ESPN Must Face Copyright Trial Over Football Documentary

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR Online ESPNThe dispute centers on two films about the life of college football player Chucky Mullins. read more. THR, Esq.

ESPN 87

ESPN Argues No Obligation to Tennis Analyst After Racial Controversy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tennis analyst Doug Adler is suing ESPN for wrongful termination after he said something during a Venus Williams match that some perceived to be a racial slur.

ESPN 90

Ex-ESPN Legal Analyst Claims Company is "Rife With Misogyny" in Discrimination Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television THR Online ESPNThe woman claims the sports network used bots and fake social media accounts to incite hatred against her after she complained about sexual harassment. read more. THR, Esq.

ESPN 64

Appeals Court Gives ESPN a Win Despite Opening Door to More Privacy Lawsuits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 9th Circuit says a man has standing to sue over disclosures of what he was watching online, but rejects the proposition that ESPN shared identifiable information about him.

ESPN 79

ESPN Says Former Legal Analyst's "Stale Gossip" Doesn't Cut It in Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

ESPN now tells a judge she "should not be permitted to hijack the judicial system." Adrienne Lawrence alleges sexual harassment and a corporate culture "rife with misogyny." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Culture Business THR Online

ESPN 52

Hollywood Docket: 'Twilight' Trademarks; ESPN Lawsuit; 50 Cent Mixtape

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television 50 Cent ESPN Twilight Business Summit Entertainment A roundup of entertainment law news including the Conan Doyle estate objecting to "Sherlock Gnomes" and a Texas man objecting to the 1989 film, "Tango & Cash." read more. The Business Music Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

ESPN 62

Judge Dismisses Part of Laurie Fine's Libel Lawsuit Against ESPN

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The wife of a former Syracuse basketball assistant coach loses her claim that she was libeled in ESPN reports that suggested she slept with players. Television ESPN Business

ESPN 53

Trial Begins in Dish Network's $150 Million Lawsuit Against ESPN

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Dish Network ESPN BusinessThe satellite TV giant alleges the sports network has given other pay-TV distributors like Comcast, DirecTV and TIme Warner Cable more favorable contracts. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

ESPN vs. Deadspin

JetLawBlog

ESPN baseball analyst and former NY Mets GM Steve Phillips was recently fired by the network after the NY Post ran a story exposing him for an extramarital affair with a 22-year old production manager and coworker named Brooke Hundley.

ESPN 52

ESPN Asked to Pay More Than $15 Million Annually to License Ambient Stadium Music

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

ESPN has taken BMI to court to get a break from royalty payments. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Tech Business THR Online

ESPN 67

Does ESPN Really Hold All Necessary Rights to Broadcast SEC Games? (Analysis)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television ESPN Business Many assume so, but a California judge''s ruling last month that broadcasters want to appeal, creates some uncertainty. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

ESPN 57

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

ESPN 72

Dish-ESPN Trial Offers a Rare Inside Look at TV Dealmaking

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Dish Network ESPN BusinessThe satellite provider seeks $150 million from the cable net as the current eight-year licensing deal is set to expire in September. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

ESPN 57

NFL Star Argues ESPN's View of Law Could Lead to Celebrities Not Seeking Medical Treatment

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jason Pierre-Paul is suing ESPN for invasion of privacy and nodding to everyone from Greg Hardy to Hulk Hogan. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

ESPN Spent $5 Million in Legal Fees Defending Its Licensing Contracts

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television ESPN Business After saying it prevailed at a trial against Dish Network, the leading sports network demands reimbursement of its costs. read more. THR, Esq.

ESPN, Fox Resist Handing Over Sports Broadcast Deals in Lawsuit by Former College Athletes

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Television Business ESPN Fox Broadcasting Corporation Sports

ESPN 59

TV Networks Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit Over NFL Rights Deals

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

ESPN Demands End to Libel Lawsuit Over Sex Abuse Story

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A 2011 report about an assistant coach at Syracuse University changed the network's guidelines on reporting about criminal allegations. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

ESPN 74

ESPN Claims Verizon Is Breaching Carriage Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The sports network believes that Verizon can't put its channels on separately priced tiers in the new personalized FiOS service. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

ESPN's popular 'GameCast' sued for patent infringement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

But even if a broadcaster like ESPN doesn't lock up rights to a game, it can still give fans a taste of the. By Eriq Gardner EXCLUSIVE: Major sports broadcasters shell out a lot of money to show live action.

