Italy's antitrust watchdog has begun investigating whether News Corp. unit Sky Italia SRL abused its dominance in the pay-television broadcast market when it bought the exclusive rights to air the World Cup in 2010 and 2014 across all broadcasting platforms.
Celebrity photo agency X17 Inc. has launched an $8.8 million suit against Hollywood.com LLC, saying the gossip site operator stole and republished hundreds or even thousands of the plaintiff's photos.
Not long after Google Inc. wrapped up a Federal Trade Commission investigation into its Street View service, the search engine giant is reportedly facing another government probe from the Federal Communications Commission over its mistaken collection of sensitive private data.
The Newspaper Guild of New York and Reuters America LLC faced off before a federal appeals court Wednesday, arguing over whether the union can arbitrate disputes now that a collective bargaining agreement has expired, and whether the case is a labor dispute or merely a contract interpretation.
A former Chicago White Sox scouting executive and two former scouts for the baseball team in Latin America have been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly accepting $400,000 in kickbacks from prospective players.
The Tribune Co. received bankruptcy court approval Wednesday for as much as $43 million in bonuses for the company’s management, but only after excluding five executives from the plan who were implicated in an examiner’s report for allegedly breaching their fiduciary duties to shareholders.
A New York state prosecutor has accused the owners of a computer service business of defrauding a jazz composer and oil heir by tricking him into spending at least $6 million for computer data security and personal protection.
Carl Icahn's attorneys told a New York state judge on Tuesday that they'll try to stop Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. board member Mark Rachesky from using his shares — which Icahn alleges were obtained through a shady debt-for-equity swap that diluted Icahn's holdings — to vote in the movie studio's annual meeting next month.
Porn mogul Larry Flynt and his younger brother Jimmy, who runs an adult store that trades on the Hustler name in Cincinnati, have amended their claims against one another in an internecine trademark fight.
Three merchandising companies have dropped their trademark suit accusing Rolling Stone magazine publisher Wenner Media LLC and Hybrid Promotions LLC of infringing their licensing agreements with music superstars like Beyonce and Run DMC by slapping copies of the magazine's covers featuring the artists onto promotional products.
Unsecured creditors for The Tribune Co. are seeking to withhold bonuses from five executives who a bankruptcy examiner found likely breached their fiduciary duties, committed intentional wrongdoing, or performed little diligence before authorizing guarantees on billions of dollars in debt in a contentious 2007 leveraged buyout.
Fela Kuti’s biographer is trying to drop the curtains on the popular Broadway musical about the late Afrobeat icon, claiming producers used his book to create the play and owe $5 million for copyright infringement.
A bankruptcy judge on Monday signed off on a restructuring plan for FX Luxury Las Vegas I LLC, the owner of 17.7 acres along the Las Vegas Strip, according to an attorney representing second-lien lenders who will take control of the CKX Inc. affiliate.
CBS Corp., AOL Inc. and other defendants have won summary judgment on multiple grounds in a patent suit over Internet radio technology brought by Zamora Radio LLC.
With oral arguments Tuesday in the en banc rehearing of a bitterly fought patent dispute between TiVo Inc. and EchoStar Corp. over digital video recording technology, lawyers say the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has a chance to clarify the standards for using contempt proceedings — rather than a new trial — when a redesigned product is accused of infringement.
A bankruptcy judge has allowed the unsecured creditors of bankrupt casino operator Centaur LLC to pursue up to $99 million in claims against first-lien lender Credit Suisse AG, despite opposition from the bank and the debtor concerning the cost of the pending litigation.
AbitibiBowater Inc. argued Friday that remaining objections to its Chapter 11 plan amounted to little more than a claims dispute, discounting allegations of bad faith made by bondholders in a final push to resolve its 18-month restructuring process.
A Minnesota woman battling Capitol Records Inc. and other recording industry giants over illegal music downloads will seek to have a $1.5 million jury verdict against her reduced on constitutional grounds, her attorney said Friday.
The British government has called for a review of U.S. media giant News Corp.'s proposed takeover of British Sky Broadcasting PLC to determine whether the $12.6 billion deal will raise competition concerns in the media sector.
A Louisiana state agency sought in a federal appeals court on Thursday to revive efforts to arbitrate claims against Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. over an ill-fated financing effort for the reconstruction of the Superdome in New Orleans.