Fox Rocked By $179M ‘Bones’ Ruling

In a long-running legal battle over profits from the David Boreanaz-Emily Deschanel hit, an arbitrator’s stunning decision calls out top executives Peter Rice, Dana Walden and Gary Newman and could alter the economics of hit shows in the streaming era.

Michael Jackson Estate Hits HBO With $100M Lawsuit

High School Student Sues Washington Post

Nicholas Sandmann, a high school student from Covington, Ky., sued the Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday, claiming the newspaper falsely accused him of racist acts and instigating a confrontation with a Native American activist in a January videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial.

Supreme Court Staying Out Of ‘Empire’ Lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is staying out of a lawsuit involving the television show “Empire.” The high court said Tuesday it won’t take a case involving the Fox show, which follows a black family navigating the ups and downs of the record industry. That means a decision in favor of “Empire” co-creators Danny […]

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KMSP Anchor Sues State For Slip And Fall

CBS Shareholders Point To Insider Stock Sales

An amended lawsuit say stock sales from Leslie Moonves, Joseph Ianniello and other executives amount to evidence of knowing wrongfulness and fraudulent motive.

‘Days of Our Lives’ Producers Sue Sony Pictures Television, Claiming Unfair Treatment

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Jeff Bezos Can Sue The Pants Off National Enquirer

A lawsuit could change the way we think about privacy in the digital age. Privacy is not quite dead. For egregious cases, there are remedies lying ready to hand in the civil law of torts, at least for the case that Bezos might want to bring against AMI.

Court Won’t Dismiss Allen Suit Against Charter

An appeals court has again denied Charter’s effort to dismiss the claim by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios that the cable operator’s “refusal” to enter into a carriage contract with the programmer was racially motivated. The case now proceeds to trial unless it is settled beforehand.

Univision Joins 2020 Census Lawsuit

Spanish-language network Univision on Friday joined a lawsuit against the Commerce Department’s decision to include a citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. The media company signed on to a lawsuit pursued in northern California, challenging the Commerce Department’s authority to add a question on citizenship to the census.

Fox: Netflix Will Be ‘Held Accountable’ In Trial

Fox and Netflix’s long legal dust-up over the streamer’s snatching of two executives almost three years ago is heating up as the former attempts to get the upcoming trial pushed back and the sparring latter wants to draw Rupert Murdoch’s New Fox and almost every other studio in town into the damning action.

Net Neutrality Fight Returns To Court

Net neutrality supporters will get their day in court this week as they challenge the FCC’s repeal of the popular Obama-era internet rules. A panel of federal appeals court judges will hear oral arguments Friday in a lawsuit challenging the FCC’s deregulation of the broadband industry.

TVEyes Will No Longer Carry Fox News

Fox News has fully prevailed in a copyright lawsuit against TVEyes, a media monitoring service that allows its users to find and share clips of broadcast news. On Friday, Fox News informed a New York federal judge that it had reached a settlement with TVEyes, putting an end to the five-year-old case. As part of the deal, TVEyes has agreed to a permanent injunction and will no longer be permitted to carry copyrighted content from Fox News.

ACLU Sues Govt. Over Social Media Surveillance

The American Civil Liberties Union and its Northern California branch filed a lawsuit Thursday against seven government agencies. They allege that the agencies are “investing in technology and systems that enable the programmatic and sustained tracking of U.S. citizens and noncitizens alike,” raising concerns about privacy and free speech.

No End In Sight For TiVo-Comcast Fight

In another sign that TiVo/Rovi is prepared to go to the mat in its legal fight with Comcast, the company has fired off another lawsuit against the MSO, alleging that Comcast is infringing on eight patents.

Ex-Fox News Staffer Sues Showtime Over Roger Ailes Miniseries

Redstones Settles With Mogul’s Ex-Companion

Sumner Redstone has reached a settlement with his former companion Manuela Herzer, ending a three-year legal battle just days before a second trial over his estate plans was set to begin. Herzer will pay Redstone $3.25 million and agrees she has no say in decisions concerning him.

Brother Of JonBenet Ramsey Reaches Settlement With CBS

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A $750 million defamation lawsuit filed against CBS by the brother of JonBenet Ramsey has been settled. The Daily Camera reports court records show that a Michigan Circuit Court judge on Wednesday dismissed the lawsuit filed by Burke Ramsey in December 2016. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. The lawsuit […]

L.A. Sues Weather Ch. For Selling App Users’ Data

City Attorney Michael Feuer said Friday that users of the popular app are misled to think their location data will only be used for personalized forecasts and alerts.

Charter Settles Netflix Throttling Suit For $174M

Charter Communications has agreed to refund $62.5 million to 700,000 customers and provide streaming services and premium channels at no charge to 2.2 million active Spectrum customers to settle a consumer fraud lawsuit. On Tuesday, the office of the New York Attorney General announced the deal collectively valued at $174 million, which it says represents the largest-ever payout to consumers by an Internet service provider in U.S. history.

Detective Sues Netflix Over ‘Making A Murderer’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former detective is suing the filmmakers who produced the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” alleging the documentary defamed him. WBAY-TV reports that former Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Detective Andrew Colborn filed the lawsuit Monday against filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos as well as Netflix. Colborn helped convict Steven Avery in the 2005 […]

‘Fresh Prince’ Star Sues Video Games Maker Over His Dance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games. In separate lawsuits filed Monday in federal court, Ribeiro alleges that Fortnite-maker Epic Games and 2K Sports-creator Take-Two Interactive used his dance dubbed “The […]

Katie Couric Wins Appeal Against Gun Rights Group

Katie Couric, Stephanie Soechtig, Epix and others associated with the documentary Under the Gun have successfully fended off an attempt to revive a lawsuit contending that the film tarnished the reputation of a gun rights group and several of its members.

CNN: Anchor Promptly Made On-Air Correction About Arpaio

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio alleged in a defamation lawsuit earlier this week against three news organizations that CNN made no effort to correct anchor Chris Cuomo’s erroneous statement that the lawman was a convicted felon. But CNN released a statement Thursday saying Cuomo corrected his error on air within minutes of making […]

CBS News Settles Three Charlie Rose Lawsuits

CBS News reached a legal settlement with three women who accused the network of not doing enough to stop one of its anchors, Charlie Rose, from sexually harassing them. The three women had worked for CBS when Mr. Rose was a host of CBS This Morning and a correspondent for 60 Minutes.

Moonves Threatens To Sue CBS Over Leaks

Disgraced media mogul Les Moonves is threatening to sue CBS over recent leaks of lurid details about his alleged sexual misconduct. In what’s expected to amount to a breach of contract suit, Moonves’ lawyers are preparing to allege that leaks to the New York Times last week about CBS’s pending investigation into Moonves broke a confidentiality agreement and sullied the exec’s reputation, sources close to Moonves said.

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Ex-WSMV Anchor Sues, Charging Gender Bias

Malaysian Resprt Company Sues Disney, Fox Over Theme Park

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Resort developer Genting Malaysia has filed a lawsuit in California seeking at least $1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a theme park, the company said Tuesday. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Central California District Court cites […]

Appeals Court: Byron Allen Cases Can Proceed

A federal appeals court cleared the way for Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks to pursue civil rights suits against two of the nation’s biggest cable operators, Charter Communications and Comcast. These lawsuits seek sizable damages  — $20 billion against Comcast and $10 billion against Charter — for alleged violations of the Civil Rights Act.

Lawyers Seek ‘Apprentice’ Tapes In Trump Suit

Lawyers suing President Donald Trump over his decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation have issued subpoenas to MGM Holdings Inc. and Trump Productions LLC demanding any footage shot during the production of the show in which Trump “uses racial and/or ethnic slurs” or “makes remarks concerning race, nationality and/or ethnic background.”

What’s Next In CNN Versus Trump

CNN’s lawsuit against President Trump and several top aides is specifically about Jim Acosta’s access to the White House, but the case could have repercussions far beyond CNN. “This is a very, very important case,” said famed lawyer Ted Olson, who is representing CNN. It was Acosta whose press pass was suspended this time, but “this could happen to any journalist by any politician,” Olson said. The judge assigned to the case has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Here’s everything you should know about CNN v. Trump.

FX To SCOTUS: Don’t Let Olivia De Havilland Make A Federal Case Of ‘Feud’ Suit

CNN Sues White House Over Acosta Credentials

CNN has sued the White House for pulling Jim Acosta’s press credentials. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C., District Court. CNN claims the revocation of Acosta’s press pass violates the constitutional rights to freedom on the press and due process. CNN is asking for an immediate restraining order to return Acosta to the White House.

Satanists Sue Netflix For $50M Over ‘Sabrina’

CBS Lawsuit Claims ‘Desilu Studios’ Brand Was Used To Dupe Investors

Jeanine Pirro Scolded By Defamation Lawsuit Judge

Ebay Sues Amazon For Poaching Sellers

In the lawsuit, eBay said Amazon representatives signed up for eBay accounts and messaged sellers to get them to sell their goods on Amazon.com, which eBay said violated its user agreement. According to the complaint, Amazon representatives spelled out their email addresses and asked eBay sellers to talk on the phone in order to evade detection.

Trump Sued For Retaliating Against Media Cos.

President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment by exacting retribution on critics in the media, the writers organization PEN America alleges in a new lawsuit. Trump has “intentionally hung a sword of Damocles over the heads of countless writers, journalists and media entities,” PEN America alleges in a complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. “His actions seek to accomplish indirectly what the president cannot do directly: impede professional and investigative journalism, and silence criticism.”

Viacom Sues Netflix For Poaching TV Exec

Viacom is joining the battle against Netflix’s hiring practices, filing a suit that accuses the streaming service of poaching a TV production executive. In the suit filed on Oct. 5 in L.A. Superior Court, Viacom alleges that Netflix induced Momita SenGupta to breach her contract, which was not set to expire until April 21, 2020.

Univision Sues Dish For False Advertising

A license agreement has expired, but Dish still tells its subscribers they can get Univision, according to new counterclaims filed.