Stingray Music Fights Back Against Patent Infringement Allegations

Streaming music platform Stingray Music USA and Stingray Group filed a complaint on Thursday in response to Post Media System’s complaint, filed in May, which alleged that Stingray had infringed upon its patents. In the new complaint, Stingray has sought a declaratory judgment of...

Apple Files Second Amended Complaint Against Corellium

Apple filed a second amended complaint (SAC) against technology startup Corellium, realleging copyright infringement and “unlawful trafficking of a product used to circumvent security measures”...

USDA Announces New Items Eligible for COVID-19 Assistance

The United States Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday in a press release that they are adding more commodities to the Coronavirus...

Amazon Announces, then Retracts Requirement That Employees Remove TikTok from Phones Over

Amazon asked its employees on Friday to delete video-sharing app TikTok from their mobile phones, the New York Times reported. However,...

Tech Giants

Postmates TCPA Suit Dismissed

The Northern District of California dismissed a lawsuit against Postmates Thursday, finding that the plaintiff failed to establish that Postmates was vicariously...

Reveal Chat’s Antitrust Case Dismissed, with Partial Leave to Amend

Judge Beth Labson Freeman of the Northern District of California granted on Wednesday Facebook’s motion to dismiss the plaintiffs’ complaint, finding that the plaintiffs’ claims...

Uber to Acquire Food Delivery Service Postmates

Uber Technologies Inc. announced yesterday its $2.65 billion acquisition of Postmates, a rival food delivery company. The all-stock transaction was approved...

GrubHub, Uber, Postmates Sued For Antitrust Violations, Supracompetitive Prices

On Monday in the Southern District of New York, GrubHub, Uber and Postmates were sued for antitrust violations regarding their allegedly supracompetitive pricing. Plaintiffs Philip...

Court Partially Grants Uber’s Motion to Dismiss Employment Case

The  Northern District of California granted in part Uber’s motion to dismiss a class action complaint over wage-and-hour violations under California law. The plaintiffs alleged that...

Sony Sued by Game Developer For Failing to Pay Royalties

Video game developer Tangent Games sued Sony Interactive Entertainment on Tuesday in California’s San Mateo County Superior Court for breach of contract,...

Emerging Tech

Securities Litigation Against Wayfair Dismissed

Judge Douglas P. Woodlock of the Massachusetts District Court Wednesday granted online retailer Wayfair’s motion to dismiss, finding that the plaintiffs failed to make adequate allegations that the individual defendants misled investors with their forward-looking projections before the defendants collectively sold $69...

USDA Announces New Items Eligible for COVID-19 Assistance

The United States Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday in a press release that they are adding more commodities to the Coronavirus...

Amazon Announces, then Retracts Requirement That Employees Remove TikTok from Phones Over

Amazon asked its employees on Friday to delete video-sharing app TikTok from their mobile phones, the New York Times reported. However,...

Livestock Business Asked Not to Participate in Auction Takes Legal Action

A family livestock company claimed in the Western District of Louisiana on Thursday that Kinder Livestock Auction LLC has wrongfully not allowed...

Stingray Music Fights Back Against Patent Infringement Allegations

Streaming music platform Stingray Music USA and Stingray Group filed a complaint on Thursday in response to Post Media System’s complaint, filed...

Agriculture

USDA Announces New Items Eligible for COVID-19 Assistance

The United States Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday in a press release that they are adding more commodities to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The program was developed to help businesses producing items which have suffered a loss in profit during the COVID-19...

Livestock Business Asked Not to Participate in Auction Takes Legal Action

A family livestock company claimed in the Western District of Louisiana on Thursday that Kinder Livestock Auction LLC has wrongfully not allowed...

5th Circuit Upholds Sanderson Farms OSHA Violations

A panel of Fifth Circuit Judges on Thursday found no error in the determination by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission...

Landlord Sues Former Tenants for Creating Environmental Nuisance

Slow River, LLC sought compensatory and punitive damages against a group of former tenant-businesses, including Jiffy Food Store, E-Z Serve Petroleum, Golden...

Livestock Business Asked Not to Participate in Auction Takes Legal Action

A family livestock company claimed in the Western District of Louisiana on Thursday that Kinder Livestock Auction LLC has wrongfully not allowed...

5th Circuit Upholds Sanderson Farms OSHA Violations

A panel of Fifth Circuit Judges on Thursday found no error in the determination by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission...

Landlord Sues Former Tenants for Creating Environmental Nuisance

Slow River, LLC sought compensatory and punitive damages against a group of former tenant-businesses, including Jiffy Food Store, E-Z Serve Petroleum, Golden...

