LOS ANGELES - KTS Karaoke claims EMI Music et al. have no standing to threaten with a $75 million lawsuit for copyright violations, because it just distributes the recordings, in Federal Court.
AUSTIN - Pervasive Software is selling itself too cheaply through an unfair process to Actian, for $9.20 a share or $162 million, shareholders claim in Travis County Court.
LOS ANGELES - Warner Bros. Home Entertainment filed 26 federal lawsuits, many with Amazon.com as a defendant, for sales of its copyrighted movies.
MANHATTAN - Anthony Cruz and claims E1 Entertainment fka Koch Entertainment released his "Final Call" album without permission, in New York County Supreme Court.
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service illegally refuses to protect the dusky gopher frog aka Mississippi gopher frog, Markle Interests claims in Federal Court.
HONOLULU - The United States sued Princess K Fishing Corp., claiming it blew off a judgment for tossing a radio distress emitter overboard, which continued emitting distress calls, after it bought a new one.
ST. THOMAS, V.I. - Virgin Islands businessman Ashu Bhandari was sentenced Thursday to a month in jail and fined $1.1 million for felony importation of protected black coral, federal prosecutors said.
ATLANTA - Parents of Maya Turner claim 3 Johns Multimedia and Bryan Johnson took $10,000 to promote the 14-year-old singer, but failed to perform, in Fulton County Superior Court.