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Quentin Tarantino's Gawker Lawsuit Dismissed But Can Be Refiled

Quentin Tarantino's Gawker Lawsuit Dismissed But Can Be Refiled

Quentin Tarantino has suffered a setback in his effort to punish Gawker for linking to a copy of his unproduced screenplay The Hateful Eight.

A federal judge in California has granted the gossip website's motion to dismiss the director's copyright infringement lawsuit. But the court is allowing Tarantino to refile the case if he makes key changes.

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Fox Demands Judge Reject 'New Girl' Theft Lawsuit

Fox Demands Judge Reject 'New Girl' Theft Lawsuit

In January, Stephanie Counts and Shari Gold made headlines with a lawsuit that alleged that Fox's New Girl was ripped off from their television pilot script.

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Paramount Fights Investors' Fraud Lawsuit Over Big Film Slate

Paramount Fights Investors' Fraud Lawsuit Over Big Film Slate

On Monday, Paramount Pictures asked a New York federal judge to hand it victory in a fraud lawsuit that is now past its fifth birthday.

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Aereo at the Supreme Court: Justices Confused by Technology, Wary of Implications

Aereo at the Supreme Court: Justices Confused by Technology, Wary of Implications

WASHINGTON – U.S. Supreme Court hearings may never be televised -- not as long as comedians like Jon Stewart are around to make fun of them -- but on Tuesday, the justices of the high court were given the opportunity to get television.

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Aereo Fight: Supreme Court Justices Worried About Tech Impact of Decision

Aereo Fight: Supreme Court Justices Worried About Tech Impact of Decision

WASHINGTON – Broadcasters seem to have the edge after oral arguments at the Supreme Court in the case of American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo.

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Aereo Backstory: One Supreme Court Case, Three Recusals, One 'Unrecusal,' Much Uncertainty

Aereo Backstory: One Supreme Court Case, Three Recusals, One 'Unrecusal,' Much Uncertainty

As Aereo and the broadcasters face off Tuesday in a one-hour oral argument at the Supreme Court, one noteworthy aspect of the case is likely to go unaddressed: the presence -- and absence -- of several key players. The lineup on the bench will include justices Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan.

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Screenwriter Sued for Making Henry James Adaptation Too Personal

Screenwriter Sued for Making Henry James Adaptation Too Personal

If literati and legal scholars got together to dream up the most provocative lawsuit, they could hardly do better than the one that has just been filed over the 2012 film What Maisie Knew.

When the movie came out, it was described by almost everyone as an adaptation of Henry James' 1897 novel of the same name. But according to Ronee Sue Blakley, the film wasn't so much inspired by 19th-century American literature as a late 20th-century custody fight.

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U.S. Government to Argue Against Aereo in Supreme Court Tuesday

U.S. Government to Argue Against Aereo in Supreme Court Tuesday

The Supreme Court has granted the U.S. government's motion to argue against Aereo in Tuesday's oral argument, the Court's docket revealed.

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Countersuit: James Franco's Ex-Management Firm Aware of 'Questionable Ethical Acts'

Countersuit: James Franco's Ex-Management Firm Aware of 'Questionable Ethical Acts'

Earlier today, talent manager Randy James sued 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.

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Writer Sues BBC for Stealing 'Orphan Black'

Writer Sues BBC for Stealing 'Orphan Black'

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.

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Talent Manager Claims Partner Stole James Franco Money

Talent Manager Claims Partner Stole James Franco Money

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.

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Lifetime TV Wins Appeal Over Chris Porco Movie Ban

Lifetime TV Wins Appeal Over Chris Porco Movie Ban

Last year, a New York judge shocked many in the entertainment industry by banning the broadcast of Lifetime Television's telefilm Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story.

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Maker-Disney: New Lawsuit Asks for Unwinding of Merger

Maker-Disney: New Lawsuit Asks for Unwinding of Merger

Former Maker Studios employee Andy Faberlle has hit the digital studio with a new lawsuit that demands a rescission of the Disney merger.

Faberlle identifies himself as a Maker stockholder. His LinkedIn profile says he worked at the company from April 2011 to August 2013 as Director of Partnerships.

His lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday makes many of the same fraud claims made by ex-CEO Danny Zappin.

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Record Labels Sue Pandora Over Pre-1972 Recordings

Record Labels Sue Pandora Over Pre-1972 Recordings

The major record labels are now suing Pandora for exploiting sound recordings made prior to Feb. 15, 1972.

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