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Judge Waives Off Aereo's Emergency Motion About 'Bleeding to Death'

Judge Waives Off Aereo's Emergency Motion About 'Bleeding to Death'

On Thursday night, Aereo pleaded for its life to a New York federal judge, claiming it was "bleeding to death" in its current nonoperational state.

On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Alison Nathan reacted swiftly, knocking Aereo for having "jumped the gun in filing, without authorization, its motion for emergency consideration of preliminary injunction issues upon remand."

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Lionsgate Sues Over 'Expendables 3' Leak (Exclusive)

Lionsgate Sues Over 'Expendables 3' Leak (Exclusive)

Lionsgate is taking legal action against the anonymous individuals who shared online an advance copy of The Expendables 3, starring Sylvester Stallone.

On Thursday, the film company filed a lawsuit in California federal court against "John Does 1-10."

Read the Complaint Here

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Hollywood Lawyer Marty Singer Wins $323K After Beating Extortion Claim

Hollywood Lawyer Marty Singer Wins $323K After Beating Extortion Claim

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ordered Big Brother contestant and VH1 Famous Food host Mike Malin to fork over $323,689 after losing a claim that attorney Marty Singer had extorted him.

The case made waves in the Hollywood legal community and beyond when it went up to a California appeals court last year.

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Lawsuit Over Disney's 'Frozen' Trailer Heats Up After Judge Rejects Dismissal

Lawsuit Over Disney's 'Frozen' Trailer Heats Up After Judge Rejects Dismissal

Kelly Wilson, the creator of a short 2D computer-animated film entitled The Snowman, has survived the first round in a copyright lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company over its teaser trailer to the blockbuster film, Frozen.

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Judge Examines Fairness of Apple's E-Books Settlement

Judge Examines Fairness of Apple's E-Books Settlement

Let's talk class-action math. A boring subject, perhaps, but at stake is whether millions of e-book customers are getting a fair deal in a proposed settlement meant to address a judge-determined pricing conspiracy.

On July 16, New York's attorney general Eric Schneiderman and others put out a press release announcing the settlement of antitrust claims. What was highlighted, "Settlement With Apple Could Result In Payments To Consumers Of Up To $400 Million."

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Summit Knocks 'Twilight' Money Lawsuit Out of U.S. Court (Exclusive)

Summit Knocks 'Twilight' Money Lawsuit Out of U.S. Court (Exclusive)

Less than four months after the lawsuit commenced, Summit Distribution has gotten a California judge to dismiss claims that it cheated U.K. movie distributor and financier Goldcrest Film Distribution III Limited of money from the highly profitable 2008 movie Twilight.

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Viacom Spent Millions After MTV Showed Dead Man's Body

Viacom Spent Millions After MTV Showed Dead Man's Body

From the annals of reality show nightmares comes the tale of how Viacom had to spend millions of dollars after the MTV reality series T.I.'s Road to Redemption showed a dead man's body during its premiere episode, titled "You Are Responsible for Your Own Actions."

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Suing Auction House Over Bruce Lee Poster

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Suing Auction House Over Bruce Lee Poster

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says his signed Bruce Lee poster is being auctioned off against his wishes — and he's fighting to get it back.

The former NBA star has filed a lawsuit against Julien's Auction House to retrieve 152 personal items, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Bryan Singer Sex Abuse Accuser Dropped by Lawyer

Bryan Singer Sex Abuse Accuser Dropped by Lawyer

With director Bryan Singer's motion to dismiss the teen sex abuse lawsuit filed against him by Michael Egan still pending in Hawaii, Egan's attorney Jeff Herman is withdrawing from the case, Herman said in a statement Tuesday.

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SCOTUSblog Founder Joins Marvel Superhero Appeal for Jack Kirby Estate (Exclusive)

SCOTUSblog Founder Joins Marvel Superhero Appeal for Jack Kirby Estate (Exclusive)

In what might be yet another sign that Marvel should begin to fret that the U.S. Supreme Court could review a massive superhero rights dispute, the respected attorney Tom Goldstein is now co-representing Jack Kirby's family members. Goldstein is perhaps most famous for running the invaluable SCOTUSblog, which on July 21 highlighted Kirby v. Marvel Characters as its "Petition of the Day."

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Major League Baseball Embroiled in Explosive Legal War Over TV Deals (Exclusive)

Major League Baseball Embroiled in Explosive Legal War Over TV Deals (Exclusive)

On the verge of retirement, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig probably doesn't want baseball fans to read this story. In fact, he's threatened to "impose the strongest sanctions available" on two team owners for what's about to be detailed.

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Family Files Lawsuit Over Use of Dead Relative's Photo on 'Southland'

A woman and her daughter filed a lawsuit Monday charging an autopsy photo of their son/brother who was murdered that is part of a montage at the beginning of the TV show Southland violates their privacy, has inflicted great distress and caused other problems.

The suit in Los Angeles Superior Court claims the picture of their dead relative was misappropriated and has unjustly enriched the defendants.

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Paramount Slams Opposing Lawyers in Film Investment Lawsuit

Paramount Slams Opposing Lawyers in Film Investment Lawsuit

On Friday, Paramount Pictures renewed its bid to have a New York federal judge dismiss a nearly six-year-old lawsuit that alleges the film studio committed fraud in raising financing for its "Melrose I" slate of movies, including Mean Girls, Elizabethtown, Collateral and remakes of The Manchurian Candidate, The Stepford Wives and Alfie.

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'Conjuring' Producer Calls Warner Bros.' $750,000 Check Insufficient for Sequels

'Conjuring' Producer Calls Warner Bros.' $750,000 Check Insufficient for Sequels

When Warner Bros. officially announced on July 7 that the sequel to The Conjuring, entitled Annabelle, would come out this autumn, it might have been under normal circumstances a celebratory moment for those involved in building the budding horror franchise. After all, the first film grossed an astounding $318 million worldwide.

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