Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:39 AM PT
By MOLLY WILLMS 

     MADISON, Wis. (CN) - Facebook posts that a Wisconsin man says led to his arrest did not appear on a sanctioned police department page, the officer told a federal judge, denying civil rights liability. 

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A judge on Thursday said there's no evidence that R&B Singer Chris Brown was culpable for recent shootings at a San Jose nightclub, but revoked his probation for violating a restriction on travel outside L.A. County.

By JACK BOUBOUSHAIN 

     (CN) - An MIT grad who said the child pornography he downloaded was for research on a book about sexual abuse was properly convicted, a Texas appeals court ruled. 

By MARLENE KENNEDY 

     ALBANY, N.Y. (CN) - Uncle Sam agreed to a six-figure settlement with the New York woman whose name it allegedly used for a fake Facebook page to draw out drug suspects. 

By IULIA FILIP 

     ATLANTA (CN) - A Georgia city cannot ban a novelty shop from selling sex toys on claims that it violates laws regulating sexually-oriented businesses, a federal judge ruled. 

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A state court judge Tuesday ordered Al Jazeera America to provide supporting facts to its defenses against DirecTV's $28 million damages claim against the flagging news network. 

By JEFF D. GORMAN 

     (CN) - The rock band Van Halen has agreed with its drummer's ex-wife that they can share the "Van Halen" name for commercial purposes. 

By MIKE HEUER 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Recording star Iggy Azalea won a preliminary injunction stopping music companies from releasing songs she says a former boyfriend stole from her computer. 

By KATHERINE PROCTOR 

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Attorneys for Sister Sledge and Ronee Blakley were awarded $2 million in fees for a class action royalties complaint against Warner Music Group. 

By MIKE HEUER 

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A fight over royalties between Brian Jonestown Massacre singer Anton Newcombe and former guitarist Jeffery Davies ended with dual dismissals with prejudice on New Year's Eve. 

By KEVIN LESSMILLER 

     MIAMI (CN) - Amazon has a right to know the identity of non-testifying experts for the streaming porn company suing the Internet giant over its FyreTV, a federal judge ruled. 

By IULIA FILIP 

     ATLANTA (CN) - Hip-hop dancer Honey Rockwell failed to persuade a federal judge that producers exploited her life story in a film that allegedly damaged her image.

By MIKE HEUER 

     LAS VEGAS (CN) - The Michael Jackson hologram that appeared in the 2014 Billboard Music Awards violated three patents, hologram technology companies claim in court.

By ROBERT KAHN 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A woman who claims her father rescued from oblivion a long letter Neal Cassady wrote to Jack Kerouac - which became the basis for Kerouac's Beat classic "On the Road" - sued the Kerouac and Cassady estates to quiet title to the letter.

By DAVID WELLS 

     INDIANAPOLIS (CN) - Color Me Badd's original front man should not be welcomed back, his former band mate claims in court, noting substance-abuse issues that hurt the group before.

By MIKE HEUER 

     LAS VEGAS (CN) - The owner of the former Sahara Hotel and Casino wants court affirmation that it can use a large image of Dean Martin on the casino's carpet.

By RICHARD RABIKOFF 

     BALTIMORE (CN) - The failure by hotel giant Marriott to fix a leak in one of its guest bathrooms led the music director of the Baltimore Symphony to suffer a bad fall, she claims in court.

By NICK MCCANN 

     (CN) - A British entertainment company says an American company that provides tickets for events dropped the ball on a planned meet and greet with (nonparty) Jay-Z last year.

By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN 

     CHICAGO (CN) - An online auction house claimed to have lost consigned artworks that it actually sold in secret, the artist behind those works claims in court.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - "My Name is Earl" actress Jaime Pressly sued her former business manager for $900,000, claiming he made a series of bad investments with her money and fraudulently charged her $500,000 for a loan.

By NICK MCCANN 

     (CN) - Comedian Richard Pryor's widow says an online t-shirt company is illegally selling t-shirts with an image of Pryor superimposed with the word "Swag."

By CHRIS FRY 

     NEWARK (CN) - TMZ, the New York Daily News and other media outlets face a federal action from a woman arrested in what they hyped as the "Super Bowl Prostitution Bust."

By NICK MCCANN 

     SPOKANE, Wash. (CN) - A retail marijuana store in Eastern Washington lost its bid to cancel a trademark of High Times magazine.

By NICK MCCANN 

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Two strippers sued the world's first vegan strip club, claiming the boss pays less than minimum wage and allows inappropriate touching by bouncers and patrons.

By JAMIE ROSS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - The Beverly Hills Hilton kicked a Latina actress out of its hotel during the Golden Globes awards in 2014 and then defamed her on Facebook, Dyana Ortelli claims in court.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A woman who says she won a $5.8 million judgment against record producer Barry Hankerson, claiming he falsely accused of having AIDS and blew up her car, sued his defunct record company for the settlement.

By JEFF D. GORMAN 

     (CN) - Wrestling star The Big Show has won countless matches and some championships but is embroiled in litigation with a man who claims the "Giant" hit him backstage.

By ERIN MCAULEY 

     WASHINGTON, Pa. (CN) - Cosmopolitan magazine ruined a college student's reputation and potential NFL career by falsely portraying him as abusive, the man claims in court.

By BARBARA LEONARD 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - Jewelry maker Judith Ripka withheld her interior designer's earnings and demanded that he use sex to manipulate a vendor, he claims in court.

From CNN 

     Song lyrics that glorify violence are hardly uncommon. But a prosecutor in California says one rapper's violent lyrics go beyond creative license to conspiracy. Read more from CNN.

From THE ATLANTIC 

     If CDs are truly dead, then digital music sales are lying in the adjacent grave. Both categories are down double-digits in the last year, with iTunes sales diving at least 13 percent. Read more from The Atlantic.

From NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO 

     Advocates hope that the Department of Justice's involvement in a lawsuit is a crucial step in ending trademark protection for the Washington football team's name. Read more from National Public Radio.

From VENTURE BEAT 

     A court in Turkey has ordered Facebook to block Pages deemed offensive for their depiction of the Prophet Muhammad. Read more from Venture Beat.

From BLOOMBERG 

     Internet service providers led by Comcast Corp. are pushing to protect from federal regulations their ability to demand fees from high-volume data users such as Netflix Inc. Read more from Bloomberg.

From THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

     The singer prevails in showing the retailer passed off her endorsement of a jersey. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.

From THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

     Company attorneys are trying to give notice of a copyright lawsuit to defendants living far, far away. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.

From RE/CODE 

     Sometime this spring - likely in April -HBO will start selling Web-only subscriptions. And when it does, it will take a huge chunk out of the pay-TV business. Read more from re/code.

From MASHABLE 

     Sony has postponed its quarterly earnings report by a month and a half due to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures in November 2014, the company announced Friday. Read more from Mashable.

From THE NEW YORK TIMES 

     Vice's vivid images are part of an eight-minute virtual-reality experience that catapults audiences into the center of the Millions March protest in New York in December. Read more from The New York Times.

From THE WASHINGTON POST 

     When should such promises be enforced via an injunction - or when should they lead at least to an injunction against further promotion of a book once it's already published? Read more from The Washington Post.

From THE TELEGRAM 

     The current Rob King versus Ken Power case before the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador raises a lot of questions about parody accounts on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Read more from The Telegram.

From MULTICHANNEL 

     A bill has been reintroduced that its backers say will ensure that married couples get equal treatment under the Copyright Act. Read more from Multichannel.