Lawsuits archive

  • Dell guilty of fraud, false advertising, deceptive business practices
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    Dell guilty of fraud, false advertising, deceptive business practices

    By 28 May 2008

    Dell has been found guilty of fraud, false advertising, deceptive business practices and abusive debt collection practices. In a case brought by the New York attorney general, the Albany County Supreme Court found that Dell deprived customers of technical...

  • Apple sued over "Mighty Mouse" moniker
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    Apple sued over "Mighty Mouse" moniker

    By 22 May 2008

    Apple is being sued by a American medical hardware specialist suppliers, Man & Machine, over the use of the "Mighty Mouse" product name. The case against both Apple, and the CBS network, which owns the rights to the cartoon superhero mouse of the same...

  • Microsoft loses patent case
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    Microsoft loses patent case

    By 21 May 2008

    Microsoft has lost a patent case against telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent. The computing giant had accused Alcatel-Lucent of infringing patents business telephone network technologies. In particular, it pointed to four patents for the software in a system...

  • Spain apprehends hackers
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    Spain apprehends hackers

    By 19 May 2008

    Five hackers accused of attacking government websites worldwide have been arrested in Spain. Said to be the most active cyber criminals on the web, the five were tracked down in Spain after a 2-month investigation. The hackers are accused of disrupting...

  • Apple sues Atico over patent infringement
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    Apple sues Atico over patent infringement

    By 16 May 2008

    Apple has sued Atico International USA claiming the company has infringed five patents for accessories to be used with iPods. The patents in question cover accessory designs and a system for transferring information. Atico is apparently selling unlicensed...

  • MySpace wins $230m judgement against spammers
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    MySpace wins $230m judgement against spammers

    By 14 May 2008

    An American court has made a landmark ruling in favour of MySpace in a case that will send shivers through the spamming community. US District Judge Audrey Collins has awarded MySpace a record $230m in a case against two US-based spammers. Sanford (or...

  • Craigslist accuses eBay of spying
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    Craigslist accuses eBay of spying

    By 14 May 2008

    Last month, eBay filed a mysterious lawsuit against Craigslist saying that the listings company "unfairly diluted" its investment in it. No further details were given. But now, the case has got even curiouser with Craigslist countersuing and accusing...

  • Microsoft appeals £680.9 million EU fine
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    Microsoft appeals £680.9 million EU fine

    By 12 May 2008

    It is a case that has been rumbling for over 4 years and now it's set to continue. Microsoft has appealed a landmark fine by the EU, which was the largest ever imposed by the European Commission, and would see it having to raid its coffers for 899m euros...

  • The AlphaGrip - Is this the handheld computer of the future?
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    The AlphaGrip - Is this the handheld computer of the future?

    By 2 May 2008

    So it might never make it to the shops but check out this handheld computer design if not just for its wacky weirdness. Introducing the AlphaGrip, which is one of the entries to this year's Microsoft's Next-Gen PC Design Competition. It's had the chaps...

  • MySpace loses co.uk domain name
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    MySpace loses co.uk domain name

    By 30 April 2008

    Social networking giant MySpace has had its myspace.co.uk domain seized by an appeals panel, and ownership passed back to an ISP in Stockport. Total Web Solutions registered the co.uk domain 11 years ago and 2 years before MySpace launched, but Nominet...

  • Google accused of "crimes against humanity"
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    Google accused of "crimes against humanity"

    By 30 April 2008

    An American man has accused Google of "crimes against humanity", aiding terrorism, and violating his privacy. The case has been rumbling on since last September when Pike County Correctional Facility "resident" Dylan Stephen Jayne filed a lawsuit against...

  • Project Playlist sued by music industry
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    Project Playlist sued by music industry

    By 29 April 2008

    An online music community, where 24,459,879 fans were logged in just minutes ago, could be under threat. Project Playlist is being sued by nine of the major record labels for "massive infringement" of copyright. The site lets visitors search for songs...

  • eBay sues Craigslist
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    eBay sues Craigslist

    By 23 April 2008

    eBay is suing Craigslist to "safeguard its four-year financial investment". The auction site owns a 28.4% stake in the ad listings company. In a statement, eBay has said that in January, Craigslist executives took actions that "unfairly diluted eBay's...

