Lionsgate Sues Over 'Expendables 3' Leak (Exclusive)

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Lionsgate Movies THR Online THR, Esq. The studio says it learned on July 24 that a copy of the action film had been stolen. read more. The Expendables 3 Business

Lionsgate Partner Sues Emmett/Furla Affiliate Over Robert De Niro Heist Film

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The Business Movies Business THR Online Lionsgate Robert De NiroGerman exhibition plans are allegedly interfering with distribution rights in North America. read more. THR, Esq.

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Lionsgate Goes to War Over 'Twiharder' Movie

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Lionsgate Movies THR Online THR, Esq. The studio files a countersuit against producers and is alleging the "parody" of "Twilight" is out-of-bounds. read more. Business

Lionsgate Defeats '50/50' Trademark Lawsuit

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The Business Movies Business Lionsgate 50/50A music label says it had "50/50" first. A judge watches the movie and says it doesn't matter. read more. THR, Esq.

'Twilight' Parody Company Sues Lionsgate for $500 Million

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The Business Lionsgate Movies THR, Esq. The plaintiff wasn''t able to find a distributor for "Twiharder" but they have a lawyer with a pretty outrageous idea. read more. Twilight Business

Lionsgate Sued Over Music Used in LeBron James Documentary

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Movies Movies Lionsgateedit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) A songwriter says that his music was used in 'More Than A Game' without permission. read more. THR, Esq.

Two Men Charged in Scheme to Defraud Lionsgate

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The Business Business LionsgateEriq Gardner A former executive at the "Hunger Games" studio is out on bail after allegedly inflating the number of DVD cardboard advertising cases purchased. read more. THR, Esq.

Lionsgate Wins Appellate Ruling in '50/50' Trademark Fight

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The Business Seth Rogen Lionsgate Movies THR, Esq. The 7th Circuit says that the chances of victory for any trademark plaintiff suing a film company over a movie title are zilch when no confusion is alleged. read more. Joseph Gordon-Levitt Business

Hollywood Docket: Superman Legal Fees; Telenovela Infringement; Lionsgate Lawsuit

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The Business Telemundo Lionsgate THR, Esq. A roundup of entertainment law news including the expensive battle over Superman rights, a battle over Spanish-language programming and a Fox settlement. read more. DC Comics National Geographic Channel Business

Jillian Michaels Makes $10 Million Legal Claim Over Lionsgate's YouTube Channel

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The ''Biggest Loser'' star alleges that Lionsgate violated a distribution agreement by allowing anyone to stream her videos for free. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Lionsgate Sued for Snarling at "Nobody Puts Your Old 401(K) in the Corner" Advertisement

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Lionsgate allegedly demanded a seven-figure license from TD America for infringing a line from the Patrick Swayze movie. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Lionsgate Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit From Former 'Wendy Williams Show' Intern

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ICM Warner Music Group Wendy Williams Lionsgate NBCUniversal THR Online THR, Esq. Anthony Tart''s case resembles others against ICM, Warner Music and more read more. Television Fox Searchlight Pictures Viacom Business

Lionsgate battling 'Saw 3D' distributor

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By Eriq Gardner As Lionsgate prepares to release the next chapter in its lucrative "Saw" franchise, the studio is dealing with a nightmare situation involving one of its European distributors. Yesterday, Lionsgate went to a California judge seeking declaratory relief.

Lionsgate Sues Over 'Dirty Dancing' Ad Spoof

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Ameritrade's tagline was, "Nobody puts your old 401(k) in the corner." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Lionsgate Beats $55M Lawsuit for Overdubbing Actress' Voice in Movie

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An appeals court says Paz de la Huerta hasn't offered proof of damages from a second actress recording voiceover narration in "Nurse 3D." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Weinsteins, Lionsgate settling 'Precious' litigation

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and Lionsgate have agreed to a complete settlement that will end the bicoastal litigation over ownership of. By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: The long-running legal battle over "Precious" is about to come to an end. Sources tell us the Weinstein Co.

Icahn sues Lionsgate over equity swap

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By Etan Vlessing Carl Icahn is taking Lionsgate to court to overturn its debt-for-equity swap with major shareholder Mark Rachesky. Icahn on Monday said he filed a lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court against Lionsgate, its board of.

