Judge Judy, CBS Socked With $5M Suit

Less than six months after CBS and Rebel Entertainment Partners settled their long running legal battle over big bucks in missed contractually obliged payments from the two decade and more running show, a new lawsuit is in the docket. Rebel is now suing the former Manhattan family court judge Judy Sheindlin and the ViacomCBS division for more than $5 million over a seemingly sleight of hand $95 million sale of the show’s rich library.

CBS Shareholders Seek Class Certification

CBS shareholders are asking a New York federal judge to certify class action in a securities fraud lawsuit that claims ousted CEO Les Moonves misled investors through statements he made about the #MeToo movement before the misconduct allegations against him became public.

Reporter Sues Golden Globes Organization Over Member Rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Norwegian entertainment reporter on Monday sued the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that gives out the Golden Globe Awards, alleging that it acts as a cartel that stifles competition for its members. Reporter Kjersti Flaa filed the lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles, saying that despite reporting on […]

Chrome Users Sue Google Over Alleged Tracking

Fired ‘Simpsons’ Composer Alf Clausen Sues Disney, Fox

Holes Emerge In Cathy Areu’s Lawsuit Against Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity

Fox’s Hannity, Carlson And Fired Henry In Lawsuit

Fox News Channel stars Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Howard Kurtz were accused of sexual harassment by a frequent on-air guest in a lawsuit filed Monday that the network called frivolous and untrue. In the same case, a former Fox employee said she was harassed and raped by news anchor Ed Henry, who was fired July 1 shortly after the network became aware of the accusations.

TV Academy Sues To Stop Auction Of Valerie Harper’s ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Emmy Statuettes

CBS Settles Suit Over Dallas TV Reporter Who Lost Job To Former Cheerleader

MSNBC’s Joy Reid Facing Revived Defamation Lawsuit

Quibi Wins Court Ruling In IP Battle

Struggling startup mobile streaming service Quibi won an important court ruling Monday afternoon, when a federal judged denied a plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction of the platform’s core technology feature, Turnstyle.

MGM Seeks Dismissal Of Almost All Of Starz’s Claims In Lawsuit Over Exclusivity Windows

Dem Super PAC Joining Trump Station Lawsuit

The Priorities USA super PAC has been given a judicial OK to join a legal battle between Trump’s financially flush Republican reelection campaign and WJFW Wausau-Rhinelander, Wis. (DMA 134), which is being sued for airing a Priorities USA ad.

Black Creators Sue YouTube, Alleging Racial Discrimination

Fox News Argues Viewers Don’t Assume Tucker Carlson Reports Facts

Company Says Former WCVB Host Received $15M Stolen From Them. They Want It Back

2 Sidelined Pittsburgh Journalists React: One Quits; The Other Sues

Byron Allen, Comcast Settle Discrimination Suit

Byron Allen has withdrawn his $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit against Comcast. The two parties have entered into a carriage agreement, with the cable company carrying Allen’s 15 TV channels, including The Weather Channel. The deal also includes the distribution of Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV and JusticeCentral.TV on X1, video on demand and TV everywhere.

Chicago Photojournalist Sues Fox News

Lori Bullerdick is suing Fox News Channel and its former Chicago bureau chief for allegedly failing to provide safety training and protection, despite giving her “overwhelmingly dangerous” assignments, and subjecting her to a “hostile” work environment because of her gender and sexual orientation.

Bloomberg Hit With Sex Bias Suit For Aiding Charlie Rose

WH Wrongly Suspended Playboy Correspondent

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the White House wrongly suspended the hard pass of Playboy’s correspondent Brian Karem after a raucous incident in July in which he got into an argument with Donald Trump’s former aide Sebastian Gorka following a Rose Garden ceremony.

Gabrielle Union Suing NBC, Simon Cowell, ‘AGT’

A few weeks after an internal NBC investigation found no wrongdoing on the part of America’s Got Talent regarding Gabrielle Union‘s allegations of racism, the former judge reportedly is suing the show’s network, production companies and Simon Cowell.

