HarperCollins demands $86,000 from Michael Jon Anderson, claiming he failed to deliver on time the book, "I Am Going to Write: The Life and Times of Lorraine Hansberry," or to return the advance, in New York County Court. (Hansberry is best known for her play, "A Raisin in the Sun.")
Lions Gate Films claims Image Entertainment conspired to interfere with its contract for home video distribution of ThinkFilm's movie, "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Frank Boye demands $1 million from Sotheby's, claiming it delivered to the wrong person two paintings, by Paul Fisher and P.S. Kroyer, in New York County Court.
Maxwood Music claims it owns half of the hit song, "B.Y.O.B.," and sued Malakian Publishing, Daron Malakian, Serj Tankjian, and Shattered Mirrors Publishing for this, in Manhattan Federal Court.
In The Forest claims Thinkfilm agreed to distribute its movie, "Zoo," for a minimum fee of $175,000, then copied and distributed it but paid only $50,000 and refuses to return the film and the copies, In The Forest claims in Seattle Federal Court.
Neil Stratton claims Nick Logan and Pineapple Productions cheated him of wages for his work as executive director of the 2008 Hula Bowl All-Star Football Game, in Houston Federal Court.
Editrice Quadratum and Quadratum Publishing USA claim in New York County Court that these defendants owe $1.1 million from magazine and ad revenue: Paolo Villoresi PC, Publishing Company Inc., Italian Culinary Institute, and Ariston US Connection.
Read the Top 8
Sign up for the Top 8, a roundup of the day's top stories delivered directly to your inbox Monday through Friday.