Actor Charlie Sheen is reported to be nearing an agreement in his $100 million lawsuit against Warner Brothers over his termination from the "Two and a Half Men" sitcom. The case has been in private arbitration in an effort to end the litigation against the studio and Chuck Lorre, the co-creator of the show.
United Airlines and Continental Airlines were officially merged into one company last October 1. The merged company is now known as United. Since the merger was complete, the merged companies have been working on how to combine all their offered services and products as well as their business policies.
Netflix has been struggling to figure out how to continue to grow as a company while continuing to adapt to both new technologies and current customer needs. The company started as a DVD mailing service, but eventually incorporated online streaming of entertainment into its offerings. Initially, both sides of the business were connected, but now Netflix is rolling out changes that separate the two services. Netflix will continue to be the name of the streaming service, while the DVD mailing business will be named Qwikster.
A proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile is being challenged in court by antitrust regulators in the U.S. Department of Justice.
The start of the NBA season is currently in danger of being postponed as the players union and NBA owners fail to agree on a new employment contract. Expanded groups of players union representatives and representatives of the owners were gathered together around the bargaining table on Tuesday for a five-hour meeting, but no progress was made on the new contract.
Syl Johnson has sued Jay-Z and Kanye West for copyright infringement over their new track, "The Joy," which he says contains a sample from his 1967 song, "Different Strokes," that they did not seek permission to use. The song with the sample appears on the hip hop artists' new collaborative effort, "Watch the Throne."
It is not only opposition from T-Mobile customers that AT&T faces in its plan to merge with T-Mobile. The United States Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit on the grounds that the merger of the nation's second-largest wireless provider with the fourth-largest would hinder competition and cause consumer prices to rise.
Miles Davis was a legendary jazz trumpeter and band leader and the current owners of his trademarks do not want to see his legacy diluted. His trademark owners, which include two of his children and a nephew, sued a jazz club recently, saying that Miles' Cafe is infringing on Miles Davis's trademarks.
A proposed merger between communications giant AT&T and rival company T-Mobile is being challenged by antitrust regulators. The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit attempting to block the $39 billion dollar merger between the two companies.