Lionsgate Falls Flat in 'Dirty Dancing' Ad Spoof Lawsuit

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A judge throws out the film studio's trademark claims over an advertisement with the tagline, "Nobody puts your old 401(k) in the corner." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Lionsgate Ordered to Pay $5.8M to 'Biggest Loser' Star Jillian Michaels Over YouTube Channel

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An arbitrator concludes that videos streamed online for free damaged her brand and ability to profit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Lionsgate Busts a Move in 'Dirty Dancing' Lawsuit Against Bank

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A judge rules that TD Ameritrade's "early arrival at the courthouse steps will not be rewarded." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Lionsgate Beats Shareholder Lawsuit Over Failure to Disclose SEC Probe

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Investors claimed that the studio had a duty to report a federal investigation about its tactics against Carl Icahn. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Tyler Perry, Lionsgate Win 'Good Deeds' Lawsuit

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A writer fails to convince a judge that the 2012 film was substantially similar to his own book. read more. Movies THR, Esq. Tyler Perry Business

Starz Stockholder Sues John Malone Over $4.4B Sale to Lionsgate

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The suit likens the Liberty Global mogul to a family patriarch forcing a marriage between "kissing cousins" for his own financial gain. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Hollywood Docket: Chubby Checker Settles Penis Size App Lawsuit

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A roundup of entertainment law news including the "Godzilla" fraud fight, a Lionsgate shareholder lawsuit and Fox''s UK "Glee" problems. The Business Glee Lionsgate THR Online THR, Esq.

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TV Biopic of Surfing Family Threatened In Life Rights Lawsuit

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The matriarch of the "first family of surfing" says Lionsgate is developing the project without her husband's life rights. The Business Television Business THR Online Lionsgate

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Lionsgate Reaches Across the Globe to Punish 'Expendables 3' Leak

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Company attorneys are trying to give notice of a copyright lawsuit to defendants living far, far away. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

Lionsgate Gets Judge to Revive Trademark Claim Over 'Dirty Dancing' Ad Spoof

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TD Ameritrade must again face the allegation of diluting "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Lionsgate Sued Over Jenni Rivera Film 'Filly Brown'

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The owners of a popular Latino radio program claim that the movie violates their rights in multiple ways. read more. The Business Filly Brown Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Jenni Rivera Business

Lionsgate's $1.3M Settlement With Ex-Interns Gets Preliminary Approval

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The judge looks at a big 2nd Circuit opinion and decides it doesn't bar class certification here. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Lionsgate vs. The Weinstein Co., The Weinstein Co. vs. Lionsgate

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Lionsgate and The Weinstein Company sued each other today over who has distribution rights to Sundance award-winner "Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire." Here's the Lionsgate complaint for declaratory relief, filed. By Matthew Belloni Welcome to distributor relations, post-'Watchmen'.

Lionsgate, Ex-Model Settle 'Mad Men' Title Sequence Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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A deal to end Gita Hall May''s claim comes on the verge of a hearing over whether the opening credits were protected by the First Amendment. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Business

Joshua Grode Hired at Irell & Manella to Co-Chair Transactions Group

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Hollywood Docket: Lionsgate vs. Icahn; Fox vs. Dish; 'Greek' is most-pirated film

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Lawyers for Lionsgate were in a Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday attempting to throw out a lawsuit brought by Carl Icahn in his ongoing takeover efforts. Lionsgate is also trying to limit discovery, arguing that the studio has already cooperated.

Judge Rules That Eisenberg Lawsuit Against Lionsgate May Proceed

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A Los Angeles trial court judge is allowing Jesse Eisenberg's lawsuit for false advertising and infringement of his right of publicity against Lionsgate to proceed. Mr. Eisenberg (The Social Network) has a cameo in the 2007 film Camp Hell, released

'Hunger Games' Studio Sends Lawyer Letter to Charity Using 'Hunger Is Not a Game' Slogan

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Eriq Gardner Lionsgate cites its trademark and is demanding a stop to the way a group of socially-conscious fans of Harry Potter is promoting its food sustainability efforts. Movies Movies Business Lionsgate Hunger Games

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

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Movies Movies Tech Business THR Online Avi Lerner Lionsgate Milla Jovovich Pierce Brosnan The ExpendablesThe 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.

'All Eyez on Me' Producers Say Suing Journalist Lacked Copyright Registration

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Lionsgate and Morgan Creek demand dismissal of Kevin Powell's copyright lawsuit targeting their Tupac Shakur biopic. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Lionsgate Granted Restraining Order Over 'Expendables 3' Leak

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A California judge orders six torrent sites to stop distributing the Sylvester Stallone film. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Staffing: Lionsgate GC joins Southwestern board; new moves at Reed Smith, Nickelodeon, AMPTP

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Lionsgate general counsel Wayne Levin has joined the board of trustees for LA's Southwestern Law School. Recent entertainment law odds and ends. He's a 1988 graduate of the school. Video game and new media specialist Patrick Sweeney has joined Reed.

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Hollywood Docket: Icahn poisons Lionsgate; Activision class action; Lindsay Lohan vs. Michael Lohan

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Lionsgate says it will launch legal action against a Canadian stock market regulator to overturn a ban on its “poison pill” defense to block Carl Icahn’s $825 million takeover bid. [FT] FT] A group of 38 current and former employees of.