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Topic: Lawsuits

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…

January 14, 2013, 8:01 PM EST

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,…

January 8, 2013, 2:42 PM EST

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…

November 9, 2012, 4:44 PM EST

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…

June 25, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

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

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