All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Lawsuits’

Twitter Sued over Alleged Gender Discrimination

Twitter has become the latest Silicon Valley player to be hit with a lawsuit for alleged gender discrimination. Former employee Tina Huang has filed the class action lawsuit in California Superior Court, alleging that Twitter’s hiring and promotional practices promote a culture where women are unfairly underrepresented in the process. Huang claims that when she brought up her concerns to …

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Target OKs $10M Settlement over Massive Data Breach

Target has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by victims of the company’s 2013 data breach – a massive hack that exposed up to 70 million people. According to CBS News, the settlement has been OK’ed, but awaits final approval from a federal district court. The settlement is large enough to offer up to $10,000 …

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Facebook Sued over Alleged Sex, Race Discrimination and Harassment

A former Facebook employee is suing the company, claiming she was discriminated against based on her sex, ethnicity, and country or origin – an subsequently fired without just cause. Chia Hong has filed suit against Facebook, a staffer named Anil Wilson and 50 other John Doe Facebook employees for discrimination, harassment, and undue retaliation. Hong says she was hired in …

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Facebook Faces Suit over Kids’ App Purchases

Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit that could force it to refund hundreds of thousands of parents whose children made “unauthorized” purchases for in-app items on the site. A California judge has ruled the the suit must progress, despite Facebook’s contention that it lacks merit. From Reuters: The April 2012 lawsuit said Facebook let children use their parents’ credit …

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LinkedIn Settles Lawsuit Over Massive Password Leak

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 user, that is. Though the password breach affected all both types of users – both paid and unpaid – the …

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Sex Offender Wins £20,000 in Facebook Lawsuit

A convicted sex offender has won a lawsuit against Facebook and the creator of a page after he sued the company for privacy violations and harassment. A high court in Belfast recently found Facebook and the operator of a page called “keeping our kids safe from predators 2″ page liable for misuse of private information, and doled out £20,000 in …

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Revleap Wants Businesses Wronged By Yelp To Help Fund Its Legal Defense

As previously reported, Yelp recently filed a lawsuit against a company called Revleap, claiming to “take a stand against misleading ‘reputation management’ companies”. Revleap, which seeks to get businesses a “large constant flow of positive reviews that stay on top of your profile” and to “remove fake reviews,” says Yelp’s allegations, which include trademark infringement, trademark dilution, unfair competition, cybersquatting, …

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Revleap: Yelp’s Allegations Completely False, Unsubstantiated

Last week, Yelp said it was “taking a stand against misleading ‘reputation management’ companies,” as it filed a lawsuit against a company called Revleap, which it said is a scam, and puts small businesses at risk because of the Yelp Consumer Alert program in addition to federal and state regulations. Yelp said has Revleap had operated under various names like …

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Uber Sued by Woman Who Accused Driver of Rape in Delhi

In December, an Uber driver in India was arrested after a female passenger accused him of rape. Now, that passenger is suing Uber – in a US federal court. The woman, who is still unidentified, is demanding unspecified damages. She also wants Uber to institute some passenger safeguards in India, including mandatory in-car video cameras. From Reuters: In the lawsuit, …

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Forever 21 Accused of Stealing Photoshop, Faces Lawsuit from Adobe

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 and believe and thereon allege that in conducting their business, Defendants have engaged in the unauthorized reproduction of certain of …

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Feds Settle Facebook Impersonation Suit

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 her identity and gave it new life on Facebook after commandeering her cellphone upon her arrest in 2010. She was …

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Angelea Preston Sues Tyra Banks, CW over ‘ANTM’ Disqualification

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 claims that she was disqualified from the show due to the fact that she had worked as an escort. She’s …

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