Fox News is seeking a dismissal of Smartmatic’s $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit, arguing that it was providing First Amendment protected newsworthy information in featuring President Donald Trump’s surrogates and their false claims that the voting systems company was involved in election fraud. The network and its parent company, Fox Corp., argued in a motion to dismiss (read it here) that Smartmatic may have a defamation case against Trump’s surrogates if they “fabricated evidence or told lies with actual malice,” but not against “the media that covered their allegations and allowed them to try to substantiate them.” “When a sitting President and his surrogates claim that an election was rigged, the public has a right to know what they are claiming, full stop,” the network stated in its motion. “When a sitting President and his surrogates bring lawsuits challenging the results of an election, the public has a right to know … [Read more...] about Fox News Seeks Dismissal Of Smartmatic Lawsuit, Claiming First Amendment Protection For Coverage Of Donald Trump’s Accusations
Breaking News Aunt Jemima's relatives say they got screwed out of her pancake money following her death in 1955 ... and now, they're looking for reparations to the tune of 3 BILLION DOLLARS!! The great grandson of Anna Short Harrington -- who took over the Jemima character in 1937 -- filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo, the Quaker Oats Company and 2 other businesses on behalf of her heirs. D.W. Hunter claims the companies conspired to deny Harrington was a Quaker Oats employee ... but continued to exploit her image for more than 60 years without paying up. Harrington was selected for the role because of her pancake recipe -- which they recreated for the grocery store ... but her family believes racial exploitation was involved in the deal. They claim Harrington was talked out of using a lawyer -- exploiting her lack of education so the company wouldn't have to pay for her recipe. … [Read more...] about Aunt Jemima Heirs File $3 Billion Royalty Lawsuit
EXCLUSIVE The people who bring you "Judge Judy' have just filed a lawsuit, claiming evildoers have been posting episodes of her show on YouTube ... and now she wants a non-TV judge to lay down the law. Judy has the most popular show in daytime ... it's been that way for 3 years, since Oprah said bye bye. Here's how big -- 9 million daily viewers. The company that produces the show -- Big Ticket Television -- gets an enormous amount of money for the show, so the idea that someone is stealing it and not paying a dime has them royally pissed off. As for the culprit -- his name is Ignacio De Los Angeles. Ignacio dared to post an episode from 2006 on YouTube. Big Ticket told him to take it down, but Ignacio ignored. Big Ticket wants the judge to use a can of whoopass on Ignacio, Judge Judy style. Gallery Launch Gallery … [Read more...] about Judge Judy Lawsuit — I’ve Been Jacked on the Internet!
UPDATED with UTA response: The WGA East and WGA West have dropped their lawsuit against the Big 4 talent agencies, and have answered and filed counter-claims in the federal antitrust case that CAA, WME and UTA brought against the guild. Click the link below to read the counterclaims. The guild filed its original suit on April 17 in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming that packaging fees violate California’s fiduciary duty and unfair competition laws. Three of the Big 4 agencies — UTA, CAA, and WME — filed their antitrust lawsuits against the WGA in June, claiming the guild is engaging in an “unlawful group boycott.” Those suits were filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. “Over the years the major agencies have repeatedly broken federal antitrust law by conspiring to fix the price of packaging fees,” WGA West president David A. Goodman said Monday. “Their current campaign to preserve the packaging fee model by strong-arming smaller agencies also violates the law. We … [Read more...] about WGA Drops Lawsuit Filed In State Court Against Big 4 Agencies, Consolidates Claims In Federal Court – Update
EXCLUSIVE Elton John has won his legal war over the lyrics to his hit song " Nikita " -- an Illinois judge has dismissed the lawsuit against the singer, which alleged Elton lifted the words. TMZ broke the story ... a songwriter named Guy Hobbs sued Elton back in April, claiming Elton jacked his lyrics ... then used them to pen the chart-topping 1985 hit "Nikita." Hobbs wrote a song called "Natasha" about a Western man falling for a Russian woman during the Cold War. Elton shot back by asking the court to dismiss Hobbs' lawsuit -- claiming a Grammy-winning musician such as himself would never steal lyrics from some no-name songwriter. Elton also argued the theme of "Natasha" is too general to win copyright protection. The judge agreed, so case closed. … [Read more...] about Elton John — Victorious in Lyric-Stealing Lawsuit