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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.

Amber Heard Loses Midtrial Bid to Toss Johnny Depp’s Defamation Lawsuit

A judge rejected a motion from Heard to dismiss the lawsuit as Depp wrapped up his case on Tuesday. Heard is expected to take the stand tomorrow.

ESPN’s Sage Steele Sues Network, Claims Free Speech Violations and Retaliation

The host says her employer "sidelined" her after remarks she made on a podcast last year about COVID-19 vaccine mandates, former President Barack Obama and other topics.

Archegos Owner, Charged With Manipulating ViacomCBS and Discovery Stock Prices, Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Allegations

Archegos founder Bill Hwang and his former top lieutanent Patrick Halligan were arrested on Wednesday morning.

Clare Bronfman Sends Legal Threat to TNT Over ‘Rich & Shameless’ Documentary Portrayal

An upcoming episode of the documentary series will focus on the heiress' funding of the group Nxivm.

If Jerry West Sued Over ‘Winning Time,’ Legal Case May Face Uphill Battle

The former Lakers head coach and general manager says his depiction in the HBO series is defamatory, but recent defamation cases have shown that the odds might be stacked against him if he sues.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Eliminates Disney’s Special District

The law will go into effect June 1, 2023.

Activision Blizzard Fends Off Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit Over Sexual Harassment Disclosures

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit from shareholders alleging they were misled about the severity of investigations into the video game giant's workplace culture. They'll have the opportunity to fix their claims.

Florida Lawmakers Pass Bill Aimed at Eliminating Disney’s Special District

The Republican-led Florida House still has to vote on the measure. Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the bill if it gets to him.

‘Rust’ Producers Penalized for “Serious Violation” of Safety Law, Agency Rules

The New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau issued the producers of the Western a maximum fine of nearly $137,000 for firearm safety violations.

In First Trial Testimony, Johnny Depp Aimed to Portray Amber Heard’s Claims as “Grossly Embellished”

Testifying for the first time in a defamation trial, the actor denied ever striking Heard and accused her of lying about his alcohol and drug consumption.

CBS Shareholders Settle for $14.75M in Securities Lawsuit Over Moonves’ #MeToo Comments

The company and investors suing the network regarding what they were told about sexual misconduct allegations against the ex-chairman have agreed to wrap up the lawsuit.

‘Jackass’ Star Settles Lawsuit Over Being Dropped From Newest Movie

Brandon "Bam" Margera and Paramount moved to dismiss the case after agreeing to a confidential settlement.