Legal Research Company Casetext Closes on $12 Million in Funding

Media Law

Excluding e-discovery companies, it is one of the largest investments in a legal technology startup ever. The post Legal Research Company Casetext Closes on $12 Million in Funding appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Jake Heller, founder and CEO, and Laura Safdie, chief operating officer and general counsel. The legal research service Casetext is announcing today that it has closed on a $12 million Series B funding round.

Should you have a loan-out company for your work in entertainment?

Gordon P. Firemark

I’m frequently called upon by clients to form a so-called “Loan-Out company” for them. What is a Loan-Out company? A loan-out company is a legal business entity established for the purpose of providing the personal services of its owner/employee to third parties.

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Notable AI News: iManage Acquires UK AI Company RAVN Systems

Media Law

Notable news on the AI front today: the document management company iManage has acquired RAVN Systems, a UK company specializing in artificial intelligence. iManage says the acquisition “will revolutionize the way companies find, extract and act on key information from documents and emails.” The post Notable AI News: iManage Acquires UK AI Company RAVN Systems appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

NBCUniversal Sues Company for Infringing on "NBCU" Trademark

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

No, the company isn't suing itself. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

HBO, John Oliver Sued By Energy Company Over Segment on Coal Mining

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The defamation lawsuit discusses how Oliver created a "villainous" portrait of Murray, 77, who "needs a lung transplant" and who "does not expect to live to see the end of this case." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Viacom's Top Lawyer Michael Fricklas to Depart Company

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The general counsel who worked on the copyright suit with YouTube, the war with the Redstone family, and an aborted CBS merger, is assisting the media conglomerate in looking for his replacement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Kate Hudson's Fashion Company Exec Sues for Wrongful Termination

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit claims the company assumed Talitha Peters was being treated for an addiction to illegal substances while on a temporary medical leave. read more. THR, Esq. Style Style THR Online

Bill Cosby Scores Victory Against Insurance Company

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AIG Property Casualty wanted out from having to defend the comedian against Janice Dickinson. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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

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

'Orphan Black' Production Company Must Face Copyright Lawsuit in California

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The $5 million lawsuit alleges the series was cloned from a screenplay submitted to producers a decade ago. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Chinese Company's $2 Billion Deal Adds Intrigue to Vizio Smart TV Privacy Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

company. Plaintiffs say that Vizio TVs are too nosy already, but the issue could go cloak and dagger as LeEco purchases the U.S. read more. THR, Esq. Behind the Screen The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

ABC Confronts Beef Company's Lawyer With Rush Limbaugh's "Pink Slime" Commentary

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Facing a multi-billion dollar defamation claim, the network also gets the plaintiff to admit to creating Wikipedia's "pink slime" page. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Many U.S. Legal Newspapers Among Group Acquired By Japanese Company SoftBank

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SoftBank has purchased GateHouse Media, a company that owns over 500 weekly and daily newspapers, the Boston Business […]. Legal Newspapers Among Group Acquired By Japanese Company SoftBank appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Thirteen regional U.S. legal newspapers are among a group of newspapers that have been acquired by SoftBank Group Corp., the Japanese multi-national that also owns Sprint and that is known for its investments in the technology industry.

Ava DuVernay's Company Sued For Botching Documentary's Awards Run

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A documentarian says the company didn’t submit his film for awards as agreed — and now won't stop claiming rights. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Ava DuVernay Selma

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Hollywood Docket: DC Comics Hopes Trademark Suit Will Be Kryptonite to Clothing Company

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The week's entertainment law news includes a win for Jay Z over his sound engineer and arbitration for the Hollywood lawyer accused of turning a client into his sex slave. read more. THR, Esq. Heat Vision The Business Movies Music Business THR Online DC Comics Jay Z NFL Warner Bros.

Appeals Court Makes It Tougher for Content Companies to Sue Tech Services for Mass Piracy

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A legally infamous adult publisher — along with friends at the Recording Industry Association of America — suffer a defeat. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Tech Business THR Online

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Legal Companies Offer Free Access to Lawyers Fighting Civil Rights and Immigration Issues

Media Law

The post Legal Companies Offer Free Access to Lawyers Fighting Civil Rights and Immigration Issues appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. As lawyers across the country mobilize to respond to an onslaught of immigration and civil rights issues, some legal vendors are stepping up and offering those lawyers free access to their products and services. These are the ones I know of. Tell me of others and I’ll add them here (ambrogi-at-gmail.com). Casetext.

