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MAR
6
6 HRS

Oprah Winfrey Wins Tough Trademark Fight Over "Own Your Power"

Oprah Winfrey Wins Tough Trademark Fight Over "Own Your Power"

Oprah Winfrey has vindicated her legal might, prevailing in a topsy-turvy case that alleged that she had violated a motivational entrepreneur's hold over "Own Your Power" through use of the phrase on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine, at a magazine-related event, on social media accounts and on her TV show.

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MAR
6
7 HRS

Luke Wilson Accuses Ex-Assistant of Perpetrating Identity Theft

Luke Wilson Accuses Ex-Assistant of Perpetrating Identity Theft

Old School actor Luke Wilson says his former assistant Charles Lodi took advantage of his position to make unauthorized purchases on his credit cards amounting to $90,000 as well as robbing him of more than $75,000 dollars in personal property.

According to a lawsuit filed in California on Thursday, the actor's production company hired Lodi in 2011 to run various errands, and he was rewarded with compensation as well as living free-of-charge in housing provided by Wilson.

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MAR
5
19 HRS

'Blurred Lines' Trial: Marvin Gaye's Family Seeks $25 Million in Closing Argument

'Blurred Lines' Trial: Marvin Gaye's Family Seeks $25 Million in Closing Argument

The "Blurred Lines" trial has gone to the jury.

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MAR
5
22 HRS

Judge Rules Louis C.K. Owes Health and Pension Contributions for FX's 'Louie'

Judge Rules Louis C.K. Owes Health and Pension Contributions for FX's 'Louie'

On FX's Louie, comedian Louis C.K. certainly does a lot — producing, writing, directing, starring in and editing the series. The dexterity resulted in a novel battle over whether Louis C.K.'s Pig Newton production company owed health and pension contributions to directors of three union-industry plans. On Thursday, a New York federal judge delivered his 36-page opinion on why C.K. did in fact owe money.

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MAR
5
1 day

Hall & Oates Sues Over Haulin' Oats Cereal

Hall & Oates Sues Over Haulin' Oats Cereal

Hall & Oates thinks the cereal name Haulin' Oats hits a little too close to home.

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MAR
5
1 day

Jury Decides Village People 'Y.M.C.A.' Songwriter Has 50% Song Share

Jury Decides Village People 'Y.M.C.A.' Songwriter Has 50% Song Share

Village People singer-songwriter Victor Willis has finally prevailed in reclaiming 50 percent of the copyright to many of the group's songs, including "Y.M.C.A."

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MAR
4
2 DAYS

'Blurred Lines' Trial: Pharrell Says His Song Channels "That Late '70s Feeling"

'Blurred Lines' Trial: Pharrell Says His Song Channels "That Late '70s Feeling"

Pharrell Williams testified in a single phrase to what he thinks "Blurred Lines" shares with the Marvin Gaye song it's said to copy: "Feel. Not infringement."

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MAR
4
2 DAYS

Fox Can't Escape Lawsuit Alleging 'New Girl' Was Stolen

Fox Can't Escape Lawsuit Alleging 'New Girl' Was Stolen

A judge has ruled that a rewrite of a lawsuit against 21st Century Fox over the sitcom New Girl should survive a motion to dismiss.

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MAR
4
2 DAYS

Judge Won't Force Twitter to Reveal Anonymous Trolls

Judge Won't Force Twitter to Reveal Anonymous Trolls

Who is the anonymous person tweeting that Music Group Macao CEO Uli Behringer engages with prostitutes and evades taxes?

The company, which supplies audio equipment including loudspeakers, amplifiers and mixers, is no closer to finding out after a federal judge in San Francisco refused to order Twitter to reveal the individual(s) behind @NotUliBehringer and @FakeUli.

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MAR
4
2 DAYS

TiVo Eyes Future After Buying Aereo.com for $1 Million

TiVo Eyes Future After Buying Aereo.com for $1 Million

Pending a bankruptcy judge's approval, TiVo is about to become the proud owner of Aereo's trademarks, domain names and customer lists.

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MAR
3
3 DAYS

Hollywood Producer Is Still Paying for the 1846 U.S.–Mexican War

Hollywood Producer Is Still Paying for the 1846 U.S.–Mexican War

Time for some American history: Between 1846 to 1848, the United States of America and Central Republic of Mexico were engaged in armed conflict over territory. The war came to end upon ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, whereby the Americans paid millions for land in the Southwest including a large portion of New Mexico.

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MAR
3
3 DAYS

'Blurred Lines' Trial Reveals How Much Money Robin Thicke's Song Made

'Blurred Lines' Trial Reveals How Much Money Robin Thicke's Song Made

As the Blurred Lines trial resumed, jurors got an inside peek at the financial success of the song credited to Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.

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MAR
3
3 DAYS

How Similar Is 'Blurred Lines' To A 1977 Marvin Gaye Hit?

How Similar Is 'Blurred Lines' To A 1977 Marvin Gaye Hit?

Following testimony from a Motown executive and a piano medley by Robin Thicke during the previous week's proceedings, Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. will return to Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday to fight claims they copied their multiplatinum song from Gaye's 1977 hit "Got To Give

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MAR
2
4 DAYS

Marvin Gaye Family Says Jury Has Been "Poisoned" by 'Blurred Lines' Trial Testimony

Marvin Gaye Family Says Jury Has Been "Poisoned" by 'Blurred Lines' Trial Testimony

As the Blurred Lines trial enters its second week, attorneys for Marvin Gaye's children are seeking relief from what they argue are prejudicial statements from the Robin Thicke side that have already "poisoned, perhaps irreparably" the jury.

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