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Bert Fields, Litigator to the Stars, Dies at 93

Bert Fields, the renowned entertainment litigator whose clients included Edward G. Robinson, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tom Cruise, Warren Beatty, The Beatles and a host of other luminaries, studios and talent agencies, has died. He was 93. Fields died peacefully late Sunday night at his Malibu home, a spokesperson for his law firm, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman […]

Discovery+ Orders Two-Part Doc on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Relationship “Breakdown”

Discovery+ said Friday that it has ordered Johnny vs Amber, a two-episode documentary that “tells the story of the breakdown” of the relationship between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard and “how it tipped into the celebrity court case of the decade.” Produced by Optomen, the Discovery streamer said the program would tell “this international cover […]

Meghan Markle Seeks U.K. Court Ruling Over “Serious Breach” of Privacy

The Duchess of Sussex is suing Associated Newspapers for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over 2019 articles in the Mail on Sunday and on the Mail's website that published portions of a handwritten letter to her father.

Julian Assange Extradition Hearing in London Paused Over COVID-19 Risk

The London hearing on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition from Britain to the United States was suspended because one of the lawyers may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Johnny Depp’s Lawyer Says Amber Heard Lied During Tabloid Libel Case

Johnny Depp's high-stakes libel case against a British tabloid that accused him of assaulting ex-wife Amber Heard wrapped up Tuesday in a London court, with the star's lawyer calling Heard "a compulsive liar" and claiming that Depp was the real victim of abuse in the relationship.

‘The Sun’ Lawyer Claims Johnny Depp Was Misogynistic Abuser of Ex-Wife Amber Heard

A lawyer for British tabloid 'The Sun' claimed Monday that Johnny Depp was "a hopeless addict" whose violence toward ex-wife Amber Heard was fueled by misogyny and a toxic combination of drink, drugs, jealousy and anger.

Amber Heard Accuses Johnny Depp of Throwing Bottles Like “Grenades”

Amber Heard alleged in a London court that ex-husband Johnny Depp threw "30 or so bottles" at her as if they were "grenades or bombs" and that he accidentally severed part of his finger during the assault.

‘Resident Evil’ Stunt Performer Wins Latest Legal Case Following Career-Ending Accident

'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' stunt performer Olivia Jackson has won her latest legal case following a career-ending accident, with a court in South Africa ruling that the stunt was negligently planned and executed.

Warner Music Sues Spotify Ahead of Expected India Launch

Spotify's upcoming India launch has hit a roadblock over its licensing negotiations with Warner Music Group, which has sued the music streaming service.

Cliff Richard Awarded $274,000 in Damages in Privacy Case Against BBC

"This judgment creates new case law and represents a dramatic shift against press freedom and the long-standing ability of journalists to report on police investigations," says the BBC.

Parents Have Right to Access Dead Daughter’s Facebook Account, German Court Rules

In what could be a precedent-setting case, Germany's Federal Court of Justice ruled that Facebook cannot use privacy claims or user agreement contracts to prevent heirs from accessing social media accounts.