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OCT
15
6 DAYS

'Birdman' Company's Former CEO Declares War With $55 Million Lawsuit

'Birdman' Company's Former CEO Declares War With $55 Million Lawsuit

The former CEO of the company behind Oscar contender Birdman has sued his former employer for $55 million in an escalating legal war.

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OCT
14
7 DAYS

'Birdman' Company Mired in Dispute Involving Embezzlement, Loans and Film Credits

'Birdman' Company Mired in Dispute Involving Embezzlement, Loans and Film Credits

Worldview Entertainment, one of the production companies behind the buzzworthy film Birdman, is entangled in an escalating legal mess that has gone from one former executive's claim of being denied an executive producer credit on the Alejandro González Iñárritu film to new allegations filed this past Friday that former CEO Christopher Woodrow has embezzled money from the company.

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OCT
14
7 DAYS

Dr. Luke Claims in Defamation Lawsuit That Kesha Is Extorting Him

Dr. Luke Claims in Defamation Lawsuit That Kesha Is Extorting Him

As pop superstar Kesha Rose Sebert lobbed a bombshell lawsuit alleging disturbing sexual abuse on the part of her producer, Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald was filing his own lawsuit against Kesha, her mother Pebe and her reps at Vector Management.

Dr. Luke's complaint, filed in New York Supreme Court, paints the dispute as arising out of a repudiation of Kesha's longstanding record deal.

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OCT
14
7 DAYS

Read Full Details About Kesha's Disturbing Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke

Read Full Details About Kesha's Disturbing Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke

Pop superstar Kesha Rose Sebert has brought forward big allegations against Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, accusing the renowned producer of rape and attempting to exert "suffocating control" over her life for a decade.

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, goes all the way back to Kesha's life in Nashville, Tenn., where she was allegedly induced by Dr. Luke to drop out of high school and leave her life behind at the age of 18.

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OCT
14
7 DAYS

Deadmau5 Says Disney Approached Him About Re-Imagining 'Fantasia' (Exclusive)

Deadmau5 Says Disney Approached Him About Re-Imagining 'Fantasia' (Exclusive)

On Monday, Deadmau5 raised new sound and fury at the U.S. Trademark Office over Disney's attempt to oppose his mark consisting of a caricature of a mouse head with black ears, black face, white eyes and white mouth. The new papers speak among other things, about what Disney has in store for the 75th anniversary of the classic 1940 animated film, Fantasia, and how upper brass at the company might be interfering with bookings at ABC's late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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OCT
13
1 week

Ford Motor Company Aims to Put Brakes on Music Industry's DARD Lawsuit

Ford Motor Company Aims to Put Brakes on Music Industry's DARD Lawsuit

This year, about 17 million automobiles will be sold in the United States. Some of these cars allow drivers to store personal music collections, and the record industry wants to do something about this fact.

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OCT
13
1 week

NFL Beats Retired Players in Lawsuit Over Use of Old Game Footage

NFL Beats Retired Players in Lawsuit Over Use of Old Game Footage

Defense wins championships. A strong defense also wins lawsuits. On Friday, in a ruling that will be privately cheered by television broadcasters, the National Football League convinced a federal judge in Minnesota that its defense was sturdy enough to provide a bulwark against three retirees who were objecting to the use of their names and images.

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OCT
13
1 week

Kim Dotcom Fights U.S. Government's Attempt to Seize $67 Million in Assets

Kim Dotcom Fights U.S. Government's Attempt to Seize $67 Million in Assets

Although Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has had a rough few months, he at least is in the comfort of his New Zealand mansion rather than a United States jail cell awaiting prosecution for criminal copyright infringement.

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OCT
10
2 WKS

John Steinbeck's Family Files Complaint Against L.A. Agent

John Steinbeck's Family Files Complaint Against L.A. Agent

The son and granddaughter of the late John Steinbeck on Friday filed a complaint with the California Labor Commission against the RWSG Literary Agency and agent Geoffrey Sanford. It's the latest volley in a 14-year battle over rights to the works of the author of The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, East of Eden and others.

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OCT
10
2 WKS

Paramount Headed to Trial in Investors' Fraud Lawsuit

Paramount Headed to Trial in Investors' Fraud Lawsuit

Paramount will have to face off against Wall St. investors who put up $40 million for a slate of films and say they never saw any return.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa has denied the studio's motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit brought by Allianz Risk Transfer, Marathon Structured Finance Fund, Newstar Financial and Munich Re Capital Markets. As a result, Paramount appears primed to defend itself at a trial that is currently scheduled to begin on October 20.

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OCT
10
2 WKS

Hollywood Docket: Don Henley Sues; T Rex Bangs; Wyclef Jean Wins

Hollywood Docket: Don Henley Sues; T Rex Bangs; Wyclef Jean Wins

Don Henley is suing a Duluth Trading Company over an email advertisement that the Wisconsin-based clothing company might have figured was a harmless pun, but the singer sees as an unauthorized use of his name, trademarks and publicity rights.

The Eagles front-man takes issue with marketing that reads, “Don A Henley and Take It Easy,” seemingly a reference to the band’s breakthrough song “Take It Easy” co-written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey.

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OCT
9
2 WKS

Michael Keaton Fighting Lawsuit Claiming He Ruined Movie

Michael Keaton Fighting Lawsuit Claiming He Ruined Movie

Imagine this scenario: On February 22, 2015, Michael Keaton accepts an Oscar for best acting performance for his work in Birdman. (He's commanding such buzz that on Wednesday, The New York Times mentioned the word "front-runner.") Then, just a week later on March 2, Keaton appears at a federal trial over the issue of whether he ruined a movie.

The possibility is very real. And Keaton's lawyers are working hard to ensure it doesn't come to fruition.

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OCT
9
2 WKS

Ben Affleck at Center of Legal War Among 'The Accountant' Producers (Exclusive)

Ben Affleck at Center of Legal War Among 'The Accountant' Producers (Exclusive)

PalmStar Media Capital filed a tantalizing lawsuit on Thursday, claiming that the casting of Ben Affleck in The Accountant was the result of a conspiracy that ended in the independent production company being cut out of the upcoming film.

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OCT
9
2 WKS

Lindsay Lohan Bulks Up Lawsuit Over 'Grand Theft Auto' Character

Lindsay Lohan Bulks Up Lawsuit Over 'Grand Theft Auto' Character

Lindsay Lohan is getting serious in her lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive, the publisher of Grand Theft Auto V, replacing a 10-page complaint that at one point misspells her name with a new 67-page complaint that opens by discussing the "common interest among all celebrities, actors, singers, and athletes … to protect their likeness and personas from misappropriation by unscrupulous merchandisers."

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