Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:53 PM PT
By JOSH RUSSELL 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers caught heat in court for thwarting a 75-year-old federal antitrust action.

By KATHERINE PROCTOR 

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A federal judge partially certified a class who claim Facebook illegally mines private messages for advertising purposes, and instructed the class to revise its model for damages. 

By MIKE HEUER 

     LAS VEGAS (CN) - An undisclosed settlement has ended a federal copyright lawsuit over the Raiding the Rock Vault classic rock stage show at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Former CEO Dov Charney must testify about his supposed ties to a textile union organizing at American Apparel's Los Angeles warehouses, a federal judge ruled. 

By SABRINA CANFIELD 

     BATON ROUGE (CN) - Louisiana's attempt to make in-state booksellers and online publishers verify the age of every visitor to their Internet sites is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled. 

By MARIA DINZEO 

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Twitter must show why it should be allowed to disclose classified information on government surveillance, a federal judge ruled Monday.

By BARBARA LEONARD 

     WASHINGTON (CN) - The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether chevrons and zigzag designs on cheerleading uniforms qualify for copyright protection. 

By ELIZABETH WARMERDAM 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams will not have to pay Marvin Gaye's heirs $3.5 million in attorney fees following a trial in which the jury found that the recording artists infringed on Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." 

By JEFF D. GORMAN 

     (CN) - A singer known as "Mexico's Madonna" can continue her defamation lawsuit against a television network for its coverage of her involvement in a sex scandal, the Texas Supreme Court ruled.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - The last time Led Zeppelin graced a stage in California, Jimmy Carter was president, George Lucas' "Star Wars" was redefining blockbuster movies and Apple was a newly incorporated company. 

By DAVID LEE 

     DALLAS (CN) - Dallas can ban the Exxxotica pornography trade show from the city-owned convention center because it is "both reasonable and viewpoint neutral," a federal judge ruled Thursday. 

By KATHERINE PROCTOR 

     PASADENA, Calif. (CN) - The Ninth Circuit sided with Warner Bros. and DC Comics on Wednesday in a long-running case over the rights to the "Superman" franchise. 

By JAMIE ROSS 

     PHOENIX (CN) - Former "Dual Survival" star Cody Lundin sued the Discovery Channel, claiming it portrayed him as incompetent and out of control when he feared for his life after his co-star Joe Teti threatened to "run [him] through" with a spear.

By CAMERON LANGFORD 

     BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CN) - Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi and her lawyer husband worked their Mexican "domestic servant" 120 hours a week at their Texas home and paid her less than minimum wage, the woman claims in Southern Texas Federal Court.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Alanis Morissette sued her former business manager for $15 million, claiming he stole millions from her bank accounts and then claimed she was funding illegal marijuana businesses in a failed bid to cover his tracks.

By JOSH RUSSELL 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - "Dazed and Confused" director Richard Linklater snubbed an early investor in the credits of his latest movie, the man claims in a federal action.

By REBEKAH KEARN 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Actor-director Vincent Gallo sued Facebook for refusing to remove an imposter's Vincent.Gallo account, though he's told it the imposter is sending nude photos and sexual messages to women.

By ELIZABETH WARMERDAM 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Three months after dropping her federal claims that Bill Cosby drugged and molested her at the Playboy Mansion, model Chloe Goins hit the comedian with a new lawsuit in which she also names Hugh Hefner.

By CAMERON LANGFORD 

     GALVESTON, Texas (CN) - Texas club owners didn't beef up security for a show featuring two rival rap groups and an aspiring emcee was shot in the head in a fight that could have been expected, his mother claims in court.

By MIKE HEUER 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Gene Kelly's widow sued the University Press of Mississippi to stop it from publishing the book "Gene Kelly: Interviews," claiming she holds the copyright to all the interviews and other intellectual property of the famous dancer.

By ZACH HUFFMAN 

     BOSTON (CN) - The man who claims to have invented email in 1978 says that Gawker Media defamed him in a series of articles that he says mischaracterized him as a fraud.

