SiriusXM Wins New York Case Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

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The 2nd Circuit rules that the satcaster deserves summary judgment and the lawsuit from Flo & Eddie should be dismissed. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

New York Appeals Court Rules No Public Performance Rights in Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

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In a big victory for SiriusXM and a major setback for owners of older sound recordings, a lower court's decision is reversed. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Hulk Hogan's Lead Lawyer Explains How His Team Beat "Arrogant," "Defiant" Gawker (Guest Column)

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The Business Business THR Weekly Magazine Hulk Hogan New York IssueFresh from a $140 million verdict, the wrestler’s lead attorney Charles Harder reveals his winning strategy, the mistakes Nick Denton made and the crazy backstory behind a surreal (and influential) trial. read more.

New York-based Entertainment Law Firm Launches

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THR staff The launch of 3BLaw follows success for clients at the Sundance Film Festival. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

New York Fashion Week Does the Catwalk Into a Courtroom

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Bigger is better when it comes to studio space. read more. THR, Esq. Style Movies Style Business THR Online

New York Duo Sued Over $81M Ponzi Scheme Aimed at Broadway Shows, Concerts

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The scheme involved claiming to re-sell tickets to popular events including 'Hamilton' shows and Adele concerts. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

Ex-Fugees Rapper Gets Good News, Bad News in Defamation Lawsuit Against New York Post

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An appeals court revives Pras' lawsuit, but if he wants to move forward, he'll need to do a better job of pleading "actual malice." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

Lawsuit Dismissed Over Virtual Furniture On HGTV's 'Selling New York'

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Eriq Gardner To entice a buyer for a high-end property in New York, a real estate broker featured on HGTV digitally recreated what the apartment would look like furnished.

Melania Trump's Defamation Lawsuit Against Mail Media Moves to New York

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The First Lady also settles her defamation claim against a Maryland blogger. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Kesha Drops California Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke, New York Case Continues

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The pop star has delivered 28 new songs to Dr. Luke's label, according to her attorney. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Kesha

Super Bowl Madness: 6 Big Legal Questions (and Answers)

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Television Television New England Patriots New York Giants Super Bowl Super Bowl 2012Eriq Gardner It's only the "Big Game." What could possibly go wrong? read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

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WME-IMG and CFDA Facing $10M Lawsuit for "Usurping" New York Fashion Week Trademark

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The agency and CFDA conspired to steal the trademark after Mercedes-Benz pulled out as sponsor of its annual fashion event, a lawsuit claims. read more. THR, Esq. Style Style THR Online

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

New York Judge Halts Fox Lawsuit Over Dish Ad-Skipper (Exclusive)

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District Court Judge Laura Swain has just issued a temporary restraining order against the network. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business

Donald Trump's New York Times Visit Through the Prism of the World Chess Championship

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And what a court decision Tuesday says about media's future moves. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two Republican Senators Defect - The New York Times

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Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two Republican Senators Defect - The New York Times

FanDuel Faults New York AG for "Flawed" Analysis of Website's Legality

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As the daily fantasy sports operator is told to stop operations in New York, media companies have a direct stake in the outcome. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Bethenny Frankel Settles $100 Million Manager Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Television Television Bethenny Frankel The Real Housewives of New York CityRaw Talent sued the reality TV mogul claiming a share of her Skinnygirl Cocktail empire. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

New York Moves to Uphold Live Fighting Ban as UFC Popularity Soars

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Here's how New York is answering a legal punch. Eriq Gardner The majority owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship believes its fighters have constitutionally-protected rights to express themselves. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business UFC

New York Appeals Court Revives Convicted Murderer's Lawsuit Over Lifetime Biopic

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Too much fictionalization can negate a newsworthiness exception to a privacy statute. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Switching Consumer Device to Ad-Supported Environment Is Not Deceptive under New York Law

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A recent court ruling suggests the answer is “yes,” at least in New York. The consumers asserted the alleged unilateral insertion of ads violated the consumer protection laws of forty-eight states, including New York General Business Law (GBL) § 349. The district court dismissed the claims, finding that New York law governed and that the allegations did not describe any misleading or deceptive conduct or actual injury.

