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Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Bill Paxton's family files wrongful-death lawsuit against his surgeon and hospital
The former Big Love star died a year ago this month as a result of a "maverick" operation, and his family says they weren't properly informed about the risks. The lawsuit targets the doctor and Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 1:51PM EST
Jerry Seinfeld sued over Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Producer Christian Charles alleges that he originally pitched the web series to Seinfeld in 2002. He says they even filmed a pilot, but Seinfeld ended up making the show without him. Asked to respond, Seinfeld's attorney said Charles "concocted this claim" and "we are confident that this shakedown lawsuit will go nowhere." ALSO: Seinfeld unveils the first look at Ellen DeGeneres' Comedians in Cars episode.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 1:51PM EST
American Horror Story Season 1 homeowners bring their "House of Horrors" story to CBS This Morning
A CBS News correspondent broadcast live before dawn this morning from the Los Angeles house used in Season 1 of the Ryan Murphy series. In the news report, the homeowners reiterated their claim that they had no idea what they were getting into when they purchased the house, which has become a tourist magnet. They are suing the former homeowners and their real estate brokers.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 6:30PM EST
Catt Sadler may sue over her E! pay dispute
Sadler hinted she's contemplating legal action in an interview with fellow E! News alum Maria Menounos. “By the way," she said, "there is something called the equality — the pay act … it is unlawful to discriminate, it is sexual discrimination, so you better believe that people are going to say on record what protects them in a certain, particular instance,” she said.
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 7:04PM EST
Natalee Holloway’s mom sues Oxygen for $35 million, calling the The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway a “hoax”
Elizabeth Holloway alleges that the six-part series on her missing daughter that aired last year was a “pre-planned hoax” filled with “lies.”
Posted Saturday 2/03/18 at 12:50AM EST
Pop accused of gender and age discrimination, sexual harassment
A former Pop executive who complained about workplace harassment and a preference for supervisors under 40 is suing the former TV Guide Network.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 3:15AM EST
Chuck Norris files a $30 million lawsuit over Walker, Texas Ranger profits
Norris’ breach-of-contract lawsuit against CBS and Sony TV claims he wasn’t paid the agreed-upon profits for his hit 1990s series. CBS and Sony have yet to comment on the lawsuit.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 2:09PM EST
Mark Salling’s victims won’t likely receive the restitution he agreed to as part of his plea deal
The Glee alum had agreed to pay his victims in his child pornography case $50,000 each as part of his plea agreement. However, the plea deal was to be enacted as part of his final sentencing, which won’t take place, as TMZ reports. His victims’ only recourse now is to sue his estate for damages.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
NFL Network accused of victim-blaming in response to sexual harassment lawsuit
The NFL-owned network is asking that the lawsuit filed by former wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor against several NFL Network on-air personalities be thrown out, saying that the “alleged conduct” she complained about “was approved, consented to, authorized and/or ratified by Plaintiff through her actions, omissions, and course of conduct.” As Deadspin’s Patrick Redford notes, the NFL Network is dismissing her alleged harassment while saying she was asking for it. “They also claimed that it was her fault and that she actually caused the harassment,” says Redford.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 3:37PM EST
Questlove calls former Tonight Show camera operators’ racism allegation “ridiculous” and “disrespectful”
“Questlove denies the ridiculous allegations made in this lawsuit,” said a statement released to The Wrap on behalf of The Tonight Show bandleader. “Racism is REAL and exists throughout the world and for these gentlemen to claim victim is not only disrespectful to Questlove and his band mates, but to all that truly endure racism on a daily basis…As NBC already stated, the decisions made regarding these employees were made by NBC, alone.”
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
NBC denies ex-Tonight Show camera operators’ claim that Questlove got them fired over a racist text
“The decision about these plaintiffs was the company’s alone,” NBC said in a statement responding to the lawsuit by the two camera operators, who allege they were fired “because they are Caucasian.”
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 4:39PM EST
Two white former Tonight Show camera operators sue NBC claiming Questlove had them fired over a racist text
The two camera operators are suing NBC claiming that they were suspended and subsequently fired after a stagehand sent them “an unsolicited racist and misogynist text message.” Even though they say they reported the text, the camera operators allege that Questlove “pressured NBC to fire all of the Caucasian employees involved in the incident.” They are each seeking a million dollars in damages.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 1:23PM EST
The Walking Dead hit with a wrongful death lawsuit over stuntman John Bernecker’s death
Bernecker’s mom, Susan Bernecker, had vowed to “seek justice" before filing suit. Her lawsuit filing asserts that “the production of Season 8 of The Walking Dead, like seasons before it, had an emphasis on keeping production budgets low and profits high.”
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 11:08PM EST
The Walking Dead production company ordered to pay the maximum fine of $12,675 over a stuntman’s death
U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in responding to stuntman John Bernecker’s death, cited Stewart Films for “failing to protect employees from fall hazards while filming the television show, The Walking Dead.”
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 10:49PM EST
NBC sued after rejecting an audience member from The Voice whom Michelle Obama invited
Greg Duncan says he was one of the veterans invited by the then-first lady to a special May 2016 taping of the NBC reality show. But despite going through two security screenings, he wasn’t allowed in the taping because he says he resembled another person that the Secret Service had barred.