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Justin Timberlake.

Circuit Rebukes Judge for Awarding Fees in Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake Patent Case

By Scott Graham |

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake may be exceptional entertainers, but they did not properly prove that a patent infringement case filed against them is “exceptional” and worthy of $755,000 in attorney fees, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Oct. 20.

Frances Robles of The New York Times

New York Times Reporter Won't Have to Testify in 'Baby Hope' Murder Trial

A New York Times reporter will not have to testify or hand over interview notes in the upcoming trial of a man charged in the 1991 murder of a girl who became known as "Baby Hope," an appeals court decided Thursday.

FCC, Industry Groups Spar Over Robocall Regulations in DC Circuit

The Federal Communications Commission defended its "robocall" regulations Wednesday against tough questions from a Washington appeals panel, which appeared sympathetic at times to arguments from companies that the rules extend too far and open a door to class actions.

Harry Shearer

'Spinal Tap' Actor Sues to Recoup Profits Owed From Movie

By Amanda Bronstadt |

Harry Shearer has filed a $125 million lawsuit against Vivendi S.A. over profits from the 1984 cult film “This Is Spinal Tap,” in which he starred as fictional rock band member Derek Smalls.