Commercial Contracts

Stan Lee’s Daughter Says Biz Partners ‘Looted’ IP Assets

Business partners of the legendary superhero creator Stan Lee orchestrated a scheme to “loot” his intellectual property through a bankruptcy proceeding, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in California federal court by the late comic book icon’s daughter…

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Kanye Inks Deal To End Suit Over ‘Lopsided’ EMI Contracts

Rap mogul Kanye West and his longtime publisher, EMI, have tentatively agreed to a deal to resolve West’s claims that EMI locked him into a “lopsided” business arrangement barred by California labor code, West told a Golden State federal court Monday…

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WGA Takes Antitrust War With Talent Agencies Federal

The Writers Guild of America will wage its legal battle against several major talent agencies in federal court, dropping a state-level suit and filing counterclaims on Monday in federal suits brought by the talent shops over the contested practice of agents collecting payments from pairing TV writers with studios…

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GE Units Already Arbitrating $500M LNG Case, Judge Says

A New York federal court on Tuesday threw out a case in which a Luxembourg-based construction company sought to force a pair of General Electric units to arbitrate a $500 million dispute involving liquefied natural gas plants, saying the GE units are already engaged in arbitration to contest the arbitrability of the case…

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Trump Org. Evaded Panama Taxes, Says Filing In Hotel Case

The Trump Organization cheated the government, kept shoddy financial records and lied about the business performance of a Trump-branded luxury hotel in Panama, according to a Monday filing in New York federal court that’s part of an ongoing case over alleged mismanagement of the hotel…

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