Items tagged with Lawsuit

Wireless speaker pioneer Sonos has a tenuous history with Google. The two companies have been embroiled in lawsuits and countersuits over various patents, finally settling the first of these earlier this year in Sonos’ favor. Google is now reopening the conflict with allegations that Sonos has violated several more of... Read more...
In a blog post, Coinbase offered a strong rebuttal to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing the first-ever cryptocurrency insider trading charges against one of its former employees. As part of that lawsuit, US prosecutors allege that Ishan Wahi, a former product manager at Coinbase, illegally shared... Read more...
Sony is facing a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of concealing an alleged defect in its PlayStation 5 console that causes it to "suddenly crash and power down" when playing video games. As an aside, the lawsuit also claims that supply issues have added to the frustration, noting that it's extremely difficult... Read more...
Google has agreed to terms with Android developers to settle a lawsuit that accused the tech giant of using methods to divert most payments through its Google Play billing system with a default service fee of 30%. The company has agreed to pay $90 million in order to settle the legal battle. In a blog post, Google... Read more...
Apple has been denied hearings by the Supreme Court over two Qualcomm patents that were part of lawsuits filed in 2017. Apple requested the hearings to potentially invalidate the two patents, which played a major role in Qualcomm's 2017 attempt to ban iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch sales. Qualcomm and Apple duked... Read more...
Many of us have sighed or rolled our eyes when we see our high Uber or Lyft fare. However, these prices may be more of a problem than we might initially think. A recent lawsuit accuses Uber and Lyft of anti-competitive practices, especially price fixing. The heart of the issue is that Uber and Lyft drivers are... Read more...
What is happening at Tesla’s factories? Rumor has it that Tesla has been terminating a large number of its employees and these rumors may now be confirmed. Two former Tesla employees are filing a class action lawsuit that claims Tesla’s mass layoffs violated federal law. John Lynch and Daxton Hartsfield formerly... Read more...
Elon Musk and Twitter have both been named in a lawsuit that alleges the Tesla CEO attempted to create doubt about his plans to purchase the social media platform in order to get a lower price. Shareholder William Heresniak from Virginia states in the lawsuit that he is doing so on behalf of all Twitter... Read more...
A lawsuit has been filed claiming that a pair of Apple's AirPods Pro earbuds damaged a 12-year-old boy's eardrums when a loud Amber Alert was played. The suit claims the young boy has suffered permanent hearing loss as a result. The complaint filed Monday in Texas identifies the 12-year-old as B.G. and states that... Read more...
Few enjoy being criticized but some respond in extreme ways. Ex-eBay executive David Harville has pleaded guilty to harassing a couple that was critical of his former employer. The harassment campaign included sending live spiders and other creatures to the targets. Harville, eBay’s former director of global... Read more...
A group of restaurants in Florida have filed a lawsuit against tech giant Google for allegedly prioritizing food delivery apps over directing users to the restaurants' own websites. The lawsuit filed by Left Field Holdings claims the actions by Google amount to a "bait-and-switch." The lawsuit was filed in Northern... Read more...
Can streaming services share your viewing history? Not without your permission. HBO currently faces a class action lawsuit in which it has been accussed of knowingly sharing its customers' viewing histories with social media platforms without their explicit consent. The lawsuit alleges that HBO shares customer... Read more...
IBM has been accused of referring to older employers as "dinobabies" and calling for their "extinction" in a lawsuit by former employees. The new information was revealed as previously sealed documents were made public by a Federal District Court on February 11, 2022. When one thinks of International Business... Read more...
According to the Oxford English Dictionary (as of 2006), the definition of the word Google means "to search." The popular search engine has been synonymous with web-based information searching for years. This also includes finding deals on consumer products, but with how things have been going lately for Alphabet's... Read more...
A defamation case in Australia could force Google to censor the internet if not overturned, the search giant claims. The case dates back to 2016 and awarded $40,000 in defamation damages for an article Google linked to through its search engine. This isn’t the first time Google has been sued for defamation, but it... Read more...
Many of us have experienced the woes of having printer issues, however, you may not think about a printer not providing all the functions it advertises as being one of them. But one person has deemed a particular Canon product as being deceiving in its marketing. David Leacraft, of New York, recently filed a... Read more...
Today, former President Donald Trump announced that he would be filing lawsuits against three of the biggest names in tech: Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Serving as lead plaintiff in the class-action suits, he claims that he has been “wrongfully censored” by the companies after his ban. As reported by the... Read more...
Many argue that there is no such thing as completely original art, but there is certainly a difference between similar inspiration and outright plagiarism. Activision, Infinity Ward, and Major League Gaming Corp. are currently facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over this issue. The lawsuit argues that the... Read more...
Valve has recently been in some hot water as the EU’s European Commission slapped the games company with a $1.9 million fine over “geo-blocking.” Now, some gamers are suing Valve in California over anti-competitive clauses in developer agreements. Valve and multiple other developers have been named defendants... Read more...
It's not often that the "little guy" wins out in a court battle against a tech behemoth like Apple, but the little guy definitely won the first round in a copyright battle this week. Corellium LLC was primarily accused by Apple of replicating or stealing iOS, but a federal judge tossed the case due to fair use... Read more...
CD Projekt Red (CDPR) is in hot water. The company has been working for the past 8 years on Cyberpunk 2077, only to release the game loaded with bugs, performance issues across all platforms, and graphics that were woefully inadequate on previous generation consoles. Besides drawing the ire of gamers who've had to put... Read more...
Facebook has long been suspected of anti-competitive practices. Forty-eight states and territories and the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have now filed twin lawsuits against Facebook to address this issue. Facebook has responded to these lawsuits by stating that it is ready to fight against what it... Read more...
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