@ddayan is the Only Journalist Who Gets the Deep Implications of Scarlett Johansson’s Streaming Lawsuit Against the Happiest Place on Earth

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And the best evidence is Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Marvel and Disney for the way Disney bungled the artist relations issues surrounding the release of Black Widow. David Dayan at The American Prospect nails the real labor relations issues underlying this pivotal lawsuit in his must-read post The Implications of Scarlett Johansson’s Marvel Lawsuit. Artist Rights are Human Rights Streaming Meltdown Black Widlow lawsuit Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit

Justice Department announces lawsuit against Texas over restrictive abortion law

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Justice Department announces lawsuit against Texas over restrictive abortion law

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CNN Faces Growing Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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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Angelo on The Real Cost of Fake News: Smartmatic's $2.7 Billion Defamation Lawsuit Against Fox News

Media Law Prof Blog

Billion Defamation Lawsuit Against Fox News. On February 4, 2021, voting machine company Smartmatic filed a defamation lawsuit against Rudolph Giuliani Michael Conklin, Angelo State University, has published The Real Cost of Fake News: Smartmatic’s $2.7

Brett Ratner Defends Defamation Lawsuit Against Accuser

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Judge Questions Thomson Reuters’ Lawsuit Against ROSS Intelligence

Media Law

During a hearing last Friday in the copyright lawsuit filed by legal research giant Thomson Reuters against legal research startup ROSS Intelligence , the judge presiding over the case questioned whether TR’s allegations in its complaint were complete speculation.

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Judge Denies ROSS’s Motion to Dismiss Thomson Reuters’ Copyright Lawsuit

Media Law

The judge in the copyright lawsuit brought by Thomson Reuters against ROSS Intelligence has denied ROSS’s motion to dismiss the case, finding that TR’s allegations are sufficient to allow the case to proceed to discovery. See all stories about this lawsuit.

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

Legal Research Company ROSS to Shut Down Under Pressure of Thomson Reuters’ Lawsuit

Media Law

“The company will continue as a going concern so that the facts at the heart of this lawsuit are brought to light and so that Westlaw’s tactics — using litigation as a weapon and stifling competition — do not succeed,” the statement said. Lawsuit Thwarted Growth.

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

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. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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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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New York Times Beats Sarah Palin Defamation Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Defamation by Tweet – Court Case Reminds Broadcasters to Take Cease and Desist Requests about Attack Ads Seriously

Broadcast Law Blog

That lawsuit urged the same change in defamation law suggested in the Supreme Court opinions, and also alleged that the implications in the article were false, as Nunes know nothing about the migrant laborers.

Producers Move to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Jenni Rivera TV Series

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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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Fastcase Refiles Its Federal Lawsuit Against Casemaker

Media Law

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.

Rosenberg v. SAG Lawsuit Dismissed

Digital Media Law

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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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

'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

'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

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

Law of Hollywood Land

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. The post Tom Cruise Settles Libel Lawsuit with Life & Style Magazine over Suri Story appeared first on Law of Hollywoodland. Lawsuit

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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

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

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

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

Breaking: Court Dismisses Fastcase’s Lawsuit Against Casemaker

Media Law

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 […].

'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

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. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online Johnny Depp

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. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business 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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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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ROSS Asks Court to Dismiss Thomson Reuters’ Lawsuit, Decrying It As A Monopolistic Tactic

Media Law

Today, ROSS filed its first formal response to the lawsuit, filing a motion to dismiss in the U.S. But in its motion to dismiss, ROSS argues that TR brought the lawsuit solely because it sees ROSS as a threat to its monopoly over access to public legal texts.

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

Media Law

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.

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

Lawsuit Challenging PACER Fees Certified As Class Action

Media Law

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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Mystery Redaction in Spotify Filing for Eight Mile Style Lawsuit

Music Technology Policy

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. Therefore, normal practice on sealing materials in this vitally important lawsuit should be balanced against strong legitimate public interest. “We never get accustomed to being less important to other people than they are to us.”. Holly Martins in The Third Man by Graham Greene.

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

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