Class action

  1. New Twist in Apple iPod Trial: No Plaintiff

    December 09, 2014 9:45 AM EST In an unusual legal twist, a federal judge decided Monday that a billion-dollar, class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPods should continue, even though she also disqualified the last remaining plaintiff named in a case that has been on trial ...

  2. The Turtles Lead Whopping $100 Million Class Action Against SiriusXM

    August 02, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Enjoy an old rock tune on satellite radio lately? A new proposed class action raises the theory that SiriusXM has infringed millions of these older recordings from thousands of song artists. Damages are alleged to be at least $100 million, but f ...

  3. Judge Declines Universal Music Group's Bid to Dismiss Class Action Over Digital Revenue

    November 02, 2011 1:24 PM EDT A federal judge in California is allowing a big class action lawsuit to go forward against Universal Music Group that alleges the record label has underpaid royalties on digital downloads and ringtones. Spearheaded by Rob Zombie and the estate of ...

  4. Fox, NBC Agree to End 'American Idol,' 'Deal or No Deal' Texting Contests

    September 13, 2011 8:49 AM EDT Don't count on seeing any cheesy viewer text message contests on TV anytime soon. NBC Universal, Fox Broadcasting Company, and many of the production companies behind some of the most successful reality TV competition shows have agreed to an ...

  5. Huffington Post, AOL Sued by Bloggers

    April 13, 2011 7:08 AM EDT The Huffington Post has been hit with a class action lawsuit by a group of bloggers who claim the massively popular site, recently acquired by AOL, mistreats those who enrich it with content. Noted freelance journalist Jonathan Tasini is leading t ...

  6. Rick James' Estate Files Class Action Suit Against UMG In Wake of Eminem Verdict

    April 04, 2011 1:03 PM EDT The legal dispute over digital royalties between Universal Music Group and a production company representing Eminem -- and what that verdict could mean for the music industry -- just got a whole lot more complicated. The estate of the late funkmei ...

  7. Live Nation to Pay $22.3 Million to Settle Class Action Suit Against Ticketmaster

    January 26, 2011 7:13 PM EST Live Nation's fourth quarter results will include a $22.3 million charge related to a class-action suit filed in 2003, the company disclosed in an SEC filing on Wednesday . A non-jury trial was set to begin today, according to a website creat ...

  8. The Antitrust Case Against Major Record Labels, in Perspective

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a significant antitrust case brought against the major record labels , clearing the way for the lawsuit to proceed in federal court in New York. The class action suit alleges the labels conspired ...

  9. CIPPIC Files Complaints Against Sony BMG

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Group: proposed settlement lacks important protections. The Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) has filed complaints today (Sept. 21) against Sony BMG Canada with various federal and provincial government regulatory agen ...

  10. Sony Settles Suit Over Fake Critic

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Pictures pays for the brief but quotable career of fictional film critic David Manning. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The brief but quotable career of fictional film critic David Manning officially came to an end after a Los Angeles ...

  11. For Navarre, New Hires And Lawsuits

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It has been a tumultuous couple of months for Minnesota-based Navarre Corp., one the industry's largest independent distributors. In June, the company and key executives -- including chairman/CEO Eric It has been a tumultuous couple of months ...

  12. Bush Signs Class-Action Bill

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Landmark legislation long sought by business to curb class-action lawsuits was approved by the U.S. Congress on Feb. 17 and signed into law on Feb. 18 by President Bush. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- Landmark legislation long sought by business to ...

  13. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appearance during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1 may swiftly move into the courtroom. LOS ANGELES-- The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appe ...