Lawsuits archive

  • Microsoft Vista capable case loses class action status
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    Microsoft Vista capable case loses class action status

    By 20 February 2009

    The ongoing lawsuit that accuses Microsoft of deliberately misleading consumers over "Vista capable" claims has taken an interesting turn in the States. The US federal court has denied class action status to the lawsuit, as the plaintiffs could not be...

  • Intel to see Nvidia in court over chipset squabble
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    Intel to see Nvidia in court over chipset squabble

    By 19 February 2009

    Hoping to force an end to a patent-licensing agreement dispute dating back to 2004, Intel has filed a fresh suit against Nvidia. Logged in a Delaware court this week, Intel basically wants Nvidia to stop making chipsets that will work with its Nehalem...

  • Google wins Street View privacy case
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    Google wins Street View privacy case

    By 18 February 2009

    The Borings, a Pittsburgh couple, have lost their case against Google over privacy issues with the search giant's "Street View" service. The Borings said when they filed their case last year that the images of their home that appear on Street View "violated...

  • Follow the Pirate Bay trial on Twitter
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    Follow the Pirate Bay trial on Twitter

    By 12 February 2009

    The court case against P2P file sharing site Pirate Bay begins on 16 February in Stockholm, but you'll be able to follow the trial wherever you are via Twitter. The four men on trial are charged with assisting copyright infringement and face up to 2 years...

  • Psystar's revised counter-claims get court approval
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    Psystar's revised counter-claims get court approval

    By 9 February 2009

    Psystar has been given the official go-ahead for its revised countersuit against Apple, following the news last year that saw Psystar's initial counter-claims dismissed. The Mac clone maker changed its angle from accusing Apple of breaking antitrust laws,...

  • Apple multi-touch patent explains Palm threats
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    Apple multi-touch patent explains Palm threats

    By 27 January 2009

    It seems as if the so far battle-of-words Apple versus Palm fight over the Pre's similarity to the iPhone has taken another twist thanks to the revelation of a patent just awarded to Apple. US Patent Office Patent No 7479949, credited to Steve Jobs, as...

  • 1st gen iPod nano owners awarded up to $25
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    1st gen iPod nano owners awarded up to $25

    By 26 January 2009

    Following an American lawsuit dating back to 2005, US owners of Apple's first gen iPod nano could be entitled to compensation of up to $25. The mark one iPod nano suffered from an easily scratched front surface, something Apple tried to address by bundling...

  • Facebook used to serve legal papers
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    Facebook used to serve legal papers

    By 16 December 2008

    In Australia, a couple have been served legal papers via social networking site Facebook. In what's thought to be a world first, the Australian courts approved the online delivery method for the papers filed against the couple, who had defaulted on a...

  • Hasbro drops Scrabulous lawsuit
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    Hasbro drops Scrabulous lawsuit

    By 16 December 2008

    Hasbro has dropped its lawsuit against the company that created the now-famous Scrabulous Facebook application after reaching an agreement. RJ Softwares, a Calcutta-based company run by brothers Rajat Agarwalla and Jayant Agarwall, was facing a court...

  • Sony BMG sued over online child privacy
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    Sony BMG sued over online child privacy

    By 11 December 2008

    Sony BMG is being sued by the US government for violating federal rules aimed at protecting the online privacy of children. It's reported that the music company improperly accepted registrations on its music websites from users who were under 13, without...

  • Intel rejects EU deadline in antitrust case
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    Intel rejects EU deadline in antitrust case

    By 28 November 2008

    It's been rumbling on for ages but now the antitrust case levelled at Intel by EU authorities has taken another twist. Intel is supposed to be answering accusations from way back in July that it slashed prices below cost and offered huge rebates in an...

  • Teacher wins fight over pop-up porn
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    Teacher wins fight over pop-up porn

    By 26 November 2008

    Charges have been dropped against a US teacher accused of looking at porn whilst in charge of a classroom of kids. In what has been a bizarre and controversial case, one Julie Amero was indicted on charges of endangering the morals of a minor, way back...

