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Netflix Settles Copyright Suit Over ‘The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’

Netflix is no longer pursuing a copyright lawsuit against the creators of The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical. Emily Bear and Abigail Barlow, the makers of the musical, and the streamer reached a deal to resolve the suit after the duo canceled a Sept. 20 performance of the musical at Royal Albert Hall in London, according to […]

What the “Wagatha Christie” Saga Says about UK Libel Litigation

Did Harry Styles really spit on Chris Pine? Why did Selena unfollow the Jenner sisters? Did Katy Perry actually steal Taylor Swift’s backup dancers? Who knows. Tabloid media and TikTok sleuths be damned, most celebrity beefs end without a satisfying denouement. After all, the court of public opinion lacks subpoena power. And what celebrity is […]

Timbaland, Swizz Beatz Settle With Triller in $28M Suit Over ‘Verzuz’ Deal

Timbaland and Swizz Beatz have settled their lawsuit against Triller over the sale of Verzuz. The settlement will increase the ownership stake in parent company Triller Network given to the producers as part of the original deal, according to the two sides in an announcement of the agreement. Further terms weren’t disclosed. Timbaland and Swizz […]

Bill Cosby Argues for New Trial After Losing Sex Assault Lawsuit

Lawyers for Bill Cosby argued Thursday that Judy Huth’s revision of details of her case — namely, the year she was sexually assaulted — unfairly denied the comedian the chance to investigate and interview witnesses who could have corroborated his defense. Jennifer Bonjean, representing Cosby, argued that the 11th-hour correction warrants a new trial. A […]

Charter Ordered to Pay $1.15B to Murder Victim’s Family, Judge Rules

Charter Communications must pay $1.15 billion to the family of a woman who was murdered in her home by a cable technician, a Texas judge has ruled. Dallas County Judge Juan Renteria on Monday slashed an earlier $7.38 billion verdict that was awarded in July to the family of Betty Thomas. The reduction may be […]

Jane Doe Drops Suit Against Tiffany Haddish, Aries Spears Over “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes” Sketch

The woman who sued Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears for allegedly exploiting her and her brother in sexually charged video skits when they were children has dropped her lawsuit, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Jane Doe on Tuesday filed a notice of dismissal with prejudice. According to TMZ, which first reported the news, Doe issued […]

Disney Loses Bid to Dismiss ‘Muppet Babies’ Reboot Copyright Suit

Muppet Babies, a reboot of the 1984 animated series of the same name, premiered in 2018 with a slight twist: the pattern of the nanny’s socks change every episode. That variation spawned a copyright infringement lawsuit against Disney from Jeffrey Scott, a screenwriter of the original series, that was dismissed due to unusual circumstances surrounding […]

Comcast, Verizon, AT&T Settle Piracy Suits

A trio of lawsuits from Voltage Pictures and other copyright owners against internet service providers for refusing to expel customers who repeatedly pirate their movies has settled. Less than a month after suing, the production companies behind Dallas Buyers Club, I Feel Pretty and Colossal moved to dismiss their cases, according to court documents filed […]

‘Rust’ Producers Escape Main Claims in Suit from Script Supervisor

The principal production company behind Rust will not have to face the central claims in a lawsuit from script supervisor Mamie Mitchell. A Los Angeles judge on Friday dismissed claims of assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress against Rust Movie Productions, Thomasville Pictures, Ryan Smith and Lengley Cheney, because they didn’t know Alec Baldwin […]

Comcast, Verizon, AT&T Sued for Failing to Stop Movie Piracy

The production companies behind Dallas Buyers Club, I Feel Pretty and Colossal are taking internet service providers to court for allegedly facilitating mass piracy of their movies. Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Comcast were hit with copyright lawsuits accusing them of turning a blind eye to customers who illegally distribute and download pirated films. The production […]

HBO Sued Over Allegedly Allowing COVID-19 Testing Fraud on ‘Winning Time’

A former HBO health adviser, Georgia Hesse, is suing the company for wrongfully terminating her after she claimed a COVID-19 testing vendor endangered crewmembers by fraudulently using the wrong type of test on the production of Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. The crew was falsely told they were receiving lab-based PCR tests […]

Barstool Sports, Michael Rapaport Drop Dueling Claims In Bizarre Defamation Dispute

Michael Rapaport’s legal battle against Barstool Sports had it all: evidence of a negative test for herpes, a sworn declaration from the actor that he isn’t racist since he’s married to a Black woman, and a photoshopped picture of anal sex. The fight de-escalated on Monday with both sides dropping their breach of contract claims […]