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Judge Tosses $417 Million Talcum Powder Case Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

A judge in Los Angeles has thrown out a $417 million 'talcum powder' case verdict against Johnson & Johnson. Previously, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay the sum to a woman who claimed she got ovarian cancer from the company's baby powder product.

Public Health October 21, 2017

Apple Loses Lawsuit To Patent Troll VirnetX, Ordered To Pay $440 Million

Apple badly lost the lawsuit filed by patent troll VirnetX, who accused the company of infringing patents with iMessage and FaceTime. Apple, which has been ordered to pay $439.7 million, will launch one final appeal.

Apple October 17, 2017

Waymo Offered Uber Chance To End Legal Battle: It Just Had To Pay $1 Billion, Issue Public Apology

Waymo has reportedly gave Uber a chance to end the legal dispute between the two companies through the payment of $1 billion and the issuance of a public apology. Uber, however, has rejected the terms of the offer.

Google October 12, 2017

Record Labels Win Legal Battle Against YouTube MP3 Ripping Site: Watch Out, Pirates

A popular site used for pirating YouTube content will soon shut down. YouTube-mp3.org has agreed to a settlement to avoid going to court, agreeing to hand over the site to the RIAA, among other things.

Internet September 5, 2017

Lawsuit Claims Nestle's Poland Spring Bottled Water Is Common Groundwater

A legal complaint filed in Federal court alleges that Nestlé is committing fraud. Plaintiffs argue that Poland Spring bottled water does not meet FDA regulations.

Business Tech August 20, 2017

Atari Sues Nestlé For Blatantly Copying Its ‘Breakout’ Game In Kitkat Ad

Atari filed a lawsuit against Nestlé for its ‘Breakout’ clone in a 2016 KitKat commercial aired in the UK. Nestlé said it will defend itself.

Business Tech August 19, 2017

Nintendo Switch Controllers Hit With Patent Dispute: Legitimate Lawsuit Or Attempt To Leech Off Hybrid Console's Success?

Accessory maker Gamevice claimed that Nintendo infringed on a patent that it holds with the Joy-Cons of the Nintendo Switch. Is this a legitimate lawsuit, or is Gamevice looking to leech off the success of the hybrid console?

Video Games August 12, 2017

Lawsuit Claiming Apple Intentionally ‘Broke’ FaceTime On Older iPhones Can Proceed, Judge Says

A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled that Apple can’t dismiss a lawsuit claiming it intentionally disabled FaceTime on iOS 6. The plaintiffs claim Apple violated California's Unfair Competition Law.

Business Tech August 1, 2017

Facebook Tracking Lawsuit Judge Says Keeping Online Activity Private Is Users' Responsibility

A U.S. Federal judge just dismissed an internet privacy lawsuit against Facebook, stating that the plaintiffs should have been responsible for their privacy. It remains uncertain how this impacts the site’s other users.

Internet July 4, 2017

Man Wins $870,000 In Malpractice Lawsuit After Doctor Removes Wrong Testicle

A man from Pennsylvania is awarded a total of $870,000 after his doctor removed the wrong testicle. The rare case of medical malpractice in the community shows the importance of competent care even in smaller counties.

Medicine June 16, 2017

Rape Victim Sues Uber For Obtaining And Sharing Her Medical Records

An Indian woman filed rape and won against an Uber driver in India in 2014. Now, she has alleged that the company, its three executives including CEO Travis Kalanick in particular, obtained her medical records illegally to discredit her.

Business Tech June 16, 2017

ABC News Faces $5.7 Billion Lawsuit Over 'Pink Slime' Story

South Dakota meat processing company Beef Products Inc. accused ABC News of misreporting and causing intentional harm to the firm and its employees. The meat company sued ABC News for $5.7 billion in damages.

Business Tech June 6, 2017

Not Halal Pepperoni: Muslim Man Sues Little Caesars Over Pork Topping On Pizza

A Muslim man in Dearborn, Michigan, has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Little Ceasars Pizza, saying he was served and unknowingly consumed pork despite ordering halal pepperoni pizza. Learn more about this pizza lawsuit.

Business Tech May 29, 2017

Uber Legal Problems Pile Up Because Of Waymo Case And Self-Driving Trucks

The last few months haven't been kind to Uber, with every sort of legal problem hitting the company. That pile just got a little bigger thanks to the Waymo case and Uber's self-driving vehicle program.

Business Tech May 26, 2017

Jelly Belly Faces Lawsuit Over Sugar Content Of Sports Beans

A woman filed a lawsuit against Jelly Belly over the sugar content of Sports Beans. The sweets company used the term evaporated cane juice instead of just sugar in its ingredients list.

