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

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

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

'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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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

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.

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

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

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

'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

'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 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

'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.

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

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

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 […].

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

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

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 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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

'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

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.

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

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