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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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 …

WWE Lawsuit Over Owen Hart Settled
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The WWE may dominate the world of professional wrestling, but it will soon find itself paying up for using one of its former wrestlers’ images. According to a report from the Associated Press, the WWE has settled a lawsuit with …

Facebook’s Timeline Lawsuit Must Go to Trial Facebook’s Timeline Lawsuit Must Go to Trial

A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled that a lawsuit between Facebook and Timelines.com will in fact go to trial, after denying Facebook’s notion that the trademark-infringement lawsuit should be killed due to overly-generic trademarks. Back in October of 2011, …

Twitter Sued for $50M in France for Withholding the Identities of Anti-Semitic Users Twitter Sued for $50M in France for Withholding the Identities of Anti-Semitic Users
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Twitter is being sued in France for failing to disclose the identities of users wrapped up in an anti-Semitic hashtag controversy that has spanned five months. Here’s my attempt to make a long story short: Back in October of 2012, …

‘Price Is Right’ Lawsuit Verdict Overturned
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Do pregnancy discrimination laws extend to employment that is based on a woman’s physical attributes? Brandi Cochran thinks so. Unfortunately for her, a judge believes she will have to argue her case a second time. The Associated Press is reporting …

Snapchat Sued by Guy Who Says He Helped Create the Ephemeral Messaging App Snapchat Sued by Guy Who Says He Helped Create the Ephemeral Messaging App

A man is suing the creators of a popular social app, claiming that they took his idea and shut him out or what was eventually a “million-dollar-idea,” after they all worked together on it during college. No, this isn’t the …

Chubby Checker App Lawsuit Filed Against HP For Penis Length Estimator Chubby Checker App Lawsuit Filed Against HP For Penis Length Estimator

In the bizarro lawsuit news of the day, webOS Nation is reporting that a lawyer representing singer Chubby Checker has filed a lawsuit against HP. The case revolves around an app for Palm OS called “The Chubby Checker,” which estimated …

Facebook Goes to Trial with Timelines.com this April, Thinks Defeat Is Improbable Facebook Goes to Trial with Timelines.com this April, Thinks Defeat Is Improbable

Facebook will go to trial to defend their “Timeline” in April. Facebook’s Annual Report filing with the SEC revealed that the case, Timelines, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc., will go to trial on April 22nd of this year. In 2011, Timelines …

Hip Implants Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Begins

The first of many lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson over the company’s 2010 recall of hip replacements has begun in Los Angeles. According to a Reuters report, 66-year-old Loren Kransky is alleging that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy knew …

Match.com Sued Over Relationship That Ended in Attempted Murder Match.com Sued Over Relationship That Ended in Attempted Murder
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50-year-old Mary Kay Beckman has filed a $10 million lawsuit against dating site Match.com, placing blame on them for a 2011 incident that left her nearly dead. In September of 2010, Beckman met her “match” on the site, 53-year-old Wade …