Lawsuit

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A boutique firm proposes that the “Big 4” have monopolized the television market and become predatory. Attempting against odds to make a federal case over client poaching, boutique talent agency Lenhoff & Lenhoff is now suing United Talent Agency and International Creative Management Partners for allegedly violating antitrust law.  […]

In late December 2013, a Florida woman named Tedi A. Brown suffered a brain injury after falling from a ride at the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which is owned by country legend Dolly Parton. One year later, Billboard reports that Brown and her husband have filed a lawsuit against Dolly Parton Productions Inc. and Herschend Family Entertainment Corp., alleging […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter FreemantleMedia loses a bid for victory at an appeals court against Brandi Cochran A California appeals court will allow a jury to decide whether Brandi Cochran, former model on The Price Is Right, was discriminated against after becoming pregnant. In an opinion released on Thursday, the appeals court has […]

Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A judge refuses to find “oh” quantitatively or qualitatively significant When it comes to unlicensed samples, New York federal judge Lewis Kaplan has limits. On Monday, he dismissed TufAmerica’s lawsuit claiming that Jay Z and his record companies violated copyright by sampling an “oh” on the song, “Run This Town,” […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Walmart is allegedly using a truck driver in a “ploy” to hinder a negligence lawsuit from moving forward Attorneys for Tracy Morgan, seriously injured in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike this past June, are accusing Walmart of using the truck driver at the center of the […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Ten African-American contestants contended that their disqualifications occurred out of racial animus Fox Broadcasting, Fremantle and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe have prevailed over 10 former contestants on American Idol who alleged they were the victims of racial discrimination in the way they were disqualified. The lawsuit was brought in […]