Beats must make its plea for attorneys fees from Monster LLC before a jury, not a judge, a California appellate court ruled Wednesday. This legal fight began in the fall of 2015, when Monster, an audio equipment company not to be confused with the energy drink of the same name, and its founder Noel Lee sued Beats Electronics.
Warner Bros. won't be scared by a big-ticket lawsuit claiming its Conjuring franchise infringes on an author's rights to the tales of two paranormal investigators. George Brittle says the horror movie franchise infringes on his 1980 book The Demonologist, which tells the stories of Ed and Lorraine Warren. He sued Warners and New Line in November, and filed a more than 300-page amended complaint in March that upped his damages claim to $900 million.
CBS chairman Leslie Moonves may not be dragged into the legal drama surrounding Sumner Redstone, as a California judge tentatively granted a motion to quash a subpoena served to him. The 93-year-old media mogul is suing two of his former companions for elder abuse, both of whom are also currently suing his daughter Shari Redstone for interfering with their inheritances — and now his business activities may be scrutinized but Moonves could still dodge the fray.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".