Sony Pictures Taps Daniel Floyd to Oversee Litigation

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He assumes responsibilities previously held by Len Venger, who is retiring. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

DirecTV's 'NFL Sunday Ticket' Spurs Wave of Antitrust Litigation

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The TV market would be quite different if it were not for live professional football, the lawsuit theorizes. read more. THR, Esq.

Weinsteins, Lionsgate settling 'Precious' litigation

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and Lionsgate have agreed to a complete settlement that will end the bicoastal litigation over ownership of. Tags: Bert Fields Copyright John Sloss Litigation By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: The long-running legal battle over "Precious" is about to come to an end. Sources tell us the Weinstein Co.

Agent defection creates nasty litigation

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Tags: Contracts & Riders Labor Litigation Representation Sports

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Jill Ratner Promoted to Exec VP Litigation for Fox Entertainment Group

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Previously, Ratner served as senior vp litigation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Hollywood Law Hires: Latham & Watkins' Entertainment Group Grows With Rival Litigator

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Plus a dealmaker returning to Greenberg Glusker and a labor attorney joining Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp. read more. THR, Esq.

How Peter Thiel's 'Revenge Litigation' War Against Gawker Could Backfire Big Time

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Don't call him a genius just yet. It's far from certain that the Silicon Valley billionaire obtains what he desires. read more. THR, Esq.

The Latest Twists and Turns in the Fastcase-Casemaker Litigation

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When last we left the litigation between Fastcase and Casemaker, it was mid-May and Fastcase had just filed a motion for summary judgment. A lot has happened since then, including just this week, so let me bring you up to date. But first, to recap: Last February, Fastcase preemptively filed the declaratory judgment lawsuit in […].

For Avvo, Bad Ethics News But Good Litigation News

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The post For Avvo, Bad Ethics News But Good Litigation News appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Recent legal developments have brought both good news and bad news for Avvo. Let’s start with the bad news. In an earlier post, I explained how this works: Avvo sets the services to be provided […].

WME Settles Real Estate Litigation

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Daniel Miller The talent agency backed out of a lucrative Beverly Hills lease after the merger of Endeavor with the William Morris Agency. read more.

Marvel wins round in Jack Kirby showdown; case to be litigated in New York

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By Eriq Gardner EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Entertainment has scored an important win in its ongoing litigation with the estate of Jack Kirby, the comic book icon whose family is trying to terminate a copyright grant on such iconic characters as Iron. Tags: Copyright Litigation

Movie trailers to target frivolous litigation

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By Eriq Gardner A legal drama is coming soon to a theater near you. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform has enlisted movie theaters across the nation to convince audiences of the need for civil justice reform.

Make Litigation Timelines in PowerPoint with Free Add-On

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The post Make Litigation Timelines in PowerPoint with Free Add-On appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Not long ago, I served as chairperson of a tripartite arbitration panel. Near the close of the complicated case, one of the arbitrators indicated he was having trouble understanding the sequence of events. General

New litigation campaign quietly targets tens of thousands of movie downloaders

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Tags: Copyright Litigation Piracy

O'Melveny Loses Litigator Marvin Putnam to Rival

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He's the third trial lawyer to leave the powerhouse firm in recent months. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online Michael Jackso

O'Melveny Litigator Robert Schwartz Exits for Irell & Manella

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He follows the departure of six attorneys from O'Melveny to Latham & Watkins in November. read more. THR, Esq.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: REPRESENTING THE UNPOPULAR CLIENT

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TERMINATING THE GIG -- LIMITS FOR THE LITIGATOR Court rules limit when a litigator can terminate his representation of a client.

New Setback for Warner Bros. in 'Superman' Litigation

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Eriq Gardner Studio's motion to see secret agreement between Superman creators' heirs is rejected. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business

Jill Ratner Promoted to EVP of Litigation for Fox Entertainment Group

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Previously Ratner served as senior vp, litigation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE ART OF A TRIAL

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TOP COURTROOM MOTION PICTURES In the spirit of the many lists of "top" whatever in the entertainment industry, I decided to write about my favorite courtroom films. Before doing so, I decided to do "research" -- so I purchased some movies that I had not seen before and some others that I had not seen in a while. But someone had to do it.

