Financial Data Aggregator Faces Consumer Privacy Suit over “Surreptitious” Collection of Banking Information

New Media and Technology Law

Last week, a putative privacy-related class action was filed in California district court against financial analytics firm Envestnet, Inc. Simons urging the agency to investigate whether analytics firm Yodlee’s financial data collection practices were violating the FTC Act.

Sony Pictures Sued by 'Wild Oats' Financier

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Impex Enterprises claims Sony is refusing to make required payments. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

MUST READ: @myemuisemo Gives PledgeMusic’s Public Financials A Microbial Scrub

Music Technology Policy

I commend to you the fantastic and detailed analysis of PledgeMusic’s open source financials created by Eilonwy’s emu (@myemuisemo) that is a real eye opener. Read her post “ Plunging into PledgeMusic’s Financial Statements ” on her site Myemuisemo. left me wondering what I would have done if I’d read their financial statements back when I participated as a fan in a pledge campaign, back in 2015.

New questions emerge about GOP Senator David Perdue's financial dealings

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Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh Demands Financier Be Sanctioned

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The company that loaned Relativity funds for film distribution is said to have hit the "rare trifecta" of bringing a lawsuit that is meritless, undertaken to harass and asserting false statements. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

'Wolf of Wall Street' Financier Challenges U.S. Government's 1MDB Seizures

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Red Granite co-founder Riza Aziz says through court documents he's an "innocent owner" of assets allegedly derived from embezzlement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online International

Members of Congress Request FTC Investigation of Financial Data Company’s Collection and Privacy Practices

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According to the letter, Yodlee is the largest consumer financial data aggregator in the United States. It aggregates financial information from banks, credit card companies and other financial services providers with consumer consent, and maintains a database of credit and debit card transactions of tens of millions of consumers. Mobile Online Commerce Privacy anonymized data consumer consent consumer financial data financial data analytics Letter to FTC

SNAFU: Poor Quality Reporting on Pandora Financials

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Even the so-called business press doesn’t seem to be able to look past one item on Pandora’s financials: royalties. (Or We’ll have more on the quirky CRB decision shortly, but let’s get something out of the way about the reporting. Or as Pandora defines it, “content acquisition costs).).

Relativity Bankruptcy: Financier Wants Cap on Residuals, Profit Participation Payments

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Manchester Securities argues debtors haven't demonstrated necessity. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

'Birdman' Financier Worldview: Anatomy of a Cannes Implosion

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Christopher Woodrow, CEO of film-financing player Worldview, made a splash last year as an amfAR sponsor with Oscar contender 'Birdman' on the way. Then came charges of embezzlement, an email where he falsely said a colleague had died — and litigation. Lots of it. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Weekly Magazine Christopher Woodrow Sarah Johnson Redlich Cannes 2015 Cannes Film Festival Birdman Child 44 Song One The Green Inferno Wish I Was Here

Financial services: transparency through social media?

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ReliefWeb » Document » Iraq / Wikileaks: statement by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights GENEVA (26 October 2010)– "The files reportedly indicate that the US knew, among other things, about widespread use of torture and ill-treatment of detainees by Iraqi forces, and yet proceeded with the transfer of thousands of persons who had been detained by US forces to Iraqi custody between early 2009 and July 2010.

YouTube Creates Financial Incentive for Counternotices that Profit YouTube

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And hasn’t YouTube just created a financial incentive for infringers to file counternotifications regardless of the merits if they know that the money will keep coming in after this hiccup of ContentID is pushed to the side? You knew it was coming. Google always finds a way to profit from copyright infringement.

Paramount Alleges JPMorgan-Led Financial Conspiracy (Exclusive)

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According to explosive new court documents, the largest bank in the United States thought it was making "risk-free" loans to fund major films, and when that turned out to be wrong, a secret deal was made to cause trouble for the studio. read more. The Business Paramount Movies THR, Esq. Business

U.S. Government's Seizure of Music Publishing Assets Draws Malaysian Financier's Family

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Jho Low's relatives want a chance to challenge the Justice Department's biggest kleptocracy case. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

The Weinstein Co.'s "Precarious" Financial State Becomes Issue in Lawsuit

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Fighting for money promised for the animated TV series 'David the Gnome,' the plaintiffs want the Weinsteins to put millions into an escrow account. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online Harvey Weinstein The Weinstein Company

Morgan Spurlock Sues Financier for Backing Out of NASCAR Documentary

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Broad Green Pictures is alleged to have represented that the film was "greenlit" only to repudiate a contract halfway through shooting. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Class action claims Disney stiffed financial analysts on overtime

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Thirty-six financial analysts and contract researchers. By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Some of the Disney employees who make sure A-list stars get paid accurately by the studio are now suing claiming—yes, you guessed it—that they weren't paid accurately by the studio.

'Hacksaw Ridge' Financier Claims Chinese Credit Snub Led to Defamation Suit

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A court will decide if statements made in China are covered by California's statute protecting First Amendment activity. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Film Financier Sues 20th Century Fox Over Mysterious Investment (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner Here's what happens when the co-financier of a slate of Fox films can't pay up in full. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business

EXCLUSIVE: Film Musicians Sue for Access to Spyglass Financials

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Eriq Gardner Spyglass is accused of failing to open up its financial books on 15 films, allegedly violating labor agreement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business

Financial Hardship for Samuel L. Jackson? How Celebrities Get Out of Jury Duty

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The potential for distraction or influence generally does not convince judges to dismiss celebrities, says Los Angeles litigator John Gatti. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Culture Business THR Online January Jones Samuel L. Jackson

Relativity Bankruptcy: Financier Seeks to Sell 'Masterminds,' 'Kidnap' to Other Film Studios

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RKA Film Financing asks for the right to enter Relativity's premises and take possession of films used as collateral to secure a P&A loan. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online Halle Berry Kristen Wiig Relativity Media Ryan Kavanaugh Masterminds

Latest Hollywood Cyber-Whodunnit: Who's Hacking 'Wolf of Wall Street' Financiers (and Why?)

