A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that Netflix violates the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide closed captioning on Web video streams.
A federal jury awarded $956 million to Liberty Media in a deal involving the USA Networks, saying Vivendi deceived it with rosy statements.
CBS hasn’t been able to get a judge to block ABC from airing The Glass House, a new reality show with more than a few similarities to the long-running Big Brother, so now it’s working on winning over the public and the press with humor.
The actor-producer is suing the California Department of Motor Vehicles for at least $1.44 million, saying it backed out of a planned reality series about the day-to-day drama and comedy at DMV offices.
The war of words continues as the parties are now fighting over New York vs. California as the forum for dispute.
A New York judge on Wednesday dealt the networks a blow in their battle to stop Dish Networks and its ad-skipping AutoHop technology. A suit filed by Fox, which seeks to ban the feature Dish debuted May 10, was delayed until July 2 by U.S. District Judge Laura T. Swain.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Two giants in the wrestling world are getting ready to rumble – in a courtroom. Nashville-based Total Nonstop Action Wrestling has sued World Wrestling Entertainment, accusing WWE of obtaining secret contract information in an attempt to poach TNA’s wrestlers. TNA’s top wrestling talent includes veteran wrestler and actor Hulk Hogan and […]
Dish sued the Big Four TV networks over its new ad-skipping Auto Hop feature Thursday, even as Fox filed the first network Auto Hop lawsuit against Dish. Dish sought a federal court’s “declaratory judgment on questions” related to the technology, which allows viewers to skip commercials when they watch previously aired shows. Fox, meanwhile, accused Dish of copyright violations.
“Even CBS must realize it cannot copyright the idea of 14 contestants living in a house rigged with cameras,” the ABC court papers argue.
The NAB is challenging the constitutionality of new FCC rules requiring local TV stations to put information about political advertising online, it said today. The new rules are “arbitrary, capricious, in excess of the commission’s statutory authority, inconsistent with the First Amendment, and otherwise not in accordance with the law,” the association contends.
CBS Television Distribution is suing ComStar Media and FamilyNet for allegedly airing several series, including Happy Days and Family Ties, without paying licensing fees for the programs.
Web video company Hulu is asking a court to dismiss a privacy lawsuit stemming from the company’s involvement with analytics company KISSmetrics, which allegedly used “supercookies” to track people. Hulu says that the consumers who filed suit can’t show they were injured by the alleged tracking.
Current TV wasted no time filing a countersuit on Friday in its bitter divorce from Keith Olbermann, the anchor who was expected to be the star and foundation of the cable network’s future.
Keith Olbermann has filed a lawsuit against Current TV, accusing the cable network of “bad faith termination” and breach of contract. The disgruntled former anchor, who has had a tempetuous run at previous networks, is seeking between $50 million and $70 million that he claims is still owed him by Current.
The online television service has filed a second countersuit against major broadcasters that want to stop it from retransmitting their programming. The new suit is against News Corp.’s Fox, the Public Broadcasting Service, Univision Communications and New York’s WPIX and WNET.
Conrad Riggs claimed he was owed 10% of Burnett’s earnings from such hits as Survivor and The Apprentice.
Philip Berk, the current chairman and former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and a key witness in the organization’s legal battle against Dick Clark Productions over who controls the television rights to the Golden Globes said in court Thursday that he’s “never really been interested in contracts.”
Marc Graboff, who until recently was NBC’s president of West Coast business operations, testified Friday that he warned his bosses at the network that the price tag for the Golden Globes, which ended up being an average of $21.5 million per show, was too high. Graboff was testifying in the legal battle over who controls the TV rights for the Golden Globes between the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., which owns the Globes, and Dick Clark Productions, the longtime producer of the awards show.
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s Inc. has sued Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. in a bid to block a licensing deal between the housewares company and J.C. Penney Co. The lawsuit was filed Monday in New York State Supreme Court. Macy’s claims Martha Stewart Living’s deal with J.C. Penney violates the terms of an exclusive […]
(RTTNews) — Cable television provider Cablevision Systems Corp. said Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit seeking to end an advertising campaign run by Verizon Inc., which allegedly misleads consumers by making intentionally false and misleading claims related to Cablevision’s high-speed Internet service. Cablevision filed the lawsuit seeking immediate relief in the U.S. District Court for […]