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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 …

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.5 Billion Over Hip Replacements

In January of this year a class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson began. The lawsuit revolved around the company’s 2010 recall of hip replacements and whether Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics knew that the devices could release small bits …

John McAfee Responds To Wrongful Death Lawsuit John McAfee Responds To Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Last week, news came out that eccentric McAfee Antivirus founder John McAfee is being sued by the daughter of his neighbor in Belize, Gregory Faull, whose death began a multi-national manhunt for McAfee last year. McAfee has remained wanted for …

Pinterest Wins Complaint Against ‘Serial Cybersquatter’ Pinterest Wins Complaint Against ‘Serial Cybersquatter’
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Pinterest has won an injunction against a known cybersquatter who will be forced to give up the rights to over 100 domains that utilize pinterest.com typos to direct users away from Pinterest.com, and to his own locations filled with ads …

Bang with Friends, Zynga Settle Trademark Suit Bang with Friends, Zynga Settle Trademark Suit

Casual hook-up app Bang with Friends is probably not going to be called Bang with Friends for much longer, as it has reached a settlement with Zynga that will involve a “rebranding” effort. “Zynga Inc. and Bang With Friends, Inc. …

Breaking Bad Fans Sue Apple Over Final Season Pass Trickery Breaking Bad Fans Sue Apple Over Final Season Pass Trickery

Breaking Bad fans were forced to wait nearly an entire year between season 5 episode 8 and season 5 episode 9, the latter of which premiered on August 11th of this year. It was extremely painful. Really, really, unpleasant. Frankly, …

Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists That Mimic Compilation Albums Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists That Mimic Compilation Albums
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Does creating a playlist that mirrors an established company’s own playlists amount to infringement? Or more specifically, does allowing your users to create similar playlists and hosting them on your service make you liable? Streaming music service Spotify is being …

Netflix Has Investor Lawsuit Thrown Out Netflix Has Investor Lawsuit Thrown Out

A class action lawsuit filed against Netflix by investors was thrown out this wee, as the judge found that the plaintiffs did not “plead plausible facts”. Netflix filed a motion to have the case thrown out earlier this year, and …

Chubby Checker Penis Length App Lawsuit Moves Forward

Back in February, a lawyer for famed “The Twist” singer Chubby Checker filed a lawsuit against HP. The lawsuit concerns a (now ancient, in tech terms) app that was released for the Palm OS in 2006. The app is accused …

Bang with Friends Sued by Zynga for Trademark Infringement Bang with Friends Sued by Zynga for Trademark Infringement

In you-totally-saw-this-coming news, Zynga has filed a lawsuit against Facebook-based sex app Bang with Friends. They claim that the name infringes upon their trademark for their series of “…with Friends” games. Zynga, of course, makes a bunch of “…with friends” …

Nelson Mandela: Family Goes to Court Over Burials

Despite reports last week that his health was improving, it appears increasing likely that former South African president Nelson Mandela is nearing death. The civil rights leader has been battling a severe lung infection since March. The 94-year-old Mandela is …

Paula Deen Is “Looking Forward To Her Day In Court”
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Paula Deen, the Southern celebrity chef who has made delicious comfort food and down-home charm her trademark, is in headlines this week after a lawsuit filed by a former employer accused her of using the “N” word and making other …

Amelia Earhart’s Plane Actually Spotted in 2010, Claims Lawsuit
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Famed aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart never completed her 1937 circumnavigation attempt, and her disappearance has continually been one of the most-discussed events of the 20th century. To this day people continue to be fascinated with her story, and it has …

ACLU Files Suit Against NSA’s Phone Data Collection, Cites 1st and 4th Amendement Violations ACLU Files Suit Against NSA’s Phone Data Collection, Cites 1st and 4th Amendement Violations
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In a move that can’t be too shocking to most, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), along with the New York Civil Liberties Union, has filed a lawsuit challenging the recently-revealed NSA phone records program. The initiative, unearthed by The …

Singer Sues McDonalds, Claims Vocal Damage from Glass in Chicken Sandwich
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McDonald’s is guilty of a lot of things – maybe under-salting their fries every now and then, exposing children to clowns at an early age, and maybe ruining my diet. But are they guilty of causing a woman to lose …

Ray Manzarek Dies: Doors Keyboardist Was 74

Sad news for the music community, as influential keyboardist and Doors founding member Ray Manzarek has died due to complications from bile duct cancer. He was 74. Manzarek met Jim Morrison while studying film at UCLA, and the rest is …

Google Must Remove Defamatory Autocomplete Suggestions Says German Court Google Must Remove Defamatory Autocomplete Suggestions Says German Court
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Google’s autocomplete results are not suggestions straight from the brains of Googlers, pecking away on their keyboards. When you type something and Google attempts to finish your thought for you, it’s simply throwing up the most popular searches for that …

Skechers To Pay $40M Over Shape-Ups Ads
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One year ago, The U.S. FTC fined shoe manufacturer Skechers $40 Million over its ads for “Shape-Ups” shoes. The shoes were marketed as being able to help users lost weight and tone the muscles in their lower bodies. Skechers was …

Michael Arrington Sues Rape Accuser Jenn Allen Michael Arrington Sues Rape Accuser Jenn Allen

Jenn Allen, an ex-girlfriend of Techcrunch/Crunchfund Founder Michael Arrington, recently took to Facebook to make abuse allegations against him. While rape was not mentioned in the initial post, she later brought that up in comments on a Gawker article about …

Facebook Settles Timelines.com Trademark Lawsuit Facebook Settles Timelines.com Trademark Lawsuit
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Facebook has settled year and a half-long litigation with Timelines.com, according to a recent filing with the SEC. The case involved Chicago-based Timelines.com, which lets users to create interactive “timelines” based on historical events. Back in October of 2011, they …

Keyboard Cat & Nyan Cat Creators Sue Warner Bros Keyboard Cat & Nyan Cat Creators Sue Warner Bros
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The creators of two popular cat-related internet memes are suing Warner Bros for using their creations in video games dating backt to 2009. The plaintiffs in the case, Charles Schmidt and Christopher Orlando Torres*, are the creators of Keyboard Cat …