LAS VEGAS (CN) - Attorney Yale Galanter gave O.J. Simpson bad advice that landed the football star in prison for robbery and kidnapping, Simpson testified Wednesday in his bid to have the convictions thrown out.
PASADENA, Calif. (CN) - A federal judge should not have struck misappropriation-of-likeness claims from a veteran suing the filmmakers of "The Hurt Locker," his lawyers told the 9th Circuit Thursday.
(CN) - The ex-wife of Boston lead singer Brad Delp may be liable for blaming the rocker's suicide on guitarist Tom Scholz, a Massachusetts appeals court ruled.
(CN) - R&B artist Usher refused to pay a nanny's overtime wages and fired her when she complained, the woman claims in Los Angeles Superior Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Two men who say they nursed Michael Jackson's career back to health after his acquittal on child molestation charges claim in court that they are entitled to nearly 2 percent of the late singer's estate.
(CN) - United Talent Agency claims former "Scrubs" star Donald Faison owes commission for his appearances on the show's final season.
MINNEAPOLIS (CN) - An art dealer claims in court that several people and galleries sold him dozens of forgeries attributed to Brazilian-American Pop artist Romero Britto.
PASADENA, Calif. (CN) - A small record label's claims that Universal Music Group is bullying it for the exclusive rights to a Bob Marley album may have struck a cord with the 9th Circuit.
LAS VEGAS (CN) - A Las Vegas jury awarded a Hong Kong businessman $70 million for unpaid consulting work he did more than a decade ago to help Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corp. compete in the booming Macau gaming market.
(CN) - Producer Rob Fusari cannot sue Lady Gaga for infringing the copyrights of "Paparazzi" and other songs she co-owns, a federal judge ruled.
(CN) - EMI Mills Music can keep paying its own foreign subsidiaries before splitting royalties from Duke Ellington's music with the jazz legend's family, even though the 1961 songwriter agreement predated EMI's purchase of foreign music publishers, a New York appeals court ruled.
(CN) - Two distributors owe more than $1 million on a licensing agreement for the Charlize Theron movie "Monster," about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, the owner of the rights to the film claims in court.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Sega's game "Aliens: Colonial Marines" is far inferior to the promos it used to push the product, customers claim in a federal class action.
(CN) - Courtney Love owes Graymans Inc. $70,792 for "investigating and collecting" money she said had been taken by "persons unknown," the company claims in Los Angeles Superior Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - In a lawsuit citing clandestine telephone conversations, a supposed FBI asset and personal betrayal, movie producer David Bergstein claims he was extorted for millions of dollars by a former friend and business partner.
(CN) - Jennifer Lopez's production company, Nuyorican Productions, is facing a lawsuit from a producer who claims the company hired a "tyrant" as his supervisor.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A millionaire soft-core porn king claims in court that JPMorgan Chase violated the law and its own policies by refusing to underwrite a loan, for "moral reasons."
(CN) - The mother of Layne Staley, the late front man for Seattle rock giants Alice in Chains, says the remaining band members cut her out of her share of her son's royalties.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Hasbro sued a Hollywood production company for making a movie of the role-playing fantasy game "Dungeons & Dragons."
LOS ANGELES (CN) - An investor claims in court that Gigapix, which claims to be making a computer-animated version of "The Wizard of Oz," duped him for $700,000 - and the FBI says he's not the only one.
(CN) - A second nanny sued Kim Porter, the mother of three children with rapper Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, as well as his label, Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment, claiming Porter forced her to work around the clock and refused to pay for most of those hours.
HOUSTON (CN) - Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio kneed a man in the "groin area" and stole his camera after he photographed her at a Houston airport, the man claims in court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A law firm that made millions suing people for illegally downloading porn movies may face a criminal probe after a federal judge fined it more than $81,000 for "brazen misconduct and relentless fraud."
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Screenwriters for the first movie in the "G.I. Joe" franchise sued Paramount for $23 million, claiming the studio swiped their "blockbuster" work for the sequel, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation."
SAN DIEGO (CN) - The "claw machine," in which kids try to drop a claw onto a stuffed animal, is an illegal gambling operation and should be shut down, a woman claims in a class action against Denny's.
(CN) - Gawker stole Dr. Phil's interview with the man behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax and posted it online before viewers had a chance to watch the original, the video's copyright owner claims in a federal lawsuit.
WEST PALM BEACH (CN) - A Subway franchisee defamed a college student by taking a photo from his Facebook page and using it to make "WANTED" posters of him and posting them in dozens of Subway stores, the student claims in court.
(CN) - O'Jays members Walter Williams Sr. and Eddie Levert claim the makers of Crown Royal whiskey used their song "For the Love of Money" in a "humiliating" commercial without permission.
DENVER (CN) - City police in Colorado invaded a woman's privacy by bringing along a TV crew that filmed an abusive home raid on her medical marijuana plants, for which she has a permit, she claims in Federal Court.
