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.
On Monday, the same day that Judge Faith was scheduled to premiere in syndication, Jerry Kupcinet sued over being excluded from the TV show.
Kupcinet is most notable for producing Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown, and according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, was on his way towards taking the helm of the new judge television show, which features former New York District Attorney Prosecutor Faith Jenkins.
A California federal judge has delivered a legal earthquake in the music industry by declaring Flo & Eddie of The Turtles the victors in a lawsuit against SiriusXM over the public performance of pre-1972 sound recordings. The plaintiffs are seeking $100 million in damages, but the money is hardly the only consequence of a ruling on Monday that could eventually disrupt the operations of the satellite radio giant as well as other services like Pandora.
Warner Bros. has promoted 31-year veteran Hank Lachmund to executive vice president, industrial relations, and leader of the studio’s labor relations operation, the studio announced Monday. He’ll report to John Rogovin, executive vice president and general counsel.
There might come a time when Hollywood actors rally behind former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega in his lawsuit alleging that the blockbuster video game, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, violates his publicity rights. Until then, under the category of "strange bedfellows," comes former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has snuggled up to Activision Blizzard in its campaign to protect its violent game.
More details have emerged in Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash's lawsuit against Lee Daniels over the Oscar-nominated filmmaker's work on such films as The Butler, Precious, The Paperboy, The Woodsman, Shadowboxer and Tennessee.
In the Delaware Court of Chancery, Al Jazeera has responded in force to Al Gore's bombshell lawsuit claiming the Qatari-backed network is withholding money from its $500 million acquisition of Current TV to "buy favor with its distributors."