Media & Entertainment

  • November 29, 2023

    20th Century, CAA Defeat Writer's Suit Over 'Ad Astra' Script

    A California federal judge has rejected a screenwriter's allegations that Twentieth Century Fox, Disney and Creative Artists Agency ripped off a script he pitched to them in the process of developing the 2019 Brad Pitt film "Ad Astra," ruling that the "undisputed facts" warrant siding with the companies.

  • November 29, 2023

    Google's Bid To Avoid Jury Verdict In Epic Antitrust Trial DOA

    A California federal judge on Wednesday said he plans to deny Google's bid for a directed verdict at the wrap of a monthlong antitrust trial brought by Epic Games over the tech giant's dominance in the Android app distribution market, saying, "I'm not taking this away from the jury."

  • November 29, 2023

    Hyatt To Pay Fla. $5K Over 'Drag Queen Christmas' Show

    Regulators in the Sunshine State announced Wednesday they have reached a $5,000 settlement with the Hyatt Regency in Miami arising from the state's attempt to revoke the hotel's liquor license over a show titled "A Drag Queen Christmas." 

  • November 29, 2023

    Trump's Bankers Testify They Saw No Fraud And Made Millions

    Current and former Deutsche Bank employees told a New York state judge Tuesday and Wednesday that they raked in millions from Donald Trump's business and saw no fraud in the nine-figure loans they approved, but the judge appeared unswayed by arguments that the testimony undermined the attorney general's case.

  • November 29, 2023

    Ill. Judge Stands By Sending Tinder BIPA Case To Texas

    An Illinois federal judge said Tuesday that he's sticking with his decision earlier this year to send a biometric privacy case against Match Group Inc. to Texas federal court, rejecting the dating app giant's argument that the plaintiff should file a complaint in small claims court and let that court determine its own jurisdiction.

  • November 29, 2023

    X Sues To Get Out Of TiVo Patent Licensing Deal

    The social media website formerly known as Twitter is telling a federal court in California that negotiations with the new company that owns thousands of TiVo-related patents have "reached an impasse" as Elon Musk's company no long wants to pay $3 million a year for patented technology that X says it doesn't use.

  • November 29, 2023

    2024 Female Sports Revenues Predicted To Break $1B Barrier

    Big Four accounting firm Deloitte on Wednesday issued a report anticipating that women's elite sports will generate more than $1 billion in revenues for the first time next year — a prediction that comes as private equity firms are increasingly nabbing stakes in female professional sports clubs.

  • November 29, 2023

    Book Rating Law Burdens The 'Middlemen,' 5th Circ. Told

    A group of book vendors fending off several state agencies' attempt to overturn a judge's decision to enjoin a Texas law that would require certain booksellers to rate works based on their references to sex told the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday the statute is a "unicorn" that imposes an "impossible task" on vendors.

  • November 29, 2023

    Eagles Games Can Still Fly Without Fox TV, FCC Told

    Several media industry luminaries are looking to debunk the idea that viewers would lose access to the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles games on Sundays if the Federal Communications Commission decides not to renew Fox's Philadelphia TV license over 2020 election falsehoods.

  • November 29, 2023

    'Blind Side' Player Calls Out Family For Inaccurate Accounting

    Attorneys for former NFL player Michael Oher have scolded the family that held a conservatorship over him, allegedly without his knowledge, for sending a Tennessee court accounting documents detailing proceeds from the movie "The Blind Side" that they called "contradictory, confusing, false" and "wholly inadequate."

  • November 29, 2023

    Game Controller Maker Says Competitor Ripped Off Designs

    A Chinese game controller designer asked a Michigan federal judge Tuesday to force a competitor to take its colorful controllers off the market, saying the rival's allegedly infringing models have cut his sales almost in half.

  • November 29, 2023

    TracFone Pays $23M Settlement In FCC Subsidy Probes

    Verizon subsidiary TracFone Wireless has agreed to settle with the Federal Communications Commission for more than $23 million over allegations that it violated rules for signing up consumers to FCC low-income subsidy programs.

  • November 29, 2023

    Texas Patent Firm Off The Hook For Paying Atty Fees

    A Texas law firm that has been repeatedly dinged over its pre-filing diligence was able to persuade a California federal court to reject efforts by online dating brand eHarmony to make the firm pay over $150,000 in legal fees following a failed patent case.

