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  1. 'The Butler' Battle: Teen Activist Defends Harvey Weinstein

    2:44 pm 7/16/2013

    Katy Butler launches an online petition calling for Warner Bros. to allow use of the disputed title on Lee Daniels' upcoming movie.Read more

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  2. The 'Butler' Fight: Harvey Weinstein's Mixed Track Record in His MPAA Feuds (Analysis)

    5:00 am 7/10/2013

    High-powered lawyers and sweeping rhetoric are all part of a game plan that has brought the mogul some victories -- and some losses -- in the past.Read more

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  3. Harvey Weinstein Claims 'The Hobbit' Is Behind 'The Butler' Title Fight (Video)

    6:12 am 7/9/2013

    The movie mogul tells "CBS This Morning" that a "bullying" Warner Bros. is trying to force The Weinstein Co. to give up rights to Peter Jackson's blockbuster series: "This was the big guy trying to hit the small guy."Read more

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  4. Harvey Weinstein Talks 'Butler' Dispute at 'Fruitvale Station' Screening

    8:28 pm 7/8/2013

    The movie mogul spoke out about the title fight between his company and Warner Bros.Read more

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  5. 'The Butler' Fight: David Boies Claims WB Extortion in New Letter

    9:53 am 7/7/2013

    The Weinstein Company's attorney writes that Warner Bros. is trying to "hold a major civil rights film hostage to extort unrelated concessions."Read more

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  6. 'The Butler' Fight: Warner Bros. Slams 'Weinstein Exception' in Letter to David Boies

    11:26 am 7/5/2013

    The studio's lawyer responds to Boies, pointing to what it says is Weinstein's history of disregard for the rules.Read more

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  7. 'The Butler' Battle: Director Lee Daniels Pleads His Case To Warner Bros.' Kevin Tsujihara

    8:25 pm 7/3/2013

    The director tells the studio's new CEO that if the Weinstein Company is forced to retitle the movie "it will most certainly hurt the film" about the African-American experience.Read more

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  8. Few Options for Weinstein Co. in Wake of MPAA 'Butler' Ruling (Analysis)

    5:24 pm 7/3/2013

    A high-powered litigator on behalf of TWC is pressing an antitrust claim, but a new Supreme Court decision makes it unlikely he’ll succeed.Read more

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  9. 'The Butler' Title Fight: Harvey Weinstein Loses to Warner Bros., Enlists David Boies

    9:19 pm 7/2/2013

    The MPAA's decision in favor of the 1916 Warners title draws a statement from the power lawyer, fresh from a Supreme Court win over Prop 8: "The award has no purpose except to restrict competition."Read more

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  10. 'The Butler' Trailer

    2:59 pm 5/24/2013

    Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey star in the Lee Daniels' directed biopic about the life of Cecil Gaines, a man who served as the head butler for eight presidents.Read more

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