HBO Suffers Setback in Coal Baron's Defamation Lawsuit Over John Oliver Segment

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A federal judge remands the case to state court, rejecting HBO's argument that coal companies were fraudulently joined to escape diversity jurisdiction.

HBO Fights Energy Co.'s Bid to Prevent Re-Broadcast of John Oliver's 'Last Week Tonight'

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The pay network says the so-called "John Oliver Effect" is no reason to impose an unconstitutional prior restraint on speech. 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

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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

HBO Documentary Investor Doesn't Like Director's New Job

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HBO allegedly found a way to get a price discount on ''All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State'' read more. The Business HBO THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

HBO Defends Its "Responsible Journalism" at Defamation Trial

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In opening arguments, HBO''s lawyer responds to Mitre''s accusation that the network featured a "pack of lies" and goes on the attack against the sporting equipment giant.

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'Empire' vs. 'Boardwalk Empire': Fox Gets HBO's Consent in Writing

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As Fox seeks to register a trademark, both companies agree to take necessary steps to minimize any confusion. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Showtime, HBO Have Already Sued Over Streaming of Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

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The pay-networks go for a big, bold injunction in a copyright infringement lawsuit against several websites. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

HBO Endures Harrowing Opening to Defamation Trial With Intense Video Images

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In opening arguments, Mitre''s lawyer says HBO duped a Nobel Peace Prize winner; he calls Bernie Goldberg "substantially clueless" and shows the jury a six-minute video of a dying baby.

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Hollywood Docket: Luke Wilson Wins $400,000 From Former Assistant For Identity Theft

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The Business Business THR Online CBS HBO Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Luke WilsonRecent entertainment law news includes rapper The Game's defamation via Instagram and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s fight with an auctioneer. read more. THR, Esq.

ACLU to Coal Baron Targeting John Oliver: "You Can't Sue People for Being Mean to You, Bob."

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The civil rights group throws HBO some support in defense of a defamation lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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HBO, Mitre Give Closing Arguments in Defamation Trial

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A jury finally gets to decide whether a broadcast report about child labor was responsible, as HBO contends, or a "pack of lies," as one sporting good brand asserts.

HBO Pleads With Judge Not to Let a Jury Hear About Time Warner Billions

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A judge indicates that what HBO's parent company made in revenue last year could be relevant in a calculation of punitive damages. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

HBO's 'Vinyl' Prompts Lawsuit from Hip Hop Pioneer DJ Kool Herc

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According to the complaint, DJ Kool Herc turned down a $10,000 offer before the series aired. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

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HBO Fights Back in 'Luck' Humane Society Lawsuit

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The Business HBO THR, Esq. The network tells a judge it can''t be "bootstrapped" into a claim that Barbara Casey was fired by the animal protection agency for trying to blow the whistle on horse abuses. read more. Television Luck Business

HBO Beats Defamation Lawsuit at Trial

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The network successfully defends a libel claim brought by Mitre Sports. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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'Game of Thrones' Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Sues Ex-Manager for Fraud

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The actor says he doesn't have to pay Jill Littman commissions from the HBO hit since he terminated their business relationship. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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HBO, Showtime Would Be Underdogs in a Legal Battle With Twitter (Analysis)

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Many watched the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on Twitter's live-streaming app, but punishing this type of piracy will be very difficult. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

MTV Star Sues HBO Over 'Johnny Bananas' in 'Entourage'

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Eriq Gardner Plaintiff claims publicity and privacy right violations, defamation, emotional distress, and demands that the last season of the hit series never be shown to the public again. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business Entourage

Hollywood Docket: HBO Escapes Lawsuit Over 'Luck' Horse Deaths

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The Business HBO Michael Jordan THR Online THR, Esq. New entertainment law developments including a trial against MP3Tunes, a Harper Lee settlement, a Michael Jordan appellate victory and a lawsuit targeting Ain''t It Cool News. read more. Luck Business

Lawsuit says Showtime, HBO swapped ex-legislator's film for soft-core porn (video)

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By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: A filmmaker and former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives is suing HBO and Showtime after he tuned in to see his movie played on the pay cablers and instead was treated to soft-core.

