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Zynga to Face Lawsuit Alleging Fraud Tied to IPO
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Zynga to Face Lawsuit Alleging Fraud Tied to IPO

The 'FarmVille' maker is accused of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after going public in 2011.
American Apparel Under Regulator Scrutiny for Possible Violations
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American Apparel Under Regulator Scrutiny for Possible Violations

The investigation is looking into a potential legal violation related to Dov Charney, the company's founder and former chief executive officer.
PayPal to Pay $7.7 Million in Violations
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PayPal to Pay $7.7 Million in Violations

The electronic payments firm agreed to settle charges by the U.S. Treasury Department that it violated numerous sanctions programs against several countries.
Google Could Face Additional Antitrust Heat in Europe
Antitrust

Google Could Face Additional Antitrust Heat in Europe

A newly released document could be taken into account by European antitrust regulators.
Target to Pay $10 Million to Settle Data Breach Lawsuit
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Target to Pay $10 Million to Settle Data Breach Lawsuit

Individual victims can receive up to $10,000 in damages.
Microsoft to Face Lawsuit Over Xbox 360 Design Defect Claims
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Microsoft to Face Lawsuit Over Xbox 360 Design Defect Claims

A federal appeals court ruled that Xbox owners in the U.S. can indeed sue for damages as a group.
Uber, Lyft Rebuffed in Bids to Deem Drivers Independent Contractors
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Uber, Lyft Rebuffed in Bids to Deem Drivers Independent Contractors

The popular ride-hailing apps failed to persuade separate U.S. judges to rule that their drivers are independent contractors instead of employees.
Before You Use DIY Legal Sites, Consider These Risks
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Before You Use DIY Legal Sites, Consider These Risks

Before you add 'amateur attorney' to your job description, it's important to take a step back and consider if a DIY legal approach is really best for your business.
Autumn Gentry and Keith Dennen
Facebook to Face U.S. Class Action Over Children's Online Purchases
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Facebook to Face U.S. Class Action Over Children's Online Purchases

The lawsuit seeks to force the social-media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money on its website without permission.
Four Hewlett-Packard Patents Ruled Invalid in Lawsuit
Patents

Four Hewlett-Packard Patents Ruled Invalid in Lawsuit

A federal judge in California has deemed the tech company's patents as too abstract.
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
10 Questions to Ask When Firing an Employee
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10 Questions to Ask When Firing an Employee

From how and when to break the news to how to avoid getting sued, here are the pro-tips you need to know when letting an underperformer go.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Supreme Court's Decision on Health Care Subsidies: What You Need to Know
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The Supreme Court's Decision on Health Care Subsidies: What You Need to Know

The top court will start hearing arguments in the King v. Burwell case Wednesday, and the cost of insurance could be at stake.
Ericsson Sues Apple for Telecom Patent Infringement
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Ericsson Sues Apple for Telecom Patent Infringement

The Swedish mobile telecom gear maker is suing over patents related to the 2G and 4G/LTE standards.