'Bones' Profit Participation Lawsuits Moved to Arbitration

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Barry Josephson, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz won't get an open court forum for allegations they've been cheated out of their share of profits from Fox's longest-running hourlong drama. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Arbitration in Entertainment Contracts: Worth fighting about?

Gordon P. Firemark

Charlie Sheen ‘s lawyers are fighting hard to have their case against the producers of Two and a half men heard in Court, rather than arbitration. Yesterday, the producers secured a victory on this front, with the Court ordering claims to arbitration under Sheen’s contract.

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Hollywood Docket: Kardashians Can't Compel Arbitration in Khroma Beauty Lawsuit

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Plus, a lawsuit resulting from the massive public release of Sony's hacked emails moves behind closed doors. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Peter Bogdanovich Movie in Arbitration Over Distribution

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The original distributor allegedly couldn't come up with money to fund a wide release with significant advertising. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

CBS Allowed to Pursue 'Glass House' Producers in Arbitration (Exclusive)

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A judge has dismissed a demand that the network be enjoined from arbitrating claims that ex-'Big Brother' producers violated trade secrets by creating an alleged copycat show.

'Men in Black' Director Barry Sonnenfeld Loses $325,000 Arbitration to UTA (Exclusive)

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Matthew Belloni The arbitration ruling was confirmed in a court filing Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Barry Sonnenfeld Men in Black III

Judge Sends Charlie Sheen and Ex Brett Rossi to Arbitration

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Rossi is suing Sheen for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Viacom Owes Additional $383 Million in 'Rock Band' Video Game Dispute, Arbitrators Say

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Paul Bond The media conglomerate sues to overturn the recommendation of accountant-arbitrators, who say former shareholders of Harmonix were shafted.

Hollywood's Deflategate? 'Hannah Montana' Creators Fight "Perplexing" Arbitration

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Most disputes in the entertainment industry are handled privately. Some say they've been denied due process. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

Agency Showdown: WME-John Ferriter $25 Million Arbitration Begins

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Matthew Belloni Lawyers for William Morris Endeavor and its former board member are in a Century City conference room Wednesday for the start of an arbitration over Ferriter’s abrupt 2009 exit from the agency.

Charlie Sheen Denied in Effort to Stop Arbitration

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Matthew Belloni Attorneys for Charlie Sheen were denied this morning by a Santa Monica judge in their effort to stop a private arbitration between the Sheen, Warner Bros.

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Tommy Lee Jones Loses $2 Million WME Arbitration, Files Appeal

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The actor is upset that his former talent agency was awarded 10 percent of his earnings from "No Country for Old Men." read more. Tommy Lee Jones Movies THR, Esq. No Country for Old Men

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Second Circuit Upholds Uber’s Mobile Contracting Process, Establishing Template for Mobile Online Contracting

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Uber immediately moved to compel arbitration, contending that the user agreed to a mandatory arbitration provision in the company’s terms of service when he registered for an account on the mobile app.

'Paranormal Activity' Creator Wins Arbitration for Failed Directing Deal

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Oren Peli will collect $500,000 from the producers of 'Stonehearst Asylum.' read more. THR, Esq. Heat Vision Movies Movies Business THR Online Avi Lerner Millennium Films Oren Peli Insidious Insidious: Chapter 3 Paranormal Activity

If Fox News Has a Social Media Sock Puppeteer, Does He Gain Benefit of Arbitration?

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Pete Snyder says Andrea Tantaros' allegations toward him are a "lie," and demands a judge stop her cyberstalking lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Judge Allows $900 Million 'Conjuring' Lawsuit Against Warner Bros.

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The studio's bid to dismiss or force arbitration is rejected with an April 16 trial scheduled. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

CAA Brings Arbitration Claim Against Three Defecting Agents

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Jason Heyman, Martin Lesak and Nick Nuciforo are alleged to have been under contract when they resigned Tuesday to join UTA. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Business THR Online CAA

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Arbitrator Chosen to Handle Charlie Sheen Case (Exclusive)

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Matthew Belloni Hon. Richard Neal has been chosen to oversee the fight between Sheen, Warner Bros. and "Two and a Half Men" co-creator Chuck Lorre over Sheen’s firing from the hit CBS show, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. read more. THR, Esq.

