Entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on the growing availability of mug shots risk facing privacy litigation under right of publicity laws adopted by a number of states, even if they're not peddling celebrities' faces, lawyers say.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. revealed Monday that a cyberattack in mid-August infected 45 of the Japanese defense manufacturing giant's servers with a virus, allowing sensitive information to leak out.
A California federal judge on Monday denied certification to a putative class of consumers accusing Epson America Inc. of misrepresenting how its NX series of printers functioned with ink cartridges, finding that common issues don't predominate among the class members.
The attorney general of the state of New York announced Monday he had netted a $1.8 million settlement with Michaels Stores Inc. over the crafts retailer's advertising of a custom framing sale that allegedly had no end date.
A consumer accusing The Quaker Oats Co. of misrepresenting the amount of trans fat in its granola bars and oatmeal argued Friday that his Illinois putative class action should not be tossed, but agreed to drop the suit's warranty claims.
An OpenTable Inc. customer asked a California federal judge on Friday to preliminarily approve a class action settlement that would require OpenTable to revive deal vouchers that allegedly expired earlier than mandated by state and federal law.
The cost of e-discovery is placing incredible pressures on clients of all sizes, which is only compounded by the varying sanction standard from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The need for updated rules is necessary, says John Rosenthal, chairman of Winston & Strawn LLP's e-discovery and electronic information practice group.
Four Texas residents hit online video streamer Hulu LLC and website analytics company Space Pencil Inc. with a putative class action in California federal court Wednesday, claiming they track consumers' Internet surfing habits using methods that circumvent privacy controls.
A former Birch Communications Inc. customer on Friday slapped the telecommunications service provider with a proposed class action in Alabama alleging that it charges users an exorbitant termination fee under a service agreement they have not even signed.
British newspaper The Guardian said Friday that Scotland Yard was seeking to legally compel its reporters to divulge sources related to the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.
A new Texas law that will subject health care entities to privacy requirements more stringent than federal law reflects a growing movement among state and federal regulators to ramp up their protection of patients' protected health care information, attorneys say.
A New York federal judge on Friday affirmed a decision denying a bid by Paul Ceglia, who claims a contract gives him half-ownership of Facebook Inc., to delay an order to hand over hard drives and emails to the company, despite his privacy concerns.
Lowestfare.com LLC on Friday became the latest target of the U.S. Department of Transportation's crackdown on airfare agents that did not tell customers a regional carrier would operate their flight on behalf of a major airline.
I practice significantly in the area of right of publicity law, and that law is, frankly, an absolute mess, says Lincoln Bandlow, a partner with Lathrop & Gage LLP specializing in media, First Amendment, intellectual property and entertainment litigation.
A class of New York consumers claiming that Best Buy Stores LP fails to honor a guarantee to match competitors' prices remained intact Thursday, despite the electronics retailer's argument for decertification in light of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes.
Balance Bar Co. on Tuesday was hit with a putative class action in California accusing the company of violating consumer protection laws by labeling its energy bars as “all natural” even though they contained several synthetic ingredients.
A consumer hit Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, Citizens Financial Group Inc. and Kroger Co. with a proposed class action in California on Thursday, accusing the companies of auto-dialing his cellphone without his consent to collect on debt.
A California federal judge on Thursday consolidated a pair of putative breach of warranty class actions against Google Inc. and HTC Corp. alleging that Google's Nexus One smartphone is incapable of the high-speed Internet connections it promises.
A reported pact between Internet rivals Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp. and AOL Inc. to team up to sell ads on each other's websites — challenging Google Inc.'s overwhelming dominance in online ad sales — would be sure to attract the scrutiny of antitrust and privacy regulators, experts say.
Barraged with litigation over a hack attack affecting 77 million users, a Sony Corp. affiliate revised its user agreement Thursday to require online video game network customers to arbitrate their claims and waive the right to launch class actions against the company without its consent.