Hollywood Docket: No Doubt vs. Activision; DirecTV, Dish settle; David Bergstein's mother

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Hollywood Docket: No Doubt vs. Activision; DirecTV, Dish settle; David Bergstein's mother

Fri Apr 16, 2010 @ 10:24AM PST
  • Activision has failed to convince a judge to toss a lawsuit filed by the rock band No Doubt over the company's use of band member avatars in the Band Hero video game. The game publisher tried to argue it was protected by the 1st Amendment. [LAT]
  • Jay-Z is suing Red Sox slugger David Ortiz for $5 million for opening a night club called Forty-Forty in the Dominican Republic that the rapper alleges violates the trademark on his own NY club, 40/40. For the record, Big Papi never had more than three steals in a season. [NYDN]
  • DirecTV and Dish Network have settled litigation over a Dish advertisement called "Why Pay More?," which the satellite competitor claimed was misleading. [MediaPost]
  • Mandalay Bay has joined the growing fraternity of creditors suing David Bergstein. The embattled film impresario is accused of using a southern California estate as collateral for a $950,000 credit at the casino, then fraudulently transferring the property to his mother. [Read the complaint
  • With law enforcement shying away from prosecuting marijuana growers and distributors, a number of broadcasters have been asked to run ads for pot. What are the risks of accepting these ads? [CommLawBlog]

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