(CN) - A Connecticut strip club lacked standing to challenge the City of Milford's requirements that sexually-oriented businesses publicly post the names of their owners and operators, the Second Circuit ruled.
LAS VEGAS (CN) - A federal judge dismissed Michael Jackson's estate and Dick Clark Productions from a patent lawsuit stemming from a Jackson hologram performance during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.
MANHATTAN (CN) - Gawker's media empire has ginned up First Amendment battles around publishing celebrity sex tapes and outing private figures as gay, but it's now fighting to keep its own secrets from hitting the public docket.
OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A federal judge Thursday rejected StubHub's claim that the Golden State Warriors teamed up with Ticketmaster to control resale of season tickets, ruling that the online ticket exchange couldn't prove a clearly identifiable, relevant market for its services.
PHILADELPHIA (CN) - Consumers expecting a payout in an antitrust class action against Comcast were set back on Thursday when a federal judge ruled that they had not adequately defined the settlement class.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Jay-Z did not infringe copyright when he and producer Timbaland sampled the composition "Khosara, Khosara" for his hit single "Big Pimpin,'" a federal judge ruled from the bench.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - The Ninth Circuit sided with a mother whose dancing-baby YouTube video drew ire from Prince's label, but that hasn't stopped both the mom and Universal from now seeking a rehearing.
MANHATTAN (CN) - A federal judge tossed out a class-action lawsuit against Disney for allegedly sharing customers' personal information with Adobe, holding the information in question is not protected by privacy laws.
(CN) - Lady Gaga's producer and ex-beau Rob Fusari will be retried on claims that he never paid the woman who discovered the pop star, a federal judge ruled.
LUVERNE, Ala. (CN) - A group of companies selling magazine subscriptions exploited a mentally retarded Alabama man, charging him more than $16,000 in magazine subscriptions, the victim's guardian claims in court.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (CN) - The owner of a historic mansion in Southern California sued a movie company, claiming it used her home to make pornographic videos and left it in such a filthy state it had to be decontaminated.
(CN) - Party City misrepresented the importance of Disney movie "Frozen" tie-in merchandise to its bottom line, causing shares to fall 25 percent in the past week, shareholders claim in a federal complaint.
PHILADELPHIA (CN) - With his reality-television celebrity in the drain, Josh Duggar now faces a civil complaint accusing him of roughing up a porn star in a hotel room.
(CN) - A Savannah man was simply enjoying an evening out at a downtown nightspot we he was suddenly, and for no reason, stabbed in the neck, the wound rendering him quadriplegic, the victim claims in a lawsuit.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Attorney Gloria Allred on Wednesday sued authorities in an Atlanta, Georgia suburb for denying her and other protesters access to a Bill Cosby show. Allred, who is representing Judy Huth in her lawsuit against the entertainer in Los Angeles Superior Court, filed a federal lawsuit against Cobb County., Ga. and the operators of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, alleging violation of her free speech and due process rights.
HOUSTON (CN) - AMC and Regal are trying to shut down a new luxury movie theater by threatening to boycott studios that license first-run films to it, iPic-Gold Class Entertainment claims in an antitrust lawsuit.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - When viewers turn on their Vizio smart TVs, the TVs are watching them, a Californian claims in a federal class action.
MANHATTAN (CN) - A pair of Egon Schiele paintings expected to fetch $5 million at auction are the rightful property of a Nazi concentration camp victim, the man's heirs claim in court. Timothy Reif and David Fraenkel filed the complaint Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court, as the heirs of Fritz Grunbaum, a Viennese Jew nabbed by the Gestapo in 1938. The Nazis sent Grunbaum to the Dachau concentration camp and killed him in 1941.
LAS VEGAS (CN) - Las Vegas police carried their harassment of motorcycle clubs to an extreme by ticketing a minister and arresting his attorney, the two men claim in court.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A porn factory's insurance company claims it's not responsible for attorney fees in lawsuits brought by former actors who say they contracted HIV while filming group sex scenes, the insurer claims in Federal Court.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (CN) - A haunted walking tour in Savannah stole the identity of a more established ghost tour provider and is making off with its business, the aggrieved concern claims in court.
