Judge Judy's $47 Million Salary Isn't Too Much, Rules Real Judge

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CBS scores a big win as a Los Angeles judge dismisses a talent agency's claim that Judy Sheindlin's compensation was purposely structured to wipe out profits on the syndicated hit.

Judge Rejects Emoluments Lawsuit Against Donald Trump

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A Washington-based ethics group challenged Trump's acceptance of everything from Chinese trademarks to 'Apprentice' revenue, but a judge says it's up to Congress to do anything about this.

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AT&T-Time Warner Merger Gains Judge's Approval

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The blockbuster ruling comes in a historic antitrust case that will impact the future of the entertainment and media landscape. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Disney Misused 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen' Copyrights, Says Judge

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An injunction bid against Redbox fails as the judge determines Disney is leveraging its copyright monopoly beyond the scope of its rights. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Judge in Murder Case Sues 'Gosnell' Filmmakers Over Depiction

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Judge Jeffrey Minehart says filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer have portrayed him "as a villain in their story of the righteous versus the wicked."

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Movie Endangered by Judge's Ruling

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The family of two members killed by the 1977 plane crash have won an injunction against 'Street Survivor.' read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

Judge Allows 'Columbo' Fraud Lawsuit Against Universal

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William Link and Richard Levinson say it took 45 years to receive their first accounting statement for the acclaimed detective show. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Read Judge Leon's A.T.T.-Time Warner Decision

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District Court Judge Richard Leon's (lengthy) A.T.& Read U. Time Warner merger decision, courtesy of a CNBC link. Discussion here (CBS), Variety, CNBC

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Judge Allows Copyright Claims Over Technology Used on Disney's 'Avengers'

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The judge looks at past piracy cases and finds this situation more comparable to Napster than Google. Disney, Paramount and Fox must contend with a lawsuit over "stolen" technology. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Judge Pauses Enforcement of IMDb Age Censorship Law

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"It's difficult to imagine how AB 1687 could not violate the First Amendment," writes the judge. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online SAG-AFTRA Labor

Olivia de Havilland Gets Judge's Green Light in 'Feud' Lawsuit Against FX

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A judge denies the network's bid to strike on First Amendment grounds. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Donald Trump Can't Block Twitter Users Over Politics, Judge Rules

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The court found Twitter is a designated public forum and Donald Trump's "viewpoint-based exclusion" of individuals from that forum violates the First Amendment. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics THR Online Donald Trump Twitter

Judge Allows Brett Ratner to Pursue Defamation Claim Against Rape Accuser

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A Hawaii judge also ruled that California's anti-SLAPP law will apply. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Brett Ratner nsfs

Judge Won't Let Ex-Fox News Star Keep Secret Her Feminism Book Was Ghostwritten By Man

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A judge rejects Andrea Tantaros' argument that professional jeopardy overcomes a presumption of access to judicial documents. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Judge Allows Lawsuit Over Risque Melania Trump Photos

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According to the Florida judge, it's enough to allege ownership despite a copyright registration that credits the photographers as the owners. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Culture Business THR Online

Comic-Con: This Year's Convention Comes With a Judge's Gag Order

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With a trial looming, a judge expresses concern about what's being discussed on social media. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online Comic-Con 2017

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‘Context,’ Launching Today from LexisNexis, Applies Unique Analytics to Judges and Expert Witnesses

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A legal analytics product being launched today by LexisNexis does something no other analytics product does: It analyzes the language of specific judges’ opinions to identify the cases and arguments each judge finds persuasive. Judge Analytics. District Judge William Alsup.

Judge Allows Profits Lawsuit Against Universal Music Over Drake Albums

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Cash Money may have settled with Lil Wayne, but its legal problems — now Universal's — aren't over. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

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Judge Judy's $47M Salary Isn't Reasonable, Says Talent Agency

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New court papers in an accounting lawsuit showcase financials for the courtroom drama and point to the salaries of other TV stars. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online Judy Sheindlin Representation

Judge Clears Path for 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Trial in June

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The Harper Lee Estate and Scott Rudin are set to do battle in New York over Aaron Sorkin's version after an Alabama judge transfers the venue of the case.