Media Companies Rally Behind Rolling Stone Bid to Overturn Defamation Verdict

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The Washington Post, AP and others submit an amicus brief that argues the verdict will discourage the news media from correcting errors. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Media Companies Rally Behind Mark Boal's First Amendment Clash With U.S. Government

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A parade of major names in the broadcast and print industry urge a judge to stop a military prosecutor's efforts to obtain interviews with Bowe Bergdahl. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Movies Television Culture THR Online

$100M Disney Settlement Signals End of Animators' Anti-Poaching Fight

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Movies Movies THR Online Blue Sky Studios DreamWorks Animation Pixar The Walt Disney Company Walt Disney Animation LaborDisney, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Two Pic MC have finally reached a deal with animators and VFX workers. read more. THR, Esq.

David Letterman's Production Company Beats Lawsuit from Royalty Collector

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A judge rejects a lawsuit from Worldwide Subsidy Group. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Record Companies' Lawsuit Against Vimeo Heads Towards Appellate Showdown

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

If the 2nd Circuit agrees to hear this copyright dispute, it could impact how employees of UGC sites interact with videos and whether popular websites carry pre-1972 music. read more. The Business Music THR Online THR, Esq. Vimeo IAC Tech Business

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Florida Launches Explosive Lawsuit Over Visual Effects Company's Blow-Up

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The Sunshine State says the company that James Cameron founded became a "ponzi scheme" that robbed Florida taxpayers. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Beverage Company Swipes Back at Grumpy Cat in Intellectual Property Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The legal catfight gives the famous feline another reason to be grumpy. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Weinstein Co. Hit With $130 Million Fraud Lawsuit Over Bankrupt Company (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A Chapter 7 trustee aims to recover a gigantic sum while Weinstein responds by saying that it already has lost tens of millions on Genius Products. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Katy Perry Files $6.5 Million Counterclaim Against Hair-Product Company

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

GHD says it dropped the singer as an endorser after research showed she had lost market appeal, but she responds that the company continued to use her name and image anyway.

Hulu Sued By Insurance Company Over Privacy Violation Claims

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Online video hub is facing a class action that alleges substantial damages for the alleged use of "zombie cookies" and won't get any immediate assistance from its insurer. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business Hulu

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'Midnight Rider' Producer Claims Insurance Company "Sabotaged" Film

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Film Allman asserts it was pushed into a settlement with Sarah Jones' family, says that Randall Miller's guilty plea doesn't mean he's guilty, and describes how it attempted to revive the rock & roll film. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Clint Eastwood Sues Furniture Company for Selling 'Eastwood' Chairs

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Matthew Belloni The legendary actor/filmmaker claims that entertainment centers, ottomans and chairs are being marketed using his name and image. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Clint Eastwood

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Academy Sues Events Company for Oscar Copyright Infringement

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Daniel Miller The lawsuit alleges that Illinois-based TheEventLine.com sells unauthorized eight-foot statues that are 'strikingly' similar to the Oscar statuette. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home AMPAS Oscars

Lawsuit Claims TLC's 'All-American Muslim' Was Stolen From TV Production Company (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A company claims to be the creator of the series and says that Discovery has been working with its former president to steal its show without payment or credit.

Joe Francis' 'Girls Gone Wild' Company Declares Bankruptcy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The porn impresario owes money to Steve Wynn, a woman who appeared in one of his videos and several lawyers. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Joe Francis Business

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Movie Nostalgia Company Sues Marilyn Monroe Estate for Interfering with Business (Exclusive)

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Lawsuit could prove there's a difference between the rights enjoyed by heirs of Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business Marilyn Monroe

Disney's Ex-Archivist Sues Company for Firing Him Over Sexual Harassment Tale

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The Business The Walt Disney Company THR, Esq. Robert Klein says he went from whistle-blower to being blackballed after accusing a female colleague of sexual harassment and stumbling into office romance politics. read more. Business

Record Labels Dismiss Lawsuit Against Porn Company

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner RK Netmedia was accused of featuring sex acts set to popular music. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music

Nielsen Sued for Billions Over Allegedly Manipulated TV Ratings

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Business Television Business Nielsen Company InternationalIn a huge new lawsuit, the business of TV ratings is fingered for rampant corruption by India's largest TV news network. read more. THR, Esq.

Google Report Highlights How Companies Like NBCUniversal Are Removing Search Links

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Last week, in the name of transparency, Google reported the takedown requests it was getting. Reaction from the entertainment industry is mixed, with some saying it's a positive step and others demand more. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Movies Music Tech Business Google NBCUniversal

Madonna's Film Company Settles Lawsuit With Investor

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Eriq Gardner Maverick Films resisted having Madonna deposed in case over money lent for Hilary Duff film. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business

Marvel Sued by Luggage Company Over 'Avengers' Box Set Packaging

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German company says the Disney-owned studio has replicated its "impervious" attaché case used by Samuel L. Jackson in the film. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Style Business Avengers The Avengers International

Judge Rules ThinkFilm and Other David Bergstein-Run Companies Can Reorganize

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Alex Ben Block The ruling favors the creditors group whose action forced the companies' involuntary bankruptcy. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies David Bergstein

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