HBO Headed to Jury Trial Over 'Real Sports' Segment on Child Labor in India

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A company that produces soccer balls for professional leagues around the globe may go forward in its multimillion dollar libel lawsuit that claims HBO perpetrated a hoax on its viewers. The Business Sports International HBO THR Online THR, Esq. read more. Television Business

Judge Told Allowing Sports Fans to Sue Over Undisclosed Injuries Would Lead to Chaos

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HBO and those involved in setting up the "Fight of the Century" are in court from those who demand refunds after paying for Mayweather-Pacquiao. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Actress Lashes Back After Being Sued for Refusing Nude Sex Scene

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Time Warner HBO THR Online THR, Esq. Anne Greene demands that the producers'' legal claims be stricken as an impingement of her right to petition a hostile work environment. read more. Television Cinemax Business

Coal King Fights to Move John Oliver Dispute Back to State Court

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Robert Murray, head of Murray Energy, argues that HBO and Oliver are avoiding the key issue: whether defamation of a CEO hurts that company's business.

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HBO Asks Judge to Toss MTV Star's Lawsuit Over 'Entourage' Character 'Johnny Bananas'

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Eriq Gardner A "Real World" star claims that "Entourage" included an animated monkey character that unfairly alluded to his physical and mental state. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business Doug Ellin Kevin Dillon Entourage

'Game of Thrones' Finale Breaks Piracy Record

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The HBO series clocks in a massive 170,000 simultaneous shares on BitTorrent in the hours after the HBO premiere. read more. Game of Thrones THR, Esq. Television Live Feed

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Actress Sues Cinemax After Being 'Blindsided' by Sex Scenes

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Time Warner HBO THR, Esq. Anne G., whose lawyer says she worked on the show "Femme Fatales," claims she was bullied into performing nude and having simulated sex with the threat of being sued. read more. Television Cinemax

Nuclear Waste: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prison (HBO)

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BitTorrent Says It's 'Literally Impossible' to Illegally Download on Its Platform

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The tech company says that "Game of Thrones" isn''t the most popular show on its network and encourages people to watch the HBO show legally. read more. Game of Thrones THR, Esq. Television Tech Piracy Business

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North Korea: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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HBO Pushes Judge to Reject Amended 'Luck' Lawsuit

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HBO THR, Esq. A former American Humane Association employee says the organization looked the other way or covered up animal abuse on productions including "Life of Pi" and "The Hobbit." read more. Television Luck Business

Border Patrol: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prisoner Re-entry (HBO) - YouTube

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prisoner Re-entry (HBO) - YouTube

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'Luck' Horse Death Lawsuit Against HBO Likely Dismissed

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The Business HBO THR, Esq. Barbara Casey sued the network for allegedly pressuring the American Humane Association to look the other way on mistreatment of the animals, which she says led to her termination. read more. Television Luck Dustin Hoffman Business

HBO Agrees To Provide Its Programming To Amazon

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Amazon and HBO have signed a licensing deal to make HBO programming available exclusively on Amazon Prime beginning May 21st. Among the popular shows slated for release on Amazon Prime and Amazon Fire TV: Veep, The Newsroom, and Girls. Seasons

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Dish, Chinese Broadcasters Sue Streaming Service for Piracy

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They claim the TVpad network streams Chinese programs in addition to content from HBO, BBC and CNN, all unauthorized. read more. THR Online THR, Esq. Television Dish Network Business

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HBO Wins Victory in Lawsuit From Gunshot Victim

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The Business HBO THR Online THR, Esq. After suffering injuries during a New York police raid, a woman sued the producers of a reality TV show for encouraging police to use excessive force. read more. Television Business

Vaccines: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Paris Agreement: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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