  • November 29, 2023

    Ford Shouldn't Get To Avoid 3D IP Suit, Eyewear Co. Says

    An eyewear company has urged a Michigan federal judge to keep alive its suit alleging Ford Motor Co. is infringing the company's 3D glasses technology, saying it gave Ford enough notice of the claims and provided enough evidence at this stage of litigation.

  • November 29, 2023

    UK Musician Cops To $6M Securities Fraud Cyber Scam

    An Afrobeats artist from the United Kingdom pled guilty in New York federal court Tuesday to three charges related to a $6 million scheme that involved breaking into Americans' email and brokerage accounts.

  • November 29, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 36 Of Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial

    Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 36.

  • November 28, 2023

    Court Dismisses Insurer's Suit Over FreeFall Rider's Death

    An insurance company that wanted to avoid defending a company that inspected and certified an amusement park drop tower ride that fatally ejected a 14-year-old boy failed to prove that it had served the defendants with notice of its suit, putting an early end to its case, a Florida federal judge decided Tuesday.

  • November 28, 2023

    'This Is Solvable': Google, Epic Ordered To Midtrial Deal Talk

    A California federal judge on Tuesday ordered top decision-makers at Google and Epic Games to try a second time to reach a settlement in their Play Store antitrust case as the monthlong trial nears its end, saying the fight is "solvable" and comparing their hesitation to a kid eating broccoli.

  • November 28, 2023

    Fox News To Face Claim Of 2008 Sex Assault In Federal Court

    A former Fox News employee's suit claiming he was sexually assaulted by a former executive producer of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" was moved from New York state court to federal court, according to a notice.

  • November 28, 2023

    Competing Miami Christmas Event Can Go On, Court Says

    A Florida state court judge on Tuesday declined to temporarily block a Christmas theme park that a competitor alleges was unfairly allowed by Miami-Dade County, saying such a ruling will deprive local government of revenue and that having one local holiday event won't serve the public interest.

  • November 28, 2023

    Show Jurors The Copyright Notice, Judge Says In Disney Row

    The Walt Disney Co. failed on Tuesday to persuade a California federal judge to stop former Microsoft executive Steve Perlman's digital effects company from potentially showing jurors next week what a team of lawyers from the Mouse House calls a "highly misleading" copyright notice.

  • November 28, 2023

    Roblox Hit With Securities Suit Over Lack Of Parental Controls

    Online game platform Roblox Corp. and some of its executives face an investor's proposed class action alleging they concealed shortcomings affecting its parental restrictions after the company saw a sales slump when it added new controls.

  • November 28, 2023

    NetChoice Seeks Win In Suit Targeting Ark. Social Media Law

    Internet trade group NetChoice LLC is asking a federal judge to permanently block a challenged Arkansas law aimed at limiting minors' access to social media sites for being unconstitutionally vague and violating the First Amendment.

  • November 28, 2023

    FCC To Ease Signing-Up For Rural Health Funding Projects

    At its December meeting, the Federal Communications Commission intends to get the ball rolling on making it easier for rural health care providers to sign up for financial help from the U.S. government and to reduce bureaucratic hurdles in the process.

  • November 28, 2023

    Soccer Star Ronaldo Hit With $1B Suit Over Binance Promo

    Three men have filed a $1 billion proposed class action against soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo in Florida federal court that accuses the star forward of helping lure customers to the legally embattled crypto platform

Expert Analysis

  • A Year-End Look At Florida's Capital Investment Tax Credit

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    Notwithstanding the Walt Disney Co.’s feud with Gov. Ron DeSantis this year, Florida's capital investment tax credit will continue to make the state a favored destination for large corporations, particularly in light of the new federal alternative minimum tax and the Pillar Two top-up tax, says Alan Lederman at Gunster.

  • Understanding Discovery Obligations In Era Of Generative AI

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    Attorneys and businesses must adapt to the unique discovery challenges presented by generative artificial intelligence, such as chatbot content and prompts, while upholding the principles of fairness, transparency and compliance with legal obligations in federal civil litigation, say attorneys at King & Spalding.

