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China says Apple isn't cloning a local phone maker

Did it seem ridiculous to you that Beijing officials ordered a ban on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus over a dubious design patent claim? You’re not the only one. A court has reversed the ban (which was suspended during a dispute process) and declared tha…

Airspace rights still unclear after drone lawsuit dismissed

Where exactly you’re entitled to fly your drone in the US without fear of it being blasted out of the sky continues to be a legal gray area, after a judge dismissed another case brought against self-proclaimed “drone slayer” William Merideth. The Ken…

Owners of bricked G4 and V10 phones sue LG

It’s been years since LG’s G4 and V10 smartphones launched, but the people burned by a flaw that made those devices non-functional haven’t forgotten. Four G4 and V10 owners filed a class-action lawsuit against LG earlier this week, alleging that the…

Lyft will settle California drivers' lawsuit for $27 million

It’s final: Lyft will have to pay $27 million to settle a proposed class action lawsuit filed by drivers in California. The ride-sharing company originally agreed to pay $12.5 million, but US District Judge Vince Chhabria felt that it was too small a…

James Woods is involved in another Twitter lawsuit

If you’ve taken someone to court for something they tweeted about you, then you should probably be familiar with how defamation law works. Apropos of nothing, James Woods, who previously sued a Twitter user for suggesting that the actor had a substan…

Sex toy maker agrees to stop collecting intimate data

It can be quite costly to violate the privacy of sex toy users, apparently. Standard Innovation has settled a lawsuit accusing the company of collecting “highly intimate and sensitive data” from its We-Vibe vibrators without their owners’ knowledge…

New York City sues Verizon over its fiber rollout

When New York City said it was upset with Verizon for allegedly backtracking on a promise to bring FiOS service to every household in the city, it wasn’t joking around. The city has sued Verizon, accusing the telecom of failing to live up to a cable…

Judge dismisses lawsuit accusing Oculus of using confidential info

While Oculus is still tied up in legal wrangling (in more than one direction) with Zenimax, a California judge just dismissed a different lawsuit against the company. Total Recall Technologies sued the Facebook subsidiary in 2015, claiming tha…

Alphabet asks court to halt Uber's self-driving car project

Alphabet’s self-driving car division Waymo seeks to completely block Uber’s autonomous vehicle operations, according to new documents filed in federal court Friday. The documents are part of Waymo’s lawsuit filed against Uber last month and the compa…

John Carmack sues ZeniMax for unpaid acquisition money

Oculus CTO John Carmack has personally joined the litigation war between his company and ZeniMax. He has just filed a lawsuit against the media firm for refusing to pay the rest of what it owes him for id Software’s $150 million acquisition in 2009….

Doppler Labs sues Bose over 'Hearphones' name and tech

When the Bose Hearphones first came out, we noted that they looked like Bose’s QuietControl 30 with the technology of Doppler Labs’ Here One earbuds. Apparently Doppler Labs also noticed the similarity in technology, look and name (it calls its produ…

'League of Legends' creator wins $10 million in cheating lawsuit

If you’ve noticed fewer cheaters in your League of Legends matches in recent weeks, you now have a good idea as to why. Riot Games has won a settlement in its lawsuit against LeagueSharp, the subscription cheating service that offered automated play…

Tech titans back transgender student's Supreme Court case

Apple has officially signed an amicus brief in support of Gavin Grimm’s case that’s hitting the Supreme Court later this month. In addition, Cupertino has successfully helped convince other tech titans to support the transgender student’s fight for t…

Tesla engineer sues over sexist workplace culture (updated)

If it wasn’t already evident that Silicon Valley’s issues with sexist culture extend beyond Uber, it is now. Tesla engineer AJ Vandermeyden has revealed that she’s suing her employer over allegations that the electric car maker ignored complaints of…

Pilot whose drone knocked a woman unconscious gets 30 days in jail

Paul Skinner, an aerial photographer whose drone knocked a woman unconscious, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and slapped with a $500 fine. Skinner flew a two-pound 18-by-18 drone in 2015 to cover the city’s Pride Parade. Unfortunately, the mac…

ZeniMax wants to stop Oculus from selling VR headsets

Despite being $500 million richer than it was a few months ago, ZeniMax still isn’t happy about the outcome of its Oculus Rift lawsuit. Reuters is reporting that the video game company behind id Software and Bethesda has filed for an injunction block…

Alphabet sues Uber over Waymo's self-driving car tech

Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous car business, has sued Uber for stealing crucial technical information about its self-driving technology. Waymo’s lawsuit targets Otto, a promising self-driving truck startup that Uber acquired in mid-2016. As we noted in…

Airbnb sued by major US apartment landlord

Here’s a huge one for the ever-growing pile of lawsuits filed by and against Airbnb. Apartment Investment & Management Co. (AIMCO) has sued the rental service for “helping tenants breach their leases,” according to The Wall Street Journal. Denver…

President Trump plans to order a new travel ban next week

President Donald Trump said he will sign an executive order next week that updates his contentious January 27th ban on travelers and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries. Last week, a federal appeals court ruled to keep a stay on the …

Former employee sues Magic Leap for sex discrimination

Augmented reality startup Magic Leap is being accused of sex discrimination and creating a hostile work environment. Ironically, the company is being sued by Tannen Campbell, who was hired to make the startup’s product more female friendly.

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