Legal Issues

Google Reportedly Faces Record 3 Billion Euro Antitrust Fine
Legal Issues

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.
Facebook Beverages Won't Be a Thing in China After Rare Trademark Win
Court Cases

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.
STD-Testing Company Removes Sesame Street Advertisements Following Lawsuit Threat
Legal Issues

STD-Testing Company Removes Sesame Street Advertisements Following Lawsuit Threat

'We sincerely apologize if we offended anyone or if any images were use inappropriately,' said Brandon Greenberg, CEO of Mately, in a statement.
4 Potential Lawsuits to Watch Out for in Small Business
Legal Issues

4 Potential Lawsuits to Watch Out for in Small Business

Avoiding lawsuits isn't as thrilling as winning litigation but it's far less expensive.
Larry Alton
Russian Malware Creator Ordered to Pay $6.9 Million
Legal

Russian Malware Creator Ordered to Pay $6.9 Million

Nikita Kuzmin, 28, was not sentenced to more jail time. He'd already served over three years behind bars in the U.S.
Chief Justice John Roberts Calls U.S. Patent Challenge Process Bizarre
Court Cases

Chief Justice John Roberts Calls U.S. Patent Challenge Process Bizarre

The Supreme Court is hearing a case about an invalidated speedometer patent.
Why Everyone Loses With Uber's $100 Million Payout
Uber

Why Everyone Loses With Uber's $100 Million Payout

Everyone except the lawyers, that is.
Microsoft and Google Withdraw All Regulatory Complaints Against Each Other
Legal

Microsoft and Google Withdraw All Regulatory Complaints Against Each Other

This comes after the companies agreed to dismiss all patent infringement litigations against each other, settling 18 cases in the U.S. and Germany.
SunEdison Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Bankruptcy

SunEdison Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The solar energy company is one of the largest non-financial companies to file for bankruptcy protection in the past decade.
Blood-Testing Firm Theranos Under Investigation by Federal Prosecutors, SEC
Theranos

Blood-Testing Firm Theranos Under Investigation by Federal Prosecutors, SEC

The FDA, two state departments of health and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have also opened probes against the company.