Justin Bieber Becomes Latest Victim of Excessive Force Injuries by Security Guards

8Justin Bieber is the latest victim of overly aggressive security guards.  At Coachella 2015, Bieber and members of his entourage and security staff in the V.I.P. area when they were allegedly involved in a scuffle with security. According to TMZ,  the pop music star was being escorted by a member of the Coachella staff to [...]

Who Owns the Rights to Master Tracks? Temple of the Dog Album in Lawsuit by Record Label

Temple of the Dog is at the center of a new lawsuit over the master tracks sole album is now the subject of a lawsuit filed by A&M Records. Ownership of the self-titled effort’s master tapes is being contested between the record label and Rajan Parashar, brother of late Temple of the Dog producer and [...]

Beyonce Photo at the Center of a Copyright Lawsuit

A Los Angeles paparazzi / celebrity photography company Marvix Photographs has filed suit in the California central court for copyright infringement involving a photograph of a  pregnant Beyonce Knowles four years ago.   According to the suit filed, the Atlanta-based gossip website Sandrarose.com used these photos and Marvix received no compensation for them. Marvix licenses photos to [...]

Larry Flynt Ordered to Pay Legal Fees after Loss in Lawsuits with Estranged Brother

A real estate issue between brothers turned into a legal battle leaving one member of the Flynt family responsible for paying hefty legal bills.  Jimmy Flynt, the estranged brother of Hustler magazine founder and publisher Larry Flynt, will receive more than $170,000.00 to cover the legal costs associated with his fight to keep from being [...]

Beastie Boys Win Huge in Lawsuit Against Monster Energy Over Misuse of Music in Ads

The Beastie Boys waged legal war with Monster Energy and walked away more than a million dollars richer as a result. The lawsuit stems from Monster using advertisements which featured the bands’ songs as well as their images without the proper permission. The Beastie Boys allege that Monster created promotional material that included clips of [...]

Koean Pop Duo Threaten Copyright Infringement by “The Interview”

A popular Korean music duo is contemplating legal action after their song appeared in "The Interview"  without their permission. Representatives for the group say that they were in negotiations for their song to appear in the film, but that no agreement was ever reached and that they only found out their music was in the soundtrack [...]

Judge Throws Out Noriega Lawsuit Over “Call of Duty Black Ops II”

Manuel Noriega, the former Military Dictator of Panama, has officially been denied in his Right to Publicity lawsuit filed against the creators of a popular video game franchise.  Noriega took issue with the use of his likeness in and to promote the Call of Duty Black Ops II game. This ruling could have easily gone [...]

Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Kim Richards Facing Lawsuit over Dog Bites Caused by Her Vicious Pit Bull

Kim Richards, one of the stars of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, could soon be taking on a bit of a different role – defendant in a personal injury lawsuit.  The reality star is accused of negligence and inflicting emotional distress following an incident where her dog attacked and injured her long time friend. [...]

“Blurred Lines:” Judge Finds Enough Infringement to Send to Trial

The legal issues surrounding the ultra popular hit song Blurred Lines began through communication from members of Marvin Gaye’s family.  The late recording artist’s loved ones questioned whether Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke might have borrowed a little too much of Gaye’s "Got to Give It Up" in their pop smash. In response to the [...]

Unpaid Internship Lawsuits Change Hollywood Entertainment Industry Hiring Practices

For decades young people who wanted to get a foot in the door in the entertainment industry have taken on the role of the unpaid intern.  Many of these eager souls were willing to do just about anything, for zero pay, in order to learn the business and have an opportunity to get in position [...]

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