Judge Grants Calif. Preliminary Injunction in Uber, Lyft Driver Misclassification Suit

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman ruled on Monday that Uber and Lyft may no longer classify California drivers as independent contractors. The court granted the state and city plaintiffs’ preliminary injunction, meaning that the companies’ drivers must be reclassified and receive job protections...

Growmark and Southern States Announce Partial Merger

On Monday, Growmark, Inc. and Southern States Cooperative publicized news that they will soon consummate a deal that “aligns the organizations operationally...

Tufin Software Technologies Sued Again For Securities Violations

David Michaelson filed a class-action complaint against Tufin Software Technologies and some of its senior executives and directors in the Southern District...

Take-Two Interactive Opposes ROCSTAR Trademark Application

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., a developer and publisher for software, video, computer, mobile and other interactive games, filed an opposition before the...

Tech Giants

Intel Sued for Securities Fraud

On Monday in the Northern District of California, plaintiff James E. Thorsen filed a securities fraud class-action complaint against Intel Corporation and...

AT&T Sued for TCPA Violation

Last Friday, a putative consumer class filed a complaint against AT&T Mobility Services, LLC in the District of Colorado for violating the...

FCC to Reduce Inmate Calling Rates After D.C. Circuit Rejections

On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it has responded to calls to reduce inmate calling services (ICS) rates. The...

Comcast Sued for Breach Of Advertising Contract

On Monday in Florida’s Seventeenth Circuit Court in Broward County, Comcast Cable Communications was sued by Baer’s Furniture Co., a furniture retailer,...

Twitter Could Face $250m FTC Fine For Misusing User Personal Information

Twitter revealed on Monday that it could face up to a $250 million fine from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for its...

Cheetah Mobile Sued for Securities Fraud

On July 31, plaintiff Nina Wang filed a putative class action on behalf of purchasers of Cheetah Mobile securities. The two-count complaint...

Emerging Tech

Judge Grants Calif. Preliminary Injunction in Uber, Lyft Driver Misclassification Suit

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman ruled on Monday that Uber and Lyft may no longer classify California drivers as independent contractors. The court granted the state and city plaintiffs’ preliminary injunction, meaning that the companies’...

Tufin Software Technologies Sued Again For Securities Violations

David Michaelson filed a class-action complaint against Tufin Software Technologies and some of its senior executives and directors in the Southern District...

Take-Two Interactive Opposes ROCSTAR Trademark Application

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., a developer and publisher for software, video, computer, mobile and other interactive games, filed an opposition before the...

Judge Rules that Securities Case Should Not be Combined with Other Roundup Cases

In a Northern District of California order filed on Monday, Judge Vince Chhabria denied the City of Grand Rapids general, fire, and...

Walmart Settles Case Alleging Extra Charges on Weighted Products

Walmart settled a putative class action in the Southern District of Florida on Friday agreeing to pay between $4.5 million and $9.5...

Agriculture

Growmark and Southern States Announce Partial Merger

On Monday, Growmark, Inc. and Southern States Cooperative publicized news that they will soon consummate a deal that “aligns the organizations operationally to yield increased innovation, growth, and returns for the farmer-owners of both cooperative systems,” according to Growmark’s press release. The transaction is set...

Judge Rules that Securities Case Should Not be Combined with Other Roundup Cases

In a Northern District of California order filed on Monday, Judge Vince Chhabria denied the City of Grand Rapids general, fire, and...

Walmart Settles Case Alleging Extra Charges on Weighted Products

Walmart settled a putative class action in the Southern District of Florida on Friday agreeing to pay between $4.5 million and $9.5...

W.Va. Company Sued For Polluting Environment and Causing Damage

On Monday, Jackson Resources Company, a West Virginia based natural resources company, was sued for allegedly causing “the release of toxic, noxious,...

Judge Rules that Securities Case Should Not be Combined with Other Roundup Cases

In a Northern District of California order filed on Monday, Judge Vince Chhabria denied the City of Grand Rapids general, fire, and...

Walmart Settles Case Alleging Extra Charges on Weighted Products

Walmart settled a putative class action in the Southern District of Florida on Friday agreeing to pay between $4.5 million and $9.5...

W.Va. Company Sued For Polluting Environment and Causing Damage

On Monday, Jackson Resources Company, a West Virginia based natural resources company, was sued for allegedly causing “the release of toxic, noxious,...

Blair Adhesives Sued Again for CWA Violations

On Thursday, a California resident, Alesha Davis, sued California Metal X, owner of an adhesive factory near the Los Angeles River, on...

