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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

Subway Surfers Collection of Children’s Data for Commercial Use Class Action

This class action is brought by the parents of children who played the game Subway Surfer via Smartphone apps. The complaint alleges that the game’s developers and partners embedded blocks of code in the game which extracted the children’s personally identifying information for commercial exploitation, a practice the complaint alleges is forbidden under the Children’s  Read more

Live Nation/Ticketmaster Postponed Concert No Ticket Refund Class Action

Janet Jackson scheduled her Unbreakable World Tour with concerts on about thirty dates, beginning in September 2015. In the complaint to this class action, plaintiff Tiana Adams says she bought two tickets to the January 16, 2016 show in Anaheim, CA through Vivid Seats, from Ticketmaster. Unfortunately, according to the complaint, the show was postponed—first  Read more