Rupert Murdoch Beats Lawsuit Over News Corp. Shareholder Rights

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A Delaware judge examines whether a "poison pill" agreement transferred in the 2013 split between News Corp. and 21st Century Fox. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online Rupert Murdoch

News Corp. Able to Dismiss Shareholder Lawsuit Over Hacking Fallout

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Rebekah Brooks News Corp. The plaintiffs failed to show misleading statements during the relevant time period. read more. The Business Rupert Murdoch THR Online THR, Esq. Business

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News Corp. Challenges Angelina Jolie Stunt Double's Wiretapping Lawsuit

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The Business News Corp Movies THR, Esq. The company looks to stop the first claim brought in the United States by an alleged hacking victim and points to the activity happening in the U.K. in the ongoing hacking scandal. read more. Angelina Jolie Business

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Settles Shareholder Lawsuit for $139 Million

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News Corp. As part of a deal, the company agrees to set up a "whistleblowing hotline" as well as put a "political activity policy" on its website. read more. The Business Rupert Murdoch THR, Esq. Business

Judge Approves News Corp.'s $139 Million Shareholder Settlement

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News Corp. Company gets money from insurers in exchange for setting up corporate governance reforms. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Business

News Corp. Defending MySpace Verification Lawsuit Amid Fake Wendi Deng Twitter Outcry

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Tech Tech Business MySpace News Corp. Eriq Gardner One possible reason why it's not in Rupert Murdoch's best interest to sue the social networking site. read more. THR, Esq. Rupert Murdoch Twitter Wendi Deng

Read Angelina Jolie Stunt Double's Wiretapping Lawsuit Against News Corp.

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The Business News of the World THR, Esq. News Corp. Eunice Huthart says that tabloids were getting exclusives on the actress by intercepting her voice messages. read more. Angelina Jolie Business

Concerns About Police Presence At News Corp

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Lawyers and media experts say a large police contingent now investigating the behaviors at News Corp, the parent company of defunct News of the World, is bad news for press freedom. They note that having so many investigators on the

Angelina Jolie Might Testify in News Corp's Phone Hacking Lawsuit

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The stunt double suing News Corp in the United States says that a U.K. compensation scheme set up by the company has been "unfair" to victims and that U.S. courts should have an opportunity to address the "increasing threat to privacy." read more. Home International Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Angelina Jolie Business

More On the News Corp Debacle

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Meanwhile, their media empire now faces investigation from the FBI on claims that some News Corp employees may have After resisting the idea of appearing before a House of Commons committee, Rupert and James Murdoch now say they will appear.

News Corp. Subsidiary Can't Dodge Defamation Suit Over Chris Brown-Drake Fight Story

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The Daily quoted a person's Twitter feed. But just because it was an accurate quote doesn't mean it can't be defamatory. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

News Corp Opposed Google’s European Commission Settlement Offer; Welcomed Competition Commission Reconsideration

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Chris Castle : Regardless of how you feel about News Corp, it helps when they take the side of creators against Google. Originally posted on News Corp : News Corp Opposed Google’s European Commission Settlement Offer; Welcomed Competition Commission Reconsideration. Mr. Thomson said News Corp also opposed the proposed five year term of a settlement, noting that “five years is an eternity in internet time.”.

Lance Armstrong Settles With News Corp's Sunday Times

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A "mutually acceptable" agreement resolves a dispute over whether Armstrong lied during a libel lawsuit nearly a decade ago. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Business

News Corp. Empire Under Duress

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So back to production he goes, knowing that there's nowhere for News Corp to go in this economy--with Murdoch's many media properties--but down. Tags: Moguls Rupert Murdoch News Corp Peter Chernin Rupert Murdoch Twentieth Century Fox Kim Masters lays out what's at stake for Rupert Murdoch's empire, asking : (Isn’t it odd that while Sumner Redstone can’t push his children out of his company fast enough, Murdoch seems to have trouble drawing his children in?).

Hollywood Docket: Megaupload Wants Dismissal; News Corp. Sued by Shareholders

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A roundup of legal news in the entertainment industry. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business Kim Dotcom

News Corp May Split Into News and Entertainment Companies

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Rupert Murdoch is apparently thinking about breaking up his News International Corporation into two different companies. According to a number of media reports, the two new companies would be made up of a publshing company and an entertainment company.

