Lizzo Knocks Out Copyright Co-Ownership Claim

Lizzo Knocks Out Copyright Co-Ownership Claim

By Steven T. Lowe / September 16, 2021

On April 27th, 2021, the Grammy-winning pop singer Lizzo claims about the copyright owner of the hit song “Truth Hurts” once and for all. Three unknown music artists accused Lizzo of refusing to acknowledge their role in creating her song “Truth Hurts.” Among other things, the artists Justin Raisen, Jeremiah Raisen, and Yves Rothman (the…

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Right-Wing News Network OAN Must Pay Attorney Fees to Rachel Maddow and MSNBC

By Steven T. Lowe / May 25, 2021

On or about February 5, 2021, right-wing news organization OAN was ordered to pay Defendants Rachel Maddow and MSNBC approximately $250,000 in attorney’s fees. In this case, OAN filed a defamation claim against Rachel Maddow and MSNBC after the news anchor stated on air that OAN “literally is paid Russian propaganda.” In response, the Defendants…

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Astronomer’s False Endorsement Claim Against Mattel, American Girl Will Move Forward

By Steven T. Lowe / May 14, 2021

Lucianne Walkowicz, an accomplished astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, filed suit against Mattel and its American Girl brand alleging that the companies stole their likeness to create an astronaut doll named “Luciana Vega.” On Thursday, February 11, 2021, a Wisconsin federal judge trimmed the suit down to a false endorsement claim. A false…

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Tattoo Artist Granted Summary Judgment on Copyright Infringement Claim Against WWE

By Steven T. Lowe / January 6, 2021

On September 26, 2020, Judge Yandle for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois granted tattoo artist Catherine Alexander’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment in her copyright infringement lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (“WWE”) and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (“Take-Two”). Alexander claimed WWE and Take-Two copied the tattoos she inked…

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