BuzzFeed Sued for Naming Tech CEO in Story About Trump’s Alleged Russian Ties
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BuzzFeed Sued for Naming Tech CEO in Story About Trump’s Alleged Russian Ties

[By: Ashley Cullins] The suit calls the BuzzFeed story “one of the most reckless and irresponsible moments in modern ‘journalism.’ ” Read full complaint here. A Cyprus-based tech CEO is suing BuzzFeed for defamation, after he and his company were named in an unverified document that was attached to a story about President Donald Trump’s…

Star Trek’ Fan Film Dispute Goes to Jury Trial in Big Ruling
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Star Trek’ Fan Film Dispute Goes to Jury Trial in Big Ruling

[By: Eriq Gardner] A judge rules that the “Axanar” production company can’t claim fair use. But a jury will decide the question of subjective substantial similarity. Paramount Pictures and CBS have scored major successes in their copyright lawsuit over Axanar, a 20-minute YouTube video and a proposed feature-length version touted as a professional-quality Star Trek…

Red Granite Free of ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Racketeering Lawsuit
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Red Granite Free of ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Racketeering Lawsuit

Why plaintiffs dropped the suit remains unknown. Red Granite Pictures may still be under investigation by the federal government, but the company has one less legal nightmare to worry about now that a civil racketeering lawsuit has been dropped. Two Malaysian citizens spearheaded a putative class action against the company, along with principals Riza Aziz…