A judge in California made a ruling against Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), and opened up a path for lawsuits against the company on the grounds of …
A Minnesota judge has endorsed a settlement in which Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013.
U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson granted preliminary approval of the settlement after a hearing Thursday in St. Paul, Minnesota. The move will allow people to begin filing claims ahead of another hearing for final approval, which was scheduled for Nov. 10.
As the Ellen Pao sex discrimination trial continues to captivate Silicon Valley, the law firm representing Ms. Pao has filed a bias case on behalf of another woman against an even bigger target: Facebook.
Chia Hong, who worked for Facebook from 2010 to 2013, said that she faced discrimination, harassment and retaliation — and was eventually fired — because she is a woman and of Taiwanese descent, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in state court in San Mateo County, where the company is based.
Adding to a growing number of lawsuits around the country, a Memphis taxi company has filed a class action against Uber and Lyft for unlawfully interfering with its business. The plaintiffs, Southern Transportation, Inc. and George Abraham, claim Uber and Lyft have gained an unfair competitive advantage over traditional taxi services by ignoring costly state statutes and city ordinances regulating for-hire transportation companies.
SOPA proponent Senator Patrick Leahy personally pressured Visa and Mastercard who in turn called on PayPal to terminate the Mega’s account. Bizarrely, Mega’s encryption is being cited as a key problem.
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Law students taking the bar exam have it tough: Three years hitting the books. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition. And all of it, potentially wasted with a few failed attempts at the dreaded state-administered test.
So in late July, with one day of the grueling session behind them, thousands of law students were surprised to find that they couldn’t upload their answers using the software they purchased from Florida-based ExamSoft Worldwide Inc.
Third-year law students with mountains of debt were perhaps not the best crowd to tick off.
They sued. And they sued. And they sued.
“On the long list of things about which exam takers should be worried, wondering whether they will be able to turn in their exams for grading should be at the very bottom,” according to a lawsuit filed in Washington state. “It is hard to imagine anything more basic in an exam than being able to turn it in for grading.”
In Northern California, Eastern Washington and Illinois, students burned by the botched test claimed direct harm and damage to their future earnings. They’re also seeking class action status and looking for other students harmed by the failed test.
The company, through a public relations agency, declined to comment on the litigation.
No one yet knows whether a student failed the bar because of the upload errors. One San Francisco plaintiff said she was still suffering because she hadn’t gotten a clear answer by the time she sued on Aug. 8.
A woman who used sex chatrooms to try to trick strangers into raping a former work colleague has been jailed for six years.
Joanne Berry, 30, posed as the woman online and invited men to act out violent rape fantasies and role play with her.
A judge said Berry may have held the victim responsible for losing her temporary job after Berry displayed “increasingly erratic behaviour” at work.
After Berry disclosed her ex-colleague’s address online, one unwitting man tried to barge his way in to the woman’s home to act out the rape. When the man suddenly realised they had both been set up by someone, he aborted the plan, Maidstone crown court in Kent heard.
Judge David Griffith-Jones QC said Berry had developed an “irrational vendetta” against the victim who had only shown kindness towards her.
A Hong Kong court ruled that Albert Yeung Sau-shing, the founder and chairman of Hong Kong-based conglomerate Emperor Group, could sue Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOG) for defamation. Hong Kong High Court rules Google can be sued for defamation over autocomplete suggestions.
The suit was filed because searches for the Chinese billionaire’s name on Google suggest adding the word ‘triad’, suggesting a connection to Hong Kong’s notorious organized crime groups. When searching in either English and Chinese for Albert Yeung Sau-shing on Google, the system automatically suggests phrases related to organized crime as a part of the ‘autocomplete’ function.