Hollywood Docket: CBS Sports Ex-Employee Sues for Gender and Racial Discrimination

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The Business Television Music Business THR Online CBS CBS Corporation CBS Radio LifetimePlus: a setback for Steven Tyler's lawyer in her fight over the singer's 'American Idol' deal. read more. THR, Esq.

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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 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 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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Legal Fight Brewing Over CBS' New Sherlock Holmes Adaptation (Analysis)

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Television Television Business BBC CBS Sherlock HolmesEriq Gardner The network's planned series depicting a modern-day Sherlock could be taken to court by BBC, which also has a modern Sherlock, or the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle estate. read more. THR, Esq.

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

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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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

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.

TV Lawyer Sues CBS For Failing to Refer Him Clients

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Television Home Television Business CBSEriq Gardner An attorney who appeared on a live call-in show to offer legal advice is now suing the network for not giving him enough business. read more. THR, Esq.

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CBS Executive Grilled in Legal Hearing Over Barry Diller's Aereo

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The Business Television Tech Business Barry Diller CBS IACUPDATED: Broadcasters are being asked to defend their position that the media mogul's controversial new service must be stopped immediately. The central question: is cord-cutting less harmful than DVRs? read more. THR, Esq.

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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 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.

Crowdfunded 'Star Trek' Movie Draws Lawsuit from Paramount, CBS

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"Axanar" aims to be a professional-quality prequel and has raised more than $1 million. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Tech Business THR Online

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

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 Beats Lawsuit Over Pre-1972 Songs With Bold Copyright Argument

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A judge determines that remastered versions of old songs get copyright — and owners of the originals can't stop the public performance of them. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

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

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Television Television Business ABC CBS Big Brother The Glass HouseThe "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.

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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.

CBS Interactive Again Accused of Contributing to Piracy

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of class action lawsuit against CBS for helping legitimize Lime Wire and other P2P tools. The Business Business CBS InteractiveEriq Gardner Alki David leads various hip hop and R&B artists in version 2.0

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.

CBS Defends Right to Restrict Access to Online Streams

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To hold otherwise, it tells the FCC, would risk broadcasters refusing to put content online in the first place. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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CBS Sues ABC Over 'Big Brother'-Type Reality Show 'Glass House'

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Matthew Belloni UPDATED: The lawsuit follows a legal threat last week that the new show is 'strikingly similar' to the long-running CBS hit read more. Television Television CBS

ABC Fires Back at CBS Lawsuit Over 'Big Brother'-Type Reality Show

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Matthew Belloni "Even CBS must realize it cannot copyright the idea of 14 contestants living in a house rigged with cameras," the ABC court papers argue. Television Television ABC CBS Big Brother

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'NCIS' Creator Suffers Another Setback in CBS Lawsuit

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Television Television CBS NCIS: Los AngelesDonald Bellisario is claiming he's owed millions of dollars from 'NCIS: Los Angeles.' But an L.A. judge has narrowed his case. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

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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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ABC Files Detailed Opposition to CBS Request for 'Glass House' Injunction

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UPDATED: The move is the latest legal volley over the upcoming reality series, which CBS claims is too similar to "Big Brother." Television Television ABC CBS Big Brother

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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L.A. Weatherman Sues CBS Stations For Hiring Young, Attractive Women

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Matthew Belloni Kyle Hunter has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against CBS Broadcasting and its stations KCBS and KCAL. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television

'Happy Days' Cast Suffers Setback in $10 Million Lawsuit Against CBS

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Television Television CBS Happy DaysMatthew Belloni A judge dismisses a fraud claim brought by Marion Ross, Don Most, Anson Williams, Erin Moran and the widow of Tom Bosley over merchandising revenue from the hit show read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

CBS' 'Let's Make A Deal' Sued for Allegedly Not Providing Access to Disabled People

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Television Television Business CBS FremantleMediaEriq Gardner Two disabled individuals share their "embarrassment" from having to navigate their wheelchairs across busy streets and up slippery ramps in an effort to get on the long-running game show. read more. 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

CBS Hit With Major Lawsuit for Contributing to Piracy (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner Billionaire Alki David strikes back at CBS over its distribution of LimeWire and other P2P software. read more. THR, Esq. Television Home

CBS Continues Attack on ABC's 'Glass House' in New Court Filing

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ABC's opposition to TRO draws objection from 'Big Brother' network CBS. The Business Television Business ABC CBS Big Brotherread more. THR, Esq.

CBS, Paramount Sued Over Film Rights to James Patterson Novel

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Movies Movies Business CBS ViacomEriq Gardner Viacom's 2006 break-up with the network leads to a complicated chain of custody fight over who now owns rights to the author's novel "Virgin." read more. THR, Esq.

CBS Sues YouTuber for Posting Episodes of 'The Andy Griffith Show'

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Sixteen episodes of the series were posted online without permission, according to the suit. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

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TV Networks Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit Over NFL Rights Deals

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Plaintiffs say that CBS, NBC, Fox and ESPN are harming competition in the pro-football marketplace. The Business Television Business THR Online CBS DirecTV ESPN NBC NFL Sportsread more. THR, Esq.

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'Star Trek' Fans Want Paramount, CBS to Do Better Job Explaining Franchise to Court

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Producers of a crowdfunded film also argue that a copyright lawsuit is "premature" because the script hasn't even been finalized yet. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

CBS Says 'Glass House' Web Stream Proves It's a 'Big Brother' Copycat

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The Business Home ABC CBS Big Brother The Glass HouseJeff Rovin gives a supplemental declaration after seeing ABC's new strangers-living-together show. read more. THR, Esq.

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CBS Settles 'Dr. Phil' Lawsuit Claiming Women Were Held Captive With Naked Man

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Eriq Gardner How one of the strangest lawsuits ever turned serious for Dr. Phil and CBS. Television Television CBS Phil McGrawread more. THR, Esq.