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Netflix and “Stranger Things” creators Matt and Ross Duffer are being sued for copyright infringement and unspecified damages by Irish Rover Entertainment. The plaintiff claims concept artist Aaron Kennedy worked on their project and for “Stranger Things” and copied several elements of their screenplay, “Totem,” including “plot, sequence, characters, theme, dialogue, mood, and setting, as...
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Rapper B.o.B., Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., is being sued by his former managers, Round Hill Music and Artists Rights Management, for $3 million in unpaid royalties. Currently, an independent artist, B.o.B., “allegedly violated a deal with the companies after refusing to hand over royalties for public performances from some of his tracks dating back to...
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“Game of Thrones” stuntwoman Casey Michaels is suing Fire & Blood Productions, the HBO-owned U.K. subsidiary, for $5M, over a “serious fracture-dislocation to her left ankle” during the final season of “Game of Thrones” in 2018. Michaels claims the injury came when she was instructed to “walk off a 12-foot high roof as if unaware of...
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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) faces 60 lawsuits over its Covid-19 relief program, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, for promoters, movie theatres, talent agencies, and other cultural centers that could prove they lost 90% of revenues during the pandemic. Filed lawsuits came from business owners who said their requests were denied, albeit meeting the eligibility...
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