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JAN
6
3 WKS

Will a Jury Get to Hear Marvin Gaye Sing at the 'Blurred Lines' Trial Next Month?

Will a Jury Get to Hear Marvin Gaye Sing at the 'Blurred Lines' Trial Next Month?

Next month, many ears will be attuned to a federal courtroom in California where the family of Marvin Gaye will do battle against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke over the controversial creation of the mega-hit song, "Blurred Lines."

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JAN
6
3 WKS

Retired Football Players Allowed to Advance in Lawsuit Over EA's 'Madden NFL'

Retired Football Players Allowed to Advance in Lawsuit Over EA's 'Madden NFL'

On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to end a lawsuit over Madden NFL, the popular football video game series published by Electronic Arts.

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JAN
5
4 WKS

Marlon Wayans Beats Actor's Lawsuit Over Offensive Tweet

Marlon Wayans Beats Actor's Lawsuit Over Offensive Tweet

Marlon Wayans has successfully defended a lawsuit over an allegedly racially insensitive tweet after a California judge took an expansive view of how the First Amendment covers the creative process.

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JAN
5
4 WKS

Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Sues Justice Department Over Surveillance

Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Sues Justice Department Over Surveillance

Sharyl Attkisson, a former investigative reporter for CBS News, is alleging in a new lawsuit that the Barack Obama administration has gone too far in its cybersecurity efforts.

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JAN
5
4 WKS

U.S. Government Turns Attention to Kim Dotcom's Wife

U.S. Government Turns Attention to Kim Dotcom's Wife

In the two years since United States authorities caused the shutdown of Megaupload and lodged a criminal indictment against Kim Dotcom for allegedly aiding and abetting massive copyright infringement, the case has taken many twists and turns. But perhaps nothing is as shockingly personal as court papers filed by the U.S. government Dec.

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JAN
5
4 WKS

Viacom Settles Intern Class Action Lawsuit (Exclusive)

Viacom Settles Intern Class Action Lawsuit (Exclusive)

Viacom is about to become the latest media giant to stage an exit from the messy litigation over unpaid internships. On New Year's Eve, attorneys informed a New York federal judge that the company had come to a deal in principle to settle a class action lawsuit challenging whether its old intern program violated minimum wage and other labor laws.

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DEC
30
1 month

Complexities Multiply for Hollywood Sex Abuse Accuser After Criminal Indictment, Civil Suit (Analysis)

Complexities Multiply for Hollywood Sex Abuse Accuser After Criminal Indictment, Civil Suit (Analysis)

Michael Egan — who sued X-Men director Bryan Singer and three others earlier this year for 1997-1999 teen sex abuse in Los Angeles and Hawaii, only to drop his suits within months in the face of his own contradictory sworn statements — allegedly told at least one individual before filing suit that his money-making plans included going after "Gay Hollywood" with false claims of abuse and that "God, no," he had never actually been abused.

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DEC
30
1 month

Hollywood's Top 10 Legal Disputes of 2014

Hollywood's Top 10 Legal Disputes of 2014

Momentous. That's the word to describe what happened to Hollywood's legal landscape in 2014.

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DEC
29
1 month

Sony Hires Top Attorneys to Defend Privacy Breach Lawsuits

Sony Hires Top Attorneys to Defend Privacy Breach Lawsuits

Sony Pictures is readying its defenses for the slew of class-action lawsuits filed against it over the recent hack into employees' personal information. The studio has hired attorneys from WilmerHale to defend it in several of the new lawsuits.

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DEC
23
1 month

Stan Lee Media Can't Revive Billion-Dollar Lawsuit Against Disney

Stan Lee Media Can't Revive Billion-Dollar Lawsuit Against Disney

Is it all over Stan Lee Media?

While the company abandoned by comic book genius Stan Lee has proven that decision after decision won't deter it from attempts to vindicate rights to iconic superheroes like Fantastic Four, X-Men and Spider-Man, Tuesday's ruling against SLM from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals feels like the final nail in the coffin barring any unexpected intervention from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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DEC
23
1 month

Sony Hack: Will Shareholders Sue?

Sony Hack: Will Shareholders Sue?

Six class action lawsuits were filed against Sony Pictures Entertainment last week on behalf of employees and former employees whose personal data was breached by hackers linked by the U.S. government to North Korea, but they’re not the only ones potentially aggrieved.

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DEC
23
1 month

YouTube Star Claims The Collective Withheld Money From 'Annoying Orange' Show (Exclusive)

YouTube Star Claims The Collective Withheld Money From 'Annoying Orange' Show (Exclusive)

It's no secret that YouTube stars have gotten so successful, they are being courted by Hollywood managers, agents and producers. With burgeoning popularity comes business headaches, like that of One Management's digital distribution division, which allegedly has hit such hard times that it has refused to turn over revenue.

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DEC
23
1 month

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
1 month

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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