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What would it take to put CBS and Viacom together again?

Sumner Redstone had his reasons when he split his media empire into two separate corporations a decade ago: He had two strong top executives whom he wanted to keep happy, and more than enough successful businesses to go around. Since then, network chief Leslie Moonves has been running the stalwart...

Report: With Viacom on the Verge of Disarray, Could Tom Freston Return as CEO?

“Amid growing evidence that Sumner Redstone is planning sweeping changes at Viacom, speculation in the industry has turned to who might be recruited as the successor to CEO    Philippe Dauman,” reports our friend, Variety’s authoritative managing editor for television, Cynthia Littleton. The story...

Viacom’s Battle With Sumner Redstone Could Hurt Credit, S&P Says

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman’s battle with Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone could hurt the company’s ability to borrow: Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings today lowered its assessment of Viacom’s management and governance to “fair” from...Show More Summary

Massachusetts Court Sets June Date For Dauman Case Against Redstone

Judge George Phelan of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court has granted Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman’s request to expedite the schedule in his effort to have Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone declared incompetent. The judge today...Show More Summary

Sumner Redstone will act in shareholders' best interest: spokesman

(Reuters) - A spokesman for Sumner Redstone wrote in an e-mailed statement on Friday that the media mogul would act in "the best interests of shareholders," when asked about whether the media mogul will take action to remove Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and the company's board of directors. Show More Summary

Viacom Renews And Expands Carriage Deal With Cox Communications

Here’s some Viacom news that, for a change, doesn’t involve its battle with Sumner Redstone: The company said today that it has renewed and expanded its carriage deal with Cox Communications. The No. 3 cable provider, which has 6 million...Show More Summary

Viacom Directors Prepare For Sumner Redstone Move To Replace Them: Report

Sumner Redstone may celebrate his 93rd birthday today by blowing up Viacom’s management, possibly leading to another bitter court battle over his competency, CNBC’s David Faber reports this morning. He says that Viacom’s board is bracing...Show More Summary

Philippe Dauman Asks Court To Expedite Trial On Sumner Redstone’s Competence

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and board member George Abrams have asked a Massachusetts court to hold a trial “no later than four months from now” on their plea to overturn Sumner Redstone’s effort to oust them from his family trust and...Show More Summary

The epic clash over Sumner Redstone's empire

The feud pitting the media mogul's family against Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman is turning into a winner-take-all war

A Complicated Legal Battle Over Sumner Redstone’s Mental Acuity

The determination of the media mogul’s competence exists at a ragged intersection of psychiatry, geriatric medicine and the law.

Paramount Plays Leading Role in Battle Over Viacom

The film and TV studio’s fate could affect the future of Sumner Redstone’s $40 billion entertainment empire.

Why the Public, Bitter Battle Over Viacom's Future Shouldn't Affect Its Upfront Negotiations

As Hollywood-related civil wars go this summer, Captain America and Iron Man have got nothing on Sumner Redstone and Philippe Dauman, who are engaged in a public, bitter battle over the future of Viacom. With Team Redstone (the company's...Show More Summary

Sumner Redstone Confirms New Members for Family Trust

“I have picked those who are loyal to me and removed those who are not,” Mr. Redstone said in a statement through a spokesman.

Sumner Redstone names new trust members expected to replace Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman

Sumner M. Redstone's trust has two newly minted trustees who are expected to replace the media mogul's two long-time advisors, Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman and attorney George Abrams. The ailing media tycoon, through a spokesman, announced Tuesday that Thaddeus Jankowski and Jill Krutick...

Sumner Redstone Names Replacements For Family Trust And National Amusements Board

Sumner Redstone has picked people to replace Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and board member George Abrams on the board of his family trust, and his privately held theater chain National Amusements. The trust seats, which are reserved for...Show More Summary

New trustees named for Sumner Redstone Trust

Sumner M. Redstone's trust has two newly minted trustees who are expected to replace the media mogul's two long-time advisors, Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman and attorney George Abrams. The ailing media tycoon, through a spokesman, announced Tuesday that Thaddeus Jankowski and Jill Krutick...

Sumner Redstone & The Battle For Viacom: What You Need To Know

Viacom employs a lot of accomplished storytellers. But few of them could dream up a drama that’s more compelling — and potentially important — than the one taking place right now at the company’s own offices in New York and Hollywood. On...Show More Summary

Sumner Redstone Asks L.A. Court To Validate Decision To Oust Philippe Dauman From Family Trust

Sumner Redstone’s lawyers just filed a petition (read it here) asking the Los Angeles County Superior Court to confirm the “the validity of his actions” Friday in ousting Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and board member George Abrams from...Show More Summary

Viacom CEO sues to be restored to Redstone trust

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viacom’s embattled chief executive has sued to be restored as a trustee and director to entities that control Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. after a weekend move by media mogul Sumner Redstone that stripped him of the positions. Philippe Dauman and lawyer George Abrams filed the lawsuit in Norfolk probate court […]

Viacom Chief Challenges Sumner Redstone’s Competency in Lawsuit

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Philippe Dauman, who was ousted from Mr. Redstone’s powerful trust, claims Shari Redstone has unduly influenced her father.

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