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Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 02:27.

Roy Moore Sues Sacha Baron Cohen for Getting Brutally Owned by Pedophile Gag

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Roy Moore is many things: He’s a disgraced former chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court; he lost a safe Republican Senate seat in a deep red state; he’s an accused sexual predator and pedophile. And now Moore is the plaintiff in a lawsuit against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.

In a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Moore alleges that Cohen...

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Jul 14, 2019.

Judge erotically awards $10 million in unpaid royalties to 50 Shades publisher

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/judge-erotically-awards-10-million-in-unpaid-royalties-1798283583" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Judge erotically awards $10 million in unpaid royalties to <i>50 Shades</i> publisher</a>

There will soon be a new way to look at the international phenomenon that is 50 Shades Of Grey: From the point of view of a small publisher who is finally getting paid the royalties she was owed. Much as we’re all finally going to see the story as it was meant to be told—namely, through the eyes of a man—now we’ll be able to appreciate the story via an even deeper level. That is, if by...

Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Jul 14, 2019.

The Pinkertons have dropped their lawsuit against Take-Two over its depiction in Red Dead Redemption

The Pinkertons have dropped their lawsuit against Take-Two over its depiction in Red Dead Redemption

The Pinkertons have dropped their lawsuit against Take-Two  over its depiction in Red Dead Redemption 2. Pinkerton Consulting & Investigation wanted royalties for every time the word “Pinkerton” appeared in the game. Take-Two said no and counter-sued. In a new statement, Take-Two said all claims have been “withdrawn.”

Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 14, 2019.

Motel 6 Will Pay $12 Million for Handing Over Guest Info to ICE

<a href="https://splinternews.com/motel-6-will-pay-12-million-for-handing-over-guest-inf-1833877822" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Motel 6 Will Pay $12 Million for Handing Over Guest Info to ICE</a>

The hotel chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay $12 million in a lawsuit that accused several of its Washington state locations of handing over guest information to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, according to ABC.

The motel company was accused of sharing the information of 80,000 customers with ICE between 2015 and 2017. ICE didn’t provide a warrant for this information. The...

Dan Selcke Dan Selcke Jul 13, 2019.

Sony, Apple, and Google sued for streaming songs recorded before 1972

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/sony-apple-and-google-sued-for-streaming-songs-record-1798275977" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Sony, Apple, and Google sued for streaming songs recorded before 1972</a>

Late last week, Sony, Apple, and Google were hit with a flurry of lawsuits filed in California federal court. The suits were brought by Zenbu Magazines LLC, which claims ownership over numerous sound recordings made before 1972, including “Sin City” by The Flying Burrito Brothers, “All I Ever Wanted” by New Riders of the Purple Sage, and “Been So Long” by Hot Tuna. The suit against Sony...

Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 13, 2019.

The ACLU Is Taking on Border Patrol Over the Fatal Shooting of a Guatemalan Woman

<a href="https://splinternews.com/aclu-is-taking-on-border-patrol-over-the-fatal-shooting-1834993851" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The ACLU Is Taking on Border Patrol Over the Fatal Shooting of a Guatemalan Woman</a>

The ACLU of Texas has filed a $100 million claim for damages against the U.S. government over the fatal shooting of a Guatemalan woman by Border Patrol in 2018, according to BuzzFeed. The claim is a required legal step that will almost certainly lead to a lawsuit.

The ACLU’s claim is for wrongful death and personal injury of the 20-year-old Guatemalan woman, Claudia Patricia Gómez González,...

Shannon Miller Shannon Miller Jul 13, 2019.

Amazon says Woody Allen "sabotaged" them with his #MeToo remarks, not by being Woody Allen

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/amazon-says-woody-allen-sabotaged-them-with-his-meto-1833847972" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Amazon says Woody Allen &quot;sabotaged&quot; them with his #MeToo remarks, not by being Woody Allen</a>

Back in February, Woody Allen filed a lawsuit against Amazon Studios for canceling the release of his film A Rainy Day In New York, accusing the streaming service of breaking their four-picture contract over - his words here - “a 25-year-old, baseless allegation.” Amazon has filed an official response, countering that it was Allen’s controversial statements regarding the #MeToo movement - not...

Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jul 11, 2019. 8 comments

In response to a lawsuit by metal band Iron Maiden, retro shooter Ion Maiden is now Ion Fury

In response to a lawsuit by metal band Iron Maiden, retro shooter Ion Maiden is now Ion Fury

In response to a lawsuit by metal band Iron Maiden , retro shooter Ion Maiden is now Ion Fury. Publisher 1C entertainment cited the lawsuit as the reason for the change in a press release, also announcing that the game would launch out of PC early access on August 15, with Switch, PS4 and Xbox One versions coming later.

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Jul 10, 2019.

The Westworld mobile game has been removed from stores and will shutdown completely on April 16, 201

The Westworld mobile game has been removed from stores and will shutdown completely on April 16, 201

The Westworld mobile game has been removed from stores and will shutdown completely on April 16, 2019, the developers announced yesterday. Bethesda sued the publisher of the game, Warner Bros. Interactive, last year claiming it had ripped-off Fallout Shelter, but the two announced reaching an “amicable agreement” in late December.

Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Jul 07, 2019.

Choose Your Own Adventure publisher suing Netflix, says "Bandersnatch" is "tarnishing" its reputation 

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/choose-your-own-adventure-publisher-suing-netflix-says-1831682065" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><i>Choose Your Own Adventure</i> publisher suing Netflix, says &quot;Bandersnatch&quot; is &quot;tarnishing&quot; its reputation </a>

It’s sort of impossible to write about Black Mirror’s “Bandersnatch” episode without the words “choose your own adventure,” as the episode allows viewers to dictate the direction of the story in much the same manner as the iconic book series of the same name. Though you’d think they’d enjoy all the free publicity, book publisher Chooseco, who own the Choose Your Own Adventure trademark, is...

Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Jul 06, 2019.

It’s about damn time the Klingons entered the Star Trek legal battle

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/it-s-about-damn-time-the-klingons-entered-the-star-trek-1798246757" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">It’s about damn time the Klingons entered the <i>Star Trek </i>legal battle</a>

The legal battle for Star Trek has gotten increasingly nerdier as it’s raged on, as the plaintiffs and the defendants have attempted to define what Star Trek is in an effort to determine its ownership. Paramount is arguing that the Axanar filmmakers are infringing on its copyrighted material, while they insist that the movie is more a labor of love than a commercial venture (not to mention...

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Jul 05, 2019.

Kirkman to restaurateurs: Drop Walking Dead

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Things can get messy in the world of pop culture trademarks. Titles, symbols, and even references can, with the right paperwork, be claimed as the exclusive purview of a particular rights holder, leading to a continuous morass of lawsuits pouring out like viscera from a zombie’s midsection. But these claims can go either way, depending on the fickle tides of legal opinion. Taylor Swift can...

Mike Vago Mike Vago Jul 03, 2019.

Monster Energy confronts its natural enemy: The B-52’s Fred Schneider

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/monster-energy-confronts-its-natural-enemy-the-b-52-s-1798246823" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Monster Energy confronts its natural enemy: The B-52’s Fred Schneider</a>

Monster Energy drinks have taken on the over-caffeinated likes of Jolt, Red Bull, and good old-fashioned pep pills without losing any of the sleep they would be getting if they weren’t so hopped up on caffeine. But now, everyone’s favorite purveyor of jittery juice is in for a rough battle, taking on their obvious opposite number: Fred Schneider of the B-52’s.

In an article overflowing with...

Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Jul 02, 2019.