  • Samsung chairman resigns amid corruption charges
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    Samsung chairman resigns amid corruption charges

    By 22 April 2008

    Amid accusations of corruption and following an indictment on tax evasion charges, the chairman of Samsung has resigned. Lee Kun-hee has been the target of years of bribery and corruption allegations, but was finally found guilty of evading at least $128...

  • Facebook looking at legal name challenge
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    Facebook looking at legal name challenge

    By 16 April 2008

    We would imagine Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's happy Harvard memories are souring rapidly as the social networking firm is facing another legal challenge from an old school buddy of his. Aaron Greenspan of the Think Computer Corp wants the relevant...

  • Facebook to settle ConnectU lawsuit
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    Facebook to settle ConnectU lawsuit

    By 7 April 2008

    The New York Times' "Bits" blog is reporting that Facebook is about to settle a long-running lawsuit, ending an "embarrassing" legal episode for the social networking site. According to a "person briefed on the status of dueling lawsuits between Facebook...

  • Google sued over Street View
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    Google sued over Street View

    By 7 April 2008

    Google is getting sued over Street View pics in the States by a Pennsylvania couple saying that images of their home that appear Street View "violated their privacy, devalued their property, and caused them mental suffering". Mr and Mrs Boring (really)...

  • Samsung boss hauled in for questioning
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    Samsung boss hauled in for questioning

    By 4 April 2008

    One of the world's electronics giants is facing allegations of corruption. South Korea's Samsung Group has been accused of operating a 200bn won (£108m) "slush" fund to bribe prosecutors, judges and civil servants. The investigation started at the beginnning...

  • Apple facing iMac lawsuit
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    Apple facing iMac lawsuit

    By 1 April 2008

    Apple is facing a fresh lawsuit relating to its iMac computers, and specifically to the display of the 20-inch model. Relating to the "millions of colors" issue that was recently settled by the company, the two complaints have now apparently been rolled...

  • Professor sues electronics industry
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    Professor sues electronics industry

    By 25 March 2008

    An American university professor is claiming that Sony, Motorola and Nokia, among others, have infringed her patent. Columbia University Professor Emeritus Gertrude Neumark Rothschild (that's a mouthful) filed a complaint last month against around 30...

  • Gibson sues Guitar Hero retailers
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    Gibson sues Guitar Hero retailers

    By 24 March 2008

    The Guitar Hero lawsuit fiasco continues with Gibson shifting its focus from the game publisher to retail with news that it is suing five US retail chains in attempt to stop them selling the game. Guitar maker Gibson has said that it is suing Wal-Mart...

  • LimeWire opens online store with 500,000 songs
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    LimeWire opens online store with 500,000 songs

    By 19 March 2008

    They may have faced the wrath of the mighty music labels time and time again, but LimeWire just keeps going. The company has now opened a music store with around 500,000 DRM-free songs, but none of them are taken from the catalogues of major record labels....

  • Nokia tries to throw out yet another Qualcomm case
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    Nokia tries to throw out yet another Qualcomm case

    By 17 March 2008

    Qualcomm has filed 11 lawsuits around the world over more than 2 years against Nokia; and hasn't won any to date. But it just keeping going despite two defeats - in both the UK and the US - only weeks ago. In this latest court wrangle, in Delaware, Nokia...

  • Apple facing new iTunes lawsuit
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    Apple facing new iTunes lawsuit

    By 13 March 2008

    Apple is facing another patent infringement lawsuit relating to the iPod and iTunes after settling with Burst.com in 2006 with a licensing agreement. The new iTunes lawsuit comes from ZapMedia Services, who claims Apple's iTunes and iPod infringe on their...

  • Guitar Hero facing legal challenge
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    Guitar Hero facing legal challenge

    By 13 March 2008

    There could soon be a strum off between two of the biggest players in the music world. Not we're not talking record labels - but - on one side - the musical gamers' favourite, Guitar Hero, and on the other, legendary guitar maker Gibson. The two companies...