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It's not getting Sony headlines, but there's bizarre intrigue behind the Red Granite hacking, with late-night phone calls, possible physical surveillance and speculation that its co-founder's step-father, Malaysia's prime minister, may have embezzled $700 million. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Weekly Magazine

Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh, Film Financier Duke It Out In New Lawsuits

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RKA Film Financing calls the Relativity CEO a "con man" in its second lawsuit against him; Relativity claims the backer is trying to disrupt talks with new investors. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Movies Business THR Online Relativity Media Ryan Kavanaugh

'Birdman' Credit Snub Explored in Financier's Lawsuit

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Former Worldview CFO Hoyt David Morgan fought with colleagues at the Cannes Film Festival. Later, he says, his credit on the acclaimed film was sold to another investor for millions. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Film Financier Hounds Sales Agent Ruled to Have Misappropriated Revenue

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Green-Light International must transfer more than $400,000 pronto, demands the backer of a Pierce Brosnan film. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Modern VideoFilm Founder Headed to Trial in $100M Fraud Dispute With Financier

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The trial between Moshe Barkat and Medley Capital is set to begin in June. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Reese Witherspoon Film Dropout Sparks Lawsuit Against Financiers

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Envision and Brand-in Entertainment are sued for a second time this year over a product placement gone awry. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Paramount to Sue JPMorgan Over Alleged Financial Conspiracy (Exclusive)

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The studio believes the banking giant made a secret deal in order to recover money on "risk free" loans on 25 films including "The Truman Show," "Face/Off" and "Runaway Bride." read more. The Business Paramount Pictures Movies THR, Esq. Business

Hollywood Docket: 'Hacksaw Ridge' Financier Beats One Defamation Suit As Another Is Filed

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Plus, developments in a 'Snowden' financing lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Sly Stone's Financial Downfall Detailed in Court Ruling

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The psychedelic funk superstar alleged that in 1989, he was induced into giving up much of his song royalties by a manager and attorney fueling his drug addictions. Sony Music and Warner Music won''t have to pay for that. read more. Music THR, Esq

Modern VideoFilm Founder Ramps Up Legal Fight Against Financier

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Moshe Barkat has rebooted his $100 million lawsuit against Medley Capital, which he says destroyed his life's work by running the company he founded into the ground. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

At TECHSHOW, Orion Is Releasing Major Enhancements To Its Financial and Practice Management Software

Media Law

At ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago this week, Orion Law Management Systems is officially launching the latest version of its Orion financial and practice management software, a ground-up rebuild that retains much of the product’s look and feel but that introduces hundreds of new features and improvements to both the Orion desktop and iOrion mobile platforms.

Lexis Launches ‘Practice Advisor’ for Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy

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Leana Fisher was an associate in the financial restructuring practice group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius the first time a partner asked her to draft a reorganization plan for a debtor. The second in the new Lexis Practice Advisor series, this one focuses on financial restructuring and bankruptcy. This financial restructurings module is the second. This Practice Advisor module for financial restructuring and bankruptcy is sold on a flat-fee, annual basis.

'Wolf of Wall Street' Financier Red Granite Now Facing Malaysians in Racketeering Lawsuit

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A putative class action alleges that Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland knew the company's money was derived from illegal activity. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

'Motor City' Producers Face Lawsuits from Gerard Butler, Film Financier

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The suspension of an Albert Hughes film causes the lead actor and a finance company that made a bridge loan to attempt the collection of allegedly owed money. read more. Gerard Butler Movies THR, Esq. Business

Discovery Accused of Taking Advantage of Financial Crimes to Steal TLC's 'The Little Couple'

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LMNO also says that last week, Discovery sent notices of termination for other reality shows including "7 Little Johnstons," "Killer Confessions," "Speaking For The Dead," "Unusual Suspects" and "Hollywood & Crime" read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Cher Sues Financial Firm for Fraud After $1.3 Million in Investments

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The singer says that any promises that her investments still could generate strong returns are "hogwash." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

The MTP Podcast: Revenue? What Revenue? Don’t be fooled on royalty audits vs. financial audits

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BLANCHE. Whoever you are…I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. From A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams. From Highlights of Managing Change under the Music Modernization Act’s Mechanical Licensing Collective (footnotes omitted. A version of this article appears as How Will the Music Modernization Act’s Mechanical Licensing Collective Work? in 34 Entertainment Law & Finance 1 (No. 9, Dec. 2018.). Audits: Only the MLC may audit the blanket licensees.

Lawyer disbarred over falsified tax returns to get financial aid

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Bruce Paul Golden, a former partner at McDermott, Will & Emery, who has been practicing law since 1969, submitted falsified tax returns to get $25,000 in financial aid to send his kid to private school. If true, this guy is a complete piece of s**t. Source). For $25K, he got disbarred. Filed under: misc.

Richard Linklater Sued by Financier Claiming to Have Been Cut Out of 'Everybody Wants Some'

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Erik Gordon says he reached a deal to finance the Linklater film and that Paramount's rights were concealed from him. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Film Financiers Fighting Over Lost 'Black Swan' Opportunity

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Eriq Gardner Overnight demands $10 million from former president. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Appeal Court Rules Fox Can Keep Financier's Investment In Film Slate

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) A co-financier of a slate of Fox teen comedies couldn't pay up in full and has just lost in court in an attempt to recover the money it did put up. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business