NCAA Asks 9th Circuit to Strip $40M Fee Award From Student-Athletes

The National Collegiate Athletic Association fought a $40 million attorney fee award at the Ninth Circuit on Thursday, in an antitrust class action by former student-athletes who said the organization forced students to sign their rights away while reaping the benefits of licensing and merchandise agreements.

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Paramount’s Movie Music Claims Take a Beating from Ninth Circuit

A panel of Ninth Circuit judges seemed highly skeptical Thursday of Paramount Pictures’ claim that it had no control over whether the music producer it hired for a movie released in October chose a composer who worked with musicians in the U.S. – a major condition of Paramount’s agreement with the musicians’ union.

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Twitter Ducks Widow’s Lawsuit Over Islamic State Attack

Declining to rule on whether the federal Communications Decency Act shields media companies like Twitter from liability in terrorist attacks, a Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday said the widow of a State Department contractor cannot show Twitter contributed to the terror attack that killed her husband. 

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