Other Topics

‘Grease’ Parody Writers Say Fair Use Is The One They Want

The Georgia-based comedians behind “Vape: The Musical” asked a New York federal court on Friday to declare their play eligible for protection from copyright infringement claims by the creators of “Grease,” claiming their story is a parody of the iconic theatrical production…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.

‘Afflicted’ Subjects Sue Netflix For Defamation, Fraud

Netflix Inc. and the production company behind the streaming service‚Äôs “Afflicted” series allegedly tricked the subjects of the documentary into participating and then smeared them as crazy for insisting that they suffer from chronic ailments, according to a suit lodged Wednesday in California state court…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.

Feds Can’t Slow Production Of Khashoggi Docs In FOIA Case

A New York federal judge has said the U.S. departments of State and Defense can’t reduce the rate at which the court ordered them to produce documents in response to a Freedom of Information Act request centering on the killing of Saudi-born, U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.

Roger Stone Wants DC Circ. To Lift Lower Court Gag Order

Roger Stone has asked the D.C. Circuit to overturn a lower court’s gag order banning the self-described political “dirty-trickster” from posting anything on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram while he’s being prosecuted on federal witness tampering and obstruction charges…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.

Showtime Slips Bobby Brown Suit Over Whitney Doc, For Now

A Manhattan federal judge on Friday tossed a lawsuit alleging BBC, Showtime and others improperly used footage of Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown and the former couple’s now-deceased daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in a 2017 documentary about the late singer…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.

Roger Stone Loses Bid To Kill Obstruction Case

A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Thursday rejected a panoply of reasons that Roger Stone had offered for halting a witness tampering and obstruction case against him, calling some of the political operative’s arguments “misplaced,” “problematic” and “entirely unsupported”…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.