District Court Dismisses Arpaio Defamation Suit Against New York Times

Media Law Prof Blog

District Court for the District of Columbia has dismissed Joe Arpaio's defamation suit against the New York Times. The U.S. In a short ruling, Judge Amit P. Mehta held that the plaintiff failed to allege sufficient facts "that plausbily establish

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CBS Asks Federal Judge To Dismiss Fairfax Defamation Suit

Media Law Prof Blog

CBS is asking a federal district court to dismiss Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax's defamation suit against the network, saying that Mr. Fairfax's claim that an in-house attorney who knew both Mr. Fairfax and one of the women who accused

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(3) Duke Ellington - Liberian Suite - Dance No. 1 (1947) - YouTube

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

(3) Duke Ellington - Liberian Suite - Dance No. 1 (1947) - YouTube

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Zola Suite Adds Registered Email Capability #ABATECHSHOW

Media Law

Zola Suite announced an integration with RPost to provide secure and certified email communications from within the Zola practice management platform. The post Zola Suite Adds Registered Email Capability #ABATECHSHOW appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General TechShow Zola SuiteA series of short posts rounding up product announcements from last week’s ABA Techshow.

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'Monkey Selfie' Appellate Ruling Finds Animals Can't File Copyright Suits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"We conclude that this monkey — and all animals, since they are not human — lacks statutory standing under the Copyright Act." read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Time Warner Facing Class Action Discrimination Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In addition to "glass ceilings" for advancement, the complaint also says there are "glass walls" that segregate the company into divisions in which black leadership is acceptable and divisions in which it is not. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online CNN

Wells Fargo Hit With Film-Finance Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The fraud resulted from "systemic defects" in how the bank treats employees, according to the suit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Steubenville SLAPP suit dismissed

The Legal Satyricon

The Steubenville SLAPP suit has been dismissed. Although I was on the case, I really only played a minor supporting role. The real work in the case was done by Thomas Haren and Jeffrey Nye. Filed under: misc.

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DreamWorks Settles Animators' Antipoaching Suit for $50M

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Disney, Lucasfilm and Pixar remain in the fight. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Asked & Answered: Mechanics of copyright infringement suit.

Gordon P. Firemark

Q: What are the mechanics of a copyright infringement law suit? lawyer file suit? What effect could the suit have on a company set to produce the disputed work? Generally, an aggreived party (Plaintiff) can file suit for copyright infringement against a U.S. How does it all work? As an example, let us say a non-U.S. based writer believes his work has been infringed by a person or entity in the U.S. Could a non-U.S.

Second Circuit: Palin Defamation Suit Against NYT May Move Ahead

Media Law Prof Blog

The Second Circuit has reversed a lower court and is allowing Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against the New York Times to move forward. More here from the National Law Journal. Here is a link to the ruling

Will.i.am, Justin Timberlake Move to Dismiss "Damn Girl" Copyright Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The hit song was released in 2006, but the suit wasn't filed until a decade later. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Justin Timberlake Will.i.am

Harry Shearer Files $125M 'Spinal Tap' Fraud Suit, Copyright Termination

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

For a Hollywood accounting case, this one is an 11. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

Steubenville, Ohio: Gang Rape + SLAPP Suit

The Legal Satyricon

SLAPP suits are never pretty. This one is particularly ugly and disturbing. Member of the Steubenville, Ohio Big Red football team were accused of kidnapping and raping a 16 year old girl. source, source) A local blogger, Alexandria Goddard, wrote about the incident. Naturally, she was outraged. She wrote another post, in which she also [.]. defamation First Amendment Section 230

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SLAPP Suits: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Steven Mnuchin Wins Appeal in Film Finance Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Treasury Secretary preserves his win in a case examining the alleged misappopriation of tens of millions of dollars for print and advertising expenses. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business THR Online

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Sixth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling Dismissing Defamation Suit Against New York Times

Media Law Prof Blog

The Sixth Circuit affirms a lower court ruling dismissing a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times. An Ohio State University professor sued over a NYT article, but the lower court held, and the 6th circuit agreed, that a reasonable

Viacom Must Face Ex-BET Exec's Defamation and Discrimination Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Zola Mashariki has convinced the court, for now, that the BET parent company acted as her employer. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online BET Viacom

Steve Wynn Files Another Defamation Suit

The Legal Satyricon

Boston Globe reports that Steve Wynn is a plaintiff in a defamation suit in Boston. The Boston Globe reports: In a lawsuit filed Monday in Suffolk Superior Court, Wynn Resorts Ltd. says unknown defendants defamed the company by providing subpoenas to the media related to a City of Boston lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. […].

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Publisher Drops Defamation Suit Against Librarian

Media Law Prof Blog

Edwin Mellen Press, which had instituted a defamation suit against Dale Askey, a librarian at McMaster University, as well as the University, has decided to drop the suit, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education. In separate litigation, the Press's founder

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Wow! Illinois Biometric Privacy Suits Proliferate

New Media and Technology Law

This month, in one of the many recently-filed Illinois biometric privacy suits, a class action complaint alleging violations of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) was lodged against Wow Bao, a restaurant chain, over its use of self-order kiosks that allow customers to use faceprints as a method to authenticate purchases. Three More BIPA Suits. The ongoing action against Shutterfly is not the first BIPA-related suit against the photo storage service.

