It’s not every day that a group of top Hollywood attorneys defect from one Los Angeles legal giant to another. When top dealmakers Joseph Calabrese and Christopher Breartonmade the leap earlier this month from O’Melveny & Myers to rival Latham & Watkins with four partners in tow, it wasn’t just an upset — it was a shift in the power dynamic of L.A. entertainment law.
What it means to be fit is an age-old question that changes with the cultural currents. The question, though, is going to be examined in a federal trial in a Florida courtroom soon thanks to a novel dispute involving TheBiggest Loser season-seven contestant Tara Costa, who became a breakout star after amazing feats like pulling a two-ton car.
Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf, sisters in the popular EDM group Krewella, have reacted to a $5 million lawsuit filed by founding member Kris Trindl with a wildly different account of what caused his departure.
Fox Broadcasting, Fremantle and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe have prevailed over 10 former contestants on American Idol who alleged they were the victims of racial discrimination in the way they were disqualified.
After filing a copyright lawsuit in August, three street artists are going for the jugular by pushing for an immediate halt to the distribution of Terry Gilliam's Zero Theorem, which allegedly includes scenes of a burnt-out chapel covered by a "blatant misappropriation" of a giant street mural in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Nearly 10 years after joining forces with Rob Fusari to find "the female equivalent to the lead singer of The Strokes," Wendy Starland has been awarded more than $7.3 million by a federal court for her role in discovering the artist who would turn into Lady Gaga.
CBS isn’t the only one claiming it is owed money for the live event Fashion Rocks. Weeks after the broadcaster’s multimillion-dollar lawsuit, the Barclays Center, the New York City arena where the event was staged, has sued the event’s producer alleging $1.3 million in unpaid debts.
Jon Lovitz’s legal battle with the manager of his eponymous Los Angeles comedy club has come to an end.
The Saturday Night Live alum filed suit last year against Frank Kelley, who partnered with him in 2009 to launch the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club on Universal’s CityWalk in Universal City. Lovitz alleged that he had invested $1.5 million in the club and left the day-to-day operations to Kelley.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice told a Virginia federal judge that Kim Dotcom and cohorts have no business challenging the seizure of an estimated $67 million in assets because the Megaupload founder is evading prosecution.
The lawsuit filed by Kelly Hyland and her two daughters against their Dance Moms co-star Abby Lee Miller and the reality show’s production company will go ahead without its claims of defamation or infliction of emotional distress.
YouTube has apparently made the decision not to immediately remove songs composed by popular musicians includingThe Eagles, Pharrell Williams and John Lennon, and as a result, the popular video website is being warned of the risks of "defiance."
Actor Sherman Hemsley died in July 2012 of lung cancer at the age of 74, but he was not buried for four months thanks to a dispute between the business manager he lived with and a long-lost half-brother who each claimed the right to dispose of his remains. Hemsley, best known for his role as George Jefferson, was finally buried in El Paso, Tex., in November 2012, but the dispute continued for two years thereafter until late last week. A Texas appeals court has decided that it is best to leave Hemsley in the spot where he now rests in peace.