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OCT
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In Plot Twist, Jenni Rivera's Family Now Suing Late Singer's Manager Over Book

In Plot Twist, Jenni Rivera's Family Now Suing Late Singer's Manager Over Book

In the second chapter — or is it the third or fourth? — in a dispute over Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American pop superstar who died in a 2012 plane crash, her family has filed a copyright lawsuit against Laura Lucio, Rivera's former manager. The lawsuit aims to stop Lucio from using writings and interviews and even have law enforcement come to confiscate. The case is far from an open-and-shut one.

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OCT
3
3 WKS

Should Jennifer Lawrence Have an IPO for Herself?

Should Jennifer Lawrence Have an IPO for Herself?

This story first appeared in the Oct. 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Is the world ready for a Tom Cruise IPO? How about trading shares of Melissa McCarthy for a piece of Ben Affleck?

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OCT
2
3 WKS

After SiriusXM Success, The Turtles Take on Pandora in $25 Million Lawsuit (Exclusive)

After SiriusXM Success, The Turtles Take on Pandora in $25 Million Lawsuit (Exclusive)

The radio dial — whether it's satellite like SiriusXM, web like Pandora or terrestrial like iHeartMedia — might never be the same.

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OCT
2
3 WKS

Google Responds to Jennifer Lawrence Attorney's $100 Million Lawsuit Threat

Google Responds to Jennifer Lawrence Attorney's $100 Million Lawsuit Threat

On Wednesday, attorney Marty Singer slammed Google in a letter that threatened a lawsuit with at least $100 million in damages for allegedly facilitating the posting of hacked nude photos.

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OCT
2
3 WKS

Celebrities Threaten Google With $100 Million Lawsuit for "Facilitating" Hacked Nude Photos

Celebrities Threaten Google With $100 Million Lawsuit for "Facilitating" Hacked Nude Photos

Marty Singer, representing over a dozen celebrities whose iCloud accounts were hacked and whose nude photos were stolen in late August, is excoriating Google in a letter that threatens a $100 million lawsuit.

"Google’s 'Don’t be evil' motto is a sham," he writes.

The letter calls out "Google’s despicable, reprehensible conduct in not only failing to act expeditiously and responsibly to remove the Images, but in knowingly accommodating, facilitating and perpetuating the unlawful conduct."

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OCT
1
3 WKS

Marilyn Monroe Estate Sued Over Threats to 'Virtual Marilyn' Character (Exclusive)

Marilyn Monroe Estate Sued Over Threats to 'Virtual Marilyn' Character (Exclusive)

The only thing more legally troublesome than a celebrity's rights is a dead celebrity's rights. Just look at Marilyn Monroe, the blond bombshell who died in 1962, but continues to be the center of one legal fight after another. The latest is a lawsuit filed on Wednesday against The Estate of Marilyn Monroe that contends her statutory heirs are getting in the way of a computer-generated character called "Virtual Marilyn."

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OCT
1
3 WKS

Judge Dismisses John Wayne Estate, Duke University Fight Over 'Duke' Alcohol

Judge Dismisses John Wayne Estate, Duke University Fight Over 'Duke' Alcohol

For the time being, geography has saved Duke University from having to face claims by John Wayne's heirs that the famous university located in North Carolina is getting in the way of bourbon. On Tuesday, a California federal judge rejected the lawsuit on jurisdictional grounds.

The two sides have spent many years fighting each other at the Trademark Office over various goods and services. The battle entered federal court this past summer on the subject of food and alcohol.

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SEP
30
3 WKS

CBS Ordered to Pay $10.4 Million in 'NCIS' Death Lawsuit

CBS Ordered to Pay $10.4 Million in 'NCIS' Death Lawsuit

CBS has been ordered to pay the family of a security guard killed on the set of NCIS $10.4 million.

Julio Villamariona, 52, was killed in February 2011, when the driver of a van transporting NCIS crewmembers lost control of the vehicle after having a medical emergency. The driver struck Villamariona, who was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

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SEP
30
3 WKS

Glen Campbell Sued Over Upcoming 'I'll Be Me' Tour Documentary

Glen Campbell Sued Over Upcoming 'I'll Be Me' Tour Documentary

Glen Campbell battled Alzheimer's Disease throughout the tour filmed in the upcoming documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me. Now he's facing a legal battle over its production and his relationship with director-producer James Keach.

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SEP
30
3 WKS

In 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit, AMC Renews Demand to See CAA's Client Deals

In 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit, AMC Renews Demand to See CAA's Client Deals

Ever since fired Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont and his agents at CAA lodged a bombshell lawsuit against AMC last December alleging they've been cheated of tens of millions of dollars from the hit zombie series, the parties have very nearly been marching up and down the courtroom steps with discovery demands.

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SEP
30
3 WKS

EDM Superstars Krewella Mired In Legal Mess Involving DJ's Newfound Sobriety (Exclusive)

EDM Superstars Krewella Mired In Legal Mess Involving DJ's Newfound Sobriety (Exclusive)

The story of Krewella starts out like an American fable: Two sisters and one former boyfriend from a Chicago, Illinois suburb form a music group, and using some social media savvy, rocket to fame as headliners of popular EDM festivals worldwide.

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SEP
29
3 WKS

Apple Suing Headphones Entrepreneur for Claiming to Be a Beats Co-Founder

The story of how Beats Electronics was founded just got more interesting.

On Friday, the new Apple subsidiary filed a false advertising and unfair competition lawsuit against Steve Lamar for holding himself out to be a co-founder of the headphones company alongside Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

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SEP
29
3 WKS

Judge Modifies $48 Million Verdict Against 'Manipulative' MP3Tunes Founder

Judge Modifies $48 Million Verdict Against 'Manipulative' MP3Tunes Founder

U.S. District Judge William Pauley, who since 2007 has presided over what might be the most complex copyright lawsuit of all time, took the opportunity on Monday to slam both sides of litigation that produced a $48 million jury verdict against MP3Tunes and its founder, Michael Robertson.

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SEP
29
3 WKS

Walmart Faults Tracy Morgan for Not Wearing Seat Belt During Car Accident (Exclusive)

Walmart Faults Tracy Morgan for Not Wearing Seat Belt During Car Accident (Exclusive)

On Monday, Walmart delivered its answer in a New Jersey federal court to 30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan's lawsuit arising from a six-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. Among nine affirmative defenses, Walmart says that injuries "were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs' failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device."

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