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Topic: Lawsuits

U.K. Journalist Sues His Gym Over 'Sexist' Female-Only Hours

Owners say 26% of women hate how they look while exercising

A British copywriter and journalist says he’s suing his local gym for “women-only hours,” intended to help females feel more comfortable while exercising. In a 1,300-word column published in the…

Has Budweiser Been Watered Down? No Way, A-B Says in Defiant Newspaper Ads

Response to lawsuits

Anheuser-Busch is tired of allegations that Budweiser might as well be sex in a canoe, and it placed ads this weekend in the Houston Chronicle and The New York Times…

Pharrell Williams Sues Diageo for $5 Million

Rapper alleges spirits giant broke distro contract

Pharrell Williams has sued marketing partner Diageo North America for $5 million in a New York City federal court, claiming the spirits giant has failed to distribute the rapper's "Qream…

Aereo Expands Its Market Lineup

Barry Diller's streaming service also secures more financing

Barry Diller's oft-sued startup Aereo isn't just refusing to back down, it's expanding. The broadcast streaming service will hit some 22 new cities in 2013, including Austin and Houston, Texas,…

Leo Burnett Has Its Own 'Saatchi 17' Problem

Staffers set up new shop with hope of Kellogg's business

Call them the “Burnett 8.” In a situation reminiscent to the “Saatchi 17,” a group of agency General Mills’ staffers who walked out in 2005 with the expectation of working for…

5 Songs That Musicians Sued to Keep Out of Ads

Black Keys complaint joins a litany of lawsuits

The Black Keys say they never signed up to promote Cheesy Bites Pizza and power tools, so the rock duo has filed federal lawsuits against Pizza Hut and Home Depot…

CBS Throws Stones at ABC's 'Glass House'

Sues ABC for copying 'Big Brother' formula in new reality show

CBS sued ABC to halt the development an upcoming reality show—called The Glass House—that the network claims copycats the long-running reality show Big Brother, according to the Associated Press. CBS claims…

Viacom Attempts to Revive $1B Lawsuit Vs. YouTube

U.K. soccer league also appealing decision

Media giant Viacom is trying to revive its $1 billion lawsuit against Google’s YouTube, which accused the video streaming site of intentionally breaking the law by allowing its users to…

Saatchi, Toyota Sued for $10 Million Over Stalking Prank

Amber Duick says she was terrorized

"Storytelling" is a buzzword that has blazed across countless PowerPoint presentations in recent years. But it can be an unpredictable and dangerous game in practice, particularly when the campaign in…

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