Charlie Rose Admits ‘Inappropriate’ Relationships

Defending a sexual harassment lawsuit, Rose testifies about his studio nickname and flirting with CBS Morning co-anchors. But the plaintiffs say he needs to be even more forthcoming.

Locast Launches GoFundMe Page To Fight Nets

The streaming service has created a legal defense fund to battle CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC to “protect streaming of local broadcast TV.”

WSMV And Former Anchor Settle Lawsuit

Tavis Smiley Loses Bid To Throw Out PBS Lawsuit

Fox-Netflix Battle Likely To Avoid Trial

Disney’s Fox unit has dropped two interference claims against Netflix. The move, made official in court papers filed Dec. 24, represents something other than a Christmas gift for the streamer whose recruitment of entertainment executives under contract set off a high-stakes legal battle. Instead, Fox’s dropped claims all but guarantees there will be no trial in January. The two companies are likely to move to the appellate stage sooner rather than later.

Judge Blocks Maine’s A La Carte Cable Law

A first-in-the-nation Maine law seeking to force cable providers to offer a la carte services has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge in a decision that renders the new requirement unlikely to ever take effect.

Ex-WTMJ Meteorologist Sues Scripps Claiming Anti-Semitism

Cox Hit With $1B Music Piracy Verdict

Cox Communications is liable for the infringement of more than 10,000 pirated songs, a Virginia jury held, and it’s going to cost the company $1 billion in damages. Sony Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, EMI and their music publishing subsidiaries in June 2018 sued Cox, claiming the internet giant “knowingly contributed to, and reaped substantial profits from, massive copyright infringement committed by thousands of its subscribers.”

Jury Awards $8.6M In ‘Walking Dead’ Stuntman’s Death

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia jury has awarded $8.6 million to the family of a stuntman killed during the production of a “Walking Dead” episode in 2017. The Daily Report reports the verdict Thursday comes after a weeklong trial before Gwinnett County State Court Judge Emily Brantley. Jurors began deliberations late Tuesday and handed up the […]

WBNG Anchor Files Suit Against Local Town

Lara Logan Sues New York Magazine

The former 60 Minutes correspondent is suing the magazine  for $25 million, claiming an article about her retracted report tarnished her career.

Big Shareholder Urges Comcast To Settle

A major shareholder — New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer — is pressuring Comcast to back down from its thorny legal battle with comedian-turned-TV producer Byron Allen — something the media mogul says he would welcome.

’60 Minutes’ Producer Sues CBS

Cassandra Vinograd, a London-based associate producer for 60 Minutes, has sued CBS for “unlawful discriminatory conduct” and “unlawful retaliatory conduct” after she attempted to report her boss for misconduct. She says Michael Gavshon sent her an inappropriate photograph and drank excessively.

Appeals Court Finds Md. Law Imposing Political Disclosure Obligations On Online Platforms To Be Unconstitutional

Disney Loses Early Effort To Stop Suit

Christmas might not feel so merry for the Walt Disney Co. this year after a hearing this morning on the potential class action pay equity lawsuit from 10 female employees of the House of Mouse did not go to a happy place for the Bob Iger-run company.

Fox Nation Host Sues, Alleges Harassment

Britt McHenry’s lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Fox News retaliated against her after she complained about her co-host’s sexual harassment by shunning her and excluding her from company events and shows. It seeks unspecified damages.

Bill Nye Headed To Trial Against Disney

A Los Angeles judge trims Nye’s profits lawsuit but will allow the TV star to pursue punitive damages.

FNC Sued Over Carlson’s ‘Extortion’ Analogy

Karen McDougal is suing Fox News for slander after Tucker Carlson invoked her situation in an effort to play down Donald Trump’s Ukraine troubles.

CNN Employee Says Superior Threatened To ‘Kill’ Him Over Discrimination Lawsuit

Locast: Big 4 Nets ‘Waited Too Long’ To Sue

David Goodfriend, founder of controversial not-for-profit outfit Locast, said the parent companies of ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox “waited too long” to sue him over the alleged theft of their signal. He also questioned why they didn’t seek a temporary restraining order to halt the two-year-old company’s operations, as they did in the case of Aereo years earlier.

Casey Kasem’s Children Settle Lawsuit With Widow Over Death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members of radio personality Casey Kasem have settled dueling lawsuits alleging that the longtime “American Top 40″ host was badly mistreated before his death in 2014. The two sides filed a joint request Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit by three of Kasem’s children […]

Alki David Hit With $58M In Damages

Jurors on Monday awarded $50 million in punitive damages to Mahim Khan, a former production assistant who worked at his Los Angeles-based firms, attorney Gloria Allred said. The same panel last week awarded $8.25 million in compensatory damages for battery, sexual battery and sexual harassment.

FilmOn’s Alki David Faces $8.25M Verdict

The legal woes of British-Greek hologram billionaire Alki David continued to mount on Tuesday after a jury held him liable for $8.25 million for battery, sexual battery and sexual harassment against Mahim Khan, a former production assistant who worked at David’s media companies including FilmOn TV and Alki David Productions Inc.

CBS Settles Reporter’s Gender Bias Lawsuit

CBS Broadcasting has come to a settlement agreement with Michele Gillen, an Emmy-winning investigative reporter based in Miami who alleged being fired due to her gender and age. The resolution heads off a trial that was scheduled to begin Dec.9.

CBS Hit With Bias Suit From Reality Exec

Ghen Maynard, who was brought back to CBS three years ago to revive its unscripted department, has launched a discrimination lawsuit against the company after apparently being terminated last month. According to a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, the firing occurred after an investigation into an allegation that he mistreated a female coworker.

Byron Allen Spares No One In Bias Suit

The black entrepreneur has gone after civil rights groups and other black leaders to make his case against Comcast. Some fear that protections dating to 1866 are in jeopardy.

Fox Escapes Retaliation Claim

Fox Broadcasting has defeated a retaliation claim from a fired employee who challenged the legality of the company’s counterclaims against him.

Jussie Smollett Sues City Of Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is suing Chicago for malicious prosecution and says the city should not seek payment from him to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack because it accepted his $10,000 bail “as payment in full.” […]

CBS Rushes To Get CEO Out Of Testifying

Will CBS CEO Joseph Ianniello have to take the witness stand at a trial next month and talk about Leslie Moonves and the company’s problems on the “me too” front? On Monday, CBS took steps to avoid that possibility.

Blacked Out RSN Altitude Sues Comcast

Denver-area regional sports network Altitude, blacked out by Comcast since August, sued the cable operator charging Comcast with violating antitrust laws and trying to put Altitude out of business.

Justices Hears Byron Allen v. Comcast Arguments

After hearing arguments Wednesday, Supreme Court justices seemed to agree that an appeals court applied the wrong legal standard in allowing Entertainment Studios owner Byron Allen’s $20 billion race bias suit against Comcast to go forward.

Dozens Of Cities Sue FCC Over Cable Order

Cities from Los Angeles to Boston are fighting an FCC decision they say will cost them millions by letting cable TV providers such as Comcast Corp. partly pay them with services like free air time instead of money. At least 46 cities are asking federal appeals courts to undo an FCC order they argue will force them to raise taxes or cut spending on local media services, including channels that schools, governments, and the general public can use for programming.

Byron Allen, Comcast To Square Off Today

Byron Allen’s racial discrimination case against Comcast Corp. heads to the Supreme Court today, where justices will consider Comcast’s argument that the case should hinge on two words: “but for.” Allen filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast in February 2015, arguing that the nation’s largest cable operator was discriminating against his company, Entertainment Studios, by refusing to carry its seven lifestyle cable channels. Comcast maintained the decision was made strictly on business grounds because of the lack of audience demand for Allen’s channels.

Head Of The Onion, Deadspin Sued For Sex Discrimination

FNC Beats Laurie Luhn’s Defamation Suit

The former employee in April filed a $120 million lawsuit against the company and its CEO, Suzanne Scott, alleging that she was sexually abused by Roger Ailes and later defamed.

Press Group: Libel Suit Could Set Bad Precedent

The Virginia Press Association asked Friday to intervene in a $50 million lawsuit Johnny Depp filed against Amber Heard, his ex-wife. Depp says he was defamed by an op-ed piece Heard wrote in The Washington Post in December 2018, in which she never identified Depp by name but referred to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

Comcast Threatened With Being ‘Broken Up’

Less than a week before Comcast and Department of Justice lawyers will face off against Byron Allen in the Supreme Court in the Entertainment Studios boss’ $20 billion discrimination lawsuit against the NBCUniverisal owner, Rep. Bobby Rush now wants the telecommunications giant brought down to size.

Facebook Sued For Age, Gender Bias In Ads

Facebook Inc was sued on Thursday in a proposed class action accusing it of discriminating against older and female users by withholding advertising for financial services such as bank accounts, insurance, investments and loans.

HBO Appeals Arbitration Order In ‘Leaving Neverland’ Fight

CBS: There Was No ‘Judge Judy’ Library Sale

In new court papers in an ongoing lawsuit, it’s also argued that Judith Sheindlin’s emails with a long-time CBS attorney are protected under attorney-client privilege.