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A former CBS Corp. human resources manager accusing the media conglomerate of widespread sexual harassment and discrimination is now attempting to "backtrack from her sweeping and threadbare allegations" to get her suit shipped back to New York state court, according to a motion from CBS.
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and the network defeated a defamation claim brought by the owner of One America News Network, as a California judge ruled that the host's on-air statement that OAN "literally is paid Russian propaganda" is protected free speech.
The International Trade Commission asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to send a patent dispute involving Comcast set-top boxes back to the Federal Circuit to be reconsidered since the ITC's orders blocking the importation of the boxes have expired, making the case moot.
Broadcasting bigwig Gray Television had its plans to pick up a North Dakota television station thwarted by the Federal Communications Commission, which effectively blocked the sale by finding that the station's license had expired due to nonuse.
Media giant Warner Music Group Corp. on Tuesday set a price range on an estimated $1.7 billion initial public offering, represented by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, setting the stage for the largest U.S. IPO since February.