All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Lawsuits’

Paula Deen Is “Looking Forward To Her Day In Court”

Paula Deen, the Southern celebrity chef who has made delicious comfort food and down-home charm her trademark, is in headlines this week after a lawsuit filed by a former employer accused her of using the “N” word and making other racist comments. Portions of the deposition have been leaked online, and now the entrepreneur and restaurant owner is receiving some …

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Amelia Earhart’s Plane Actually Spotted in 2010, Claims Lawsuit

Famed aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart never completed her 1937 circumnavigation attempt, and her disappearance has continually been one of the most-discussed events of the 20th century. To this day people continue to be fascinated with her story, and it has led to plenty of speculation and conspiracy theories. And it’s not just talk that surrounds Earhart’s fateful flight. There are …

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ACLU Files Suit Against NSA’s Phone Data Collection, Cites 1st and 4th Amendement Violations

In a move that can’t be too shocking to most, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), along with the New York Civil Liberties Union, has filed a lawsuit challenging the recently-revealed NSA phone records program. The initiative, unearthed by The Guardian, involves the National Security Agency obtaining customer metadata (phone call duration, location, and more) from Verizon. Interestingly enough, the …

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Singer Sues McDonalds, Claims Vocal Damage from Glass in Chicken Sandwich

McDonald’s is guilty of a lot of things – maybe under-salting their fries every now and then, exposing children to clowns at an early age, and maybe ruining my diet. But are they guilty of causing a woman to lose her beautiful singing voice? That’s just what 52-year-old Brooklyn resident Jacqueline Simpson alleges. She has filed a lawsuit claiming that …

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Ray Manzarek Dies: Doors Keyboardist Was 74

Sad news for the music community, as influential keyboardist and Doors founding member Ray Manzarek has died due to complications from bile duct cancer. He was 74. Manzarek met Jim Morrison while studying film at UCLA, and the rest is history. After liking some early songs that Morrison had written, Manzarek and Morrison met up with drummer John Densmore and …

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Google Must Remove Defamatory Autocomplete Suggestions Says German Court

Google’s autocomplete results are not suggestions straight from the brains of Googlers, pecking away on their keyboards. When you type something and Google attempts to finish your thought for you, it’s simply throwing up the most popular searches for that string of word. It’s an algorithm, not manually determined – everything that appears has been previously typed by another Google …

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Skechers To Pay $40M Over Shape-Ups Ads

One year ago, The U.S. FTC fined shoe manufacturer Skechers $40 Million over its ads for “Shape-Ups” shoes. The shoes were marketed as being able to help users lost weight and tone the muscles in their lower bodies. Skechers was banned from running the ads further and customers who bought the shoes could receive refunds from the FTC or join …

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Michael Arrington Sues Rape Accuser Jenn Allen

Jenn Allen, an ex-girlfriend of Techcrunch/Crunchfund Founder Michael Arrington, recently took to Facebook to make abuse allegations against him. While rape was not mentioned in the initial post, she later brought that up in comments on a Gawker article about her first post. Arrington, who has strongly denied any abuse or rape, has now filed a suit against Allen. Here’s …

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Facebook Settles Timelines.com Trademark Lawsuit

Facebook has settled year and a half-long litigation with Timelines.com, according to a recent filing with the SEC. The case involved Chicago-based Timelines.com, which lets users to create interactive “timelines” based on historical events. Back in October of 2011, they sued Facebook for trademark infringement just weeks after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the new Timeline profile page at the …

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Keyboard Cat & Nyan Cat Creators Sue Warner Bros

The creators of two popular cat-related internet memes are suing Warner Bros for using their creations in video games dating backt to 2009. The plaintiffs in the case, Charles Schmidt and Christopher Orlando Torres*, are the creators of Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat, respectively. They allege that Warner Bros’ use of the characters in various Scribblenauts games amounts to copyright …

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eBay Seller Sues Buyer Over Negative Feedback

UPDATE: There are a few new wrinkles in the case. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Let’s say you left a negative review on eBay. Maybe the seller wasn’t prompt in delivery, or maybe they weren’t completely honest about the product. Whatever. At what point would you feel like you needed to remove or edit that feedback? What if the buyer corrected their mistake …

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Edward Norton Fight With Pap Could Go To Court

Edward Norton should know that the first rule of Fight Club is, you don’t smack a photographer. They don’t like that. The 43-year old actor reportedly smacked the hand of a paparazzi on Tuesday as the man was trying to catch Norton on video via cell phone, and now the photog is complaining that Norton hurt him. “He went to …

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