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Media & Entertainment

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Latest News in Media & Entertainment

  • May 17, 2019

    Music Industry Execs Denied Claim To Michael Jackson Co.

    The Michael Jackson Co. is solely owned by the late entertainer's estate and not by a group of entertainment industry executives claiming the King of Pop promised them partial ownership prior to his death, a California appellate court said Thursday, affirming a lower court's findings.

  • May 17, 2019

    Widower Wrongfully Denied Husband's Pension, 9th Circ. Says

    The Ninth Circuit cleared the way for a widower to receive spousal pension benefits on Thursday, saying a lower court was wrong to deny him benefits on the grounds that the couple were domestic partners when the man’s late husband retired.

  • May 17, 2019

    Structural Remedies In Spotlight In Facebook Privacy Probe

    In the wake of Facebook's revelation that it expects to pay a multibillion-dollar fine to resolve the Federal Trade Commission's pending probe of its privacy practices, experts mull what the agency should include in a settlement for it to truly have teeth.

  • May 17, 2019

    'Crazy Expensive' Law Firm Wouldn't Return Calls, Jury Told

    The wife of a former U.K. attorney who hired Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP to pursue a failed privacy suit against the Daily Mail tabloid told a California jury Friday that the firm did little work, billed "crazy expensive" invoices and failed to return phone calls.

  • May 17, 2019

    Calif. Man Who Threatened FCC Chair's Kids Gets 1.5 Years

    A California man who threatened to kill the children of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai was sentenced Friday morning to 20 months in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.

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