google
Pixel Owners File Class Action Lawsuit Against Google Over Defective Microphones and Poor Service

Despite all the hype and hoopla for Google’s “first” homegrown phone, the Pixel was met with a lukewarm reception when it launched back in the fall of 2016. It wasn’t very pretty and it’s build quality wasn’t great either, and it often suffered from a host of issues. But the most frustrating of these problems was that a number of Pixels shipped with a defective microphone, which made it difficult for people to use their Pixel as an actual phone. Read More >>

law
Grumpy Cat Wins £500,000 for Copyright Infringement as Memes Continue to Dominate American Society

There is no greater force in America than The Brand—and those who disrespect it suffer the consequences. This law was recently demonstrated by the owners of Grumpy Cat (née Tardar Sauce), the viral internet superstar with a permanent Clint Eastwood-like scowl, who scored a massive $710,001 payout (£500,000) from a copyright infringement lawsuit. Read More >>

lawsuits
The Guy Who Claims He Invented Email Just Lost His Bogus Lawsuit

A libel claim on the part of Shiva Ayyadurai, the self-identified “inventor of email,” was tossed out by a Massachusetts judge today, concluding a baseless suit filed against Techdirt back in January. According to the site, the judge also “rejected Ayyadurai’s request to file an amended complaint.” Read More >>

gaming
Nintendo is Being Sued for Copyright Theft Over the Switch and Joy-Con Design

The Switch has been a big success for Nintendo, and one of the reasons people like it to much is because you can pull it out of the dock and play it as a tablet. The Japanese games titan is now under fire for that particular bit of design, which now the subject of a copyright lawsuit. Read More >>

uber
Meet The UK Barrister Suing Uber To Make It Pay VAT

Jolyon Maugham, QC, believes Uber should be paying VAT in the UK. And he intends to prove it. Read More >>

amazon
Snuggie Maker Sues Amazon Over Counterfeit Blankets

Allstar Marketing Group—makers of the Snuggie (you know, the blanket with sleeves!)—is suing Amazon over trademark infringement because of all the Snuggie counterfeits that litter the online marketplace. Read More >>

streaming
Prince’s Estate Hates Tidal Just as Much as You Do 

Back in September 2015, Prince released his album Hit n Run Phase One exclusively through Tidal. At the time, the late musician lauded the streaming platform’s commitment to “the effort that real musicians put in 2 their craft 2 achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry.” That all went to pieces on Tuesday, however, after Prince’s record label filed a federal lawsuit against Roc Nation, Tidal’s parent company. Read More >>

samsung
Samsung Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Note 7 Debacle

Three Galaxy Note 7 owners have filed a class-action lawsuit against Samsung in New Jersey. The lawsuit comes one week after Samsung officially recalled its Note 7 smartphone and ended production worldwide. Read More >>

yahoo
New Lawsuit Alleges Marissa Mayer Tried to Purge Yahoo of Men

A new lawsuit from a former Yahoo employee claims that CEO Marissa Mayer tried to purge the company of men. The lawsuit, filed by Scott Ard in San Jose federal court, accuses Mayer of fostering “the use of (an employee performance rating system) to accommodate management’s subjective biases and personal opinions, to the detriment of Yahoo’s male employees”. Read More >>

Tesla
Customers Sue Telsa Because ‘Insane Mode’ Not Insane Enough

According to 126 Tesla customers, the Model S saloon P85D performance version's “insane mode” isn’t as insane as the company claims. Read More >>

twitter
Investor Sues Twitter For Not Being Popular Enough

On Friday, Twitter shareholder Doris Shenwick filed a lawsuit against the company for allegedly misleading investors about its growth projections. Read More >>

samsung
A Man Allegedly Burned by the Galaxy Note 7 Is Suing Samsung

A Florida man who claimed to suffer severe burns when his Galaxy Note 7 exploded in his pocket is now suing Samsung. Jonathan Strobel of Boca Raton is the first to file a lawsuit against Samsung after the company officially recalled the latest addition to the Note series on Thursday. Read More >>

Tesla
Tesla Says an Oil Executive Tried to Impersonate Elon Musk With a Lame Yahoo Email Address

Elon Musk doesn’t seem like somebody whose shoes you’d want to be in lately — he’s had a number of terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days — but one oil executive allegedly tried to make it happen anyway. Read More >>

sex
Smart Sex Toy Maker Sued for Sneakily Collecting ‘Intimate’ Data

When it comes to gadgets, few bonds are more sacred than the one shared by a sex toy and its user. Sadly, one woman claims her smartphone-connected vibrator betrayed that love, sending (extremely) personal data to Canadian dildo maker Standard Innovation. Read More >>