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A Missouri federal judge on Friday preliminarily approved a proposed $11.2 million deal to end a suit over online dating site Ashley Madison’s 2015 data breach, giving the deal a nod just days after its proposal and the same day as a hearing on the subject.
Apple and Intel hit hard at Qualcomm in public statements filed Thursday with the U.S. International Trade Commission in a case where the chipmaker is seeking to bar iPhones that allegedly infringe its patents, with both companies accusing Qualcomm of seeking a monopoly on the technology.
An attorney for defunct startup Telesocial Inc. told a California federal jury during closing arguments Friday that Orange SA destroyed the young company by stealing its trade secrets instead of buying its communications technology, while Orange’s attorneys denied responsibility for Telesocial’s failure and argued no theft occurred.
IDT Corp. lost its bid to avoid paying an additional $1.5 million in severance to a former company executive on Friday when a New Jersey state appeals court found there was sufficient evidence for jurors to conclude the parties had entered into an enforceable oral agreement for such a payment.
The owner of a Florida Land Rover dealership has sued Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC in federal court, claiming the company has imposed unreasonable sales quotas and unlawfully discriminated against it by assigning an overly large market area and overlooking competing dealerships' deceptive sales practices.