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Oct 17, 2011

The lawsuit filed by an Iraq war veteran against the Oscar-winning film “The Hurt Locker” was recently dismissed by a federal judge, according to the Associated Press.

The AP reported that U.S. District Judge Jacqueline Nguyen’s ruling ended Sgt.

Oct 10, 2011

The trailer of the recently released Ryan Gosling movie "Drive" misled audiences into believing the film was a car chase flick in the spirit of The Fast and the Furious franchise, according to a lawsuit recently filed by a Michigan woman who not only wants her "Drive" ticket refunded, but wants the motion picture industry regulated to prevent similarly misleading previews in the future.

According to the lawsuit, the distribution company behind "Drive," FilmDistrict, purposely misled audiences by producing a trailer featuring action-packed car chase sequen

Sep 29, 2011

Two unpaid interns who worked on the film "Black Swan" recently filed suit against the movie's production studio, Fox Searchlight, alleging the company's internship practices violate labor laws.

Under federal law, for a position to qualify as an unpaid internship, it must include an educational component for the worker.

Sep 12, 2011

Scott McLean, an Australian stuntman who was severely injured while filming "The Hangover 2," recently filed a lawsuit against the movie's studio, Warner Bros., and stunt coordinator, Russell Solberg.

According to his suit, McLean was injured while acting as a stunt double for one of the film's stars, Ed Helms. The scene in question involved a high-speed chase in which Helms' character leans out a car window.

Sep 8, 2011

Summit Entertainment recently sued Tom Markson for trademark and copyright infringement, alleging Markson illegally associates his website with the Summit-produced series of hit vampire films based on Stephanie Meyer's Twilight novels.

Summit has been trying to block his website since sending Markson a cease-and-desist letter in April 2009, Reuters reports.

The homepage currently links to the Twilight books' Amazon page and to interviews with Twilight film actors.