Legal Issues

Microsoft to Face Lawsuit Over Xbox 360 Design Defect Claims
Legal Issues

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
Legal Issues

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
Legal

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
Legal Issues

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
Firing

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
Obamacare

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
Patents

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.
Despite What Mark Cuban Says, Net Neutrality Will Not Create 'Uncertainty'
Net Neutrality

Despite What Mark Cuban Says, Net Neutrality Will Not Create 'Uncertainty'

The FCC now has oversight of the Internet. But there is one thing it can never change.
Apple Faces Second Suit From Victorious Patent Firm
Patents

Apple Faces Second Suit From Victorious Patent Firm

A Texas company is again suing the tech giant, this time over the same patents' use in devices introduced after the original case was underway.
What Should Employers Do About Misrepresentation?
Legal Issues

What Should Employers Do About Misrepresentation?

NBC's Brian Williams and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald were caught in misstatements, awakening a discussion about workplace ethics.
Heather R. Huhman
Using FOIA Requests for a Competitive Edge
Competition

Using FOIA Requests for a Competitive Edge

The government has a wealth of information that could help your business. You just have to ask.
Issamar Ginzberg
Unions, Charity Accuse McDonald's of Avoiding $1.1 Billion in Tax
Taxes

Unions, Charity Accuse McDonald's of Avoiding $1.1 Billion in Tax

In Europe, the fast-food giant is accused of routing revenues through a Luxembourg unit.