Commercial Contracts

Starz Says MGM Licensed Exclusive Films To Competitors

Starz Entertainment LLC sued MGM Domestic Television Distribution LLC on Monday in California federal court, claiming the movie studio unit gave licenses to Starz competitors allowing them to show films that were supposed to be exclusive to Starz’s platform…

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Concert Co. Can’t Use COVID-19 To Pause $2M Contract Case

A Washington federal judge shot down a Seattle-based music festival production company’s request to pause a case accusing it of misusing a partner company’s $2 million advance payment, pointing to technological workarounds for obstacles created by the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Amazon Defends Claims Trump’s Beef Sank $10B JEDI Deal

Amazon is fighting to keep alive claims that President Donald Trump’s animus toward the Seattle-headquartered tech giant unfairly steered a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract toward rival Microsoft, according to a filing unsealed on Thursday in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims…

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Producer Alleges Warner Music, CEO Backed Out Of Contract

A music producer who’s worked with Katy Perry, Rod Stewart and Lionel Richie filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles court against Warner Music Group and Warner Records CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck, alleging the company wrongly backed out of a plan to hire him to a high-level post…

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