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...

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...

Tech Giants

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...

Bipartisan Senate Proposal To Reform Section 230 Introduced

Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced bipartisan legislation on Wednesday, entitled, the Platform Accountability and Consumer Transparency Act (PACT Act), which...

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,...

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...

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...

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

Core Optical Files Complaint Against Nokia For Patent Infringement

On November 12, plaintiff Core Optical Technologies filed a complaint against defendant Nokia Corporation (Core Optical Technologies v. Nokia Corporation and Nokia of America...

Twitter Details Political Ad Ban Strategy

On November 15, Twitter tightened its political ads ban to include references to political candidates, legislation, or ads that advocate for certain social or...

Facebook to Expand Efforts Against Ad Discrimination

On December 3, Facebook announced that it has taken steps to prevent ad discrimination as part of its settlement with the American Civil Liberties...

Conspirators Charged in $722m Crypto Ponzi Scheme

The United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito announced in a press release on Tuesday that it had charged five...

United States Army and Navy Bans TikTok

The United States Army has now banned soldiers from using social media app TikTok on government-owned phones a few days after the Navy decided...

Princeps Secundus v. Samsung – One of Many Filed by Plaintiff for Patent Infringement

On January 9, plaintiff Princeps Secundus LLC filed a complaint against defendant Samsung (Princeps Secundus LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al 3:20-cv-00201-JSC)...

FCC Launches 3.5 GHz Spectrum for Approved Companies

The Federal Communications Commission has announced its certification of four companies as Spectrum Access System (SAS) Administrators. The designated companies will work...

FCC Proposes Changes to TV White Space Rules, Increasing Broadband Coverage

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed to change rules governing TV white space rules, and reallocate the space to improving broadband coverage in rural...

California Seeks To Toss AB-5 Suit

California has sought to dismiss a suit aiming to block AB-5, a new law aimed at regulating the so-called “gig economy.” AB-5...

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

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...

FCC to Investigate T-Mobile Outage

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will examine a widespread T-Mobile outage that affected individuals throughout the United States Monday, according to...

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...