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WWE Runs Into Judge's Smackdown in Advance of Wrestlemania (Exclusive)

WWE Runs Into Judge's Smackdown in Advance of Wrestlemania (Exclusive)

The best match at Wrestlemania 30 this Sunday at the Superdome in New Orleans might not be Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H, but rather WWE CEO Vince McMahon against 100 John Does.

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Aereo Gets Support From Cable Operators, Law Professors, Tech Industry

Aereo Gets Support From Cable Operators, Law Professors, Tech Industry

From office watercooler conversations to Twitter chatter, television has long been a social medium. So it's no surprise that many people have something to say about the upcoming April 22 hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court that could influence the future of the industry.

Both TV broadcasters and Aereo have friends. And thus, the Supreme Court has been besieged with amicus briefs.

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Six-Year Legal Battle Over Kenneth Lonergan's 'Margaret' Finally Ends (Exclusive)

Six-Year Legal Battle Over Kenneth Lonergan's 'Margaret' Finally Ends (Exclusive)

As time stands divided against potential, there will be no marching back of the clock to relive the unfulfilled commercial promise of Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret, released in 2011 amid legal intrigue. The film can now be judged on its artistic merits as the lawsuits that dragged in its wake have now been regulated to the past. On Wednesday, film financier Gary Gilbert filed a formal request for dismissal to the once high-profile turf battle.

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Warner Bros. Wins $2.57 Million Ruling Over 'Wizard of Oz' Merchandise

Warner Bros. Wins $2.57 Million Ruling Over 'Wizard of Oz' Merchandise

Exactly eight years after suing over merchandise associated with The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind and several Tom and Jerry short films, Warner Bros. has been handed a $2.57 million victory by a Missouri federal judge.

OSCARS VIDEO: Pink Pays Tribute to 'Wizard of Oz' With Rousing 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' Rendition

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Netflix, Amazon Sued by Former Executive in Million-Dollar Lawsuit

A former executive at Netflix has filed a defamation lawsuit against both the digital streaming service and Amazon, claiming that Netflix leveraged its status as a key Amazon customer to ensure he would be fired from his new job there.

In a lawsuit filed at the Los Angeles Supreme Court on Tuesday, Jerry Kowal alleges defamation, false light invasion of privacy, civil conspiracy, intention of interference of employment relationship, blacklisting and wrongful termination.

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Ex-'Idol' Hopefuls Lean on Stats to Save Racism Lawsuit

Ex-'Idol' Hopefuls Lean on Stats to Save Racism Lawsuit

Judge Naomi Buchwald might wish to confer with Nate Silver in her chambers.

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SAG-AFTRA Presses on With Talent Managers Code

Undeterred by opposition from talent managers associations, SAG-AFTRA is continuing to promote its voluntary Personal Managers Code of Ethics and Conduct, which was released last month. The union announced Monday that it has set a bicoastal member meeting on the topic for April 15 at 12 p.m. PT.

The meeting comes after a similar session held March 21 by the union for a capacity crowd of more than 300 members, held via video conference in Los Angeles and New York.

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News Corp Able to Dismiss Shareholder Lawsuit Over Hacking Fallout

A federal judge in New York has given News Corp and its leader Rupert Murdoch a reprieve from claims of concealing information related to illegal news-gathering practices, such as phone hacking at its U.K. tabloids.

The lawsuit was filed by the Avon Pension Fund on behalf of themselves and others who purchased News Corp. stock between Feb. 15 and July 18, 2011.

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Notorious B.I.G. Estate Files Pre-emptive Lawsuit Over Song Sample (Exclusive)

Notorious B.I.G. Estate Files Pre-emptive Lawsuit Over Song Sample (Exclusive)

With various musicians being sued left and right over decades-old sampling sins, one could hardly expect a recording artist who has been dead for 17 years to be given a pass.

Now, the estate of Notorious B.I.G., the late rapper born Christopher Wallace, has filed a lawsuit seeking declaratory relief that his song "The What" on Ready to Die isn't a copyright infringement of the song, "Can't Say Enough About Mom," co-written by soul singer Leroy Hutson and Michael Hawkins.

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Is a Mickey Mouse v. Deadmau5 Trademark Battle Brewing?

Is a Mickey Mouse v. Deadmau5 Trademark Battle Brewing?

On Friday, Disney let it be known at the U.S. Trademark Office that it is investigating a trademark registration filed by Deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse"). This one is intriguing.

Deadmau5 is the stage name of EDM star Joel Zimmerman.

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Gawker Targets Quentin Tarantino's Motive for 'Hateful Eight' Lawsuit

Gawker Targets Quentin Tarantino's Motive for 'Hateful Eight' Lawsuit

Before a California judge has his say, Gawker is getting another word in edgewise in the ongoing legal controversy surrounding the leak of Quentin Tarantino's unproduced script, Hateful Eight.

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Disney's 'Frozen' Trailer Targeted in Copyright Lawsuit

Disney's 'Frozen' Trailer Targeted in Copyright Lawsuit

Hollywood theft lawsuits are common, but rare is one that mainly takes issue with a film teaser.

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Lawsuit Aims to Halt Warner Bros.' 'The Conjuring' Sequels (Exclusive)

Lawsuit Aims to Halt Warner Bros.' 'The Conjuring' Sequels (Exclusive)

With about $318 million in worldwide box office, Warner Bros' The Conjuring spooked many moviegoers last year. Naturally, the studio wants a sequel and has targeted Oct. 23, 2015, as the date for the follow-up about two paranormal investigators who come to the aid of a family living in a haunted house.

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Justin Bieber, Usher Beat $10 Million Song Plagiarism Lawsuit (Exclusive)

Justin Bieber, Usher Beat $10 Million Song Plagiarism Lawsuit (Exclusive)

Justin Bieber and Usher have prevailed in a lawsuit that claimed the two had stolen the 2010 song, "Somebody to Love."

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