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MAR
26
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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
10 HRS

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 LA 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
1 day

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
2 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
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
6 DAYS

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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MAR
20
6 DAYS

Fox News Wants Appeals Court to Examine Transformational Value of Social Media

Fox News Wants Appeals Court to Examine Transformational Value of Social Media

On Thursday, Fox News requested a federal judge's permission for an interlocutory appeal in a dispute concerning how it used a 9/11 photograph on Facebook. If given the green light, the cable news network would be leading an attempt to allow social media users expansive fair use to copyrighted works.

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MAR
20
6 DAYS

CBS Sued Over 'Hawaii Five-O' Theme by Composer's Family

CBS Sued Over 'Hawaii Five-O' Theme by Composer's Family

Who knows whether U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg watches Hawaii Five-0, but thanks to something she wrote last year, the theme song may have to change.

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MAR
19
7 DAYS

Universal Music Countersued In Battle Over In-Flight Music

Universal Music Countersued In Battle Over In-Flight Music

In 2014 Universal became the second major label, after Sony, to battle airlines' rights to in-flight music. The recording giant filed suit that September over the use of music and videos by Taylor Swift, Weezer, Kanye West and other artists.

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