Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sued for Requiring Permits on Augmented Reality Games

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Candy Lab AR alleges a First Amendment violation in the way the city responded to "Pokemon Go" mania. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Television Tech Business THR Online

Booze, Sex and Legal Drama: How the 'Bachelor' Scandal Could Reshape Reality TV

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An allegation of sexual misconduct could put producers on notice that they're responsible for contestant behavior on set, "even if it might make for great TV." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Weekly Magazine Bachelor In Paradise

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Universal's Insurer Says Studio Ignoring Realities of Warfare in 21st Century

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The production of a USA Network show was suspended due to Hamas rocket fire into Israel, and now comes a clash over the meaning of "war." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online International

Viacom Faulted in Lawsuit for Not Protecting Rapper From Reality TV Contestant

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Facing a $7.1 million jury verdict for assaulting a woman, The Game points to an allegedly faulty background check. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

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Fox News Network Details Bizarre Reality TV "Fraud" by 'Pawn Stars' Producers

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Court papers reveal why Fox Business backed away from a series about real estate. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

'Bachelor' Spoiler Alert! How Reality Steve Still Gets Away With Ruining the Show

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The blogger, sued twice by producers and once busted for offering a contestant $2,500 to spill secrets, tells how he still manages to reveal winners thanks to his own winning strategy. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online The Bachelor The Bachelorette

Israel's Legal War: Can Reality TV Shows Be Copyrighted?

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The Israelis are fighting back, saying that "Big Brother" borrowed its own format from "The Real World" and there's little originality in the reality TV genre. Eriq Gardner Endemol is suing an Israeli TV producer for infringing the format on "Big Brother." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business Big Brother International

'Reality Steve' Pleads First Amendment in Lawsuit Over 'Bachelor' Spoilers

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The blogger says that it is NZK Productions and Horizon Alternative Television not following the protocol of an agreement concerning contact with people affiliated with the popular ABC series. read more. The Bachelor THR, Esq. Television Business

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Claiming Widespread Theft of Reality Show Ideas

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Eriq Gardner Fox, NBC, and various top reality show producers beat a man alleging that the ideas behind many TV shows were lifted from his plan. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business

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Charlie Sheen Sued for Allegedly Interfering With Reality Show

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Matthew Belloni The fired "Two and a Half Men" actor has been sued by a man who claims Sheen and his family shot down a planned reality series starring estranged Sheen uncle Joe Estevez. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Charlie Sheen Two and a Half Men

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Kardashians' Ex-Stepmom Claims Family's Reality TV Show Defamed Her

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Ellen Pearson proposes counterclaims about how an episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" allegedly orchestrated the filing of a lawsuit. read more. Kim Kardashian THR, Esq. Television Keeping Up With the Kardashians Kris Jenner

'Pawn Stars' Producers Claim Fox News Network Execs Outed Gay Man in Reality TV Lawsuit

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Was the reason given to cancel a show really an attempt to save face with executives? read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Justice Department Drops Fox Indecency Case Over Strippers on Reality Show

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Fox TV stations had refused to pay a fine for showing strippers on the 2003 reality show "Married By America." read more

Lawsuit says Fox stole 'Deadbeat Dads' reality show

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By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: A man who says he pitched a reality show about collecting unpaid child support has sued Fox and production outfit 3Ball Prods for $1.19 million for going forward with the project without him. Jack Price, a.

U.N. agency to mediate reality show idea theft cases

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By Eriq Gardner The United Nations is getting into reality television. The World Intellectual Property Organization, an agency of the U.N., is launching new alternative dispute resolution services for those who feel they've come up with the idea of a.

Fox TV Seeks Judge or Former Judge for New Reality Show

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Fox Television is casting a new reality show and is looking for a judge or former judge to apply. The post Fox TV Seeks Judge or Former Judge for New Reality Show appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Are you a judge or former judge with a hankering to be on TV?

Ashton Kutcher Production Company Sues DMV for Backing Out of Reality Series

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In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Katalyst claims it is owed at least $1.44 million in damages for breach of contract. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television Ashton Kutcher

Viacom Demands Money For Producing Reality Star's Acne Advertisement

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Eriq Gardner Defendant Zeno Corporation has been using Whitney Port from "The Hills" to hawk zit treatments. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business Viacom Whitney Port

CBS Gets Revenge on ABC by Revealing New 'Dancing on the Stars' Reality Show

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After losing a legal motion to stop "The Glass House," CBS jokes that moderately famous contestants will soon dance on the graves of Hollywood icons. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business ABC CBS Big Brother Dancing with the Stars

Discovery Sued Over Fatal Pyrotechnic Disaster on Reality TV Pilot

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During the taping of a military-themed show, a woman was hit and killed by a rocket. read more. THR, Esq. Television Business

Alert for Reality TV producers. Filming or photographing celebrities’ kids will soon be a crime.

