MANHATTAN (CN) - The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers caught heat in court for thwarting a 75-year-old federal antitrust action.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A federal judge partially certified a class who claim Facebook illegally mines private messages for advertising purposes, and instructed the class to revise its model for damages.
LAS VEGAS (CN) - An undisclosed settlement has ended a federal copyright lawsuit over the Raiding the Rock Vault classic rock stage show at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.
OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Twitter must show why it should be allowed to disclose classified information on government surveillance, a federal judge ruled Monday.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams will not have to pay Marvin Gaye's heirs $3.5 million in attorney fees following a trial in which the jury found that the recording artists infringed on Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."
(CN) - A singer known as "Mexico's Madonna" can continue her defamation lawsuit against a television network for its coverage of her involvement in a sex scandal, the Texas Supreme Court ruled.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - The last time Led Zeppelin graced a stage in California, Jimmy Carter was president, George Lucas' "Star Wars" was redefining blockbuster movies and Apple was a newly incorporated company.
PHOENIX (CN) - Former "Dual Survival" star Cody Lundin sued the Discovery Channel, claiming it portrayed him as incompetent and out of control when he feared for his life after his co-star Joe Teti threatened to "run [him] through" with a spear.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CN) - Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi and her lawyer husband worked their Mexican "domestic servant" 120 hours a week at their Texas home and paid her less than minimum wage, the woman claims in Southern Texas Federal Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Alanis Morissette sued her former business manager for $15 million, claiming he stole millions from her bank accounts and then claimed she was funding illegal marijuana businesses in a failed bid to cover his tracks.
MANHATTAN (CN) - "Dazed and Confused" director Richard Linklater snubbed an early investor in the credits of his latest movie, the man claims in a federal action.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Actor-director Vincent Gallo sued Facebook for refusing to remove an imposter's Vincent.Gallo account, though he's told it the imposter is sending nude photos and sexual messages to women.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Three months after dropping her federal claims that Bill Cosby drugged and molested her at the Playboy Mansion, model Chloe Goins hit the comedian with a new lawsuit in which she also names Hugh Hefner.
GALVESTON, Texas (CN) - Texas club owners didn't beef up security for a show featuring two rival rap groups and an aspiring emcee was shot in the head in a fight that could have been expected, his mother claims in court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Gene Kelly's widow sued the University Press of Mississippi to stop it from publishing the book "Gene Kelly: Interviews," claiming she holds the copyright to all the interviews and other intellectual property of the famous dancer.
BOSTON (CN) - The man who claims to have invented email in 1978 says that Gawker Media defamed him in a series of articles that he says mischaracterized him as a fraud.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Elderly neighbors have taken a simmering dispute with actress Minnie Driver to court, claiming she is harassing construction workers and threw baby food jars full of black paint against their home.
SANTA MONICA (CN) - Calling her a "desperate attention seeker," Arsenio Hall sued Sinead O'Connor on Thursday, claiming she defamed him in a Facebook post, accusing him of supplying "hard drugs" to Prince, and of drugging her.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A distressed homeowner sued a Hollywood tour company, claiming it falsely told its customers Julia Roberts lives in his house, sparking "I love you Julia" graffiti, stalkers, intruders, mail theft and an assault.
VENTURA, Calif. (CN) - Terence Stamp has sued crime novelist Richard La Plante, claiming his onetime friend defrauded him of hundreds of thousands of dollars involving a house in Ojai. Stamp may be best remembered in the States for his role in 1999 as a gangster seeking revenge for his daughter's death in "The Limey."
SAN JOSE (CN) - Apple forces iTunes users to agree to terms of service that exempt it from liability and violate consumer protection laws, a class action claims in Federal Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A record producer claims in court that heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch reneged on a contract with to record a greatest hits album.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - The producer of "The Crow" movie and TV franchise is entitled to work on a proposed "Crow V" movie, he claims in court.
During the trial, a low hum of speculation emerged within the legal community that Mr. Hogan's legal case, which dragged on for more than three years, might be funded by someone other than Mr. Hogan - and for reasons other than simply inflicting financial pain on Gawker. Read more from The New York Times.
Partially confirming earlier reports, Twitter announced plans that will begin to distance it from its strict adherence to the rule that tweets can only contain 140 characters. Read more from TechCrunch.
Who needs "Game of Thrones" when you have the latest battle for control of Viacom and CBS? Read more from The New York Times.
Some podcast companies think there's another viable way for programs to generate revenue: paid subscriptions. Read more from The Wall Street Journal.
As cord shaving spikes, digital video providers eye new stream of revenue. Read more from Media Life Magazine.
She is being replaced as CEO by veteran media executive Jordan Hoffner, who worked at NBC and Google before founding the investment firm TCP Advisors. Read more from Politico.
In 1917, seven years after Twain's demise, reports emerged that he had dictated a new novel, via Ouija board, to a receptive medium. Read more from Fusion.
Most of us might consider that the colour black is, well, simply black. But not great artists. To them, the subject is far more nuanced. And there's one shade they all want to get their hands on - the blackest black in the world. That title is currently held by a paint called Vantablack, a pigment so dark that it absorbs 99.96 per cent of the light that hits it and is used on stealth jets. Read more from Daily Mail.
In a recent episode of FX's acclaimed miniseries "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," Prosecutor Marcia Clark has just read in the newspaper that Simpson has hired Johnnie Cochran for his defense team. Clark processes the information with a look of quiet fury. "Cochran," she says aloud, taking a puff of her cigarette then stubbing it out as the camera pulls away. "Motherfucker." Read more from Slate.
In the fourth quarter of this year, AT&T will start selling cable-like bundles of TV to people across the country through a new app. Subscribers won't need an AT&T wireless phone or an AT&T broadband connection at home. Read more from CNN.
Pandora Media, the largest Internet radio service, has held discussions about selling the company, according to people briefed on the talks. Read more from The New York Times.