Legal Issues

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.
Legal Issues

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.
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.
Legal Issues

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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