Edward Norton's Production Company Sued Over Harlem Movie Set Fire

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A man and woman who live in the building claim residents weren't warned by producers when a fire started during filming of 'Motherless Brooklyn.' read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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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The Weinstein Company Hit With Racketeering Class Action

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Weinstein’s widespread sexual misconduct did not occur without the help of others," states the complaint. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online nsfs

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

On LawNext: LegalZoom’s GC on the Company’s $500 Million Investment

Media Law

Earlier this week, as I reported here , the online legal services company LegalZoom announced a $500 million secondary investment , the largest investment ever in a legal technology company. It comes as the company continues to expand both its services and its geographic reach. With a valuation of $2 billion and a customer base of 4 million, what will this investment mean for LegalZoom now and into the future?

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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

Non-Artificial Contracts Intelligence Joins Artificial Intelligence Contracts Company

Media Law

In news that should bring solace to all lawyers who fear losing ground to AI robot overlords, an artificial intelligence contract-review company has announced the addition to its board of advisors of a distinctly non-artificial intelligence in the area of legal contracts. The post Non-Artificial Contracts Intelligence Joins Artificial Intelligence Contracts Company appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

The Weinstein Company Wins 'Lovelace' Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Weinstein Company Linda Lovelace Millennium Films Business A judge sees the difference between a porn film and a biopic of a porn star read more. Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

Transitioning from Kickstarting to Company Starting

Gordon P. Firemark

This alternate method, which uses a new securities law exemption, allows artists and creators to use the power and reach of the Internet to raise money for their company as a whole, rather than for a specific project. In contrast to the contribution model, an equity funding model raises money by selling equity shares in a project or company. The differences between contribution crowdfunding and equity funding.

ABC Sued By Insurance Company Over "Pink Slime" Settlement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

AIG is resisting reimbursement of $25 million by arguing that the broadcaster had an obligation to go to outside counsel before running its controversial reporting. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Number of AI Companies in Legal Grows 65% In Last Year

Media Law

The number of artificial intelligence companies catering to the legal field has grown by 65 percent in the last year, from 40 to 66. This finding is from the In-House Counsel’s LegalTech Buyer’s Guide 2018, published today by the contract review automation company LawGeex. The increase in AI companies includes a number of “agile and well-funded […]. The post Number of AI Companies in Legal Grows 65% In Last Year appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Major E-Discovery Companies Merge to Create 2,500-Employee Global Operation

Media Law

Two major e-discovery companies, Consilio and Advanced Discovery, today announced their merger to form a combined operation that will consist of over 2,500 employees, 14 data centers and 23 document review facilities in 11 countries. The post Major E-Discovery Companies Merge to Create 2,500-Employee Global Operation appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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.

Gannett Makes Higher Offer For Tribune Company

Media Law Prof Blog

The Gannett Company has raised its offer for the Tribune Publishing Company to $864 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The Tribune owns several major dailies, including the L. Times and the Chicago Tribune. More here from THR

David Letterman's Production Company Beats Lawsuit from Royalty Collector

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Producer Claims CEO Sexually Manipulated Him to Take Control of His Company

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Ryan Wiik says Tasmin Lucia-Khan used sex and lies to force him out of the company he founded. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

New Survey Suggests Legal Tech Companies Confused About Marketing

Media Law

Legal technology companies are confused about how to market and sell their products, concludes the inaugural Legal Tech Go-to-Market Report, conducted by legal PR and marketing firm Baretz+Brunelle. The post New Survey Suggests Legal Tech Companies Confused About Marketing appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

A Legal Campaign Against Spotify Intensifies Ahead of the Company's Plan to Go Public

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Hundreds of settlement objectors (Tom Petty, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Sir Anthony Hopkins, et al.), a new copyright lawsuit and a scathing reply to Spotify's recent bombshell filing. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Tech Business THR Online

Ex-ESPN Analyst Argues Network Wasn't "Media Company" in Publishing "Fake Texts"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Adrienne Lawrence also contends that her lawsuit against the sports leader appropriately includes older reports about sexual hostility. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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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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Martin Scorsese Production Company Escapes 'Wolf of Wall Street' Libel Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A former executive at Stratton Oakmont didn't like being portrayed as a criminal. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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E-Discovery Company Logikcull Announces $25 Million Funding Round

Media Law

The e-discovery technology company Logikcull has raised $25 million in Series B funding, its CEO and founder Andy Wilson announced this morning in a LinkedIn post. The post E-Discovery Company Logikcull Announces $25 Million Funding Round appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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.

