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 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 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

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

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 Rules KickassTorrents Founder Properly Charged With Criminal Copyright Conspiracy

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Artem Vaulin, awaiting extradition from Poland, can't convince the judge he's being charged with something — secondary copyright infringement — that's not a crime.

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 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 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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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 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.

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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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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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'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 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."

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

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 Advances Discrimination Lawsuit Arising from Bill Maher's N-Word Use

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A judge rules that she is likely to prevail in her lawsuit. Shonitria Anthony says she was let go from ATTN: after protesting a racial slur from one of the news site's investors. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television 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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Ethics Panel Says OK for Judge to Tweet — Within Limits

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A judicial ethics panel of the Massachusetts court system has determined that a judge may ethically maintain a Twitter account, but only within certain boundaries, and that a judge must be particularly cautious about selecting accounts to follow on Twitter. The opinion from the Massachusetts Committee on Judicial Ethics does not identify the judge, but […].

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

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 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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Judge Rules Morgan Spurlock Production Co. Likely Breached Deal for TNT Docuseries

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Turner sued after Spurlock's #metoo confession, and the judge has now issued a preliminary injunction after hearing that funds for a women's issues docuseries were commingled into a general operating account.

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 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.

Federal judge deals setback to Trump asylum detentions

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Federal judge deals setback to Trump asylum detentions " (Via.)

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AT&T-Time Warner Legal Analysis: How the Judge Came to Approve a Mega-Merger

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District Judge Richard Leon examined the government's theories and finds vertical mergers "are not invariably innocuous," but faults the Trump Justice Department for presenting insufficient evidence demonstrating why competition in the media industry will be substantially lessened.

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

Ravel Law Adds Judges, Features to its Judge Analytics Tool

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Judge analytics is the new black. Or at least that’s what I wrote in a post last summer that discussed several products that could do things such as help you predict how a particular judge might rule on an issue or which cases that judge was likely to find most persuasive. The post Ravel Law Adds Judges, Features to its Judge Analytics Tool appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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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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 Won't Let Two Reality TV Stars Stop Transfer of 'Little Couple' IP Rights

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The judge won't interfere with a settlement agreement between Discovery and LMNO. Bill Klein and Dr. Jennifer Arnold aren't likely to succeed on a claim that they're entitled to copyright in the show. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Judge Trims "Baby Come Back" Royalties Lawsuit Against Vivendi

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The current rights owner claims it is being underpaid royalties for the '70s hit. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Universal Music Group Vivendi