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More News Publishers Sue OpenAI Over Copyright Claims As Legal Strategy Shifts

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More News Publishers Sue OpenAI Over Copyright Claims As Legal Strategy Shifts

As battle lines are being drawn between artificial intelligence companies and news publishers, a trio of media companies have taken a legal shot at OpenAI and Microsoft. Two lawsuits — one filed by The Intercept and another by Raw Story and Alternet in New York federal court on Wednesday — accuse the firms of taking […]

Amazon Studios Hit With ‘Road House’ Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Involving AI Abuse Claims

A legal fight is brewing over the upcoming Road House remake, with the original film’s screenwriter suing Amazon Studios. R. Lance Hill, in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in California federal court, accuses MGM Studios and its parent, Amazon, of copyright infringement for refusing to license his 1986 screenplay after he allegedly clawed back the rights […]

Sean “Diddy” Combs Hit With New Sexual Assault Lawsuit by Producer

Sean “Diddy” Combs has been hit with a new sexual assault lawsuit, this time by a producer who accuses the music mogul of harassing and trafficking him. Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, in a lawsuit filed Monday in New York federal court, alleges he was forced to engage in sex acts by Combs and solicit sex workers […]

Live Nation Loses Bid to Dismiss Investor Class Action Lawsuit Over Antitrust Scrutiny

Live Nation may have lied to investors by misattributing its success to the quality of its platform and services instead of allegedly anticompetitive behavior, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Kenly Kato, in an order issued on Monday declining to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit, found that the ticket giant may have […]

Sexual Assault Case Against Steven Tyler Dismissed

A federal judge in New York has dismissed a case stemming from an alleged 1975 incident in which Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is accused of sexual assault against a teenage girl.  Jeanne Bellino filed the suit against Tyler under the Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Act, a New York City law that extends the statute […]

Nigel Lythgoe Hit With New Sexual Assault Lawsuit

A new sexual assault lawsuit has been filed against Nigel Lythgoe, this time by an unidentified woman who claims the former American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance producer forcibly touched her in 2016. The suit, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, is the latest against Lythgoe accusing him of sexual misconduct and abuse. After Paula […]

ABC to Face Trial Over ‘General Hospital’ Firings Tied to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

ABC must face religious discrimination claims from two former General Hospital crewmembers who sued the network after they were fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccination, marking one of the first rulings to clear the way for trial over terminations caused by blanket vaccine mandates widely imposed by studios amid the pandemic. A Los Angeles judge, […]

FuboTV Files $1B Lawsuit Seeking to Block Disney, Warners and Fox Sports Streaming Platform

The media giants teaming up on a new platform that will pool together sports streaming rights are facing an antitrust lawsuit from rival sports streamer Fubo, which alleges that it’s being forced to carry dozens of pricey, nonsports channels as a condition of licensing sports rights from the companies in a scheme to stifle competition. […]

Jimmy Iovine Accuser Drops Sexual Assault Lawsuit

An unidentified woman who sued Jimmy Iovine for sexual assault and battery has dropped her lawsuit against the Interscope Records cofounder. A lawyer representing the accuser notified the court on Thursday that the case is “discontinued in its entirety with prejudice,” meaning it cannot be refiled. It is unknown if a settlement was reached. In […]

Activision Hit With $100M Lawsuit From Pro Gamers Over Claims It Monopolized ‘Call of Duty’ Tournaments

Activision Blizzard is facing a lawsuit accusing it of monopolizing the market for Call of Duty leagues and tournaments. Professional gamers Hector “H3cz” Rodriguez and Seth “Scump” Abner, in a lawsuit filed on Thursday in California federal court, allege that the gaming giant violates antitrust laws by preventing “would-be competitors from entering the market” and […]

Russell Simmons Sued For Defamation By Former Def Jam Recordings Executive

Russell Simmons has been sued for defamation for allegedly trying to undermine sexual assault accusations made against him. Drew Dixon, a former Def Jam Recordings executive who alleges she was raped by the music mogul in 1995, claims in a lawsuit filed on Thursday in New York’s state Supreme Court that Simmons engaged in a […]

Priscilla Presley Fights Lawsuit From Ex-Business Partner Who Claims She Brokered A24 Movie

Priscilla Presley is mired in a legal battle with a company that claims it has the exclusive right to exploit her name, image and likeness. Priscilla Presley Partners (PPP), a firm started by Brigitte Kruse and Kevin Fialko, claimed that it helped broker a deal for the A24 movie adaptation of Presley’s memoir — as […]

Sarah Silverman, Authors See Most Claims Against OpenAI Dismissed by Judge

A federal judge has dismissed most of a lawsuit brought by Sarah Silverman, Ta-Nehisi Coates and other authors against OpenAI over the use of copyrighted books to train its generative artificial intelligence chatbot, marking another ruling from a court questioning core theories of liability advanced by creators in the multifront legal battle. U.S. District Judge […]

Russell Simmons Sued By Former Def Jam Recordings Executive Over Alleged Rape

Russell Simmons has been sued for sexual harassment and battery by a former Def Jam Recordings executive, who accuses the music mogul of raping her at his apartment more than 25 years ago. The plaintiff, who sued as a Jane Doe, is described in the complaint filed in New York federal court on Tuesday as […]

Amazon Prime Video Ad Tier Sparks Class Action Lawsuit From Subscribers

Amazon is facing a lawsuit accusing it of misleading Prime subscribers by charging them an additional fee to stream movies and TV shows without ads. A proposed class action lawsuit, filed Friday in California federal court, claims breach of contract and violations of state consumer protection laws on behalf of users who saw the terms […]

Griselda Blanco Estate Settles Lawsuit With Netflix Over Sofia Vergara Show

A lawsuit aimed at the Sofia Vergara-starring Netflix show Griselda has been settled. In documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, the counsel of the family of the late Griselda Blanco dismissed the complaint with prejudice, which means the same claim can’t be brought back to court. The settlement comes weeks after the actress […]