Earlier today, talent manager Randy Jamessued his partner Miles Levy for allegedly diverting James Franco's commissions. According to the lawsuit, the fraud was perpetrated with the help of Steven Blatt at Tanner Mainstain, a financial management firm with an illustrious client list.
Now Tanner Mainstain has wasted no time in filing a counterclaim against both James and Levy.
Hollywood theft lawsuits are common, but not every day does one allege a television show about conspiracy and clones is itself essentially a clone born through no good.
Stephen Hendricks has now filed a $5 million copyright infringement lawsuit in California federal court against BBC and series producer Temple Street Productions for lifting the critically acclaimed drama Orphan Black from his own work.
James Franco's talent manager embezzled part of the actor's management commissions, says a lawsuit filed on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The actor isn't a direct party to the lawsuit, which involves two business partners, Miles Levy and Randy James, who, according to the complaint, have known each other for 50 years. The friendship since childhood now appears to be torn apart over alleged deceit.
BEVERLY HILLS -- In what was called "the toast, the roast and making the most of L. Lee Phillips," the well-known music industry lawyer was honored Wednesday evening as the Beverly Hills Bar Association's 2014 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year.
Bryan Singer, director, producer and writer of more than two dozen productions including the X-Men films, was accused Wednesday in a federal lawsuit of having sexually abused a 17-year-old boy at estates in Los Angeles and Kailua, Hawaii where firearms, drugs and alcohol were present. The alleged conduct took place in 1999 and included rape and other physical force and forced intoxication with cocaine, including at "sordid parties," according to the highly graphic lawsuit.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito will not be sitting out the Aereo case next week, an entry on the Court’s public docket revealed Wednesday. Alito had previously been listed as recused, setting up the possibility of a 4-4 tie in the case, which would have left in place a welter of conflicting lower-court decisions that ratify Aereo and similar services in some parts of the country and outlaw them in others.
Not every Hollywood lawsuit ends with a made-for-TV court ruling. Among the pieces of litigation that have been quietly put to bed in the past week are headline-making disputes over whether former Black Flag members could tour as "Flag," Facebook's use of Eminem music in an advertising campaign and a bitter credit fight over Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables.