Gulf Coast ‘Flora-Bama’ Bar Sues Over MTV’s ‘Floribama’ Show

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A landmark beach bar on the Florida-Alabama state line is suing MTV’s popular “Floribama Shore” show for trademark infringement. Companies that run the Flora-Bama Lounge on Perdido Key filed suit this week in Pensacola, Florida, against Viacom Inc. and producers of the MTV show. The federal lawsuit contends the show’s name […]

Judge Allows NPR Lawsuit To Proceed

A judge ruled Wednesday that an investment adviser and former Fox Business commentator who sued NPR over stories about his role in funding a private investigator to probe the death of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich can go forward.

Longtime ‘Simpsons’ Composer Sues, Claims Age Discrimination

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The longtime composer of “The Simpsons” has sued over his dismissal from the long-running series, saying he was discriminated against because of his age and a perceived disability. The lawsuit filed by Alf Clausen in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday for age discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation comes nearly two […]

JESSELL AT LARGE

Jessell | Court Should Quash Retrans-Killer Locast

How does Locast think it can get away with retransmitting broadcast signals to smartphones and smart TVs without compensating broadcasters? By claiming to be a nonprofit. But I expect that a federal judge will see through that fiction and find that it is nothing more than a front for Dish and AT&T’s DirecTV.

 

Two Former NY1 Female Anchors Suing Charter

Thalia Perez and Michelle Greenstein, both of whom were let go by the company in 2017, have filed a lawsuit alleging age, gender as well as pregnancy discrimination.

RETRANS

ABC, CBS, Fox And NBC Sue Over Locast

The broadcasters aim to shut down the digital app service that has attracted tens of thousands of users and is threatening billions of dollars in retransmission contracts.

Ryan Seacrest, Bravo Sued By Ex-‘America’s Top Model’ Contestant

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.