MANHATTAN (CN) - Harper Lee sued her literary agent's son in law, claiming he took advantage of her age and infirmities to swipe royalties and the copyright to her only novel, "To Kill A Mockingbird."
TRENTON, N.J. (CN) - An auction house sued Kobe Bryant, claiming he's interfering with an auction of 100 items of his sports memorabilia for which it's already paid his mother a $450,000 advance - which she spent.
HOUSTON (CN) - Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams sued his ex-fiancee for the $785,000, 10-carat diamond engagement ring he bought her before she dumped him.
MANHATTAN (CN) - In a federal class action, an Orthodox Jew accuses L'Oreal and Lancome of falsely advertising their "24-hour makeup;" she can't apply makeup on the Sabbath and it would look lousy for her son's Bar Mitzvah, she says in the complaint.
ATLANTA, Ga. (CN) - Rapper Gucci Mane smashed a champagne bottle over the head of a former soldier in response to the man's request for a birthday photo, the man claims in court.
(CN) - Justin Bieber and his mentor, Usher, "clearly copied" the song "Somebody to Love" and its remix, two songwriters claim in a $10 million federal lawsuit.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Variety magazine and Beverly Hills Media Group sued each other in a dispute over a multimillion-dollar sponsorship deal with the magazine's previous owners.
NASHVILLE (CN) - A Cox Media station promoted news reports on its website with a photo of a young man with Down syndrome, altering it to show him holding a sign saying "Retarded News," his family claims in court.
(CN) - Websites that offer mail-order brides from Russia and the Ukraine are fighting it out in Federal Court.
(CN) - A Massachusetts filmmaker demands $10 million from Warner Bros., claiming it's making a "Ghostman" movie based on his work.
CHICAGO (CN) - A man who says he was parole officer for Scottish artist Peter Doig - whose work has fetched more than $10 million per canvas - claims in court that he owns an early Doig painting worth millions, but Doig refuses to acknowledge it as his work.
The residents of a glass-walled luxury residential building across the street had no idea they were being photographed and they never consented to being subjects for the works of art that are now on display - and for sale - in a Manhattan gallery. Read more from Fox News.
Yahoo is in serious talks with Tumblr to acquire the social blogging site, according to multiple sources familiar with the talks. The deal is not done, but could reach as high as $1 billion. Read more from AdWeek.
The Megaupload founder has gotten the country's highest court to review a March decision over access to U.S. government documents. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.
Representing such clients as Charlie Sheen, John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson, attorney Marty Singer has become famous for sending menacing legal threats. Thursday, a California appeals court will consider whether Singer crossed the line with one demand letter sent two years ago, later determined by a judge to be an "extortion" attempt. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.
Nineteen news organizations have opposed guidelines preventing publications from sending photographers to Beyonce's shows. Read more from Poynter.
Broadcast and cable networks like CBS and Nickelodeon are failing to get paid for surging web audiences because those viewers are almost invisible to Nielsen Holdings. Read more from Bloomberg.
ESPN and Twitter Inc. are announcing a major expansion of their collaboration to post sports-related videos on the short-messaging service-part of a growing wave of tie-ups as TV networks and Twitter hunt for new advertising revenue. Read more from The Wall Street Journal.
An American hedge fund billionaire known for starting big fights has called for a breakup of the entertainment and electronics colossus Sony, according to people briefed on the matter. Read more from The New York Times.
ITV has acquired a controlling stake of reality production company High Noon Entertainment, the U.K.-based TV network announced. The acquisition comes after ITV's acquisition of Gurney Productions in December. Read more from Broadcasting & Cable.
Hulu, the online video Web site that has both free and paid services, said that it had doubled its number of paying subscribers in the last year, to four million. Read more from The New York Times.
The people who brought you "Shrek" are paying $33 million for the YouTube channel Awesomness, with incentives that could push the payout to $117 million by 2015. Read more from All Things D.
Defending a class action lawsuit, the record giant wants to keep certain financial information secret. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.
HarperCollins announced plans for its William Morrow division to launch Witness, a digital-first imprint for mysteries and thrillers, this October. Read more from paidContent.
The Atlantic is launching a new line of ebooks, "The Atlantic Books," which will include both "original long-form pieces between 10,000 and 30,000 words, and curated archival collections that span the magazine's 155-year history and feature some of the best-loved voices in American letters." Read more from The Atlantic.
Comedy Central will host a five-day comedy festival with a lineup of legends like Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner alongside popular young comics like Amy Schumer. The festival will take place almost entirely on Twitter, with comedians posting video snippets of routines and round tables and posting jokes using the hashtag #ComedyFest. Read more from The New York Times.
CBS, escalating its conflict with the Internet-television startup Aereo Inc., has acquired a stake in a company called Syncbak that lets local TV stations stream their programming online. Read more from Bloomberg.
The European Commission has accepted Penguin's offer of a settlement over the pricing model for e-books - a case the stretched back to last year and involved Penguin, along with Hachette, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, as well as Apple. Read more from Tech Crunch.