Around Law Street

Facebook’s Libra Announces Board Despite Exits

Facebook’s ambitious Libra cryptocurrency announced the creation of its 21-member association Tuesday.  The announcement was made in the wake of reports earlier this week...

WeWork Faces Shareholder Suit

On November 4, WeWork shareholder Natalie Sojka filed a class action complaint against Adam Neumann and others (Natalie Sojka v. Adam Neumann et al....

Taking A Hint From Twitter, Google Will Restrict Political Ads Too

On November 20, Google announced it would limit political ads targeting specific audiences based on political affiliation or public voter records. Additionally,...

Fitbit Sued by Investor for its Proposed Sale to Alphabet

On December 6, plaintiff John Thompson filed a class action complaint against defendants Fitbit, Inc., et al (John Thompson v. Fitbit, Inc.,...

Twitch Sued in Russia over Pirated Sports Content

On December 17, Amazon’s Twitch, a social streaming platform and gaming community, was nearly blocked in Russia for piracy allegations. A Russian...

In Response to California’s AB-5, Uber Ends Upfront Ride Pricing Among Other Changes

On January 8, Uber announced to California customers that it would begin showing price estimates instead of fixed prices in response to...

Amicus Briefs Filed in Years-Long Oracle/Google Dispute

Nearly a decade ago, Oracle sued Google for copyright infringement. The case has since been appealed multiple times and is now waiting...

FCC Commissioner Warns of Internet Shutdown Risk

During a speech delivered at the State of the Net internet policy conference in Washington, D.C., FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel warned of...

Fortress Moves to Dismiss Antitrust Case

Fortress Investment Group has filed a joint notice of motion and a motion to dismiss and to strike plaintiffs’ complaint in response to an...

Intellectual Property

Take-Two Interactive Opposes ROCSTAR Trademark Application

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., a developer and publisher for software, video, computer, mobile and other interactive games, filed an opposition before the...

HP Sues Advanced Digital Solutions for Selling Counterfeit Products

Advanced Digital Solutions, Inc. (ADSI) faced a trademark infringement suit after allegedly marketing counterfeit Hewlett-Packard products. The company was accused of falsely...

Motion To Dismiss Filed in Pro Music Rights’ Suit

Apple, Amazon, Google, Spotify, Digital Media Association, and others filed a motion to dismiss and memorandum in support of their motion on...

Policy

Tufin Software Technologies Sued Again For Securities Violations

David Michaelson filed a class-action complaint against Tufin Software Technologies and some of its senior executives and directors in the Southern District...

Executive Branch Makes 3.45-3.55 GHz Band Available for 5G Networks

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement on Monday regarding the White House and Department of Defense’s announcement...

Court Agrees to Terminate the Paramount Decrees

In an August 7 order, Southern District of New York Judge Analisa Torres granted the Department of Justice’s motion to terminate the...

Cybersecurity

Marriott Moves to Dismiss Data Breach Complaint

On Thursday, Marriott International, Inc. filed a motion to dismiss Patti Springmeyer and Joe Lopez’s amended complaint, claiming that the plaintiffs lack...

FCC Announces Progress in Addressing Diameter Protocol Security Concerns, Paving Way for 5G and 911 Upgrades

On July 27, Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, announced that work to resolve security concerns associated with the Diameter protocol...

T-Mobile Sued For Allowing $8.7m Cryptocurrency Hack via SIM Swap

T-Mobile was sued in the Eastern District of New York by plaintiffs Reginald Middleton and Veritaseum LLC on Tuesday for its alleged...

Cannabis

Growmark and Southern States Announce Partial Merger

On Monday, Growmark, Inc. and Southern States Cooperative publicized news that they will soon consummate a deal that “aligns the organizations operationally...

Judge Rules that Securities Case Should Not be Combined with Other Roundup Cases

In a Northern District of California order filed on Monday, Judge Vince Chhabria denied the City of Grand Rapids general, fire, and...

Walmart Settles Case Alleging Extra Charges on Weighted Products

Walmart settled a putative class action in the Southern District of Florida on Friday agreeing to pay between $4.5 million and $9.5...

Land Use

Growmark and Southern States Announce Partial Merger

On Monday, Growmark, Inc. and Southern States Cooperative publicized news that they will soon consummate a deal that “aligns the organizations operationally...

Judge Rules that Securities Case Should Not be Combined with Other Roundup Cases

In a Northern District of California order filed on Monday, Judge Vince Chhabria denied the City of Grand Rapids general, fire, and...

Walmart Settles Case Alleging Extra Charges on Weighted Products

Walmart settled a putative class action in the Southern District of Florida on Friday agreeing to pay between $4.5 million and $9.5...