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Blog Profile / Hollywood, Esq.

Filed Under:Industries / Law
Posts on Regator:2469
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Archived Since:April 7, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Global 'Idol' Singing Competition? Delaware Judge Shrugs Off Such a Possibility

A court ruling declines to adjust the $509 million price paid by Apollo Management for the former owner of "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance." read more

Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Face Royalties Claim From Beats Headphones Co-Founder (Exclusive)

Steven Lamar is upset over an alleged breach on the 2006 deal he worked out with Dre and Iovine. read more

The Sanctity of Hollywood's Windowing System Tested in Legal Battle

An FX Networks lawsuit against Dish Network, for interfering with contracts with Disney and Sony and devaluing blockbuster movies by tens of millions of dollars, could be headed to trial this October. read more

Sandra Bullock Settles Lawsuit Over 'Bullock Watch'

Meanwhile, another jewelry lawsuit from Halle Berry survives. read more

'Spring Breakers' Producers Sued Over Alleged Attempt to Hide Assets (Exclusive)

Periscope Entertainment says it is owed $300,000 for the coming film adaptation of Martin Amis' "London Fields" and is seeking remedies including a lien on the "Spring Breakers" sequel. read more

AMC Resists Frank Darabont's Inquiry Into 'Fair Market Value' of 'The Walking Dead'

The fired showrunner wants information about' Mad Men', 'Breaking Bad' and other shows, while AMC gives more detail about how it intends to fight the lawsuit. read more

Supreme Court Allows 'Raging Bull' Heiress to Sue MGM for Copyright Damages

The high court reverses, allowing Paula Petrella to pursue more than $1 million in damages for MGM and Fox's continued distribution of the Martin Scorsese classic. read more

Arianna Huffington Settles Website Theft Lawsuit

The case over whose idea it was to build a counterpoint to conservative sites like Drudge Report explored the nature of novelty on the Internet. read more

'Out of the Furnace' Producers Beat Defamation Lawsuit By 17 Native Americans

A judge dismisses the claim over the film's portrayal of a group of inbred criminals by ruling that the plaintiffs can't show that statements made were "of and concerning" them. read more

Director of Nina Simone Film Sues Over Production Company's Hijacking (Exclusive)

Cynthia Mort says she spent years preparing "Nina" only to have producers ruin her vision. read more

In Fight for Pay, College Athletes Ridicule TV Broadcasters' Arguments

Why NBC's "Meet the Press" host David Gregory just got a shout-out in a huge lawsuit over amateur athlete compensation. read more

Hollywood Docket: Arnold Schwarzenegger Lawsuit; 'Right to Be Forgotten'; J.K. Rowling Settlement

A roundup of entertainment law news including the end to battles over "The Crow" and "90210." read more

Jason Patric Allowed to Seek Legal Paternity of Child in Landmark Ruling

A California appeals court reverses a trial judge who wouldn't allow Patric as sperm donor to have any relationship with his in vitro son. read more

Former Warner Music Interns Allowed to Put Out Class Action Notice

Meanwhile, an internship lawsuit against a modeling agency settles for $450,000 and an important appellate battle heats up. read more

Does ESPN Really Hold All Necessary Rights to Broadcast SEC Games? (Analysis)

Many assume so, but a California judge's ruling last month that broadcasters want to appeal, creates some uncertainty. read more

Michael Jackson's Former Publicist Can't Revive $44 Million Lawsuit

An appeals court considered what to do about a "newly discovered" letter concerning the singer, his former rep and the Sultan of Brunei. read more

FCC Will Vote On Net Neutrality Thursday Despite Protests (Analysis)

The passage will begin a long process of comments and rewrites before there is a final vote, followed by the inevitable court challenges. read more

Arsenio Hall Sued Over Head Writer Position

Paul Raff claims he was promised a top position with the syndicated series that went to another writer. read more

Broadcasters Take FCC Regulation of 'Sidecar' Deals to Appeals Court

The NAB demands that the media regulatory agency be forced to back away from its increasing scrutiny on shared-service agreements between TV stations. read more

Talent Agent Avoids Jail Time After Embezzling From Clients

Peter Strain gets probation despite the recommendation by prosecutors that he be locked up for three years. read more

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