Media & Entertainment

  • November 20, 2007

    AP Age Bias Suit Tossed For Too Little Evidence

    Two former news librarians lost their federal age discrimination claims against the Associated Press and some of its officers on Monday when a Manhattan federal judge tossed the suit, saying it was “based solely on speculation and conjecture.”

  • November 19, 2007

    No TRO For Tropicana Casino Workers' Union

    It might not like what its service employees' union is saying to its operator's investors, but Atlantic City's Tropicana casino has lost its bid to get a temporary restraining order to quiet what it calls meddling and what the union calls muckraking.

  • November 19, 2007

    Foxwoods Asks Labor Board To Stay Union Elections

    The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has asked the National Labor Relations Board to put a hold on union elections scheduled for this weekend at the tribe's Foxwoods Resort Casino.

  • November 19, 2007

    CBS Says Rather's Claims "Far-Fetched"

    CBS is seeking to toss Dan Rather's $70 million defamation and breach of contract suit related to his contentious departure from the network, arguing that the claims against the network are false and untimely.

  • November 14, 2007

    Judith Regan Sues News Corp. For "Smear Campaign"

    Judith Regan, the would-be publisher of O.J. Simpson’s hypothetical tell-all “If I Did It,” sued her former employers on Tuesday for $100 million, alleging that they orchestrated a smear campaign against her to protect the presidential ambitions of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

  • November 14, 2007

    FCC Chair Calls For Rules Change To Save Newspapers

    U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin has called for proposed revisions to the newspaper and broadcast ownership rule to help ailing newspapers, but the proposal has been criticized by other FCC commissioners as only helpful to big media companies.

  • November 12, 2007

    EMI Labels Sue Exec Over MP3 Sites

    Seven years after paying the recording industry $100 million to settle a lawsuit over, online music industry executive Michael Robertson was sued again for copyright infringement on Friday over two new music-sharing Web sites.

  • November 12, 2007

    FCC To Issue New Rules Restricting Cable Giants

    The Federal Communications Commission may soon impose new regulations on the cable television industry, after determining that the last 11 years of deregulation have led to cable companies becoming too powerful and higher cable bills for consumers.

  • November 12, 2007

    Paper Company Pays $17M To Settle Allegations

    Magazine-paper maker UPM-Kymmene has agreed to pay $17 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging it participated in a cartel to set the price of publication paper.

  • November 9, 2007

    EU Official Blasts U.S. Online Gambling Ban

    The European Union's top trade official continued to lambaste the U.S. de-facto ban on online gambling during a visit to the U.S. capital, saying it discriminated against European companies.

  • November 9, 2007

    CNN Safeguards Stand n' Seal Raw Footage

    Citing a possible violation of its First Amendment rights, television news network CNN is refusing to hand over unaired video footage from a news report regarding Stand 'N Seal grout sealer to a defendant involved in product liability litigation over the product.

  • November 9, 2007

    "Hot Coffee" Lawsuits Cooled By Take-Two Settlement

    Take-Two Interactive Software has agreed to settle all pending U.S. consumer class action lawsuits over a sexually explicit modification of the video game “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” called “hot coffee,” the company revealed Thursday.

  • November 7, 2007

    Sony, BMG Cry Foul In EU Antitrust Case

    Despite a recent nod of approval from the European Commission, Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG are reportedly lashing out at a ruling by the European Union’s second-highest court blocking the proposed merger of their recorded music units last year.

  • November 6, 2007

    Conrad Black Won't Get Retrial

    Lord Conrad Black and the other convicted Hollinger International Inc. former executives have lost their shot at a retrial, but their former lawyer left court with one less conviction.

  • November 5, 2007

    Writers Guild Goes On Strike

    For the first time in 20 years, about 12,000 Hollywood writers walked off the job on Monday, after last-minute negotiations failed to bring about a resolution to writers' demands that they be given residual fees when their film and TV writing is put on the Internet.

  • November 5, 2007

    Madison Square Loses Bid For Injunction Against NHL

    Madison Square Garden LP has lost the first round of its lawsuit against the National Hockey League when a district court judge declined to issue a preliminary injunction on the league's plans to collectivize all team Web sites.

  • November 2, 2007

    Ex-NBC Producer Who Raised Ethics Flag Loses Suit

    NBC Universal Inc. did not violate employment laws when it fired a producer who claimed the television show “To Catch a Predator” overstepped ethical boundaries, a district court judge has ruled, tossing the journalist's $1 million lawsuit.

  • November 1, 2007

    Harry Potter And The Infringement Lawsuit

    The author of the Harry Potter novels and the studio that has released the films sued a small publisher in an effort to deploy an avada kedavra spell — that's the killing curse, for the uninitiated — on a soon-to-be published companion encyclopedia.

  • October 31, 2007

    EU Pushes Thomson-Reuters Review Back 10 Days

    The European Commission will take an additional 10 days to consider whether Thomson Corp.'s proposed $17.5 billion takeover of Reuters Group PLC poses significant anti-competitive threats.

  • October 30, 2007

    Publishers Seek Voice In National Geographic Case

    Dozens of top U.S. publishers have joined forces with university presses, academic journals and library associations to show their support for National Geographic in its defense against a freelance photographer’s decade-old copyright lawsuit as a federal appeals court prepares to rehear the case.