All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Lawsuits’

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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Actress Who Lied About Her Age on IMDb Loses Lawsuit

If you’re an actor/actress hoping to perpetuate age misinformation, IMDb is not your friend. A 41-year-old actress has lost her bid to sue the Internet Movie Database for publishing her true age on the popular site. Junie Hoang, an actress with 99 IMDb credits to her name (mostly B-movies and TV shows), claimed that the Amazon-owned IMDb breached subscriber privacy …

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Kris Humphries Sued by L.A. Suit Shop

Brooklyn Nets star Kris Humphries has had a tough year off the court. While dealing with a contentious divorce from reality TV star Kim Kardashian, Humphries also lost out on dating pro skier Lindsey Vonn when she fell in with pro golfer Tiger Woods. Now, it seems that even the places at which Humphries shops are making his life difficult. …

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Kanye West Sued Over ‘Gold Digger’ Sample

As Kanye West prepares to become a parent and expends his mental energy on crafting joke names for his progeny, he certainly doesn’t have time to go to court over one of his biggest hit songs. TMZ is reporting that a lawsuit has been filed over West’s 2005 hit ‘Gold Digger’. The lawsuit claims that West sampled a small portion …

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WWE Lawsuit Over Owen Hart Settled

The WWE may dominate the world of professional wrestling, but it will soon find itself paying up for using one of its former wrestlers’ images. According to a report from the Associated Press, the WWE has settled a lawsuit with Owen Hart’s widow, Martha. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2010, alleged that Owen Hart’s estate is owed royalties for …

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Facebook’s Timeline Lawsuit Must Go to Trial

A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled that a lawsuit between Facebook and Timelines.com will in fact go to trial, after denying Facebook’s notion that the trademark-infringement lawsuit should be killed due to overly-generic trademarks. Back in October of 2011, fresh off of unveiling the new Timeline profiles at the f8 conference, Facebook was sued by Timelines.com – a site …

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