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Harvey Weinstein Will Be Extradited to California

Harvey Weinstein will be transferred to Los Angeles, after multiple delays of his extradition, an Erie County, New York, judge on Tuesday ruled. Weinstein appeared via Zoom from the Wende Correctional Facility, and his lawyer Mark Werksman also appeared remotely. Norman Effman, who appeared in the courtroom before Erie County Judge Kenneth Case on behalf […]

Netflix Stuck Between a Cop and a ‘Murderer’ Lawsuit

Netflix’s fancy First Amendment arguments have failed to persuade a federal judge in Wisconsin to dismiss a libel lawsuit over Making a Murderer, the Emmy-winning documentary series about…

Alan Dershowitz Suing Netflix Over Jeffrey Epstein Series

Alan Dershowitz isn’t done on the libel front. The Harvard law professor has now filed a new suit against Netflix over Filthy Rich, the docuseries that examines convicted and deceased sex…

Power Lawyers 2021: Hollywood’s Top 100 Attorneys

As Hollywood inches closer to a post-pandemic "normal" amid shortening theatrical windows, continuing consolidation and the sunsetting of packaging, the 100 attorneys on The Hollywood Reporter's 15th…

Power Lawyers 2021: 10 of Hollywood’s Legal Legends

From negotiating a new season of 'Friends' while sitting in an empty hotel bathtub at 3 a.m. to fighting for equal pay for 'Shameless' star Emmy Rossum, the accomplishments of these attorneys have…

From Beyonce’s Advisors to the Lawyer Behind Taylor Swift’s Masters Acquisition: The Top Music Attorneys of 2021

With touring halted during the pandemic, these attorneys helped clients leverage streaming and sell catalogs.

Producers Say COVID Extended Contract Deadline to Remake ‘The Blob’

There has been and will continue to be many COVID-related lawsuits in the entertainment industry. Here’s a new one that will buy a couple of producers some time — one way or the other. The…

How Will Biden Regulators Respond to Amazon-MGM and Discovery-Warner?

The pairing of AT&T’s $43 billion spinoff of WarnerMedia with Discovery as well as Amazon’s $8.54 billion acquisition of MGM Studios presents the Biden Administration with its first major merger…

CNN Can’t Dodge Alan Dershowitz Libel Suit

Alan Dershowitz will be able to move to discovery after surviving the first round of a defamation lawsuit against CNN over its coverage of Donald Trump’s impeachment. The famed attorney…

Apple, Epic Grilled by Antitrust Judge at Trial

On Monday, near the conclusion of an antitrust trial in Oakland, California, that focuses on Apple’s dominance over a thriving app market, U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers…

Appeals Court Confirms Hollywood Stars Lost Millions in Weinstein Bankruptcy

Hollywood dealmaking has failed to save the industry’s top talent from a studio’s bankruptcy. That’s the lesson from a precedential opinion out on Friday from the 3rd Circuit Court of…

Instagram Embed Feature Sparks Copyright Suit From Users

The next wave in litigation over embedded social media posts is a copyright infringement suit against Instagram on behalf of pretty much anyone who has used the app and had their content…

Project Veritas Wants Supreme Court to Vindicate Secret Recordings

In the past decade, Project Veritas has repeatedly stirred the pot by surreptitiously recording community activists, abortion clinic staffers, union leaders, prominent media figures and others…