The $500 million verdict Zenimax won against Facebook over the Oculus Rift was cut in half yesterday

The $500 million verdict Zenimax won against Facebook over the Oculus Rift was cut in half yesterday

The $500 million verdict Zenimax won against Facebook over the Oculus Rift was cut in half yesterday by a U.S. District Court, Bloomberg reports. The parent company of Bethesda had sued the social media company claiming its VR headset was developed using intellectual property stolen by former employee John Carmack.

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Jun 28, 2019.

Richard Dreyfuss is suing Disney over the profits for What About Bob?

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/richard-dreyfuss-is-suing-disney-over-the-profits-for-w-1798278460" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Richard Dreyfuss is suing Disney over the profits for <i>What About Bob?</i></a>

No longer content with taking the baby steps advocated by his therapist alter-ego Dr. Leo Marvin, Richard Dreyfuss has decided that Disney doesn’t deserve the kind of gentle hand-holding that the actor has never been known for anyway. Deadline reports that the actor, along with the widow of Turner & Hooch producer Raymond Wagner, are suing the company for not letting a firm audit the studio...

Katie Rife Katie Rife Jun 26, 2019.

The “real-life Cookie Lyon” is suing Empire for 300 million real-life dollars

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/the-real-life-cookie-lyon-is-suing-empire-for-300-mil-1798282612" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The “real-life Cookie Lyon” is suing <i>Empire </i>for 300 million real-life dollars</a>

A Detroit woman claiming to be the “real-life Cookie Lyon” is suing Fox and Empire co-creator Lee Daniels for $300 million, which is totally something the real-life Cookie Lyon would do.

Sophia Eggleston, a self-proclaimed former “drug kingpin” who has twice served prison time—once on drug charges, and once for placing a hit on someone—says that Daniels lifted numerous specific details from...

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy May 17, 2019.

Kim Kardashian basically being sued for looking so good in her selfies

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/kim-kardashian-basically-being-sued-for-looking-so-good-1798264645" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Kim Kardashian basically being sued for looking so good in her selfies</a>

Kim Kardashian, a person famous for existing and doing things while a camera is pointed at her, is being sued, but it’s the kind of lawsuit that will likely only further her “personal brand.” The reality star and fashion mogul has long been a proponent of the selfie, to the point where she actually published a book that essentially puts her Instagram feed between two covers, the better to...

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy May 04, 2019.

Parents suing makers of Welch’s Fruit Snacks for being more snack than fruit

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When the sun finally sets on the 21st century, and hordes of leather-bound, Segway-riding warriors roam the decaying remnants of what used to be the United States, fighting over the depleted reserves left over from the Gasoline Wars of 2058, a lonely scribe will sit down to pen the final historical accounts of our once-mighty society. And in his journal, next to the year “2015,” he will...

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Apr 21, 2019.

British government sues Force Awakens producers over Harrison Ford’s leg

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/british-government-sues-force-awakens-producers-over-ha-1798244071" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">British government sues <i>Force Awakens</i> producers over Harrison Ford’s leg</a>

Despite having full knowledge of the endless bureaucratic machinations involved when you take an issue before the Galactic Senate, the British Government has decided some things are worth the legal headache—specifically, Harrison Ford’s leg. You may recall when Ford’s ankle was broken during filming of the $2 billion-and-counting box office behemoth Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it looked...

Katie Rife Katie Rife Feb 24, 2019.

Co-director of 2016: Obama’s America pretty sure God’s Not Dead was his idea

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/co-director-of-2016-obama-s-america-pretty-sure-god-s-1798280212" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Co-director of <i>2016: Obama’s America</i> pretty sure <i>God’s Not Dead </i>was his idea</a>

Shattering the image of the faith-based film industry as a place where the bedrock Christian values of honesty and compassion for one’s fellow man rule, Deadline reports that a new lawsuit alleges that the producers of God’s Not Dead stole the idea for the film from one of their fellow right-wing-baiting filmflam artists.

The filmflam artist in question is John Sullivan, not the co-director of...

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