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Sex, Lies, and the First Amendment (but No Copyright): Hulk Hogan’s Leg Drop on Gawker

On Friday night, a Florida jury delivered a stunning verdict in Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media LLC and its sundry entities, awarding the former wrestler and movie and television personality $115 million on claims that Gawker invaded Hogan’s privacy rights, and caused emotional distress. Although Hogan demanded only $100 million in damages, the jurors … Continue Reading

Cars Lawsuit Runs Out of Gas

The United States Supreme Court recently brought final resolution to Mandeville-Anthony v. Walt Disney Co., a dispute over the ownership of Disney and Pixar’s animated movies “Cars” and “Cars 2,” and the spin-off television series “Cars Toon.”  The plaintiff originally filed the case in 2011 in the Central District of California alleging two claims.  First, … Continue Reading

‘Modern Family’ Feuding Reaches Resolution

Dueling ‘Modern Family’ cast members and producer 20th Century Fox Television reached a truce last week over a dispute arising under California labor law.  The dispute in question threatened to derail production for the show’s fourth season, which was to begin with a July 24, 2012 table read.  The table read was cancelled, and on … Continue Reading