SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Ten people made so much money running a string of 40 Bay Area brothels that they wired more than $288,000 to Asia for their recruiters to hire more prostitutes, federal prosecutors say in a 32-count indictment.
MANHATTAN (CN) - Lawyers for Paramount appeared in court Tuesday to deny that deception played a role in the box-office flops such as "Mission Impossible III" that cost Paramount $67 million 10 years ago.
MANHATTAN (CN) - A federal judge should pull the plug on the online streaming service Aereo, major broadcasters urged Wednesday in Federal Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Members of the hip-hop band The Pharcyde must arbitrate a legal wrangle over use of its name, a federal judge ruled.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - Electronic Arts stockholders cannot claim securities fraud over the game developer's corporate "puffery" in extolling the virtues of its troubled "Battlefield 4" game, a federal judge ruled Monday.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A federal judge said Monday that he is not "inclined" to rule in favor of Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke in their court battle with Marvin Gaye's estate and Funkadelic's music publisher over "Blurred Lines."
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Things took a turn for the worse for SiriusXM when a state judge changed her mind about whether record companies can seek royalties for music recorded before 1972, the year federal copyright protection began covering sound recordings.
ATLANTA (CN) - Filmmaker Tyler Perry need not face a competitor's legal claims over plans to develop a movie studio in Fort McPherson, a military base the U.S. Army built in 1885 and closed in 201, a federal judge ruled. But the judge found Perry may have to face claims in the future.
ATLANTA (CN)- The former manager of the R&B Group TLC claims the producers of a VH1 biopic film defamed her by portraying her as an "unethical and dishonest businesswoman" who exploited the three singers for her own personal gain.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - In a big-money court fight over dolls, MGA Entertainment claims Hasbro stole its employees and trade secrets to develop a Princess doll for Disney, and "cripple" MGA along the way.
(CN) - A Cayman Islands-based private equity firm says Twitter backed out of a deal to sell it $100 million in pre-IPO shares in order to sign a similar deal with BlackRock, an investor the equity firm originally recruited.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Keenan and Shawn Wayans claim in Superior Court that lawyers not licensed in California gouged them for tax services by secretly launching multiple California companies on their behalf. The Wayans brothers sued S&E Azriliant P.C., and Evan B. and Sidney W. Azriliant.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - "Goodfellas" and "Godfather Part II" actor Frank Sivero sued Fox Television for $250 million on Tuesday, claiming the studio violated his publicity rights by basing "The Simpsons" animated wise guy Louie on him.
LAS VEGAS (CN) - A man who found a stolen Gibson ES-355 guitar in a Las Vegas pawn shop and tracked down its owner - B.B. King - claims Toyota stole from his book about it to make a Camry commercial.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - The makers of a movie about a "homicidal fish man" told a federal judge that a director they ousted from the project is not entitled to any rights in the upcoming horror-thriller.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A producer refiled claims that United Talent Agency misappropriated a screenplay he'd commissioned to make the Clint Eastwood movie "Trouble With The Curve," this time in a $5 million lawsuit in state court.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CN) - Unhappy that he could not headline the 2014 Kentucky Derby, rapper The Game bailed on his performance, a promoter claims in Federal Court. Dream Team Entertainment LLC filed suit Friday against Fifth Amendment Entertainment, Jayceon "the Game" Taylor and Cash Jones.
MARSHALL, Texas (CN) - A Spanish professor sued the University of Chicago Press, claiming it violated copyright on his edition of the 1637 book, "Novelas amorosas y ejemplares."
(CN) - The BBC says a stage show called "Ballroom with a Twist" violates trademarks for its television show by advertising "Ballroom" as "the national-tour spinoff of 'Dancing with the Stars.'"
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Jennifer Lopez's first ex-husband claims in court he was illegally fired from a Los Angeles gastropub after complaining about work conditions and co-workers' alcohol and drug use.
