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Music Biz Agent Claims Colleague Defamed Him Through Twitter Impersonation

Music Biz Agent Claims Colleague Defamed Him Through Twitter Impersonation

Joseph Cassiere, a booking agent in the music industry, has brought a lawsuit against a former colleague who allegedly set up a Twitter account to impersonate him and make him "appear to be foolish, inept and sexually perverted."

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Frank Darabont's 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit: CAA Won't Have to Hand Over Its Cable TV Deals

Frank Darabont's 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit: CAA Won't Have to Hand Over Its Cable TV Deals

A New York judge won't lose focus in Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont's ongoing lawsuit against AMC over the millions of dollars allegedly owed from the success of the zombie series. At a court hearing on Tuesday, New York Supreme Court Justice Eileen Bransten decided that CAA — a co-plaintiff in the case — won't have to turn over cable TV contingent compensation agreements that the talent agency has handled.

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Did the California Labor Commissioner Just Shake Up the Music Industry?

Did the California Labor Commissioner Just Shake Up the Music Industry?

Every so often, California's requirement that talent agents be licensed mucks up relationships in the entertainment industry. On Monday, the California Labor Commissioner promulgated a decision that has the potential to be a huge disrupter in the music business, changing how artists, producers and record labels co-exist with each other.

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Los Angeles Clippers Sold to Steve Ballmer for $2 Billion

Los Angeles Clippers Sold to Steve Ballmer for $2 Billion

Despite Donald Sterling’s legal efforts to block it, the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion was completed today, according to Ballmer’s attorney Adam Streisand.

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'One Life to Live' Producer Plans to Liquidate

'One Life to Live' Producer Plans to Liquidate

Anyone want a piece of soap opera history?

Prospect Park Networks, the company that attempted to re-launch One Life to Live and All My Children as web-only series, has announced its intention to liquidate assets in its ongoing bankruptcy case. The prize might be a front-row seat at a trial against ABC that could be coming soon.

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Lawsuit Explores Who Owns Rights to a Stax Records Musical

Lawsuit Explores Who Owns Rights to a Stax Records Musical

Just last month, Concord Music Group announced that it was developing a Broadway musical about the iconic music label Stax Records, which launched the careers of such soul artists as Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Booker T. & the MG’s amid the racial tension of the civil rights era. Stuart Benjamin, the Academy Award-nominated producer of Ray, is co-developing the musical, and the plan is to launch by spring of 2016.

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Kevin Costner Settles Lawsuit Over 'Robin Hood' Profits (Exclusive)

Kevin Costner Settles Lawsuit Over 'Robin Hood' Profits (Exclusive)

On the verge of jury trial, Kevin Costner has settled a lawsuit that accused Morgan Creek Productions of hiding profits from him for the 1991 hit Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

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San Diego Comic-Con Sues Utah Convention Over Name

San Diego Comic-Con Sues Utah Convention Over Name

Organizers of the biggest comic-book convention in the nation sued their counterparts in Salt Lake City over the event's name, saying it confuses fans into thinking the two are affiliated. 

San Diego Comic-Con's lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Southern California, says the use of "comic con" in Salt Lake Comic Con's name constitutes federal trademark infringement. 

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Judge Rules MLB's Antitrust Exemption Doesn't Apply to Television Broadcast Rights

Judge Rules MLB's Antitrust Exemption Doesn't Apply to Television Broadcast Rights

Friday was a momentous day in the world of sports broadcasting. What got most of the headlines was a California federal judge's landmark ruling holding that the NCAA violated antitrust law by restraining athletes from licensing their names and images in TV game telecasts. Over in New York, another federal judge weighing an antitrust lawsuit involving broadcasting in professional sports issued a decision that could have huge consequences.

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Donald Sterling's Petition to Stay Clippers Sale Ruling Denied by Appellate Court

Donald Sterling's Petition to Stay Clippers Sale Ruling Denied by Appellate Court

Donald Sterling's petition against the ruling that authorized his wife to sell the Los Angeles Clippers has been denied.

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NCAA Athletes Win Antitrust Lawsuit That Could Pave Way for Pay

NCAA Athletes Win Antitrust Lawsuit That Could Pave Way for Pay

In a ruling that figures to change the face of the multi-billion dollar business that is college athletics, a federal judge has ruled in favor of NCAA athletes including former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon in allegations that the NCAA unlawfully restrains them from licensing their names and images in TV game telecasts and videogames.

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Viacom Demands Cablevision Loses Rights to MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central (Exclusive)

Viacom Demands Cablevision Loses Rights to MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central (Exclusive)

Viacom is ramping up its defense of an antitrust lawsuit brought by Cablevision by alleging the cable operator committed fraud in the parties' last TV carriage deal. In counterclaims lodged in New York federal court, Viacom is now demanding that its contract with Cablevision be rescinded.

The charge focuses on the agreement worked out between the two sides in December 2012. Viacom now says that Cablevision had a "secret plan" during those negotiations and wouldn't reveal the secret lest "negotiations would have come to a screeching halt."

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Producer of Steve Jobs Film Sued Over $2 Million Loan

Producer of Steve Jobs Film Sued Over $2 Million Loan

Just like Steve Jobs, last year's biopic of the Apple co-founder starring Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad is gone but not forgotten.

Three Point Capital has filed a lawsuit in Texas federal court against producers of the $12 million film Jobs.

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Hollywood Docket: 'Storage Wars' Rigging; Disney's Legal Bill; 'Ricky Bobby' Saloon

Hollywood Docket: 'Storage Wars' Rigging; Disney's Legal Bill; 'Ricky Bobby' Saloon

Storage Wars star David Hester’s lawsuit against A&E is over.

Hester has withdrawn the lawsuit he filed in 2012 alleging that the show is rigged and that he was wrongfully terminated, and a judge ruled the case was completed on July 30.

There seem to be no hard feelings between the star and the network: Hester is set to return to the high-rated reality series on Aug. 12.

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