Lucy Bassli, Former Microsoft Assistant GC, Joins AI Company LawGeex

Media Law

Two weeks after announcing her departure as assistant general counsel at Microsoft, Lucy Bassli has joined LawGeex, the artificial-intelligence contract review company, as chief legal strategist. The post Lucy Bassli, Former Microsoft Assistant GC, Joins AI Company LawGeex appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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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Media Companies Just Got More Bad News in Gawker Bankruptcy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A New York judge decides that California's free speech statute conflicts with federal rules. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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.

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 […].

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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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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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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?

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

Quincy Jones Faces Off With Michael Jackson's Company in Jury Trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The trial pits a dead music legend against a living one in what a potential juror described as "a tragedy." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Quincy Jones

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

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

Media Law

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.

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

The Weinstein Co. Hit With Class Action Suit From Six Women

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Movies Movies THR Online Harvey Weinstein The Weinstein Company"If money is the language they speak, then so be it," say the women. Let them learn the hard way: wallet first." read more. THR, Esq.

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

Fox Faces Chinese Company's Refund Demand Over 'Planet of the Apes'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a lawsuit, Snail Digital says Fox ruined its opportunity for a timely game with delays and vague guidance. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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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

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

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

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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