New Johnny Depp Expenses Disclosed by Ex-Managers in Amended Lawsuit

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These expenditures were revealed in The Managment Group's second amended cross-complaint against the actor. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Aretha Franklin Judge Shows No R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for First Amendment (Analysis)

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Why a decision to block a film at the Telluride Film Festival marks a disturbing precedent. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online

Judge Agrees Broadcasters Have First Amendment Right to Refuse Advertisements

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SiriusXM wins a lawsuit against a dating company as a result. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Warner Bros. Asserts First Amendment Right to Hunt Copyright Pirates

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The studio is facing a proposed class action lawsuit that alleges it has abused subpoenas and allowed representatives to make robocalls to cell phones demanding settlements. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Rock Band Wins First Amendment Appeal Over "Disparaging" Trademarks

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The Federal Circuit gives victory to The Slants. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

Warner Bros. Wins First Amendment Argument in Piracy Hunt

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The studio and copyright agent Rightscorp escape a claim they abused the legal process by exploiting subpoenas. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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CAA Amends UTA Lawsuit to Add Three New Claims (Exclusive)

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The war over defecting agents is expanding with claims of aiding and abetting breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty and the duty of loyalty. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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Carlos Miller – First Amendment Hero

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awesomeness First Amendment First Amendment Bad Ass Flori-duh flunkiesIf you don’t already know who Carlos Miller is, you should. You are more free because Miller won’t let newsgathering and photography die under the wheels of a paranoid nation, shrieking with fear at imaginary terrorists, and hiring policies in police departments that seem to favor people with personality disorders that would make Eric Cartman [.].

Donald Trump Talks NBC-Univision "Collusion" in Amended Lawsuit

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The 'Saturday Night Live' host also reveals that he retained the right to sue Univision in his deal to sell Miss Universe. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Appeals Court: 'The Hurt Locker' Is Protected By the First Amendment

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The 9th Circuit rules that an Iraqi war veteran's lawsuit would violate the U.S. Constitution. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Movie Ratings Are Not Protected By First Amendment, Court Told

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Plaintiffs defend a lawsuit seeking an injunction where no films featuring tobacco imagery can be given "G," "PG" or "PG-13" ratings. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

$10 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Charter Survives First Amendment Scrutiny

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Byron Allen moves forward in claiming that the cable giant allows racial prejudices to get in the way of licensing African-American owned channels. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Carlos Miller – First Amendment Hero

The Legal Satyricon

awesomeness First Amendment First Amendment Bad Ass Flori-duh flunkiesIf you don’t already know who Carlos Miller is, you should. You are more free because Miller won’t let newsgathering and photography die under the wheels of a paranoid nation, shrieking with fear at imaginary terrorists, and hiring policies in police departments that seem to favor people with personality disorders that would make Eric Cartman [.].

Media Companies Rally Behind Mark Boal's First Amendment Clash With U.S. Government

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A parade of major names in the broadcast and print industry urge a judge to stop a military prosecutor's efforts to obtain interviews with Bowe Bergdahl. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Movies Television Culture THR Online

Trump's First-Amendment Nemesis Explains How He'll Defend Any Defamation Lawsuits (Q&A)

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Noted litigator Ted Boutrous is willing to represent news outlets and sexual assault accusers for free if the president-elect follows through on his legal threats. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online Donald Trump Politics

Lionsgate: 'Mad Men' Opening Credits Protected by First Amendment

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The company seeks to have a judge dismiss a lawsuit from an ex-model who appears in the title sequence of the acclaimed AMC drama. read more. Lionsgate AMC Mad Men THR, Esq. Television Business

'Reality Steve' Pleads First Amendment in Lawsuit Over 'Bachelor' Spoilers

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The blogger says that it is NZK Productions and Horizon Alternative Television not following the protocol of an agreement concerning contact with people affiliated with the popular ABC series. read more. The Bachelor THR, Esq. Television Business

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CNN Gets First Amendment Victory in Video Captioning Dispute

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The 9th Circuit gives the cable news network relief from one discrimination claim, but sets up a future showdown over the issue of whether websites are "places of public accommodation." read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

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Pitbull Responds to Lindsay Lohan Lawsuit with First Amendment Defense

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Eriq Gardner Actress is suing after getting mentioned in a rap song. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Eminem Lindsay Lohan Pitbull Ryan Seacrest

Arizona Supreme Court determines tattoos are protected by the First Amendment

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The Supreme Court of Arizona recently held that obtaining a tattoo is pure speech and is therefore subject to the highest protection by the First Amendment. First AmendmentThe plaintiffs in Coleman v. City of Mesa (Case No. CV-11-0351), requested a Council Use Permit (CUP) from Mesa, Arizona, to open a tattoo parlor. The city zoning commission recommended to [.].

