Case Still Not Closed on ‘Nipplegate’ Incident
Legal battles famously have a way of dragging on, but in the case of the ongoing tussle over Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl, it’s getting a little ridiculous. Yes, that was six years ago. No, the involved parties are not done with their various attempts at fining and appealing said fines. –KA
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Broadcasting & Cable:
Oral argument has been set for Feb. 23 in the Third Circuit court of appeals re-hearing of the $550,000 indecency fine against CBS-owned stations for the 2004 Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake Super Bowl reveal.
That is according to an attorney who received the notice from the court.
Argument is slated for 1:30 p.m., with 30 minutes per side, which is a lot of time as these arguments go, according to veterans of the process.
“The Third Circuit does longer arguments,” said an attorney for one of the parties backing broadcasters, “but this is a lot even for them. “The order shows that the court takes this case seriously.”
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