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Writer Sues PBS after Network Terminates Employment for Meghan Markle Comment

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On Thursday, October 25, a former PBS writer filed a lawsuit accusing the network of unlawfully firing him because of sex and sex stereotyping after he made an “innocuous remark” about Meghan Markle. The plaintiff, Hugh Heckman, alleges that he was fired as a result of sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the […]

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Nothing “Happy” About This: Pharrell Calls Out Trump for Playing Song at Rally

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Pharrell Williams has sent President Donald Trump a cease-and-desist letter for playing his song, ‘Happy’, without authorization at a rally. The move comes in the wake of the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The letter penned by Williams’ lawyer, Howard King, states that “on the day of the mass murder of 11 […]

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Amazon Studios Settles with Artist’s Estate Before Highly Anticipated Suspiria Release

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Amazon Studios has settled a copyright dispute with Ana Mendieta’s estate over images in Suspiria, the highly anticipated Luca Guadagnino film set to be theatrically released in New York and Los Angeles this weekend.  Mendieta’s estate filed suit against the studio in federal court in Seattle last month, claiming several images in the film were too […]

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“All The Stars” Leads to a Lawsuit

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Lina Iris Viktor is suing Universal, Kendrick Lamar, SZA and others, over the “All The Stars” music video where she claims her paintings are shown. “Viktor alleges that a 19-second part of the Video infringes on her artwork by displaying, without a license, distinctive paintings of Viktor’s, which are based on ancient Egyptian and African symbolism and […]

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Online E-sports Gambling Makes U.S. Debut

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On Tuesday, online e-sports gambling platform Unikrn was approved for a gambling license in the Isle of Man. The license allows Unikrn to expand its nascent e-sports gambling service to countries with legalized sports gambling, including the US and most of Europe. The company, headquartered in Las Vegas, had previously only been permitted to operate in […]

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Sorry, Nicki

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On Monday, October 22nd, 2018, Tracy Chapman slapped Nicki Minaj with a copyright lawsuit.  In her complaint, Chapman alleges that her song “Baby Can I Hold You” was sampled in Minaj’s song entitled “Sorry” without Chapman’s permission.  Beginning in June 2018, Minaj and her representatives made multiple requests to license “Baby Can I Hold You,” […]

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Slam Dunk for Federal Prosecutors in NCAA Suit

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  On Wednesday, a jury of eight returned with unanimous guilty verdicts against Jim Gatto, a former Adidas marketing executive, Merl Code, a former Adidas consultant, and Christian Dawkins, an aspiring sports agent, after three days and 18 hours’ worth of deliberations. The defendants were convicted on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit […]

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Born to be Sued: Kylie Jenner Accused of Stealing Makeup Line

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Kylie Jenner and her makeup company Kylie Cosmetics have both faced a number of lawsuits in the past few years, and the latest one comes from indie makeup company Sheree Cosmetics. Kylie Cosmetics recently launched a new line of products called “Born to Sparkle.” Sheree Cosmetics brings forth the claim that they already had a […]

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Splinter-ed Reputation: Miller sues Gizmodo Claiming False Abortion Pill Allegations

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Jason Miller, a former member of President Trump’s communication team and ex-CNN commentator, filed a lawsuit on October 15, 2018 against Gizmodo Media Group, the parent company of Splinter.com, and the site’s managing editor Katherine Krueger. The $100 million-dollar lawsuit was filed in the southern district of Florida with a request for a jury trial. Miller’s […]

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Netflix Slammed with Second Suit for Employee Poaching

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Viacom, Inc filed suit against the streaming company in Los Angeles Superior Court this week. The complaint alleges that Netflix illegally recruits their employees from the personnel of rival entertainment companies – a practice which is known as “employee poaching”. The subject of this alleged poaching is Momita Sengupta, former executive vice president of production management […]

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