ESPN Settles Lawsuit Over Reporter's Tweet Revealing an NFL Star's Amputated Finger

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The privacy case gained prominence after Hulk Hogan's battle with Gawker and a judge's decision rejecting a motion to dismiss. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

ESPN 79

If ESPN Wants to Discipline Jemele Hill, She Might Have Law on Her Side - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Two days after the White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that tweets by an ESPN host disparaging President Trump were a “fireable offense,” she added on Friday that the network “should hold anchors to a fair and consistent standard.”

ESPN, Verizon Make Progress in Settling Lawsuit Over Custom TV

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A move to pause the lawsuit comes after Verizon announced it was changing its approach to skinny bundles. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

ESPN Puts Sports Commentator Bill Simmons On Three Week Suspension For Comments About Roger Goodell

Media Law Prof Blog

ESPN has placed popular sports commentator Bill Simmons on leave for three weeks after Mr. Simmons made controversial remarks concerning what NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell may or may not have known concerning Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice''s violent actions

ESPN 52

Hollywood Docket: Andrew Keegan's Kombucha Case; 'Gone Girl' Lawsuit; ESPN Settlement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A roundup of entertainment law news. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

ESPN 52

ESPN scores TKO against Don King defamation lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner A Florida appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that ESPN didn't defame Don King in a special on the boxing promoter. The episode of "Sports Century" included allegations that King cheated a hospital out of.

ESPN 62

Fired staffer accuses ESPN of locker room mentality (video)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

But quickly heating up is ESPN's battle with former production assistant Brooke Hundley, Tags: Defamation Labor Litigation By Eriq Gardner Disney brass have their hands full of sex harassment allegations these days. They're knee deep in ABC's fight with "Desperate Housewives" co-star Nicollette Sheridan.

ESPN 62

ESPN’s Erin Andrews Using Power of Law to Combat Invasion of Privacy

Law of Hollywood Land

In less than twenty four hours after posting, the website received the following statement from ESPN. I am the General Counsel of ESPN, Inc. Tags: Celebrity Lawsuit Sexual Harassment erin andrews espn hotel

ESPN 52

Hollywood Docket: ESPN careful with LeBron special; LucasFilm vs. laser; 'Avatar' tech settlement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

ESPN is taking extra care to make sure that tonight's unusual Lebron James special doesn't violate network policies on paying for interviews. Perhaps in an effort to avoid contractual precedent, ESPN says there are no rights fees or production costs, Tags: Hollywood Docket

ESPN 62

ESPN Asks Court to Determine the Fair Rate for Licensing Music

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The sports network asserts BMI isn't being reasonable. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

ESPN 69

ESPN Can't Get Out of NFL Player's Privacy Lawsuit Over Reporter's Tweet

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The sports network fails in persuading the judge that it is entitled under the First Amendment to include visual evidence corroborating reports even in bad taste. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

ESPN 62

ESPN Beats Pro Wrestler in Dispute Over Rebroadcast of Old Matches

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An appellate ruling could be a good sign for broadcasters as they fight in court with college athletes. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

ESPN 77

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Why an NFL Superstar's Lawsuit Against ESPN Represents a Threat for Media

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

It goes beyond the sanctity of privacy trumping free speech. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

ESPN Argues NFL Star's Amputated Finger Is Matter of Public Concern

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Journalists are entitled to include visual evidence corroborating reports even in bad taste, argues the sports network. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

ESPN 53

Harvey Weinstein and Steve Bannon: The Troubled Business Relationship Revealed

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

And the huge, ongoing fraud lawsuit that accuses Weinstein of using Bannon's old company — and ESPN, WWE, Discovery, and others — as a piggy bank. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

ESPN 114

Hollywood Docket: Settlement in Antitrust Lawsuit Over Broadway Casting

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A legal news roundup including a coming trial against ESPN, a settlement by CBS and a new Supreme Court case about copyright lawsuit standards. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

ESPN 52

ESPN, Major TV Networks Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit Over College Athletics

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Football and basketball players are now going to court over multibillion-dollar TV contracts read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

Hollywood Docket: "Blackout" to Be Defined in NFL Sunday Ticket Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Plus, a lawsuit over a Kim Kardashian West-inspired Christmas sweater and an ESPN commentator sues for wrongful termination. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

ESPN 76

ESPN Ordered to Pay Dish Network $4.86 Million for Breach of Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The verdict came after three weeks of trial and one day of jury deliberation in a case over a 2005 licensing agreement. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Business