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Why Did a Judge Block 100 Million WhatsApp Users?
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Why Did a Judge Block 100 Million WhatsApp Users?

The nation's top court overturned the measure in the third such incident since December.
McDonald's Wins EU 'MacCoffee' Trademark Dispute
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McDonald's Wins EU 'MacCoffee' Trademark Dispute

The case underscores the battle between brand names and so-called free-riders who might benefit from the marketing spent on brands without bearing the same costs.
Oracle Ordered to Pay HP $3 Billion in Itanium Case
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Oracle Ordered to Pay HP $3 Billion in Itanium Case

Oracle said it would appeal the verdict.
Visa, MasterCard $7.25 Billion Settlement With Retailers Is Thrown Out
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Visa, MasterCard $7.25 Billion Settlement With Retailers Is Thrown Out

The case will return to the Brooklyn federal court, where it will be overseen by U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie.
Uber, Lyft Settle Litigation Involving Top Executives
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Uber, Lyft Settle Litigation Involving Top Executives

Rival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving two of their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies.
Government Asks That Apple Patent Case Against Samsung Be Returned to Lower Court
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Government Asks That Apple Patent Case Against Samsung Be Returned to Lower Court

The world's top smartphone rivals have been feuding over patents since 2011, when Apple sued Samsung in Northern California alleging infringement of the iPhone's patents, designs and trademarked appearance.
Mozilla Bid to Intervene in U.S. Child Porn Case Rejected
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Mozilla Bid to Intervene in U.S. Child Porn Case Rejected

A judge rejected the Firefox maker's bid to intervene in a case against a school administrator charged in the investigation.
Google Reportedly Faces Record 3 Billion Euro Antitrust Fine
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Google Reportedly Faces Record 3 Billion Euro Antitrust Fine

The European Union has accused Google of promoting its shopping service in Internet searches at the expense of rival services in a case that has dragged on since late 2010.
Digital Currency Firm Co-founder Gets 10 Years in Prison in Cash-Laundering Case
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Digital Currency Firm Co-founder Gets 10 Years in Prison in Cash-Laundering Case

Vladamir Kats pleaded guilty later in 2013 to money laundering and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business.
Republicans Win Obamacare Legal Challenge, Add to Insurer Concerns
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Republicans Win Obamacare Legal Challenge, Add to Insurer Concerns

U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled that the administration cannot spend billions of dollars in federal funds to provide subsidies under Obamacare to private insurers without the approval of Congress.
U.S. Judge Rules Texas Tycoon Committed Tax Fraud
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U.S. Judge Rules Texas Tycoon Committed Tax Fraud

Judge Barbara Houser ruled that there was 'clear and convincing evidence' Sam Wyly committed tax fraud, rejecting his arguments that he relied on professional advisers to vet the offshore system.
If Uber Drivers Are Employees, They're Owed $730 Million More, Say U.S. Court Papers
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If Uber Drivers Are Employees, They're Owed $730 Million More, Say U.S. Court Papers

The figures had been redacted in the original settlement deal proposed last month, but a San Francisco federal judge ordered them unsealed.
Groupon Sues 'Once-Great' IBM Over Patent
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Groupon Sues 'Once-Great' IBM Over Patent

The latest lawsuit concerns IBM's WebSphere Commerce platform, which Groupon said lets merchants send messages to customers with GPS-enabled devices based on their real-time locations, and their use of social media including Facebook.
Facebook Beverages Won't Be a Thing in China After Rare Trademark Win
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Facebook Beverages Won't Be a Thing in China After Rare Trademark Win

The Beijing Municipal High People's Court said the Zhongshan Pearl River Drinks application to label certain foods and beverages 'face book' was an obvious act of copying and harmed fair market competition.