  • New Legal Frameworks Are Instrumental For AI In Music

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    As artificial intelligence encroaches — or complements — the deeply human art of music making, creating harmony between law and technology will require all stakeholders in the music industry to provide input on intellectual property and ethical concerns, say Ariela Benchlouch and Gai Sher at Greenspoon Marder.

  • IP Suits Over Brand Owner Font Use Offer Cautionary Tales

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    Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme and Mallory Chandler at Pryor Cashman consider the history of fonts and point to recent court decisions that show how brand owners can avoid legal typeface troubles.

  • Employer Lessons After 2023's Successful Labor Strikes

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    Following recent historic strikes in the automotive, entertainment and health care industries, employers of all types can learn key insights about how unions may approach negotiations and strikes going forward, and nonunionized workplaces should anticipate a drive for increased union membership, say Lenny Feigel and Mark Neuberger at Foley & Lardner.

  • What Prince Harry Privacy Case May Mean For Media Ethics

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    An English High Court recently allowed the privacy case brought by Prince Harry and six other claimants against the Daily Mail publisher to proceed, which, if successful, could embolden other high-profile individuals to bring claims and lead to renewed calls for a judicial public inquiry into British press ethics, says Philippa Dempster at Freeths.

  • Copyright Ruling A Victory For Innovation In Publishing Sector

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    The D.C. Circuit’s recent ruling in Valancourt v. Garland shows that demanding book copies without paying for them is arguably property theft, proving that the practice stifles innovation in the publishing industry by disincentivizing small printing companies from entering the market due to a fear of high costs and outdated government regulations, says Zvi Rosen at Southern Illinois University School of Law.

  • 3 Rulings Illustrate Infringement Hurdles For Hip-Hop Plaintiffs

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    Three district court decisions dismissing hip-hop copyright claims recently came down in quick succession, indicating that plaintiffs face significant hurdles when they premise claims on the use of words, phrases and themes that are common in the genre, say Benjamin Halperin and Shiara Robinson at Cowan DeBaets.

  • Series

    ESG Around The World: Mexico

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    ESG has yet to become part of the DNA of the Mexican business model, but huge strides are being made in that direction, as more stakeholders demand that companies adopt, at the least, a modicum of sustainability commitments and demonstrate how they will meet them, says Carlos Escoto at Galicia Abogados.

  • Deploying Analogies To Explore AI Copyright Questions

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    Xin Shao at F. Chau & Associates translates two representative artificial intelligence copyright cases into more traditional copyright law scenarios to facilitate the direct application of legal theories to undisputed technological facts.

  • The Case For Post-Bar Clerk Training Programs At Law Firms

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    In today's competitive legal hiring market, an intentionally designed training program for law school graduates awaiting bar admission can be an effective way of creating a pipeline of qualified candidates, says Brent Daub at Gilson Daub.

  • FTC Warning Letters Note 5 Mistakes For Influencers To Avoid

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    The Federal Trade Commission recently sent warning letters to two trade associations and 12 health influencers over their social media posts, offering insight into how the agency plans to enforce its updated endorsement guides and highlighting five concerns to keep in mind for marketing campaigns, says Gonzalo Mon at Kelley Drye.

  • Opinion

    A Telecom Attorney's Defense Of The Chevron Doctrine

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    The Chevron doctrine, which requires judicial deference to federal regulators, is under attack in two U.S. Supreme Court cases — and while most telecom attorneys likely agree that the Federal Communications Commission is guilty of overrelying on it, the problem is not the doctrine itself, says Carl Northrop at Telecommunications Law Professionals.

  • Seized Art Ownership Row Highlights Importance Of Vetting

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    The Cleveland Museum of Art's recent suit against the Manhattan District Attorney's Office to block a seizure order and contest its rightful ownership of a headless statue worth $20 million presents an uncommon challenge that underscores the criticality of due diligence prior to acquiring artworks, especially older pieces, say Robert Darwell and Zach Dai at Sheppard Mullin.

  • Attorneys Have An Ethical Duty To Protect The Judiciary

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    The tenor of public disagreement and debate has become increasingly hostile against judges, and though the legislative branch is trying to ameliorate this safety gap, lawyers have a moral imperative and professional requirement to stand with judges in defusing attacks against them and their rulings, says Deborah Winokur at Cozen O'Connor.

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