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. Television Television THR Onlineread more. THR, Esq.

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.

Judge Judy Goes Off in Profits Lawsuit: "CBS Had No Choice But to Pay Me"

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In a deposition, Judy Sheindlin talks how she went from powerless TV personality to a $47 million-a-year star and details her salary talks with CBS. Business Television Business THR Online

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

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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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. Television Television THR Onlineread more. THR, Esq.

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 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 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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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

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.

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 Defends Right to Restrict Access to Online Streams

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

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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. Television Television THR Online

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. Television Television

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

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

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

Fox, CBS, NBC Sue Dish Network Over AutoHop Ad-Skipper

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At issue is PrimeTime Anytime, a service that allows consumers to skip television ads. Television TelevisionMatthew Belloni UPDATED: Dish also files suit in New York against all four broadcast networks.

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

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.

'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.

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

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The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR OnlineProducers 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.

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

'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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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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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. Television Homeread more. THR, Esq.

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

'NCIS' Creator Sues CBS Over 'Los Angeles' Spinoff

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Matthew Belloni Is CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" a spinoff or sequel of "NCIS"? Television Televisionread more. THR, Esq.

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.

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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.

David Letterman's Company Hit With Contract Lawsuit From Lee Gabler

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Television Television Business THR Online CBS David Letterman Industry Night: $5 Late Show Late Show with David LettermanGabler, a former co-chairman of CAA, claims Letterman's company "inexplicably" stopped paying him in March. read more. THR, Esq.

'Big Bang Theory' Assistant Director Hits Warner Bros. With Age Discrimination Lawsuit

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Live Feed The Business Home Television Business THR Online CBS Warner Bros. Christopher Klausen claims the producers conspired to remove him from the show after he turned 50. read more. THR, Esq. The Big Bang Theory

Sony, CBS: Actress Can't Sue for Retaliation Because She Never Applied for Job

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Television Television Business THR OnlineFormer 'Young and the Restless' star Victoria Rowell claims she was refused reemployment after advocating for more African-Americans in soap operas. read more. THR, Esq.

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CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN Escape Antitrust Lawsuit Over NFL Broadcast Deals

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The Business Television Business THR OnlineThe outcome of a now consolidated complaint against the NFL and DirecTV will nonetheless be impactful to TV networks. read more. THR, Esq.

'Glass House' Producers Sue CBS Claiming Campaign of Harassment

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Big Brother Television CBS ABC BusinessThree executives behind the failed ABC reality show accuse the rival "Big Brother" network of a "litigation equivalent of war." read more. THR, Esq.

CBS Sued Over 63-Year-Old Song Used in 'Family Ties'

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Television TelevisionEriq Gardner Fight over a 60-year-old song in a 1985 episode. read more. THR, Esq.

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CBS Beats New York's Naked Cowboy in 'Bold and the Beautiful' Lawsuit

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Television Television Business CBSEriq Gardner Plaintiff Robert Burck claimed that a character on the daytime soap who also performed guitar in briefs confused consumers and tarnished his brand. read more. THR, Esq.