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Infringement of Minors' New York Right of Publicity by Facebook "Like" and "Friend Finder" Features

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In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the service’s “Like&# and “Friend Finder&# features. Contracts New York Civil Rights Law § 50 minor right of publicity

Looking At Courts and Social Movements in "New York Times v. Sullivan"

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Paul Horwitz, University of Alabama School of Law, is publishing Institutional Actors in New York Times v. Sullivan in the Georgia Law Review (forthcoming). Here is the abstract. This Article was written for a symposium held at the University of

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Appeals Court Revives Defamation Lawsuit Against New York Times Over Slavery Quote

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Walter Block alleges that when the paper quoted him as saying slavery was "not so bad," it took his thoughts out of context. read more. THR, Esq. Business Culture Business THR Online

Why is the New York Times Coverage on Artist Rights So Oddly Inconsistent?

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If you read the New York Times Sunday Magazine (which probably means you’re over 40 or live inside of the Acela corridor), you may have noticed a story last week titled “ The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t “ This piece is another of these “Sky is Rising” type things bankrolled by the Computer & Communications Industry Association, aka Google. The real question is what is the New York Times up to.

'Learning to Drive' Producers Urge Dismissal of Former New York Times Columnist's Lawsuit

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Randy Cohen, aka "The Ethicist," alleges in a defamation lawsuit that the film's trailer characterizes him as an adulterer. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

'Biggest Loser' Doctor Sues Former Contestant and New York Post for Libel

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Robert Huizenga, better known as Dr. H, claims the New York Post intentionally published false and defamatory statements about him, including that he encouraged unsafe and illegal weight loss methods on the show.

Jurisdiction and New York Times v. Sullivan

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Wasserman, Florida International University College of Law, has published A Jurisdictional Perspective on New York Times v. Sullivan: An Essay in Honor of Martin Redish in volume 107 of the New York Times v. Howard M. Sullivan, arguably the Supreme

Homeland Battlefield Act Portion Found Unconstitutional By New York Judge

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Homeland Battlefield Act Portion Found Unconstitutional By New York Judge

Court Upholds $7 Million Judgment Against 'Real Housewives of New York' Star Sonja Morgan

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THR Staff A judge rules Morgan is personally liable for fraudulent conduct against Hannibal Pictures after pulling out of financing a movie. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Movies Business

New York Parking Spot Guardians Claim TV Studios Owe Them Overtime

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Production assistants on "Elementary" and "Limitless" say timekeeping records are being falsified. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

New York Court Rules "Gay" Statement Not Slanderous Per Se

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A New York state appellate court has ruled that the statement that someone is gay is not slanderous per se. In doing so, the court overruled the Matherson v. Marcello ("Good Rats") case of 1984. Citing among others the Lawrence

Media Companies Just Got More Bad News in Gawker Bankruptcy

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A New York judge decides that California's free speech statute conflicts with federal rules. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register

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Today’s New York State Register includes a Notice of Proposed Rule Making from the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) regarding the regulation of virtual currency ( “Regulation of the Conduct of Virtual Currency Businesses,” No. New York is the first state to actually propose such a licensing requirement for virtual currency businesses.

UFC Sues to Overturn New York Ban on Live Mixed Martial Arts

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Eriq Gardner A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims the law is a violation of the 1st Amendment. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television UFC

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Pitbull Tests Lindsay Lohan's Questionable New York Residency Claim in Her Lawsuit

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Eriq Gardner A rapper being sued by the actress points out how ridiculous it is for Lohan to claim she lives in the state. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Music Lindsay Lohan

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Hollywood Docket Top 5: No Oscars for New York?; Lady Gaga nipple; 'Price is Right' pregnancy suit

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A dispute over cable retrans fees threatens to remove ABC from Cablevision subscribers in the New York tri-state region just in time for the Oscars telecast. Cablevision says it's not fair for Disney/ABC to hold its viewers hostage. THR, PaidContent].

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Investors Sue After Putting Up Money for Movie About New York Yankees

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Eriq Gardner Investors question the reality of 'Keeper of the Pinstripes," set to star Josh Lucas. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business

Ken Burns Wins Fight Against New York City Over 'Central Park Five' Research

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A judge quashes a subpoena on outtakes, ruling that the filmmakers were independent, and that the city has failed to demonstrate relevancy and the unavailability of information through alternative sources. read more. Movies THR, Esq. Business

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New York SAG Election Becoming a Tinderbox

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Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” Tom Hanks and Alec Baldwin endorse USAN, while OSU issues a bill of particulars and personal attacks fly in all directions. With both factions pro-merger, members wonder why they’re fighting. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. _. available on Amazon (also in a Kindle edition). Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too.