California Supreme Court

  1. Phil Spector Seeks Supreme Court Appeal

    December 16, 2011 9:30 AM EST A lawyer for imprisoned music legend Phil Spector is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review his murder conviction, arguing his constitutional rights were violated by the trial judge. Attorney Dennis Riordan contends that Superior Court Judge Larr ...

  2. California Court Rejects Phil Spector Appeal

    May 02, 2011 9:15 PM EDT A California appeals court rejected music producer Phil Spector's bid to overturn his murder conviction on Monday, saying it was permissible for prosecutors to call a parade of women who said Spector had threatened them with guns in the past. ...

  3. Ke$ha Says Former Manager Acted As Unlicensed Agent

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ke$ha has dropped a particularly powerful legal bomb on a former manager who is suing her for $14 million in allegedly unpaid commissions. In a move that will not be a surprise to lawyers familiar with talent/management disputes, the "Tik Tok ...

  4. Court Disciplines Joe Jackson's Attorney

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Records show an attorney handling Joe Jackson's bid to receive a monthly stipend from his son's estate has had his law license placed on probation for two years. Last week's decision by the California Supreme Court isn't relate ...

  5. The Killers Countersue Former Manager

    February 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three years after the Killers’ former manager sued the band for alleged breach of contract, the Killers have responded with a countersuit of their own, seeking unspecified damages for what they say was a pattern of incompetence and double-dealing ...

  6. Doors Legal Dispute Nearing Resolution

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The end is near for a bitter legal dispute between the three surviving members of the Doors now that the California Supreme Court has refused to take up their case. Keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger are on the hook for more than ...

  7. Attorney-Client Privilege Ends With Death

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Communications from Bing Crosby's business associates half a century ago are no longer protected by client-attorney privilege decades after the entertainer's death, California's top court ruled Feb. 1 (Reuters) -- Communications fro ...

  8. Court: Bing's Legal Privilege Ended in Death

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Communications from Bing Crosby's business associates half a century ago are no longer protected by client-attorney privilege decades after the entertainer's death, California's top court ruled yester Communications from Bing Crosby ...

  9. Miramax Stuck In Lawsuit Over An 'Idea'

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Miramax Film continues to defend a lawsuit over its film "Rounders" after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 8 held that an "idea," although not copyrightable, can be the basis of a claim for NEW YORK -- Miramax Film c ...

  10. Film Groups Win Another Round In DVD Descrambling Case

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in California reversed a 1999 injunction against California resident Andrew Bunner that had prohibited him from posting DVD decryption codes on the Internet. LOS ANGELES--The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cal ...

  11. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  12. Calif. Resident Gets Off The Hook In DVD Descrambling Suit

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST A consortium of film companies has dropped a DVD descrambling case against an individual who republished a computer program called DeCSS on the Internet. DVD Copy Control Assn., which represents Calif New York--A consortium of film companies has d ...

  13. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment Law Weekly brings you news on the entertainment law industry. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap Lawmakers set to mull indecency issues GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law Music Vets Form New Law Firm Down to t ...

  14. DVD Copy Control Assn. Drops Lawsuit

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The DVD Copy Control Assn. (DVD CCA) has dropped its lawsuit against California resident Andrew Bunner, who it claimed illegally posted a DVD decryption program online. The DVD Copy Control Assn. (DVD CCA) has dropped its lawsuit against Californi ...

  15. DVD Copy Control Assn. Drops Lawsuit

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The DVD Copy Control Assn. (DVD CCA) has dropped its lawsuit against California resident Andrew Bunner, who it claimed illegally posted a DVD decryption program online. The DVD Copy Control Assn. (DVD CCA) has dropped its lawsuit against Californi ...