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Rapper Snoop Dogg is suing Pabst Brewing Co. over a deal he says entitles him a portion of the proceeds from the company’s sale last year. The breach of contract lawsuit filed Monday, June 8th in Los Angeles Superior Court seeks 10 percent of the net sales price paid to Pabst for its Colt 45 malt […]

By Andy Semotiuk, Forbes Contributor Recently I traveled to Nigeria with Michael Petrucelli, the former Deputy Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and now representative of the U.S. Freedom Capital regional center in Texas and Dillon Colucci, an EB5 immigration attorney with the law firm of Greenberg Taurig. We traveled to Lagos to […]

By  Brittany Dandy, Black Enterprise If you’ve ever thought about owning a nonprofit but didn’t know where to start, advice from successful entrepreneurs like Jessica Sutherland, founder of Homeless to Higher Ed (H2H), may be able to help. When Sutherland began her nonprofit, it wasn’t necessarily her initial intention. After launching acrowdfunding campaign to help […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A shareholder class action asserts that the company purposely blamed attendance woes on other causes. What does pop singer Ariana Grande have to do with federal securities law? The answer comes from SeaWorld Entertainment, telling a judge on Friday to dismiss a shareholder class action alleging it failed to […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter The right to a jury trial is the latest legal concept that gets blurred in this high-profile case. As a judge gets set to figure out what to do with a jury’s $7.4 million verdict over “Blurred Lines,” an argument has erupted between the parties about the meaning of […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter  The satellite radio giant is facing a nightmare lawsuit over its performance of older songs. A huge lawsuit against SiriusXM over its performance of pre-1972 sound recordings is officially no longer just about Flo &Eddie of The Turtles. On Wednesday, the high-stakes litigation took another major step forward after […]

 By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A new lawsuit from the American Federation of Musicians counts dozens of examples, from ‘Bridesmaids’ to ‘Argo,’ where music wasn’t totally original. ‘Tis the season for much discussion about the state of originality in Hollywood. In keeping with this theme, the American Federation of Musicians of the United States […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter An important copyright dispute breeds strange bedfellows as a couple of TVEyes’ own customers decide to argue the limitations of fair use. How important is the bottom line for TV broadcasters? Apparently significant enough that at least two media companies are willing to imply they themselves have used a […]

Here’s what’s happening in entertainment law news. By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter Two Japanese companies duel over who owns Ultraman outside his country of origin. YouTube is just the beginning of two Japanese companies’ fight over one of the country’s most iconic superheroes.In a complaint filed Tuesday in California federal court, UM Corporation accuses […]

Check out the latest in Entertainment law news. By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter The Japanese rightsholders Toho want to stomp out the monster film ‘Colossal’ from Voltage Pictures. A film being shopped to buyers in Cannes is the source of a monster legal battle.The rights holders of the Godzilla franchise, Japanese company Toho, have […]