Juul Files Dozens of Patent Complaints Against “Illicit Black Market Products”

Although Juul Labs Inc. is frequently involved in lawsuits as a defendant, often regarding health issues allegedly caused by its products, the company switched roles on Friday by filing 49 patent complaints in various courts petitioning against vaping businesses involved with JUUL compatible pods and...

Massachusetts Becomes the Next State To Sue Uber, Lyft For Misclassification

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the commonwealth’s suit against Uber and Lyft on Tuesday for driver misclassification. The lawsuit claims that...

Judge Denies Injunction to Prevent Timber Harvest In Idaho Forests

Idaho District Judge B. Lynn Winmill denied two environmental groups’ preliminary injunction against the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Department of Agriculture, and...

Radio Giant SiriusXM to Purchase Podcast Firm Stitcher for $325m

SiriusXM confirmed on Monday that it will purchase podcasting company Stitcher for $325 million. This move will situate the satellite radio giant...

Tech Giants

Massachusetts Becomes the Next State To Sue Uber, Lyft For Misclassification

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the commonwealth’s suit against Uber and Lyft on Tuesday for driver misclassification. The lawsuit claims that...

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...

Emerging Tech

Radio Giant SiriusXM to Purchase Podcast Firm Stitcher for $325m

SiriusXM confirmed on Monday that it will purchase podcasting company Stitcher for $325 million. This move will situate the satellite radio giant more competitively against its rivals, Spotify, Apple, and iHeartMedia, “for dominance of the podcasting space,”...

Judge Denies Injunction to Prevent Timber Harvest In Idaho Forests

Idaho District Judge B. Lynn Winmill denied two environmental groups’ preliminary injunction against the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Department of Agriculture, and...

Radio Giant SiriusXM to Purchase Podcast Firm Stitcher for $325m

SiriusXM confirmed on Monday that it will purchase podcasting company Stitcher for $325 million. This move will situate the satellite radio giant...

Software Company Sued For Failing To Pay for Sponsorship Agreement

Royal Media Group filed a complaint against NetSol Technologies, which develops software for automobile leasing, for breach of contract on Monday in...

Juul Files Dozens of Patent Complaints Against “Illicit Black Market Products”

Although Juul Labs Inc. is frequently involved in lawsuits as a defendant, often regarding health issues allegedly caused by its products, the...

Agriculture

Judge Denies Injunction to Prevent Timber Harvest In Idaho Forests

Idaho District Judge B. Lynn Winmill denied two environmental groups’ preliminary injunction against the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Interior.  The preliminary injunction was an attempt to block the Brebner Flat project, a forest management project.

Juul Files Dozens of Patent Complaints Against “Illicit Black Market Products”

Although Juul Labs Inc. is frequently involved in lawsuits as a defendant, often regarding health issues allegedly caused by its products, the...

Utah Company Claims Its “Oatsome” Trademark was Infringed by Oatly

Utah nutrition company BetterBody Foods & Nutrition LLC claimed that Oatly AB, a Sweedish corporation with locations in Delaware and Utah, participated...

Montana Water Treatment Plant Sued Over Pollution

The Big Sky Water and Sewer District Water Resources Recovery Facility (WRRF) was sued on Friday in the District of Montana for...

Juul Files Dozens of Patent Complaints Against “Illicit Black Market Products”

Although Juul Labs Inc. is frequently involved in lawsuits as a defendant, often regarding health issues allegedly caused by its products, the...

Utah Company Claims Its “Oatsome” Trademark was Infringed by Oatly

Utah nutrition company BetterBody Foods & Nutrition LLC claimed that Oatly AB, a Sweedish corporation with locations in Delaware and Utah, participated...

Montana Water Treatment Plant Sued Over Pollution

The Big Sky Water and Sewer District Water Resources Recovery Facility (WRRF) was sued on Friday in the District of Montana for...

DuPont Agrees to Pay Penalties, Fix Environmental Violations at Texas Plant

E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Co. (DuPont) agreed in a consent decree filed in the Southern District of Texas on Thursday...

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

Huawei Sued Over Image Processing Patents

Cedar Lane Technologies sued Huawei Technologies USA Inc. Monday in the Eastern District of Texas for patent infringement, claiming that Huawei infringed...

JPMorgan Chase, UPS, TD Ameritrade Sued Over App Tech

Communication Interface Technologies sued JPMorgan Chase, UPS, and TD Ameritrade for patent infringement on Friday in the Eastern District of Texas, claiming...

Instagram Challenges Instagem Trademark

Instagram filed an opposition to the registration of Market Organization Inc.’s INSTAGEM trademark on Friday before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board...

Policy

FCC to Open Low-Band Spectrum, Paving Way for 5G

On Monday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it is on track to provide more broadband spectrum. The post-incentive auction transition...

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...

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

Judge Denies Injunction to Prevent Timber Harvest In Idaho Forests

Idaho District Judge B. Lynn Winmill denied two environmental groups’ preliminary injunction against the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Department of Agriculture, and...

Juul Files Dozens of Patent Complaints Against “Illicit Black Market Products”

Although Juul Labs Inc. is frequently involved in lawsuits as a defendant, often regarding health issues allegedly caused by its products, the...

Utah Company Claims Its “Oatsome” Trademark was Infringed by Oatly

Utah nutrition company BetterBody Foods & Nutrition LLC claimed that Oatly AB, a Sweedish corporation with locations in Delaware and Utah, participated...

Land Use

Judge Denies Injunction to Prevent Timber Harvest In Idaho Forests

Idaho District Judge B. Lynn Winmill denied two environmental groups’ preliminary injunction against the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Department of Agriculture, and...

Juul Files Dozens of Patent Complaints Against “Illicit Black Market Products”

Although Juul Labs Inc. is frequently involved in lawsuits as a defendant, often regarding health issues allegedly caused by its products, the...

Utah Company Claims Its “Oatsome” Trademark was Infringed by Oatly

Utah nutrition company BetterBody Foods & Nutrition LLC claimed that Oatly AB, a Sweedish corporation with locations in Delaware and Utah, participated...