Horace Edwards, the retired naval officer who last month sued the makers and distributors of Citizenfour, has filed an amended complaint that names the "United States of America" as a putative involuntary plaintiff.
On Tuesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals weighed in on the lengthy legal battle over companies formerly run by David Bergstein. The appeals circuit rules that a bankruptcy court acted within its discretion to remove the film producer as manager of Pangea Media Group and place the company into bankruptcy proceedings.
Normally, the quietest month for Major League Baseball is January. Not this year. Next week, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will consider the league's attempt to appeal a judge's refusal to stop an antitrust lawsuit that takes aim at the way that games are packaged and distributed for television. And then there's the separate and nasty intraleague war happening between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals over TV money.
Iggy Azalea has gotten a judge on Monday to issue a preliminary injunction that prevents some of her songs from being released by music companies working with ex-boyfriend Maurice Williams (aka rapper Hefe Wine).
On Friday, The Walt Disney Company, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures and Blue Sky Studios fired heavy legal artillery at a proposed class-action lawsuit that aims to punish the studios for allegedly conspiring to deny workers in the visual effects community better work opportunities. The defendants are demanding a dismissal on new antitrust claims as coming too late and being bereft of necessary factual support.
SAG-AFTRA members have approved an agreement previously reached with broadcast television networks and producers for a renewal of the Network Television Code (Netcode) pact.
The contract, which was approved with 96.5 percent of members voting in favor, covers syndicated dramatic programs, daytime serials (soap operas), promotional announcements, variety, quiz, game, reality, talk, news, sports and other non-dramatic programs.
Nearly two decades after Kelly Van Halen divorced drummer Alex Van Halen, she's free to continue to use her famous last name on designer merchandise. All it took was three years of fighting at the U.S. Trademark Office and another 15 months in a California federal courtroom. On Monday, attorneys for both Van Halen parties informed a judge that a lawsuit filed in October 2013 should be dismissed.
The Walt Disney Co. has struck a major blow in its long-running battle with the creators of the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement.
At a hearing on Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court judge William Highberger fully granted the ABC parent company’s motion for summary adjudication against the claims filed by Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean and their affiliated production companies.
MGM won’t be taking Universal to court over James Bond.
The studio and Bond rightsholder Danjaq have settled their lawsuit over Universal’s spy film Section 6, which they’d claimed was "a James Bond knockoff." In court papers filed on Wednesday, MGM and Danjaq dismissed their copyright infringement suit against the studio and screenwriter Aaron Berg.
The parties have come to an agreement, but MGM and Danjaq are reserving the right to sue again if there's something in the film they don't like.