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Ashley Cullins

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‘The Home Edit’ Duo Have a Long List of Dream Clients

The doyennes of color-coded organization talk about the return of their Netflix series, expanding their merchandising arm and homes they’d love to tackle (attention, Meghan Markle!).

Britney Spears’ Attorney Explains Why He Took on the Out-of-the-Ordinary Case

After successfully ending the pop icon’s long-standing conservatorship, THR Power Lawyer Mathew Rosengart shares how he moved through the typically sluggish L.A. court system with lightning speed and what’s next now that the star is in control.

Naya Rivera’s Family Settles Wrongful Death Suit Against Ventura County

The actress drowned in July 2020 while out boating with her then-4-year-old son on Lake Piru in Southern California.

‘MacGyver’ Profits Lawsuit Against CBS Moves Toward Trial

An L.A. judge rejects CBS' motion for summary judgment, finding there are "triable issues of material facts as to whether there was a contract."

Reed Hastings, Patty Quillin to Donate $10M to Tougaloo College and Brown University

The married Netflix CEO and producer say the gift is an investment in "America's future" and continues their support of HBCUs, which began with a combined $120 million donation to the United Negro College Fund, Morehouse College and Spelman College in 2020.

Could Jurors’ Smartphone Alerts Push an Appellate Court’s Buttons in Sarah Palin-N.Y. Times Defamation Fight?

Push notifications, the actual malice standard and the odds of an appeal: attorneys analyze the newspaper's strange, but not surprising, win in its defamation fight with Sarah Palin.

Halyna Hutchins’ Family Files Wrongful Death Suit Over ‘Rust’ Shooting

The cinematographer was killed Oct. 21 when a prop gun held by Alec Baldwin unexpectedly discharged.

Instagram Defeats Suit Over Embedding Feature

At the center of the issue is the “server test,” which was established by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in 2007 in a lawsuit brought against Google.

Longtime ‘Simpsons’ Composer Settles Termination Dispute With Fox

The dispute between Alf Clausen and Fox over his firing as the show’s lead musical composer is officially over as two courts issue dismissals following a settlement.

L.A.’s Ultra-Competitive Real Estate Market Sparks Nontraditional Negotiation Tactics

In an effort to make deals more competitive — and private — buyers are turning to escalation clauses and NDAs, but how effective are they?

Michael Ovitz Resolves Dispute With Insurer Over Anita Busch Settlement Payment

The settlement averts a trial that had been scheduled to begin this week.

Bill Paxton’s Family Can Seek Punitive Damages Against Cedars-Sinai in Wrongful Death Suit

The late actor's family claims the hospital and his doctor covered up their negligence by not performing an autopsy and they didn't learn one hadn't been done until after the actor had been cremated.