Janon Fisher


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Oleg Cassini’s Widow Sues ‘Vanity Fair’ for Defamation

Digital

Oleg Cassini’s widow is blaming former friend Si Newhouse for errors in a Vanity Fair piece, according to a lawsuit filed recently in Manhattan Supreme Court.

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Jam War Spreads to Federal Court

Brand Marketing

A French jelly manufacturer says that J.M. Smucker’s has put them in a jam by stealing their customers with their new line of upmarket fruit preserves, according to a recent [...]

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TRA Files Suit Against WPP

Digital

International communications giant WPP used its position on the board of TRA Global, an upstart market research company, to filch proprietary information from the firm so it could become a [...]

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‘N.Y. Post’ Fires Reporter for Leaking

Digital

Readers weren't the only ones hurt by the New York Post’s newsstand price hike this week.

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Birthers Hold Press Conference to Announce Suit Against ‘Esquire’

Digital

WASHINGTON—“Birther” proponents continued to bang the drum against President Barack Obama Wednesday at the National Press Club in D.C. as they unveiled a $30 million defamation lawsuit against Esquire magazine [...]

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‘American Idol’ Lawsuit Tossed Out

TV / Video

A New York federal judge has kicked out a discrimination lawsuit against American Idol filed by a homosexual contestant who was told by the crew to “gay it up,” ruling [...]

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Associated Press Sues Syndication Service

Digital

Online “video snacking” syndication company, Grab Networks, is suffering a case of indigestion over a $3 million bill from the Associated Press that’s been left unpaid for nearly two years, [...]

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‘New York Post’ to Raise Newsstand Price

Digital

The New York Post is raising its newsstand price to 75 cents beginning Monday, according to sources at the newspaper.

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WPP Sues TRA Global Over Analysis System

Digital

Global communications giant WPP has fired off what appears to be a preemptive salvo against TRA Global, a company in which it invested, in a battle over proprietary methods of [...]

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Mother Murdoch Betrays Rupert

Digital

Rupert Murdoch got a dressing down by his 102-year-old mum this week when she went to a rival newspaper chain to undermine the pro-coal campaign taken up by his Australian [...]

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Lizzie Grubman Sued by Driver

Digital

Public relations diva Lizzie Grubman, who notoriously plowed her Mercedes SUV into a crowd of Hamptons party goers, is being sued by the man who has kept her away from [...]

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AOL Sues Bebo

Digital

Why does AOL find it so hard to say goodbye?

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The Black Keys Sue Agency Over Song

Brand Marketing

The popular blues-rock duo The Black Keys hammered New York agency Della Femina Rothschild Jeary & Partners with two separate federal lawsuits last week for using their hit song “

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Murdoch Paper Reports Fourth Murdoch Marriage

Digital

A cub reporter at one of Rupert Murdoch's Australian newspapers accidentally posted placeholder text announcing the publishing magnate's fourth marriage—in a "shotgun" ceremony, no less.

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Huey Newton Foundation Sues CafePress

Brand Marketing

The widow of Black Panther Party-co-founder Dr. Huey P. Newton is suing a California clothing company for $2 million for unauthorized use of his likeness.