CBS Sues Redstones to Block Viacom Merger

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A Delaware court is asked to stop Shari Redstone from interfering with a meeting later this week that could dilute her company's voting interest in CBS.

Charlie Rose, CBS Sued for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

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Three ex-CBS employees say they were repeatedly sexually harassed by the ousted anchor. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online nsfs

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CBS Can't Dodge $750M Defamation Suit From JonBenet Ramsey's Brother

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Burke Ramsey says his reputation has been ruined after a CBS show's experts concluded he killed his sister. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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CBS: Redstone's Bylaw Change Too Late to Stop Dilution

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In an 8-K, CBS disputes the validity of a controversial bylaw amendment, but says even if it was valid, it wouldn't be effective for a few weeks. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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CBS Can't Stop Shari Redstone from Interfering With Key Board Meeting

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In a struggle over power, and with the possible fate of would-be merger between CBS and Viacom on the line, Redstone scores the first big win in CBS' audacious lawsuit.

CBS Radio Has Novel Argument to Legal Demand to Stop Playing Pre-1972 Songs

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The Business Music Business THR Online Al Green CBS Radio iHeartMediaRadio giant says it doesn't play Al Green's older recordings. Confused? Here's the explanation. read more. THR, Esq.

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Judge Judy's $47 Million Annual Salary Questioned in CBS Lawsuit

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A breach of contract lawsuit filed against CBS reveals the figure. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

CBS Sued Over 'NCIS' Farting Hippo Puppet

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Bert the Farting Hippo has appeared on the crime show and is sold at the online CBS Store. Television CBS Business read more. The Business NCIS (TV) THR Online THR, Esq.

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Former Intern Drops Lawsuit Against CBS, David Letterman's Company

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CBS Television Studios THR Online THR, Esq. Television CBS David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman Business The proposed class-action suit was filed less than a week ago read more.

CBS-Viacom Judge: "I've Never Seen Anything Like What's Transpired Here"

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Chancellor Andre Bouchard is temporarily granting CBS' request for a restraining order to protect jurisdiction and make sure nothing new happens. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

CBS Fights Against Any Ruling That Bans CNET From Pointing to Torrent Software

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In reaction to an injunction motion, CBS Interactive says the "public interest would be damaged by denying legitimate and truthful information about a pervasive technology." CBS CBS Interactive Tech Business

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CBS Settles With 'Glass House' Producers

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After dropping a lawsuit against ABC, CBS continued to pursue executives for allegedly stealing "Big Brother" trade secrets to make another reality TV show. Big Brother Television CBS ABC Business

CBS Wins Lawsuit Over 'Hawaii Five-O' Reboot (Exclusive)

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A judge says a former showbiz agent suing the network sufficiently pleaded claims but that CBS is off the hook because it can't "un-make" the TV series. Television CBS Hawaii Five-0 Business

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'Happy Days' Actors Win Key Ruling in CBS Lawsuit

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Barring any settlement, former cast-members will face off against CBS on July 17 over money from DVD releases of the comedy series. The Business Television Business CBS

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CBS Settles Lawsuit With 'NCIS' Creator (Exclusive)

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Television CBS BusinessDonald Bellisario claimed he was owed millions of dollars from 'NCIS: Los Angeles' because the series was a spin-off and he wasn't allowed to participate. read more. THR, Esq.

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CBS Hit With Harassment Lawsuit From 'Hawaii Five-0' Locations Assistant

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Kelly Tolar says her co-worker, an executive producer's son, continually harassed and threatened her. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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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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CBS News Accused of "Sexist Double Standards" in Discrimination Dispute

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An ex-employee suing the network also claims it allowed emails relevant to her complaints to "disappear." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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CBS, 'Happy Days' Cast Settle Royalties Lawsuit

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Television Television CBS Happy DaysThe settlement, which will pay each cast member about $65,000, comes only ten days before a trial was scheduled to start. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

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Official: CBS 'Glass House' Restraining Order Denied

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Read the judge's final ruling allowing ABC to air the reality series despite CBS' claim that it is too similar to Big Brother. Television Television ABC CBS Big Brother The Glass House

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CBS Interactive Can't Escape Claims of Inducing Piracy

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The Business Music Tech Business CBS InteractiveCan editorial commentary be held legally responsible for the theft of music and movies? A district court judge suggests yes, allowing Alki David's lawsuit against the network for promoting and distributing Limewire to go forward. read more.

