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Regulatory Review of Proposed NBC-Comcast Deal Begins

On February 10, 2010 By

The pending deal between NBC Universal and Comcast has found an unlikely opponent in former NBC-funnyman-turned-Senator, Al Franken (D-Minn.).

As we reported in December 2009, the joint venture agreement would leave Comcast owning 51 percent and G.E. owning 49 percent of NBC Universal. However, it seems predictions that the merger would face Continue Reading

Conan Gets $32.5 Million, But No Triumph

On January 28, 2010 By

Conan O’Brien and NBC Universal finally reached an agreement that will allow the talk show host to depart The Tonight Show. The fate of a number of beloved characters created by the comedian and his staff, however, is less certain.

NBC agreed to a deal under which O’Brien is to receive $32.5 million for the […]

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Can Conan Abide by His Exit Agreement?

On January 27, 2010 By

Late last year, in a move that at the time was billed as innovative and cost-effective, NBC moved former The Tonight Show (Tonight) host Jay Leno to the 10 p.m. time slot (he was previously in the 11:30 time slot), abandoning all scripted primetime dramas and creating The Jay Leno Show. The […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On January 25, 2010 By

In the news . . .

Judge reduces jury verdict against Jammie Thomas-Rasset by 97%.

Pope encourages use of new media.

Severance packages, the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction,” and Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog: Final week of The Tonight Show raises interesting contract and intellectual property issues.

Actress […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On January 18, 2010 By

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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Contrary to what many pessimistic job seekers are saying, there is still work out there for M&A lawyers.

Last Thursday, Comcast and General Electric announced a joint venture where Comcast will own 51% of NBC Universal (NBCU). According to Am Law Daily, this deal has been in the works for about […]

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In September 2008, NBC, owner of Bravo, was granted a preliminary injunction against the Weinstein Company, creator and owner of Project Runway, stopping the show’s move from Bravo to Lifetime. The Weinstein Company had signed a deal moving Project Runway to Lifetime without offering NBC a last opportunity to match the […]

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Sixth Season of Project Runway Stalled for Takeoff

On September 30, 2008 By

On Friday, September 26, 2008, a New York State Supreme Court judge granted NBC Universal (NBC) a preliminary injunction against the Weinstein Company, the creator of the Project Runway series, preventing NBC from promoting, marketing, or exhibiting the hit cable reality show until further notice.


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