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'Ghost Hunters' Producer on Eight-Year Legal War: 'Finally, Someone Said, "Enough"'

'Ghost Hunters' Producer on Eight-Year Legal War: 'Finally, Someone Said, "Enough"'

This story first appeared in the April 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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Goldcrest Sues Summit for 'Twilight' Money, Claims Distributor Underreported Revenue

Goldcrest Sues Summit for 'Twilight' Money, Claims Distributor Underreported Revenue

U.K. movie distributor and financier Goldcrest Film Distribution III Limited has filed a breach of contract suit against Summit Distribution, charging that on the 2008 movie Twilight it used “deceptive accounting practices” to “systematically understate revenues and overstate its costs."

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Lawsuit Claims 'Wolf of Wall Street' Financed With Embezzled Money (Exclusive)

Lawsuit Claims 'Wolf of Wall Street' Financed With Embezzled Money (Exclusive)

The source of the $100 million used to finance Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street is being openly questioned in a Los Angeles courtroom.

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Sony Television Prepares for Legal Battle Over 'Shark Tank' Tour

Sony Television Prepares for Legal Battle Over 'Shark Tank' Tour

On ABC's hit reality show, Shark Tank, there's often discussion between the investor "sharks" and the pitching entrepreneurs over the ability for a business idea to be protected. Now, in a case of life imitating television, a Florida courtroom is primed to become the scene of a Shark Tank episode that will never air.

STORY: 'Shark Tank's' Secret: How the ABC Reality Show Became an Unlikely Smash

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Producers Sue Actress for Refusing to Film Nude Sex Scene (Exclusive)

Producers Sue Actress for Refusing to Film Nude Sex Scene (Exclusive)

From the department of "Only in Hollywood" comes the bizarre tale of an actress who is now facing legal claims for at least $85,000 in damages for objecting to doing lovemaking scenes in the nude.

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Courtney Love Hit With $96K Judgment After Missing Settlement Payment

Courtney Love Hit With $96K Judgment After Missing Settlement Payment

Here's incontrovertible proof that Courtney Love is as unique as they come: On the same day that the singer got a victory in court when a new trial was denied to a person she allegedly defamed on Twitter, a judge ordered her to pay nearly $96,000 to a second person she allegedly defamed on Twitter.

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'Hawaii Five-0' Lawsuit Settlement Falls Apart

'Hawaii Five-0' Lawsuit Settlement Falls Apart

The $100 million lawsuit over CBS' reboot of Hawaii Five-0 isn't over.

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Paramount Demands 'Wolf of Wall Street' Defamation Lawsuit Be Dismissed

Paramount Demands 'Wolf of Wall Street' Defamation Lawsuit Be Dismissed

Meet Andrew Greene, who worked at the corrupt brokerage house Stratton Oakmont between 1993 and 1996 and claimed in a defamation lawsuit filed last month that he was the basis for the character Nicky "Rugrat" Koskoff in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street.

Was that smart?

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Hollywood Studios Launch Lawsuit Against Megaupload

Hollywood Studios Launch Lawsuit Against Megaupload

Two years ago, Kim Dotcom had just finished partying with some big musicians when New Zealand law enforcement raided his mansion. The Megaupload founder didn't know what was happening at the time, but the U.S. government had just indicted him for criminal copyright infringement and racketeering.

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Former MTV Intern's Class Action Lawsuit Moving Forward

A former MTV intern's proposed class action lawsuit against the network and parent company Viacom will move forward, with the company's interns from the previous three years eligible to join.

United States District Judge Jesse M. Furman ruled Friday that Casey O'Jeda has demonstrated that he and the company's other unpaid interns may have been victims of policies that violated labor laws.

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'Jersey Shore' Producer Hit With Class Action Suit for Overtime Pay

'Jersey Shore' Producer Hit With Class Action Suit for Overtime Pay

A former video editor has filed a class action lawsuit against 495 Productions, the company behind Jersey Shore and other reality programs, charging it with unfair business practices and saying it failed to pay for overtime work, violated minimum wage laws and acted improperly in other ways.

The suit was filed in L.A. Superior Court on Friday by Philip J. Pucci, a Los Angeles resident who worked for 495 Productions from October 2012 through February 2013 as an assistant editor on multiple shows.

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MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Must Again Face Partnership Lawsuit

MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Must Again Face Partnership Lawsuit

Talk show host Ed Schultz likes to talk about labor issues on his MSNBC show, but he is now facing renewed claims of cheating a man who allegedly worked to get him into the television business. On Friday, the D.C. Circuit Appeals Court reversed in part a district judge's dismissal and went out of its way to remand for further proceedings a claim that Schultz breached a partnership agreement.

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NBCU Prevails in Epic 'Ghost Hunters' Legal Battle

NBCU Prevails in Epic 'Ghost Hunters' Legal Battle

After more than seven years of litigation, including at one point a bad setback that NBCUniversal attempted to bring to the Supreme Court's attention, the entertainment giant has finally beaten a lawsuit that claimed it had stolen the idea behind the hit Syfy reality show Ghost Hunters. This week, a California appeals court ordered a lower court to grant the studio summary judgment because the plaintiffs hadn't brought their claims in a timely fashion. The ruling follows a vindication several months ago for series producer Pilgrim Films & Television.

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MGM Claims Universal's 'Section 6' Is James Bond Knockoff in Lawsuit

MGM Claims Universal's 'Section 6' Is James Bond Knockoff in Lawsuit

MGM and Danjaq, rights-holders of the lucrative James Bond franchise, are now in a legal battle against Universal over Section 6, an upcoming film about the early days of the U.K.'s spy agency.

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