By PHILIP A. JANQUART 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Elderly neighbors have taken a simmering dispute with actress Minnie Driver to court, claiming she is harassing construction workers and threw baby food jars full of black paint against their home.

By ROBERT KAHN 

     SANTA MONICA (CN) - Calling her a "desperate attention seeker," Arsenio Hall sued Sinead O'Connor on Thursday, claiming she defamed him in a Facebook post, accusing him of supplying "hard drugs" to Prince, and of drugging her.

By JONNY BONNER 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A distressed homeowner sued a Hollywood tour company, claiming it falsely told its customers Julia Roberts lives in his house, sparking "I love you Julia" graffiti, stalkers, intruders, mail theft and an assault.

By JON CHOWN 

      VENTURA, Calif. (CN) - Terence Stamp has sued crime novelist Richard La Plante, claiming his onetime friend defrauded him of hundreds of thousands of dollars involving a house in Ojai. Stamp may be best remembered in the States for his role in 1999 as a gangster seeking revenge for his daughter's death in "The Limey."

By NICHOLAS IOVINO 

     SAN JOSE (CN) - Apple forces iTunes users to agree to terms of service that exempt it from liability and violate consumer protection laws, a class action claims in Federal Court.

By REBEKAH KEARN 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A record producer claims in court that heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch reneged on a contract with to record a greatest hits album.

By PHILIP A. JANQUART 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - The producer of "The Crow" movie and TV franchise is entitled to work on a proposed "Crow V" movie, he claims in court.

From THE NEW YORK TIMES 

     During the trial, a low hum of speculation emerged within the legal community that Mr. Hogan's legal case, which dragged on for more than three years, might be funded by someone other than Mr. Hogan - and for reasons other than simply inflicting financial pain on Gawker. Read more from The New York Times.

From TECHCRUNCH 

     Partially confirming earlier reports, Twitter announced plans that will begin to distance it from its strict adherence to the rule that tweets can only contain 140 characters. Read more from TechCrunch.

From THE NEW YORK TIMES 

     Who needs "Game of Thrones" when you have the latest battle for control of Viacom and CBS? Read more from The New York Times.

From THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 

     Some podcast companies think there's another viable way for programs to generate revenue: paid subscriptions. Read more from The Wall Street Journal.

From MEDIA LIFE MAGAZINE 

     As cord shaving spikes, digital video providers eye new stream of revenue. Read more from Media Life Magazine.

From POLITICO 

     She is being replaced as CEO by veteran media executive Jordan Hoffner, who worked at NBC and Google before founding the investment firm TCP Advisors. Read more from Politico.

From FUSION 

     In 1917, seven years after Twain's demise, reports emerged that he had dictated a new novel, via Ouija board, to a receptive medium. Read more from Fusion.

From DAILY MAIL 

     Most of us might consider that the colour black is, well, simply black. But not great artists. To them, the subject is far more nuanced. And there's one shade they all want to get their hands on - the blackest black in the world. That title is currently held by a paint called Vantablack, a pigment so dark that it absorbs 99.96 per cent of the light that hits it and is used on stealth jets. Read more from Daily Mail.

From SLATE 

     In a recent episode of FX's acclaimed miniseries "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," Prosecutor Marcia Clark has just read in the newspaper that Simpson has hired Johnnie Cochran for his defense team. Clark processes the information with a look of quiet fury. "Cochran," she says aloud, taking a puff of her cigarette then stubbing it out as the camera pulls away. "Motherfucker." Read more from Slate.

From CNN 

     In the fourth quarter of this year, AT&T will start selling cable-like bundles of TV to people across the country through a new app. Subscribers won't need an AT&T wireless phone or an AT&T broadband connection at home. Read more from CNN.

From THE NEW YORK TIMES 

     Pandora Media, the largest Internet radio service, has held discussions about selling the company, according to people briefed on the talks. Read more from The New York Times.

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