Journalists Wage Legal Fights After Attacks

A freelance journalist, backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis, and dozens of news organizations urged Minnesota authorities to let journalists work unimpeded. One organization has logged more than 230 incidents targeting journalists since George Floyd’s death. The Associated Press captured film of New York police shoving and swearing at two of its journalists while documenting arrests Tuesday night after a curfew went into effect. Journalists covering the story are exempt from the curfew.

ACLU Sues For ‘Deliberately Targeting’ Reporters

The ACLU filed a class action lawsuit on Wednesday against law enforcement officials for city of Minneapolis and for state of Minnesota over law enforcement actions against journalists who have been covering protests to the death of George Floyd.

CDT Sues Challenging Social Media Order

The Center for Democracy and Technology, a Washington-based tech group supported by Facebook, Google and Twitter, filed a lawsuit against President Trump on Tuesday, alleging that his executive order targeting social media giants threatens to “curtail and chill constitutionally protected speech” during the presidential election.

Marketers Bring Antitrust Suit Against Google

Three online advertisers are suing Google for allegedly violating antitrust laws by monopolizing digital advertising markets. “Google leveraged its stranglehold on online search and search advertising to gain an illegal monopoly in brokering display advertising on other companies’ websites,” the marketers allege in a class-action complaint filed last week in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Netflix Sued By Private Prison Operator Over ‘Messiah’ Depiction

Judge Tosses Virus Lawsuit Against Fox News

A Seattle judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a little-known advocacy organization that hoped to bar Fox News Channel from transmitting its popular primetime opinion programs to its large cable-news audience. The Washington state group known as the Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics, or WASHLITE, filed a suit in Superior Court of Washington State in April, calling for an injunction that would keep Fox News from “publishing further and false and deceptive content” about the coronavirus pandemic.

Disney, CBS Hit With ‘Criminal Minds’ Suit

Criminal Minds may be off the air now, but the Walt Disney Co., CBS and a Pretorian guard of executives from the long running series are now looking down the barrel of a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

NCTA Backs Fox News in WashLITE Lawsuit

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association, whose members include the owners of CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, and CBS News, has joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to support Fox News in its defense of a lawsuit filed by a group, WashLITE, critical of Fox News/Fox Business Network commentary on the coronavirus. WashLITE said that commentary is deceptive commercial speech in violation of consumer protection laws.

DOJ Seeks Appeal In 1st Amend. Case

President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice lawyers are asking a New York federal judge to allow an immediate appeal of her decision that a suit accusing him of repeatedly violating the First Amendment can move forward — and they want to pause the proceedings in her courtroom while that appeal plays out.

NBCU Hit With $2.8B Suit Over News Report

Thanks to a multibillion-dollar defamation lawsuit filed Monday from a direct-to-consumer teeth-straightening company, Cesar Conde won’t be getting much of a honeymoon as the newly installed chief of the newly formed NBCUniversal News Group. “SmileDirectClub gave NBC every opportunity to retract this defamatory report and correct the record voluntarily,” said the action against NBCUniversal Media and reporter Vicky Nguyen that hit the docket in the Tennessee courts from the teledentistry organization over a critical February report from NBC News. “NBC chose not to so,” says the $2.85 billion-seeking suit

Netflix Defends Depiction Of Prosecutor Linda Fairstein In ‘When They See Us’ Lawsuit

Fox News Seeks Dismissal Of COVID-19-Related Speech Complaint

Appeals Court Gives Jerry Seinfeld The Win In ‘Comedians In Cars’ Dispute

DMA 134: WAUSAU-RHINELANDER, WI

WJFW Pushes For Swift End To Trump Suit

The owner of the NBC affiliate in Wausau, Wis., gives four big reasons why a judge should throw out a libel claim concerning the president’s coronavirus response.

PSSI Global Services Sues FCC Over C-Band Order

Starz Hits MGM With Exclusivity Lawsuit

‘The Simpsons’ Hip-Hop Episode Cued Curtains For Composer

Media Groups Back WJFW In Political Ad Fight

The organizations — the Big 4 affiliate groups, the RTNDA, the Media Institute and the Society of Professional Journalists — say that the paid anti-Trump ad it aired was the very stuff of American politics and fully protected by the First Amendment.