Filing a claim for defamation (a charge that another person has unjustly injured one's reputation) can be a relatively straightforward matter for most people.
You've likely heard of Bill O'Reilly.
After a three-year battle, New Zealand’s high court recently ruled in rapper Eminem’s favor in his copyright infringement suit against the country’s National party. Eminem’s publisher was awarded NZ$600,000 (roughly over US$400,000) in damages.
Putting it in a way that even a child could easily understand, some aggrieved parties are merely asking a bigger playmate to share the toys.
Ultimately, a federal jury in a Los Angeles courtroom sided with the story told by the executor for the estate of Elaine Steinbeck, the deceased third wife of famed American author John Steinbeck, in a prolonged legal dispute pitting the estate against Steinbeck's son and daughter-in law.
Ironically, what is presently playing out in the California courts regarding differing opinions relevant to a highly popular television miniseries could ultimately make for a story even more riveting than that Hollywood product itself.
Most people who have followed pop megastar Madonna's storied and decades-long career know that she is, well, a material girl.
What does a proven entertainment lawyer focus upon in client representation involving objectionable Internet posts, comments or other communications?
"There was never a rivalry like theirs. For nearly a half a century, they hated each other, and we loved them for it," says Olivia de Havilland's character in the FX cable pseudo-documentary "Feud: Bette and Joan."
People who are not employed inside the entertainment industry -- let's just say lay persons who don't command any specialized knowledge of what it takes to create a film or television program and who simply enjoy engaging with the medium -- would undoubtedly be surprised , if not stunned, by how complex it can be.