Judge Officially Confirms Relativity's Reorganization Plan

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The judge's blessing will allow the studio to move forward in releasing 'Masterminds,' 'The Disappointments Room,' 'Before I Wake,' 'Kidnap,' 'Strangers 2' and other films. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online Relativity Media

LexisNexis Named Publisher of Official Mass. Reports

Media Law

LexisNexis today announced that it has been named official publisher of the Massachusetts Reports, the official publication containing decisions of the Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court. Previously, Thomson Reuters (West) was the official publisher.

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Embattled Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Good for Hollywood, Says Official

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Senior trade official Michael Froman makes the case for the TPP but acknowledges political headwinds. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Australia Chile Japan Mexico New Zealand USA Business THR Online International

Dept. of Justice Makes a Dramatic Change for Music Licensing Official

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Songwriters and music publishers, as well as the U.S. Copyright Office, have voiced vehement opposition to the mandate. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business Billboard

Official: Charlie Sheen Settles Lawsuit With Warner Bros., Chuck Lorre

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Matthew Belloni) The resolution of the $100 million case was reported by THR last week. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Charlie Sheen Chuck Lorre Warner Bros. Television Two and a Half Men

Official: CBS 'Glass House' Restraining Order Denied

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Read the judge's final ruling allowing ABC to air the reality series despite CBS' claim that it is too similar to Big Brother. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television ABC CBS Big Brother The Glass House

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New Official Site for U.S. Code Launched in Beta

Media Law

The official federal government publisher of the U.S. House of Representatives — the entity responsible for preparing and publishing the official U.S. Code yesterday unveiled a beta version of a new U.S. Code website that features a number of enhancements for searching and working with the nation’s governing body of laws. The Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S.

Adobe Officially Launches its All-New Version of Acrobat

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Yesterday, the new products officially launched. The post Adobe Officially Launches its All-New Version of Acrobat appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I wrote last week about Adobe’s impending release of an all new version of its Acrobat PDF software, Acrobat DC, and of the broader Adobe Document Cloud with which Acrobat DC will be tightly integrated.

SAG/AFTRA: Former Mercer Official Rejects Anti-Merger Lawsuit's Reliance on 2003 Mercer Report

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Jonathan Handel The company’s chief actuary at the time the report was written says a study couldn’t spell out plan benefits because benefit choices are a matter for trustees to determine. Another defendants’ expert says a study would “worthless,” but several plaintiffs’ experts disagree. read more.

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It's Official (Again): FCC Arbitrarily Punished CBS For Janet Jackson 'Wardrobe Malfunction'

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Eriq Gardner Remanded from the U.S. Supreme Court, an appeals court once again overturns the FCC's decision to fine CBS for Janet Jackson's performance at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business

It's Official: Disney Denied Appeal of $319M 'Millionaire' Verdict

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Matthew Belloni A federal judge has upheld the massive $319 million jury verdict for Celador. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television

Australian official calls for end to 'Hobbit' spat

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'Happy Birthday to You' Is One Step Closer to Being in the Public Domain

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The song is expected to be officially freed in July. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Effort to Free Civil Rights Anthem May Hinge on Difference Between "Will" and "Shall"

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Is the official narrative on the origins of "We Shall Overcome" one big lie? A judge will soon decide. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Culture THR Online

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ACLU challenges Nevada’s marriage officiant requirements

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DeVoy The ACLU is suing the State of Nevada and Clark County – where Las Vegas is located – over laws that require non-governmental marriage officiants to have a religious affiliation. While anyone can perform a marriage in Nevada, he or she must obtain a certificate to solemnize the marriage based on the [.]. church and state First Amendment religion

Your Elected Officials Just Kicked the First Amendment Square in the Nuts.

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And don’t even think about whining about it. Source. Here’s the text of HR 347, the festering shitburger your government passed and your president signed. Kids, this is no longer an issue of politics and which party sucks more. HR 347 passed with overwhelming support. P.S. Did you know the G8 Summit this spring has [.]. Civil Liberties First Amendment

Your Elected Officials Just Kicked the First Amendment Square in the Nuts.

