CNN Faces Growing Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

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The lawsuit against CNN and sister companies claims that African Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Warner Bros. Can't Evade 'War Dogs' Lawsuit

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can't escape Incarcerated Entertainment's lawsuit that claims 'War Dogs' was marketed as a true story when it isn't one. Warner Bros. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online War Dogs

Beyonce Can't Dodge "Formation" Copyright Lawsuit

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It's premature to rule that Messy Mya's heir doesn't have a plausible claim, the court held. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Beyonce

Showtime Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit Over Failed Mayweather-McGregor Streams

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Grainy video, errors and buffering streams weren't what fans paid $99 to see, according to the lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

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'Timeless' Lawsuit Quietly Disappears

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A Spanish producer had claimed the series was a copycat. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online NBC Timeless

Jeep Faces $5M Class Action Lawsuit After Anton Yelchin's Death

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The lawsuit claims a "dangerously defective" gear shifter has caused more than 300 incidents, including the actor's death. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: Kardashians Can't Compel Arbitration in Khroma Beauty Lawsuit

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Plus, a lawsuit resulting from the massive public release of Sony's hacked emails moves behind closed doors. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Unauthorized 'Hamilton' Merchandise Sparks Lawsuit

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Unauthorized gear from the Broadway hit is diverting profits away from the company licensed to sell merchandise, according to the suit. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

NFL, DirecTV Defeat 'Sunday Ticket' Lawsuit

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The battle over blacked-out games has ended. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

'Orphan Black' Production Company Must Face Copyright Lawsuit in California

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The $5 million lawsuit alleges the series was cloned from a screenplay submitted to producers a decade ago. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Paramount Says 'Star Trek' Fan Film Lawsuit Lives On

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In the lawsuit over "Axanar," the studio acknowleges statements about a settlement, but tell a judge that claims remain pending. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Spotify Hit With Two Lawsuits Claiming "Staggering" Copyright Infringement

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The plaintiffs, including a founding member of the group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, call the streaming giant's recent $43 million settlement with publishers and songwriters an "empty gesture." read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Tech Business THR Online

'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit Now Seeks Confirmation That Creators Reclaimed Rights

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Is Vivendi sticking Harry Shearer with the bill for defending a profit participation lawsuit? read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

How a Rock Band's Lawsuit Could Upend Record Deals Everywhere

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A coming trial between Avenged Sevenfold and Warner Bros. Records may dissuade or embolden hot artists looking to escape their contracts. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Weekly Magazine

Ed Sheeran Settles Copyright Lawsuit Over 'Photograph'

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Originally seeking at least $20 million in damages, songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard alleged the song derived from their work. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

'Star Trek' Lawsuit Heats Up As Fan Co. Seeks Paramount's J.J. Abrams, Justin Lin Communications

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Abrams, an executive producer on 'Star Trek Beyond,' could find himself in an uncomfortable position thanks to what he said about the lawsuit a few months ago.

'Broken City' Producers Facing $6.2M Lawsuit for Racketeering

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Emmett/Furla Productions faces yet another lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Broken City

Disney Seeks Dismissal of 'Zootopia' Copyright Lawsuit

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The studio tells a judge that its hit animated film is nothing like the one pitched by the writer of "Total Recall." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Drake Beats Lawsuit Over Sampling With Winning "Fair Use" Argument

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A federal judge decides the hip-hop artist transformed a statement about the primacy of jazz over all other forms of popular music. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

Warner Bros., Tolkien Estate Settle $80 Million 'Hobbit' Lawsuit

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The five-year battle focused on a decades-old contract and newer exploitations. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Glaser Weil Conflict to be Reconsidered in Tupac Biopic Lawsuit

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Superiour Court judge will have to take a closer look at the relationship between the current lawsuit and an earlier arbitration. An L.A. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Disney Loses Second Attempt to Beat 'Frozen' Lawsuit

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The lawsuit could go to trial in October. The judge rejects Disney''s efforts to show that John Lasseter and the other creators of the ''Frozen'' trailer lacked access to Wilson''s work. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Beyonce Asks Court to Slay "Formation" Lawsuit

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Messy Mya's sister has "grossly overstated" the use of his spoken word in "Formation," Beyonce's lawyer writes. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Beyonce Beyonce Knowles

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

Showtime Hit With Lawsuit Over Manny Pacquiao Injury

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A class action lawsuit alleges that there was a duty to determine the fighter's health before advertising the "Fight of the Century." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Warner Bros. Can't Dodge Sylvester Stallone's Fraud Lawsuit

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A judge will permit the actor to use his claims over 'Demolition Man' to explore how the studio's accounting might amount to unfair business practices impacting consumers, other talent and other studios. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

CBS, Paramount Settle Lawsuit Over 'Star Trek' Fan Film

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A deal comes as the the studios were prepared to head to an unexplored copyright galaxy at trial on Jan. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

'Star Trek' Fan Film Lawsuit Boldly Goes Where No 'Star Trek' Lawsuit Has Gone Before

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Paramount, CBS and producers of 'Axanar' file summary judgment motions. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Disney Wins Dismissal of 'Zootopia' Copyright Lawsuit (For Now)

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At this point, a judge doesn't see enough similarity in work from Gary L. Goldman, the writer of "Total Recall." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Beyonce Slays 'Lemonade' Lawsuit

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The artist's award-winning visual album didn't copy an indie short film, a New York federal judge has ruled. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

'Zorro' Lawsuit Parries Past Motion to Dismiss

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A playwright has another swipe at proving Zorro should be in the public domain. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Disney Beats 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Copyright Lawsuit

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In the lawsuit, an author claimed credit for pirates transforming into living skeletons under the moonlight. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Disney Accused of Stealing 'Inside Out' Concept in New Lawsuit

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A childhood development expert says the studio based the mega-hit 'Inside Out' on her idea, but didn't give her credit or compensation. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Fastcase Refiles Its Federal Lawsuit Against Casemaker

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A week ago, I reported here that that a federal judge in Georgia had dismissed without prejudice Fastcase’s declaratory judgment lawsuit against Casemaker over the latter’s claims of copyright in Georgia state regulations. The court had dismissed Fastcase’s lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction on two grounds. The post Fastcase Refiles Its Federal Lawsuit Against Casemaker appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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

Lindsay Lohan Loses 'Grand Theft Auto' Lawsuit

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A New York appeals court won't allow her nor ex-'Mob Wives' star Karen Gravano to sue over alleged misappropriation of their likenesses. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Donald Trump's DOJ Lawyers Argue Emoluments Lawsuit is Unconstitutional

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The President is facing a lawsuit that asks the court to decide whether the Constitution bars him from receiving foreign money from his international business ventures.

Ex-BET Exec Defends Merits of Her Discrimination Lawsuit

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Zola Mashariki says her medical leave and discrimination complaints are protected activities and she should not have been terminated. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Fyre Festival Debacle Sparks Another Class Action Lawsuit

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The Bahamas-based event is becoming a legal nightmare for organizers. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

'Walking Dead' Producers Claim Massive AMC Profits Scam in New Lawsuit

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Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara and David Alpert follow Frank Darabont in suing over the blockbuster zombie series, and potential damages could reach $1 billion. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online