NBC Universal and Bravo Media claim The Weinstein Co. is trying to deprive them of rights to “Project Runway” by licensing the so-called reality show to Lifetime Networks, though the plaintiffs have paid millions for rights to it, in New York County Court.
Flo and Eddie Inc. claims it owns rights to pre-1972 “Turtles” hits, and K-Tel International and Dominion Entertainment pirated them and owe royalties on them, in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Upper Deck, the trading card company, owes more than $7 million for TV ads on the “Kiba” anime cartoon series in Japan, Aniplex claims in Las Vegas Federal Court.
Producer Ronald Haffkine says Capitol Records and EMI Music Group owe him money for work on “Dr. Hook Greatest Hits” and other Dr. Hook works, in Nashville Federal Court.
Image Entertainment claims Relativity Media breached contract by refusing to deliver films for home distribution, though Image provided financing. It claims Relativity took the money but granted distribution rights to competitors, including Lions Gate Films, in Los Angeles Superior Court.