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Brett Ratner Sued Over 'Hercules' Party Injury

Brett Ratner Sued Over 'Hercules' Party Injury

Hercules was a disappointment at the box office this summer, but the troubles don't stop there for the film's director, Brett Ratner

Lauryn Flynn filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Ratner for injuries she allegedly suffered at his home during a party after the premiere of the Dwayne Johnson film on July 24. 

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Aereo Tells Judge It Can Beat Lawsuit Despite Supreme Court Ruling

Aereo Tells Judge It Can Beat Lawsuit Despite Supreme Court Ruling

On Friday, Aereo filed its opposition to an injunction demanded by television broadcasters. As expected, the digital TV company is asserting that it is a "cable system" and is therefore entitled to a statutory license under Section 111 of the Copyright Act.

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'Die Hard' Director John McTiernan Reveals Next Film Projects at Bankruptcy Hearing (Exclusive)

'Die Hard' Director John McTiernan Reveals Next Film Projects at Bankruptcy Hearing (Exclusive)

Stick around a Wyoming bankruptcy court long enough and you'll never know what you'll hear -- John Travolta signing up for a forthcoming Top Gun-type film, a lack of universal love for the acting chops of Arnold Schwarzenegger, and most especially, what in the world Die Hard director John McTiernan has been up to lately.

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President Obama Nominates New 'Piracy Czar'

President Obama Nominates New 'Piracy Czar'

President Barack Obama has nominated Danny Marti to be the new U.S. intellectual property enforcement coordinator, or “piracy czar.”

Marti is the managing partner of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Washington, D.C., office. He is an Emory University law school graduate, and he served as co-chair of Kilpatrick Townsend’s intellectual asset acquisitions and transactions team from 2010 to 2013. His cases have covered computer fraud and abuse, copyright, cybersquatting and other intellectual property matters.

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HBO Documentary Investor Doesn't Like Director's New Job

HBO Documentary Investor Doesn't Like Director's New Job

Can accepting a position at HBO amount to conversion, misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, breaches of contract and fiduciary duty, violations of Arkansas Security Act and infliction of emotional distress?

Brace yourself: Yes, according to a dentist by the name of Jordan Cooper.

Cooper not only cleans teeth; he says he invested $43,000 in Keith Patterson's documentary of former Texas governor Ann Richards.

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SiriusXM Has Good Week in Important Legal Battle Over Pre-1972 Music

SiriusXM Has Good Week in Important Legal Battle Over Pre-1972 Music

SiriusXM could be on the verge of fending off the first major challenge in an ongoing lawsuit brought by major record labels over its royalty-free broadcasting of pre-1972 music.

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MLB Swings for Appeal in Lawsuit That Could Shake Up Sports Broadcasting

MLB Swings for Appeal in Lawsuit That Could Shake Up Sports Broadcasting

Major League Baseball could be on the cusp of enduring something almost unimaginable: The end of the lucrative system by which professional baseball games are televised by region, consumers pay high prices for out-of-market package fees, and some digital telecasts are blacked out in home markets. 

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'Grand Theft Auto' Maker Looks to Sanction Lindsay Lohan for Suing

'Grand Theft Auto' Maker Looks to Sanction Lindsay Lohan for Suing

Take-Two Interactive, the publisher of Grand Theft Auto V, has told a judge that Lindsay Lohan's publicity rights lawsuit is a publicity grab.

The game company not only wants the lawsuit dismissed, but it demands sanctions too.

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Katherine Heigl Ends Lawsuit Over Duane Reade Tweet (Exclusive)

Katherine Heigl Ends Lawsuit Over Duane Reade Tweet (Exclusive)

Katherine Heigl has withdrawn a $6 million lawsuit against drugstore chain Duane Reade for posting on Twitter and Facebook a paparazzi photo of her carrying the chain's shopping bags.

The actress sued this past April on claims that Duane Reade had violated the false advertising provision of the Lanham Act as well as New York civil rights statutes protecting use of likenesses for purpose of trade.

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Former ICM Interns Seek Class Action Certification

Former ICM Interns Seek Class Action Certification

Two former ICM interns have submitted a motion for class certification in a lawsuit that has the potential of developing into a significant one on the internship front.

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California Senate Votes to Expand Definition of Illegal Sex Tape

California Senate Votes to Expand Definition of Illegal Sex Tape

California lawmakers have unanimously passed an amendment to the state's "revenge porn" law.

According to State Senator Anthony Cannella, who sponsored the legislation, the modified law would include a "selfie," but further explanation seems to be order.

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Warner Bros. Sued Over 'Gilligan's Island' Movie

Warner Bros. Sued Over 'Gilligan's Island' Movie

Travis Dunson has decided to test the long odds by filing a copyright lawsuit against Warner Bros. for allegedly infringing his adaptation of the 1960s television show Gilligan's Island.

He's filed a complaint in Georgia federal court that submits he authored a work in 1999 titled "Gilligan's Island: 7 Stranded Castaways From the Hood," that he had an agent shop the work on his behalf and that Warners' senior vp music told his agent that he had read the script and "loved it."

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The Weinstein Company Wins 'Lovelace' Lawsuit

The Weinstein Company Wins 'Lovelace' Lawsuit

A depiction of oral sex can qualify as transformative fair use in the right context. That's just one of the lessons from a federal judge's ruling on Monday concerning The Weinstein Company's Lovelace, a biopic about porn star Linda Lovelace.

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It's Official: Suing Over Graffiti Is Fashionable

It's Official: Suing Over Graffiti Is Fashionable

As far as the exact moment when street art rose from renegade to mainstream, good arguments could be made for when the work of Keith Haring started selling at contemporary art auctions, or perhaps when Exit Through the Gift Shop was nominated for an Oscar. But the month of August 2014 is certainly going to go down in the annals of graffiti as well.

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