New York State Court Declines to Compel Arbitration, Cites Purported Ambiguities in Mobile Contracting Process

New Media and Technology Law

In response, Uber moved to compel arbitration according to the terms and conditions which included an arbitration clause. Contracts Mobile arbitration clickwrap agreement mobile contracting mobile user interface

CAA, UTA Headed to Second Arbitration Over "Lawless Midnight Raid"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The dispute over poached agents is very much active — with a recent court decision, a big hearing this month and the introduction of a second arbitrator.

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Donald Trump's Lawyer Asks Court to Compel Stormy Daniels Arbitration

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Michael Cohen says the "hush agreement" and its arbitration provision were valid as soon as he and the adult entertainer signed it. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics THR Online Donald Trump

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.

Magician Makes Morals Clause Disappear in $2.6 Million Arbitration Win

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Brett Daniels overcame allegations of sexual harassment and death threats to win a 10 percent fee for 'The Illusionists,' but the magician is still fighting the claim he acted as an unlicensed agent. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

SESAC Royalties for Commercial Radio Slashed By More Than Half – Both SESAC and RMLC Claim Victory in Arbitration

Broadcast Law Blog

This decision came out of an arbitration process that resulted from the settlement of an antitrust lawsuit that the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) brought against SESAC (see our article here for a summary of the settlement). While the decision of the arbitrators is not public so we can’t know for sure the reasoning behind the result, it might be that there is something to each of these claims.

Stormy Daniels Asks Court to Deny Trump Lawyer's Attempt to Compel "Hush Agreement" Arbitration

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The adult star and Trump's personal attorney dispute whether a settlement agreement requiring her silence about an alleged affair is valid. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics THR Online Donald Trump

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Bruce Willis Confirms $5.9 Million Arbitration Win Over Aborted Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor earns a ruling entitling him to his paycheck despite cancellation of "Wake." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Social Media Arbitration Clauses and Fairness

Media Law Prof Blog

Koenig, Northeastern University and Michael L> Rustad, Suffolk University Law School, have published Fundamentally Unfair: An Empirical Analysis of Social Media Arbitration Clauses at 65 Case Western Reserve Law Review 341 (2014). Thomas H.

Harvey Weinstein Contests Termination From The Weinstein Co. in Arbitration

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In new court papers, TWC also stands by Bob Weinstein amid a sexual harassment allegation. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online Harvey Weinstein

SCOTUS Plays Soup Nazi: No Class-Wide Arbitration for You!

JetLawBlog

A few weeks ago I took a quick look at a friend’s cell-phone contract , and there it was: the dreaded mandatory arbitration clause. Your card agreement probably contains an arbitration clause preventing you from getting into court. Now, lets look at life after arbitration clauses.

'Bones' Profit Participation Lawsuits Moved to Arbitration

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Peter Bogdanovich Movie in Arbitration Over Distribution

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

IFTA PUBLISHES ARBITRATION AWARDS

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

IFTA, the Independent Film and Television Alliance, recently decided to publish summaries of the awards made by its arbitrators from 2007 through 2010. They are posted on its website at: [link] The summaries include the names of the parties, the name of the arbitrator, the date the award was issued and a short summary of the nature of the award. While IFTA administers the arbitration program, the decisions are solely the prerogative of the arbitrator hearing each dispute.

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IFTA PUBLISHES ARBITRATION AWARDS

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

IFTA, the Independent Film and Television Alliance, recently decided to publish summaries of the awards made by its arbitrators from 2007 through 2010. They are posted on its website at: [link] The summaries include the names of the parties, the name of the arbitrator, the date the award was issued and a short summary of the nature of the award. While IFTA administers the arbitration program, the decisions are solely the prerogative of the arbitrator hearing each dispute.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

Arbitrator Rules Mayan Prophesy Filmmaker Breached Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

The First Arbitration in the U.S.?

Media Law

Arbitration in 1623? So says this historical marker at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, Mass.

Warner Bros. Gets to Arbitrate 'Mad Max' Director George Miller's Bonus

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An Australian appeals court reverses a lower judge in a dispute over whether Miller is owed $7 million from the 2015 film. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Spotify Challenges Ruling Over "Unconscionable" Way It Forces Users Into Arbitration

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The streaming company is facing a proposed class action over claims it automatically renews subscriptions without proper notice and consent. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

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

New Media and Technology Law

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.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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 [.].

CAA Headed to Arbitration Against Agent Dan Aloni

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge ruled Friday that the $5 million dispute is subject to an arbitration clause in his contract read more. The Business Christopher Nolan THR, Esq. Business CAA

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Jeremy Piven is Off The Hook. Fish story satisfies arbitrator.

Gordon P. Firemark

Here’s the story: Arbitrator accepts Jeremy Piven’s sushi explanation–THR, Esq. THR Esq. reports today that Jeremy Piven’s mercury poisoning excuse for leaving the Broadway production of “Speed The Plow&# last season is sufficient, and he’ll not be liable to the producers for breach of contract, or other claims. – Entertainment and Media Law.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Supreme Court Rules DirecTV Customers Can't Avoid Arbitration Agreement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The satellite TV giant wins in a case that had the high court revisiting a 2011 ruling that put federal law above a California rule. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

'Conjuring' Dispute Will Be Handled in Arbitration

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Producer Tony DeRosa-Grund is alleging that New Line violated rights on the blockbuster horror franchise read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Judge Sends Charlie Sheen and Ex Brett Rossi to Arbitration

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

'Godzilla' Studio Denied Arbitration in Producers Dispute

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Affleck wants harassment case arbitrated

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni Casey Affleck is already moving to squelch those allegations of sexual harassment. The actor/filmmaker, who was sued Friday for sexual harassment by a producer on his upcoming documentary "I'm Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Arbitrator accepts Jeremy Piven's sushi explanation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner An arbitrator has ruled that Jeremy Piven didn't breach his contract when he bowed out of the play "Speed the Plow" for health-related reasons. The story became an international sensation last year when Piven's health excuse was.

CAA Brings Arbitration Claim Against Three Defecting Agents

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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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Ninth Circuit Rejects Claim That Amazon’s Terms and Conditions Are an Unconscionable Contract

New Media and Technology Law

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that had sent a putative class action against Amazon over its pricing practices to arbitration, as per Amazon’s terms of service. On remand, a New York magistrate judge ruled that the court should grant Amazon’s motion to compel arbitration on other grounds based upon the plaintiff’s constructive knowledge of the terms.).

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

'Paranormal Activity' Creator Wins Arbitration for Failed Directing Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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