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Prince Drops Linking Lawsuit Against Fans

You know how Prince is actively suing his fans for posting links on their blogs and Facebook pages that point other fans in the direction of his music? Well, apparently he thought about it and decided to go another route. TMZ reports that the 55-year-old actor/musician has dropped the lawsuit, just days after news of it went public. Just a …

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Uber Sued Over ‘Wrongful Death’ of 6-Year-Old Girl

On-demand car service Uber is facing a new wrongful death lawsuit following the tragic death of a 6-year-old girl on New Year’s Eve. According to a lawsuit filed on Monday, Uber is guilty of negligence in the wrongful death of Sofia Liu. On December 31st at around 8pm, Liu was walking down Polk Street in San Francisco with her brother …

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BlackBerry Files to Block Typo Keyboard Case Sales

Just after the new year began, BlackBerry filed a lawsuit against iPhone case-maker Typo. The company’s product, the Typo iPhone Keyboard Case, snaps on to modern iPhones to give them a physical keyboard. The case is a solution for consumers who prefer the physical keyboards of BlackBerry’s past designs, but who also prefer the software that Apple’s iOS provides. Today …

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Monster Drinks Investigated For Targeting Children

Monster Beverage Corp. is coming under attack in an investigation by a New York state attorney general and a San Francisco city attorney general. Amidst all the death reports cause by energy drinks, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that there is no solid evidence that the beverages have caused them. Yet in October, WebMD reported that a Maryland couple filed …

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Hot Coffee Once Again Lands McDonald’s in Hot Water

Nearly 20 years after Stella Liebeck won compensatory and punitive damages from McDonald’s after spilling hot coffee in her lap and sustaining serious injury, another woman is suing the fast food giant over a similar injury. Los Angeles resident Paulette Carr has filed a suit against McDonald’s after she spilled hot coffee on herself at a drive-thru on January 12th, …

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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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