AT&T Sues Max Retrans Over Confidential Data

AT&T has sued Max Retrans, a consultant that works with TV stations negotiating with distributors, claiming it used confidential data to get higher fees for its clients. In U.S. Court in St. Louis, AT&T said it is seeking an unspecified amount of damages, including inflated retransmission consent fees, punitive damages, attorney’s fees and court costs.

Laurie Luhn Drops $750M ‘Loudest Voice’ Suit

Laurie Luhn, the former Fox News staffer who made sexual abuse allegations against Roger Ailes, has dropped a $750 million lawsuit against Showtime over the forthcoming miniseries The Loudest Voice.

Ex-Anchor Suing KUSI For $10 Million

Former evening anchor Sandra Maas is McKinnon Broadcasting’s San Diego independent KUSI for $10 million. In her lawsuit, Maas alleges retaliatory termination and violation of the equal pay act.

NBC, NFL, Underwood Sued Over ‘SNF’ Theme

On Wednesday, a songwriting team filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against singer Carrie Underwood, the NFL and NBC, saying they stole a song and used it to introduce Sunday Night Football during the 2018-19 season.

‘Bones’ EP Adds New Fox-Disney Fraud Claim

Less than two months after a California judge eviscerated the unprecedented $179 million award that Bones executive producers and stars won in their long-running profits participation legal clash with 21st Century Fox, Barry Josephson today added fraud to his claims against the now Disney-owned entity.

VidAngel Must Pay Studios $62.4M

A California jury Monday ordered the Provo-based VidAngel to pay $62.4 million to four Hollywood studios, for violating the studios’ copyrights by streaming filtered versions of their movies into customers’ homes.

ANA Sues Over Drug Price Disclosure Mandate

The Association of National Advertisers has joined with three pharmaceutical companies in a challenge to a new federal rule requiring that television ads for prescription drugs include their list price.

Facebook To Settle Inflated Metrics Suit

Facebook has agreed to settle a class-action complaint accusing the company of inflating video metrics by up to 900%.

Warner Bros. Reveals Details Of Franklin’s Ouster

Why was Jeff Franklin removed from his role as showrunner of Fuller House? A studio executive testifies that multiple female writers accused the TV veteran of boasting of orgies, denigrating female directors and expressing the wish that female staffers would get hysterectomies.

Court Hears Argument In TV Dereg Challenge

FCC media ownership deregulation took its latest trip to Philadelphia Tuesday (June 11) as the FCC defended its most recent rule changes against a challenge by Prometheus Radio Project in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The FCC defended its efforts, or in Prometheus’ view, its lack of them, on diversity.