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In the UK Between 1992 and 2008? MasterCard Might Soon Owe You Money

It looks like a multi-billion-pound class action lawsuit against MasterCard in the UK is going ahead, and if it succeeds, pretty much all of us could be in for a payout. Read More >>

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Swatch Wins Rights to Trademark That Definitely Doesn’t Resemble One of Apple’s Most Famous Slogans

The Apple Watch might have taken a big bite out of The Swatch Group’s market share, which owns luxury timepiece brands like Tissot and Omega. But the Switzerland-based company recently countered with a small victory over Apple when a Swiss court ruled in Swatch’s favour over the use of its “Tick different” slogan; which is similar to Apple’s memorable “Think Different” advertising campaign. Read More >>

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“People Don’t Buy BlackBerries Because Twitter Exists” Says BlackBerry, Sues

We hesitate to call BlackBerry a patent troll, but they are kind of asking for it. Read More >>

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Bryan Singer Is Still Directing Red Sonja, World Still Terrible Place

Earlier this week, the world was (unfortunately) not so shocked to read an article in the Atlantic detailing new accusations of the sexual abuse and rape of underage children by X-Men director Bryan Singer. These accusations have been circling the director for a long time now. Today, even in light of the most recent report of allegations, the producer of Singer’s next movie isn’t budging. Read More >>

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Woman Sues NASA for Allegedly Damaging Her Precious Apollo 11 Lunar Sample Bag

In 2017, Nancy Lee Carlson of Illinois auctioned off a genuine Apollo 11 lunar sample bag for $1.8 million (£1.4m). That’s a good score given she purchased the bag for $995, but she was expecting as much as $4 million (£3m). The reason for the low value, she says, is that NASA damaged the bag – and she’s now suing the space agency to that effect. Read More >>

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‘Google You Owe Us’ Is Going To Court Again To Prove That Google Owes It

A group of iPhone users who sued Google for allegedly illegally collecting their private information for advertising in 2011 and 2012 has filed an appeal after their claim was blocked by the High Court. Read More >>

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Counterfeit Lego Brand Ordered To Pay £1.7 Million in Damages

The Lego Group has just won a court case against Lepin, one of the most prolific Chinese manufacturers of cloned Lego sets. Lepin has been in operation for a number of years, taking Lego's trademarked brands and recreating them to sell at much lower prices. Even the packaging and branding is often a direct copy. Read More >>

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Tesla Hit With Third Class-Action Suit Over Musk’s Stock Tweets

Embattled electric car manufacturer Tesla racked up its third class-action suit, filed this evening in California’s Northern District Court, stemming from bizarre and potentially unfounded tweets sent last week by CEO Elon Musk. Read More >>

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Hero Diver Threatens Lawsuit Against Elon Musk for Calling Him a Paedophile

Elon Musk had quite a weekend on Twitter. The billionaire tech mogul accused one of the cave divers who helped save a Thai soccer team of being a paedophile yesterday. And now the diver is considering a lawsuit. Read More >>

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The Perplexing Legal Saga of Stan Lee Continues With Dropped Pow! Lawsuit

Two months ago amid increasingly public turmoil about his private life, Stan Lee announced he planned to sue Pow! Entertainment—the media company he co-founded in 2001—for allegedly stealing his identity. Now, that’s no longer the case, as Lee has dropped the lawsuit in the wake of other legal battles the beloved comics icon is embroiled in. Read More >>

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Buzz Aldrin Is Suing His Family for ‘Elder Exploitation’

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, has filed a lawsuit against two of his children and a former business manager in an effort to retain control over his finances, business affairs, and legacy. Read More >>

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US Librarian Wins $600 in Symbolic Lawsuit Against Equifax

If your personal data gets hacked, then why not file a lawsuit? That’s what Jessamyn West, a librarian in the US state of Vermont, did by successfully suing Equifax over its 2017 hack, which exposed the personal data of over 140 million Americans and nearly 700,000 Britons. Read More >>

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This Lawsuit Against a Trendy Makeup Brand Highlights How the Web Is Broken for Millions

A woman who is legally blind has filed a class-action lawsuit against beauty brand Glossier for failing to create an accessible website. The woman, Kathleen Sypert, claims that she “encountered multiple access barriers” when visiting the website, denying her and other visually impaired and legally blind users equal access to Glossier’s amenities. Read More >>

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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 >>

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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 >>