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Guidelines for reality tv and newsgathering folks. Bottom line: If you're in the Reality TV productoin biz, and a celebrity with kids arrives in your shot, you'd have to stop shooting, or risk being charged with violating the statute. Alert for Reality TV producers. Should celebrities' kids be off-limits for photographers and video crews? California's new law.

Crewmember Sues Discovery Network Over Reality Show Accident

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A soundman says the injuries he suffered after a vehicle he was riding in landed in a ditch were the result of negligence. read more. Discovery Channel THR, Esq. Television

Hollywood Docket: Reality TV child labor; Playboy vs. rapper; rapper vs. Kanye West

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An LA Times investigation has revealed—you might want to sit down for this one—that reality shows don't do enough to safegaurd the children who are filmed. It's all in the story: Lax permitting, inconsistent application of child labor laws and.

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'Bachelor' Producers Sue 'Reality Steve' Again Over New Spoilers (Exclusive)

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"Bachelor" producers sue "Reality Steve" for a second time after he agreed last year to refrain from contacting personnel on the series. read more. The Bachelor THR, Esq. Television Tech

Laird Hamilton, Gabrielle Reece Sued After Backing Out of Reality Series

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Gabrielle Reece's gig as host of NBC's 'Strong' violates her contract with another production company, the lawsuit claims. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Fox News Looks to Save Roger Ailes From Testifying in Reality Television Lawsuit

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The Fox News chief finds himself in the middle of a dispute over a show that was allegedly canceled upon the revelation that one of its main gay castmembers didn't have a legal relationship with supposedly adopted children. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

'Dog' Chapman Settles Bitter Fight With Reality TV Producer

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But A&E won''t yet release millions of dollars in funds from "Dog the Bounty Hunter." read more. The Business A&E THR, Esq. Television Business

'Survivor' Trial Hears Producer's Testimony About Splitting Riches From Hit Reality Show

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Mark Burnett's ex business partner is being sued by a consultant on 'Survivor' who says he's owed $14 million dollars in connection with his work on that and other shows. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television THR Online

Ryan Seacrest, Bravo Sued By Unhappy Participant in New 'Shahs of Sunset' Reality Show

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Matthew Belloni Kathy Salem claims her top was almost ripped off and a cup of water was thrown in face to manufacture drama. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television Ryan Seacrest

CBS Sues ABC Over 'Big Brother'-Type Reality Show 'Glass House'

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Matthew Belloni UPDATED: The lawsuit follows a legal threat last week that the new show is 'strikingly similar' to the long-running CBS hit read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television CBS

ABC Fires Back at CBS Lawsuit Over 'Big Brother'-Type Reality Show

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Matthew Belloni "Even CBS must realize it cannot copyright the idea of 14 contestants living in a house rigged with cameras," the ABC court papers argue. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television ABC CBS Big Brother

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'Bachelor' Producers Settle Lawsuit with Spoiler Website 'Reality Steve'

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The website will "have no further contact whatsoever with any of the cast, crew or employees of 'The Bachelor,' " Warner Bros. tells THR. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television The Bachelor

Settlements Come in Lawsuits Over 'Quantico,' Ashton Kutcher DMV Reality Show

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Both disputes concerned the development of television productions. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Reality TV Contestants Sued for Revealing Show's Outcome in Court Documents

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Eriq Gardner If contestants believe they are owed money from producer, must they keep the show's outcome secret? read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

How Pokémon GO Players Could Run Into Real-Life Legal Problems

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An attorney explores the hard questions being raised by augmented reality games. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Culture Tech Business THR Online

NBCU, Syfy Sued Over Skull Design in 'Dream Machines'

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Another cable reality show hit with a claim from an artist over alleged copyright infringement. Television Television Tech Business NBCUniversal SyFy Reality TVread more. THR, Esq.

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A Look At Donald Trump, Libel Defendant: "Perception Is Reality"

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At a court hearing this month that included multiple references to Nazi Germany, the Republican candidate aimed to throw out a lawsuit accusing him of bullying a female political operative. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Culture THR Online

LMNO Defends Keeping Commissioned Reality Show From Discovery

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Discovery wants a judge to order a hand-over of second season footage of '7 Little Johnstons.' read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Discovery Argues It's Not Legally Responsible for TV Star's Social Media Posts

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The media company finds itself in the middle of a war of words between two reality stars on Facebook. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

The Art of Pulling Off A Reality Show Con

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Eriq Gardner BBC Trust says some episodes of "The Real Hustle" should never be re-aired. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

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