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AppleInsider.com writes Lodsys, a company that has been suing app makers over alleged licensing fees since 2011, is now suing Disney claiming they've wrongfully infringed on one of their patents.
The creative team behind the 1990s hit sitcom Home Improvement is suing Disney claiming the company has failed to properly exploit the property resulting in millions in loss revenue.
According to IPBrief.net, a federal appeals court on December 21 ruled in favor of Disney in their decades long lawsuit with the Slesinger family over control of the Winnie the Pooh franchise. This could be the final ruling on the case.
Business Week writes Disney is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a $319 million judgement won two years ago by the U.K. creators of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
Stan Lee Media, Inc.claims they own the characters created by Stan Lee including most of The Avengers, and they are entitled to the profits Disney has made from them.
The Holywood Reporter writes a federal judge has dismissed a copyright lawsuit claiming that Disney stole the idea behind its direct-to-DVD movies about a dog who helps Santa Claus save Christmas.
Disney / Marvel has announced the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One Box Set has been delayed until Spring. It was originally to be released later this month and speculation is the release was delayed due to a lawsuit over the box set's case's resemblence to a real brief case.
A while back we reported Disney / Marvel was being sued by Rimowa because the briefcase used as a case for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One Collector's Set was their Topas attache case. Now BleedingCool.com is reporting Amazon is no longer taking preorders for the item and the description has been changed to no longer mention the briefcase. In addition, some purchasers have received notification of a delay with its delivery.
Government regulators are investigating whether a vintage air conditioning system at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank played a role in contaminating groundwater with chromium 6, a cancer-causing heavy metal widely used in aerospace manufacturing and other industries.
Deadline.com reports on the history and status of a lawsuit against Marvel claiming racism by the head of the company and now Disney's second largest shareholder, Ike Perlmutter.
MovieFone.com has a very intreresting article detailing lawsuits between Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich and Marvel / Disney over ownership of the character.
According to Reuters, the Walt Disney Company was hit with a sexual-assault lawsuit Tuesday, by a woman who claimed she was spanked against her will and kissed inappropriately during a taping of the Disney Channel's "Good Luck Charlie."
Marvel Entertainment owns the rights to the Incredible Hulk and X-Men comic book characters a federal judge ruled against the heirs of the their co-creator Jack Kirby.
TheSmokinGun.com reports a lawsuit by a Pennsylvania woman against Disney alledging Donald Duck had groped her has been settled...
The Pennsylvania woman who alleged that she was fondled by Donald Duck during a visit to Epcot Center in Florida has settled her lawsuit against Disney, federal court records show. ..... The court filings do not disclose settlement terms, which presumably included a payment to Magolon, a 28-year-old Upper Darby resident. ... Magolon contended that her fondling at the puffy hands of the cartoon character caused her to suffer “severe physical injury, emotional anguish and distress including, but not limited to post-traumatic stress disorder.”
Isn't it funny how often it's still call "Epcot Center" all these years later?
The Hollywood Reporter writes about the ongoing legal battle between comic book genius Stan Lee and the company Stan Lee Media Inc. over who holds the rights to Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and other valuable Marvel characters.
A federal jury in Riverside, CA awarded the creator of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" nearly $269.2 million in damages from Disney that it claims they were owed from the profits.
After a six year legal battle the trial between Disney and producer Celador over profits from the hit game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire has gone to a jury.
The Orlando Sentinel reports a judge has ruled for Disney in a case in which a Philadelphia man claimed Disney's Tower of Terror caused his stroke in 1998.
A New York Times Op-Ed laughs at the recent lawsuit granting refunds for people who purchased Baby Einstein videos thinking it would make their children smarter. The column satirically looks at other potential lawsuits Disney could be subject to based on their false claims.
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