(CN) - In a rough court week for Donald Trump, one court found the property magnate personally liable for operating an investment school without a license, just as one of his former models brought a labor class action.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A contestant from Bravo's reality show "Matchmaker Millionaire" beat and choked a woman after he met her through an online matchmaking app, she claims in court.
(CN) - A "Top Chef" contestant says in court that the Miami Herald defamed him by quoting his ex-wife as saying that he abandoned her and their 2-year-old daughter.
HOUSTON (CN) - Houston takes bribes from 16 strip clubs to let their employees do topless lap dances, a competing club owner claims in a federal antitrust lawsuit.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Country star Sara Evans's ex-husband claims in court that TMZ defamed him by reporting that his wife found "a hundred photographs of him having sex with other people."
MANHATTAN - "Boardwalk Empire" star Paz de la Huerta says in court that she suffered permanent injuries when a stunt driver for a film drove into her in 2011.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A company hired for the red-carpet premieres of "The Giver" movie and the "Sin City" sequel says in court that Weinstein Co. skipped out on the bill.
MANHATTAN (CN) - As Kesha lobbed a sexual-assault action against Dr. Luke in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the super-producer countered with defamation claims in New York.
OMAHA (CN) - A film production company claims in court that it lost more than $1 million in outside investment when a partner backed out of a deal to make a movie based on George R.R. Martin's novella "The Skin Trade."
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CN) - Walmart, Kmart, Skechers, Ralph Lauren, H&M and others are hawking knockoff Chuck Taylors, Converse claims in 19 different federal actions Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A film investment company on Thursday sued Zero Gravity Management for breach of contract, claiming it was frozen out of a deal to co-produce "The Accountant" after Ben Affleck signed on to star in the movie.
(CN) - The woman who says she is "Sleepy Jean," the subject of the Monkees song "Daydream Believer" says EMI owes her $450,000 in foreign publishing royalties.
LAS VEGAS (CN) - A federal judge ordered a Belgian magician to stop selling a magic prop that infringes on a trick created by Raymond Teller, of Penn & Teller, and awarded Teller $545,000 in damages and costs.
Universal Studios is the first advertiser to pay for ad space within Snapchat. Read more from Re/Code.
Fundraiser for Anonabox far exceeded expectations, but raised security questions. Read more from Ars Technica.
Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, said he's buying shares of Netflix because the online-streaming service will probably be acquired. Read more from Bloomberg.
Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist cultural critic who has become a target of harassment by gamers, canceled a public speech scheduled for Wednesday after the college holding the event received threats of violence. Read more from The New York Times.
Ghanaian actor Van Vicker has revealed he will sue the website responsible for a recent false publication about him. Read more from Ghana Web.
Universal Studios said on Monday it had sealed an agreement to open a $3.3 billion theme park in Beijing, the culmination of a 13-year effort to enter China's fast-growing entertainment market. Read more from Reuters.
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc. and Apollo Global Management finalized an agreement to create a TV-production venture, combining the makers of "The Biggest Loser" and "Big Brother." Read more from Bloomberg.
Good news for the TV guys: Nielsen says its recent ratings, which have shown a worrisome slide for programmers, are wrong, and it's going to fix them. Bad news for the TV guys: Nielsen says its fix won't fix that slide. When it's done repairing its mistake, Nielsen says its numbers will still show eyeballs abandoning traditional TV broadcasts. Read more from Re/Code.
To keep lower ratings from decimating advertising revenues, cable networks are significantly increasing the number of commercials they sell, according to a new analyst report. Read more from Broadcasting & Cable.
Stephen Collins, the actor known for roles in the movie "All the President's Men" and the TV show "7th Heaven," has been distraught after confessions secretely taped by his estranged wife during a marriage therapy session were made public. Read more from The Daily Mail.
A recommendation comes after a stolen car goes missing in Mexico, Francis confronts police at the company's offices, and, especially, a 2011 Supreme Court ruling involving former playmate Anna Nicole Smith. It's bankruptcy gone wild! Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.
"Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this," the actress said. "It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It's my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting." Read more from Vanity Fair.