All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Lawsuits’

BlackBerry Sues iPhone Keyboard Case-Maker Typo

Having dismissed singer Alicia Keys as its global creative director, BlackBerry this week is now looking to protect what little it has left by defending its patents. BlackBerry today announced that it has filed suit against Typo, a company that creates an iPhone case with a built-in keyboard. The Typo keyboard case is set to ship this month and can …

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EA Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over ‘Battlefield 4′ Claims

Since the release of Battlefield 4 back in October, gamers have been fighting to actually play the title. Those who bought the title have encountered bugs, game crashes, and other difficulties when trying to play the game. Developer DICE has promised to fix the game before releasing any more DLC content, but that won’t save publisher EA from being held …

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Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.5 Billion Over Hip Replacements

In January of this year a class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson began. The lawsuit revolved around the company’s 2010 recall of hip replacements and whether Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics knew that the devices could release small bits of metal particles into the bodies of patients. Johnson & Johnson this week announced that it has agreed to a …

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John McAfee Responds To Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Last week, news came out that eccentric McAfee Antivirus founder John McAfee is being sued by the daughter of his neighbor in Belize, Gregory Faull, whose death began a multi-national manhunt for McAfee last year. McAfee has remained wanted for questioning in Belize, but was able to make his way back to the United States after a fascinating and somewhat …

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Pinterest Wins Complaint Against ‘Serial Cybersquatter’

Pinterest has won an injunction against a known cybersquatter who will be forced to give up the rights to over 100 domains that utilize pinterest.com typos to direct users away from Pinterest.com, and to his own locations filled with ads and spammy links. Qian Jan reportedly registered over 100 domains – mostly Pinterest typos – like “pinterests.com” and “ponterest.com.” Pinterest …

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Bang with Friends, Zynga Settle Trademark Suit

Casual hook-up app Bang with Friends is probably not going to be called Bang with Friends for much longer, as it has reached a settlement with Zynga that will involve a “rebranding” effort. “Zynga Inc. and Bang With Friends, Inc. are pleased that they have reached an amicable resolution of their dispute,” a Zynga spokesperson told AllThingsD. “Although the terms …

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Breaking Bad Fans Sue Apple Over Final Season Pass Trickery

Breaking Bad fans were forced to wait nearly an entire year between season 5 episode 8 and season 5 episode 9, the latter of which premiered on August 11th of this year. It was extremely painful. Really, really, unpleasant. Frankly, the wait was excruciating. And though it may have felt like that giant chasm was a separation of two seasons …

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Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists That Mimic Compilation Albums

Does creating a playlist that mirrors an established company’s own playlists amount to infringement? Or more specifically, does allowing your users to create similar playlists and hosting them on your service make you liable? Streaming music service Spotify is being sued over a bunch of user-generated playlists. The plaintiffs, London-based EDM brand Ministry of Sound, claim that Spotify has a …

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Netflix Has Investor Lawsuit Thrown Out

A class action lawsuit filed against Netflix by investors was thrown out this wee, as the judge found that the plaintiffs did not “plead plausible facts”. Netflix filed a motion to have the case thrown out earlier this year, and have now had that wish granted. The suit claimed that Netflix has misled investors in relation to the company’s shift …

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Chubby Checker Penis Length App Lawsuit Moves Forward

Back in February, a lawyer for famed “The Twist” singer Chubby Checker filed a lawsuit against HP. The lawsuit concerns a (now ancient, in tech terms) app that was released for the Palm OS in 2006. The app is accused of violating the “Chubby Checker” trademark, associating it with “obscene, sexual connotation and images.” The lawsuit claimed that the app …

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Bang with Friends Sued by Zynga for Trademark Infringement

In you-totally-saw-this-coming news, Zynga has filed a lawsuit against Facebook-based sex app Bang with Friends. They claim that the name infringes upon their trademark for their series of “…with Friends” games. Zynga, of course, makes a bunch of “…with friends” games including Words with Friends, Chess with Friends, Hanging with Friends, Gems with Friends, and Scramble with Friends. Bang with …

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Nelson Mandela: Family Goes to Court Over Burials

Despite reports last week that his health was improving, it appears increasing likely that former South African president Nelson Mandela is nearing death. The civil rights leader has been battling a severe lung infection since March. The 94-year-old Mandela is currently in critical condition at a hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. As Mandela lies on his deathbed, turmoil is beginning …

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