Golden Globes Group Nears Early Win In Media Monopoly Suit

Law360 (November 20, 2020, 6:02 PM EST) -- A California federal judge indicated Friday his intention to toss a Norwegian entertainment reporter's lawsuit accusing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the Golden Globes, of monopolizing foreign entertainment journalism in Los Angeles, saying the entertainment news market is not limited to Tinseltown.

During a virtual hearing, U.S. District Judge Stanley Blumenfeld Jr. said he is inclined to grant the HFPA's motion to dismiss Kjersti Flaa's August lawsuit accusing the nonprofit of carving up the Hollywood entertainment news market for its members and refusing to grant membership to other reporters, but indicated he would likely allow her to rewrite...

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