VidAngel complies with injunction order, removes all movies from service
201612.30
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VidAngel complies with injunction order, removes all movies from service

[By: Kurt Hanson] The popular Provo-based video filtering service, VidAngel, has removed all movies from its service as a part of a preliminary injunction in a suit brought against it by major movie studios. VidAngel is a filtering service, similar to ClearPlay, which allows VidAngel customers to rent movies and filter content, such as vulgarity,…

Families of Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Victims File First Lawsuits
201612.28
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Families of Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Victims File First Lawsuits

[By Daniel Kreps] “It’s really horrific, irresponsible actions and inactions on the part of this building owner, those associated with event and the city,” lawyer says. The families of two victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire have filed the first lawsuits following the tragic blaze that killed 36 people. Oakland Fire Warehouse Attendees…

VERSACE SUED SECRET ‘CODE’ FOR BLACK CUSTOMERS
201612.28
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VERSACE SUED SECRET ‘CODE’ FOR BLACK CUSTOMERS

[TMZ] VERSACE SUED – SECRET ‘CODE’ FOR BLACK CUSTOMERS… Fired Employee Claims Versace secretly alerts staffers when an African-American person enters the store … according to an ex-employee who claims the company also dissed his fashion sense and then canned him. The man worked in a Bay Area store, and in a lawsuit says a manager…

Europol Seizes Over 4,500 Websites Selling Counterfeit Products
201612.27
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Europol Seizes Over 4,500 Websites Selling Counterfeit Products

[BY: MARITZA SANTILLAN] Europe’s law enforcement agency Europol announced on Monday it seized more than 4,500 websites illegally selling fake products to consumers online. In a late November 2016 press release, the agency said the successful operation involved the participation of law enforcement authorities from 27 countries, anti-counterfeiting associations and brand owner representatives. Called Operation In our…

Amazon files its first-ever lawsuits against alleged sellers of counterfeit goods
201612.27
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Amazon files its first-ever lawsuits against alleged sellers of counterfeit goods

[By: Todd Bishop] Amazon filed two lawsuits against online sellers alleged to have illegally offered counterfeit goods through its vast e-commerce platform. The suits, filed in King County Superior Court in Seattle, are believed to be the first time Amazon has sued third-party sellers over the alleged sale of counterfeit goods on its site. In…

Ohio governor signs ‘campus carry’ bill into law
201612.27
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Ohio governor signs ‘campus carry’ bill into law

[By: Autumn Callan] Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed the “campus carry” bill into law . Senate Bill 199, one of 17 bills Kasich signed Monday, makes it legal to carry concealed weapons at daycare facilities and onto college campuses. College boards will have to vote to permit concealed weapons, but child care centers must…

Hollywood’s Top 10 Nearly Incredible Lawsuits from 2016
201612.23
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Hollywood’s Top 10 Nearly Incredible Lawsuits from 2016

[By: Eriq Gardner] From Donald Trump suing the New York Times over allegations of inappropriate touching to Trump suing the New York Times over disclosing tax returns, this has been a wild and unpredictable year. Every year for the past decade, The Hollywood Reporter has picked its top legal disputes from the entertainment and media industry….