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Gabrielle Union Files Legal Complaint Over Americas Got Talent Firing

Gabrielle Union Files Legal Complaint Over America's Got Talent Firing

Ex-America's Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union is taking her harassment, discrimination, and retaliation complaints against the show's producers to court, filing a complaint on Thursday in the state of California against FremantleMedia, Simon Cowell's Syco, and NBCUniversal (with reports that Union will also file a separate suit against Cowell). While the complaint covers many of […]

AMC Theatres Among Those Sued by Florida Mall for Missing Rent

AMC Theatres Among Those Sued by Florida Mall for Missing Rent

The lawsuit contends the nonpayment triggered a requirement for immediate payment of the balance of the lease The landlords seek more than $7.5 million in damages The association also sued other tenants suing Fitness International, Taco Bell, and Discovery Clothing Company.[caption id="attachment_1179891" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The official logo for the theater chain AMC Theaters.[/caption] AMC Theatres Sued[...]

Nintendo Wins Mario Kart Infringement Suit Mari Mobility Owes $450k

Nintendo Wins "Mario Kart" Infringement Suit, Mari Mobility Owes $450k

In the original lawsuit, the court awarded Nintendo 10 million yen ($92,000) Following Mari Mobility’s unsuccessful appeal, the court increased the amount to 50 million yen ($458,000).In the official statement, Nintendo said it would continue to take steps against violation of the intellectual property and brands it has worked hard to establish over many years.While[...]

Riot Games Settles Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit With $10 Million Fund

Riot Games Settles Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit With $10 Million Fund

A recent Riot Games lawsuit settlement is now public, in what is one of the largest settlement cases in the state of California for gender discrimination The settlement was actually reached back in August, after the lawsuit was originally filed back in November 2018 The Los Angeles Times broke the news yesterday that the company will[...]

Riot Games Sues Riot Squad For Trademark Infringement

Riot Games Sues Riot Squad For Trademark Infringement

The lawsuit stems from a trademark infringement claim, with RG saying RS stole the "riot" part of the name The Chicago-based esports team was founded earlier this year, setting up teams that have competed in a handful of events for CS:GO, Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG, Fortnite, and Apex Legends Polygon managed to get a copy[...]

Epic Games Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit Over Fortnite Accounts

Epic Games Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit Over "Fortnite" Accounts

Epic Games has a new court date on their hands as a class-action lawsuit has been filed against them over hacked Fortnite accounts The entire ordeal started back in January 2019, when a bug inside the game exposed account information to millions of players This included personal information like billing info and contact forms The[...]

A Class Action Lawsuit Investigation Is Happening For Nintendos Joy-Con Effect

A Class Action Lawsuit Investigation Is Happening For Nintendo's "Joy-Con Effect"

And it's become such a problem, a law firm has launched an investigation into the matter to see if it warrants a lawsuit against Nintendo.[caption id="attachment_1064286" align="aligncenter" width="600"] credit//Nintendo[/caption]Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith have posted this entry on their website, basically saying that they want to hear from you if you're experiencing this in your[...]

CBS Being Sued for Whistling Andy Griffith Tune Without Permission

CBS Being Sued for Whistling 'Andy Griffith' Tune Without Permission

Put it on the list right next to "Happy Birthday".[caption id="attachment_1038019" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] //Credit: CBS[/caption]In a recent court filing, the incredibly well known theme song has become the focal point of a lawsuit between CBS and the heirs of Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer, who wrote the tune in the 1950's, and filed for a[...]

Riot Games Employees Planning to Petition Board of Directors

Riot Games Employees Planning to Petition Board of Directors

Riot's current stance on forced arbitration means that current employees cannot take legal action against the company while still employed by the company, effectively silencing several of the women who came forward in Kotaku's investigation on Riot's sexist work culture.After many Riot employees walked out in protest of the arbitration clause, Riot Games refused to[...]


