HBO Hack Results in Criminal Charges Against Iranian Man

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Prosecutors say Behzad Mesri stole unreleased episodes of popular television shows and then sought to extort HBO. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online International

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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.

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John Oliver, HBO Beat Coal Executive's Defamation Lawsuit

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The 'Last Week Tonight' host was within his First Amendment rights to criticize a coal baron and his company, the court found. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online John Oliver Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

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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

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HBO Sued Over Alleged Horse Deaths Cover-Up on 'Luck'

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The Business HBO THR, Esq. Former American Humane Association employee blows the whistle on an alleged attempt by show producers to pressure animal monitoring organization to look the other way. read more. Television Luck Business

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HBO Exec Sues TV Academy Over Fall at the Emmys

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Nancy Lesser missed the after-party and spent eight months on leave. She alleges the red carpet and other exits at the Microsoft Theater amounted to a dangerous condition. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Awards THR Online

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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.

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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 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

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prison (HBO)

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Stupid Watergate II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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HBO Asks West Virginia Judge to Dismiss Defamation Lawsuit Over John Oliver Show

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A new dismissal bid poses the "ill-considered lawsuit" from a coal baron as both a violation of the First Amendment and due process. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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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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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Guardianship: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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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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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

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Grey Gardens: HBO Event

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These days, many of the people who aren't interested in what's playing at the multiplex are checking out the new movie opening on HBO instead. Ignore the adult audience and they'll get out of the moviegoing habit, rent DVDs and subscribe to HBO.

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

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Rudy Giuliani: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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HBO "The Jinx" Director Comments On Durst Remarks

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In the last installment of the HBO documentary The Jinx, Robert Durst, the odd, estranged member of a prominent New York real estate family, seems to admit that he murdered three people. A jury acquitted him of murder in one

'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

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Mike Pence: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Nikki Finke in talks for HBO payday

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By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: HBO is trying to make a deal with litigious showbiz blogger Nikki Finke. The network is negotiating an arrangement with Finke to bless "Tilda," its planned comedy about a Hollywood blogger very much like Finke.

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HBO Faces Huge Defamation Trial Over "Hoax" Child Labor Report

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CEO Richard Plepler could be forced to testify in a massive case brought by a soccer ball manufacturer over a "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" story that allegedly featured "staged" scenes and “doctored” interviews. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online

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NRA TV: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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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.

Producers Sue Actress for Refusing to Film Nude Sex Scene (Exclusive)

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Legal papers filed by True Crime also claim that HBO has a policy against women wearing pasties in sex scenes. HBO Movies THR Online THR, Esq. read more. Television Business

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Immigration Courts: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Confederacy: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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'Game of Thrones' Tops List of Most Pirated TV Shows

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The HBO hit is followed by “The Big Bang Theory” and “How I Met Your Mother” in illegal downloads this spring. Game of Thrones HBO How I Met Your Mother THR, Esq. read more. Television CBS Tech The Big Bang Theory Live Feed

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Forensic Science: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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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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Joe Arpaio: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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