President Joe Biden said he will nominate attorney Jonathan Kanter to run the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. As a private attorney, Kanter represented companies — including News Corp. — in legal actions against tech giants including Google and Apple. As the White House statement notes, “Throughout his career, Kanter has also been a leading […]
Following oral arguments, Judge Joel Cohen denied as moot, without prejudice, the motion to appoint a temporary receiver for Foundry Literary.
This spring, agent Brooks Sherman filed a lawsuit against The Bent Agency and ceo Jenny Bent, alleging that they have refused to pay him commissions due. Sherman’s suit, filed in New York County on April 20, says that in April 2021 the agency “repudiated the commission obligation and failed to make a required periodic payment.” […]
The Supreme Court let stand a verdict in favor of publisher Simon & Schuster and author Guy Lawson’s Arms and the Dudes: How Three Stoners from Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History (the basis of the movie War Dogs). Albanian Shkelzen Berisha had sued for defamation, but lower courts found he was […]
Former Bonnier Books UK CEO Richard Johnson, fired in 2018 for what the company called gross misconduct, has now been found in contempt of court after threatening to release secret “evidence” against the company, the Bookseller reports. For months, Johnson failed to respond adequately to a January motion for injunctive relief after he threatened that […]
Following a conference with Judge Joel M. Cohen earlier this week, the lawsuits between former Foundry partners Peter McGuigan and Yfat Reiss Gendell are scheduled for a lengthy process of litigation. Without ruling yet on any of the preliminary motions, the court set a discovery process that will end in late November, with motions for […]