Public Health May 26, 2017

PayPal Sues Pandora Over New Logo

Last fall, Pandora debuted a new logo that looked quite similar to PayPal's. In response, the online payment service is taking the music streaming company to court.

Business Tech May 23, 2017

Qualcomm Punches Back At Apple With New Lawsuit

In what has been a tense legal battle since the start of the year, Qualcomm has thrown the next punch at Apple. But it may not be in the most direct way.

Business Tech May 17, 2017

Man Sues American Airlines Over Injuries Sustained During 14-Hour Flight Stuck Next To Obese Passengers

A 67-year-old Australian man is suing American Airlines after spending a 14-hour flight seated next to two obese passengers who encroached on his space. The man says he suffered neck and back injuries as a result.

Business Tech May 7, 2017

New York State Health Department Faces Lawsuit From Medical Marijuana Companies

Medical marijuana manufacturers filed a lawsuit against the New York State Health Department. This lawsuit challenged the health department's plan of expanding registered marijuana manufacturers in the state from 5 to 10.

Public Health May 3, 2017

Google, Huawei May Soon Face Class-Action Lawsuit Over Nexus 6P Early Shutdown, Bootloop Issues

A U.S.-based law firm is looking to put together a class-action lawsuit against Google and Huawei for the reported early shutdown and bootloop issues of the Nexus 6P. Affected users are highly recommended to participate in the lawsuit.

Business Tech April 17, 2017

Apple Qualcomm Lawsuit Over Royalties Escalates As Chipmaker Files Countersuit

Qualcomm has fired back at Apple, escalating the legal dispute over royalties by filing a countersuit. The fight is heating up and Qualcomm says Apple played dirty, so here's what you need to know.

Business Tech April 11, 2017

New York City Upset With Verizon, Sues The Carrier: Here's Why

New York City officials filed a lawsuit against Verizon claiming that the company failed to fulfill the terms of an agreement signed with the city nine years ago. Company officials, however, denied these charges made against them.

Internet March 14, 2017

Texas 'Wrongful Birth' Bill May Prevent Parents From Suing Doctors For Witholding Info On Baby Abnormalities

Texas 'wrongful birth' bill may prevent the parents from suing the doctors for withholding the information on baby abnormality especially if they feel the client may seek abortion. The proponents of the bill, however, said the measure would only seek to right the wrong.

Public Health March 9, 2017

Parents File Charges Over 14-Month-Old Baby’s Death During Dentist Visit

The parents of 14-month-old Daisy Lynn who died after a dental procedure in North Austin have filed a lawsuit against the dentist, an anesthesiologist, and the dentist office. Learn more details about the alleged dental malpractice.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2017

Nintendo Throws Blue Shell At Business That Lets You Play 'Mario Kart' In Real Life

Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against Tokyo-based MariCar for copyright infringement. The 'Mario Kart'-inspired business offers go-kart tours around the city, with riders provided costumes of various Nintendo characters.

Business Tech February 25, 2017

Kesha Releases Damaging New Emails In Dr. Luke Lawsuit: Producer Scolded Her For Turkey And Diet Coke Meal

Kesha has released new emails in her lawsuit against her former music producer Dr. Luke. In one email, Luke calls out the singer for eating turkey and Diet Coke instead of fasting.

Celebrities February 20, 2017

SiriusXM's Howard Stern Sued For Airing IRS Phone Call Live On Satellite Radio Show

Howard Stern is being sued by a woman who says he negligently aired her private IRS phone call live on his SiriusXM satellite radio show. The woman is also suing the U.S. government.

Internet February 16, 2017

ACLU Sues White House Over Trump Immigration Ban And Shatters Fundraising Records: $24 Million This Weekend

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) shattered all fundraising records this weekend, after suing the White House over President Trump's immigration ban. ACLU received $24 million in donations to keep fighting the executive order.

Business Tech January 30, 2017

Qualcomm Under Siege: Apple Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Chip Maker For Inflated Royalty Payments

Apple has filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm for unfair charges on royalties. The accusations come just days after the FTC filed a complaint against the chip maker for anti-competitive practices.

Business Tech January 21, 2017

Ex-Microsoft Online Moderators Forced To Watch Child Porn Sue Company For Failing To Treat Their PTSD

Two former Microsoft employees are suing the company for failing to treat their post-traumatic stress disorder. The employees had to watch child pornography, gruesome murders, and other disturbing material as part of the job, which gave them PTSD.

