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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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Facebook’s ‘Timeline’ Trademark Trial Delayed

With no explanation, a U.S. District Judge has delayed the trial that has Facebook on the defensive over its “Timeline” product. The case involves Chicago-based Timelines.com, a site that allows 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 …

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Facebook’s Timelines Trial Gets Underway

This morning, Facebook begins its defense of its Timeline product against a website who claims that its continued use amounts to trademark infringement. The website, Timelines.com, lets users create and edit “timelines” of historical events. They sued Facebook back in October of 2011, just weeks after Facebook announced their new Timeline product at the company’s f8 conference. As of now, …

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CVS Includes Racist Slur On Receipt, Gets Sued

Hyun Lee, a 37-year-old from New Jersey, is suing CVS for $1 million after allegedly receiving a receipt replacing her name with a racial slur when she wen to pick up her photos. Instead of the receipt saying “Hyun Lee,” it said “Ching Chong Lee. The Smoking Gun has an image of the alleged receipt: Wikipedia describes the term in …

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eBay Seller Apologizes for Negative Feedback Suit, Called Out as Insincere

We recently told you about a particularly odd lawsuit in which an eBay seller was suing a buyer for feedback left on their page. The seller, Med Express, was suing the buyer, Amy Nicholls, over her complaint on the eBay feedback page that her product had arrived with an extra $1.44 postage due. Med Express offered to correct the mistake, …

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Family Awarded $90 Million Over Bus Stop Death

A Maryland family this week won their lawsuit against the Prince George’s County Board of Education and were awarded $90 million. According to a Washington Post report on the case, 13-year-old Ashley Davis died in 2009 while crossing the street to reach a school bus stop. A car traveling down the road hit her, a minivan, and a 17-year-old boy …

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Rachael Ray Show Sued by Fat Teen Featured in Weight Loss Segment

Sending fat teens to boot camp, or sending troubled teens to “scared straight” prison sessions has been a staple of daytime television for decades. Now, it seems that one of these teens was not happy about her daytime TV experience, and is suing the Rachael Ray show. E! News is reporting that Christina Pagliarolo is suing the show for negligence …

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Google Loses Lawsuit Over Autocomplete in Japan

A Tokyo District Court has ruled that Google must alter its autocomplete results to make sure they don’t suggest criminal activity when users search for a specific man’s name. This case began in March of 2012 when a Japanese court demanded that Google delete certain search terms inside their autocomplete function – ones that related to a specific man whose …

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