Suits and Litigation (Civil)

HBO Film Revives Lurid Claims, Imperiling Thriving Michael Jackson Estate

Mr. Jackson died deep in debt. Now his estate is worth billions. Will the new film, “Leaving Neverland,” focused on two men’s accounts of sexual abuse, damage his posthumous career?

Legal Threats From Broadway’s ‘Mockingbird’ Sink Productions Around the Country

Some community theaters have canceled productions of the play after receiving legal warnings that theirs cannot go on at the same time as the one in New York.

Public Theater Sues Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel, Alleging Trademark Violation

The lawsuit claims that by introducing entertainment like musical performances and theater, the Public hotel on the Lower East Side is sowing confusion.

Carlton Dance Not Eligible for Copyright, Government Says

Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has sued video game makers saying they are stealing a dance he created.