Weekly News Update

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*Russia has reacted with anger after its bid to have a ban on its track and field athletes lifted to allow them to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games ended in failure. The Court for the Arbitration of Sport rejected the appeal made by the Russian Olympic Committee and 67 athletes Thursday. [CNN]

*Last Friday, Tom Brady threw his Deflategate case to the sideline, saying in a Facebook post that he would no longer appeal the four-game suspension Commissioner Roger Goodell of the N.F.L. gave him for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs during the A.F.C. championship game in 2015. [NY Times]

*A labor lawsuit that was instrumental in prodding Hollywood studios and production companies to reconsider how they treat interns is headed toward a resolution. [LA Times]

*Media mogul Barry Diller’s “Hollywood on the Hudson” revamp of Manhattan’s Pier 55 as a public park and arts venue has gotten a judge’s green light — at least for the summer. The temporary lifting of an injunction granted to opponents of the 2.7-acre park will allow the $130 million plan to proceed until the next court hearing on Sept. 6. [New York Post]

*Volkswagen AG is facing new lawsuits by New York and at least two other states that might cost the company hundreds of billions of dollars for cheating on pollution-control tests. [Bloomberg]

*The long court battle over several Wall Street firms that claimed being defrauded by Paramount Pictures could finally be drawing to a finish, thanks to a New York appeals court decision on Thursday. [The Hollywood Reporter]

*A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the U.S. Navy was wrongly allowed to use sonar that could harm whales and other marine life. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision upholding approval granted in 2012 for the Navy to use low-frequency sonar for training, testing and routine operations. [NY Daily News]