Film’s Failure Exposed

A doomed movie

Eva Green, known for her characters in Casino Royale, Dark Shadows, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is now starring in a new lawsuit against White Lantern Films and SMC Speciality Finance.  In response to the failed production of the proposed movie, A Patriot, Green is suing for $1 million in damages.  The defendant has filed a counterclaim and contends that the actress breached her contract and forced unrealistic demands that were difficult to provide.  The production company claims that Green did not intend to move forward with filming, which was to begin in 2019. Continue reading

That’s the Ticket

Is it worth the price?

Following a Taylor Swift ticket sale meltdown in November, certain legislators are turning their focus to concert ticket competition.  Specifically, they are considering the statistic that 70% of tickets sold for concert venues in the United States are distributed through Ticketmaster, an exclusively online company that merged with the comparable service Live Nation in 2010.  Legislators argue that the company maintains a strong monopoly of the ticket sale market, making it difficult for consumers to evaluate additional competitive offers or options.  As a business that reaches at least 30 countries, Ticketmaster processes 500 million ticket sale transactions each year.  Continue reading

Stars Face Reality

Cell for celebrities

Todd and Julie Chrisley have joined the roster of reality stars that have faced fraud-related legal troubles.  Following a November court date, the married couple was ordered to serve a combined sentence of almost 20 years in prison.  Their shared list of charges includes conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States.  While Julie will serve a seven-year sentence in Kentucky, Todd has been sentenced to twelve years in a Pensacola, FL facility.  In one of his recent podcasts, Todd admitted that their legal counsel has already filed the necessary paperwork to appeal the conviction.  Continue reading

New Lawsuit Fires Up

Distilling a class action

Those who consume the occasional alcoholic beverage may or may not have noticed that the mini bottles sold under the Fireball Cinnamon label do not contain whisky.  While the specific word “whisky” is not displayed on the product name, it may be assumed that the product is comparable, arguably identical to the larger variety Fireball Cinnamon Whisky bottle.  In response to the apparent deceptiveness, plaintiff Anna Marquez has filed a class action lawsuit against the US-based manufacturer, Sazerac Co. Inc.  In addition to damages, Marquez is also requesting a jury trial and injunction relief.     Continue reading

Studio Delivers a False Ad

Actress didn’t make the cut

A judge has ruled that despite free speech protections, based on a commercial factor, movie studios could be held liable for releasing content in previews or trailers that do not later display on the big screen. The ruling leaves the right to sue in the hands of fans. Aside from providing moviegoers with a heartfelt comedy for the ages, the 2019 film, Yesterday, also produced a trailer that featured actress, Ana de Armas, in the role of a potential love interest. The actress, who stars in Knives Out and Blonde, delivered a strong performance that is now included as a deleted scene in Yesterday. Continue reading