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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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

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Drops Libel Lawsuits Against Buzzfeed, Fusion GPS

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The lawsuits challenged what was said about him in the infamous "Trump Dossier." read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics Tech THR Online

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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

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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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.

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

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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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.

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

'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

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. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Politics Business THR Online Donald Trump

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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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

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: Settlement in Antitrust Lawsuit Over Broadway Casting

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A legal news roundup including a coming trial against ESPN, a settlement by CBS and a new Supreme Court case about copyright lawsuit standards. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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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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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

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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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

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

Howard Stern Beats Lawsuit Over Airing of I.R.S. Agent's Call With Taxpayer

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government also prevails in the lawsuit, which was triggered when a tax agent called Stern's radio show and was briefly put on hold. The U.S. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Bill Cosby's Ex-Lawyer Marty Singer Escapes Janice Dickinson Lawsuit

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For the second time, Bill Cosby's ex-lawyer Marty Singer has survived a defamation lawsuit brought by former supermodel Janice Dickinson. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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

Lawsuit Blocks SAG Negotiations

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A lawsuit to be filed this morning by Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg against his own union has blocked scheduled negotiations between the Guild and the studio alliance, or AMPTP. Strangely, none of the board members or executives discussed Rosenberg and Johnson’s impending lawsuit until the end of the meeting, meaning that the litigation came as a surprise for some of the observers.

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."

Rape Lawsuit Against Russell Simmons Dropped

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An aspiring documentary filmmaker sued the mogul in January alleging sexual assault. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online nsfs

Charter Points to FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal in Lawsuit Alleging Netflix Throttling

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The cable giant is arguing that a lawsuit from the New York attorney general is preempted by federal law. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

'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

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

'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

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

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

Donald Trump Can't Stop Discovery in 'Apprentice' Alum's Defamation Lawsuit

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An appeals court denies the president's motion for a stay while the appeal plays out. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Politics Business THR Online

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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Russell Simmons Says Jane Doe's Rape Lawsuit Is a "Vile" Extortion Attempt

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Simmons claims the lawsuit is "pure fiction" and says that the woman didn't mention the date of the alleged incident because it happened in 1988. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Russell Simmons nsfs

Silly Lawsuit Against SAG Dismissed; and More

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Remember the lawsuit that former SAG president Alan Rosenberg and three other Membership First members (1st VP Anne-Marie Johnson and board members Diane Ladd and Kent McCord) filed against their own union? This is the lawsuit that attempted to reinstate former SAG National Executive Director Doug Allen and undo ratification of the SAG-AMPTP collective bargaining agreement. This morning, yet another judge declared the lawsuit moot.

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