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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 …

WWE Lawsuit Over Owen Hart Settled 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 ‘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 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 …

Twitter Must Give Up Anti-Semitic Users, Says French Court Twitter Must Give Up Anti-Semitic Users, Says French Court
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Twitter is once again going to be forced to make a decision on how far they will go to protect the privacy rights of its users, thanks to a ruling made today by a French court. The court ruled that …

Sex Offenders Can’t Be Banned From Facebook Says Appeals Court Sex Offenders Can’t Be Banned From Facebook Says Appeals Court

An Indiana law barring registered sex offenders from using any form of social media has been stuck down by a U.S. appeals court. The law was challenged last year by the ACLU, but upheld by an Indiana Judge. “The Court …

EFF Joins r/Gaymers’ Fight Against Trademark Holder EFF Joins r/Gaymers’ Fight Against Trademark Holder
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One reddit community, with the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is taking on a trademark holder who they say was wrongfully granted a trademark registration for a term that belongs in the public domain. Gaymer is a broad term …

You Better Get Permission to Use Twitter Photos, Rules Judge You Better Get Permission to Use Twitter Photos, Rules Judge

The idea that content made public on social media is fair game for anyone and everyone to use has received a major strike, as a U.S. District Judge has ruled that two news outlets were in the wrong when they …

Report: Google Sued Again Over Google Buzz Privacy Report: Google Sued Again Over Google Buzz Privacy
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MediaPost is reporting that three Gmail users filed a lawsuit against Google this week in relation to privacy violations from the Google Buzz launch. Google Buzz, in case your memory of Internet happenings doesn’t extend that far back, was an …

Amazon’s Appstore Name Is Not False Advertising Says Judge in Ruling Against Apple Amazon’s Appstore Name Is Not False Advertising Says Judge in Ruling Against Apple
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As Amazon planned to launch their own Appstore for Android, Apple decided that the name “Appstore” was too similar to their own App Store – and therefore a lawsuit was in order. Apple attempted to prevent Amazon from launching their …

Delta Sued Over Noncompliance with California Privacy Law Delta Sued Over Noncompliance with California Privacy Law

The state of California has filed the first lawsuit as a result of their new app privacy initiative, and the target is Delta airlines. Attorney General Kamala Harris announced the civil suit, claiming that the app fails to have a …

Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Lawsuit Is in Its Penultimate Hour Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Lawsuit Is in Its Penultimate Hour

A couple of weeks ago, we told you that Facebook’s long-running Sponsored Stories lawsuit was likely on its way to coming to a close. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg, upon reviewing a new settlement proposal from the social network, was …

Court Orders Yahoo To Pay $2.7 Billion Court Orders Yahoo To Pay $2.7 Billion

Yahoo has been ordered by a Mexican court to pay $2.7 billion in a suit brought by Worldwide Directories and Ideas Interactivas, who allege that Yahoo has breached contract related to a yellow pages listings service, and that they have …

Does Google the Link Lister Equal Google the Publisher? Does Google the Link Lister Equal Google the Publisher?
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Is Google a publisher? Or is Google simply a displayer of links? Are these two things the same? Those questions are at the heart of a Australian case that just tipped against Google, and are likely at the heart of …

Shareholders Sue Everyone Over HP/Autonomy Deal Shareholders Sue Everyone Over HP/Autonomy Deal

When HP announced last week that it was taking an $8.8 billion impairment charge, and that $5 billion it is related to “serious accounting improprieties, misrepresentation, and disclosure failures” at Autonomy before HP acquired the firm, it was clear that …