The first key ruling in a case targeting the Beasties for alleged illegal sampling on early albums License to Ill and Paul's Boutique came down on Tuesday, and it's a partial win for the seminal hop hop group.
A federal judge in Los Angeles nixed a bid by DC Comics and its lawyers at O'Melveny & Myers to sanction prominent entertainment attorney Marc Toberoff for alleged discovery violations in their court battle over the rights to Superman.
In the two years since self-styled billionaire media mogul Alki David lobbed copyright claims against CNET and CBS Interactive, both David and his original lawyers at Quinn Emmanuel have dropped out of the effort. Despite their withdrawals, the case is still chugging along--but not for much longer, if CBS's lawyers at Fenwick & West and Kendall Brill & Klieger get their way.
Days before Warner Brothers's film adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit hits theaters, the studio and its lawyers at Jenner & Block have halted the release of an unrelated film that was poised to cash in on the dwarves-and-dragons blockbuster.