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Judge Orders WME-IMG to Arbitrate Dispute Over Cam Newton's Nickelodeon Show

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Nick Katsoris claims the talent agency was partly responsible for having his reality show stolen. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Lionsgate Ordered to Pay $5.8M to 'Biggest Loser' Star Jillian Michaels Over YouTube Channel

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An arbitrator concludes that videos streamed online for free damaged her brand and ability to profit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Warner Bros. Takes Miramax to Arbitration Over Weinstein 'Hobbit' Claims

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The studio and the indie mogul are fighting over whether a contract, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, gives Weinstein a cut of the second and third Hobbit films. read more. Movies THR Online Warner Bros. THR, Esq. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

WME-John Ferriter Arbitration Set for Oct. 19 (Exclusive)

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Matthew Belloni The ex-agent is suing for $25 mil over his dramatic exit. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

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Sony Wants Lawsuit Over Alleged Failure to Prevent Movie Piracy Under Arbitration Cloak

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The legal battle concerning "To Write Love on Her Arms" comes in the wake of the 2014 hack. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

'The Crow' Remake: Legal Battle Heads to Arbitration

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Matthew Belloni The heated dispute between Harvey Weinstein and Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity over distribution rights to the planned film will be decided in private. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Andrea Tantaros Takes Harassment Claims Against Fox News to Appeals Court

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She's challenging a ruling that determined she must arbitrate the dispute. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Randazza v. Cox Arbitration Decision

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Those of you who recall this post about Crystal Cox will find the following document of interest. Randazza v. Cox – Decision D2012-1525 Naturally, I would find the opinion to be a good one, as the Panel found in my favor. However, the Panelist seems to have really gotten the whole point of Crystal Cox’s [.].

Randazza v. Cox Arbitration Decision

The Legal Satyricon

Those of you who recall this post about Crystal Cox will find the following document of interest. Randazza v. Cox – Decision D2012-1525 Naturally, I would find the opinion to be a good one, as the Panel found in my favor. However, the Panelist seems to have really gotten the whole point of Crystal Cox’s [.].

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

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federal court ruled that an Airbnb user who signed up on a mobile device had assented to the service’s Terms and was bound to arbitrate his claims. The lower court dismissed the complaint on the ground that the plaintiff was bound by the mandatory arbitration provision in Amazon’s terms.

Charlie Sheen Arbitrator Denies Gag Order Requested By Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Matthew Belloni) The ruling means the legal battle over Sheen's firing from 'Two and a Half Men' might be a little more public than Warner Bros. or Chuck Lorre would have liked. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Charlie Sheen

'Paranormal Activity' Creator Wins Arbitration for Failed Directing Deal

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Oren Peli will collect $500,000 from the producers of 'Stonehearst Asylum.' read more. THR, Esq. Heat Vision Movies Movies Business THR Online Avi Lerner Millennium Films Oren Peli Insidious Insidious: Chapter 3 Paranormal Activity

Harvey Weinstein, Miramax Denied First Attempt to Halt 'Hobbit' Arbitration

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The Weinsteins and Miramax want the dispute over "Hobbit" sequel profits to be determined in open court. read more. The Business Miramax Films Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Bob Weinstein The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The Weinstein Company Harvey Weinstein Business

Harvey Weinstein Denied First Attempt to Halt 'Hobbit' Arbitration

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The Weinsteins and Miramax want the dispute over "Hobbit" sequel profits to be determined in open court. read more. The Business Miramax Films Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Bob Weinstein The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The Weinstein Company Harvey Weinstein Business

Fox News Wants "Opportunist" Andrea Tantaros' Lawsuit in Arbitration

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Under fire for how it treated the former host, the cable news network tells a judge that her allegations about sexual harassment "are a smokescreen to obscure her violation of her employment contract." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television THR Online

Unfinished Film Producer Wants Bruce Willis' $5.8M Arbitration Win Overturned

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Wake' shut down after less than a week of filming and Willis was awarded the missing portion of his paycheck. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

SAG-AFTRA Sues Lee Daniels for Not Paying Residuals

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The actors' union looks to confirm a $335k arbitration award that includes health and pension contributions. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online Labor

Glaser Weil Conflict to be Reconsidered in Tupac Biopic Lawsuit

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Superiour Court judge will have to take a closer look at the relationship between the current lawsuit and an earlier arbitration. An L.A. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Is Tom Brady's Victory Over the NFL a Game-Changer for Hollywood? (Analysis)

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Many talent-side litigators believe studios have rigged the arbitration process. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

'Godzilla' Studio Denied Arbitration in Producers Dispute

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In a ruling Friday, a Superior Court judge refused to enforce a clause in an unsigned contract with producers Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Doug Davidson read more. Movies THR, Esq. Godzilla (2014) Legendary Pictures

'Beverly Hills Ninja 2' Director Scores Win In Arbitration Against Korean Investors (Exclusive)

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Arbitrator Rules Mayan Prophesy Filmmaker Breached Contract

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Raul Julia-Levy, who claims to be the son of late actor Raul Julia, wished to make a film entitled "Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond." read more. Movies THR, Esq