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When your TV show becomes a huge success, why does it seem like everyone wants to get their hands on it? Fox is not happy that someone is trying to lay claim to the title of its hit new series, "Empire."

Fox is proactively suing Empire Distribution, Inc. to declare its rights to the title "Empire." Fox took the proactive step after Empire Distribution, Inc., a California record company, sent a demand letter accusing the television company of trademark infringement and trademark dilution. In its first demand, Empire Distribution wanted $8 million. Not wanting to give in to Empire Distributions' demands, Fox turned to the court asking for a declaratory judgment.

So, what's a declaratory judgment, and who has the better claim?

Apparently Justin Bieber's heartfelt apology did not mollify all the irate victims of his many shenanigans. Bieber's neighbor, Jeff Schwartz, whose house was previously egged by Bieber, is suing the naughty singer. This time, Schwartz is claiming unspecified damages for assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and trespass.

Specifically, the lawsuit claims that Bieber's bodyguard once taunted Schwartz, calling him "little Jew boy."

Does Schwartz really have a claim against Bieber for intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED)?

The jury in the lawsuit over Pharrell and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" found the song stole elements from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Now the duo owe Gaye's children $7.3 million in combined damages and a share of profits from the newer song.

The jury award is the largest in a copyright infringement case, and critics wonder if it might have a chilling effect on the way new music is created.

Smooth rock duo Hall & Oates are suing a Brooklyn food company that's selling "Haulin' Oats" granola, claiming it violates their trademark moniker.

Not only did Early Bird Foods name one of their six granola flavors after Daryl Hall and John Oates, but they offered a coupon code, "SayItIsntSo," after the rock and soul singers' 1983 hit song.

A federal judge has ruled that actor/comedian Louis C.K. failed to pay health and pension contributions related to his work on his TV show "Louie."

Those payments were supposed to go from Louis C.K. (the producer) to three motion-picture industry health and retirement benefit plans on behalf of Louis C.K. (the editor).

Because Louis C.K. wears so many hats to make "Louie," the circumstances are a bit convoluted. So let's see if we can suss out what's going on here, legally speaking.

The Internal Revenue Service filed $6.4 million tax lien against Robert De Niro in response to the actor's 2013 1040 filing.

The lien, filed three months ago, alleges the 71-year-old actor owes $6,410,449.20 to the IRS -- a sum possibly connected to his substantial real estate investments in New York City.

What happened on "How To Get Away With Murder" this week? Detective Lahey is in jail, thanks to some scheming by Annalise and Frank. As Wes delves deeper into the mystery of Rudy Walters, it's becoming clear that Lila's murder isn't so clear-cut after all.

In addition, the arrival of Annalise's mother opens up some old wounds and lets us know where Annalise gets her vengeful streak.

#HTGAWM in 140 Characters: Bonnie's in the big chair this week. Rudy isn't so crazy after all. Has Rebecca been playing us this whole time? Don't mess with Mama.

Well, that didn't take long: Sam's body turned up in the landfill, and now Hannah is on a quest to get everyone to think Annalise killed him (which they do). The investigation puts everyone a little on edge.

In the meantime, the gang has to defend a client who's accused of hiding drugs in a shipping container. Let's just say you shouldn't learn your Fourth Amendment law from this episode.

#HTGAWM Recap in 140 Characters: Everyone's getting a search warrant. And having a breakdown. (What happened to Rudy?) You can always frame Lahey! Annalise needs her mama.

What happened this week on "How To Get Away With Murder"? For starters, Annalise's sister-in-law comes to town and starts asking some difficult questions about Sam -- like where he is and why Annalise isn't out looking for him.

That's bad enough, but this week's client results in the biggest lawyer ethical mistake the show has made so far. That's right: Prosecutors hiding the ball and Annalise being an accessory after the fact to Sam's murder are nothing compared to this.

Before we get to the legal lies in this episode, here's your #HTGAWM Recap in 140 Characters: Sam's sister is snooping around. Just lie to her a lot. Christmas break was awful. Then we broke the ethics rules, but no one seems to care.

After going on Winter Break for two months, ABC's "How To Get Away With Murder" is back. The gang had to deal with the aftermath of #WhoKilledSam and figure out how to stop the trial of "Goth Girl" Rebecca before it started.

The episode ends with Annalise giving her class (remember them?) a hypothetical about exonerating accomplices to a murder. (Yes, that's a little close to home.) So what did the show get wrong about the law this time? First, here's a tweetable recap:

#HTGAWM in 140 Characters: Can the gang stop Rebecca's trial and lie about Sam's disappearance at the same time? Yes they can, with Annalise pulling the strings.