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Apple Suing Headphones Entrepreneur for Claiming to Be a Beats Co-Founder

The story of how Beats Electronics was founded just got more interesting.

On Friday, the new Apple subsidiary filed a false advertising and unfair competition lawsuit against Steve Lamar for holding himself out to be a co-founder of the headphones company alongside Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

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Judge Modifies $48 Million Verdict Against 'Manipulative' MP3Tunes Founder

Judge Modifies $48 Million Verdict Against 'Manipulative' MP3Tunes Founder

U.S. District Judge William Pauley, who since 2007 has presided over what might be the most complex copyright lawsuit of all time, took the opportunity on Monday to slam both sides of litigation that produced a $48 million jury verdict against MP3Tunes and its founder, Michael Robertson.

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Walmart Faults Tracy Morgan for Not Wearing Seat Belt During Car Accident (Exclusive)

Walmart Faults Tracy Morgan for Not Wearing Seat Belt During Car Accident (Exclusive)

On Monday, Walmart delivered its answer in a New Jersey federal court to 30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan's lawsuit arising from a six-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. Among nine affirmative defenses, Walmart says that injuries "were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs' failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device."

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Kate Walsh Sues Ex-Managers Over 'Bad Judge' Commissions (Exclusive)

Kate Walsh Sues Ex-Managers Over 'Bad Judge' Commissions (Exclusive)

Kate Walsh plays a judge on her new NBC show, and now she's looking for a little real-life judicial help in a new lawsuit. 

Walsh, the former Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice star, has sued her former managers at Evolution Entertainment for allegedly trying to extract a commission for her work on NBC's Bad Judge despite having been fired more than a year ago. Walsh is now represented by Untitled Entertainment for management (as well as CAA).

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Judge Wraps Up Lawsuit Over Images of Andy Warhol Superstar Edie Sedgwick

Judge Wraps Up Lawsuit Over Images of Andy Warhol Superstar Edie Sedgwick

Who owns rights to an actor's face?

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DJ Khaled Sues Former Record Label Over Unpaid Royalties

DJ Khaled Sues Former Record Label Over Unpaid Royalties

DJ Khaled, via his DJ Khaled Productions, Inc., has filed a lawsuit against his former record label Entertainment One, also known as eOne, alleging breach of contract, accounting and unjust enrichment. Khaled is accusing eOne of failure to properly account and pay record and mechanical royalties, alleging lost royalties amounting to at least $1 million across four records released between 2006 and 2010. 

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Marvel, Jack Kirby Estate Settlement Brings End to High-Stakes Battle

Marvel, Jack Kirby Estate Settlement Brings End to High-Stakes Battle

On Friday, Marvel ended a long and bitter feud with the estate of comic book legend Jack Kirby, announcing a settlement just days before the U.S. Supreme Court had scheduled a conference to discuss whether to take up a case with potentially billions on the line.

"Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. Kirby's significant role in Marvel's history," read a joint statement from Marvel and the Kirby family.

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Paramount Chief Brad Grey Beats Appeal Over Wiretapping of 'Scary Movie' Producer (Exclusive)

Paramount Chief Brad Grey Beats Appeal Over Wiretapping of 'Scary Movie' Producer (Exclusive)

Paramount Pictures chief Brad Grey remains free of legal responsibility for the wiretapping of Scary Movie executive producer Bo Zenga. On Wednesday, a California appeals court affirmed the trial judge’s ruling that Zenga waited too long to file his lawsuit.

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Nicollette Sheridan Denied Retrial Again in 'Desperate Housewives' Case

Nicollette Sheridan Denied Retrial Again in 'Desperate Housewives' Case

Nicollette Sheridan has again been denied a retrial of her allegations that she was fired from Desperate Housewives when she complained that creator Marc Cherry hit her in an argument on set.

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MGM Wins First Round Against Universal in Lawsuit Over 'James Bond Knockoff'

MGM Wins First Round Against Universal in Lawsuit Over 'James Bond Knockoff'

Universal Pictures has failed in its first attempt to get a California federal judge to toss MGM’s lawsuit over the Aaron Berg-scripted spy film project, Section 6.

MGM and Danjaq, rights-holders of the lucrative James Bond franchise, brought the lawsuit in April and labeled Section 6 as a “James Bond knockoff.”

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Cablevision Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Labor Union

Cablevision Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Labor Union

The war between Cablevision and the Communication Workers of America is well past the point of ugliness, having triggered, among other events, hijacked industry conferences and a challenge to President Barack Obama's authority. Now, throw in a defamation lawsuit.

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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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