Hollywood movie studios including Lions Gate Films Inc. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC were hit Monday with a proposed class action accusing them of failing to adequately notify consumers that digital copies of Blu-ray movies they bought had a short shelf life.
Kaplan Inc. on Thursday won temporary restraining orders in a Florida suit against two ex-Kaplan University directors accused of violating contracts, along with computer fraud and trade secret laws, by stealing information about more than 750,000 prospective students.
The state of Delaware filed suit on Thursday against Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., accusing the industry-created mortgage tracking service of deceiving consumers and fueling the national foreclosure crisis.
A New York judge overseeing a suit brought by several insurers against Sony Corp. refused Thursday to force Sony to abandon its own suit in California seeking coverage for the slew of lawsuits it faces after hackers plundered its PlayStation Network for customer information.
The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee asked Visa Inc. and MasterCard Worldwide on Thursday to fork over information about their reported efforts to use individual customers' purchase histories to create targeted online advertisements, calling the efforts “alarming.”
Los Angeles Times Communications LLC was hit with a proposed class action in California state court on Tuesday that accuses the newspaper publisher of violating federal law by using an automated dialer to harass prospective subscribers.
A California federal judge on Tuesday certified a class of consumers suing calling card distributor Krossland Communications Inc. for allegedly hiding fees and cheating its customers, many of whom were poor immigrants, out of phone minutes they bought.
Canada's privacy commissioner told the country's public safety head on Wednesday that the government had not justified the need for electronic surveillance bills that would allow it to access citizens' email and Internet Protocol addresses without a warrant.
GameStop Corp. moved Tuesday to transfer a proposed consumer class action from California to Texas, arguing allegations that the company sent unsolicited text message advertisements to customers' cellphones would be more appropriately litigated there because of the parties' locations.
A putative class action filed Monday in California accuses Trader Joe's Co. of falsely advertising that its cookies, apple juice and other products were all-natural even though they contained synthetic ingredients.
The American Civil Liberties Union sued the government Wednesday in New York federal court, seeking a response to its Freedom of Information Act request for records pertaining to the U.S.' "secret" interpretation of a Patriot Act provision that allegedly raises privacy concerns.
Consumers hit Smart Balance Inc. with a proposed class action in New Jersey last week, accusing the food-maker of lying about the amount of fat in its "Fat Free" milk.
California's attorney general on Wednesday sued plastics company ENSO Plastics LLC and two bottled water companies that use ENSO's plastic bottles in state court, claiming they falsely marketed the bottles as being "biodegradable and recyclable."
The U.S. Department of Transportation fined Chile's Lan Airlines $50,000 on Wednesday for failing to clearly disclose taxes and fees on its website in violation of DOT rules barring deceptive advertising in air travel.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday he and his Delaware counterpart, Beau Biden, are considering bringing criminal charges against individual banks and bankers who committed mortgage abuses that contributed to the foreclosure crisis and fueled fraudulent securitization practices.
Venable LLP has added experienced investigative attorney Janet C. Fisher, formerly of the U.S. Department of Justice, as a partner in its commercial litigation group in Washington, the firm said Wednesday.
The attorney general of Massachusetts called Monday for the Federal Communications Commission to ban third-party charges on landline and wireless phone bills, a more drastic measure than the one proposed by the agency in August.
The number of user data requests Google Inc. received from the federal government in connection with criminal investigations jumped 29 percent over the first half of the year, from 4,600 to nearly 6,000, the Internet giant said in a report released Tuesday.
Kaplan Inc. on Tuesday sought a temporary restraining order in a Florida suit claiming two former directors at its affiliate Kaplan University violated contracts, as well as computer fraud and trade secret laws, by stealing data about more than 750,000 prospective students.
A European Union court ruled Tuesday that plaintiffs accusing foreign website operators of infringing their publicity rights can bring suit in their home countries, upholding an actor's suit in France over a British newspaper's online article linking him to pop star Kylie Minogue.