Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:59 AM PT
By JOE HARRIS 

     ST. LOUIS (CN) - An actor who fired live gunshot rounds into a crowd during a charity event, and then lied to the police about it, was properly convicted, the 8th Circuit ruled. 

By KEVIN LESSMILLER 

     (CN) - Nintendo can transfer a patent infringement lawsuit against it to Washington state, where documents, executives and witnesses are, a federal judge ruled. 

By BARBARA LEONARD 

     WASHINGTON (CN) - Aereo, a service that lets subscribers watch broadcast television online, infringes on the copyrights owned by the networks, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. 

By TIM HULL 

     (CN) - To satisfy George Clinton's nearly $2 million legal bill, a receiver can sell the copyrights to several songs by the funk legend, the 9th Circuit ruled Monday. 

By KEVIN KOENINGER 

     CINCINNATI (CN) - TheDirty.com persuaded the 6th Circuit to vacate a $380,000 judgment that found the tabloid website had published defamatory comments about a former cheerleader.  

By ADAM KLASFELD 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - Avoiding a damages trial that could cost it hundreds of millions for e-book price-fixing, Apple settled claims from consumers and state attorneys general.  

By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN 

     (CN) - An ancient Egyptian mummy mask will remain in the St. Louis Art Museum because the U.S. government cannot prove the mask was stolen from Egypt when it went missing 40 years ago, the 8th Circuit ruled.  

By NICK MCCANN 

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A group of Hulu users who claim the website illegally shared their data with third parties cannot sue as a class for Hulu's disclosure of information via Facebook "likes," a federal magistrate judge ruled. 

By BARBARA LEONARD 

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced that it has reached an unspecified deal with some of the athletes who sued it over their publicity rights. 

By TIM HULL 

     (CN) - Redbox did not violate California law by requiring customers to provide a ZIP code to rent DVDs, a divided panel of the 9th Circuit ruled.

By MEGAN GALLEGOS 

     (CN) - Monster Energy owes $1.7 million to Beastie Boys after a federal jury in New York credited the copyright infringement claims by the band.

By TIM HULL 

     (CN) - An heir's long quest for the return of two 16th century paintings stolen from her father-in-law by Nazi Reichsmarschall Herman Göring does not conflict with federal policy, the 9th Circuit ruled Friday. 

By WILLIAM DOTINGA 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - The battle over a British company's use of the Gibson guitar brand name will remain in a California courtroom, a federal judge ruled. 

By ROSE BOUBOUSHIAN 

     (CN) - A Native American tribe cannot pursue claims that the new Christian Bale movie "Out of the Furnace" defames them as "inbred mountain folk," a federal judge ruled. 

By KEVIN LESSMILLER 

     NASHVILLE (CN) - Two ejected "American Idol" contestants do not have a libel case against the E! network and Fox because the challenged statements are true, a federal judge ruled.  

By DESHAYLA STRACHAN 

     ORLANDO (CN) - A California cutlery company that sells replicas of knives featured in the "Rambo" movies must face claims that it owes licensing fees, a federal judge ruled. 

By ROBERT KAHN 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Katt Williams's manager, Mark Williams, claims the comedian punched him in the face and knocked him out on May 27, in Superior Court.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - The creator of a web series about a foul-mouthed, misbehaving teddy bear claims in court that "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane ripped off the character for his 2012 R-rated comedy, "Ted."

By ROBERT KAHN 

     SAN DIEGO (CN) - Nine hungry customers sued AMC Entertainment for offering federal employees a free small popcorn in a 10-day promotion last year, while denying free corn to state, county and city employees, "unemployed theatergoers" and "moviegoers working in the private sector."

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A Pittsburgh company that charges people hundreds of dollars to present their TV and movie ideas to the entertainment industry needs to do more to persuade a judge that a dissatisfied customer and employee stole its trade secrets.

By JOE HARRIS 

     ST. LOUIS (CN) - Four Christian hip-hop artists claim in court that Katy Perry ripped off their song for her mega-hit "Dark Horse," which they say tarnished the original tune with images of "witchcraft, paganism" and "black magic."

By NICK MCCANN 

     (CN) - The co-founder of the dating service Tinder says in a lawsuit that the company's top executives subjected her to "a barrage" of sexism and took away her "co-founder" title because having a woman with the title "makes the company seem like a joke."

By NICK MCCANN 

     (CN) - Actor Columbus Short knocked a man unconscious when he punched him in the face at an engagement party and then "cowardly fled the scene," the man says in a lawsuit.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A Hollywood resident claims that Charitybuzz broke a promise to offer him a speaking role in a movie in return for his giving $100,000 to La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Tippi Hedren sued two insurers she claims are refusing to pay a $1.5 million judgment she won against an attorney she sued for legal malpractice.

By DAN MCCUE 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - Nestor "Zaldy" Goco, a ballyhooed fashion designer for scores of musical acts, wrongfully cut business partners out of more than $250,000 in proceeds from work done for the estate of the late Michael Jackson, two men claim in court.

