George Clinton, Taylor Swift and Pharrell Williams
HOLLYWOOD July 11, 2022
In just a few weeks, an obscure three-judge panel will oversee a trial in the shadowy recesses of the Library of Congress that could decide the fate of Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, YouTube and more. Why isn’t anyone paying attention?
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
HOLLYWOOD July 5, 2022
The litigation spans three countries, involves a suspect connection to the war in Ukraine, some of the fanciest white shoe law firms on Earth, a Russian vodka baron, and the Hamptons’ favorite summer rosé.
Brett Kavanaugh
WASHINGTON June 27, 2022
In a post-Roe world, each and every subject related to abortion will invite legal scrutiny: new attempts to regulate corporate behavior will come not just from states hostile to abortion, but also blue states that wish to punish those who interfere with someone’s ability to get an abortion.
Charles Harder
WASHINGTON June 27, 2022
Harder, the attorney who drove a stake through Gawker, is taking aim at the media industry again with a case against Vice Media that could tempt the Supreme Court to reverse The New York Times v. Sullivan—and another targeting The Times, itself.
Joe Kahn
HOLLYWOOD June 20, 2022
Some of America’s most august media companies are struggling to get reporters off social media, where advocacy and backbiting have become a reputational risk. A series of legal tests could make that much harder.
David Boies
SILICON VALLEY June 13, 2022
A group of super-elite law firms just won a head-turning victory as part of a lawsuit alleging that Google’s “incognito” mode is anything but. Is the payday worth the billable hours?
Rob Manfred
HOLLYWOOD June 6, 2022
Major League team owners have good reason to believe that baseball’s lucrative, illogical, century-old antitrust exemption may be coming to an end.
Tom Cruise
HOLLYWOOD June 6, 2022
An unexpected, blockbuster lawsuit contends that the studio no longer had the rights to the franchise when ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ hit theaters in May.
Seth Green
HOLLYWOOD May 31, 2022
There are enormous unresolved questions surrounding N.F.T. rights. A similarly baffling case involving ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ shows just how ugly the dispute could get.
Depp and Heard
HOLLYWOOD May 31, 2022
It’s easy to dismiss the trial as an especially vulgar celebrity spectacle. But whatever the jury decides this week, the Depp-Heard litigation could have stunning repercussions for the media, for free speech, and more.
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