Judge Asked to Freeze Weinstein Co. Assets

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The request comes from the trustee overseeing Steve Bannon's bankrupt company, who in court papers describes being "almost certainly the largest unsecured creditor of TWC." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online autoplay

Judge Rules Surveillance Lawsuit Against Fox News Doesn't Warrant Sanctions

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The judge won't characterize Andrea Tantaros' claims as "clearly frivolous" and says sanctions against attorney Judd Burstein "may lead to unintended and problematic consequences."

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Judge Won't Let FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal Stop Lawsuit Alleging Charter Throttled Netflix

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Rejecting a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by New York's attorney general, a judge notes how the FCC said that states "continue to play their vital role in protecting consumers from fraud."

Kesha's Amended Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke Rejected by Judge

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A judge rules it's too speculative what Sony might do and also denies her attempt at imposing California's seven-year limit on personal service contracts.

Judge Rules Milwaukee Flouted U.S. Constitution in Response to 'Pokemon Go' Craze

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A federal judge warns of censorship. The city didn't like the prospect of rare flora being trampled by game players. read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech Business THR Online

Judge Allows $900 Million 'Conjuring' Lawsuit Against Warner Bros.

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The studio's bid to dismiss or force arbitration is rejected with an April 16 trial scheduled. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Judge Tosses Playboy's Lawsuit Over Links to Centerfold Photos

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The magazine sued over a Boing Boing post linking to "scans of every Playboy Playmate centerfold." read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online Playboy

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Judge Rules "We Shall Overcome" Verse Not Under Valid Copyright

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The win goes to the legal team that prevailed over "Happy Birthday to You." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

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Judge Upholds Hulk Hogan's $140 Million Trial Victory Against Gawker

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The judge hears from the wrestler's attorney, who emphasized the importance of privacy. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Judge Overturns Jury's Verdict That 'Jersey Boys' Is a Copyright Infringement

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After nearly a decade in court, a Nevada judge decides that producers, writers and the director of the hit musical fairly used an unpublished biography.

Bankruptcy Judge Gives Harvey Weinstein Access to Accuser Emails

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Weinstein's lawyers had asked the court to force TWC to hand over emails, texts and other correspondence that they believe could exonerate him from sexual misconduct allegations. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Harvey Weinstein The Weinstein Company

AT&T-Time Warner Merger: Read the Judge's Ruling

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"The Government here has taken its best shot to block the merger based on the law and facts," writes the judge. The defendants did their best to oppose it. The Court has spoken." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

'Judge Judy' Library Sale Sparks Profits Lawsuit

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The suit claims two of the series' original producers are owed at least $4.75 million from the reported $95 million library sale to CBS. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Absentee ballots missing birth dates must be counted, judge orders

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" A federal judge has ruled that Georgia counties must count absentee ballots even if the voter’s date of birth is incorrect or missing, and he is preventing the state from finalizing election results until that happens. Absentee ballots missing birth dates must be counted, judge orders

Judge Won't Pause VidAngel Injunction

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The site will seek emergency relief from the 9th Circuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Judge Throws Out 'New Girl' Idea Theft Claims

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Two writers suing over the Zooey Deschanel show told the judge that they were once represented by a law firm representing the show's executive producer.

Judge Dismisses Sumner Redstone Health Lawsuit

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A judge rejects Manuela Herzer's petition in LA Superior Court. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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Philippe Dauman Settlement to Get Judge's Approval

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UPDATED: Redstone's attorney tells the judge he's convinced the 93-year-old mogul to meet his granddaughter. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Roman Polanski's Victim Asks Judge to Dismiss His Criminal Case "As An Act of Mercy" To Her

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"Your courage as a survivor is noted," said judge Scott Gordon. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Roman Polanski

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Judge Officially Confirms Relativity's Reorganization Plan

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The judge's blessing will allow the studio to move forward in releasing 'Masterminds,' 'The Disappointments Room,' 'Before I Wake,' 'Kidnap,' 'Strangers 2' and other films.

Judge Won't Let Kesha Escape Dr. Luke Contract

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Despite the pop star's sexual abuse allegations, the judge says it's not reasonable to "decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online Dr. Luke

Judge Rejects New "Blurred Lines" Trial, Trims Damages to $5.3 Million

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The judge has also ruled that Universal Music and T.I. should be held liable for copyright infringement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Skeptical Judge Gives 'Straight Outta Compton' Lawsuit One Last Shot

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manager Jerry Heller's lawsuit is troubled, says California federal judge. Former N.W.A. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online