By NICK DIVITO 

     BROOKLYN (CN) - A teenage girl claims in court that she tried to kill herself after her friend posted online a nude selfie that she sent him on Snapchat.

By WILLIAM DOTINGA 

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Twitter illegally spams users and nonusers with text-message ads from third parties in an effort to prop up its bottom line, a class action claims in Federal Court.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - TMZ fired a producer on bogus claims of racism after he complained that a black co-worker had been going through his trash and reading emails on his office computer and phone, the man claims in court.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - FilmOn principal Alki David claimed credit on CNN for a lifelike animation of Michael Jackson that appeared at this year's Billboard Music Awards, though he had nothing to do with its creation, an animation company claims in court.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - 20th Century Fox claims in court that a California-based company is trading off its name to defraud investors in an international investment scheme, in the United States and China.

By ADAM KLASFELD 

     MINEOLA, N.Y. (CN) - A son of a family whose prosecution for child sex allegations became the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary claims in court that the Nassau County's District Attorney's office defamed him as a "psychopath" after a federal appeals court found he may have been innocent.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A stuntwoman was "severely burned over multiple parts of her body" during production of reality TV game show "Face Off," she claims in court.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A dog owned by "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" stars Kaitlin Olson and Robert McElhenney's mauled a toddler's face at a Father's Day gathering two years ago, the parents claim in court.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A publicist claims in court that actor Kevin Sorbo broke a promise to pay her for promoting his career in Russia.

By NICK DIVITO 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - The Degas Sculpture Project claims in court that an art dealer failed to pay for several pieces of art, including a Degas bronze sculpture and a Willem DeKooning painting.

By ELIZABETH WARMERDAM 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A man claims in court that he was defrauded of nearly $3 million in "interlocking fraudulent schemes" in forged art: fakes attributed to Jackson Pollock and others.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Susan Sarandon sued her business and investment manager for breach of fiduciary duty and negligence, claiming he earned millions of dollars by investing her money in real estate investments that were "essentially illiquid."

From THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

     The singer-songwriter argues that a federal copyright law preempts Claudette Robinson's claim of being entitled to a share of his big hits. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.

From BLOOMBERG 

     Amazon.com Inc. began accepting pre-orders of Warner Bros. DVDs as the companies moved closer to resolving a dispute over pricing, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Read more from Bloomberg.

From LOS ANGELES TIMES 

     The Hallmark Channel and its sister network Hallmark Movie Channel are doing so well they should get congratulation cards from their namesake. Read more from Los Angeles Times.

From THE WASHINGTON POST 

     Under a new chief executive, Gary Knell, and his newly appointed editor in chief, Susan Goldberg, the Society and its flagship publication are picking up the pace, speeding the Society's transformation into a 21st-century media organization. Read more from The Washington Post.

From ADWEEK 

     This week, The New Yorker is getting its first-ever multiplatform ad buyout thanks to HSBC. The seven-figure deal promoting the relaunch of HSBC's Premier consumer program covers the full print, tablet and phone editions of the magazine's June 30 issue as well as a good chunk of its website. Read more from AdWeek.

From CNET 

     Preliminary data on Internet congestion in the US indicates there isn't much of it -- unless Netflix is part of the equation. Read more from CNet.

From VICE 

     A San Diego court ruled that the case against 27-year-old Kevin Bollaert - who is accused of hosting thousands of explicit images of women on a website and extorting money to have them removed - will go to trial in July. Read more from Vice.

From THE NEW YORK TIMES 

     The complex system of music licensing came under attack in a congressional hearing on Tuesday, as entertainment and media executives pleaded for changes to how music rights were acquired and paid for online and by radio and television stations. Read more from The New York Times.

From SKY NEWS 

     Vice Media, the digital group which has mounted an aggressive assault on traditional news providers, is in talks to sell a major stake in itself to Time Warner. Read more from Sky News.

From THE HILL 

     This week, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) will unveil a bill to reauthorize the law governing satellite television, according to a committee aide. Read more from The Hill.

From THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

     Court decisions in New Zealand and Hong Kong could soon decide whether Kim Dotcom gets access to millions of dollars. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.

From MULTICHANNEL 

     Sony will sell the PlayStation TV, a miniaturized gaming console/media player in Canada and the U.S. this fall for $99, the CE giant announced Monday night at the E3 confab in Las Vegas. Read more from MultiChannel.

From NATIONAL JOURNAL 

     Internet service providers and the entertainment industry are ramping up their joint initiative to crack down on online piracy without going through lengthy court proceedings. Read more from National Journal.

From LOS ANGELES TIMES 

     Apple Inc. has confirmed that it has reached a deal to buy headphone maker Beats Electronics and digital music service Beats Music for a total of $3 billion. Read more from Los Angeles Times.