Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP pressed the New York federal court Monday to appoint it as interim lead counsel in antitrust multidistrict litigation against Apple Inc. and others over e-book prices, in light of the firm’s unique commitment to the case.
Clarus Marketing Group LLC sued Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co. in California federal court Friday, seeking coverage under a professional liability policy for class actions claiming the marketing company surreptitiously enrolled consumers in a membership program that cost up to $20 a month.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Saturday set in motion plans for a January vote on the Protect IP Act — controversial legislation that promises to crack down on websites hosting infringing material — but faced a filibuster threat from opponents.
The founding member of 1950s vocal group The Platters ramped up a decades-old dispute over the rights to the band's name, filing suit Thursday in Nevada seeking to block a Las Vegas singer from performing as a member of the group.
StubHub Inc. was hit with a putative class action Thursday accusing it of misleading consumers in guaranteeing that event tickets bought from anonymous resellers through StubHub's online resale marketplace were valid.
Sprint Communications Company LP launched separate suits against Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc., Cox Communications Inc. and Cable One Inc. Monday in Kansas federal court over alleged infringement of patents that allow users to make phone calls over the Internet.
A former New York University professor lodged an employment discrimination suit Friday, claiming the school fired him after he gave celebrity James Franco a bad grade and reported discriminatory, racially biased behavior by his superiors.
Facebook Inc. still faces claims of misappropriation and fraudulent business practices after a California federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss a putative class action's claims surrounding Facebook's allegedly nonconsensual use of users' "likes" in commercial advertisements.
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and his private investment firm Kingdom Holding Co. have committed $300 million to social media giant Twitter Inc., giving the royal Saudi partnership a “strategic” stake in the company, Kingdom Holding announced Monday.
Cablevision Systems Corp. on Monday dropped its suit against Verizon Communications Inc. over a Verizon ad campaign that Cablevision said made intentionally false and misleading claims about the speed of its Internet service.
One month after closing a $155 million fund geared toward seed investments in India, Accel Partners Management LLP has completed an early stage deal to back Trivone Digital Services Pvt. Ltd., a Bangalore-based Web content company, Accel said Monday.
Marketing company Vistaprint NV has agreed to acquire Webs Inc., a Silver Spring, Md.-based provider of do-it-yourself websites, Facebook pages and mobile sites, for $117.5 million in cash and restricted stock, the companies said Monday.
Zynga Inc., creator of the FarmVille and CityVille phenomena as well as other games that piggyback on Facebook Inc.'s tidal wave of popularity, became a publicly traded company Friday when it made a $1 billion initial public offering of its stock.
The former University of Notre Dame football player whose story inspired the 1993 movie "Rudy" on Friday settled allegations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he had run an $11 million pump-and-dump scheme through his sports drink company.
A Maryland federal judge on Thursday tossed an interstate stalking case against a man who allegedly wrote threatening messages to a religious leader on his Twitter account, saying the charges violate his free speech rights under the First Amendment.
Comcast Corp. CEO Brian L. Roberts has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle allegations filed Friday that he acquired large chunks of voting stock in the company as part of his executive compensation without alerting federal antitrust regulators, a violation of premerger notification requirements.
American Economy Insurance Co. asked a Pennsylvania federal judge Thursday to declare that it does not owe coverage to Eugene Berry Enterprises LLC, which lost a trademark suit to the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers and a Pennsylvania nonprofit over Berry's Steelers-fan-oriented "Terrible T-shirt."
Amazon.com told the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday that granting Digitude Innovations LLC's request for an order barring the Kindle Fire from entering the U.S. because the device allegedly infringes its patents would cause a major disruption to domestic industry.
A California federal judge on Thursday tossed all claims brought by The Upper Deck Co. LLC seeking coverage from its insurer in a 2008 copyright infringement suit lodged by Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. over counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh! cards.
Facebook Inc. and social game maker Zynga Inc. were hit with a suit Thursday by a Texas-based company that claims the social media heavyweights infringed a patent for an online game designed to promote websites.