Alan Thicke's Sons Claim His Wife Threatened Them With Bad Press to Get More of His Estate

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The actor's sons say they have no choice but to protect their father's legacy from the "avarice and overreaching" of his thid wife. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Alan Thicke

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Futures Committee Turns Focus To Present and Solves A Pressing Problem

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The post Futures Committee Turns Focus To Present and Solves A Pressing Problem appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. On Friday afternoon, I was privileged to witness something remarkable. An American Bar Association committee tasked with crystal-balling the future of law practice suddenly pivoted to address a problem very much in the present and, in a matter of a few hours, solved it. As I made the long drive home from Legaltech in New […].

Louis Vuitton Presses 'Hangover II' Handbag Lawsuit

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Eriq Gardner The company attempts to save its case against Warner Bros. from dismissal, saying the First Amendment doesn't protect a "fleeting" denigration of its trademarks. A new court decision could help. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Movies Style Business Louis Vuitton Warner Bros. The Hangover Part II

'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Sheridan's Lawyer Presses ABC Conspiracy Theory

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Alex Ben Block Former "Housewives" writer Jeff Greenstein and former head of human resources at Touchstone studio Lynn Volk testified Friday. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Nicollette Sheridan Desperate Housewives Trial

Cry for Argentina’s Free Press

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An Argentine journalist credited with breaking the news of a prosecutor’s suspicious death has been forced to flee the country, fearing for his own safety. Damian Pachter of the English-language Buenos Aires Herald is currently in Uruguay, en route to Israel. In 1994, the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association in Buenos Aires was bombed, leaving 84 dead. […].

Press Regulation In Scotland

Media Law Prof Blog

Interesting discussion over at the blog Lallands Peat Worrier of Scottish reaction to the phone hacking scandal and press regulation in Scotland. This post refers to another post discussing press regulation at another blog called Love and Garbage. Both bloggers

Funding the Press

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Greenberg, UCLA School of Law, has published A Public Press? Brad A. Evaluating the Viability of Government Subsidies for the Newspaper Industry at 19 UCLA Entertainment Law REview 189 (2012). Here is the abstract. Despite the availability of information from

Time Warner Cable Customers Press Lawsuit Over Missing Linsanity

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Eriq Gardner Class action against cable distributor demands the reimbursement of more than $5 million in cable fees. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business

Defining "Freedom of the Press"

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the Press, from 1791 to 1868 to Now - Freedom for the Press as an Industry, or the Press as a Technology? Eugene Volokh, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, has published The Freedom.of in volume 160 of

Hollywood Foreign Press Suffers Setback in Publicist Lawsuit

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Alex Ben Block A judge has ruled that dual suits by former PR rep Michael Russell and the charity Stars for a Cause can go forward. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Movies HFPA Golden Globes

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World Press Freedom Day

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May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. Roy Greenslade (Greenslade Blog) urges members of the media and supporters of press freedom to acknowledge the importance of freedom of the press in a post on his blog here. From the UN

Prosecutors and the Press

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Taslitz, Howard University School of Law, has published The Incautious Media, Free Speech, and the Unfair Trial: Why Prosecutors Need More Realistic Guidance in Dealing with the Press, in volume 62 of the Hastings Law Journal (2011). Andrew E.

Robin Williams' Widow, Children Settle Estate Fight

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Culture Culture Associated Press Robin WilliamsAt a court hearing last month, the two sides remained at odds over millions of dollars' worth of items. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

The Associated Press Wins Lawsuit Against Man Who Threatened to Shoot Harvey Weinstein

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A judge rules that the media organization had no duty to present the side of the story of Phil Sparks, who was ordered to stay away from the movie mogul and singer Sheryl Crow for three years. read more. Movies THR, Esq. Business

Former Golden Globes Publicist Sues Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Claiming 'Payola'

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Matthew Belloni Michael Russell is accusing HFPA members of "payola" in connection with the Globes awards. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business Golden Globe Awards

Judge Says Al Gore's Dispute With Al Jazeera Over Current TV Deal Will Require Trial

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The Business Associated Press THR, Esq. Tens of millions of dollars are held in escrow as part of the news network''s $500 million acquisition of Current TV. read more. Business

U. S. Press, Canadian Librarian Settle Second Lawsuit

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The Edwin Mellen Press has agreed to settle its second lawsuit against him over comments he made in his It appears that Canadian librarian Dale Askey''s long dark battle over his right to express an honest opinion is nearly over.

The Origins of the Press Clause

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Air Force, and Kevin Francis O'Neill, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, have published Saving the Press Clause from Ruin: The Customary Origins of a 'Free Press' as Interface to the Present and Future, in the 2012 Patrick J. Charles, U.

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The Associated Press: Malaysia police slammed for cattle-branding women

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The Associated Press: Malaysia police slammed for cattle-branding women KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian lawyers, politicians and activists lambasted the police Saturday, accusing them of abusing their power in chaining up and marking the bodies of 30 foreign women detained for alleged prostitution.

Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech

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Wojciech Saduriski, University of Sydney Faculty of Law, has published Freedom of the Press and General Theory of Freedom of Speech, as Sydney Law School Research Paper No. Freedom of the press is a special 11/57. Here is the abstract.

Brian Gabrial, The Press and Slavery in America, 1791-1859 (University of South Carolina Press, 2016) @Concordia

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Newly published: Brian Gabrial, Concordia University, The Press and Slavery in America, 1791-1859: The Melancholy Effect of Popular Excitement (University of South Carolina Press, 2016).

The Origins of the First Amendment's Speech and Press Clauses

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Collins, University of Washington School of Law, has published The Speech & Press Clauses of the First Amendment at 29 Delaware Lawyer 8 (Winter 2011/2012). Ronald K. Here is the abstract. Examining the history leading to the adoption of

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CSU Tells Faculty, Staff: Get Approval Before Speaking To Press

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Chicago State University has issued a new policy that forbids its faculty and employees to speak to the press via traditional or new media without prior approval from an "authorized CSU media relations officer or designate," according to an article

Is the Press "Different"?

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Sonja West, University of Georgia School of Law, has published The Stealth Press Clause at 48 Georgia Law Review 729 (2014). When it comes to the cases that most affect the press, the Supreme Court seems

Judge: Publicist Lawsuit Against Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Can Move Forward

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Alex Ben Block UPDATED: Michael Russell and the organization that hosts the Golden Globe Awards are suing each other after it chose not to renew his contract. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television HFPA Golden Globe Awards

Will Recent Court Rulings Endanger the Future of Biopics and Documentaries?

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A Lynyrd Skynyrd movie ban and Olivia de Havilland's recent legal victory are causing Hollywood studios, press organizations and others to speak up, lest they lose that right.

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An Interview With the Head of the Press Complaints Commission

Media Law Prof Blog

Stephen Abell, who heads the Press Complaints Commission, discusses the work of the Commission, and his reaction to the Mosley ruling, with Roy Greenslade, here

UK Watchdog Body Press Complaints Commission To Shut Down

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The Guardian reports that the self-regulatory body the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) is closing down, yet another victim of the phone-hacking scandal. Blogger Roy Greenslade comments here. More coverage here from the Hollywood Reporter, here from the Independent, commentary from

In Plagiarism Lawsuit, Jimmy Page Describes the Creation of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven"

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The band has brought a summary judgment motion pointing to songwriting contracts, press interviews, a Supreme Court ruling and why it didn't copy a song in Page's record collection.

SAG-AFTRA Presses on With Talent Managers Code

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The voluntary regulations have garnered only two signatories, but the union sees the process as long-term and will continue to educate members on the effort. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. SAG-AFTRA Labor Business

Breaking Crazy: Donald Trump's Charlottesville Press Conference

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Norton on Government Lies and the Press Clause @ColoLaw

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Norton, University of Colorado School of Law, is publishing Government Lies and the Press Clause in volume 89 of the Colorado Law Review. Helen L. Here is the abstract. This essay considers a particular universe of potentially dangerous governmental falsehoods

California Law Punishing Paparazzi for High-Speed Celebrity Chases Is Upheld

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Appeals court rules that it doesn't impinge free speech or press rights under First Amendment. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Culture THR Online Justin Bieber

Hoppner, Kretschner, and Xalabardner on the Proposed EU Right for Press Publishers @HausfeldGlobal @ipx_xala

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Thomas Hoppner, Technical University Wildau; Hausfeld RA LLP, Martin Kreschner, University of Glasgow, and Raquel Xalabardner, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, have published CREATe Public Lectures on the Proposed EU Right for Press Publishers at 39 European Intellectual Property Review 601

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Jones and Sun on Enemy Construction and the Press

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RonNell Andersen Jones, University of Utah, and Lisa Grow Sun, Brigham Young University Law School, have published Enemy Construction and the Press. When the president of the United States declared recently that the press is “the

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Bill Cosby's Bid to End Accuser's Lawsuit Rips Into Gloria Allred's PR Tactics

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Did Judy Huth's lawyer go over the line with a press conference staged outside the LAPD? read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Culture Business THR Online

Donald Trump Attacks "Freedom of the Press" provision of the First Amendment in Tweet

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances " Amendment I.

Zansberg on Recent High-Profile Cases and the Need For Greater Procedural Protections for the Press @BallardSpahrLLP @SturmCOL

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Zansberg, Ballard, Spahr, LLP; University of Denver College of Law, has published Recent High-Profile Cases Highlight the Need For Greater Procedural Protections for Freedom Of the Press at 33 Comm. Steven D.

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The Last Word: Zimmermans attorneys quit in ‘strange press conference’

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