Lawsuits

Lawsuits

Run-DMC Founder Sues Amazon and Wal-Mart Over Trademark

Darryl McDaniels, the owner of Run-DMC, is seeking at least $50 million of damages from the retailers and other defendants over their alleged sale of glasses, hats, patches, T-shirts, wallets and other products.
IKEA

IKEA Agrees to $50 Million Settlement in Fatal Dresser Case

Two U.S. toddlers died in separate 2014 incidents when MALM dressers fell on them. A 22-month-old boy was killed this year in a similar incident.
Apple

Nokia Sues Apple for Allegedly Violating 32 Technology Patents

The legal action by Nokia and Apple appear to mark a revival of the "smartphone patent wars" that began five years ago.
Lawsuits

Families of Orlando Nightclub Victims Sue Twitter, Google and Facebook

Similar lawsuits in the past have faced an uphill fight because of strong protections in U.S. federal law for the technology industry.
Google

Employee Sues Google for 'Illegal' Confidentiality Policies

The company allegedly runs an internal spying program and even prohibits employees from writing a novel about working in Silicon Valley.
McDonald's

Lawsuit Alleges That McDonald's Overcharges For Cheeseburger Value Meal

According to the plaintiff, the fast-food chain's 'Extra Value Meal' costs 41 cents more than it would if you just ordered each item individually.
Trademarks

Nestle Loses Battle With Cadbury Over the Shape of Its Kit Kats

Nestle would have to prove that when it applied in 2002, its Kit Kat shape had already gained distinctive character.
Michael Jordan

China's Top Court Rules in Michael Jordan's Favor in Trademark Case

'Chinese consumers deserve to know that Qiaodan Sports and its products have no connection to me.'
Amazon

Snuggie Maker Sues Amazon.com Over Alleged Trademark Infringement

The company is accusing the internet retailer of letting an 'astronomical' number of counterfeit products to be sold through its website.
Airbnb

Airbnb, New York City Settle Rental Law Lawsuit

The lawsuit came amid ongoing clashes between the online lodging service and public officials seeking to minimize the impact of short-term rentals on neighborhoods and urban housing markets.
Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson Hit With More Than $1 Billion Verdict on Hip Implants

The hip implants were defectively designed and the company failed to warn consumers about the risks.
Theranos

Walgreens Sues Theranos for a Reported $140 Million

Walgreens was once Theranos' largest partner.
Airbnb

Judge Rejects Airbnb's Bid to Halt San Francisco Ordinance

The San Francisco ordinance, enacted in August, makes it illegal for Airbnb to collect fees for providing booking services for rentals that had not been properly registered with the city.
gawker

Gawker Settles With Ex-Pro Wrestler Hulk Hogan for $31 Million

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel said in May he helped fund the invasion of the privacy lawsuit filed by Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea.
Airbnb

Airbnb and New York Are in Talks to Resolve Rental Law Lawsuit

The lawsuit came amid ongoing clashes between the online lodging service and local public officials seeking to minimize the impact of short-term rentals.
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