Monday, February 06, 2017 12:27 PM PT
By MATTHEW RENDA 

     SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - Walt Disney Pictures has agreed to shell out $100 million to settle animation workers' claims that they were victims of an industry-wide wage fixing scheme.

By NICHOLAS IOVINO 

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A federal judge has refused to grant final approval to a Sony PlayStation 3 settlement, finding PS3 buyers had to jump through too many hoops to recover their money.

By NICHOLAS IOVINO 

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of helping terrorists who killed two Americans overseas last year.

By LANA MORELLI 

     HARRISBURG, Pa. (CN) - The widow of a man who drowned during the 2010 Philadelphia Triathlon cannot advance her lawsuit against the event organizers, a divided en banc Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled.

By LORRAINE BAILEY 

     CHICAGO (CN) - A Chicago attorney acquitted of abducting and sexually assaulting a woman he met via Craigslist can sue Gawker Media for defamation, the Seventh Circuit ruled.

By KENT LAUER 

     RENO, Nev. (CN) - Frankie Valli, whose lead vocals helped catapult the Four Seasons to a string of chart-topping songs in the 1960s, said he didn't know why he was a defendant in a copyright-infringement trial over the hit musical "Jersey Boys," which depicts the Four Seasons' rise to fame.

By MOLLY WILLMS 

     MILWAUKEE (CN) - Brendan Dassey of "Making a Murderer" fame will remain in prison pending a federal appeal, thanks to a Seventh Circuit decision dashing his hopes of being released late Friday.

By EMMA GANNON 

     DENVER (CN) - NBC Universal "destroyed" an insurance mogul's career in a broadcast that suggested he was defrauding senior citizens, Brokers' Choice of America attorneys told the 10th Circuit on Wednesday, though a federal judge has ruled twice that the "Dateline" report was "substantially true."

By ADAM KLASFELD 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - Sotheby's may auction off 25 works by modern masters like Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Paul Gauguin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh, pending the resolution of a new lawsuit.

By NICHOLAS IOVINO 

     SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - A new class action claims Apple intentionally disabled its FaceTime video-calling service for millions of early-model iPhone users as part of a scheme to save the company money.

By LISA KLEIN 

     CHICAGO (CN) - A Chicago-based coffee chain claims Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC's "The Profit," publicly bashed its business so that it would sell to his company at a rock-bottom price, before Lemonis reneged on the purchase agreement.

By NICHOLAS IOVINO 

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - An antitrust class action accuses the NFL and 26 of its 32 teams of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders in the multibillion-dollar sports enterprise, forcing them to work off the clock and prohibiting them from seeking work in other sports.

By JONATHAN PERLOW 

     BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CN) - The rapper 50 Cent complains in a federal complaint that various businesses used his image without permission after he paid to customize his cars.

By RYAN KOCIAN 

     AUSTIN, Texas (CN) - A bartender's assistant in downtown Austin, Texas, claims that embattled pro football quarterback Johnny Manziel broke his nose with a punch and then fled out the back exit before police arrived.

From THE NEW YORK TIMES 

     In his first days as President Trump's pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has aggressively moved to roll back consumer protection regulations created during the Obama presidency. Read more from The New York Times.

From THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

     The judge is dealing with the issue of what - and how - a theoretical buyer would have paid Jackson for the right to use his name and image. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.

From TECHCRUNCH 

     The first round of the French presidential election is due to be held in April. So it's no coincidence that Google and Facebook are stepping up efforts locally to combat the circulation of so-called fake news as the democratic drum beat cranks up - partnering on a collaborative initiative aimed at combating the spread of disinformation online. Read more from TechCrunch.

From RECODE 

     Snap's IPO filing reveals a startling trend: While Snapchat, its flagship product, is still growing - as measured by daily active users - its growth has rapidly decelerated over the past year. Read more from ReCode.

From THE STATESMAN 

     The word "homosexual" is now a neutral word and can no longer be considered offensive, Italy's highest appeals court said, quashing a libel conviction against a 60-year-old man. Read more from The Statesman.

From POLITICO 

     The tool he uses to set the agenda now threatens to open a window into the mind of an American president. Read more from Politico.

From THE WASHINGTON POST 

     Netflix will allow customers to download some shows and movies to their devices for offline viewing, fulfilling a long-standing request from users for easier access to their favorite video content. Read more from The Washington Post.

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