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Max Schrems and his nonprofit None Of Your Business sued Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for allegedly bombarding users with pop-up windows. (AP)

Activist Hits Facebook, Google With EU Privacy Complaints

An Austrian privacy lawyer on Friday filed multibillion-euro complaints against Facebook and Google for allegedly seeking "forced consent" in their terms of service, in some of the first cases to test the reach of the EU's new data regime.

  • Wilmington Trust Securities Fraud Class Reaches $210M Deal

    A class of shareholders accusing Wilmington Trust of concealing information about its fiscal health in its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked a Delaware federal judge Friday to approve a $210 million deal to end its securities fraud suit.

  • Trump Strikes Deal With ZTE, Roiling Capitol Hill

    President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he has struck an agreement with Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to restore its access to the U.S. market, openly defying lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who had urged the White House to take a hard line on the company following its illicit sales to Iran and North Korea.

  • Fiat Chrysler Recalls 4.8M Vehicles Over Cruise Control Issue

    Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million Chryslers, Dodges, Jeeps and Ram pickups after discovering the "unlikely" possibility that drivers could become unable to turn off cruise control, it said Friday.

  • Trump Limits Union Time, Job Protections For Fed. Workers

    President Donald Trump signed three executive orders Friday regarding federal employees, moving to reduce spending on publicly funded union activities and requiring agencies to negotiate “better” union contracts in a more efficient manner, as well as making it easier to fire workers.

  • Jury Deadlocks In Latest Trial Over J&J Talc And Asbestos

    A South Carolina jury hearing the latest trial over the alleged link between Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products and asbestos-related cancer said Friday it could not decide if J&J was responsible for the mesothelioma that killed a 30-year-old attorney, leading to a mistrial.

  • Mass. Judge In Sex Scandal Resigns Day After Suspension

    A Massachusetts state judge on Friday stepped down a day after the state’s top appellate court suspended him indefinitely for carrying on a secret affair with a court clinician, but he also criticized the woman, with his lawyer saying her “frivolous” harassment suit tainted his client's removal process.

  • 2nd Circ. Revives 2 Chinese Christians' Asylum Bids

    The Second Circuit on Friday reversed decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals turning down two Chinese Christians’ bids for asylum, concluding that both the board and immigration judges erred in heavily relying on omissions in the men’s initial applications to find them not credible.

  • Weinstein Arrested On Rape Charges In NYC

    More than seven months after allegations of pervasive sexual misconduct came to light, disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to the New York City police on Friday morning and was charged with rape, for what prosecutors say were sexual assaults against two women.

  • Northwestern Beats 'Paternalistic' ERISA Class Action

    An Illinois federal judge dismissed a proposed class action Friday that accused Northwestern University of botching its handling of workers’ retirement savings, making the case the second in a recent wave of Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuits against prestigious universities to be thrown out.

  • Calif. High Court OKs Subpoena For Public Facebook Posts

    The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that social media firms like Facebook and Twitter can be required to give posts users have made public to criminal defendants, a major decision that did not go as far as the defendants sought but could impact thousands of cases.

  • Asbestos In J&J Talc Killed 30-Year-Old Atty, Jury Told

    Counsel for the husband of an attorney who died at age 30 from mesothelioma told a South Carolina jury during closing arguments Thursday that asbestos in Johnson & Johnson's baby powder, sold at Rite Aid, caused the disease, while J&J responded that the woman had a rare type of mesothelioma not associated with asbestos.

  • Philip Morris, RJR Hit With $21M Verdict In Engle Case

    A Florida jury has hit Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds with a $21 million award for contributing to the lung cancer death of a lifetime smoker, in one of the thousands of so-called Engle progeny cases.