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No Hugs for a Friend

On February 24, 2014 By Chastity Bobo

Four years after audiences left the theater with damp handkerchiefs and thoughts of their favorite childhood toys, Disney is embroiled in a legal battle over the rights to the huggable villain who was set on thwarting Woody and Buzz’s return to their best friend Andy in Toy Story 3. New Jersey’s Diece-Lisa Industries (DLI), which holds [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On May 20, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Disney withdraws bid to trademark ”Dia de los Muertos” in connection with an upcoming movie. It’s uncertain whether it could have succeeded in trademarking the phrase, but it probably could have trademarked a stylized logo incorporating it. Federal law enforcement agencies propose sweeping real-time wiretap overhaul. Several leading information security [...]

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Trouble in the House of Mouse

On January 27, 2012 By Alexandra Pichette

Plaintiff Kellie Rodriguez is suing the Walt Disney Company for sexual assault after she was allegedly spanked by a warm-up comedian for a Disney production.  The incident took place at a December 2011 taping of the Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie, a children’s show frequently watched by an anonymous member of [...]

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In the recent Captain America movie, Captain America responds to Dr. Abraham Erskine’s question “Do you want to kill Nazis?” with “I don’t want to kill nobody. I don’t like bullies; I don’t care where they’re from.” But alas, Captain America was not available to save the day for his creator’s estate [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 6, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Class-action plaintiffs claim Disney stiffed highly-paid financial analysts on overtime pay.

Laws governing sports agents under fire for repeated failure to enforce its provisions.

Facebook’s new location-based service “Places” gets mixed reviews from users regarding privacy implications.

Activision comes under fire in California for Continue Reading

Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 30, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Question of federal government’s power to protect American families from profane television moves closer to Supreme Court as FCC appeals TV indecency ruling.

U.S. District Judge William Bertelsmen orders gossip blog TheDirty.com to pay $11 million to professional cheerleader in defamation suit.

Federal court issues massive, Continue Reading

Monday Morning JetLawg

On April 4, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Major Internet players and civil liberties groups form Digital Due Process coalition to update privacy laws.

As sign of what’s to come, U.S. Copyright Group launches attack on movie downloaders.

Former legislator and filmmaker sues HBO and Cinemax for giving false credit to soft-core porno.

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On January 18, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Ex-gay advocacy group battles Disney’s non-discrimination policy through shareholder vote.

Coldplay facing yet another charge of plagiarism.

Big week for baseball as slugger Mark McGwire comes clean on steroid use.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says privacy age is over.

Not quite a [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On November 9, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Federal judge sides with artist over trademark dispute with University of Alabama for highly accurate sports paintings.

More tax trouble–actor Nicholas Cage owes $6 million.

All-star pitcher busted for marijuana possession after being pulled over for speeding.

Actress Sandra Bullock and husband Jesse James  Continue Reading

Your Baby is No Einstein

On October 28, 2009 By Theresa Weisenberger

Disney’s Baby Einstein, the wildly popular brand of DVDs, CDs, and toys designed for infants, has been making headlines with its new refund program for DVDs purchased between June 5, 2004 and September 4, 2009. Protesters of Baby Einstein see this as Disney’s admission that the DVDs do not, in fact, make your [...]

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