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‘Afflicted’ Subjects Sue Netflix For Defamation, Fraud

Netflix Inc. and the production company behind the streaming service’s “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…

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CAA Piles On To Writers Guild, Becoming 3rd Agency To Sue

Creative Artists Agency on Monday became the latest Hollywood talent shop to accuse the Writers Guild of America of “attempting to restrain competition on a staggering scale” by orchestrating a boycott against payments that agents collect from pairing talent with studios…

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UTA Joins Fight Over Writer’s Guild Boycott With New Suit

United Talent Agency Inc. sued the Writers Guild of America in California federal court Thursday, becoming the second Hollywood talent shop to accuse the guild of breaking antitrust laws by orchestrating a boycott against payments that agents collect from pairing writers with studios…

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Writers Guild Faces Antitrust Suit Over Packaging Fee Boycott

A Los Angeles talent agency has accused the Writers Guild of America of committing a “wanton abuse of union authority” by orchestrating a boycott against payments talent agents collect from pairing writers with studios, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in California federal court…

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Facebook Seeks $10M In Suit Over Fake Instagram Likes

As recently promised, Facebook and Instagram are cracking down on fake social media engagement, lodging a suit in California federal court Thursday seeking $10 million from a New Zealand company and its owners for allegedly selling fake “likes” to Instagram users…

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Russian Co. Tied To DNC Hack In Newly Unsealed Report

An internet infrastructure company run by Russian tech exec Aleksej Gubarev played a role in the 2016 hacking of Democratic Party leaders, according to a report by a former government cybersecurity official that was unsealed Thursday as part of a defamation suit Gubarev had brought against BuzzFeed Inc…

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