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JAN
7
3 WKS

Judge Freezes 'Birdman' Payouts to Some of Film's Investors (Exclusive)

Birdman, the acclaimed film starring Michael Keaton, is already a commercial success, reaping more than $25 million to date, but some of the revenue will be sitting in a bank account rather than being distributed to some of the film's investors.

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JAN
7
3 WKS

Universal Music Files Copyright Lawsuit Over Mixtapes Sent to Prisoners (Exclusive)

In the past year, record companies have been in court claiming copyright infringement on planes in the sky and in automobiles on the road. Not every target has to be moving. Some are in prisons.

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JAN
6
3 WKS

Will a Jury Get to Hear Marvin Gaye Sing at the 'Blurred Lines' Trial Next Month?

Will a Jury Get to Hear Marvin Gaye Sing at the 'Blurred Lines' Trial Next Month?

Next month, many ears will be attuned to a federal courtroom in California where the family of Marvin Gaye will do battle against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke over the controversial creation of the mega-hit song, "Blurred Lines."

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JAN
6
3 WKS

Retired Football Players Allowed to Advance in Lawsuit Over EA's 'Madden NFL'

Retired Football Players Allowed to Advance in Lawsuit Over EA's 'Madden NFL'

On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to end a lawsuit over Madden NFL, the popular football video game series published by Electronic Arts.

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JAN
5
3 WKS

Marlon Wayans Beats Actor's Lawsuit Over Offensive Tweet

Marlon Wayans Beats Actor's Lawsuit Over Offensive Tweet

Marlon Wayans has successfully defended a lawsuit over an allegedly racially insensitive tweet after a California judge took an expansive view of how the First Amendment covers the creative process.

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JAN
5
3 WKS

Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Sues Justice Department Over Surveillance

Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Sues Justice Department Over Surveillance

Sharyl Attkisson, a former investigative reporter for CBS News, is alleging in a new lawsuit that the Barack Obama administration has gone too far in its cybersecurity efforts.

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JAN
5
3 WKS

U.S. Government Turns Attention to Kim Dotcom's Wife

U.S. Government Turns Attention to Kim Dotcom's Wife

In the two years since United States authorities caused the shutdown of Megaupload and lodged a criminal indictment against Kim Dotcom for allegedly aiding and abetting massive copyright infringement, the case has taken many twists and turns. But perhaps nothing is as shockingly personal as court papers filed by the U.S. government Dec.

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JAN
5
3 WKS

Viacom Settles Intern Class Action Lawsuit (Exclusive)

Viacom Settles Intern Class Action Lawsuit (Exclusive)

Viacom is about to become the latest media giant to stage an exit from the messy litigation over unpaid internships. On New Year's Eve, attorneys informed a New York federal judge that the company had come to a deal in principle to settle a class action lawsuit challenging whether its old intern program violated minimum wage and other labor laws.

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DEC
30
4 WKS

Complexities Multiply for Hollywood Sex Abuse Accuser After Criminal Indictment, Civil Suit (Analysis)

Complexities Multiply for Hollywood Sex Abuse Accuser After Criminal Indictment, Civil Suit (Analysis)

Michael Egan — who sued X-Men director Bryan Singer and three others earlier this year for 1997-1999 teen sex abuse in Los Angeles and Hawaii, only to drop his suits within months in the face of his own contradictory sworn statements — allegedly told at least one individual before filing suit that his money-making plans included going after "Gay Hollywood" with false claims of abuse and that "God, no," he had never actually been abused.

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DEC
30
4 WKS

Hollywood's Top 10 Legal Disputes of 2014

Hollywood's Top 10 Legal Disputes of 2014

Momentous. That's the word to describe what happened to Hollywood's legal landscape in 2014.

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DEC
29
4 WKS

Sony Hires Top Attorneys to Defend Privacy Breach Lawsuits

Sony Hires Top Attorneys to Defend Privacy Breach Lawsuits

Sony Pictures is readying its defenses for the slew of class-action lawsuits filed against it over the recent hack into employees' personal information. The studio has hired attorneys from WilmerHale to defend it in several of the new lawsuits.

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DEC
23
1 month

Stan Lee Media Can't Revive Billion-Dollar Lawsuit Against Disney

Stan Lee Media Can't Revive Billion-Dollar Lawsuit Against Disney

Is it all over Stan Lee Media?

While the company abandoned by comic book genius Stan Lee has proven that decision after decision won't deter it from attempts to vindicate rights to iconic superheroes like Fantastic Four, X-Men and Spider-Man, Tuesday's ruling against SLM from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals feels like the final nail in the coffin barring any unexpected intervention from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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DEC
23
1 month

Sony Hack: Will Shareholders Sue?

Sony Hack: Will Shareholders Sue?

Six class action lawsuits were filed against Sony Pictures Entertainment last week on behalf of employees and former employees whose personal data was breached by hackers linked by the U.S. government to North Korea, but they’re not the only ones potentially aggrieved.

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DEC
23
1 month

YouTube Star Claims The Collective Withheld Money From 'Annoying Orange' Show (Exclusive)

YouTube Star Claims The Collective Withheld Money From 'Annoying Orange' Show (Exclusive)

It's no secret that YouTube stars have gotten so successful, they are being courted by Hollywood managers, agents and producers. With burgeoning popularity comes business headaches, like that of One Management's digital distribution division, which allegedly has hit such hard times that it has refused to turn over revenue.

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