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Adam Carolla Faces September Trial Over Podcast Business

Adam Carolla Faces September Trial Over Podcast Business

Anyone who have read news that Adam Carolla recently settled a lawsuit over his podcasting enterprise might think the headline above is inaccurate. It's not.

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ExxonMobil Wins First Round in Lawsuit Over Fox's FXX Network Logo

ExxonMobil Wins First Round in Lawsuit Over Fox's FXX Network Logo

A Tex(x)as federal judge will allow ExxonMobil's claim that cable TV's FXX Network is diluting its trademark by interlocking the X's in a logo. To hold otherwise, concluded the judge on Monday, might lead to a lot of cross people at the U.S. Trademark Office.

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Legendary Mexican Actor's Son Can Attend Movie Premiere Without Threat of Jail Time

Legendary Mexican Actor's Son Can Attend Movie Premiere Without Threat of Jail Time

The son of legendary Mexican actor "Cantinflas" (Mario Moreno) will get to watch his father's accomplishments being celebrated on the silver screen.

Cantinflas was the Robin Williams of his time -- at least in Mexico, where he starred in dozens of films in the middle of the 20th Century. Charlie Chaplin once called him the best comedian alive. He's best known to American audiences for his Golden Globe-nominated role in the 1956 film, Around the World in 80 Days.

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TV Broadcasters Aim for Broad Injunction Against Aereo

TV Broadcasters Aim for Broad Injunction Against Aereo

Having prevailed at the U.S. Supreme Court, television broadcasters are now proposing that a New York federal judge issue a preliminary injunction against Aereo that would prohibit the digital service from "streaming, transmitting, retransmitting, or otherwise publicly performing any Copyrighted Programming over the Internet...or by means of any device or process throughout the United States of America."

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Judge Blocks MLB from Ordering TV Broadcaster to Pay Washington Nationals

Judge Blocks MLB from Ordering TV Broadcaster to Pay Washington Nationals

With the specter that the first-place Washington Nationals might terminate a broadcaster's rights to its games as soon as Tuesday, Major League Baseball was in a New York courtroom on Monday at a hearing that repeatedly invoked the name of Bernie Madoff and had the judge questioning whether the Nationals were engaged in "blackmail." By the end of the hearing, the judge agreed with the broadcaster that a preliminary injunction was warranted.

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Machinima Names General Counsel

Machinima's new CEO Chad Gutstein is continuing to build up the YouTube network's leadership ranks, this time with the appointment of Chris Riley as general counsel. 

Riley joins the gaming-centric company from Bingham McCutcheon, where he was a partner in the corporate practice group. He previously served as general counsel for Ticketmaster and Match.com, and also was a legal consultant for Disney Interactive. 

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Oprah Winfrey Network Sued Over Chicken Wing Show

Oprah Winfrey Network Sued Over Chicken Wing Show

The title of a one-hour special on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) debuting Saturday night has got a producer working with a chicken wing entrepreneur steaming hot.

OWN's show is titled Wingmen and features two best friends from Columbia, South Carolina and their small-town food truck business selling stuffed chicken wings.

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Nicollette Sheridan Denied Retrial in 'Desperate Housewives' Termination Case

Nicollette Sheridan Denied Retrial in 'Desperate Housewives' Termination Case

Nicollette Sheridan won't be heading back to court after all for her allegations that Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry assaulted her and ABC wrongfully fired her from the show.

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Homer Simpson Hologram at Comic-Con Draws Patent Lawsuit (Exclusive)

Homer Simpson Hologram at Comic-Con Draws Patent Lawsuit (Exclusive)

Leave it to Homer Simpson to get 20th Century Fox into trouble for allegedly violating a patent.

On Thursday, Alki David's Hologram USA filed a lawsuit that claims a 3D representation of the famous Homer at this year's Comic-Con convention in San Diego infringed its patented system to project three-dimensional images onstage.

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Judge Inclined to Trim 'Dance Moms' Star Kelly Hyland's Lawsuit

Judge Inclined to Trim 'Dance Moms' Star Kelly Hyland's Lawsuit

Dance Moms star Kelly Hyland's lawsuit against a co-star and production company is likely to stumble, but it might still land on its feet, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge indicated at a hearing on Thursday.

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Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera for Withholding Money From Sale of Current TV

Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera for Withholding Money From Sale of Current TV

Current TV co-founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have launched a fraud and breach-of-contract lawsuit claiming that Al Jazeera is withholding money from its $500 million purchase of the cable news network.

The complaint was filed under seal in the Delaware Court of Chancery, but information provided reveals that the plaintiffs are seeking $65 million held in escrow.

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Warner Bros. Wins Appeal Over Fictional Technology in 'Dark Knight Rises'

Warner Bros. Wins Appeal Over Fictional Technology in 'Dark Knight Rises'

A fictional technology featured in The Dark Knight Rises doesn't infringe a company's trademark, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed on Thursday.

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Jeff Berg's Resolution In Court Over Ex-COO's Severance (Exclusive)

Jeff Berg's Resolution In Court Over Ex-COO's Severance (Exclusive)

Resolution Entertainment agreed to pay music agent Jeff Franklin $1.15 million to walk away, but there's money owed, according to a lawsuit from the talent agency's former COO.

When Jeff Berg launched Resolution in 2013 after three decades at ICM, Franklin became one of his top lieutenants. But the relationship ended this past June.

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Damon Dash Makes Move to Collect Money From Lee Daniels' Films

Damon Dash Makes Move to Collect Money From Lee Daniels' Films

Damon Dash believes he is owed money from several of Lee Daniels' film and television projects including The Butler. The Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder has gone to the New York Supreme Court as a first step towards filing a complaint against the Oscar-nominated director.

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