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Ellen Pao Appeals Order to Pay Kleiner Perkins $276,000
Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao Appeals Order to Pay Kleiner Perkins $276,000

The former venture capitalist, who just stepped down as CEO of Reddit, was ordered to pay trial costs related to the discrimination case she lost this year.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Uber's Class Action Case Might Set Risky Precedent, Lawyer Warns
Uber

Uber's Class Action Case Might Set Risky Precedent, Lawyer Warns

If considered a class action, the lawsuit filed by three Uber drivers in San Francisco could grow to include more than 160,000 California drivers.
Japanese Court: Bitcoin Can't Be Owned, People Can't Sue Mt. Gox for Compensation
Bitcoin

Japanese Court: Bitcoin Can't Be Owned, People Can't Sue Mt. Gox for Compensation

A judge ruled that bitcoins don't have the 'tangible qualities' needed to constitute owned property by Japanese law.
U.S. Appeals Court to Hear Net Neutrality Lawsuits in December
Net Neutrality

U.S. Appeals Court to Hear Net Neutrality Lawsuits in December

Opponents of the net neutrality rules sued the FCC this year, saying the commission violated regulations when it passed the rules.
Snuggie Maker Wrapped Up in Not-So-Cozy Advertising Fraud Charges
Fraud

Snuggie Maker Wrapped Up in Not-So-Cozy Advertising Fraud Charges

Turns out Allstar's 'buy one, get one free' ad hook was allegedly cloaked in trickery. Now the as-seen-on-TV giant is forking over $8 million to settle charges that it hoodwinked customers.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Defiant Streaming TV Startup Aereo Finally Caves, Files For Bankruptcy
Streaming TV

Defiant Streaming TV Startup Aereo Finally Caves, Files For Bankruptcy

Unable to rebound from a devastating Supreme Court loss, Aereo is finally throwing in the towel.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Parents May Be Held Accountable for Kids' Facebook Activity, Court Rules
Liability Claims

Parents May Be Held Accountable for Kids' Facebook Activity, Court Rules

A Georgia appellate court ruled that the parents of a seventh-grader who created a fake and defamatory Facebook account for a classmate may be liable for emotional damages by a jury.
Laura Entis
Appeals Court Rules That Yelp's Ad Sales Tactics Aren't Extortion, Just 'Hard Bargaining'
Yelp

Appeals Court Rules That Yelp's Ad Sales Tactics Aren't Extortion, Just 'Hard Bargaining'

Businesses don't have the right to pre-existing good reviews, the court said.
Laura Entis
Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal
Uber

Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal

The decision hinged upon a differentiation between traditional taxicab meters and the smartphone technology by which Uber charges passengers.
Geoff Weiss
People Have a 'Right to Be Forgotten,' Top EU Court Tells Google
Privacy Policies

People Have a 'Right to Be Forgotten,' Top EU Court Tells Google

Google will have to delete 'inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant' links on request, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled today.
Laura Entis
Aereo Faces Off Against Broadcast Giants in Supreme Court Today
Cloud computing

Aereo Faces Off Against Broadcast Giants in Supreme Court Today

The controversial streaming TV startup has battled broadcast goliaths before -- and won both times. Will it prevail again? Either way, Aereo's fate could forever change the way we watch TV.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Bitcoin Millionaire Charlie Shrem Under House Arrest Following Federal Indictment
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Millionaire Charlie Shrem Under House Arrest Following Federal Indictment

The bad-boy founder of the Bitcoin Foundation and BitInstant is back at his mom and dad's place and he's in big trouble for allegedly funneling $1 million into shady Silk Road dealings.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Aereo Founder: If We Lose, 'We Have No Plan B'
Innovators

Aereo Founder: If We Lose, 'We Have No Plan B'

Chet Kanojia, network TV's Enemy No. 1, is looking to expand his controversial business even as he heads to the Supreme Court to defend it.
Kim Lachance Shandrow