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Octavia Spencer Wins Lawsuit Over Weight-Loss Endorsement Deal

Octavia Spencer Wins Lawsuit Over Weight-Loss Endorsement Deal

Christmas came early for Octavia Spencer and her attorneys. In a hearing Tuesday, the actress' case claiming she was wrongfully terminated from an endorsement deal for weight-loss products and was never fully paid ended with a judgment in her favor.

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DEC
23
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Bill Cosby's Lawyer Threatens New York Daily News Over "Defamatory" Rape Story

Bill Cosby's Lawyer Threatens New York Daily News Over "Defamatory" Rape Story

Bill Cosby’s attorney is fighting the New York Daily News over its story in which an ex-girlfriend of Sammy Davis Jr. claims the comedian raped her.

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DEC
23
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ICM Partners Settles Lawsuit Over Unpaid Interns (Exclusive)

ICM Partners Settles Lawsuit Over Unpaid Interns (Exclusive)

The wave of lawsuits claiming labor violations over unpaid internship programs has hit a new phase, with several organizations hoping to move forward by resolving class actions. The latest settlement comes between ICM Partners and the talent agency's former interns. On Tuesday, in New York federal court, the parties announced they had reached the key terms of a deal.

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DEC
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Michael Keaton Beats Producers' Lawsuit Over His Directorial Debut (Exclusive)

Michael Keaton Beats Producers' Lawsuit Over His Directorial Debut (Exclusive)

This just might be Michael Keaton's year, one in which artistic inspection leads to serendipity.

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DEC
23
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Sony Threatens to Sue Twitter Over Spread of Hack-Related Tweets

Sony Threatens to Sue Twitter Over Spread of Hack-Related Tweets

Sony has threatened Twitter with legal action if the company does not stop the dissemination of hacked material over its social network, Motherboard reports.   

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DEC
22
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Pharrell Williams' Lawyer to YouTube: Remove Our Songs or Face $1 Billion Lawsuit

Pharrell Williams' Lawyer to YouTube: Remove Our Songs or Face $1 Billion Lawsuit

There are songs, and then there are dances. Here's a song-and-dance routine that according to one of the lawyers involved, could amount to a billion-dollar lawsuit against YouTube.

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DEC
22
1 month

'Citizenfour' Producers Sued Over Edward Snowden Leaks (Exclusive)

'Citizenfour' Producers Sued Over Edward Snowden Leaks (Exclusive)

The U.S. government still wants to get its hands on Edward Snowden, the former CIA officer who has detailed the extent to which the NSA spies on citizens. Here's a timely question: Would the federal government ever do anything about Citizenfour, the Oscar-contending documentary that features Snowden?

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DEC
19
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Sony Hit With Fourth and Fifth Class-Action Lawsuits Over Stolen Data (Exclusive)

Sony Hit With Fourth and Fifth Class-Action Lawsuits Over Stolen Data (Exclusive)

Four days, four class-action lawsuits.

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DEC
19
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More Sony Hack Fallout: Google Fights Mississippi and the MPAA

More Sony Hack Fallout: Google Fights Mississippi and the MPAA

On Friday, Google filed papers in Mississippi federal court demanding that Jim Hood, the state attorney general, be restrained from an investigation that targets how the web giant facilitates the distribution of infringing content and goods.

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DEC
18
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FCC Refuses to Strip Redskins Owner's Broadcast License Over Team Nickname

FCC Refuses to Strip Redskins Owner's Broadcast License Over Team Nickname

The Washington Redskins are having a losing season in National Football League play but on Thursday the team and its owner, Daniel Snyder, won a victory from the Federal Communications Commission against those who claim the nickname of the team is offensive, indecent and profane, and that Snyder is not fit to hold a broadcast license.

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DEC
18
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Google Seizes on Sony Hacked Docs to Attack MPAA Conspiracy

Google Seizes on Sony Hacked Docs to Attack MPAA Conspiracy

Google says it is "deeply concerned" about reports that the Motion Picture Association of America and six studios led a secret campaign to attack the search giant in its fight against online piracy. 

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DEC
18
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TV Broadcasters Attempt to Delay Aereo's Sale of Technology

TV Broadcasters Attempt to Delay Aereo's Sale of Technology

Just because (a) the U.S. Supreme Court gave TV broadcasters a big victory against Aereo, (b) a federal judge issued an injunction and (c) Aereo declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, that doesn't mean the brawl is quite over. Far from it.

The latest development is an objection from CBS, NBC, Fox and other broadcasters to the way that Aereo plans on auctioning off its assets, including the technology that spurred a high-profile case over the performance of copyrighted programming on digital devices.

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DEC
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Lawyer Won't Have to Pay Up After Issuing $1 Million Challenge on TV

Lawyer Won't Have to Pay Up After Issuing $1 Million Challenge on TV

Here are some things, according to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, that one can say on television without getting into trouble: "I challenge anybody to show me — I’ll pay them a million dollars if they can do it."; "I'll eat my hat if … "; "I'll be a monkey's uncle if … "

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DEC
18
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Sony Hit With Third Class-Action Lawsuit Over Privacy Breach

Sony Hit With Third Class-Action Lawsuit Over Privacy Breach

It's officially a class-action parade as yet another complaint — the third this week after others filed on Monday and Tuesday — has been filed against Sony for not doing more to protect employee information such as Social Security numbers, account routing information and medical records from being exposed in the hacking breach.

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