Universal Tells 'Blurred Lines' Judge Not to Violate Its Seventh Amendment Right

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The right to a jury trial is the latest legal concept that gets blurred in this high-profile case. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

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Actress Details Amazon's Alleged Data-Mining Fraud in Amended IMDb Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner Huang Hoang, whose age was revealed by IMDb, amends complaint in effort to show how Amazon is allegedly committing fraud on its customers.

Lee Daniels Wants Sean Penn Lawsuit Dismissed: "The First Amendment is Not For Sale"

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The 'Empire' creator tells a judge he's entitled to his opinion. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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CBS Files Amended Lawsuit Against ABC's 'Glass House'

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The "Big Brother" network commits to keep the fight going with a new court filing despite a judge denying initial efforts to shut the ABC series down. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business ABC CBS Big Brother The Glass House

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The Seventh Amendment Calculator

The Legal Satyricon

The Seventh Amendment states: In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any […]. misc constitution seventh amendmentby Jay Marshall Wolman There is an interesting financial quirk in the Bill of Rights.

The First Amendment, Net Neutrality, and Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Struble and Berin Michael Szoka, both of TechFreedom, have published A Conflict of Visions: How the '21st Century First Amendment' Violates Geoffrey A. Manne and Ben Sperry, both of the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), and Thomas W.

Court Says 1st Amendment Protects Lawyer’s Blogging

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The panel ruled that a lawyer has a First Amendment right to blog about his own cases, at least with regard to information that is already available on the public record. Hunter appealed the bar’s determination, asserting that it violates his First Amendment rights.

Sofia Vergara's Ex Claims She's Interfering With First Amendment Rights on Embryos

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Nick Loeb continues his pursuit of taking custody of “Emma” and “Isabella” by looking to strike a contract and fraud lawsuit from the 'Modern Family' star. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Television Culture THR Online

Technology and the First Amendment

Media Law Prof Blog

Yoo, University of Pennsylvania Law School & University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, has published Technologies of Control and the Future of the First Amendment at 53 William Christopher S.

'Storage Wars' Rigging Lawsuit: David Hester Says A&E Can't Plead First Amendment

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Is reality television subject to the same law that was used to clean up TV quiz shows in the 1950s? read more. THR, Esq. Television Business

First Amendment vs. Disabilities Act

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(From Charles Platt) Is this a real threat, or just posturing? The ADA has already been extended far beyond the areas in which is was first designed to apply. I can certainly imagine regulations compelling web sites to be “equally accessible” to the disabled. Discussion here. Filed under: copyright, culture, discrimination, domain names, misc. copyright culture discrimination domain names misc

Jason Patric's Sperm Spawns First Amendment Battle

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The actor''s ex-girlfriend demands a restraining order from using the name and likeness of a four-year-old child. read more. Culture Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Jason Patric

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Hyperlinks and the First Amendment

Media Law Prof Blog

Anjali Dala, Yale University,Yale Information Society Project, has published Protecting Hyperlinks and Preserving First Amendment Values on the Internet in volume 13 of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (May 2011). Here is the abstract. Hyperlinks are critical

Russian Executive Argues Trump Dossier Sources Not Shielded by First Amendment

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Aleksej Gurbarev looks for evidence to use in a defamation lawsuit against BuzzFeed. read more. THR, Esq. Business Politics Business THR Online

Cops and the First Amendment

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"Your First Amendment Rights can be terminated!" So shouted a Chicago police officer to two reporters as he arrested them. Unfortunately for said cop, someone was watching, with a camera. More here from MSNBC

'Freeway' Ricky Ross vs. Rick Ross: First Amendment Protects Hip Hop Persona

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An appeals court rules that Rick Ross partly based his likeness on a famous drug-dealer, but that he isn''t an imposter. read more. Music Rick Ross THR Online THR, Esq

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D.C. Circuit Judges Debate Whether 1st Amendment Lets ISPs Block Digital Content

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There will be no rehearing, but concurrences and dissents touch upon the future of net neutrality anyway. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

SiriusXM Says First Amendment Protects Decision Not to Air Ads for Escort Sites

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InfoStream, which has gotten attention for WhatsYourPrice.com, contends that the satellite radio giant has been applying "uneven" protocol on what advertisements are acceptable. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

Accommodating the First Amendment and Social Media in Public Schools

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Mary-Rose Papandrea, Boston College Law School, has published Social Media, Public School Teachers, and the First Amendment in volume 90 of the North Carolina Law Review (2012). Here is the abstract. Education officials around the country are grappling with issues

Judge Allows Michael Jackson's Ex-Manager to Amend Complaint Against Estate

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The late King of Pop's former manager says he's owed a share of gross receipts and a finder's fee for a Neverland Ranch bank loan. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online