  • Data losses could result in fines
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    Data losses could result in fines

    By 25 November 2008

    Millions of pounds worth of fines could be dolled out to companies who lose confidential data. The Information Commissioner has been given new powers to punish companies or indeed government departments who, "deliberately or recklessly" lose personal...

  • Juror dismissed for asking Facebookers for a verdict
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    Juror dismissed for asking Facebookers for a verdict

    By 25 November 2008

    A woman who used Facebook to round up her friends' opinions on a case she was juror for has been dismissed. The woman, who has not been named, posted details of the child abduction and sex assault case to try and get help in making a decision on whether...

  • Facebook wins $870 million from spammer
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    Facebook wins $870 million from spammer

    By 25 November 2008

    A spammer has been ordered to pay social networking site Facebook, over $870 million in damages for bombarding the site's members with millions of emails about sex products and drugs. Canadian Adam Guerbuez, of Montreal, and his company, Atlantis Blue...

  • Beatles iTunes negotiations "have stalled"
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    Beatles iTunes negotiations "have stalled"

    By 25 November 2008

    Beatles fans are going to be waiting a while longer to get their favourite songs from iTunes. Sir Paul McCartney has admitted that negotiations have currently "stalled" between EMI - the band's former record label - and Apple. But Sir Paul added to BBC...

  • Apple sued over Safari
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    Apple sued over Safari

    By 25 November 2008

    Apple is being sued for patent infringement over its Safari browser. The lawsuit claims a technology the iPhone uses to surf the Web infringes on a patent by EMG Technology LLC. EMG Technology LLC, based in Los Angeles, is a company owned by real estate...

  • Couple suing McDonald's over nude pics
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    Couple suing McDonald's over nude pics

    By 24 November 2008

    An American couple are suing McDonald's for a whooping £2 millio. The case revolves around some naughty pics of Tina Sherman, which she had sent to her husband Phillip's phone. Phillip accidentally left the phone in a McDonald's franchise in Fayetteville,...

  • Woman hires hitman via text message
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    Woman hires hitman via text message

    By 24 November 2008

    A woman from Oklahoma plotted to have her lover's wife kidnapped and possibly killed, but used text messages to organise the crime. 32-year-old Tonia Mullins is now facing a long spell in jail after conspiring with her lover, 26-year-old Michael Andrew...

  • BNP member list leaked online
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    BNP member list leaked online

    By 19 November 2008

    The British National Party is demanding a police investigation after a list of 10,000 members found its way onto the internet. Nick Griffin, leader of the right wing party, is claiming that the leak, believed to have been by former members, puts supporters...

  • Psystar counter-claims dismissed
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    Psystar counter-claims dismissed

    By 19 November 2008

    Psystar's counter-claims against Apple - their defense for making Mac clone computers - have been dismissed by a California judge. Psystar had argued that Apple violated antitrust laws through its attempts to block third parties from selling rival Mac...

  • Kodak sues Samsung and LG
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    Kodak sues Samsung and LG

    By 18 November 2008

    Eastman Kodak is suing Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics for infringing its digital camera patents. Kodak says cameraphones made by the Korean companies violate patents on its inventions related to image capture, compression and data storage, and...

  • Apple sued over iPhone 3G cracks
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    Apple sued over iPhone 3G cracks

    By 17 November 2008

    A lawsuit has been filed against Apple in a New York district court. The complainant is Nassau County resident Avi Koschitzki who claims that Apple is ignoring hairline cracks that he claims will form in the handset's enclosure. "Although Apple was and...

  • Apple recruit Mark Papermaster sues IBM
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    Apple recruit Mark Papermaster sues IBM

    By 17 November 2008

    IBM is doing everything in its power to stop its former employee, Mark Papermaster, taking up the position he's been offered with Apple. The computing giant is arguing that Papermaster, who was recruited by Apple to head up its iPhone and iPod division,...

  • Intel shocks market with forecast drop
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    Intel shocks market with forecast drop

    By 14 November 2008

    Intel has slashed its predictions for its fourth quarter revenues sending a shudder through the market. The chip giant has opted to cut its forecasts for its Q4 revenues by 14% and has pointed to weak demand across the world. Its forecast is $9 billion,...