Court Cases

Court Cases

Hilton Unit to Pay $250,500 for Unsolicited Sales Calls

Hilton Grand Vacations Co. violated New York's 'Do Not Call' law by making 334 unsolicited calls to 133 people who had registered not to receive them.
Apple

Supreme Court Closes the Book on Apple's Appeal in Ebooks Price-Fixing Case

The Justice Department said the scheme caused some ebook prices to rise to $12.99 or $14.99 from the $9.99 price previously charged by market leader Amazon.
Apple

Tech Companies to Apple: We've Got Your Back

The rare display of unity and support from Apple's sometime-rivals showed the breadth of Silicon Valley's opposition to the government's anti-encryption effort, a position endorsed by the United Nations human rights chief.
Johnson & Johnson

The Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson Doesn't Mean More Judgements Will Follow

While Jacqueline Fox's family won $72 million in damages this week, not all plaintiffs in the 1,200 similar pending talc powder-cancer cases will be cashing in.
Uber

Uber Agrees to Settle Safety Lawsuits for $28.5 Million

The two proposed class action lawsuits said Uber charged passengers a 'Safe Rides Fee' of as much as $2.30 per trip to support its 'industry leading background check process.'
Apple

Apple Hit With Huge $625M Verdict Over FaceTime, VPN Patents

The latest trial between Apple and VirnetX, which has been taking place over the last week, is a do-over of an earlier 2012 patent clash between the two parties.
Wal-Mart

Jury Orders Wal-Mart to Pay Pharmacist $31.22 Million in Bias Case

The plaintiff claimed that Wal-Mart used her loss of a pharmacy key as a pretext for firing her in November 2012, when she was 47, after more than 13 years at the retailer.
Search Engines

Google Reportedly Paid Apple $1 Billion to Keep Its Search Bar on iPhone

The report came from court transcripts related to a copyright lawsuit filed by Oracle Corp.
Chipotle

Investors Sue Chipotle Over Food Safety Issues

The burrito chain failed to disclose that its "quality controls were inadequate to safeguard consumer and employee health," according to a civil lawsuit.
Legal

Government Must Protect Rude or Racist Brands, Court Says

The U.S. Trademark Office must protect companies with slur names, according to the Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.
Court Cases

Oregon Bakery Pays $144,000 After Refusing Service to Same-Sex Couple

The bakery owners were found to be in violation of anti-discrimination laws because their bakery was not registered as a religious institution.
Crime

Court Clears Way for Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom to Be Extradited to U.S.

U.S. authorities say Dotcom and three co-accused Megaupload executives encouraged paying users to store and share copyrighted material.
Legal Issues

New York Judge Orders FanDuel and DraftKings to Shut Down in State, Companies Plan to Appeal

The daily fantasy sports league companies are facing increasing scrutiny.
Net Neutrality

Everything You Need to Know About Today's Net Neutrality Trial

The hot-button issue will be argued in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals today.
Apple

This Man Successfully Sued Apple For Deleting His Honeymoon Photos

Hell hath no fury like a newlywed deprived of his iPhone vacay pics.