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Hollywood’s Top 10 Legal Disputes of 2014

The Sony hack and the Supreme Court's Aereo decision were important stories. But what was the biggest, most consequential legal dispute from the past year?

Aereo Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The digital TV service made a voluntary filing for bankruptcy protection citing "regulatory and legal uncertainty"

Aereo Laying Off Boston, NY Employees

A court injunction issued last month has shut down the upstart service after it lost a high-profile Supreme Court case in June

Judge Issues Aereo Injunction, Stops Short of Enjoining Time-Shifting

The ruling mostly grants what the TV broadcasters were seeking after the Supreme Court issued its own opinion

Judge Is Skeptical About Aereo’s New Bid for Survival

The judge asks Aereo's lawyer, "How many bites at the apple does one get?"

Aereo Tells Judge It Can Beat Lawsuit Despite Supreme Court Ruling

The digital company also renews a challenge to the irreparable harm faced by TV broadcasters

Appeals Court Denies Aereo’s Request for New Hearing

The digital TV company wanted to present its "cable system" argument

Judge Waives Off Aereo’s Emergency Motion About ‘Bleeding to Death’

U.S. District Court Judge Alison Nathan gives broadcasters the opportunity to write up a proposed injunction.

Aereo Hits Roadblock in Effort to Become Cable System

After the U.S. Copyright Office says it won't process the tech upstart's paperwork, Aereo will need to get support from a federal court or the FCC before its efforts to pay statutory license fees for secondary transmissions are processed.

Leslie Moonves: CBS Is Open to Licensing Content to Aereo

At a conference, Moonves says Aereo never approached CBS before it went into business, predicts CBS won't bid for the NBA and says it won't buy Univision.

Aereo Lays Out New Survival Strategy in Letter to Judge

The company attempts to pay statutory license fees as a cable operator. The broadcasters respond that the new defense to copyright infringement is "astonishing."

Aereo to ‘Pause’ Service After Supreme Court Ruling

"You will be able to access your cloud-based antenna and DVR only until 11:30 a.m. ET today," wrote CEO and founder Chet Kanojia.