Description Date Docket #
Ronnie Van Zant, Inc. v. Cleopatra Records, Inc.
United States Second Circuit
Entertainment Law
Vacated an injunction that prevented a movie producer from releasing a film about the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Held that a consent order settling a...
10/10/2018 17‐2849
Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin
United States Ninth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Granted a new trial in a copyright case involving a claim that Led Zeppelin copied key portions of its hit Stairway to Heaven from a song written by a...
09/28/2018 16-56057
American Federation of Musicians v. Paramount Pictures Corp.
United States Ninth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Entertainment Law
Reinstated a lawsuit alleging that a movie studio breached its collective-bargaining agreement with musicians who score motion pictures. The...
09/10/2018 16-55996
G and G Productions LLC v. Rusic
United States Ninth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Entertainment Law
Reinstated a lawsuit alleging that a woman stole an oil painting worth millions of dollars from her former husband, an Italian film producer. The...
08/29/2018 16-56107
Serova v. Sony Music Entertainment
California Court of Appeal
Entertainment Law
Held that a fan of the singer Michael Jackson could not proceed with her proposed class action lawsuit against an entertainment company and others for...
08/28/2018 B280526
Tanksley v. Daniels
United States Third Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Affirmed the dismissal of a TV producer's complaint alleging that the popular Fox Television series Empire infringed his copyright in a television...
08/28/2018 17-2023
Cobbler Nevada, LLC v. Gonzales
United States Ninth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Affirmed the dismissal of a copyright infringement action brought against an individual who allegedly downloaded and distributed (i.e., pirated) a...
08/27/2018 17-35041
Scholz v. Goudreau
United States First Circuit
Entertainment Law, Trademark, Intellectual Property
Denied both parties' appeals in a trademark lawsuit between two members of the rock band Boston. A member of the multi-platinum band sued the band's...
08/21/2018 17-1264
ABS Entertainment, Inc. v. CBS Corp.
United States Ninth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Reinstated claims for violation of California law copyrights possessed in certain musical performance sound recordings. The plaintiff copyright...
08/20/2018 16-55917
Conte v. Emmons
United States Second Circuit
Entertainment Law, Injury & Tort Law, Contracts
Reversed the denial of a post-trial JMOL motion. In overturning a $1.3 million jury verdict, the appeals court held that a business owner failed to...
07/10/2018 17-869

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