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...

Dispute Arises Over Exclusive Rights to Produce PepsiCo’s Rockstar Energy Drinks

Admiral Beverage claimed that it is being improperly forced by PepsiCo to forfeit rights to be the exclusive producer of Rockstar Energy...

EPA Sued For Proposed Rollbacks To The 2015 Coal Ash Rule

Multiple environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its administrator Andrew Wheeler on Monday for violations of the Resource Conservation...

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...

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,...

EPA Sued For Proposed Rollbacks To The 2015 Coal Ash Rule

Multiple environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its administrator Andrew Wheeler on Monday for violations of the Resource Conservation...

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...

Agriculture

Dispute Arises Over Exclusive Rights to Produce PepsiCo’s Rockstar Energy Drinks

Admiral Beverage claimed that it is being improperly forced by PepsiCo to forfeit rights to be the exclusive producer of Rockstar Energy drinks, along with the shareholders and subsidiaries of Admiral Beverage Corporation. The companies filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo in the Wyoming District Court...

EPA Sued For Proposed Rollbacks To The 2015 Coal Ash Rule

Multiple environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its administrator Andrew Wheeler on Monday for violations of the Resource Conservation...

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...

EPA Sued For Proposed Rollbacks To The 2015 Coal Ash Rule

Multiple environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its administrator Andrew Wheeler on Monday for violations of the Resource Conservation...

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...

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

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

Dispute Arises Over Exclusive Rights to Produce PepsiCo’s Rockstar Energy Drinks

Admiral Beverage claimed that it is being improperly forced by PepsiCo to forfeit rights to be the exclusive producer of Rockstar Energy...

EPA Sued For Proposed Rollbacks To The 2015 Coal Ash Rule

Multiple environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its administrator Andrew Wheeler on Monday for violations of the Resource Conservation...

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...

Land Use

Dispute Arises Over Exclusive Rights to Produce PepsiCo’s Rockstar Energy Drinks

Admiral Beverage claimed that it is being improperly forced by PepsiCo to forfeit rights to be the exclusive producer of Rockstar Energy...

EPA Sued For Proposed Rollbacks To The 2015 Coal Ash Rule

Multiple environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its administrator Andrew Wheeler on Monday for violations of the Resource Conservation...

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...