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LinkedIn Settles Lawsuit Over Massive Password Leak

LinkedIn Settles Lawsuit Over Massive Password Leak

By Josh Wolford February 24, 2015

LinkedIn has settled a class-action lawsuit filed shortly after the social network allowed over 6.5 million passwords to be exposed by Russian hackers in 2012. And apparently, LinkedIn feels as though its penalty should be about $1 per user. Premium …

Forever 21 Accused of Stealing Photoshop Forever 21 Accused of Stealing Photoshop

Adobe, makers of Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and more, is suing clothing retailer Forever 21 for “willful, intentional, and malicious” copyright infringement by using unauthorized copies of its products. Joining Adobe in the suit is Autodesk and Corel. “Plaintiffs are informed …

Will Feds Think Twice About Impersonating People on Facebook Will Feds Think Twice About Impersonating People on Facebook

The U.S. Justice Department is about to pay a New York woman $134,000 over investigative tactics it once described as “legitimate law enforcement”. In October of 2014, the story of Sondra Arquiett hit the web. Arquiett claimed DEA agents stole …

Angelea Preston Sues Tyra Banks, CW

The drama on America’s Next Top Model is truly never-ending. Angelea Preston, a former participant in multiple cycles of the popular show, is suing Tyra Banks and the CW network for breach of contract. According to the LA Times, Preston …

Max Baer Jr Sues CBS in ‘Jethro’s BBQ’ Squabble

Max Baer Jr. is accusing CBS of making a secret deal with a small BBQ restaurant chain to allow it to “capitalize upon and exploit virtually every element” of the series for which he’s famous. Baer Jr., who you probably …

Comcast Sued Over Xfinity Public Hotspot Initiative Comcast Sued Over Xfinity Public Hotspot Initiative

A couple of Comcast customers are none too happy with the company’s Xfinity WiFi hotspot initiative, and have filed a class-action lawsuit against the ISP in a California district court. Toyer Grear and Joycelyn Harris allege Comcast is violating the …

Uber Sued in Hometown, Accused of Misleading Users Uber Sued in Hometown, Accused of Misleading Users

Uber is under fire from more cities – now including the one in which it is headquartered. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon says that Uber has made “false or misleading statements to consumers and for engaging in a variety …

Uber Facing Lawsuit from the City of Portland Uber Facing Lawsuit from the City of Portland

On-demand ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft often operate in legal grey areas, residing somewhere between illegal and kind-of legal – depending on the specific laws of the cities in which they launch. Most of the conflicts that arise between …

Netflix Faces Suit From Consumer Group In France Netflix Faces Suit From Consumer Group In France

Netflix only launched in France in September, but it already has some trouble on its hands in the country. France’s largest consumer defense organization, The Confederation for Consumption, Housing, Living and Environment (CLCV), has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the …

Google Will Pay Damages Over Street View Cleavage Google Will Pay Damages Over Street View Cleavage

Google is going to have to pay a Montreal woman a couple thousand dollars because Street View happened to capture her cleavage. A Canadian judge has ruled that Google owes Maria Pia Grillo $2,250 in damages (plus $159 in court …

Proposition 46 Debate Heats Up in California

In November Californians will have the opportunity to significantly change medical malpractice law in their state. Proposition 46 would raise California’s cap on non-economic damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits. The state’s cap is currently $250,000, set in 1975 by …

Celeb Nude Photo Victims Threaten to Sue Google Celeb Nude Photo Victims Threaten to Sue Google

More than a dozen female celebrities – actresses, models, and athletes – who were recently victimized by the iCloud nude photo leak debacle are now threatening to sue Apple Google for “failing to act expeditiously and responsibly to remove the …

Yahoo Settles Class Action Suit Over Localworks Yahoo Settles Class Action Suit Over Localworks

In January, a class action suit was filed against Yahoo over claims that its Localworks lead generation offering didn’t work as advertised. The suit didn’t get a lot of press, but class action news site BigClassAction.com said this about it …

Snapchat Quietly Settles Ownership Dispute Snapchat Quietly Settles Ownership Dispute

While everyone was at least trying to watch Apple’s big iPhone 6 and Apple Watch announcement Tuesday afternoon, Snapchat dropped the news that the company had settled a lawsuit pertaining to the ownership of the loftily-valued ephemeral messaging app. Literally, …

Sara Bareilles Sued Over Concert Ad Art

Sara Bareilles made a name for herself creating catchy pop tunes, but now the singer/songwriter is being accused of stealing another artist’s work. The New York Post is reporting that Bareilles has been sued by an artist for art used …

Yelp Faces New Class Action Suit From Shareholders Yelp Faces New Class Action Suit From Shareholders

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 …

Facebook Sued Over ‘Revenge Porn’ Page Facebook Sued Over ‘Revenge Porn’ Page

A Texas woman has filed a hefty lawsuit against Facebook, claiming that the social network failed to act quickly enough to remove a page where her ex had set up shop, posting fake nudes depicting her in “sexual acts.” She …