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Case File: 'Blue Bloods' Star vs. CBS

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Television CBS Blue Bloods BusinessAn ailing Jennifer Esposito blasts the net as "shameful" as attorneys discuss how the Americans with Disabilities Act fits into Hollywood. read more. THR, Esq.

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CBS Corp. Faces Sexual Harassment Lawsuit From Former Sales VP

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The plaintiff says that female managers at CBS Radio weren't treated equally. CBS Business CBS Corporationread more. The Business THR, Esq.

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CBS vs. Dish: Is 'Editorial Independence' Legally Significant?

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The kerfuffle over a CBS subsidiary's "Best of CES Awards" happens less than a year after the company defended the right for CNET to publish articles about P2P software. CBS Tech Dish Network Business

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Agent of 'Hawaii Five-O' Creator Sues CBS to Invalidate Reboot Deal (Exclusive)

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George Litto wants CBS to be paying a much bigger back-end to profit participants under an agreement for the original series made nearly 40 years ago. Television CBS Hawaii Five-0 Business

Time Warner Cable Sued for Allegedly Stealing CBS, NBC Signals

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After TWC came to an impasse over the right to transmit CBS/NBC stations in five cities, the cable giant replaced them with other non-local CBS/NBC stations. Television Television Business CBS NBC Time Warner Cable

CBS Corp. Names Larry Tu as Chief Legal Officer

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Television Business CBS Corporation The former Dell general counsel will be replacing Louis Briskman, who is retiring. read more. Hirings-firings The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

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Valerie Jarrett's extraordinary family tree - CBS News

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Valerie Jarrett's extraordinary family tree - CBS News"On 60 Minutes this week, correspondent Norah O'Donnell interviews Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's senior advisor, and close personal friend.

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CBS, Paramount Settle Lawsuit Over 'Star Trek' Fan Film

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A deal comes as the the studios were prepared to head to an unexplored copyright galaxy at trial on Jan. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

"Murphy Brown" Returning: CBS Is Bringing Back the Show In 2018/2019 Season

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CBS has announced that it is rebooting Murphy Brown, the iconic comedy that starred Candice Bergen as a tv reporter. The show will air for at least 13 episodes, beginning in 2018. More here from the Washington Post. Considering the

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Walt Disney, Viacom and CBS Join Friend-of-the-Court Brief Opposing DOMA

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CBS Style ViacomThe entertainment companies, along with Apple, Facebook and Google, signed a petition asking the Supreme Court to overturn the federal ban on same sex marriages. read more. Home THR, Esq.

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

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Big Brother Television CBS ABC BusinessA 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. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

CBS Lawyer Vows to Press 'Glass House' Case Despite Setback

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“This comes down to whether there is going to be any copyright protection for reality television,” CBS litigator Scott Edelman tells The Hollywood Reporter. Television Television ABC CBS

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TWC to FCC: CBS Should Have Made Offer Without Showtime

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Television CBS Time Warner Cable Business In a letter to the FCC on Friday, the cable distributor takes the network to task for "coercive bundling" and for cutting off CBS.com from its broadband subscribers. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

CBS Gets Revenge on ABC by Revealing New 'Dancing on the Stars' Reality Show

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After losing a legal motion to stop "The Glass House," CBS jokes that moderately famous contestants will soon dance on the graves of Hollywood icons. Television Television Business ABC CBS Big Brother Dancing with the Stars

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CBS Asks New York Court to Dismiss Aereo's Lawsuit

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In litigation over Aereo''s expansion, lawyers for CBS say the words "we will sue" doesn''t amount to a "concrete promise" to do just that around the nation. Television CBS Barry Diller Tech Business

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Chuck Norris Hits CBS, Sony With $30M Suit Over 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Profits

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The actor says he hasn't been paid a penny of the show's SVOD revenue. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Chuck Norris

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Lawsuit Contends CBS Doesn't Own Term Coined by 'I Love Lucy' Stars

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The trademark fight concerns "Desilu." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

CBS Settles Lawsuit Over John Edwards Mistress Photo

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The Business Business CBS The Early ShowEriq Gardner A paparazzo sued the network for not getting a license to use the images he snapped. read more. THR, Esq.

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Alki David, CBS Trade Barbs After Contempt Ruling

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Television CBS Business After a judge says FilmOn violated an injunction and a settlement agreement, Alki David accuses the TV networks of lying to the judge. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

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