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WME Settles Litigation With Former Agent John Ferriter

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James Cameron: Innovation, not litigation, is the answer to piracy

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By Eriq Gardner It wasn't quite as juicy as calling Glen Beck a "fucking asshole," but director James Cameron made some interesting comments Thursday at the 2010 CTIA wireless conference. He claimed that "Avatar" was the most pirated film in.

Lindsay Lohan sprayed with litigation

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Tags: Celebrity Lindsay Lohan Litigation

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: LINDSAY LOHAN SUES E*TRADE FOR $100 MILLION

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ACTRESS CLAIMS BABY GIRLFRIEND COMMERCIAL IS ABOUT HER Actress Lindsay Lohan is once again in the news. That argument seems preposterous on its face.

'Last Samurai' Litigation Set for Trial March 20 With Millions at Stake

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ALM Shuts Down Smart Litigator, Its Web Resource for Litigators

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The ad was for Smart Litigator, a product launched in 2010 by ALM as a multi-faceted resource for litigators. The post ALM Shuts Down Smart Litigator, Its Web Resource for Litigators appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The reason I was in the ad was that I […]. General

Still more litigation for ThinkFilm's Bergstein

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The latest to come to light are a lawsuit for alleged failure to properly distribute a movie, Tags: Litigation By Alex Ben Block Even as producer David Bergstein plows ahead in the movie business, the lawsuits and judgments continue to pile on.

Legal Startup ‘Mighty’ Helps Plaintiffs Find Funding For Litigation

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A new legal-funding site launched this month with the goal of connecting plaintiffs in civil litigation with investors who compete to advance them a small portion of any future settlement or award. The post Legal Startup ‘Mighty’ Helps Plaintiffs Find Funding For Litigation appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Activision Settles Huge 'Call of Duty' Litigation on Eve of Trial

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Tolkiens, New Line settle 'Rings' litigation

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Warners wins round in Superman litigation

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Cablevision, Viacom Settle iPad App Litigation

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Matthew Belloni Viacom has settled its dispute with Cablevision over an iPad app that streams channels like MTV and VH1. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

Godzilla Is On a Litigation Rampage Over Honda Commercial

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Eriq Gardner Toho sues Honda over TV commercial featuring Godzilla cameo. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

More 'Sahara' litigation! Cussler sues Anschutz all over again

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Despite a March appellate court ruling in the long-running litigation between author Clive Cussler (right) and Philip Anschutz's Crusader Entertainment, Cussler today reignited the dispute. Tags: Litigation By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: You thought the epic legal battle over "Sahara" was done, right?

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A Smart Resource for Smart Litigators

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Legal media company ALM has rather quietly launched a new Web resource for litigators, Smart Litigator. 25-30 and LegalTech New York Jan.

Startup ClariLegal Aims to Simplify How Litigation Services are Bought and Sold

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The process by which law firms and corporations purchase litigation-support and e-discovery services is sometimes messy and often inefficient. The post Startup ClariLegal Aims to Simplify How Litigation Services are Bought and Sold appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Hollywood Docket: Challenge to BitTorrent litigation; NBC affiliates want sports; Lindsay 'milkaholic' suit update

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A judge handling one of the lawsuits targeting thousands of alleged BitTorrent pirates wants to hear more arguments over whether joining a massive amount of "John Does" at once is proper under federal civil procedure. Ars Technica] NBC affiliates have.

Lil Wayne Documentary Litigation Takes a New Turn

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Eriq Gardner Appeals court tackles animosity over 2009 Sundance Film Festival hit read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Electronic Arts Fights Rival, Athletes, Insurers and Game Creator in Wave of Litigation

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Eriq Gardner Is the video game company sufficiently disclosing liability from various lawsuits? read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Live Nation Litigation Over Rolling Stones Tour Can Move Forward

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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