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Appeals Court won't Kill Lawsuit Claiming Universal Stole 'The Purge'

Appeals Court won’t Kill Lawsuit Claiming Universal Stole “The Purge”

The Hollywood Reporter (June 20, 2017)

“Jordan-Benel having previously prevailed in district court, has won again before the 9th Circuit, where he was able to convince a panel of judges that his breach of contract claim does not arise from an act in furtherance of the right of free speech. This marks a very rare appellate loss by a major studio on an idea theft claim.”

Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre “Ain’t No Fun” Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre “Ain’t No Fun” Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

Pitchfork (May 22, 2017)

The court determined that the Plaintiffs’ lawsuit was filed far too late, as the song was released in 1993 and the Plaintiffs had three years therefrom (1996) to bring their complaint.

Settlement in Ashton Kutcher DMV Reality TV Show

Settlement in Ashton Kutcher DMV Reality TV Show

The Hollywood Reporter (January 17, 2017)

A judge was set to rule on summary adjudication in early February, with a trial targeted later this year, but on Jan. 10, the plaintiff filed a notice of settlement. The terms haven’t been released. Steven Lowe was the attorney for Muskat, while Harrison Dossick represented Katalyst.

Rapper P-Dice says he helped write the multi-platinum song [

Rapper P-Dice says he helped write the multi-platinum song [“679”]

TMZ.com (October 28, 2016)

Rapper P-Dice says he helped write the multi-platinum song [“679”], and Fetty cut a deal to give him 16.9% of the profits off the track, but in a lawsuit PD says he was scrubbed from the song to avoid the payout.

Doggy's Angels

Gospel Musician Whacked with RICO Lawsuit

Courthouse News (July 03, 2015)

 The McCauleys seek $500,000 in damages under the RICO statute and $126,500 in damages for each of the other seven causes of action, which include breach of contract, fraud, promissory fraud, negligent misrepresentation and unfair business practices.

'Orphan Black' Production Company Must Face Copyright Lawsuit in California

‘Orphan Black’ Production Company Must Face Copyright Lawsuit in California

The Hollywood Reporter (June 9, 2015)

In ruling in Hendricks’ favor at this procedural stage, U.S. District Judge Ronald Lew points to evidence that Temple Street incorporated a subsidiary under California law, calls its U.S. division its “LA office,” and that the company’s website lists contact information in both California and Canada. He concludes there’s a prima facie showing of general jurisdiction over Temple Street.

Carmen Trutanich

Carmen Trutanich Lawsuit Settled

LA Weekly (April 16, 2013)

L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich has settled his bitter legal battle with John Shallman, the campaign consultant who ran his failed bid for district attorney

Trutanich

New Motions In Trutanich Lawsuit

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper (January 24, 2013)

New motions to add additional parties and allegations to the lawsuit filed against Greuel Campaign Director John Shallman was filed on Tuesday by the campaign attorneys of Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich alleging that Shallman and several of his associates engaged in promissory fraud, unfair business practices negligence and swindling when Trutanich was a candidate for District Attorney back in June of 2012

Lions Gate Article

Jon Van Dyke’s Lionsgate Lawsuit

The Hollywood Reporter (April 5, 2013)

Jon Van Dyke, a writer, has filed a lawsuit against Lionsgate over the forthcoming film, Not Today. According to his complaint, he wrote the script and spent 10 weeks in India as the director and entered into an agreement with a company called Friends Media

Carmen Harra

Victory in Carmen Harra Case

Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 29, 2013)

[Lowe & Associates] filed a motion to dismiss Fontana’s copyright claim on the basis that an affirmative defense to it – the grant of an implied license to use the screenplay – existed on the face of the complaint

Idol

Randy Jackson Sued Over Dance Show

TMZ Exclusive (February 3, 2010)

Randy Jackson isn’t used to stealing the show — but according to a new lawsuit, that’s exactly what he did with ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’

Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider’s Chosen Lawsuit

E Online (March 5, 2008)

The state of Rob Schneider’s latest comedy is no laughing matter. Per usual. But this time around, the lack of yuks doesn’t have to do with bawdy humor. Instead, the Saturday Night Live alum and his producing partner and older brother, John, are being accused of cheaping out on longtime collaborator Bob Rubin, who filed suit against the brothers Schneider in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday

Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider Sued For Finder’s Fee

The Hollywood Reporter (March 5, 2008)

Somebody thinks there’s money in being friends with actor Rob Schneider.
Los Angeles resident Bob Rubin is suing Schneider and his brother for failing to give him a “finder’s fee” for hooking them up with another friend who financed Schneider’s film, “The Chosen One.”

Jackson Sisters

Jackson Sisters Sue Universal Music Group

Santa Monica Daily Press (December 30, 2007)

Members of the 1970s female soul and disco group The Jackson Sisters have filed a $1 million suit against Santa Monica-based Universal Music Group for alleged nonpayment of record royalties, an attorney for the singers said Thursday

Doggy's Angels

Snoop Dogg’s Label Settles Royalties Suit

AllHipHop (April 19, 2006)

A former member of Snoop Dogg’s female rap group Doggy’s Angels has settled a $100 thousand dollar breach of contract lawsuit against the rapper, claiming unpaid royalties

Doggy's Angels

Doggy’s Angels Settle $100k Lawsuit

CourtTV (April 13, 2006)

Doggystyle Records is finally throwing a bone to former “Doggy’s Angel” Chan Gaines, who went from Snoop Dogg protégé to homeless plaintiff when she hit the “Doggfather” with a $100,000 breach of contract suit last year for unpaid royalties

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