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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Mystery Redaction in Spotify Filing for Eight Mile Style Lawsuit

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The lawsuit alleges that Spotify has failed to comply with the conditional (and highly controversial) reachback safe harbor under the Music Modernization Act’s Title I. “We never get accustomed to being less important to other people than they are to us.”.

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New York Times Beats Sarah Palin Defamation Lawsuit

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A judge says that mistakes will be made in the exercise of press freedoms, but lawsuits from public figures must be limited. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

Hollywood Reporter Beats David Bergstein's Defamation Lawsuit

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New York judge rejects $50 million lawsuit from producer whose companies were thrown into bankruptcy. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Brett Ratner Defends Defamation Lawsuit Against Accuser

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A Hawaii federal judge has been asked to toss the director's lawsuit against Melanie Kohler. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Brett Ratner

'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

Fox News Demands Dismissal of Lawsuit from Seth Rich's Parents

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In motion papers, the cable news network argues the story about the murdered DNC staffer was hardly outrageous, and that the lawsuit if allowed could hurt reporters hunting for secrets.

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David Letterman's Production Company Beats Lawsuit from Royalty Collector

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A judge rejects a lawsuit from Worldwide Subsidy Group. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Tom Cruise Settles Libel Lawsuit with Life & Style Magazine over Suri Story

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Last Year, Tom Cruise filed a lawsuit against Bauer Media Group over a cover story on Life & Style magazine which purported that after his divorce with Katie Holmes, he had “abandoned” his daughter Suri. This week, that libel lawsuit, which sought damages of $50 million, was settled.

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Stan Lee Drops $1B Lawsuit Against POW! Entertainment for "Stealing" His Name and Likeness

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Stan Lee has dismissed his $1 billion lawsuit against POW! Entertainment for fraud and conversion, two months after he filed it. read more. THR, Esq. Heat Vision Movies Movies THR Online Stan Lee

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

Johnny Depp Settles Blockbuster Lawsuit Against Business Managers

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About a month away from a trial that would have captivated the entertainment industry, Johnny Depp has settled his blockbuster lawsuit against his former business managers.

'Pokemon Go' Sparks $5M Class Action Lawsuit

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Pokemon Go' is unjustly profiting by encouraging its users to be nuisances, the lawsuit says. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online Pokemon Go

CNN Beats Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

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The network was sued by an employee who says he was passed over for promotions because of his race and complaints to HR about discrimination. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online CNN

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Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Over Tom Petty, Weezer, Neil Young Songs

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Wixen Music Publishing files a new lawsuit that also covers music from Rage Against the Machine, The Doors, Steely Dan and many others. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online International

Judge Rejects AEG's Bid to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Christina Grimmie's Death

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The lawsuit will now explore the singer's employment relationship with the concert promoter and whether the June 10, 2016, shooting in Orlando, Florida, was foreseeable.

Producers Move to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Jenni Rivera TV Series

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Competing biopics about the Mexican-American superstar are at the center of a lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: Justin Bieber Copyright Lawsuit Revived

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A roundup of entertainment law news including resolution to lawsuits against Sharon Stone and the Tea Party HD founder. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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Law Firm Snared in $312K Email Scam Loses Lawsuit to Recover from Bank

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Yesterday, the firm lost a second time, when the Massachusetts Appeals Court dismissed the firm’s lawsuit seeking to recover the lost funds from the bank. It is one of the most-common email scams targeting law firms.

Taylor Swift Shakes Off Copyright Lawsuit

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The artist was sued by the songwriters behind 3LW's "Playas Gon' Play." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Taylor Swift

ROSS Comes Out Swinging, Vows To Fight Thomson Reuters’ Lawsuit Alleging Data Theft

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The legal research startup ROSS Intelligence came out fighting this morning in response to a lawsuit filed against it yesterday by Thomson Reuters alleging ROSS surreptitiously stole content from Westlaw to build its own competing legal research product.

Judge Judy's $47 Million Annual Salary Questioned in CBS Lawsuit

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A breach of contract lawsuit filed against CBS reveals the figure. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Michael Jackson Documentary Lawsuit Moves Toward Trial

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Michael: The Last Photo Shoots' is at the center of a copyright dispute. read more. THR, Esq. Music Movies Music 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

Rosenberg v. SAG Lawsuit Dismissed

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The lawsuit filed 1-1/2 years ago by SAG's then-president Alan Rosenberg against his own union has finally been dismissed, according to court records and a source with knowledge of the matter. The dismissal actually came several weeks ago, but appears not to have previously been reported.

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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

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

CAA Agent Cameron Mitchell Fired Following Sexual-Assault Lawsuit

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The agent "emphatically denies any wrongdoing" in response to a lawsuit from an actress who alleged sexual assault. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online CAA Representation nsfs

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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

Twitter Hit With Class Action Lawsuit for Eavesdropping on Direct Messages

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Lawsuit targets algorithms that "intercept" and replace links. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business 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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After Anton Yelchin Death, Jeep Class Action Lawsuits Consolidate in Michigan

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More than a dozen lawsuits blame the automobile manufacturer for incidents like the one that killed Anton Yelchin. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies 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

PETA Takes Infamous "Monkey Selfie" Lawsuit to Appeals Court

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The lawsuit that made copyright lawyers go ape is back for another round. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech 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

Comcast Ridicules $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

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"Preposterous," "offensive," "entirely fantastical" and "shameful" are just some of the adjectives that Comcast uses to describe a lawsuit in a motion to dismiss.

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

Judge Dismisses Fraud Lawsuit Over 50 Cent's "P.I.M.P."

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The 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' track was at the center of a lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Pierce Brosnan's 'Survivor' Triggers BitTorrent Piracy Lawsuit from Producers

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The film is the latest to prompt litigation from Avi Lerner, who has fought piracy of his 'Expendables' franchise in previous lawsuits. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Tech Business THR Online Avi Lerner Lionsgate Milla Jovovich Pierce Brosnan The Expendables

'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.

Bill Cosby Will Give New Deposition in Janice Dickinson's Defamation Lawsuit

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The comedian testified in October in a separate lawsuit over an alleged sexual assault. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Business THR Online Bill Cosby

Starz Beats 'Power' Copyright Lawsuit

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A writer had claimed the series infringes on his rights in 'Tribulation of a Ghetto Kid.' read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online