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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 …

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
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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 …

Facebook Must Remove Page Outing Sex Offenders, Says UK Judge Facebook Must Remove Page Outing Sex Offenders, Says UK Judge
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According to a UK High Court, Facebook is not allowed to host a page that publicly outs convicted sex offenders. A Judge has given Facebook 72 hours to remove a page called Keeping our kids safe from predators, which routinely …

#Unbonjuif: French Group Wants Twitter to Give Up Identities of Anti-Semitic Users #Unbonjuif: French Group Wants Twitter to Give Up Identities of Anti-Semitic Users
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A French anti-discrimination group is holding Twitter’s feet to the fire, demanding that the social media site reveal the identities of a handful of users who posted anti-Semitic tweets during the lifespan of a racial-charged trending hashtag back in October. …

It’s Your First Amendment Right to Record Cops [Supreme Court] It’s Your First Amendment Right to Record Cops [Supreme Court]

In a victory for the ACLU and First Amendment activists everywhere, the United States Supreme Court has denied a request to review a decision that blocks the enforcement of an Illinois law barring the public from recording police officers. Back …

The Oatmeal Is Being Sued by a Greeting Card Company The Oatmeal Is Being Sued by a Greeting Card Company

Apparently, people refuse to leave Matthew Inman alone and just let him continue to be one of the funniest people on the internet. The creator of The Oatmeal webcomic finds himself the target of yet another lawsuit, reports Ars Technica. …

Color Lawsuit Confirms Sale to Apple Color Lawsuit Confirms Sale to Apple

Details about Color Labs‘ sale to Apple have emerged in a lawsuit brought by a former employee of Color. The lawsuit shows that Color’s technology team and some Color intellectual property were acquired by Apple last month. The Color website …