ATLANTA, Ga. (CN) - A controversial author's insurance agency wants a court to define exactly what its obligations are in regard to a slander suit pending against the author. Michael Daugherty, author of "The Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Expose of the U.S. Government's Surveillance and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business," was sued in October 2014 for allegedly making false statements about Tiversa Holding Corp., a cybersecurity firm, and its CEO Robert Boback.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CN) - The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia claims in court that Rolling Stone and the author of a retracted campus rape story owe it $25 million for destroying its reputation.
MANHATTAN (CN) - A Dutch telecom company is under fire from shareholders for allegedly paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes to a company controlled by the daughter of Uzbekistan's president to secure lucrative wireless licenses.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - The Kardashians stole the mobile game "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" from an independent video game developer, Kung Fu Factory claims in court.
BALTIMORE (CN) - New boardwalk regulations in Ocean City, Md., have drawn objections in federal court from a face painter, magician and other street performers.
RICHMOND, Va. (CN) - A gay porn actor took advantage of a FaceTime misdial to wage an extended campaign of social media and other harassment against a police officer innocently seeking advice about a gun, the officer claims in court.
CHICAGO (CN) - A dentist claims in court that a television news report about botched implant procedures he allegedly performed ruined his practice and left career in a shambles.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CN) - Two Trump casinos in Atlantic City are suing their insurers over unpaid Hurricane Sandy claims, arguing in court that the casinos lost income during the storm and New Jersey residents lost out on "leisure time."
(CN) - B.F.R.A., successor in interest to X-17, claims Getty Images and Bauer-Griffin violate copyright on 12 celebrity photos and issued "sham licenses" for them to third parties, driving down the cost of paparazzi photos.
(CN) - Twentieth Century Fox claims Bay City Television and its corporate parent Televisa owe it $7 million in syndication fees for "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill."
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Starz Entertainment fired its only high-level black executive for protesting rather than participating in illegal activities and for advocating hiring more minority employees, he claims in court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A New Yorker claims California companies fraudulently induced him to give them $600,000 for a movie to be called "Nailed" or "Accidental Love."
Austrian student Max Schrems's attempt to bring a class-action lawsuit against Facebook over its privacy policies will head to Austria's Supreme Court to determine whether such collective legal action is allowed. Read more from Reuters.
Female executives and filmmakers are ready to run studios and direct blockbuster pictures. What will it take to dismantle the pervasive sexism that keeps them from doing it? Read more from The New York Times.
A slew of deceased (or otherwise retired) writers - from Stieg Larsson to Robert Ludlum - are digging up major profits with posthumous releases and movie adaptations of their "latest work." Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.
Virtual reality is here for the masses, just in time for the holidays. Samsung's Gear VR headset started shipping Friday, the first major consumer virtual reality device to hit the public. Read more from Re/Code.
Imagine if public figures were given veto power over creative works that depicted or referenced them. Our ability to make art that is inspired by, or comments on, the real world would be sharply limited. Read more from Electronic Frontier Foundation.
If freedom of expression in Canada were a medical patient, it would be dangerously close to needing life support. Read more from The Toronto Star.
BuzzFeed's editorial standards were modified earlier this week to allow for greater collaboration between the company's editorial and advertising staffers, a move BuzzFeed's editor in chief says will enable the company to keep pace with promotional standards in the entertainment industry. Read more from Poynter.
Adele's choice will reflect the music industry's larger debate over how fully to embrace the streaming format. Read more from The New York Times.
Google, long disappointed by profit margins at its video giant, chases a paid model in a crowded landscape - but it might be wishful thinking. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.
Buyers are intrigued but wary after Vice's deal with A+E to launch the revamped channel, which will be called Viceland, early next year. Read more from Adweek.
As HBO's streaming service popularity has taken off, the company has yet to crack down on the sharing of passwords, believing it's a great opportunity to have programming junkies market the brand for you. Read more from TechDirt.
Jon Stewart's next act will be on HBO. The former host of "The Daily Show" has struck a four-year production deal with the company just in time for the 2016 election cycle. Read more from CNN.
Exploitation is becoming a tricky subject in the genre of the musician docudrama. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.
Bill Cosby will give a new deposition in the defamation case from Janice Dickinson over her allegations of sexual assault. Judge Debre K. Weintraub ordered Dickinson will depose Cosby and Singer by Nov. 25 on whether they knew if her allegations were true before denying them to the press. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.
There's no question about it anymore: CBS is serious in its effort to take on Netflix, Amazon, HBO Now and Hulu Prime in the subscription streaming service space. Read more from Politico.