Yahoo Faces Class Action Suit Over Alleged Text Message Spam

Yahoo will face a class action lawsuit related to unwanted text messages it allegedly sent to Sprint customers. According to reports, the company was ordered by a federal judge on Monday to face the suit, which claims it sent unsolicited…

Uber Driver Sues Former Taco Bell Exec over Brutal Attack Gone Viral

The Uber driver that posted shocking video of a passenger attacking him over the weekend is now filing suit against his alleged attacker. Edward Caban, who uploaded the video on October 30th, has filed a civil suit against 32-year-old Benjamin…

LinkedIn Settles Lawsuit over Those Excessive Emails

LinkedIn has settled a lawsuit that revolved around its infamous “add me” emails, and you may qualify for a piece of the settlement. The class action suit, which was first filed in 2013, has been settled for $13 million (plus…

Man Who Wrote ‘F*ck the F*cking Cops’ on Facebook Gets $35,000 After Wrongful Arrest

First amendment protections of free speech don’t just protect polite speech. If you need a reminder of this, look no further than the case of a Wisconsin man who was just awarded $35,000 after he was arrested and convicted of…

Uber Isn’t the Only One Getting Sued over the ‘Employee or Contractor’ Issue

With the rapid growth of the so-called ‘sharing economy’, one of the biggest issues has been whether or not workers for services like Uber and Lyft are employees of contractors. Uber’s stance has always been that it’s a software company.…

Uber Driver Ruled an Employee in Yet Another Case

Uber has lost another cases over the categorization of its fleet of drivers – whether they are employees or contractors. Reuters reports that the California Employment Development Department (EDD) has ruled that a former Uber driver was in fact an…

Uber Drivers Granted Class Action in ‘Employee or Contractor’ Suit

There’s been an important development in a lawsuit brought against Uber over the much-publicized tensions between the company’s insistence that its drivers are independent contractors and some drivers’ claim that they are employees. A US District Judge has ruled that…

Uber’s Background Checks Let Murderer, Sex Offenders, and Other Felons Through the Cracks, Say DAs

Uber’s background checks are not working, according to two California District Attorneys. The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles have filed an update to a complaint originally filed in December. The suit’s overarching claim is that Uber has…

Uber Facing Another Lawsuit from Driver Who Claims Employee Status

Uber is once again facing a lawsuit from a driver who says he should be treated as an employee, rather than an independent contractor. A Los Angeles man named Greg Fisher has sued Uber in California Northern District Court. He…

Uber Dodges Lawsuit Filed by State Taxi Companies

Uber is, has, and will continue to face lawsuits in states across the country and countries across the world. Traditional taxi companies are less than thrilled with Uber (and other on-demand ride companies) over its business model – mainly the…

Uber Sued for $1M in Dallas Rape Case Involving Driver with Criminal Record

Uber is facing yet another lawsuit – this time from a Dallas woman who says she was raped by one of the company’s drivers last month. We recently reported on the case, in which Uber driver Talal Ali Chammout allegedly…

Uber Settles Lawsuit over Death of 6-Year-Old Girl

Uber has settled a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the tragic death of a six-year-old girl on New Year’s Eve, 2013. On December 31st at around 8pm, Sofia Liu, her younger brother Anthony, and mother Huan Kuang were struck as…

Apple’s Record $533M Payment to Patent Troll Voided

In February, a federal jury in Texas sided with a patent licensing company called Smartflash and ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million for infringing upon three patents dealing with data storage, payments, and DRM. Apple vowed to fight it, obviously,…

Time Warner Cable Owes Woman $229,500 for Nonstop Robocalls

Depending on which survey you look at, Time Warner Cable is either the most-despised or second most-despised company in America. It’s tough to pinpoint why this is. Honestly. I have no idea. But I think I’ve figured it out. Robocalls!…

Chris Tucker, Netflix Sued over Standup Special

On July 10, Rush Hour star Chris Tucker’s first-ever standup special will land on Netflix, as an exclusive. Now, just a few days before his big moment, the actor is being hit with a lawsuit. TMZ reports that another comedian…

Amazon Search Results Could Be ‘Confusing’ Says Court

If you head over to Amazon and search for MTM watches, you’ll find plenty of results … for Casio watches, Luminox watches, and Suunto watches. Amazon doesn’t sell MTM watches, yet it returns over 50 results for that search. According…

Apple to Pay $450M in e-book Price Fixing Case

In 2013, a US Federal judge ruled that Apple conspired with major publishers to raise prices on e-books following the launch of the iBookstore. Now, a US Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the decision. In a 2-to-1 ruling, the…

Lyft Pays $300K to Settle New York Lawsuit

Lyft and the New York Attorney General’s office have settled a year-long beef, and Lyft has agreed to pay $300,000 in penalties. The settlement resolves a dispute born in July, 2014, when New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and…

Uber Sued for $2M over Teen’s Sexual Assault

Uber is facing yet another lawsuit after one of its drivers assaulted a passenger. The mother of a 13-year-old Virginia girl is suing the ridesharing company for $2 million, claiming that Uber and its lax screening processes are responsible for…

Grand Theft Auto Maker Trying to Kill BBC Movie About the Game’s Tumultuous Inception

When the BBC announced that it was developing a feature-length film based on the making of the popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto, most assumed that it was at least OK’ed by the game’s creators – if not blessed by.…