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Google Is One Vote Away From Being Slammed With A Massive Anti-Trust Suit By The FTC

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The Federal Trade Commission is considering whether to bring up a "historic" antitrust suit against Google Inc. according to The Hill. In order to approve legal action, three of the five FTC commissioners must vote in favor. As it stands, two are opposed to bringing an anti-trust suit against Google,...
Google Is One Vote Away From Being Slammed With A Massive Anti-Trust Suit By The FTC

Dude, where's my Surface space? User sues Microsoft over tablet storage

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One Los Angeles man is a little frustrated with the storage space on the Microsoft Surface. So much so, in fact, that he’s suing the company for false advertising and unfair business practices. Yes, he’s a lawyer. Andrew Sokolowski loaded music and documents onto his newly-purchased Surface, he realized that he...
Dude, where's my Surface space? User sues Microsoft over tablet storage

Apple sued for iPad 'planned obsolescence' in Brazil

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MacMagazine.com.br has reported that the Brazilian Institute of Politics and Law Software (IBDI) has sued Apple, claiming that Apple has introduced planed obsolescence and implements unfair business practices in regards to the iPhone 4. According to the suit, Apple could have implemented all of the features in the third-generation iPad,...
Apple sued for iPad 'planned obsolescence' in Brazil
ACLU asks feds to probe wireless carriers over Android security updates

US lawmakers question FTC's antitrust investigation of Google

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission may be headed toward an "unwarranted" power grab in its antitrust investigation of Google, two lawmakers from Silicon Valley have said. Various media reports have suggested the FTC may accuse Google of unfair or deceptive businesses in addition to traditional antitrust violations, but the...
US lawmakers question FTC's antitrust investigation of Google

Instagram sued over its new terms of service

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Instagram has been sued over the revised terms of service that it announced last week. The San Diego-based law firm Finkelstein & Krinsk filed its complaint in a San Francisco federal court. The suit, filed on behalf of Instagram user Lucy Funes, alleges that “Instagram’s new terms amount to breach...
Instagram sued over its new terms of service

Uber faces another legal challenge, this time home in S.F.

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San Francisco cab drivers file class-action suit against the transportation startup claiming unfair business practices on the heels of regulatory challenges in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. [Read more]...
Uber faces another legal challenge, this time home in S.F.

Yelp Slammed With Class-Action Suit

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Yelp Slammed With Class-Action Suit is a post from Chris PirilloOnce again, consumer review site Yelp is being accusedof being in the extortion business. Two law firms – one in Miami and one in LA – have filed a class action lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court alleging unfair business...
Yelp Slammed With Class-Action Suit

Former Presentation Exec Files Lawsuit Against Apple, Claims Jobs Promised Him Employment For Life

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Wayne Goodrich — a former Apple employee who is responsible for awe-inspiring presentations like the introduction of the iPhone, iPad, and Siri — has sued the Apple for breach of contract and unfair business practices, after being let go from the company in December. Yes, December, which means that he...
Former Presentation Exec Files Lawsuit Against Apple, Claims Jobs Promised Him Employment For Life

Is Yelp The Mafia?

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Yelp is again in the news for extortionate sales practices alledged by small business owners (see More Complaints About Yelp Business Practices, Now In Chicago, and Is Yelp Committing Extortion?), but this time they are headed for court: - Christie Lagorio, Yelp Lawsuit Alleges Extortion Tactics Customer-review website Yelp's sales tactics included...
Is Yelp The Mafia?

"Innocence of Muslims" Actress Registers for Copyright, Refiles Suit

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Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress in the anti-Muslim film “Innocence of Muslims” refiled her case in federal court Wednesday after an unsuccessful attempt last week to convince a California state judge to order YouTube to remove the movie. This time, Garcia is adding copyright claims to her suit of unfair...
"Innocence of Muslims" Actress Registers for Copyright, Refiles Suit

FlightCar Is the Latest Sharing Economy Startup to Face Legal Trouble

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FlightCar, a service that helps people rent out their own cars while they’re out of town, was sued this past Friday for flouting San Francisco Airport permit and fee requirements. On behalf of the State of California, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed the lawsuit for unlawful and unfair...
FlightCar Is the Latest Sharing Economy Startup to Face Legal Trouble

Sue Something: It Sucks To Be Zynga

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FarmVille This is the Summer of Zynga’s discontent. First there are Zynga’s stock woes, which have prompted Forbes to question whether the gaming company is really worth any money at all. Forbes’s Eric Savitz writes, “the market is basically saying it simply does not see any long-term value in the...
Sue Something: It Sucks To Be Zynga

Google and competition: Google and competition: as users we can give our own verdict | Tom Watson

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Google has offered to act more fairly in response to a European commission investigation. But do its concessions go far enough?Back in February, I wrote for Comment is free about the Google investigation being undertaken by the European commission. I emphasised the importance of decisive action to obtain remedies that...
Google and competition: Google and competition: as users we can give our own verdict | Tom Watson

Speck Sues for Millions Over Allegedly Counterfeit Cases

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Over the years, accessories maker Speck Products has seen its business encasing portable electronics go from small potatoes into a rather large business. But with that growth has come a growing problem with knock-offs that are using its brand. Last week, the company filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit–it’s biggest enforcement action...
Speck Sues for Millions Over Allegedly Counterfeit Cases
FTC Chair Announces Resignation One Month After Settling Google Antitrust Case

Siri, Find Me a Class Action Attorney in New York

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Siri, the speech-recognition personal assistant that’s built into Apple’s iPhone 4S, is still in beta, but that hasn’t prevented some from taking issue with its performance — in court. A New York man on Monday filed a class action suit against Apple accusing it of false advertising. His gripe: Siri...
Siri, Find Me a Class Action Attorney in New York

SideCar to bring its ridesharing service to 16 US cities, including LA, NYC, Chicago, Austin, Miami

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Ridesharing service SideCar is seeking to recruit city managers to help manage its eventual expansion to new cities around the United States. On its roadmap, the company is seeking to set a foothold in 16 new cities, with plans to open up shop in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Washington, DC,...
SideCar to bring its ridesharing service to 16 US cities, including LA, NYC, Chicago, Austin, Miami

Complaints Against Yelp’s “Extortion” Practices Grow Louder

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Yelp has been hit with another lawsuit, the third in a matter of a few weeks. Like the previous law suits, this lawsuit filed by Boris Levitt, the owner of Renaissance Furniture Restoration in San Francisco, claims that Yelp’s “unfair and unethical conduct in promoting, marketing and advertising its website...
Complaints Against Yelp’s “Extortion” Practices Grow Louder

FTC Updates ".Com Disclosure" Online Ad Guidelines

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Under the banner of preventing “fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices” the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has updated its online advertising disclosure guidelines and requirements. A previous version of these guidelines was issued in 2000. The rise of mobile devices... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
FTC Updates ".Com Disclosure" Online Ad Guidelines

Yelp Hit With Class Action Lawsuit For Running An “Extortion Scheme”

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Two law firms, Beck & Lee from Miami and The Weston Firm in San Diego, have filed a class action lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court alleging unfair business practices by local business review and rating website operator Yelp. The plaintiff in the suit, a veterinary hospital in Long Beach,...
Yelp Hit With Class Action Lawsuit For Running An “Extortion Scheme”
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