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Gender Queer Obscenity Lawsuit Dismissed
Lawsuits were filed last in May in Virginian courts that alleged that the graphic novel Gender Queer, written and drawn by Maia Kobabe, coloured by Phoebe Kobabe and published by Lion Forge/Oni Pres was "obscene for unrestricted viewing by minors." The criminal lawsuits were filed by lawyer Republican Virginia assembly delegate Tim Anderson on behalf of himself and Republican congressional candidate[...]
Diamond Comic Distributors Sues Gamestop For Three Million Dollars
Comic book store direct market distributor of 40 years Diamond Comic Distributors has filed a lawsuit in the district court of Maryland against GameStop, the largest gaming retail chain in the USA, who also sell a number of comics, statues, toys and other products distributed by Diamond Diamond Comic Distributors usually distributes products on a[...]
Cover image for Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition
Maia Kobabe is named in the criminal lawsuit of obscenity brought against em and Oni Press over the graphic novel Gender Queer by Republican Virginian politicians as part of a political campaign that has previously proved successful They didn't sue Phoebe Kobabe, in what may be one of the few examples of a colourist being[...]
Marvel Takes Top Ten in Diamond August 2020
Her lawsuit stated that "Korsen created an original and copyrighted mural on 7th Street and Mateo Street in Los Angeles which became a recognizable and distinct feature of the neighborhood ("Subject Mural") This mural featured both Korsen's signature and a copyright notice The Subject Mural is one of a number of murals and other pictorial[...]
MLW And WWE Have Had Talks About A Talent Sharing Partnership
 According to a new lawsuit filed by the wrestling promotion, it's the doing of the WWE and they're suing Vince McMahon's empire for violating antitrust laws and monopolizing the industry. Credit: Major League Wrestling MLW filed the lawsuit in California Federal Court yesterday and in it, they say WWE has directly interfered with potential TV deals they[...]
Riot Games Sues Riot Squad For Trademark Infringement
Riot Games has ended a long-standing litigation today as the company has paid out a $100 million settlement in a gender discrimination lawsuit The lawsuit itself dates back to November 2018 when then employees Melanie McCracken and Jess Negrón claimed the company has a culture of sexism and discrimination, which stemmed from an in-depth report[...]
Activision-Blizzard Sued By California Over Poor Office Culture
The woes for Activision Blizzard continue as the company's own employees have filed an NLRB lawsuit of their own against the company In case you haven't been keeping up with the story, it all started when the state of California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing decided to file a lawsuit against the company for[...]
Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over Black Widow's Hybrid Release
The Black Widow lawsuit continues to unfold both publicly as Disney, and Scarlett Johansson's team continue to take swipes at each other in the legal sense Last month, Johansson filed a suit for breach of contract and lost revenue, saying that it was in her contract that Black Widow would have a theatrical-only release, and because[...]
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Three big names at Activision Blizzard have been let go today in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations and pending state lawsuit In a story that was first reported by Kotaku and later confirmed by IGN, Luis Barriga, Jesse McCree, and Jonathan LeCraft have all been let go by the company today An unnamed[...]
Activision-Blizzard Sued By California Over Poor Office Culture
Bloomberg broke the news tonight after the state (specifically the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing) officially filed a lawsuit citing "frat boy" culture The lawsuit states that women in their workplace (which apparently only makes up 20% of the current staff there) have been subjected to constant sexual harassment, unequal pay, and retaliation[...]
Texan Comic Store Files Lawsuit In Comic Book Form
Third Planet Sci-Fi Superstore of Houston, Texas has filed a lawsuit in the form of a comic book, against neighbouring Crowne Plaza River Oaks hotel and its owner, Pacifica Companies, alleging that guests have repeatedly launched projectiles at the comic shop, causing roof damage, which lead to destroyed inventory when the rains came Third Planet[...]
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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. The official logo for the theater chain AMC Theaters. AMC Theatres Sued for Breach of Contract Despite[...]
"Mario Kart Tour"
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 Sues Riot Squad For Trademark Infringement
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
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 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 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. credit//Nintendo 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 own Nintendo Switch[...]
CBS Being Sued for Whistling Happy Tune Without Permission
Put it on the list right next to "Happy Birthday". //Credit: CBS 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 copyright for it in[...]
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 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
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,[...]
Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, Duffer Brothers
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 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.
John Bernecker amc wrongful death
© IMDB 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 Georgia state court seeking[...]
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
Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com 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 monies on top of[...]