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Booze, Sex and Legal Drama: How the 'Bachelor' Scandal Could Reshape Reality TV

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An allegation of sexual misconduct could put producers on notice that they're responsible for contestant behavior on set, "even if it might make for great TV." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Weekly Magazine Bachelor In Paradise

The top 5 time-saving features of Firm Central Time & Billing

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Time tracking and client invoicing are necessary functions for nearly all law practices – at least for those wanting to get paid. Unfortunately, firms generally cannot bill clients for the time spent on these tasks. The post The top 5 time-saving features of Firm Central Time & Billing appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Sponsored Sponsored Content Thomson Reuters

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Feds Look to Seize 'Dumb and Dumber To' Rights and Leonardo DiCaprio's Art

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The government asserts that funding for Red Granite films came from stolen Malaysian funds and that Leonardo DiCaprio was gifted artwork purchased with embezzled money. The actor has already turned over a Marlon Brando Oscar. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online International

Lex Machina Expands Its Legal Analytics Into Commercial Litigation

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The legal analytics company Lex Machina today announced what it is describing as the most ambitious and largest expansion yet of its analytics into a new practice area, commercial litigation. Since its acquisition in November 2015 by LexisNexis, Lex Machina has been using LexisNexis’s collection of federal and state docket data to expand its analytics platform […]. The post Lex Machina Expands Its Legal Analytics Into Commercial Litigation appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

How HP Reinvented Learning with Brain Candy

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Earlier this year, one of our favorite Pathgather customers, Mike Jordan, Global Head of Talent and Learning at HP Inc. joined us at the CLO Spring Symposium, During the event, Mike shared the story of how he and his team reinvented learning at HP.

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Fundraising For the Society of Professional Journalists, San Diego Chapter

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A couple of folks are independently raising money for the San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Here's a link to their IndieGoGo page. Donate money and get some "cigarette cards" illustrated with images of famous contemporary journalists

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Is It A Witch Hunt On President Trump Or Is It Not? | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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“Where seldom is heard a discouraging word?” Supreme Court Allows the Federal Registration of Disparaging Trademarks

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The U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated the statutory bar against the federal registration of disparaging trademarks, on the ground that it violates the First Amendment and is unconstitutional. What does this mean for businesses in general, including, in particular, broadcasters and the Washington DC National Football League franchise? History of the Case. The case involved an application by Simon Tam to register the mark THE SLANTS for an Asian-American band.

Law School’s Design Lab Will Develop Apps and Other Solutions to A2J Crisis

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Kimball Parker and D. Gordon Smith This fall, BYU Law School in Provo, Utah, will launch an innovative design lab, called LawX, in which second- and third-year law students will step into the role of entrepreneur to design apps and other solutions to help address Utah’s critical gap in access to legal services Six-to-eight law students […]. The post Law School’s Design Lab Will Develop Apps and Other Solutions to A2J Crisis appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

The News Media and the Use of Drones: Ethical Use Will Build Trust @UWJournEthics

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From the Center for Journalism Ethics, a white paper from Kathleen Bartzen Culver and Megan Duncan, Drones in the Newsroom: Insights Into Audience Opinions and Expectations. Briefly, the authors conclude that the more audiences trust the media, the more they

Justices to Hear Major Challenge to Partisan Gerrymandering - The New York Times

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Modernization of Media Regulation – What Rule Changes Should Broadcasters be Requesting?

Broadcast Law Blog

It is not every year that the FCC seriously asks broadcasters for suggestions as to what rules it should abolish or modify, but that is exactly what the FCC is doing in its Modernization of Media Regulation proceeding (about which we wrote here and here ). Comments due the week after next, on July 5, and broadcasters should accept the invitation and suggest rules that are ripe for repeal or amendment.

Bill Cosby Mistrial: Hollywood Reporter Legal Experts Debate How It Happened and What's Next

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Are either of you surprised? Can’t say I am," says THR senior editor Eriq Gardner as a trio of trial watchers discuss the reasons for the hung jury, the celebrity factor and whether a re-trial makes sense: "It’s always nearly impossible to predict what a dozen jurors are going to decide." read more.

First Phase Launches of New Canadian and Global Research Site

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Yesterday marked the first day of operation for vLex Canada Open, the first phase of a major new legal research suite for Canada. As I reported last month, Canadian legal publisher Maritime Law Book Ltd. is launching the research suite in partnership with two other legal publishers: vLex, a Barcelona and Miami-based legal publisher that […]. The post First Phase Launches of New Canadian and Global Research Site appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Justia vLex

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Sony's Clean Version Program Rolls Out But Not Without Criticism

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The Director's Guild is looking into Sony's Clean Version intiative, but some directors may not be on board. The company intends this program to present edited (broadcast or airline) versions of films to consumers who would prefer their movies with

Fighting for the Immigrants of Little Pakistan | The New Yorker

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"Tahira Khan was helping her son get ready for school, in Midwood, Brooklyn, when she heard a knock on the door. She opened it to find two immigration agents, who held up a photograph of her husband, Shahid Ali Khan, and asked where he was.

