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Facebook Defeats Shareholder Litigation Over IPO
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Facebook Defeats Shareholder Litigation Over IPO

The case argued that the social-media company concealed threats to its growth prospects before its May 2012 initial public offering.
Seattle CEO Who Set Minimum Salaries to $70,000 Sued By Brother for Allegedly Overpaying Himself
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Seattle CEO Who Set Minimum Salaries to $70,000 Sued By Brother for Allegedly Overpaying Himself

Gravity Payments' Dan Price made national news when he announced an across-the-board raise for his 120-person team. Now, he is being accused of cutting his brother out of profits.
Geoff Weiss
Toshiba CEO Quits Over Accounting Scandal
Leadership

Toshiba CEO Quits Over Accounting Scandal

An independent inquiry found the CEO had been aware the company had inflated its profits by $1.2 billion over a period of several years.
Cleaning Startup Homejoy Shuts Down, Blames Worker Classification Lawsuits
Legal Issues

Cleaning Startup Homejoy Shuts Down, Blames Worker Classification Lawsuits

The multiple worker classification lawsuits filed against the company were the 'deciding factor.'
Laura Entis
Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit by Employees Over Bag Searches
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Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit by Employees Over Bag Searches

The complaint say the company's policy of checking retail employees' bags as a security precaution was embarrassing and demeaning.
Google Wins Dismissal of Android Privacy Lawsuit
Privacy Concerns

Google Wins Dismissal of Android Privacy Lawsuit

Android users said the company violated its own privacy policy by disclosing their names, email addresses and account locations to third parties without permission.
U.S. Chamber Calls for Long List of Reforms for SEC Enforcement Program
SEC

U.S. Chamber Calls for Long List of Reforms for SEC Enforcement Program

The Chamber's key recommendations lay out ways to bolster due process for defendants in SEC enforcement actions, it says.
A Complex Answer to a Simple Question Might Have Just Saved Dell's Owners Millions
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A Complex Answer to a Simple Question Might Have Just Saved Dell's Owners Millions

The computer maker won a legal fight that stemmed from the buyout of Dell in 2013 by founder Michael Dell and his private equity partner.
FTC Exploring Apple Rules for Streaming Music Rivals in App Store
Antitrust

FTC Exploring Apple Rules for Streaming Music Rivals in App Store

Regulators are said to be looking into claims about whether Apple's treatment of rival streaming music apps is illegal under antitrust law.
Uber Pushes Back Against California Driver Lawsuit
Legal Issues

Uber Pushes Back Against California Driver Lawsuit

The case could decide whether Uber's drivers are independent contractors or employees.
The Lesser Known Strategy to Avoiding Costly Legal Disputes in the Courtroom
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The Lesser Known Strategy to Avoiding Costly Legal Disputes in the Courtroom

With a 'when in doubt – sue' society, this tactic can help avoid expensive legal bills.
Adam Knight
Russia Is Warning People About the Dangers of Taking Selfies
Selfie

Russia Is Warning People About the Dangers of Taking Selfies

Seriously, be careful out there.
Nina Zipkin
Starting Your Own Brewery? Here's Your Legal Primer.
Starting a Business

Starting Your Own Brewery? Here's Your Legal Primer.

Find out what legal hoops you'll need to jump through before starting a craft brewing business.
Amazon Must Face Trademark Lawsuit Over Search Results
Legal Issues

Amazon Must Face Trademark Lawsuit Over Search Results

A watchmaker says the online retailer's search results can cause confusion for potential customers.