Emily Ashcraft

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Social Media Cos. Move to Dismiss News Anchor’s Lawsuit

Four tech companies sued for distribution of a photo without consent filed separate motions to dismiss the case this week.  Karen Hepp, represented by Cohen Fineman, sued Facebook, Imgur, Reddit, and Giphy for their...

Start-up Accuses Facebook of Publishing Trade Secrets

Start-up Neural Magic sued Facebook in the District Court of Massachusetts for allegedly publishing their trade secrets on GitHub, specifically algorithms developed by Neural Magic which enable neural networks to run on commodity computers.  They...

Judge Rules Uber Cannot Compel Arbitration in ADA Case

Uber's motion to compel arbitration was denied in an Americans with Disabilities Act case before Judge Douglas P. Woodlock of the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiffs, Dino Theodore and Access with Success, Inc, represented...

Appeals Court Upholds Facebook Message Scanning Settlement

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals approved the original settlement in a case brought against Facebook for monitoring communications in its Messenger app. The decision requires Facebook to place a notice, pay $3.89 million in...

Qualtrics Among Those Sued Over QR Code Reader Tech

Coding Technologies filed a suit against Qualtrics over their use of QR codes on March 1, 2020, claiming the system of transferring data is infringing on their copyright. In addition to Qualtrics, they sued...

“This Land is Your Land” Will Remain Private Property

In an order signed on February 28, a federal judge ruled that the song “This Land is Your Land” or “This Land” will remain privately owned. In 2016, a musical group...