A Teachable Moment: Google’s Insulting Reply to News Corp Tells the New Regime in Brussels What It Needs to Know

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News Corp’s CEO Robert Thompson wrote a complaint to Mr. Almunia regarding Google’s position in the piracy food chain among other things. Mr. Thompson made a couple key points about Google from the point of view of News Corp as a content creator. How does Google respond to News Corp? No word yet on whether News Corp will respond in kind. “Up

News Corp Will Stop Publishing London Paper

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The freebie London Paper will shut down, a victim of the economy. Read more here

Rupert Murdoch Divorce: Meet His Attorney

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Ira Garr will represent the News Corp. News Corp. chairman -- who is worth $11.2 billion -- in his divorce from third wife Wendi Deng. read more. The Business International Rupert Murdoch THR, Esq. Wendi Deng Business

Fox Mobile Sale Triggers $100 Million Lawsuit

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An executive says that he recruited the individuals who bought the company from News Corp. News Corp. then was pushed aside. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Tech Business

AN EPIC INTERNET COPYRIGHT BATTLE ON THE HORIZON? MICROSOFT AND NEWS CORP. VS. GOOGLE, MAYBE

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The internet is just beginning to buzz today regarding news that Microsoft has reportedly approached Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. to discuss a deal whereby News Corp. would “delist&# its websites from Google (and, most likely, other search engines that are not using Microsoft’s Bing search engine) in exchange for cash from Microsoft. The Financial Times describes [.].

Rupert Murdoch's $1 Billion Hacking Scandal You Haven't Heard About

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The Business Business News Corp. Eriq Gardner How a Murdoch employee got caught up in a drama that would eventually lead to a $1 billion lawsuit by some of Murdoch's competitors. read more. THR, Esq. Rupert Murdoch

Hollywood Docket: Vivendi class action win; News Corp.'s $500 million settlement; 'Sherlock' tops most-pirated list

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Entertainment law news this morning: Shareholders have scored a huge class action victory against Vivendi that could net up to $9 billion in damages. The shareholders had accused the French entertainment giant of misstating its financial health in 2001 and.

Rupert Murdoch Divorce Filing: What's Next (Analysis)

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News Corp. Look for the 82-year-old to alter his will -- and if he dies before the divorce is finalized, a quirk of divorce law would award most of his assets to Wendi. read more. The Business Rupert Murdoch THR, Esq. Wendi Deng Business

Rupert Murdoch's Sunday Times Sues Lance Armstrong

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News Corp. The suit for more than $1.6 million is tied to the settlement of a libel case a few years ago after the paper reprinted doping claims against the cyclist. read more. The Business Lance Armstrong Rupert Murdoch THR, Esq. Business

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Fox Sports Sued for Race Discrimination by Fired African American Executive

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Jerry Davis claims no black person has ever held a position above vp at the News Corp. division. read more. THR, Esq. Television Fox Sports Net

The Problem With the DSK Libel Lawsuit

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Eriq Gardner Woman claims News Corp.-owned owned paper falsely accused her of being a prostitute, but was she a public figure? read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Judge Dismisses Angelina Jolie Stunt Double's Wiretapping Lawsuit

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News Corp. successfully argues that if a claim is to come for intercepting voicemails for use in tabloid reports, it should proceed in the U.K. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Angelina Jolie Business

Appeals Court Narrows Lawsuit Brought by Duchess Fergie's Former Lover

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News Corp beats a libel claim over a story about cocaine and prostitutes — and as far as an apology from Rupert Murdoch, an appeals court states that's "a public relations message; nothing more." read more. THR, Esq. Business Culture Business THR Online International

Appeals Court Gives MySpace Celebrity-Spotter Lawsuit New Life

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Eriq Gardner A panel of appellate justices reverses a lower court's decision to dismiss a lawsuit against News Corp for stealing a celebrity verification idea for MySpace. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business

Rupert and Wendi Murdoch Agree On Divorce Settlement

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The Hollywood Reporter has a story on the divorce settlement of News Corp''s Rupert Murdoch and wife Wendi here. The couple, married fourteen years, has two daughters. Terms of the settlement are confidential

