Wells Fargo Hit With Film-Finance Fraud Suit

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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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Zola Suite Adds Registered Email Capability #ABATECHSHOW

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

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

Steven Mnuchin Escapes Film Finance Fraud Suit

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"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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Time Warner Facing Class Action Discrimination Suit

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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

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

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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

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Real 'Glee' Show Choir Director Beats Song Stealing Suit

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The real-life New Directions' leader is singing a happy tune following a Thursday decision. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Glee

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Regal Settles Monopoly Suit Led by Mark Cuban's Landmark Theatres

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According to the plaintiff, the theatrical giant has agreed to back down from clearances in the nation's capital. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Journalist Targeted by Fox News Anchor Threatens Sanctions If $50M Suit Isn't Dropped

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Bolling is suing following his suspension from Fox News amid allegations of sexual harassment. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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Hollywood Studios File Suit Against Service Streaming $1 Movies

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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

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

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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

Lil Wayne Claims Universal Colluded With Cash Money in Amended Suit Seeking Liquidation

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The hip-hop star accuses Universal of interfering with his ability to collect Drake money, and he also wants the right to release 'Tha Carter V.' read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Wants Out of Relativity Fraud Suit

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Ryan Kavanaugh also says he shouldn't be involved in the dispute. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online Ryan Kavanaugh Steven Mnuchin

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

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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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Hollywood Docket: 'Hacksaw Ridge' Financier Beats One Defamation Suit As Another Is Filed

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Plus, developments in a 'Snowden' financing lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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

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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

Judge Recommends $10 Million Copyright Suit Against Justin Bieber, Usher Be Dismissed

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The case was revived by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2015, but could fall just short of a jury trial. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

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Mike Huckabee Tries "Religious Assembly" Defense in 'Eye of the Tiger' Copyright Suit

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The Republican presidential candidate is facing legal action over the choice of music at an event to celebrate Kentucky clerk Kim Davis. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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

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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

Johnny Depp Allowed "Whistleblower" in Business Manager Suit Despite "Perjury" Challenge

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TMG says the "whistleblower" is merely a disgruntled ex-employee who perjured herself. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Hollywood Docket: DC Comics Hopes Trademark Suit Will Be Kryptonite to Clothing Company

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The week's entertainment law news includes a win for Jay Z over his sound engineer and arbitration for the Hollywood lawyer accused of turning a client into his sex slave. read more. THR, Esq. Heat Vision The Business Movies Music Business THR Online DC Comics Jay Z NFL Warner Bros.

Publisher Seeks to Overcome Copyright Suit Over Famous Civil Rights Song

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The lawsuit seeks to put "We Shall Overcome" in the public domain and make defendants return fees collected for licensing the song. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Fremantle's Buzzr TV Facing Trademark Suit From Website

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The social website publisher is suing the production company behind 'American Idol' for trademark infringement and unfair competition over its use of the term Buzzr. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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.

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

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

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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

Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal on Standing Grounds of Biometric Privacy Suit over Videogame Facial Scan Feature

New Media and Technology Law

With the flood of Illinois biometric privacy suits lodged against employers in recent months, and multiple biometric privacy suits against social media and other mobile platforms currently pending over the use of photo tagging functions, 2017 has been a busy year in this area.

Disney Accused of Pillaging 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Concepts in New Copyright Suit

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The writers claim they created the first "funny" pirate and Disney copied the character for Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

ABC Hit With Copyright Suit Over Paparazzo's Anthony Weiner Video

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A photographer says his 2013 video of Anthony Weiner was used by ABC without his permission. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Blue Sky Studios Pays $5.9M to Exit Animators' Suit

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Blue Sky doesn't admit wrongdoing, but writes class members a check in exchange for release from all claims in the lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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.

Ryan Kavanaugh Hit With Fraud Suit From Hedge Fund Investor

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

The Weinstein Co. Files $10M Suit Over 'His House'

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TWC is suing the U.K.-based based producer Starchild Pictures for breaching a distribution agreement. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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

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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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Judge Tosses Song-Stealing Suit Against Real-Life 'Glee' Show Choir

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Expecting the show choir's booster club to have control over song choice is like expecting football boosters to call plays, according to the decision. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: Relativity's Breach of Contract Suit Against Netflix Moves Forward

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Plus, BMG wants the court to dismiss a lawsuit over Fetty Wap's hit "Trap Queen" and a Malaysian financier's trust fights a seizure of his assets. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Warner Bros. Suffers Setback in 'Big Bang Theory' Discrimination Suit

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A judge rules that a former assistant director's claims are not preempted by federal labor law. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online