Business Tech January 12, 2017

Coca-Cola Lawsuit Claims Beverage Company Misled Public To Consume Unhealthy Drinks

Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association face lawsuit over deceptive marketing practices to promote and sell sugar-sweetened beverages. The Praxis Project advocacy group filed the complaint.

Public Health January 9, 2017

Tesla Sued After Model X Crashes Into Living Room But Tesla Points To Possible Driver Error

Tesla Model X owner Ji Chang Son has sued Tesla Motors Inc. after his electric SUV suddenly accelerated and crashed into his living room, he claims. But Tesla asserts its cars 'do not accelerate without the driver instructing it to do so.'

Business Tech January 1, 2017

Facial Wash St. Ives Apricot Scrub Faces Lawsuit Over Ingredient That May Cause Skin Damage

St. Ives Apricot Scrub parent company Unilever faces a lawsuit over the ingredient used in its popular skin product. The plaintiffs said this ingredient can cause skin damage.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 30, 2016

SiriusXM Settles The Turtles Oldies Copyright Lawsuit For Up To $99 Million

Satellite radio company SiriusXM has settled a series of copyright lawsuits related to its playing of pre-1972 recordings for an amount which could reach $99 million. The class action lawsuits were filed on behalf of the 60s group the Turtles, who performed the classic hit oldie 'Happy Together.'

Internet December 2, 2016

Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay More Than $1 Billion To Patients Injured By Pinnacle Hip Implants

Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopedics were ordered to pay $1.04 billion in compensatory and punitive damages to patients who were injured by the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants. The amount is the third largest jury award of 2016.

Feature | Health December 1, 2016

Pirate Bay, Torrentz And Other File-Sharing Sites Hosted Film Downloads After Talent Agency Illegally Streamed Them: Lawsuit

Top movie studio Warner Bros. has sued a Hollywood talent agency for illegally streaming two of its films. Warner claims the films wound up on torrent sites like The Pirate Bay and Torrentz where they could be illegally downloaded by thousands of file sharers.

Internet October 26, 2016

Apple Claims About 90 Percent Of Its Chargers Sold On Amazon Are Fake

Apple filed a lawsuit against company Mobile Star for selling allegedly counterfeit products under the Apple logo and brand on Amazon.com.

Apple October 20, 2016

Kickass Torrents Defense: Torrents Are Not Copyrighted Material, Case Must Be Dismissed

Kickass Torrents’ defense team has filed a motion to dismiss the U.S. government’s case against the former file-sharing website. The defense argues that torrents in and of themselves are not copyrighted material.

Internet October 19, 2016

Kim Kardashian Sues Website For Claiming She Lied About Paris Robbery

Kim Kardashian has filed a lawsuit against gossip website mediatakeout.com. The reality star claims that the website knowingly published false information suggesting that she faked her recent robbery in Paris, France.

Celebrities October 11, 2016

Ohio Bridal Shop Suing Texas Hospital Whose Negligence Got It Called The ‘Ebola Store’

Ohio-based bridal shop filed a suit against a Texas Hospital because one of its nurses unknowingly contracted the Ebola virus and visited the boutique. The business was temporarily shut down by the authorities and never reopened because of the clients' reluctance.

Public Health October 6, 2016

More Cancer-Related Talcum Powder Lawsuits Filed Against Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is facing a new lawsuit from a woman in California who claims the company's talcum powder has given her ovarian cancer. The company argues there is no scientific evidence to support the link.

Public Health September 27, 2016

TMZ Wins Jared Leto Lawsuit Over Posting Taylor Swift Curse Video

Online gossip website TMZ has prevailed in a lawsuit brought against it by actor Jared Leto. The site aired a video of Leto cursing Taylor Swift, footage which he says was transferred to TMZ illegally.

Celebrities September 25, 2016

Steam Pulls Digital Homicide's Games After It Sued 100 Users Of The Community For $18 Million, Devs Respond

Valve pulls all of Digital Homicides' games off Steam after the game developer/publisher sued 100 anonymous Steam users. Digital Homicide responds and is currently seeking legal representation for what can possibly be a lawsuit against Valve.

Business Tech September 18, 2016

First Lawsuit Filed Against Samsung For Exploding Galaxy Note 7: Many More To Come?

A man from Florida has filed what could be the first lawsuit in the United States against Samsung related to the exploding battery of the Galaxy Note 7. Will there be more lawsuits in the near future for the company?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 17, 2016

News Groups Suing FBI For Information On How The Agency Cracked San Bernardino iPhone

Three news organizations have come together to sue the FBI over the hack of the San Bernardino iPhone. They believe the information on how the hack was achieved needs to be released to the public, and as such, they are looking to the courts to force the agency to concede.

Security September 16, 2016

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