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Blog Profile / Hollywood, Esq.

Filed Under:Industries / Law
Posts on Regator:2563
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Archived Since:April 7, 2011

Blog Post Archive

NBC Must Contend With 'Dateline' Defamation Lawsuit After Appellate Ruling

The media company escapes a Fourth Amendment claim, though, after surreptitiously filming a Colorado insurance broker with help from Alabama law enforcement. read more

Jay Z Faces Sound Engineer's Bold Claim Over Song Rights

A New York judge is being asked to make a consequential copyright ruling that could credit co-ownership to a song collaborator. read more

John Wayne's Heirs Sue Duke University Over Trademark Rights to Alcohol (Exclusive)

"Duke University seems to think it owns the word 'Duke' for all purposes and applications," says the family of an actor nicknamed you-know-what. read more

Insane Clown Posse Appeals Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Justice Department

The hip hop group hopes to revive a lawsuit alleging its fans suffered harassment and discrimination after being painted a criminal gang in a government report. read more

NFL Concussion Settlement Gets Preliminary Approval

The judge could give final approval after a fairness hearing in November. read more

'Butterfly Effect' Production Company Sued For Failing to Share Film's Profits

Production company Benderspink filed a lawsuit on Thursday claiming it is owed profit shares from co-producer’s FilmEngine for the 2004 Ashton Kutcher thriller. read more

Hollywood Docket: Peter Fonda Withdraws Lawsuit Against Dolce & Gabbana

A roundup of entertainment law news including Tippi Hedren's lawsuit against insurers, a win for Sony Music down under, and the guy who didn't get lines in "Scary Movie 5." read more

Agency Sues '2 Broke Girls' Star For Failing to Pay Commissions

Global Artists Agency says Garrett Morris stopped giving it 10% of his income after the CBS show's second season. read more

Tyler Perry Wins 'What Would Jesus Do' Trademark Battle

His opponent at the Trademark Office was a reality TV star who registered first and claimed she had introduced him to the title of a proposed show. She still lost. read more

'Think Like A Man Too' Producers Dissolve Production Company, Face Lawsuit

The founders of Rainforest Films, which produced "Ride Along" and "About Last Night," have been sued by a shareholder in the company. read more

Lindsay Lohan Suing Over 'Grand Theft Auto' Character

The actress hopes to have better legal luck over a game allegedly referencing 'Mean Girls,' paparazzi chasing and the West Hollywood hotel where she once lived. read more

Katy Perry 'Witchcraft,' Kendrick Lamar Sampling Spark New Copyright Lawsuits

A Christian hip hop artist targets Perry over "Dark Horse" while the owner of a song by The Alan Parsons Project goes to court against Lamar. read more

Academy Sues Oscar Winner's Heirs for Auctioning His Award

Briarbrook Auctions sold Joseph Wright's 1942 statuette for $79,200 in June. read more

Disney Beats Sexual Harassment Retaliation Lawsuit

An ex-archivist asserted that the entertainment company has a "history of cover-ups," but a judge rules that he can't prove one here. read more

Warner Bros. Aims to Shoot Down Author's 'Gravity' Lawsuit

The studio says it couldn't possibly breach Tess Gerritsen's contract, and argues her 1999 "Gravity" book isn't particularly similar to its mega-successful film. read more

George Zimmerman Loses Defamation Lawsuit Against NBC

A Florida judge rules the Travyon Martin killer can't demonstrate the TV network acted with actual malice in handling his 911 call. read more

Fox and Dish Debate What Aereo Ruling Means for Place-Shifting Technology

Other companies including Cablevision and FilmOn are also making unique interpretations of the Supreme Court's decision. read more

Aereo Ruling: The Winners and Losers (Analysis)

Hollywood’s elated, Aereo’s defeated as THR examines why the Supreme Court reached the decision it did. read more

MGM Doesn't Think Its James Bond Lawsuit Over 'Section 6' Is Hasty

The studio argues in new court papers it doesn't have to wait around to sue over a $1 million screenplay currently being revised. read more

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