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Proposition 46 Debate Heats Up in California

Proposition 46 Debate Heats Up in California

By Sean Patterson October 23, 2014

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 …

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 …

Sony Makes $15M Settlement Over 2011 PSN Hack Sony Makes $15M Settlement Over 2011 PSN Hack

In April of 2011, Sony’s PlayStation Network was hit with an “external intrusion,” prompting a massive shutdown amid concerns that personal information – possibly even credit card info – had been compromised. Those fears were eventually confirmed, as Sony admitted …

Goldman Sachs Wants Google to Scrub Accidental Email Goldman Sachs Wants Google to Scrub Accidental Email

Update: Google has reportedly complied with Goldman Sachs’ request. “Google complied with our request that it block access to the email,” said a Goldman spokeswoman“It has also notified us that the email account had not been accessed from the time …

City, Mayor Sued Over Arrest of Parody Tweeter City, Mayor Sued Over Arrest of Parody Tweeter

The ACLU has taken up the case of a Peoria, Illinois man who is suing the city and its Mayor for violation of his First and Fourth Amendment rights. 29-year-old Jon Daniel is suing Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis (shown above), …

Suit: Hospital Posts STD Diagnosis on Facebook Suit: Hospital Posts STD Diagnosis on Facebook

I’d imagine that being told you have an STD isn’t pleasant, but I’m pretty sure that it would be twice as awful if that news was made public – plastered all over Facebook, for instance. That’s what one Cincinnati woman …

Google Sued by Masseur, Claims Sexual Harassment Google Sued by Masseur, Claims Sexual Harassment

A New Jersey massage therapist is suing Google, as well as a dozen unnamed parties, claiming the company wrongfully terminated his employment after he reported sexual harassment at the hands of another employee. Elvis Gardin began providing his massage services …

$650 Million Settlement Reached in Pradaxa Lawsuit

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals this week agreed to a settlement in the multi-district litigation over the drug Pradaxa. The company has agreed to pay $650 million to settle the lawsuits. Much of that money will be used to compensate patients who …

Class Action Suit Filed Against Google Over AdSense Class Action Suit Filed Against Google Over AdSense

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 …

Buffalo Bills Fans Sue Over Text Alert Snafu, Win Buffalo Bills Fans Sue Over Text Alert Snafu, Win

Thousands of Buffalo Bills fans will receive gift cards to purchase official Buffalo Bills merchandise after they received a few too many text alerts from the team’s now-disbanded automatic text service. Back in 2012, Bills fan Jerry Wojcik filed a …

Appendix Lawsuit: Doctor Forgot To Do The Obvious

You know, stress and busy schedules happen to us all. In the process of juggling day-to-day responsibilities, it’s highly likely that there are things that have been unintentionally forgotten at some point in our lives. However if the the claim …

BlackBerry-Style iPhone Keyboard Sales Banned BlackBerry-Style iPhone Keyboard Sales Banned

A U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of California has issued a preliminary injunction against the Typo keyboard. The peripheral is a BlackBerry-style keyboard attachment for iPhone devices. According to a New York Times report the judge overseeing …

ACLU Wins Case Involving Student Facebook Posts ACLU Wins Case Involving Student Facebook Posts

The ACLU is declaring victory in a lawsuit against the Minnewaska, Minnesota School District–one that could have implications in how schools construct privacy policies around students and their off-campus social media use. The story focuses on Riley Stratton, who the …

Prince Drops Linking Lawsuit Against Fans Prince Drops Linking Lawsuit Against Fans

You know how Prince is actively suing his fans for posting links on their blogs and Facebook pages that point other fans in the direction of his music? Well, apparently he thought about it and decided to go another route. …

Uber Sued Over ‘Wrongful Death’ of 6-Year-Old Girl Uber Sued Over ‘Wrongful Death’ of 6-Year-Old Girl

On-demand car service Uber is facing a new wrongful death lawsuit following the tragic death of a 6-year-old girl on New Year’s Eve. According to a lawsuit filed on Monday, Uber is guilty of negligence in the wrongful death of …

BlackBerry Files to Block Typo Keyboard Case Sales BlackBerry Files to Block Typo Keyboard Case Sales

Just after the new year began, BlackBerry filed a lawsuit against iPhone case-maker Typo. The company’s product, the Typo iPhone Keyboard Case, snaps on to modern iPhones to give them a physical keyboard. The case is a solution for consumers …