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A former Philadelphia police officer has sued claiming she was defamed in a documentary about rapper Meek Mill’s high-profile clashes with the city’s legal system. Ex-police officer Sequeta Williams filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging she was defamed in an episode of Free Meek, the documentary series that was made available on Amazon Prime last year. The complaint lists Amazon, Jay-Z and his entertainment company Roc Nation, rapper Meek Mill (a/k/a Robert Rihmeek Williams) and Rolling Stone publisher Wenner Media as defendants. Williams v. Williams, 2:2020cv00122 (E.D.Pa.).
By Stan Soocher
This article is Part One of a two-part article. Part Two will appear in our March 2020 issue.
This article examines the Copyright Directive and music-industry structure issues through the lens of Sweden, which has both a robust music business and a strong technology sector, two divergent perspectives in the development of the directive.
By Sue Reisinger
Two Major League Baseball in-house lawyers, both former prosecutors, led the investigation into the Houston Astros cheating scandal.
By Greg Land and Katheryn Hayes Tucker
A Gwinnett County, GA, jury awarded $8.6 million to the family of a stuntman killed during the production of a Walking Dead TV-series episode in 2017.
By Stan Soocher
California Court of Appeal Finds Film Producer’s Anti-SLAPP Free Speech Argument Is Valid Against Lawsuit By Investor
No Implied Covenant to File Song Cue Sheets for Foreign Broadcast