TRIAL SET FOR TAYLOR SWIFT’S “SHAKE IT OFF” LAWSUIT

TRIAL SET FOR TAYLOR SWIFT’S “SHAKE IT OFF” LAWSUIT »

By: Hannah Abes

Taylor Swift cannot seem to shake off her “Shake It Off” lawsuit. It has been five years since songwriters

ANTITRUST SUIT SEEKS TO BLOCK MERGER OF TWO PUBLISHING GIANTS

ANTITRUST SUIT SEEKS TO BLOCK MERGER OF TWO PUBLISHING GIANTS »

By: Cassie Lewis

August 22 marked the end of the explosive three-week trial between the Department of Justice and two publishing giants attempting

Blueprint for Relocation Lawsuits: San Diegans followed St. Louis with a Complaint of Their Own

Blueprint for Relocation Lawsuits: San Diegans followed St. Louis with a Complaint of Their Own »

By Ethan Randecker

The NFL has a record of success in lawsuits for teams leaving their beloved cities and fans.[1] That

Brian Flores Lawsuit: Shining a light on injustices within the NFL and issues with the Rooney Rule

Brian Flores Lawsuit: Shining a light on injustices within the NFL and issues with the Rooney Rule »

By Grant Mantell

On February 1st, 2022, former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores brought a class action lawsuit against the National Football

Texas Passes Bill Regarding Transgender Student Athletes

Texas Passes Bill Regarding Transgender Student Athletes »

By: Michael Kempton

On Monday, October 25, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed House Bill 25 into law.[1] It requires interscholastic sports

The Weeknd Called Out by Name for Copyright Infringement Over Song “Call Out My Name”

The Weeknd Called Out by Name for Copyright Infringement Over Song “Call Out My Name” »

By Courtney Ferry

On September 17, 2021, suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Abel

UFC Moves to Knock-Out PED Use: the reaction to Legendary Fighter Silva’s Failed Drug Tests

UFC Moves to Knock-Out PED Use: the reaction to Legendary Fighter Silva’s Failed Drug Tests »

Anderson Silva woke up on July 6, 2013 as the greatest UFC champion of all time. As of this morning [March 10, 2015] he is perhaps the most controversial Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter of all time. This journey from the mixed martial arts (MMA) penthouse to doghouse can be attributed to four events: (1) Silva’s July 6, 2013 title loss to Chris Weidman in which he taunted Weidman before being knocked out; (2) Silva’s December 28, 2013 rematch loss to Weidman in which Silva brutally broke his leg; (3) Silva’s January 31, 2015 comeback win versus Nick Diaz; and (4) the subsequent release of two positive tests for performance enhancing drugs by Silva before the Diaz fight. - Read more...

Gifts, Lies, and Cover-ups from Hawaii Basketball Program

Gifts, Lies, and Cover-ups from Hawaii Basketball Program »

The University of Hawaii Manoa's athletic department has already had a rough 2015. At the end of January, Athletic Director Ben Jay received a bill of more than $500 from a Riverside, California hotel for the cleaning costs to remove marijuana smoke residue from the walls of rooms assigned to the University of Hawaii men's basketball team. - Read more...

Act Two of the Unpaid Internship Saga: Human Rights Protections

Act Two of the Unpaid Internship Saga: Human Rights Protections »

For the last year, the spotlight has been on Hollywood’s unpaid interns demanding payment for their work. Although the issue has existed for years, a lawsuit brought by a pair of unpaid interns against Fox Searchlight sparked subsequent lawsuits against industry giants like NBCUniversal, Marvel, and Warner Music Group. This explosion of lawsuits has set the stage for public inquiry into why unpaid interns are denied so many legal protections, including legal recourse for sexual harassment. The case of Lihuan Wang has provided a close-up of this issue, inspiring recent changes in legislation that will hopefully edit sexual harassment from the script of Hollywood internships. - Read more...

The Walking Dead Lawsuit: Vertical Integration is Still Alive in the Entertainment Industry

The Walking Dead Lawsuit: Vertical Integration is Still Alive in the Entertainment Industry »

Another vertical integration lawsuit has risen to life. Frank Darabont, the writer-director-producer of the most watched show on all of television, The Walking Dead, is in court, facing off against American Movie Classics (AMC), the network that broadcasts the hit zombie apocalypse show. The Walking Dead lawsuit is the latest in a long line of “vertical integration” cases in Hollywood that arise when a TV show broadcaster also produces the show via an affiliated entity. The broadcaster pays a license fee to the production studio, which is then shared with talent. The license fees are supposed to be negotiated between broadcasters and producers to reflect the fair market value of a given series. - Read more...