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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 28, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Major Hollywood studios get victory over “Family-Friendly” DVD service that strips films of objectionable content.

Judge orders shutdown of TV streaming site, despite periodic statutory licensing payments.

France becomes destination of choice for celebrities looking to forum shop for plaintiff-friendly defamation laws.

Law firm [...]

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The End of Scientology?

On November 3, 2009 By Kate Kliebert

A French court last Tuesday convicted the Church of Scientology and six of its leaders of organized fraud. The church intends to appeal, labeling the judgment a “modern inquisition” and a threat to freedom of religion in France. A former Scientology official testified against the church, calling it “a church built [...]

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Critically acclaimed film director Roman Polanski, whose most famous films include Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown, and The Pianist, has not had an easy life. Born in Paris, France in 1933, his family moved to Krakow, Poland a few years before World War II began. Polanski managed to escape [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On June 14, 2009 By JETLaw

Because we don’t all have time for that morning newspaper…

– Despite active turnstiles in 2008, Six Flags declares Chapter 11 reorganization to shed $1.8 billion in debt.

– After cheeky encounter with the Today Show’s Ann Curry, actor Brad Pitt adds “no paws” clause to contract for future interviews.

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