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Crowdfunding Survives a Crucial Legal Challenge Few Know About
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Crowdfunding Survives a Crucial Legal Challenge Few Know About

A DC Court rejects challenges from Massachusetts and Montana to the popular new law that allows regular people to invest in private companies.
Kendall Almerico
Is Google Trying to Kill SEO?
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Is Google Trying to Kill SEO?

A little-noticed litigation may have a lasting effect on how companies move their marketing initiatives into the digital world.
Dan Blacharski
Whiskey War: This High-Flying Entrepreneur Is Now Facing the Fight of His Life
Investors

Whiskey War: This High-Flying Entrepreneur Is Now Facing the Fight of His Life

WhistlePig founder Raj Peter Bhakta may lose his whiskey farm to the very investors that helped it grow.
Catherine Clifford
Billionaire Peter Thiel Reportedly Backed Hulk Hogan's Gawker Lawsuit
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Billionaire Peter Thiel Reportedly Backed Hulk Hogan's Gawker Lawsuit

Hogan in March won a $140 million jury verdict against Gawker in a privacy lawsuit stemming from a sex tape the site had published.
Larry Page Spars With Oracle Attorney at Android Trial
Lawsuits

Larry Page Spars With Oracle Attorney at Android Trial

In a retrial at San Francisco federal court, Oracle Corp. has claimed Google's Android smartphone operating system violated its copyright on parts of Java, a development platform. Alphabet Inc.'s Google unit said it should be able to use Java without paying a fee under the fair-use provision of copyright law.
How to Draft a Non-Compete Agreement That's Actually Enforceable
Radicals & Visionaries

How to Draft a Non-Compete Agreement That's Actually Enforceable

You need rock solid non-compete and confidentiality agreements with each employee to keep everyone on the same page.
Autumn Gentry
Supreme Court Dodges Major Decision on Obamacare Birth Control
U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Dodges Major Decision on Obamacare Birth Control

The court's action avoided a possible 4-4 split that would have affirmed the lower-court rulings.
Oracle Co-CEO Says it Did Not Buy Sun Micro to Sue Google
Copyright Infringement

Oracle Co-CEO Says it Did Not Buy Sun Micro to Sue Google

Safra Catz told jurors that the point of the acquisition was to protect its products that relied on Sun's software.
Lending Club Under Probe by U.S. Justice Dept, Receives Subpoena
Legal

Lending Club Under Probe by U.S. Justice Dept, Receives Subpoena

Monday's filing indicated that Lending Club had repurchased an additional $3.8 million in loans during the first quarter that did not meet investor criteria.
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.
Republicans Win Obamacare Legal Challenge, Add to Insurer Concerns
Obamacare

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
Fraud

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
Court Cases

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
Patents

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.