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DoD Confirms JEDI Contract to Microsoft
Amazon claimed the Pentagon showed bias in awarding Microsoft the military's cloud computing contract.
By Simpluris Research - September 14, 2020 at 2:50 PM
Uber Former Exec Allegedly Attempted to Cover Up Data Breach
The Justice Department filed criminal charges against Joseph Sullivan for obstruction of justice and misprision of a felony in connection with the 2016 hack.
By Simpluris Research - September 29, 2020 at 10:05 AM
Huawei Added to Economic Blacklist and Restricted from Chip Supply
The Trump administration further limited the supply of computer chips manufactured in foreign countries with American technology to the Chinese tech giant.
By Simpluris Research - September 8, 2020 at 9:15 AM
Fortnite Creator Epic Files Antitrust Suits Against Apple, Google
The tech giants face a public relations and legal battle with the video game developer about their possible anticompetitive practices. Apple countersued.
By Simpluris Research - August 17, 2020 at 8:39 AM
Big Tech Testifies in Congressional Antitrust Hearing
Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook CEOs went before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee to argue that their companies do not stifle competition.
By Simpluris Research - August 3, 2020 at 10:41 AM
Companies Halt Ad Spending on Facebook
Over 500 companies have joined an advertising boycott against the social media giant for its handling of hate speech and misinformation.
By Simpluris Research - July 20, 2020 at 8:40 AM
Tech Companies Legally Test Trump Directive
The Center for Democracy and Technology filed a lawsuit against Trump for violating the First Amendment's freedom of speech. The tech advocacy group claims that his executive order focusing on social media giants limits constitutionally protected speech during this presidential election.
By Simpluris Research - June 9, 2020 at 5:42 PM
Social Media Legal Policies Tested as Twitter Flags Trump Tweets
President Trump posted a tweet condemning the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis. As a result, Twitter flagged his comment since it went against its glorification of violence policy. The tweet is now only visible if "view" is clicked.
By Simpluris Research - June 5, 2020 at 4:47 PM
Teens File Suit Against TikTok For Privacy Violation
Four Illinois teens, represented by their parents or legal guardians, took legal action against TikTok for allegedly gathering biometric data through its app without users' consent. The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) guards against the unlawful collection and storing of biometric information.
By Simpluris Research - May 21, 2020 at 2:05 PM
Amazon Pays $11M Settlement To Warehouse Workers
Law360 just announced that approximately 200,000 Amazon workers will share in $11.1 million from Amazon to settle claims that it shorted its employees for time spent waiting in long, mandatory lines for security bag checks before and after work. Khadijah Robertson, the lead plaintiff and former Amazon distribution center employee, spearheaded the six-year effort through the Kentucky federal court system and leveraged the ruling by the California Supreme Court in the Frlekin v. Apple case to support her claim.
By Simpluris Research - May 8, 2020 at 12:17 PM
Top Legal News
Employment & Labor
Government Looks to Prevent Litigation Epidemic As Businesses Reopen
As the government shifts its focus from coronavirus containment to restarting the economy, discussions have begun in Congress regarding the second pandemic relief bill, in particular, the issue of providing immunity for businesses from lawsuits related to the pandemic. As companies reopen, employees want to return to work without the risk of getting sick. At the same time, employers want liability protection from workers who might get COVID-19 on the job and decide to sue. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who will oversee much of the coronavirus relief legislation, thinks a lawsuit shield for companies against possible claims must be included.
By Simpluris Research - May 14, 2020 at 1:28 PM
Class Action
Lawsuit Filed Against Ikea For Deadly Dressers
Consumer Reports reported that a class action lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia against Ikea for marketing and selling dressers that it knew were hazards to consumers, and issuing "feeble" and "inadequate" recalls, which included failing to honor refunds. The lead plaintiffs are Diana and John Dukich, the parents of a toddler who died after being crushed by a Malm dresser.
By Simpluris Research - May 20, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Class Action
Detroit School District Reaches Groundbreaking Literacy Settlement
Seven teens, representing students from Detroit's worst-performing public schools, reached a $94.4 million deal with the state to fund literacy-related programming. The settlement comes after four years since the class-action lawsuit was filed against former Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder. It claimed that students were deprived of access to literacy because of a lack of books, teachers, and poor building conditions.
By Simpluris Research - May 21, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Class Action
California Uber Drivers Seek Class Action Certification
California drivers have asked a federal judge to certify their consolidated class-action lawsuit. They claim that Uber disregarded a state worker classification law by labeling drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, denying them proper wages, sick leave, and expense reimbursements. California is suing Uber and Lyft for the same reason.
By Simpluris Research - May 27, 2020 at 5:42 PM
Class Action
What Are Class Action Notices?
A class action notice is a form of written communication, such as a postcard, email, letter, newspaper or magazine ad, informing individuals of a filed or pending case and the legal rights they may exercise at that time.
By Simpluris Research - June 2, 2020 at 3:23 PM
Class Action
Passengers Sue Southwest Airlines for Double-Charges
A Southwest Airlines traveler alleges he was double-charged early boarding fees when he was required to reschedule a flight that was canceled by the airline company.
By Simpluris Research - June 2, 2020 at 5:49 PM
Class Action
Truckers File Lawsuit Against Trius for Underpayment
California truck driver and Lead Plaintiff Augustus Mondrian filed a class-action lawsuit against Trius Trucking for misclassifying him and other drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. The claim states that Trius paid its drivers on a piece-rate basis and failed to compensate them with minimum wage for company work performed outside of driving.
By Simpluris Research - June 3, 2020 at 10:43 AM
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