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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Class Action’

Yelp ‘Extortion’ Suit Dismissed, But Suspicions Remain

Yelp has emerged victorious from an extortion lawsuit, but the reasons why have done little to quell existing suspicions about its business practices. Various lawsuits have been filed against Yelp over the years, accusing the company of extorting small businesses by hiding positive reviews and showing negative ones in order to get businesses to pay for advertising. Beyond the lawsuits, …

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Was Yelp Misleading About Its Reviews?

Yelp is no stranger to legal battles, nor is it a stranger to complaints about how it handles reviews. Now, the company faces a new class action suit from shareholders, accusing it of selling over $81 million in stock, while misleading shareholders about the legitimacy of reviews. Do you believe Yelp would mislead investors about its reviews, or do you …

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Class Action Suit Seeks Payment For AdSense Publishers

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Google related to claims that the search giant is stealing money from publishers by shutting down their accounts before paying them. Last month, a person claiming to be a former Google employee accused the company of such in a very long and detailed explanation on Pastebin. This person claimed that the operation …

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EA Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over ‘Battlefield 4’ Claims

Since the release of Battlefield 4 back in October, gamers have been fighting to actually play the title. Those who bought the title have encountered bugs, game crashes, and other difficulties when trying to play the game. Developer DICE has promised to fix the game before releasing any more DLC content, but that won’t save publisher EA from being held …

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LinkedIn Class Action Complaint Over Password Leak

As expected for a security breach of this magnitude, a class action lawsuit has begun against LinkedIn regarding its recently leaked passwords. The action, which has been filed with the U.S. District Court in Northern California, claims LinkedIn failed to “properly safeguard its users’ digitally stored personally identifiable information, including e-mail addresses, passwords, and login credentials” The plaintiff in the …

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Windows 8 User Agreement Forbids Class Action Lawsuits

The class action lawsuit is the most valued weapon in the consumer’s arsenal. It allows consumers to bring the wrongdoings of companies into the wider public sphere of discussion and get others who have been wronged to add their voices to the cause. In a recent disturbing trend, however, companies have been updating their user agreements to outright ban such …

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Facebook Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Following Fubar IPO

Whenever we here at WebProNews have speculated or reported on class action lawsuits filed against Facebook, the nature of those complaints has almost always had to do with the social networking giant’s dubious handling of user privacy. Given the remarkably awful situation that has plagued Facebook since its initial public offering this past Friday, the company has found a new …

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Nutella to Settle Ad Lawsuit For $3 Million

A Califronia mom, Athena Hohenberg, sued Ferrero Roche last February for claiming their chocolate-hazelnut spread was healthy, when in fact it is probably one of the least healthy things you can eat. Hohenberg claimed she was taken in by ads and product packaging that suggested Nutella was part of a healthy meal. Nutella’s packaging claims that it is “healthy” and …

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Could Facebook Face A Class Action Lawsuit Over Its Questionable Tracking Habits?

The kicks just keep getting harder to find for Facebook when it comes to explaining away that sneaky habit of tracking internet users even after they’ve logged out of the site. Today two lawyers in Baltimore became the latest to file a lawsuit against the online social network charging that Facebook spies on Internet browsing habits and violates wiretapping and …

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