Fellowship of the Ring v. “Hollywood Accounting”

J.R.R. Tolkien Trust Sues New Line Cinema for Portion of ‘Lord of the Rings’ Profits

Tolkien Trust v. New Line Cinema Corp.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Trust Sues New Line CinemaOver ‘Lord of the Rings’ ProfitsFebruary 11, 2008

The trust that manages the estate of J.R.R. Tolkein’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and intellectual property sued New Line Cinema, the Hollywood studio that obtained the rights to produce films based upon his works.

The trust slams New Line, alleging that it’s been “engag[ing] in the infamous practice of ‘Hollywood accounting’ by using various ‘bookkeeping’ devices to delay paying Tolkien’s trust.

Women Lawyers–Back on Track

Women Lawyers–Back on Track

The ubiquitous Nicole Black has another very interesting blawg. Her goal is to provide women lawyers with resources and information about the legal field and to explore how they do/can happily and successfully fit into it.

To that end she’ll be aggregating articles relating to women in the legal profession and will provide a weekly round up of relevant and interesting posts from the legal blogosphere as well.

Nicole will post her own commentary on issues surrounding women lawyers in the form of a video blog (vlog) once each week.

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Hat Tip to LegalEase Blog.