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Damon Dash Makes Move to Collect Money From Lee Daniels' Films

Damon Dash Makes Move to Collect Money From Lee Daniels' Films

Damon Dash believes he is owed money from several of Lee Daniels' film and television projects including The Butler. The Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder has gone to the New York Supreme Court as a first step towards filing a complaint against the Oscar-nominated director.

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Warner Bros. Sues Online Retailer Over 'Dallas' Merchandise

Warner Bros. Sues Online Retailer Over 'Dallas' Merchandise

Warner Bros. is suing an online merchandiser it alleges is mining in its intellectual property.

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Court Rejects Donald Sterling's Petition to Stay Ruling That Permitted Clippers Sale

Court Rejects Donald Sterling's Petition to Stay Ruling That Permitted Clippers Sale

The day after the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers was completed, an appellate court has denied former owner Donald Sterling's petition to stay the ruling that made it happen.

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Terry Gilliam Sued Over Street Artist Graffiti in 'Zero Theorem'

Terry Gilliam Sued Over Street Artist Graffiti in 'Zero Theorem'

Three street artists of some renown have filed a lawsuit over Terry Gilliam's forthcoming film, The Zero Theorem, starring Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz.

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'Midnight Rider' Producer Demands Insurer Provide Ongoing Coverage

'Midnight Rider' Producer Demands Insurer Provide Ongoing Coverage

A fatal accident on the set of Midnight Rider has led to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass charges against producers Jody Savin and Jay Sedrish and director Randall Miller, as well as several lawsuits on behalf of the victims, but the production company still wants to be insured for the "restarted" production.

On Tuesday, Film Allman filed its own civil complaint in L.A. Superior Court against New York Marine and General Insurance Company.

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Music Biz Agent Claims Colleague Defamed Him Through Twitter Impersonation

Music Biz Agent Claims Colleague Defamed Him Through Twitter Impersonation

Joseph Cassiere, a booking agent in the music industry, has brought a lawsuit against a former colleague who allegedly set up a Twitter account to impersonate him and make him "appear to be foolish, inept and sexually perverted."

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Frank Darabont's 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit: CAA Won't Have to Hand Over Its Cable TV Deals

Frank Darabont's 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit: CAA Won't Have to Hand Over Its Cable TV Deals

A New York judge won't lose focus in Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont's ongoing lawsuit against AMC over the millions of dollars allegedly owed from the success of the zombie series. At a court hearing on Tuesday, New York Supreme Court Justice Eileen Bransten decided that CAA — a co-plaintiff in the case — won't have to turn over cable TV contingent compensation agreements that the talent agency has handled.

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Did the California Labor Commissioner Just Shake Up the Music Industry?

Did the California Labor Commissioner Just Shake Up the Music Industry?

Every so often, California's requirement that talent agents be licensed mucks up relationships in the entertainment industry. On Monday, the California Labor Commissioner promulgated a decision that has the potential to be a huge disrupter in the music business, changing how artists, producers and record labels co-exist with each other.

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Los Angeles Clippers Sold to Steve Ballmer for $2 Billion

Los Angeles Clippers Sold to Steve Ballmer for $2 Billion

Despite Donald Sterling’s legal efforts to block it, the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion was completed today, according to Ballmer’s attorney Adam Streisand.

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'One Life to Live' Producer Plans to Liquidate

'One Life to Live' Producer Plans to Liquidate

Anyone want a piece of soap opera history?

Prospect Park Networks, the company that attempted to re-launch One Life to Live and All My Children as web-only series, has announced its intention to liquidate assets in its ongoing bankruptcy case. The prize might be a front-row seat at a trial against ABC that could be coming soon.

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Lawsuit Explores Who Owns Rights to a Stax Records Musical

Lawsuit Explores Who Owns Rights to a Stax Records Musical

Just last month, Concord Music Group announced that it was developing a Broadway musical about the iconic music label Stax Records, which launched the careers of such soul artists as Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Booker T. & the MG’s amid the racial tension of the civil rights era. Stuart Benjamin, the Academy Award-nominated producer of Ray, is co-developing the musical, and the plan is to launch by spring of 2016.

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Kevin Costner Settles Lawsuit Over 'Robin Hood' Profits (Exclusive)

Kevin Costner Settles Lawsuit Over 'Robin Hood' Profits (Exclusive)

On the verge of jury trial, Kevin Costner has settled a lawsuit that accused Morgan Creek Productions of hiding profits from him for the 1991 hit Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

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San Diego Comic-Con Sues Utah Convention Over Name

San Diego Comic-Con Sues Utah Convention Over Name

Organizers of the biggest comic-book convention in the nation sued their counterparts in Salt Lake City over the event's name, saying it confuses fans into thinking the two are affiliated. 

San Diego Comic-Con's lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Southern California, says the use of "comic con" in Salt Lake Comic Con's name constitutes federal trademark infringement. 

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Judge Rules MLB's Antitrust Exemption Doesn't Apply to Television Broadcast Rights

Judge Rules MLB's Antitrust Exemption Doesn't Apply to Television Broadcast Rights

Friday was a momentous day in the world of sports broadcasting. What got most of the headlines was a California federal judge's landmark ruling holding that the NCAA violated antitrust law by restraining athletes from licensing their names and images in TV game telecasts. Over in New York, another federal judge weighing an antitrust lawsuit involving broadcasting in professional sports issued a decision that could have huge consequences.

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