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Power Lawyers 2022: Hollywood’s Top 100 Attorneys

As Hollywood looks to rebound amid the new normal and reinvent its business practices, it’s the entertainment industry’s top attorneys who are settling strife between studios and stars, navigating big-ticket mergers and exploring issues involving NFTs and the metaverse.

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Wendy Williams Placed Under Financial Guardianship, TV Host Claims Misconduct by Wells Fargo

An attorney for the TV show host says her client is of sound mind and health and that the temporary guardianship isn't necessary. She accuses Wells Fargo of lying to continue controlling Williams' finances.

Johnny Depp’s Former Agent Details Actor’s Fall From Grace

The testimony clashes with Depp's claim that he's no longer getting starring roles in major films because of Amber Heard's abuse allegations.

Amber Heard Cross-Examination Begins, Confronted With Recordings and Photos at Defamation Trial

Depp's lawyers looked to counter evidence showing Heard with visible injuries after incidents of alleged abuse.

Does Kendrick Lamar Run Afoul of Copyright Law by Using Deepfakes in “The Heart Part 5”?

The rapper morphs into various celebrities from Will Smith to Kanye West in his newest music video. The use of deepfakes likely don't violate copyright law — for now.

Judge Dismisses Florida Taxpayers’ Lawsuit to Block Dissolution of Disney’s Special District

A judge refused to allow the case to proceed in a speedy dismissal order issued just a week after the lawsuit was brought.

Disney Copyrights Targeted in Bill Proposed by Sen. Josh Hawley

The company would lose its copyright to the original design of Mickey Mouse if the law is passed.

‘Rust’ Producers Appeal New Mexico Safety Agency’s Penalty

Rust Movie Productions challenged a report by the New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau finding numerous firearm safety violations.

CBS Settles ‘MacGyver’ Spinoff Profits Battle

The case was set to go to trial next month.

Hollywood’s COVID-19 Claims: So Far, Insurers Have the Upper Hand in Court

Companies like UTA, Live Nation, the MLB and the L.A. Lakers have taken claims to court, where insurers have generally been successful.

Amber Heard Details Sexual Abuse Claims Against Johnny Depp to Jury

On the stand for the second day, the actress recounted numerous instances in which her ex-husband was allegedly physically and verbally abusive.

Netflix Hit With Shareholder Lawsuit After Disclosing Subscriber Loss

Shareholders sued the streaming giant alleging it violated securities laws by misleading them about subscriber growth.

Florida Taxpayers Sue Gov. Ron DeSantis for Eliminating Disney’s Special District

The lawsuit from residents of a county surrounding Disney World claims they'll be saddled with paying off $1 billion-plus in bond debt.