The Legal Satyricon

And don’t even think about whining about it. Source. Here’s the text of HR 347, the festering shitburger your government passed and your president signed. Kids, this is no longer an issue of politics and which party sucks more. HR 347 passed with overwhelming support. P.S. Did you know the G8 Summit this spring has [.]. Civil Liberties First Amendment

13TH | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

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'Walking Dead' Creator Frank Darabont's Deposition Unsealed: "We Had Crisis-Level Problems"

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What was the official reason for his firing? Darabont reveals the answer in scorching testimony that rips AMC executives. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Judge Rules 'Krusty Krab' Restaurant Violates Viacom's 'SpongeBob' Rights

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According to opinion, consumers would likely be confused that the defendant's joint is officially licensed like the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

New Zealand National Party Ordered to Pay for Infringing Eminem's "Lose Yourself"

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It's official: Eminem is truly an original. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Politics Business THR Online

Georgia Attorney General Won't Defend Election Officials in Lawsuit Over Wiped Electoral Server

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million voters as well as election officials’ passwords were riddled with security vulnerabilities—and that authorities responsible for the databases failed to fix them within six months of being notified. "Worried about whether U.S. elections are vulnerable to outside interference?

U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials - The New York Times

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Three former Trump campaign officials charged by special counsel

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Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis - The Washington Post

Watch Roots First Official Trailer Clip - Roots | HISTORY

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Watch Roots First Official Trailer Clip - Roots | HISTORY

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say - The Washington Post

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say - The Washington Post

@LThomasMiller: DOJ RELEASES OFFICIAL WRITTEN RULING REGARDING 100% LICENSING

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via @LThomasMiller: DOJ RELEASES OFFICIAL WRITTEN RULING REGARDING 100% LICENSING — Artist Rights WatchNSAI Board President and Songwriter Lee Thomas Miller: “I cannot emphasize strongly enough how ludicrous this DOJ ruling is. The government is wrong on this and I think they know it.

Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer - The New York Times

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"WASHINGTON — American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Flynn, a retired general who was advising Mr. Trump, the officials said.

Usman on Defamation and Redefining the Public Official

Media Law Prof Blog

Jeffrey Omar Usman, Belmont University College of Law, is publishing Defamation and the Government Employee: Redefining Who Constitutes a Public Official in volume 47 of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal (2015).

Officials Slow With Info On Severity Of Disease In Puerto Rico | Rachel.

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Twitter Sues U.S. Government Over Attempt to Unmask Anti-Trump Tweeters

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The social media giant says immigration officials are demanding records pertaining to @ALT_USCIS and threatening to chill political speech. read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech Business THR Online

Jeff Sessions Must Resign. NYC officials blast Trump's DOJ for calling city 'soft on crime' | MSNBC

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NYC officials blast Trump's DOJ for calling city 'soft on crime' | MSNBC

2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports - The New York Times

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2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports - The New York Times

WGA STRIKE OFFICIALLY OVER

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Writers on both coasts officially ratified the WGA's new pact with the major studios. The agreement, accepted by the WGA's ruling board over two weeks ago on February 10, provides writers with concessions on issues that fueled their strike. These concessions include provisions governing writing for "new media" and a compensation structure for content re-used in new media. The three year deal runs through 2011. The writers ratified this new deal with over 90% in favor of the new agreement.

Bigoted White House chief of staff and retired general John Kelly tried to pressure acting DHS secretary to expel thousands of Hondurans, officials say

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Kelly called Acting Secretary Elaine Duke to pressure her to expel them, according to current and former administration officials. White House chief of staff tried to pressure acting DHS secretary to expel thousands of Hondurans, officials say

OFFICIALS PUSH TO BOLSTER LAW ON WIRETAPPING - NYTimes.com

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OFFICIALS PUSH TO BOLSTER LAW ON WIRETAPPING - NYTimes.com WASHINGTON — Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials , citing lapses in compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal law that requires phone and broadband carriers to ensure that their networks can be wiretapped, federal officials say. An Obama administration task force that includes officials from the Justice and Commerce Departments, the F.B.I.

Trump Asked Top Aides Months Ago if Arpaio Case Could Be Dropped, Officials Say - The New York Times

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"Months before President Trump issued his Friday-night pardon of Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff, the president asked his attorney general and White House counsel whether the case could be dropped altogether, according to four administration officials familiar with the discussion.

Monument in Palisades Park, N.J. Memorializing The Sexual Slavery Of Korean Women In World War II, Irritates Japanese Officials - NYTimes.com

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Irritates Japanese Officials - NYTimes.com Japan needs to face up to it's history of imperialism and human rigjts abuses. Monument in Palisades Park, N.J., It's dastardly crimes against the people of Asia are part of it's past. Unlike Germany, Japan was not forced by the victorious Allies after World War II to atone for it's crimes against humanity.

Police, Officials Resign After Small Missouri Town Elects First Black Female Mayor | Huffington Post

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Police, Officials Resign After Small Missouri Town Elects First Black Female Mayor | Huffington Post

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Officially Charged With Criminal Contempt of Court - NBC News

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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Officially Charged With Criminal Contempt of Court - NBC News

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