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

When it comes to real-life Mario Kart, only Nintendo has that authority. A Japanese court ordered go-kart company Mari Mobility to pay over $450,000 for infringing on the video game company's intellectual property, according to a report in Inside via Kotaku. The company offered Nintendo-themed costumes for drivers to wear. Nintendo vs Mari Mobility In […]

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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

Riot Games has some more legal troubles on their plate, only this time they're seeking it as they've decided to sue the esports group Riot Squad. 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 […]

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 […]

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

Looks like you can add the them from The Andy Griffith Show to the list of old, perpetually immortal tunes that you can't perform without getting sued. Put it on the list right next to "Happy Birthday". In a recent court filing, the incredibly well known theme song has become the focal point of a […]

Riot Games Employees Planning to Petition Board of Directors

Riot Games employees walked off the job in protest of the company's stance on forced arbitration for current employees and their allegations of sexist hiring practices and gender discrimination. 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 […]

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

Looks like someone really wasn't in on the joke… Controversial Alabama judge Roy Moore may have walked out of an interview/purported pedophile detector demonstration with Sacha Baron Cohen; but if Moore has his way, he'll be seeing the actor/satirist again – in court – to the tune of $95 million in damages. Moore has filed a lawsuit […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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AMC Sued for Wrongful Death of Walking Dead Stuntman John Bernecker

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 a […]

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 […]

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Frank Darabont Files Second Lawsuit over Walking Dead Profits

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 what his original […]

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

Bill Nye may be a science guy, but figuring out math apparently takes him a little while. Nye is suing Disney for $9 million dollars in unpaid royalties for his show Bill Nye The Science Guy, which originally ran from 1993 to 1998. According to a report from CNN Money, Nye claims that Disney asked […]

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

Frank Miller is being sued by his ex-manager, Mark Lichtman, for a million dollars or more in damages. 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 […]

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Class-Action Lawsuit Claiming Incomplete 'Complete James Bond Box Set' Will Continue

File this under, "so this is a thing that is happening, (as well as things discovered through Variety)": there is an ongoing class-action lawsuit against MGM and 20th Century Fox claiming that an allegedly complete James Bond DVD box set was, in reality, incomplete. The suit claims that it was deceptively marketed as a complete collection when […]

Diego Maradona's Legal Threats Get A Response From Konami

We've all heard the stories about how Konami seems to have "communication problems," but when you get threatened with a lawsuit, those problems tend to go away very quickly. Last week, retired Argentine professional footballer Diego Maradona wrote on Facebook that he was going to sue Konami for using his likeness without permission. Kinda hard […]