Court is not Ready to Purge Lawsuit

Court is not Ready to Purge Lawsuit

On July 17, 2014, Douglas Jordan-Benel sued Universal Studios, United Talent Agency and screenplay writer, James Demonaco, claiming the movie The Purge is based on his screenplay, Settler’s Day.  Jordan-Benel alleges in his complaint that he submitted his screenplay...
Furious Producer Sues Universal for Pulling a Fast One

Furious Producer Sues Universal for Pulling a Fast One

On Wednesday, film producer Neil Moritz filed suit against Universal Studios for breach of oral contract and promissory fraud. Moritz was the lead producer on all eight Fast and Furious films. The dispute centers on his involvement with the forthcoming franchise...
Redbox Squares Off Against Disney

Redbox Squares Off Against Disney

In the most recent litigation battle between powerhouses Disney and Redbox, Redbox triumphed as a federal court judge rejected Disney’s request for an injunction. In its initial lawsuit filed in December, Disney alleged that Redbox was in violation of their contract...
Redbox Accuses Disney of Copyright Protection Abuse

Redbox Accuses Disney of Copyright Protection Abuse

As Disney is gearing up to establish its own streaming service, it has started cracking down on unauthorized digital downloads of its works. In November 2017, Disney sued the video rental company Redbox for breaching the terms and conditions of their licensing...
HBO Hacker Indicted on Counts of Fraud and Extortion

HBO Hacker Indicted on Counts of Fraud and Extortion

According to The New York Times, the man behind the cyber attack on HBO this summer has been indicted on charges of wire fraud, computer fraud, identity theft and extortion.  Behzad Mesri, an Iranian national, hacked into HBO’s system under the pseudonym “Skote...