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Supreme Court to Hear Wal-Mart Discrimination Case - NYTimes.com

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Supreme Court to Hear Wal-Mart Discrimination Case - NYTimes.com WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal in the biggest employment discrimination case in the nation’s history, one claiming that Wal-Mart discriminated against hundreds of thousands of women in pay and promotion. In their brief urging the justices to deny review, the plaintiffs had said Wal-Mart’s objection to class-action treatment boiled down to the enormous size of the class.

Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Deadly Crash

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The "30 Rock" actor and others injured in a June 7 crash say the company is to blame for being "negligent in the ownership and operation of its motor vehicle."

Monday Morning JETLawg

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Microsoft files rare patent lawsuit against CRM software company. Wal-Mart “Greeter&# is face of the largest gender bias class action in history. In the news… School in Pennsylvania gives laptops to students and uses webcams to spy on them at home.

Entertainment Law Update Episode 037 – Top Ten Stories of 2012

Gordon P. Firemark

Awe is ALSO suing Lucasfilm, Paramount Pictures, and the Walt Disney Company, alleging that they have profited off of the use of the Mitchell-Hedges skull (referred to in the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as the “Mitchell-Hedges skull,” but said to be from Peru).

Michael Moore Use of Clip Did Not Defame Army Veteran

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

07-1365 at [link] Wal-Qaeda, Walocaust Are Not Trademark Infringements Charles Smith created certain expressions such as “Wal-Qaeda” and “Walocaust” (sometimes including a smiley face) which appeared on his websites and products he sold on cafepress.com. Wal-Mart felt that Smith was infringing on its trademarks; however, Smith disagreed and filed suit seeking a judgment that his use of the catchphrases was lawful. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.,

WSJ: Google Fails at Radio Ads

Music Technology Policy

I worked on a couple companies that did radio driven Internet ad sales during the First Boom and discovered that it's not a trivial exercise because it's hard for machines to duplicate the many, many variables that go into selling local and regional advertising. And unless you would like to live in a world where everyone works for Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble or Starbucks, selling advertising to local people is the job.

WSJ: Google Fails at Radio Ads

Music Technology Policy

I worked on a couple companies that did radio driven Internet ad sales during the First Boom and discovered that it's not a trivial exercise because it's hard for machines to duplicate the many, many variables that go into selling local and regional advertising. And unless you would like to live in a world where everyone works for Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble or Starbucks, selling advertising to local people is the job.

Guest Post: A response to Michael Geist’s Defense of Bootleg Beatles Records by Canadian Music Publishers Association’s Executive Director, Robert Hutton

Music Technology Policy

One of Mr. Geist’s frequent arguments is that copyright restricts choice and access to Canadian Heritage by keeping creative works under the control of those big, nasty monolithic record companies. Or should Canada treat music as the commodity that Mr. Geist advocates, consigning artists like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and countless others, to any huckster’s opportunistic profiteering to the benefit of the discount bins at Wal-Mart?

DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION PART I

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

The term "distributor" is so broad that it encompasses many different types of companies. Some of these companies license directly to television while others use intermediaries. A filmmaker seeing such theatrical releases may perceive the company as a theatrical company when they are not. If multiple companies in the chain of distribution deduct significant fees and expenses, the revenue stream that goes to the filmmaker/investors can become a trickle.

The [Return of] Blog L00t!

The Legal Satyricon

Dustin, over at “QuizLaw”, starts us off with a “neat” little story that reaffirms my distaste for both Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Maybe it’s against company policy.” Nope; the “offense” was not against company policy, and even better, the employee was reprimanded by his supervisor because “[the] supervisor told him a customer didn’t like it, and [then]. Zac's Blog L00t! Editorial and Comment by Zac “I Wish I Had a Cool Nickname” Papantoniou.

Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans - New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

It turned out to be two men escaping from their flooded streets, said Farol Champlin, a paramedic with the Acadian Ambulance Company. On another occasion, the company's ambulances were locked down after word came that a firehouse in Covington had been looted by armed robbers of all its water - a report that proved totally untrue, said Aaron Labatt, another paramedic. One of the officers who went to the Wal-Mart said the police did not try to stop people from taking food and water.

Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans - New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

It turned out to be two men escaping from their flooded streets, said Farol Champlin, a paramedic with the Acadian Ambulance Company. On another occasion, the company's ambulances were locked down after word came that a firehouse in Covington had been looted by armed robbers of all its water - a report that proved totally untrue, said Aaron Labatt, another paramedic. One of the officers who went to the Wal-Mart said the police did not try to stop people from taking food and water.

The New York Times > Books > Sunday Book Review > 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

For a variety of reasons, what economists call ''barriers to entry'' are being destroyed; today an individual or company anywhere can collaborate or compete globally. He ended the interview by describing his next plan, which is to link up with an Israeli company that can transmit CAT scans via the Internet so that Americans can get a second opinion from an Indian or Israeli doctor, quickly and cheaply. The stock market crash made companies everywhere cut spending.

The New York Times > Books > Sunday Book Review > 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

For a variety of reasons, what economists call ''barriers to entry'' are being destroyed; today an individual or company anywhere can collaborate or compete globally. He ended the interview by describing his next plan, which is to link up with an Israeli company that can transmit CAT scans via the Internet so that Americans can get a second opinion from an Indian or Israeli doctor, quickly and cheaply. The stock market crash made companies everywhere cut spending.

Capitol v. Jammie Thomas: Day 2 recap; sound and fury, likely signifying very little

Copyrights & Campaigns

She testified she has used that user ID for 16 years on sites including MySpace, Match.com, Wal-Mart, and Best Buy, among others, and as her user ID on her password-protected computer. Records contract administrator who testified as to her company's ownership of 3 songs. Day two of the Jammie Thomas trial produced several dramatic moments that, on the surface, appeared to be very bad news for the record label plaintiffs.