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Organizers of ‘Rocky 50K Fat Ass Run' Bow to MGM's Trademark Threat

Rebecca Schaefer, a Philadelphia resident who was planning to organize a 50 kilometer race that would roughly retrace the steps of Rocky Balboa's training run in Rocky II, is altering course.

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Major League Baseball's Nightmare: A Judge Who Isn't a Fan of Instant Replay

Major League Baseball's Nightmare: A Judge Who Isn't a Fan of Instant Replay

As Major League Baseball prepares to usher in this year's postseason, the league must be horrified at the rulings being issued by U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin.

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Fox News Sued Over Use of 9/11 Photo on Facebook

Fox News Sued Over Use of 9/11 Photo on Facebook

For the second time in the past year, Fox News has been brought to court over an iconic — and copyrighted — image of three firefighters raising the American flag at the ruins of the World Trade Center site on September 11, 2001. This time, the plaintiff objects to a copy of the photograph posted on the Facebook page of Fox News host Bret Baier.

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'Judge Faith' TV Show Premieres Amid Legal Drama

On Monday, the same day that Judge Faith was scheduled to premiere in syndication, Jerry Kupcinet sued over being excluded from the TV show.

Kupcinet is most notable for producing Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown, and according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, was on his way towards taking the helm of the new judge television show, which features former New York District Attorney Prosecutor Faith Jenkins.

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SiriusXM Suffers Crushing Loss in High-Stakes Courtroom Battle

SiriusXM Suffers Crushing Loss in High-Stakes Courtroom Battle

A California federal judge has delivered a legal earthquake in the music industry by declaring Flo & Eddie of The Turtles the victors in a lawsuit against SiriusXM over the public performance of pre-1972 sound recordings. The plaintiffs are seeking $100 million in damages, but the money is hardly the only consequence of a ruling on Monday that could eventually disrupt the operations of the satellite radio giant as well as other services like Pandora.

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Warner Bros. Promotes Hank Lachmund to EVP to Run Labor Relations Department

Warner Bros. has promoted 31-year veteran Hank Lachmund to executive vice president, industrial relations, and leader of the studio’s labor relations operation, the studio announced Monday. He’ll report to John Rogovin, executive vice president and general counsel.

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'Call of Duty': Can Rudy Giuliani Beat Manuel Noriega, the Three Stooges and Gwen Stefani?

'Call of Duty': Can Rudy Giuliani Beat Manuel Noriega, the Three Stooges and Gwen Stefani?

There might come a time when Hollywood actors rally behind former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega in his lawsuit alleging that the blockbuster video game, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, violates his publicity rights. Until then, under the category of "strange bedfellows," comes former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has snuggled up to Activision Blizzard in its campaign to protect its violent game.

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'American Chopper' Fuels Bizarre Patent Lawsuit

'American Chopper' Fuels Bizarre Patent Lawsuit

Here's a candidate for the most head-scratching lawsuit in the entertainment industry this year.

The plaintiff is a guy named Christ Tavantzis, referred throughout the complaint as "Disabled Inventor."

It's a patent infringement claim over a wheelchair trike, an invention that was allegedly introduced in 2008 to Paul Teutul, Jr. and other stars of the reality series American Chopper.

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Damon Dash Moves Forward in Lawsuit Against 'Butler' Director Lee Daniels

Damon Dash Moves Forward in Lawsuit Against 'Butler' Director Lee Daniels

More details have emerged in Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash's lawsuit against Lee Daniels over the Oscar-nominated filmmaker's work on such films as The Butler, Precious, The Paperboy, The Woodsman, Shadowboxer and Tennessee.

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Hollywood Docket: Animation Anti-Poaching, Alleged Sexual Abuse on Cher Tour

Hollywood Docket: Animation Anti-Poaching, Alleged Sexual Abuse on Cher Tour

Former animator Georgia Cano’s class-action suit filed Tuesday is the second in two weeks over alleged anti-poaching policies at major animation houses.

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Al Jazeera Responds to Al Gore's Lawsuit

Al Jazeera Responds to Al Gore's Lawsuit

In the Delaware Court of Chancery, Al Jazeera has responded in force to Al Gore's bombshell lawsuit claiming the Qatari-backed network is withholding money from its $500 million acquisition of Current TV to "buy favor with its distributors."

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Jamie Foxx Sued Over New Song (Exclusive)

Jamie Foxx Sued Over New Song (Exclusive)

Less than a week after Jamie Foxx released his first new song in four years, the Oscar winning actor and musician is being dragged into court over the release. (Update: It's been dismissed. See below.)

The lawsuit filed by Nontra Records on Thursday against Foxx, DJ Mustard and 2 Chainz over "Party Ain't a Party," is a rather atypical copyright lawsuit that centers on the accusation that an instrumental was first given to another artist, J Rand.

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Judge Rejects Lawsuit Over Alki David's CNN Interview on Michael Jackson Hologram

Judge Rejects Lawsuit Over Alki David's CNN Interview on Michael Jackson Hologram

The fighting over who owns rights to resurrect deceased artists like Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe through holographic-like projection technology is far from over, but billionaire Alki David scored a legal success on Wednesday when he convinced a California federal judge to reject a false advertising claim that pertained to what the FIlmOn founder said during a CNN interview.

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Led Zeppelin Aims to Send 'Stairway to Heaven' Lawsuit to Hell

Led Zeppelin Aims to Send 'Stairway to Heaven' Lawsuit to Hell

It took 43 years for the heirs of songwriter Randy Craig Wolfe to sue Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and other Led Zeppelin parties for allegedly stealing the 1971 song "Stairway to Heaven," and when the lawsuit finally came, it happened in Pennsylvania. If we can imagine this great state to be heaven for a moment, it's a place where nothing ever happens.

Or so goes the argument on why the lawsuit should be dismissed.

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