Hollywood Docket: DreamWorks' Royalty Collection; 'X Factor' Conspiracy; 'Looper' FX Lawsuit

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A roundup of some new lawsuits including the allegation that News Corp. could be on the hook for billions of dollars over in-store coupons. read more. The Business Looper The X Factor THR, Esq. DreamWorks Animation Business

New York Post Editor Forced to Answer Rupert Murdoch 'Monkey Cartoon' Questions

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In an ongoing discrimination lawsuit, a judge says that NYP editor-in-chief Col Allan can't assert "editorial privilege" to shield conversations he had with the News Corp. mogul about a decision to publish a controversial Obama cartoon. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Hollywood Docket: 'Dungeons & Dragons' Trial; Prince vs. Bootleggers; 'Home Improvement' Lawsuit

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A roundup of entertainment law news including why Angelina Jolie''s residence is coming up in a News Corp. hacking lawsuit. read more. The Business Music Movies THR Online Warner Bros. THR, Esq. Hasbro Inc. Universal Pictures Kenny Chesney Angelina Jolie Business

Angelina Jolie Stunt Double Fights to Keep Phone Hacking Lawsuit in U.S.

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with claims of how News Corp. Eunice Huthart argues she will be "thrust into the litigation equivalent of purgatory" if forced to go to the U.K. tabloids dug up juicy gossip about the actress. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Angelina Jolie Business

Hollywood Docket Top 5: Murdoch vs. Google; Fox vs. Scientologists; Verizon vs. TiVo

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Within a long profile of Murdoch and News Corp, a senior media executive who recently conferred with Murdoch says he's readying a lawsuit. When can we expect the anticipated copyright showdown between Rupert Murdoch and Google? He's pretty tightly wound.

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Fox, Times Warner Cable Extend Talks Over Fees For Carriage

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Fox (owned by News Corp) and Time Warner Cable have extended their talks over fees that Fox wants from Time Warner to carry its stations. The contract between the two media giants expired at midnight New Year's Eve, but negotiators

How Talent Loses if Aereo Wins

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As a result, News Corp. Follow the money and discover an unstated reason the Hollywood unions weighed in with briefs opposing the new service. Several weeks ago, Fox, PBS and several other companies were hit with a 2-1 federal court of appeals ruling rebuffing their attempt to shut down Aereo, a new service backed by Barry Diller.

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Chernin: 'Wolverine' downloaded more than 4 million times

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By Matthew Belloni Outgoing News Corp president and COO Peter Chernin said something pretty surprising on an earnings call today. He mentioned the company estimates that the leaked "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" has been downloaded 4 million-plus times. If true, that's.

How Secure Is Hulu's Network From Hackers?

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By Eriq GardnerHulu was supposed to be the industry-supported video-streaming website that would help beat back piracy by offering an attractive alternative to illegal file-sharing.The platform, co-owned by NBC Universal, News Corp. and Providence Equity Partners, has found some traction.

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Cat Fight in the Fox’s Den

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spun off TWC) and Fox’s parent, News Corp., Speaking of News Corp., Until moments ago (mid-day Jan. 1), when a deal was reached, Fox was threatening to black out its channels, most notably Fox broadcast, from Time Warner Cable (TWC) unless TWC anted up a subscriber fee of reportedly $1 per subscriber per month. Historically, cable networks such as HBO, Showtime, AMC, etc. got those fees, but broadcast networks didn’t.

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#irespectmusic: House Judiciary Voting Today on HR 1695 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act

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News Corp. News Media Alliance. The House Committee on the Judiciary says the House will vote on HR 1695 today–the bipartisan Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act. If you haven’t already, call your House member today and ask them to vote YES on HR 1695! “Today the House of Representatives will consider the bipartisan Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act ( H.R.

More Nondenial Denials from Google, the “Platform for Piracy”

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As noted last week, News Corp sent a letter to the competition authority for the European Union that is currently investigating Google for a host of violations. The latest is from News Corp, whose CEO called even more attention to Google’s crony treatment by the European Commission ( according to the BBC ): The chief executive of NewsCorp has written to the European Commission calling for a tougher approach to search giant Google.