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'Grand Theft Auto' Maker Looks to Sanction Lindsay Lohan for Suing

'Grand Theft Auto' Maker Looks to Sanction Lindsay Lohan for Suing

Take-Two Interactive, the publisher of Grand Theft Auto V, has told a judge that Lindsay Lohan's publicity rights lawsuit is a publicity grab.

The game company not only wants the lawsuit dismissed, but it demands sanctions too.

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Katherine Heigl Ends Lawsuit Over Duane Reade Tweet (Exclusive)

Katherine Heigl Ends Lawsuit Over Duane Reade Tweet (Exclusive)

Katherine Heigl has withdrawn a $6 million lawsuit against drugstore chain Duane Reade for posting on Twitter and Facebook a paparazzi photo of her carrying the chain's shopping bags.

The actress sued this past April on claims that Duane Reade had violated the false advertising provision of the Lanham Act as well as New York civil rights statutes protecting use of likenesses for purpose of trade.

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Former ICM Interns Seek Class Action Certification

Former ICM Interns Seek Class Action Certification

Two former ICM interns have submitted a motion for class certification in a lawsuit that has the potential of developing into a significant one on the internship front.

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California Senate Votes to Expand Definition of Illegal Sex Tape

California Senate Votes to Expand Definition of Illegal Sex Tape

California lawmakers have unanimously passed an amendment to the state's "revenge porn" law.

According to State Senator Anthony Cannella, who sponsored the legislation, the modified law would include a "selfie," but further explanation seems to be order.

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Warner Bros. Sued Over 'Gilligan's Island' Movie

Warner Bros. Sued Over 'Gilligan's Island' Movie

Travis Dunson has decided to test the long odds by filing a copyright lawsuit against Warner Bros. for allegedly infringing his adaptation of the 1960s television show Gilligan's Island.

He's filed a complaint in Georgia federal court that submits he authored a work in 1999 titled "Gilligan's Island: 7 Stranded Castaways From the Hood," that he had an agent shop the work on his behalf and that Warners' senior vp music told his agent that he had read the script and "loved it."

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The Weinstein Company Wins 'Lovelace' Lawsuit

The Weinstein Company Wins 'Lovelace' Lawsuit

A depiction of oral sex can qualify as transformative fair use in the right context. That's just one of the lessons from a federal judge's ruling on Monday concerning The Weinstein Company's Lovelace, a biopic about porn star Linda Lovelace.

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It's Official: Suing Over Graffiti Is Fashionable

It's Official: Suing Over Graffiti Is Fashionable

As far as the exact moment when street art rose from renegade to mainstream, good arguments could be made for when the work of Keith Haring started selling at contemporary art auctions, or perhaps when Exit Through the Gift Shop was nominated for an Oscar. But the month of August 2014 is certainly going to go down in the annals of graffiti as well.

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Investors Attack How Paramount Calculates Damages in Film Finance Lawsuit

Investors Attack How Paramount Calculates Damages in Film Finance Lawsuit

Quite possibly, Paramount Pictures will be going to trial to defend claims made by Wall St. investors who say they put up $40 million for a slate of films only to see no return. If such a trial takes place, the investors don't want the studio to bring forth an expert who would testify about what would have happened if the investors kept investing in Paramount films.

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Universal Music Sues Over VH1 DJ Competition Series

Universal Music Sues Over VH1 DJ Competition Series

Universal Music describes a new lawsuit over VH1's Masters of the Mix as a "cut-and-dry copyright infringement case," but modest trappings aside, there's a few reasons to pay attention to this one.

The complaint was filed in California on Friday against Je T'Aime Media Group, the show's producer. Interestingly, VH1 and its corporate parent Viacom are not named as defendants.

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CBS Sued Over 'NCIS' Farting Hippo Puppet

CBS Sued Over 'NCIS' Farting Hippo Puppet

CBS Broadcasting is alleged to have violated copyright by selling a farting hippo puppet featured on more than a dozen episodes of NCIS.

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Marlon Wayans Tweet Is at Center of Lawsuit

Marlon Wayans Tweet Is at Center of Lawsuit

Just how much legal trouble can one tweet cause? Marlon Wayans is finding out in a new lawsuit brought by an actor who says he was hired for the upcoming film Haunted House 2.

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'Raging Bull' Dispute Rages Past Appellate Rulings

'Raging Bull' Dispute Rages Past Appellate Rulings

The next chapter in a very old legal fight over the Martin Scorsese-directed Raging Bull will be written soon enough, and on Friday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals provided a preamble of sorts.

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CBS Station's Identity Mistake Won't Result in Defamation

CBS Broadcasting has prevailed in a lawsuit involving a Pittsburgh affiliate's bad error to show Christopher William Ghrist as the guy who was arrested on drug charges and other offenses.

In truth, it was Christopher Wayne Ghrist who was arrested, then escaped custody, triggering a manhunt, where he was captured by police with a loaded firearm.

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M.I.A. Resolves NFL's War Over Super Bowl Middle Finger

M.I.A. Resolves NFL's War Over Super Bowl Middle Finger

After more than three years, a dispute over M.I.A.'s halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI has been resolved.

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