Pop Culture

Tom Petty’s Daughters Sue Musician’s Widow Over Estate

Tom Petty’s daughters launched a lawsuit in Los Angeles County court on Wednesday, accusing the late rocker’s widow and several other individuals of thwarting the Florida-born frontman’s posthumous wishes that the family members should manage his musical estate in a cooperative fashion…

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$128M Of Award Chopped From Fox-‘Bones’ Profit Feud

A Los Angeles County court on Thursday granted 21st Century Fox Inc.’s request to cut $128 million from a $179 million arbitration award granted to key players behind the TV show “Bones” who had accused the studio of withholding chunks of the crime drama’s profits…

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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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Atty-Turned-Writer Accuses CAA Of Swiping Legal TV Show

An ex-prosecutor who came up with the idea for a television series about a fictionalized U.S. Department of Justice lodged a suit Tuesday in California state court alleging his agents at Creative Artists Agency LLC stole the concept and helped their more powerful clients shop it…

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