Kevin Costner Suit Seeks $3.85M for Film Festival 'Fraud'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor-producer is suing Kylin Pictures for using his name to sell 'Shanghai Sojourners' at the Shanghai International Film Festival and then removing him from the project and not paying him. read more. THR, Esq.

Steven Mnuchin Escapes Film Finance Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Mnuchin's personal friendship with [Ryan] Kavanaugh is insufficient to establish awareness or liability," writes justice Charles Ramos. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Chuck Norris Hits CBS, Sony With $30M Suit Over 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Profits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor says he hasn't been paid a penny of the show's SVOD revenue. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Chuck Norris

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PracticePanther Launches Suite of Accounting Tools and Comprehensive QuickBooks Integration

Media Law

The practice management platform PracticePanther is today launching a suite of accounting tools that includes comprehensive integration with QuickBooks Online, including synchronization of all trust and operating payments, expenses, checks, invoices, and contacts from PracticePanther to QuickBooks Online. The post PracticePanther Launches Suite of Accounting Tools and Comprehensive QuickBooks Integration appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Click to view slideshow.

Manuela Herzer Fights Discovery in Sumner Redstone Elder Abuse Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Herzer's attorneys say she shouldn't have to respond to discovery requests until Redstone sits for a deposition. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online Sumner Redstone

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Steubenville SLAPP suit dismissed

The Legal Satyricon

The Steubenville SLAPP suit has been dismissed. Although I was on the case, I really only played a minor supporting role. The real work in the case was done by Thomas Haren and Jeffrey Nye. Filed under: misc.

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'Empire' Beats "Gangsta Pimp's" $10M Copyright Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Pimpin' ain't easy, and neither is winning a copyright lawsuit against a major network. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Empire

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Eros Beats Investor Suit Over Statements About Streaming Platform

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The company touted 30 million users for Eros Now. The judge rules it was never said they were "meaningful" users. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Donald Trump Claims U.S. Constitution Bars 'Apprentice' Star's Defamation Suit While in Office

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The president believes the Supremacy Clause bars state lawsuits against a sitting president and looks to tackle an issue "not decided" by the Supreme Court in Bill Clinton v. Paula Jones. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

How Shareholder Lawsuits Against Spotify May Have Just Gotten Easier

Music Technology Policy

Shareholder derivative suits. Unless they are sued by their stockholders in what is called a shareholder derivative suit. Shareholder derivative suits are in a very broad sense kind of like class actions, something Spotify is very familiar with. The Maginot Line.

Hollywood Studios File Suit Against Service Streaming $1 Movies

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Warner, Fox and Disney want an injunction against VidAngel, which sells films for $20 before buying them back for $19. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Geffen Playhouse Hit With Age Discrimination Suit from Ex-Artistic Director

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Randall Arney says the theater fired him because of his age and/or Bell's Palsy diagnosis and lied about the circumstances of his exit. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

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Ryan Kavanaugh Hit With Fraud Suit From Hedge Fund Investor

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Carey Metz says Kavanaugh lied about Relativity's financial condition to land a loan. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Justin Timberlake, Will.i.am Facing Copyright Suit Over "Damn Girl"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The heir of a Grammy-winning disco artist claims Timberlake's hit "Damn Girl" copied its hook, rhythm, harmony and melody from a 1969 song. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Justin Timberlake Will.i.am

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Harry Shearer Files $125 Million 'Spinal Tap' Fraud Suit, Copyright Termination

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

For a Hollywood Accounting case, this one is an 11. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

James Woods Cheers Dropped Appeal from Dead Defendant in $10M Defamation Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor tweeted that he hoped the man died "screaming my name." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Culture Tech THR Online

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U.S. Government Claims Immunity in Suit Over Taxpayer's Info Revealed on Howard Stern Show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Under the Trump Administration, the Justice Department says government can't be sued for tax collection activities, including "communications to third parties regarding a person or a group of persons' tax liability." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Ryan Kavanaugh Beats $110M Film Finance Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Although this is RKA's third version of the complaint, not once has RKA listed the name of a single person to whom Defendants' alleged misrepresentations were made," writes the judge. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Gay Marriage Suit in Nevada

The Legal Satyricon

A lesbian couple has filed suit in the District of Nevada seeking full marriage equality in the Silver State. source) We have a lot of good thoughtful judges on the bench here. Lets hope this gets somewhere. Filed under: misc.

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The Beatles Move to Dismiss Copyright Suit Over Footage of Famous Concert

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The heirs of concert promoter Sid Bernstein assert ownership over master tapes from The Beatles' 1965 performance at Shea Stadium. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online

'Kong, the Origin' Film at Center of Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The film at issue is a sci-fi adaptation of Chinese literary classic 'Journey to the West,' which tells the story of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Ed Sheeran's Lawyers Object to Sprawling Nature of 'Photograph' Copyright Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal judge is asked to reject a complaint with "breathtakingly long paragraphs." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

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