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Bought A Faulty Original Pixel? Google Might Pay You $500 Thanks To A Lawsuit Settlement

If you bought the original Pixel or Pixel XL and experienced microphone problems, you’re in luck. Google might pay you up to $500 if you’re eligible.

Google May 15, 2019

DNA Tests Show Fertility Doctor Jan Karbaat Used Own Sperm To Father 49 Children

Jan Karbaat had impregnated several of his fertility clients using his sperm. His repeated violation of patients over the years resulted in 49 children.

April 15, 2019

Monsanto Ordered To Pay $80 Million To Edwin Hardeman Who Jury Says Contracted Cancer From Roundup Herbicide Exposure

A US jury has ordered Monsanto to pay a Sonoma County resident more than $80 million in damages. The man claimed that long-term exposure to the company's herbicide Roundup caused him to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Public Health March 28, 2019

Nintendo Shuts Down Real-Life 'Mario Kart' In Japan

Nintendo won its lawsuit against the Japanese company that brought 'Mario Kart' to life in the streets of Tokyo. Fans of the racing franchise may have something else to look forward to, though, namely an attraction in Super Nintendo World.

Video Games September 28, 2018

Apple Accused Of Stealing Qualcomm Secrets To Help Improve Intel Chips

Qualcomm claimed that Apple stole confidential information from the chipmaker, then forwarded them to rival Intel. This helped improve Intel chips, paving the way for Apple to switch suppliers and causing Qualcomm to lose billions of dollars in sales.

Apple September 26, 2018

Children's Hospital Sued Over Newborn's Death Amid Virus Outbreak In Facility

The parents of a premature infant that died in 2016 are suing the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. According to the lawsuit, their child died because of the virus outbreak that occured among 23 babies at the time.

Medicine September 2, 2018

Google Targeted By Lawsuit Over Shady Location Tracking Policy

Google is facing a lawsuit for violating California’s privacy laws. The case stemmed from AP’s report that it still stores location data even if the user turns off the Location History.

Google August 21, 2018

Surgeon Sued For Wrongfully Removing Woman's Kidney In Botched Surgery

A surgeon allegedly removed a woman's healthy kidney during a surgery to remove her adrenal gland. She now suffers from kidney disease and is said to have depression and mental distress.

Medicine August 16, 2018

Tesla Sues Former Employee For Allegedly Hacking Company Data And Leaking It To Media

Tesla has filed a lawsuit against former company technician Martin Tripp. The company accused Tripp of allegedly stealing vital company information and leaking it to both the press and third parties.

June 21, 2018

Australian Man Wins Ability To Sue Google For Defamation

A Melbourne, Australia native will have a chance to face off against Google and its legal team in a courtroom. Milorad 'Michael' Trkulja accused the technology company of defamation.

Google June 13, 2018

UK iPhone Users Sue Google For $4.3B Over Privacy Violations

A UK-based representative group called Google You Owe Us sued the technology company. The group believes that between 2011 and 2012, Google illegally hacked into their iPhones by using a computer code.

Google May 21, 2018

Stan Lee Files $1B Lawsuit Against POW! Entertainment

Celebrated pop culture figure Stan Lee recently sued POW! Entertainment and two of his business partners. He accused them of tricking him into signing over the ability to use his name and likeness illegally.

Celebrities May 16, 2018

Chris Brown Named In New Lawsuit: Woman Says She Was Raped At His House

A lawsuit is alleging that multiple episodes of sexual assault occurred during a party at Chris Brown’s house. The woman, who chose to remain anonymous, had been severely traumatized, according to her lawyer Gloria Allred.

Celebrities May 10, 2018

Man Infected With Hepatitis C After ER Visit Files Suit Against MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital

One of the patients who had contact with a hepatitis-C infected nurse at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup filed a lawsuit over hospital negligence. The suit was filed after the arrest of the nurse, Cora Weberg.

Public Health May 6, 2018

If You Bought The Fat PlayStation 3, You Have Less Than A Month To Claim $65 From Sony

If you purchased the fat PlayStation 3 between 2006 and 2010, you may be eligible to claim $65 from Sony. Think of it as a parting gift for the previous-generation console, as it enters the twilight of its life.

Video Games March 19, 2018

Google Sued Over Firing Software Developer For Speaking About Diversity And Harassment

A former Google employee sued the company for firing him back in November 2017 for making pro-diversity posts. Google, on its part, says it's just trying to eliminate harmful stereotypes.

Business Tech February 22, 2018

Customers Now Suing Google For Google Pixel Microphone Defects

There’s now a class action lawsuit against Google over microphone issues on the original Pixel and Pixel XL handsets. If you don’t have a defective Pixel handset, here’s how you might still qualify.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 9, 2018

LG Settles Bootloop Lawsuit By Offering Users Cash Or $700 To Buy New LG Phone

LG has finally settled its lawsuit involving bootlooping phones. Affected customers can choose from either receiving $425 in cash or getting a $700 rebate toward a brand-new LG phone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 1, 2018

Anthony Levandowski Accused Of Stealing Trade Secrets From Tesla

Anthony Levandowski who was previously accused of stealing trade secrets from Google for Uber has now been charged again. In a lawsuit filed by his former nanny, he allegedly paid a Tesla employee for trade secrets.

Car Tech January 17, 2018

Major Music Publisher Files $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Spotify Ahead Of The Streaming Service Going Public

Wixen Music Publishing filed a lawsuit against Spotify, seeking $1.6 billion in damages. The legal action is bad news for the music streaming service, which is going public this year at a value of as high as $20 billion.

Business Tech January 3, 2018

Woman Sues Washington Hospital For Taking Nude Photos Of Her While In Surgery

When Sheila Harosky underwent surgery, she didn’t know her surgeon would be taking photographs of her while she was naked. Now, she’s suing the hospital and people involved in the incident.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 30, 2017

Surgeon Sued For Talking On Phone During Surgery

A surgeon is being sued for inappropriate behavior after taking a language proficiency test over the phone during an operation. The doctor has since admitted to his mistake.

Medicine December 8, 2017

Epic Games Sued A 14-Year-Old Over 'Fortnite' Cheating: Teen's Mom Strikes Back

Epic Games sued a 14-year-old minor for cheating in video game 'Fortnite,' but the teen's mother is fighting back. She said her son is being used as a 'scapegoat,' and highlights that the game developer violated state laws.

Business Tech November 28, 2017

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

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