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Dec 27, 2011

Following a successful release in 2011 that resulted in close to $600 million in gross earnings, "The Hangover" sequel is facing another lawsuit.

After dodging two suits filed not long after the film was released, the comedy is now facing a suit from luxury clothing designer Louis Vuitton.

The French designer filed the lawsuit recently in New York federal court, alleging that the Louis Vuitton bag used in "The Hangover Part II" was a counterfeit and the clothing company didn't give permission for its name or product to be used in the movie.

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Dec 12, 2011

James Cameron is being sued by a former worker with the director's production company, who alleges he came up with the concept that became the Cameron-directed blockbuster "Avatar."

Eric Ryder filed the lawsuit recently in L.A.

Nov 28, 2011

A lawsuit was recently filed against Lionsgate Films in Los Angeles Superior Court by a consulting firm that alleges it wasn't compensated for helping to secure Nicole Kidman's Oscar nomination for the film "Rabbit Hole."

According to the lawsuit filed by GBB Consulting, the company provided Lionsgate with logistical services with the goal of obtaining awards, including Academy Awards, for the film company's theatrical releases in 2010.

According to its suit, GBB was to receive $12,000 a month through the end of February 2011, in addition to $5,000 for e

Nov 9, 2011

A director who was fired from the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has filed a lawsuit against the show's producers.

Julie Taymor is alleging the producers violated her creative rights and that she was not compensated for the work she put into the musical, which was touted as the most expensive in Broadway history.

The lawsuit was filed recently in federal court in New York by Taymor, who had not only been the director, but was the co-author of the musical's book.

The director was fired in March after multiple accidents, delays and c

Oct 20, 2011

Producer John Singleton is suing Paramount Pictures and MTV Films for allegedly not delivering on their agreement to green light two of Singleton's films.

Singleton, who's known for producing films such as "Boyz n the Hood" and "Baby Boy," alleged that he gave the two companies the right to make untold millions by distributing the Oscar-winning film "Hustle and Flow."

In the lawsuit, Singleton says he gave Paramount the rights to distribute "Hustle and Flow," which won an Oscar for best song in 2005, for $9 million.