Global Legal Hackathon Issues Call for Legal Tech Companies to Participate

Media Law

23-25 in more than 40 cities around the world, has put out a call for legal technology companies to participate. The hackathon is inviting all legal technology companies, no matter how large or small, to participate by providing their technology, developer tools, training, and documentation to hackathon teams and participants, […]. The post Global Legal Hackathon Issues Call for Legal Tech Companies to Participate appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

What YouTube Could Learn from Record Companies

Music Technology Policy

Ask any journalist who’s been threatened with a lawsuit by the most litigious company in commercial history if they dared to publish royalty rates. So here’s what YouTube can learn from record companies. No record company discloses to the public the royalties they paid to any of their artists and no record company would ever put their artist in the position of being a lottery winner poster child to promote the label.

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E-Discovery Company Catalyst Acquires TotalDiscovery for Legal Holds and Collections

Media Law

The Denver-based e-discovery technology and services company Catalyst today announced that it has purchased a majority interest in TotalDiscovery, a company that provides a cloud-based legal hold and data collection platform. The two companies had long worked closely together as partners. The post E-Discovery Company Catalyst Acquires TotalDiscovery for Legal Holds and Collections appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Cloud DMS Company NetDocuments Is Sold To California Investment Group

Media Law

The California investment firm Clearlake Capital Group yesterday announced that it has acquired NetDocuments, the cloud-based document and email management company that specializes in serving law firms and corporate legal departments. The post Cloud DMS Company NetDocuments Is Sold To California Investment Group appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Fastcase Acquires Docket Tracking and Analytics Company Docket Alarm

Media Law

Fastcase today announced that it has acquired Docket Alarm, a company that mines federal and state court dockets to provide litigation alerts and case-prediction analytics. In announcing the acquisition, the company said: Docket Alarm’s advanced analytical capabilities, customizable real-time litigation alerts, case prediction indicators, and technology-driven research tools complement Fastcase’s quest to add unique, must-have […].

Vice Media and Porn Cryptocurrency Company Headed to Court Over Trademark

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Vice Industry Token is asking the court to evaluate whether it's infringing on Vice Media's trademark. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Deadmau5 Sues Vape Company for Trademark Infringement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The deadmodz vape brand is confusing deadmau5 fans who think the electronic music star is behind the electronic cigarette line, according to the lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Bill Cosby Scores Victory Against Insurance Company

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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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Alan Dershowitz Hired as Harvey Weinstein Consultant

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Business Movies Business THR Online Harvey Weinstein The Weinstein Company RepresentationThe Harvard Law professor is helping the embattled movie mogul get "exclupatory" emails from The Weinstein Co. read more. THR, Esq.

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.

'Duck Dynasty' Co-Creators Lose Autonomy Over Their Company

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An appellate court finds Scott and Deirdre Gurney can't run Gurney Productions unchecked, though they remain on the board, while another judge addresses ITV's alleged "Operation Peking." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Company Sets Goal to Disrupt Expert Witness Business

Media Law

One company that thinks so is Gerson Lehrman Group, the world’s largest company providing expert consultants to investors and business professionals. The post Company Sets Goal to Disrupt Expert Witness Business appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The business of helping lawyers find expert witnesses for litigation is one that has not changed much in a very long time. Is there an opportunity here for disruption?

Judicial Analytics Company Gavelytics Expands with New Rulings Database and Arbitrator Archive

Media Law

When last we wrote about judicial analytics company Gavelytics on March 13, it was announcing a $3.2 The post Judicial Analytics Company Gavelytics Expands with New Rulings Database and Arbitrator Archive appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. million funding round to support development of new features and expansion into additional jurisdictions. Today, the first two of these new features roll out — a rulings database and an arbitrator archive.

Asked and Answered: Should I have a Loan Out Company?

Gordon P. Firemark

“Asked and Answered&# will be a new occasional feature of this blog. From time to time, I’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions I receive in my practice. This is intended as general information only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. It is not a substitute for a private, independent consultation with [.].

CRTC Fines Canadian Company Over Spam Emails

Media Law Prof Blog

The agency found the Quebec-based company sent commercial emails to consumers without consent and then further violated Canadian law by failing to The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is fining Compu.finder $1.1

Experience Shooting a Video for Heating AC Service Company

Film and Television Law Blog

Exactly two months ago, we got a call from a local leading heating AC service company that is well known for their quality HVAC services. We were keen to include all the major aspects and points that the Heating AC Services company wanted highlighted in the video.