Consultant Petitioner Dismissed from Hemp Seizure Lawsuit

The judge in a California suit surrounding the seizure of a tribal-owned company’s hemp dismissed the complaints from one of the petitioners...

Around Law Street

Airbnb to ban Party Houses After Halloween Shooting

A Halloween party at an Airbnb in Orinda, California, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, ended in the deaths of five...

Cisco Software and Licenses are Pirated by Same Company Under Different Names

On November 14 plaintiff Cisco Systems, Inc. filed a complaint against defendants Shoc Networks, LLC (Cisco Systems, Inc and Cisco Technology Inc. v. Shoc Networks,...

Uber Loses its Driver’s License in London

On November 25, Uber lost its license in London to carry paying passengers; this is the second time this has occurred in...

Documentary Filmmakers Sue State Dept. for Social Media Registration Requirement

On December 5, plaintiffs DOC Society and International Documentary Association (IDA) filed a complaint against defendants Michael R. Pompeo and Chad F....

Apple Moves for Dismissal in Stock Price Suit

On December 16, Apple filed a motion to dismiss an ongoing securities lawsuit. The class action suit (City of Roseville Employees’ Retirement System v....

New Legislation Polices Spread of Cyber Tools Abroad

Recent legislation will mandate that the State Department disclose “how it polices the sale of cyber tools and services abroad.” The legislation resulted from...

Facebook Sued for Shutting Out Competition

On January 16, plaintiffs Reveal Chat Holdco LLC, et al filed a class action complaint against defendant Facebook alleging antitrust violations. Plaintiffs are represented by...

DOJ Takes Action Against Robocall Firms

Earlier this week, the Department of Justice filed for temporary restraining orders and injunctions in two different cases against multiple telecom companies...

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing On Autonomous Vehicles

On February 11, the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a hearing to discuss the future of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in America....

Intellectual Property

Apple Files Second Amended Complaint Against Corellium

Apple filed a second amended complaint (SAC) against technology startup Corellium, realleging copyright infringement and “unlawful trafficking of a product used to circumvent security measures”...

Stingray Music Fights Back Against Patent Infringement Allegations

Streaming music platform Stingray Music USA and Stingray Group filed a complaint on Thursday in response to Post Media System’s complaint, filed...

Software Patent Case Survives Foreign Service Rules Challenge

Judge Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas ruled Tuesday on Wapp Tech Limited Partnership et al’s suit against Micro Focus International PLC; the...

Policy

FCC Commissioner Addresses Spectrum Policy, 911 Fee Diversion Before Wireless Associations

On Thursday, Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly addressed the New Jersey and New York Wireless Associations for a webinar, giving the group policy updates. He...

FTC, DOJ Investigate TikTok Over Alleged Breach of 2019 Agreement

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) began to investigate claims that Chinese social media app, TikTok, has breached a...

SCOTUS Invalidates Government Debt Collection Exception To The TCPA

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Barr, et al. v. American Association of Political Consultants Inc., et al., affirming the Fourth...

Cybersecurity

Amazon Announces, then Retracts Requirement That Employees Remove TikTok from Phones Over

Amazon asked its employees on Friday to delete video-sharing app TikTok from their mobile phones, the New York Times reported. However,...

Microsoft Details Legal Action Taken Against COVID-19 Hacking Attempts

The Eastern District of Virginia unsealed documents yesterday that describe Microsoft’s efforts to deter cybercriminals attempting to defraud customers by exploiting COVID-19....

Apple, T-Mobile Sued Over iMessage and FaceTime Calls Accessed by Previous SIM Card Holder

Imagine if a stranger was able to access your private iMessage conversations and FaceTime calls because of a security flaw; Tigran Ohanian...

Cannabis

USDA Announces New Items Eligible for COVID-19 Assistance

The United States Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday in a press release that they are adding more commodities to the Coronavirus...

Livestock Business Asked Not to Participate in Auction Takes Legal Action

A family livestock company claimed in the Western District of Louisiana on Thursday that Kinder Livestock Auction LLC has wrongfully not allowed...

5th Circuit Upholds Sanderson Farms OSHA Violations

A panel of Fifth Circuit Judges on Thursday found no error in the determination by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission...

Land Use

USDA Announces New Items Eligible for COVID-19 Assistance

The United States Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday in a press release that they are adding more commodities to the Coronavirus...

Livestock Business Asked Not to Participate in Auction Takes Legal Action

A family livestock company claimed in the Western District of Louisiana on Thursday that Kinder Livestock Auction LLC has wrongfully not allowed...

5th Circuit Upholds Sanderson Farms OSHA Violations

A panel of Fifth Circuit Judges on Thursday found no error in the determination by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission...