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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…

May 11, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

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…

October 19, 2011, 10:57 AM EDT

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…

September 14, 2011, 10:49 AM EDT

Viacom, Cablevision Settle Suit Over iPad App MSO will continue to offer Viacom content on mobile devices

A short-run feud between Cablevision and Viacom has been resolved. Earlier today, the two companies announced that they will settle a lawsuit Viacom had filed against Cablevision over the MSO’s Optimum…

August 10, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

Oleg Cassini's Widow Sues 'Vanity Fair' for Defamation Si Newhouse blamed personally for inaccuracies in article

Oleg Cassini’s widow is blaming former friend Si Newhouse for errors in a Vanity Fair piece, according to a lawsuit filed recently in Manhattan Supreme Court. Marianne Nestor-Cassini is upset…

August 9, 2011, 11:37 AM EDT

Google Tears Into Apple, Microsoft Over 'Hostile' Patent Fight Back-and-forth charges come via blogs, tweets

Google’s top legal officer came out all guns blazing in a blog post Wednesday about the escalating patent battle between the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant and a few of…

August 4, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT

Hilton Sued for Charging Customers for Unwanted Newspapers 'USA Today' could stand to lose millions in revenue

Next time you check out of a hotel, be sure to double-check your bill: You may have bought a newspaper that you never asked for in the first place. A California…

August 3, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

Kim Kardashian Sues Old Navy for Using Look-Alike Model in Ads

In the most idiotic ad lawsuit from a celebrity since Lindsay Lohan sued E*Trade for uttering the word Lindsay, Kim Kardashian is reportedly suing Old Navy for using a model…

July 20, 2011, 12:07 PM EDT

Tiny Belly, Huge Scam: Banner Ads Accused of $1 Billion Hustle

Like all lard-ass Americans, I dream of being in better shape. Those ubiquitous "Tricks of a Tiny Belly" banner ads gave me hope. If it's on the Internet, it must…

July 11, 2011, 9:55 AM EDT

Judge Says Apple Can't Stop Amazon From Using 'App Store' Also: games are the most popular apps

Although “App Store” might conjure images of Apple’s online app downloading mecca for many people, one U.S. judge says that doesn’t mean that no one else can use the name. Last…

July 7, 2011, 12:11 PM EDT