Almost 80 Radio Stations Hit With New FCC EEO Audit Letter

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While the FCC in April made broadcaster’s compliance with the FCC’s EEO rules easier by allowing the wide dissemination of information about job openings through online sources (see our article here ), there still remain significant obligations under those rules (see our article here ). The FCC made that clear on Friday, releasing a Public Notice announcing its second EEO audit letter of 2017 for about 80 radio broadcasters, all west of the Mississippi.

Johnny Depp's Inner Circle Emails Made Public Amid Legal Fight

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Joel Mandel wants to subpoena the actor's attorney Jake Bloom and his ex-agent Tracey Jacobs. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Johnny Depp

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Time to Audit? Tunecore is Getting Sold–Do Your Clients Believe?

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BLANCHE Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. From A Streetcar Named Desire, screenplay by Tennessee Williams Hypebot is reporting that Believe Digital is offering itself for sale: Believe Digital is for sale and units associated with at least two of the three major label groups have expressed strong interest, sources […]. via Time to Audit? Tunecore is Getting Sold–Do Your Clients Believe? Artist Rights Watch. mechanical royalty royalty audits

Lynyrd Skynyrd Members Head to Trial Over Plane Crash Movie

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Newly unsealed court documents reveal a dispute emanating from a "blood oath" taken upon the plane crash that befell the 1970s band. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Alyssa Milano Files $10 Million Fraud Lawsuit Against Ex-Business Managers

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The actress is the latest star to say the people she trusted to manage her money led her to financial ruin. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

Bill Cosby's Lawyer Speaks Out on the Mistrial and Jury Vote: "I Heard It Was a Split"

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"I don't believe it was a single holdout," Angela Agrusa tells The Hollywood Reporter about the Pennsylvania jurors that could not agree on a verdict. She also expresses doubt about another trial. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Television Culture THR Online

HBO, John Oliver Sued By Energy Company Over Segment on Coal Mining

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The defamation lawsuit discusses how Oliver created a "villainous" portrait of Murray, 77, who "needs a lung transplant" and who "does not expect to live to see the end of this case." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Supreme Court Turns Down "Dancing Baby" Copyright Case

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The justices decide not to review a dispute triggered when Universal Music ordered the takedown of a YouTube video showing a cute baby dancing to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy." read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech THR Online

In Non-Trump Lawsuit, Trump Lawyer Accuses Trump Friend of Obstruction

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Marvel Entertainment chairman Isaac Perlmutter is accused of perjury, threatening an investigator, stealing privileged documents, hiding evidence, and more. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Entertainment Industry Sends U.S. Trade Office a NAFTA Negotiation Wish List

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Lifting foreign equity caps and overhauling safe harbor protections for Internet companies is on the agenda for the MPAA and others. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

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European Court Rules ISPs Can Be Forced to Block Pirate Bay

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The landmark decision paves the road for further legal action over torrent sites. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

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Appeals Court Won't Kill Lawsuit Claiming Universal Stole 'The Purge'

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The 9th Circuit rules that Douglas Jordan-Benel isn't challenging the activity of filmmaking; He merely wants to be paid. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

ABC Confronts Beef Company's Lawyer With Rush Limbaugh's "Pink Slime" Commentary

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Facing a multi-billion dollar defamation claim, the network also gets the plaintiff to admit to creating Wikipedia's "pink slime" page. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Warner Bros. Asks Court to Ghost $900 Million 'Conjuring' Lawsuit

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"[I]t is unsurprising that Brittle swore under oath in 2014 that 'The Conjuring' movie and the Book are 'not related,'" writes an attorney for the studio. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Warner Bros. The Conjuring 2 The Conjuring

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Leslie Moonves Might Escape Subpoena In Sumner Redstone Legal Fight, But CBS and Viacom Won't

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Redstone's business activity with CBS and Viacom is fair game, but Moonves' knowledge of the mogul's romantic relationships may be off the table. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Settles Big Legal Dispute With Producer

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The singer comes to a deal after filing claims to escape "oppressive" contracts. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

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Hollywood Studios Are Suspicious of VidAngel's New Filtering App

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Warner Bros, Disney and 20th Century Fox raise questions and ask a judge to allow an inspection before blessing it. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Bill Cosby Mistrial: Hollywood Reporter Legal Experts Debate How It Happened and What's Next

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Are either of you surprised? Can’t say I am," says THR senior editor Eriq Gardner as a trio of trial watchers discuss the reasons for the hung jury, the celebrity factor and whether a re-trial makes sense: "It’s always nearly impossible to predict what a dozen jurors are going to decide." read more.