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JUL
11
16 HRS

Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Deadly Crash

Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Deadly Crash

Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over a New Jersey Turnpike accident that left one person dead and several people hospitalized, including the 30 Rock actor.

Walmart driver Kevin Roper allegedly plowed into a limousine van carrying Morgan on June 7. Morgan and others injured in the accident allege negligence on Walmart's part in a lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey.

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JUL
11
22 HRS

Hollywood Docket: 'Blurred Lines'; Bob Marley; TV Stunt Accident

Hollywood Docket: 'Blurred Lines'; Bob Marley; TV Stunt Accident

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams will be getting potentially key evidence in their efforts to show that last year's summer mega-hit, "Blurred Lines," is not a copyright infringement of Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up."

On Thursday, a California federal judge ordered the Gaye family to produce any documents relating to a musicologist retained by EMI who came to the conclusion that Gaye's song wasn't infringed.

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JUL
11
1 day

'Innocence of Muslims': Appeals Court Amends Controversial Ruling

'Innocence of Muslims': Appeals Court Amends Controversial Ruling

On Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals readdressed Garcia v. Google, its controversial ruling in February that held that Innocence of Muslims actress Cindy Lee Garcia could assert a copyright interest in her performance in the film and ordered Google to remove the inflammatory anti-Islamic film from YouTube.

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JUL
9
3 DAYS

David Hasselhoff, Nat Geo Sued Over Berlin Wall Documentary

David Hasselhoff, Nat Geo Sued Over Berlin Wall Documentary

David Hasselhoff is being sued for appearing in one too many Berlin Wall documentaries.

Hasselhoff allegedly agreed to tell his story for one documentary — and later signed on for a National Geographic Channel documentary with a similar theme, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Read the complaint here.

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JUL
9
3 DAYS

Aereo Lays Out New Survival Strategy in Letter to Judge

Aereo Lays Out New Survival Strategy in Letter to Judge

The Supreme Court has handed down its big decision on the legality of Aereo, but that doesn't mean that the fussing is over. In fact, in a letter Wednesday to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, the upstart tech company hints at a new plan.

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JUL
9
3 DAYS

NBC 'Dateline' Defamation Lawsuit Revived by Appeals Court

NBC 'Dateline' Defamation Lawsuit Revived by Appeals Court

On Wednesday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a judge had too quickly dismissed an insurance broker's defamation lawsuit against NBCUniversal, reporter Chris Hansen and others over a 2008 Dateline segment titled "Tricks of the Trade."

"This case is anything but normal," writes Circuit Judge Terrence O'Brien.

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JUL
9
3 DAYS

Jay Z Faces Sound Engineer's Bold Claim Over Song Rights

Jay Z Faces Sound Engineer's Bold Claim Over Song Rights

After being accused by Jay Z of stealing master recordings of seminal work, Chauncey Mahan has responded with a provocative lawsuit against the hip-hop star and Roc Nation.

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JUL
8
4 DAYS

John Wayne's Heirs Sue Duke University Over Trademark Rights to Alcohol (Exclusive)

John Wayne's Heirs Sue Duke University Over Trademark Rights to Alcohol (Exclusive)

John Wayne was known in his legendary Hollywood acting career as "The Duke," but his heirs are annoyed that a famous university located in North Carolina is getting in the way of "Duke" alcohol — specifically, bourbon.

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JUL
8
4 DAYS

Insane Clown Posse Appeals Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Justice Department

Insane Clown Posse Appeals Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Justice Department

On Tuesday, the Insane Clown Posse and four of their "Juggalo" fans asked the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a judge's ruling late last month rejecting the hip-hop group's lawsuit against the Justice Department.

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JUL
7
5 DAYS

NFL Concussion Settlement Gets Preliminary Approval

NFL Concussion Settlement Gets Preliminary Approval

U.S. District Judge Anita Brody has given her tentative nod to a settlement covering some 5,000 former professional football players who allege that the league concealed the risks of head injuries.

Preliminary approval of the deal follows the federal judge's rejection last year of a $765 million settlement. At the time, despite the sides believing that the amount would be enough, the judge expressed her concern that it might be inadequate to cover those who qualified for payments.

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JUL
7
5 DAYS

Investors Say They Have Evidence of Paramount Pictures Financing Fraud

Investors Say They Have Evidence of Paramount Pictures Financing Fraud

In an effort to advance a lawsuit against Paramount Pictures that has survived for more than a half-decade, some Wall Street institutional investment groups are now pointing to evidence they believe shows the studio "procured financing for a slate of motion pictures by fraud."

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JUL
3
1 week

'Butterfly Effect' Production Company Sued For Failing to Share Film's Profits

'Butterfly Effect' Production Company Sued For Failing to Share Film's Profits

Production company Benderspink filed a lawsuit on Thursday claiming it is owed profit shares from the 2004 Ashton Kutcher thriller, The Butterfly Effect

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Named in the lawsuit that was filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court were FilmEngine, Highwire, Roulette and Rhulen, which are described as "interrelated film production companies."

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JUL
3
1 week

Hollywood Docket: Peter Fonda Withdraws Lawsuit Against Dolce & Gabbana

Hollywood Docket: Peter Fonda Withdraws Lawsuit Against Dolce & Gabbana

Peter Fonda has dismissed a lawsuit against Dolce & Gabbana and Nordstrom that alleged the fashion house depicted his image on Easy Rider shirts without his permission.

The 74-year-old actor filed his lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court last July. The complaint alleged he had "suffered injuries to his peace, happiness, feelings, goodwill, reputation, image, loss of fair market value of his services, and dilution of his current and future publicity value."

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JUL
2
1 week

Agency Sues '2 Broke Girls' Star for Failing to Pay Commissions

Agency Sues '2 Broke Girls' Star for Failing to Pay Commissions

Global Artists Agency is suing comedian Garrett Morris, claiming he failed to pay his commissions on CBS' 2 Broke Girls.

Morris allegedly entered in an oral agreement with the agency back in 2009, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Read the complaint here.

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