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MAR
27
2 DAYS

IMDb Preserves Legal Win Over Revelation of Actress' Age

IMDb Preserves Legal Win Over Revelation of Actress' Age

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed IMDb's trial win against Junie Hoang, neé Huong Hoang, an actress who sued the entertainment site for revealing her age.

In a 2011 lawsuit, Hoang proclaimed, "In the entertainment industry, youth is king." She sought to hold the Amazon.com subsidiary liable for breaching her privacy, violating Washington's consumer protection law, and breaching the terms of an agreement she made when signing up for a professional account.

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MAR
27
2 DAYS

Legal Battle Over 'Voice' Singer Jumps From Kim Jong Un to Prince

Legal Battle Over 'Voice' Singer Jumps From Kim Jong Un to Prince

Judith Glory Hill, a singer who became prominent as a contestant on The Voice after performing backup vocals for artists such as Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Michael Jackson, is the subject of two lawsuits filed this week.

In one, the music company run by Jolene Cherry is blaming superstar artist Prince for allegedly interfering in a contractual relationship and damaging prospects for Cherry's first album by releasing it digitally for free.

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MAR
27
2 DAYS

How Jennifer Lawrence's "Ditzy" Character in 'American Hustle' May Be Key to Libel Lawsuit

How Jennifer Lawrence's "Ditzy" Character in 'American Hustle' May Be Key to Libel Lawsuit

Next Wednesday, producers of David O. Russell's 2013 film American Hustle will attempt to nuke a lawsuit brought by Paul Brodeur, an expert in the biological effects of electromagnetic fields. The legal action filed in Los Angeles Superior Court has prompted what the plaintiff has termed the "Ditzy Defense."

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MAR
26
3 DAYS

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Ask Appeals Court for Its Hand in Video Leak Lawsuit

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Ask Appeals Court for Its Hand in Video Leak Lawsuit

Kim Kardashian is keeping up with the efforts to punish YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley for posting Kanye West's marriage proposal to her. This week, a California appeals court signaled that it would advance the celebrity couple's lawsuit.

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MAR
26
4 DAYS

United Talent Agency Sues Ex-Clients Over Commissions

United Talent Agency Sues Ex-Clients Over Commissions

United Talent Agency is becoming more aggressive on the commissions collection front with a series of lawsuits filed this week against former clients over money allegedly due.

The talent agency has lodged complaints in Los Angeles Superior Court against at least four individuals whose credits include such films as The Hobbit, Edge of Tomorrow and 300: Rise of an Empire. The defendants work on the production side.

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MAR
25
5 DAYS

The Beastie Boys Beat Lawsuit Over 'Paul's Boutique' Sampling

The Beastie Boys Beat Lawsuit Over 'Paul's Boutique' Sampling

The Beastie Boys have finally dispensed with a lawsuit that claimed the group included unauthorized samples on the 1989 album, "Paul's Boutique," in violation of copyright law.

The legal action was filed by TufAmerica in May 2012, one day before Beasties member Adam Yauch died.

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MAR
24
5 DAYS

Roger Corman Lawsuit Blames Citco for Losing $60 Million of Family's Money

Roger Corman Lawsuit Blames Citco for Losing $60 Million of Family's Money

Roger Corman and his wife Julie Corman, together responsible for hundreds of films and the mentoring of some of Hollywood's biggest directors and actors, have filed a lawsuit that says they put money in an investment fund managed by George Soros before the money was moved and they ended up losing up to $60 million.

According to the complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, the administrator of the Soros fund was the Citco Group. The Cormans' primary contact there was Ermanno Unternaehrer.

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MAR
24
6 DAYS

'Birdman' Exec Producer Sues Embattled Worldview for $70 Million

'Birdman' Exec Producer Sues Embattled Worldview for $70 Million

Worldview Entertainment, one of the companies behind best picture Oscar winner Birdman, is under fire from its former CEO Christopher Woodrow and former CFO Hoyt David Morgan in an ongoing legal war. Now it’s fighting on a third front.

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MAR
24
6 DAYS

Fox Sues to Keep 'Empire' as Title of Hit Series (Exclusive)

Fox Sues to Keep 'Empire' as Title of Hit Series (Exclusive)

In response to a demand that it pay $5 million and cast several artists in the hit TV series Empire, Fox filed a trademark lawsuit on Monday seeking a declaration that it has every right to use the show's title.

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MAR
23
6 DAYS

AMC Can't Escape Antitrust Lawsuit Over Distribution of Studio Movies

AMC Can't Escape Antitrust Lawsuit Over Distribution of Studio Movies

An antitrust lawsuit filed by a Georgia-based movie theater chain has gotten a big boost thanks to a federal judge's decision to allow it to move forward.

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MAR
23
6 DAYS

Seth MacFarlane Beats 'Ted' Lawsuit With "Independently Created" Bear

Seth MacFarlane Beats 'Ted' Lawsuit With "Independently Created" Bear

A production company that sued Seth MacFarlane, Media Rights Capital, Universal Studios and others, charging the cursing teddy bear in Ted infringed on its copyright, withdrew its claims Monday.

Bengal Mangle Productions had charged in a suit filed in U.S. District Court last July that Ted was “strikingly similar” to their character, Charlie the abusive teddy bear, who like Ted has a penchant for drinking, smoking and prostitutes.

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MAR
23
6 DAYS

Yahoo Resists Marissa Mayer Deposition in $1 Billion NCAA Bracket Lawsuit

Yahoo Resists Marissa Mayer Deposition in $1 Billion NCAA Bracket Lawsuit

What are the odds that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer knows something about a contest that offered to pay $1 billion to whomever correctly picked all the winners of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament? According to SCA Promotions, a Texas company that specializes in offering insurance for these type of contests, the chances are quite good. SCA wants to depose Mayer about what she knows. Yahoo is resisting.

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MAR
23
6 DAYS

Sharon Stone Fights Ecuador's PR Firm Over Missed Trip

Sharon Stone Fights Ecuador's PR Firm Over Missed Trip

Late last month, MCSquared PR filed what it said was a "simple and straightforward" lawsuit against actress Sharon Stone for not returning $275,000 after she canceled a trip to Ecuador. The lawsuit demands the money back, plus seeks $77,420 more in expenses outlaid to "accommodate Stone’s diva-­like requests" of first-class airfare and a four-star hotel. In the weeks since the complaint was filed in a New York federal court, the dispute has become anything but simple.

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MAR
20
1 week

Kesha Wins Round in Nasty Legal Battle With Dr. Luke (Exclusive)

Kesha Wins Round in Nasty Legal Battle With Dr. Luke (Exclusive)

Kesha Rose Sebert's claim of being raped is being put ahead of Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald's claim of being defamed, and Dr. Luke's attorneys are mad enough that on Friday, they filed a notice of appeal.

This all stems from scandalous lawsuits filed last October, which has triggered a procedural fight in three states.

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