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Apple to Offer iTunes Credits Over In-App Purchases Lawsuit

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Apple will pay out over $100 million in iTunes credits to those affected by in-app purchases made by children without their parents’ permission. We first told you about this lawsuit in April 2011: Apple has been sued by a class of parents who claim the software giant is wrongfully profiting on in-app purchases within certain […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 27th, 2013 at 9:42 am

Nutella Settles Lawsuit Over False Advertising Claims

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In February of last year, we told you about the class action filed against Ferrero USA, Inc., the stateside maker of the Italian chocolate hazelnut spread, Nutella based on false advertising claims. Ladies and gentlemen: we have a settlement. The suit has settled for about $3 million, with a $2.5 million available for distribution to […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 30th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

“The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” Accused of Racial Discrimination

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“The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” are in legal hot water over claims of racial discrimination in the production of the reality television dating shows. Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson, both African American men, have sued ABC television, Michael Fleiss (the shows’ creator), and others associated with the shows, alleging that there has been a pattern […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 23rd, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Class Action Against Monsanto Dismissed

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A federal court judge has dismissed a class action suit that sought to have agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto’s patents for genetically modified seeds cancelled. As the named plaintiffs, the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association claimed that they feared lawsuits from Monsanto if the member farmers planted crops for which Monsanto holds patents, such as […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 1st, 2012 at 11:19 am

Tropicana Faces Deceptive Advertising Lawsuit Over 100% Pure and Natural Claim

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Tropicana is facing a class action lawsuit filed by consumers who allege that “[d]espite Tropicana’s ’100% pure and natural’ claim, Tropicana’s NFC juice is heavily processed and flavored – it is not 100% pure and natural.” The lawsuit (PDF) claims that Tropicana has wrongly benefited to the tune of annual worldwide sales of over $5 […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

January 11th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Court Stops Missouri’s Law Restricting Online Teacher/Student Communications

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A few weeks ago, we talked about Missouri’s Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, which restricts student-teacher online communications. The law was set to come into effect August 28, but a Missouri judge has agreed with the plaintiffs, represented by the Eastern Missouri ACLU, in a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality and has issued an preliminary injunction […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 29th, 2011 at 11:04 am

Facebook Faces Another Lawsuit Over “Like” Button

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Facebook is facing yet another legal challenge over its “Like” feature—this time as it pertains to cookies and tracking user information. As you might recall, Facebook “likes” are also the subject of a lawsuit involving whether the buttons violate children’s right to privacy. According to the complaint filed by three California residents, “Unbeknownst to Internet […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 23rd, 2011 at 10:24 am

Kellogg’s Settles Class Action Over Claims That Cereals Improve Children’s Immunity

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A settlement agreement has been reached by the parties in a lawsuit against Kellogg Company over claims that its cereals Rice Krispies and Cocoa Krispies provide increased immunity to disease for children. Last year, a class of cereal consumers sued the company alleging false advertising for claims that antioxidants and nutrients fortified the cereals, providing […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 15th, 2011 at 11:18 am

Do Facebook “Likes” Violate Minors’ Right to Privacy?

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A St. Louis law firm has sued Facebook in federal court for allegedly using the names and photos of minors to promote their products and services without parental consent. The theory behind the lawsuit filed by Korein Tillery is that when a minor clicks the “like” button for a page of a business or other […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 6th, 2011 at 10:00 am

Apple Sued Over In-App Purchases by Children

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Apple has been sued by a class of parents who claim the software giant is wrongfully profiting on in-app purchases within certain free applications.

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 21st, 2011 at 9:37 am

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