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MEDIA • March 14, 2022
The Atlantic’s Most Peculiar Lawsuit
Ruth Shalit Barrett’s lawsuit against the august magazine’s parent company, and its own recently-filed motion to dismiss, address many complex issues about her past as a plagiarist. Naturally, perhaps, it also comes down to narrative framing.
HOLLYWOOD • March 9, 2022
The War Comes to Hollywood
Russia’s horrific invasion of Ukraine is reshaping the global economy. And for Hollywood, that means one thing: a torrent of future litigation.
MEDIA • March 8, 2022
MLB Players Ponder the Emergency Option
As the stalemate between owners and players drags on, a once-unthinkable legal maneuver is now on the table.
HOLLYWOOD • March 7, 2022
Bill Cosby’s Next Chapter
News on Cosby’s coming trial, one of the ugliest divorces in Hollywood, and Activision’s bizarre legal headache.
HOLLYWOOD • March 3, 2022
Netflix’s Legal Crusade in Child Erotica Law
New legal filings explain the latest developments in a bizarre legal skirmish involving an indie darling, former actor D.A., and the Texas appeals court.
HOLLYWOOD • February 28, 2022
The Bill That Could Blow Up Hollywood
Ketanji Brown Jackson could be an unpredictable vote on media cases with no easy answers. Meanwhile, a new California law is driving Netflix ballistic.
MEDIA • February 27, 2022
Mr. Antitrust Predicts the Future of Streaming
Makan Delrahim, who led the D.O.J.’s antitrust division during the Trump administration, is back in the private sector, teaching at Penn and advising private equity firms. Here, in a long and honest conversation, he helps chart the future of media—at least from the legal perspective.
HOLLYWOOD • February 21, 2022
Allison Gollust’s New Legal Edge
The potential new law that could help the recently departed CNN C.M.O., plus updates on WarnerMedia’s other legal headache, Bill Cosby’s future, and the MLB’s nightmare spring.
HOLLYWOOD • February 15, 2022
Get Ready for a ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Movie Sequel
Buried in an Alabama court document is a bombshell revelation: Harper Lee’s estate has granted the rights to her canonical novel to a group of descendants of the principals who made its 1962 Oscar-winning adaptation—all but paving the way for a future sequel one day.
HOLLYWOOD • February 13, 2022
No One Is Taking a Knee on Sunday
A behind-the-scenes clash over the Super Bowl halftime show is a case study in the N.F.L.’s effort to protect its brand through a draconian playbook. As Dr. Dre and Eminem have learned, Republicans buy League Pass too.