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Amelia Earhart’s Plane Actually Spotted in 2010, Claims Lawsuit 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 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 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 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 …

eBay Seller Sues Buyer Over Negative Feedback eBay Seller Sues Buyer Over Negative Feedback
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UPDATE: There are a few new wrinkles in the case. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Let’s say you left a negative review on eBay. Maybe the seller wasn’t prompt in delivery, or maybe they weren’t completely honest about the product. Whatever. At what …

Edward Norton Fight With Pap Could Go To Court Edward Norton Fight With Pap Could Go To Court
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Edward Norton should know that the first rule of Fight Club is, you don’t smack a photographer. They don’t like that. The 43-year old actor reportedly smacked the hand of a paparazzi on Tuesday as the man was trying to …

Facebook’s ‘Timeline’ Trademark Trial Delayed Facebook’s ‘Timeline’ Trademark Trial Delayed

With no explanation, a U.S. District Judge has delayed the trial that has Facebook on the defensive over its “Timeline” product. The case involves Chicago-based Timelines.com, a site that allows users to create interactive “timelines” based on historical events. Back …

Facebook’s Timelines Trial Gets Underway Facebook’s Timelines Trial Gets Underway
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This morning, Facebook begins its defense of its Timeline product against a website who claims that its continued use amounts to trademark infringement. The website, Timelines.com, lets users create and edit “timelines” of historical events. They sued Facebook back in …

CVS Includes Racist Slur On Receipt, Gets Sued CVS Includes Racist Slur On Receipt, Gets Sued
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Hyun Lee, a 37-year-old from New Jersey, is suing CVS for $1 million after allegedly receiving a receipt replacing her name with a racial slur when she wen to pick up her photos. Instead of the receipt saying “Hyun Lee,” …

eBay Seller Apologizes for Negative Feedback Suit, Called Out as Insincere eBay Seller Apologizes for Negative Feedback Suit, Called Out as Insincere
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We recently told you about a particularly odd lawsuit in which an eBay seller was suing a buyer for feedback left on their page. The seller, Med Express, was suing the buyer, Amy Nicholls, over her complaint on the eBay …

Family Awarded $90 Million Over Bus Stop Death Family Awarded $90 Million Over Bus Stop Death
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A Maryland family this week won their lawsuit against the Prince George’s County Board of Education and were awarded $90 million. According to a Washington Post report on the case, 13-year-old Ashley Davis died in 2009 while crossing the street …

Rachael Ray Show Sued by Fat Teen Featured in Weight Loss Segment Rachael Ray Show Sued by Fat Teen Featured in Weight Loss Segment
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Sending fat teens to boot camp, or sending troubled teens to “scared straight” prison sessions has been a staple of daytime television for decades. Now, it seems that one of these teens was not happy about her daytime TV experience, …

Google Loses Lawsuit Over Autocomplete in Japan Google Loses Lawsuit Over Autocomplete in Japan

A Tokyo District Court has ruled that Google must alter its autocomplete results to make sure they don’t suggest criminal activity when users search for a specific man’s name. This case began in March of 2012 when a Japanese court …

Actress Who Lied About Her Age on IMDb Loses Lawsuit Actress Who Lied About Her Age on IMDb Loses Lawsuit
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If you’re an actor/actress hoping to perpetuate age misinformation, IMDb is not your friend. A 41-year-old actress has lost her bid to sue the Internet Movie Database for publishing her true age on the popular site. Junie Hoang, an actress …

Kris Humphries Sued by L.A. Suit Shop Kris Humphries Sued by L.A. Suit Shop

Brooklyn Nets star Kris Humphries has had a tough year off the court. While dealing with a contentious divorce from reality TV star Kim Kardashian, Humphries also lost out on dating pro skier Lindsey Vonn when she fell in with …

Kanye West Sued Over ‘Gold Digger’ Sample Kanye West Sued Over ‘Gold Digger’ Sample
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As Kanye West prepares to become a parent and expends his mental energy on crafting joke names for his progeny, he certainly doesn’t have time to go to court over one of his biggest hit songs. TMZ is reporting that …