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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

'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

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

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

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

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

'Zootopia' Lawsuit: Plot Similarities Detailed by Writer Suing Disney

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Esplanade Pictures sued Disney in March, claiming its film copied the work of writer Gary L. Goldman who had pitched his franchise idea to the animation powerhouse in 2000 and 2009. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Breaking: Court Dismisses Fastcase’s Lawsuit Against Casemaker

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A lawsuit by Fastcase against Casemaker that many hoped would define the parameters of copyright in government information has been dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. A year ago, Fastcase preemptively filed the declaratory judgment lawsuit against Casemaker in federal court in Atlanta after Casemaker served it a written notice demanding it take down from its […].

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

'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

'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

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

Porn Actors' HIV Lawsuits Aren't Covered, Insurer Says

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The insurer argues that it has already paid "appropriate medical expenses" related to the claims. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

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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

'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

Buzzfeed Wins Right to Discover Truth in $11 Million Lawsuit Over "Bullsh*t News"

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Michael Leidig's first summary judgment bid in a libel lawsuit is rejected. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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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

Lawsuit Challenging PACER Fees Certified As Class Action

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A federal lawsuit challenging as excessive the fees charged by PACER, the federal courts’ electronic records system, has been certified as a class action. The post Lawsuit Challenging PACER Fees Certified As Class Action appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle in the District of Columbia approved the class of “[a]ll individuals and entities who have paid fees for the use of PACER within the past […].

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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

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

'Home Improvement' Profits Lawsuit Against Disney Revived by Appeals Court

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The 1990s TV show starring Tim Allen made more than a billion dollars, and now producers will get a chance to fight over Disney's conduct related to participation statements. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Former Top BET Exec Claims "Misogynistic Culture" in Discrimination Lawsuit

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Fired in March while on leave for breast cancer, Zola Mashariki says in her complaint that rampant harassment of women "begins at the top of the corporate structure." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Cher Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Album Cover Typeface

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A graphic designer alleges his work was used for the singer's album "Closer to the Truth." read more. THR, Esq. Music 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

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

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

Snapchat Accused of Misleading Investors in Ex-Employee's Lawsuit

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An ex-Snapchat employee says he was fired just weeks after the company poached him from Facebook and is being blackballed. Snap says his claims have no merit. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Hollywood Docket: "Blackout" to Be Defined in NFL Sunday Ticket Lawsuit

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Plus, a lawsuit over a Kim Kardashian West-inspired Christmas sweater and an ESPN commentator sues for wrongful termination. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Daily Mail Trumps Melania’s Lawsuit Over Escort Story

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"It would be unreasonable as a matter of constitutional due process for this Court to exert jurisdiction over MMI or MailOnline in the State of Maryland," writes the judge. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online Melania Trump

NBC's 'Timeless' Hit With Copyright Lawsuit

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The suit claims the show is a ripoff of a Spanish series. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Timeless

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Beyonce Asks Court to Toss 'Lemonade' Lawsuit

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The star's lawyer argues her visual album and the short film it's accused of mimicking are "a textbook example" of what does not constitute copyright infringement. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Lemonade