Black Lightning Producer Salim Akil Sued for Domestic Violence Breach of Contract

Black Lightning Producer Salim Akil Sued for Domestic Violence, Breach of Contract

Black Lightning producer Salim Akil has been named in a lawsuit filed by Amber Dixon Brenner on November 20, 2018, with the actor alleging she had a years-long “physically and sexually abusive relationship” with the producer-director Brenner is also suing Akil for breach of contract over a script Brenner claims she wrote and Akil used for his[...]

Sacha Baron Cohen Showtime Facing $95 Million Defamation Lawsuit from Roy Moore

Sacha Baron Cohen, Showtime Facing $95 Million Defamation Lawsuit from Roy Moore

Moore has filed a lawsuit against Cohen, Showtime, and the CBS Corporation alleging "defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and fraud" over his July 29th segment on Who Is America?, Cohen's new series where he interviews public figures about hot-button issues in disguise.With Moore being a public figure, he will have to prove that Cohen, Showtime,[...]

Stranger Things: Emails Reportedly Prove Duffer Brothers Created Netflix Series

Stranger Things: Emails Reportedly Prove Duffer Brothers Created Netflix Series

In what could be a major blow to filmmaker Charlie Kessler's complaint against Matt and Ross Duffer (The Duffer Brothers) over creative credit for Netflix's hugely popular sci-fi series Stranger Things, TMZ has reportedly obtained emails that prove The Duffer Brothers were developing a "Montauk" series as early as November 2010 — three and a half […]

The Duffer Brothers Respond to Stranger Things Lawsuit: Completely Meritless

The Duffer Brothers Respond to Stranger Things Lawsuit: "Completely Meritless"

Following up on yesterday's reporting that Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers (Matt and Ross Duffer) were being sued by filmmaker Charlie Kessler for allegedly stealing the concept for the series from his 2012 short film, the Duffer Brothers have responded to the complaint through their attorney, Alex Kohner: "Mr. Kessler's claim is completely meritless. He […]

AMC Sued for Wrongful Death of Walking Dead Stuntman John Bernecker

AMC Sued for Wrongful Death of Walking Dead Stuntman John Bernecker

[caption id="attachment_681122" align="aligncenter" width="600"] © IMDB[/caption]The family and estate for late The Walking Dead stuntman John Bernecker have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against AMC, more than six months after Bernecker was killed while filming the eighth season of the hit series Susan Bernecker — John's mother — and his estate filed a civil suit late Tuesday in[...]

AMC Responds to New Walking Dead Lawsuit Greed of CAA

AMC Responds to New Walking Dead Lawsuit, "Greed of CAA"

***UPDATE***  As expected, AMC had something to say about Darabont's new lawsuit, issuing the following statement through their attorney, Orin Snyder of Gibson: “At the heart of this lawsuit — and all the litigation related to ‘The Walking Dead’ — is the greed of CAA Their goal is every dollar for themselves, with total disregard for contracts,[...]

Frank Darabont Files Second Lawsuit over Walking Dead Profits

Frank Darabont Files Second Lawsuit over Walking Dead Profits

[caption id="attachment_777584" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Frank Darabont's $280 million lawsuit against AMC is not the only one the network will face from The Walking Dead ex-showrunner Darabont and his agency CAA have filed a new, $10 million lawsuit against the cable network, claiming that new information has come to light that proves he is owed additional[...]


Bill Nye Sues Disney Over $9 Million In Science Guy Royalties

Bill Nye Sues Disney Over $9 Million In Science Guy Royalties

Nye says that when he tried to negotiate, the company stopped paying royalties in 2008, and according to the lawsuit, " failed to engage in the process in good faith" in what it calls "an ongoing, deliberate conspiracy to deceive Mr Nye."Nye says Disney owes him $9.4 million as a result Disney has yet to respond[...]

Frank Millers Ex-Business Manager Is Suing Him For A Million Dollars

Frank Miller's Ex-Business Manager Is Suing Him For A Million Dollars

According to a report from THR, the lawsuit alleges that Lichtman helped to develop Miller's career as his manager for 30 years, and that he was entitled, according to their original contract, to 10% of Miller's earnings from entertainment deals.In the lawsuit, Lichtman's lawyer says that Silenn Thomas, who started working with Miller in 2006 pushed[...]