All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Lawsuits’

Google Will Pay Damages Over Street View Cleavage

Google is going to have to pay a Montreal woman a couple thousand dollars because Street View happened to capture her cleavage. A Canadian judge has ruled that Google owes Maria Pia Grillo $2,250 in damages (plus $159 in court fees) for causing her “shock and embarrassment”. As the story goes, Grillo was beside herself when she looked up her …

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Proposition 46 Debate Heats Up in California

In November Californians will have the opportunity to significantly change medical malpractice law in their state. Proposition 46 would raise California’s cap on non-economic damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits. The state’s cap is currently $250,000, set in 1975 by the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act. If voted into law, Proposition 46 would raise the cap to around $1.1 million, …

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Celeb Nude Photo Leak Victims Threaten to Sue Google for $100M

More than a dozen female celebrities – actresses, models, and athletes – who were recently victimized by the iCloud nude photo leak debacle are now threatening to sue Apple Google for “failing to act expeditiously and responsibly to remove the images” and well as “knowingly accommodating, facilitating, and perpetuation the unlawful conduct”. Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, Sergey Brin, and Google …

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Yahoo Reportedly Settles Class Action Suit Over Localworks

In January, a class action suit was filed against Yahoo over claims that its Localworks lead generation offering didn’t work as advertised. The suit didn’t get a lot of press, but class action news site BigClassAction.com said this about it at the time: Filed in federal court North Little Rock, AK, the lawsuit claims that in November plaintiffs Wilson & …

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Snapchat Quietly Settles Ownership Dispute – Very, Very Quietly

While everyone was at least trying to watch Apple’s big iPhone 6 and Apple Watch announcement Tuesday afternoon, Snapchat dropped the news that the company had settled a lawsuit pertaining to the ownership of the loftily-valued ephemeral messaging app. Literally, at the exact time – 1 pm EST. I think we can all just assume that’s a coincidence, right? In …

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Sara Bareilles Sued Over Concert Ad Art

Sara Bareilles made a name for herself creating catchy pop tunes, but now the singer/songwriter is being accused of stealing another artist’s work. The New York Post is reporting that Bareilles has been sued by an artist for art used in ads for Bareilles’ most recent concert tour and album. Visual artist Maya Hayuk is suing over the backdrop Bareilles …

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Was Yelp Misleading About Its Reviews?

Yelp is no stranger to legal battles, nor is it a stranger to complaints about how it handles reviews. Now, the company faces a new class action suit from shareholders, accusing it of selling over $81 million in stock, while misleading shareholders about the legitimacy of reviews. Do you believe Yelp would mislead investors about its reviews, or do you …

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Facebook Sued Over ‘Revenge Porn’ Page

A Texas woman has filed a hefty lawsuit against Facebook, claiming that the social network failed to act quickly enough to remove a page where her ex had set up shop, posting fake nudes depicting her in “sexual acts.” She is suing the company for $123 million, or as Texas Lawyer puts its, $0.10 per user – all 1.23 billion …

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Sony Makes $15M Settlement Over 2011 PSN Hack

In April of 2011, Sony’s PlayStation Network was hit with an “external intrusion,” prompting a massive shutdown amid concerns that personal information – possibly even credit card info – had been compromised. Those fears were eventually confirmed, as Sony admitted to a data breach. The PlayStation Network was down for nearly a month, slowly coming back online in mid-May. A …

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Goldman Sachs Wants Google to Delete an Accidental Email [UPDATED]

Update: Google has reportedly complied with Goldman Sachs’ request. “Google complied with our request that it block access to the email,” said a Goldman spokeswoman“It has also notified us that the email account had not been accessed from the time the email was sent to the time Google blocked access. No client information has been breached.” Original: There’s a pretty …

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City, Mayor Sued Over Arrest of Parody Tweeter

The ACLU has taken up the case of a Peoria, Illinois man who is suing the city and its Mayor for violation of his First and Fourth Amendment rights. 29-year-old Jon Daniel is suing Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis (shown above), the city manager, the assistant city manager, the city’s chief information officer, the former chief of police, and two detectives. …

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Hospital Leaked Patient’s Syphilis Diagnosis on Facebook, Claims Lawsuit

I’d imagine that being told you have an STD isn’t pleasant, but I’m pretty sure that it would be twice as awful if that news was made public – plastered all over Facebook, for instance. That’s what one Cincinnati woman is alleging in a new lawsuit. She claims that University of Cincinnati Medical Center employees posted a photo of her …

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