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Dec 23, 2011

A lawsuit was recently settled between ABC and a Japanese television network that alleged the show "Wipeout" was a rip-off of several Japanese game shows.

The Tokyo Broadcasting System sued ABC in late 2008 and recently settled for an undisclosed amount, according to Bloomberg.

The source reported that the Japanese television network contended that the obstacle-course game show on ABC resembled many shows which had appeared on its network in the past.

According to the lawsuit, "Wipeout" violated the copyrights of shows such as "Takeshi's

Nov 28, 2011

Classic Media recently filed a $1 million lawsuit against financial services firm J.G.

Nov 11, 2011

Producers from the hit Fox dance show "So You Think You Can Dance" recently settled a lawsuit with a man who calls himself the "Dance Doctor."

John Cassese filed the lawsuit against Fox Broadcasting, 19 Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions six years ago, alleging he and his partners registered a concept with the Writers Guild of America for a dance show called "So You Think You Can Dance" before the dance show first aired.

According to the lawsuit, Cassese and his writing partners developed the proposed show as a 60-minute elimination dance c

Nov 4, 2011

Former ESPN executive Keith Clinkscales has filed a lawsuit for defamation of character, alleging he's the target of a smear campaign launched by an employee he fired.

Clinkscales filed the lawsuit recently in Manhattan Criminal Court, contending former colleague Joan Lynch falsely accused him of sexual acts because he was promoted over her for the position of senior vice president of content development at ESPN.

Hours after the lawsuit was filed, Deadspin.com released a story that quoted an anonymous source, detailing an incident that allegedly occurred between Clinkscal

Oct 31, 2011

Alan Zanger, known for his photographs of celebrities, has filed a lawsuit against CBS, alleging the network used his photos on "The Insider" and "The Early Show" without his permission.

The photographs at issue are pictures of John Edwards' mistress Reille Hunter and their newborn child.

The lawsuit was filed in New York's Southern District Court recently, with Zanger saying that during Edwards' presidential run, CBS used Zanger's photographs without permission, infringing on his intellectual property rights.

In the lawsuit, Zange