Tags: Dealmaking Litigation

George Hedges, litigator was 57

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

We're sorry to hear about the passing of one of Hollywood's top litigation lawyers. By Matthew Belloni.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: "JUDGE ALEX" LOSES SUPREME COURT APPEAL

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Alex Ferrer, a former Florida judge now known as Fox's "Judge Alex" on television, entered into a contract with Arnold Preston, a lawyer who provides "services" to people in the entertainment industry. And so began three years of litigation before the Labor Commissioner and the courts, culminating in the US Supreme Court's decision yesterday.

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Infringement of Minors' New York Right of Publicity by Facebook "Like" and "Friend Finder" Features

New Media and Technology Law

The question arises, do users in this age group have the capacity to contract, for example, to assent to online terms of use that may contain an express or implied waiver of publicity rights? The issue of a minor’s capacity to assent to such terms has been litigated rarely and not definitively addressed in the online context.

Who Owns an Employee’s Twitter and Other Online Accounts?

New Media and Technology Law

politics, learned that disputes over ownership and control of online accounts can impair the ability of an nonprofit organization to pursue its business and require costly litigation to resolve. Contracts employee employer online account ownership social media TwitterWhose Tweet Is It Anyway? PhoneDog LLC v. Kravitz , No. 113474 (N.D.

SAG TV/Theatrical Ballots Later Than Expected; SAG Litigation Continues; and More

Digital Media Law

The ballots for SAG’s recently approved TV/theatrical contract won’t be going out until mid to late May, a source tells me, several weeks later than the early May target that the Guild stated as recently as a week or so ago. SAG wants its contract to expire in mid-2011, to synch up with the WGA, AFTRA, and DGA. What next?

No California love for Morgan Creek in Tupac litigation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Litigation

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ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: SUNDANCE FILM "PUSH" SPARKS MULTIPLE LAWSUITS OVER FILM RIGHTS

Entertainment Litigation Blog

TWC asserts various legal theories: interference with contract against Lionsgate; fraud and breach of contract against Cinetic; and breach of contract against Smokewood. BATTLE OVER THIS YEAR'S SUNDANCE FESTIVAL PHENOM REVIVES AGE OLD QUESTION: WHEN IS A DEAL CONSIDERED A DEAL? So the deal was done, right? Not so fast.

No Confusion Here: Proposing a New Paradigm for the Litigation of Keyword Advertising Trademark Infringement Cases

JetLawBlog

Internet search engines such as Google and Yahoo! earn a majority of their profit from selling advertisements to appear next to search results.