Anschutz Entertainment Group Arena Booking Ozzy Osbourne Antitrust Class Action

“London’s most essential large concert venue” is the O2 Arena, selling fifty percent more tickets in 2016 than any other arena-sized venue in the world. Why, then, has rock star Ozzy Osbourne filed a class action relating to it? Because, the complaint says, Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. (AEG) requires that artists who book the O2  Read more

O2 Arena in London

James Bond Movie Boxed Set Settlement

Metro-Goldwyn Studios, Inc. (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC have agreed to settle a class action alleging that they did not properly label certain boxed sets of James Bond movies.   Read more

TouchTunes Music Jukebox Settlement

TouchTunes provides digital jukebox services and also runs a mobile app that allows user to buy credits to play songs on its digital jukeboxes. However, other persons, such as the staff at the location of the digital jukebox, may use a remote control to skip songs that users have requested, and the complaint alleges that  Read more

AMC Entertainment Omissions on Theater Acquisitions Securities Class Action

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. recently completed a series of acquisitions that make it the world’s largest chain of movie theaters, with theaters in the US, the UK, and Europe. The complaint for this class action alleges that AMC’s public filings contained omissions and misleading statements that violated either the 1933 Securities Act or the 1934  Read more

Twentieth Century Fox Movie Profit Participation Settlement

A settlement has been reached to resolve a class action alleging that Twentieth Century Fox did not properly pay profit participants for revenues received from the home use of certain motion pictures. Profit participants include producers, writers, directors, and actors in major roles. The uses included the sale of home videos (physical copies such as  Read more

Sony PlayStation PS3 “Other OS” Second Settlement

Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC will pay $3,750,000 to settle a class action brought by owners of PlayStation 3 Fat model consoles. The complaint claims that when the owners installed an update, they lost the “Other OS” functionality that enabled the consoles to run Linux and other platforms. (Note that there was a previous settlement  Read more

Spotify Music Copyright Violation Settlement

Spotify has agreed to pay more than $43 million to settle a class action alleging that it made artists’ music available without a license. Spotify gives users on-demand access to digital music, and the complaint alleges that the company made certain compositions available for streaming or download without a license to do so, infringing on  Read more

Sony Pictures Entertainment Home Video Settlement

Sony Pictures Entertainment is settling a class action alleging that it did not properly calculate amounts due to profit participants (such as producers, directors, and actors) related to revenues for home viewing, where contracts did not expressly specify the calculation of such revenues. These include Home Video Revenue (from sales of physical copies of movies,  Read more

Showtime Defective Live Stream of Mayweather Fight California Class Action

The Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) event on August 26, 2017 was billed as a “superfight” between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, along with three additional fights. Viewers could see it through cable TV and satellite providers or through apps using live online streaming. However, according to the complaint, because of high traffic, many with the live  Read more

Apps on Apple iDevices Contact Data Collection Settlement

This settlement resolves several cases brought against companies that developed apps for Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. The complaints allege that versions of the Foodspotting, Foursquare, Gowalla, Instagram, Kik, Path, Twitter, and Yelp apps collected contact data from users’ devices, and that this was an invasion of privacy. They also allege that Apple  Read more