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JUDGE GIVES EX-CAMERON EMPLOYEE FIRST ROUND WIN IN AVATAR LAWSUIT

January 24, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

A former employee of James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment company has won a preliminary victory in his lawsuit against Cameron, which claims that the producer/writer/director stole the ideas for Avatar from him. In a ruling on Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alan Rosenfield ruled that Cameron must turn over to James Ryder the original drafts […]

LAWSUIT ACCUSES TYLER’S LAWYER OF SABOTAGING HIS IDOL DEAL

October 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A lawsuit filed by Steven Tyler’s former management company suggests that Tyler did not quit American Idol in order to refocus his attention on his band Aerosmith, but because his contract negotiations with the show’s producers were sabotaged by a lawyer hired to handle them. The suit by Kovac Media Group, reported today (Friday) by […]

DOH! MUSICIANS UNION SUES OVER THE SIMPSONS‘ THEME

October 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox and Universal Pictures are embroiled in a lawsuit with the musicians’ union over use of the theme from The Simpsons at the Universal Studios’ amusement park in California. The American Federation of Musicians filed a lawsuit in U.S. district court alleging that use of the music for the Simpsons roller-coaster ride violates […]

ACTRESS IN ANTI-ISLAMIC FILM SUES

September 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

An actress who appeared in the anti-Islamic film that reportedly sparked violent protests throughout the Arab world last week has sued the film’s producer and YouTube claiming that she has been subjected to death threats since the film was released and is now unable to provide child care for her grandchildren. Alleging fraud, slander and […]

BROADCASTERS FILE NEW LAWSUITS TO SHUT DOWN AEREO

September 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Several broadcasters, including Fox, Univision and PBS, filed a brief on Friday challenging a federal judge’s decision to allow Barry Diller’s Aereo service to continue streaming their signals in New York City without permission. Aereo insists that its service does not violate copyright laws since it relies on thousands of tiny antennas that are assigned […]

DILLER BEATS THE NETWORKS — FOR NOW

July 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Barry Diller won a major battle against the major broadcast networks on Wednesday when a federal judge declined to issue an injunction that would block his Aereo system from operating. “Now we can really begin telling television consumers they have an alternative,” the media veteran said in a statement. In its initial roll-out in New […]

MGM SUES TO STOP COMPLETION OF RAGING BULL 2

July 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

MGM has filed a lawsuit against 91-year-old former boxer Jake LaMotta and RB II Productions, hoping to halt further production of Raging Bull 2, a sequel to the 1980 Oscar-nominated film, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert DeNiro. The studio contends that it has an agreement signed by LaMotta, the subject of both films, […]

LIBERTY MEDIA WINS $950 MILLION IN LAWSUIT AGAINST VIVENDI

June 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

John Malone’s Liberty Media company has prevailed in a lawsuit against the French media company Vivendi and has been awarded nearly $1 billion by a U.S. federal court. Liberty had claimed that Vivendi kept it in the dark about its financial condition when it sold USA Networks and other assets to Vivendi for stock in […]

NEWS CORP SHAREHOLDERS LAUNCH ANOTHER LEGAL BATTLE

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A trio of major News Corp shareholders has amended its legal action against the company’s board of directors, claiming that the board has repeatedly behaved in a manner to ensure that it is in lockstep with the company’s chairman and CEO, Rupert Murdoch. According to a court filing by lawyers for Amalgamated Bank, the Central […]

GLASS HOUSE SHATTERS IN DEBUT

June 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

After an expensive and stormy legal battle with CBS, ABC finally debuted its The Glass House Monday night. But CBS, which had claimed that the show ripped off the format of its own Big Brother but could not get a federal judge to accept that view, no doubt took satisfaction with the ratings results. Glass […]

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