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“In short, the Appellants were erroneously ‘hustled’ out of court, and now deserve to be heard on the merits.”

Check out the latest in entertainment news. By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter An appellate ruling could be a good sign for broadcasters as they fight in court with college athletes. On Wednesday, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed ESPN’s victory in a legal dispute with Steve “Wild Thing” Ray, who wrestled professionally in […]

Here is the latest on the NFL concussion battle. By The Associated Press The settlement approved Wednesday by a federal judge in Philadelphia would pay retired players about $190,000 on average. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter She has better luck with the phrase “Left Shark.” Katy Perry‘s performance during halftime at this year’s Super Bowl is still reverberating at the U.S. Trademark Office. On Friday, the pop singer got the bad news that her company’s initial attempts to register a “Left Shark” design had been […]

Here’s the latest on the Washington Redskins controversy. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter On the other hand, the appeals court judge questions the government’s justification for refusing “disparaging” trademarks. On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit weighed in on “disparaging” trademarks, and in a somewhat confounding outcome, ruled against an Asian-American […]

By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter A new lawsuit alleges Justin Jackson posed as Winfrey’s nephew, an OWN employee, a Barack Obama aide and Madonna’s manager. The Oprah Winfrey Network on Friday filed suit against a Florida man named Justin Jackson, claiming he pretended to be Oprah Winfrey’s nephew and impersonated OWN employees to get […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Prosecutors will have to prove that Hoffman intentionally submitted false expense reports on a Louisiana mansion being transformed into a post-production facility. In Louisiana, a federal trial is now underway against Seven Arts Entertainment CEO Peter Hoffman, producer of films such as Rules of Engagement and The Believer as […]

Here’s the latest in entertainment news. By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter The movie studio is attempting to beat claims over whether Hans Zimmer stole music — and Fox is leaning on one of its most famous legal losses for support. On Thursday, Hans Zimmer, Twentieth Century Fox, Sony Music and others filed a motion […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter The newly released documents buttress a report issued late last month detailing how an immigration director was swayed with respect to hundreds of millions of dollars in film and TV investments under the EB-5 visa program. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general has released hundreds of pages […]

Here is the latest in entertainment. By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A decision in favor of Arne Svenson may be good news for filmmakers and troubling to privacy advocates. A New York appellate justice is challenging lawmakers to do something about it. In 2013, New York artist Arne Svenson sparked some outrage upon the […]