A federal judge overseeing a class action accusing Apple Inc., Google Inc. and other tech and entertainment companies of fixing the compensation of software engineers ordered the companies Wednesday to turn over materials related to a federal investigation of antitrust allegations raised in the suit.
Federal lawmakers requested information concerning Facebook Inc.'s storage of its users' data in a letter to the social networking giant sent Friday, following the publication of an article that raised concerns among political leaders about the company's privacy policies.
A California judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by a police instructor who claimed the production company behind television game shows “Lingo” and “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” broke a promise to develop his cop-themed reality shows.
Bob Marley record distributor Rock River Communications Inc. on Friday blasted a California federal judge's decision to toss its antitrust and copyright suit against Universal Music Group Inc., which allegedly interfered with sales of a Marley album, saying the judge misinterpreted the law.
A film company that won a $7 million judgment against a bankrupt “Real Housewives of New York City” star told a New York court Friday she had overvalued by potentially millions of dollars the properties and other assets she would liquidate to pay off creditors.
A DirecTV Group Inc. executive complained to the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday about Fox Broadcasting Co. Inc., saying it is running misleading advertisements in the midst of the two companies' dispute over cable programming.
The operators of DVD-streaming service Zediva have agreed to pay six major movie studios $1.8 million and stop showing the studios' movies without permission to settle a California copyright infringement suit, the Motion Picture Association of America said Friday.
A federal judge on Tuesday refused to nix a lawsuit brought against NBC Universal Inc. by a man featured on an episode of “Dateline NBC: To Catch a Predator” who says the show intruded on his privacy, rejecting the network's claim that the First Amendment protected it.
The estate of author Philip K. Dick on Thursday lodged a breach of contract suit in California against filmmakers who produced “The Adjustment Bureau,” an adaptation of a Dick short story, claiming they unlawfully cheated the estate out of millions in royalties.
The D.C. Circuit on Friday refused to revive a long-running suit accusing the operator of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus of abusing its Asian elephants in violation of the Endangered Species Act, finding the plaintiffs lack standing.
Melissa Joan Hart was sued Thursday by her former manager, who claims the actress violated their representation agreement by firing him and refusing to shell out his commission for payments she received for her work on the ABC Family show “Melissa & Joey.”
Content Media Corp. — a defendant recently dismissed from a suit over the copyright to five films, including the Samuel L. Jackson drama "Rules of Engagement" — on Wednesday lost its bid to sanction Seven Arts Filmed Entertainment Ltd. for filing suit in bad faith.
Casino gaming company Full House Resorts Inc. plans to build a new 100-room hotel on the grounds of its 300-acre Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Ind., in an effort to meet growing demand and create jobs for the community, the company announced Friday.
Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman & Rabkin LLP has added three patent attorneys from Brooks Kushman PC — including partner Mark Mizrahi — to its entertainment and intellectual property practice to give the West Coast firm its first patent group, the firm said Thursday.
4Kids Entertainment Inc. on Thursday asked a New York bankruptcy court to sign off on the children’s entertainment company’s settlement of part of its $36 million arbitration proceeding alleging Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and others improperly invested most of 4Kids’ funds in risky auction rate securities.
A California federal judge on Wednesday tossed a proposed class action accusing Yelp Inc. of extorting businesses by fabricating negative reviews for companies that did not advertise on the local reviews website.
DDB Technologies LLC launched suits against News Corp. unit Fox Sports Interactive Media LLC and NeuLion Inc. in Texas federal court Thursday, alleging the companies infringed its patented method for producing online simulations of live sport broadcasts.
A “Real Housewives of New York City” star on Wednesday filed an amended Chapter 11 plan that calls for liquidating at least $8.5 million in assets, including properties in France and Colorado, to pay off a $7 million movie funding judgment and other obligations.
A California federal judge on Thursday threw out a putative class action brought by a group of Facebook Inc. users who allege they were harmed by the social networking giant’s use of their names and likenesses on its Friend Finder service.
Lady Gaga's record label, UMG Recordings Inc., on Wednesday denied that the pop star's hit song "Judas" copied another singer's work, and asked an Illinois federal judge to bifurcate the case so that the liability and damages issues are litigated separately.