Court Cases

Legal

Three Men Indicted Over Massive JPMorgan Hack

The cyberattack affected the information of 83 million people.
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Rejects Cell Phone Search Warrant Case

The case raises questions about how much companies protect the privacy rights of their customers.
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Is Now Tax Free in Europe

The European Court of Justice ruled the virtual currency can be treated in the same way as traditional money.
Uber

Uber Wins a Major Lawsuit in the U.K.'s High Court

The court ruling allows Uber drivers to work in London.
Yoga

Court Puts the Bikram Hot-Yoga Empire On Ice

A federal appeals court ruled that yoga postures cannot be copyrighted.
Legal Issues

Microsoft and Google Make Peace in Patent Battles

The companies are settling 18 cases in the U.S. and Germany.
Copyrights

Copyright on 'Happy Birthday' Song Ruled Invalid

If the ruling stands, 'Happy Birthday' will enter the public domain.
Target

Judge Allows Class-Action Lawsuit Against Target in Data Breach

A U.S. judge certified a class action against Target brought by several banks over the retailer's massive data breach.
Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao Won't Appeal Gender Discrimination Trial Verdict

The former venture capitalist, who recently resigned as CEO of Reddit, says she wants to 'move forward.'
Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao Appeals Order to Pay Kleiner Perkins $276,000

The former venture capitalist, who just stepped down as CEO of Reddit, was ordered to pay trial costs related to the discrimination case she lost this year.
Uber

Uber's Class Action Case Might Set Risky Precedent, Lawyer Warns

If considered a class action, the lawsuit filed by three Uber drivers in San Francisco could grow to include more than 160,000 California drivers.
Bitcoin

Japanese Court: Bitcoin Can't Be Owned, People Can't Sue Mt. Gox for Compensation

A judge ruled that bitcoins don't have the 'tangible qualities' needed to constitute owned property by Japanese law.
Net Neutrality

U.S. Appeals Court to Hear Net Neutrality Lawsuits in December

Opponents of the net neutrality rules sued the FCC this year, saying the commission violated regulations when it passed the rules.
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.