Clothing Brands Sued For Infringing Website Search Systems

Four clothing brands, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Levi Strauss and Nike were sued on Monday in the Western District of Texas by Hitel Technologies for patent infringement over their websites’ search and navigation systems, claiming these sites used its patented method. The patent-in-suit is U.S. Patent No. 7,689,617 (the ’617...

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...

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...

Baykeeper Brings Suit Against Stormwater Discharges

Raritan Baykeeper, a New York nonprofit seeking to protect the cleanliness of the state’s waterways, brought a legal action against an alleged...

Tech Giants

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,...

Twitter Allegedly “Turned a Blind Eye” Over Dissident’s Account Suspension

Twitter was sued on Monday in the Southern District of New York by plaintiff Ali Al-Ahmed, a political dissident, for suspending his...

Parents Sue TikTok Over Biometrics-Based Targeting

Parents sued social media app TikTok in the Northern District of Illinois Friday in a class action complaint alleging the app surreptitiously...

FTC Sues Low-Light Therapy Company for Deceptive Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Physician’s Technology, LLC on Thursday over its deceptive advertising of a low-light laser therapy (LLLT) device...

Emerging Tech

DOJ Warns of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scams

The Department of Justice published a warning yesterday alerting the public of contact tracing scams. Issued jointly with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Trade Commission, the press release details how scams appear, how they operate,...

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...

Baykeeper Brings Suit Against Stormwater Discharges

Raritan Baykeeper, a New York nonprofit seeking to protect the cleanliness of the state’s waterways, brought a legal action against an alleged...

Proposed House Bill Would Provide Grants to Meat Processors to Aid Certification

A bill proposed in the House of Representatives called the RAMP-UP Act is designed to help meat processors meet the current demand...

Seattle Expresses Concerns with Bayer’s Class Action Waterway Settlement

The City of Seattle says it has concerns with a settlement in a class action case after filing to become an interested...

Agriculture

Baykeeper Brings Suit Against Stormwater Discharges

Raritan Baykeeper, a New York nonprofit seeking to protect the cleanliness of the state’s waterways, brought a legal action against an alleged perpetrator of polluted stormwater discharges, Pratt Paper. Raritan averred that such release violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) thus mandating an injunction to...

Proposed House Bill Would Provide Grants to Meat Processors to Aid Certification

A bill proposed in the House of Representatives called the RAMP-UP Act is designed to help meat processors meet the current demand...

Seattle Expresses Concerns with Bayer’s Class Action Waterway Settlement

The City of Seattle says it has concerns with a settlement in a class action case after filing to become an interested...

COVID-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Pilgrim’s Pride Removed to District Court

Pilgrim’s Pride removed a case claiming the company is at fault for the death of Maria Hernandez from the COVID-19 virus to the Eastern...

Proposed House Bill Would Provide Grants to Meat Processors to Aid Certification

A bill proposed in the House of Representatives called the RAMP-UP Act is designed to help meat processors meet the current demand...

Seattle Expresses Concerns with Bayer’s Class Action Waterway Settlement

The City of Seattle says it has concerns with a settlement in a class action case after filing to become an interested...

COVID-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Pilgrim’s Pride Removed to District Court

Pilgrim’s Pride removed a case claiming the company is at fault for the death of Maria Hernandez from the COVID-19 virus to the Eastern...

Cargill and Central Salt Remove Case Alleging Village Water Salt Contamination to District Court

Cargill, Incorporated removed a case alleging that it and other companies involved with a salt storage site are responsible for a village’s...

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 Countersues Zipit Wireless, Seeks Judgement of Noninfringement

On Friday in the Northern District of California, Apple countersued Zipit Wireless for declaratory judgment of noninfringement regarding two patents, U.S. Patent...

YouTube Sued by Content Creators For Copyright Infringement, Unfair Treatment

Grammy-winning composer and musician Maria Schneider and Pirate Monitor Ltd. filed a class action complaint against YouTube for copyright infringement on Thursday...

Motorola Sued for Baby Monitor Patent Infringement

Motorola Mobility LLC is facing a patent infringement lawsuit over its alleged appropriation of a baby monitoring system. Plaintiff Script Transform LLC...

Policy

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...

FTC Settles With Miniclip in COPPA Dispute

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized a settlement today with video game maker Miniclip, S.A. over its allegedly misleading statements about membership...

Government Welcomes T-Mobile and Dish Deal for Boost Network

On Wednesday, T-Mobile US Inc. and Dish Network announced tht they finalized and completed T-Mobile’s divestiture of Boost Network to Dish.  The...

Cybersecurity

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...

CCPA Enforcement Begins As Data Privacy Issues in Remote Workspaces Become Clear

The forced changes in office culture and environment induced by the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to stay. This has led many industries to create...

CCPA Statutory Damages Clause adds Financial Muscle Against Zoom and Other Companies, Plaintiffs’ Attorney Says

The new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) shows promising signs in supporting consumer rights in consumer privacy and protection cases, as early...

Cannabis

Baykeeper Brings Suit Against Stormwater Discharges

Raritan Baykeeper, a New York nonprofit seeking to protect the cleanliness of the state’s waterways, brought a legal action against an alleged...

Proposed House Bill Would Provide Grants to Meat Processors to Aid Certification

A bill proposed in the House of Representatives called the RAMP-UP Act is designed to help meat processors meet the current demand...

Seattle Expresses Concerns with Bayer’s Class Action Waterway Settlement

The City of Seattle says it has concerns with a settlement in a class action case after filing to become an interested...

Land Use

Baykeeper Brings Suit Against Stormwater Discharges

Raritan Baykeeper, a New York nonprofit seeking to protect the cleanliness of the state’s waterways, brought a legal action against an alleged...

Proposed House Bill Would Provide Grants to Meat Processors to Aid Certification

A bill proposed in the House of Representatives called the RAMP-UP Act is designed to help meat processors meet the current demand...

Seattle Expresses Concerns with Bayer’s Class Action Waterway Settlement

The City of Seattle says it has concerns with a settlement in a class action case after filing to become an interested...