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Updates on Courtney Love, ACLU-Amazon, and Taco Bell Lawsuits

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Legal news stories have a funny way of making headlines when they first happen and then quietly fading away — but here are three stories previously covered here with some noteworthy updates: Courtney Love to Pay $430,000 to Settle Twitter Lawsuit We first told you about this lawsuit in Courtney Love Sued Over Tweets. At […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 7th, 2011 at 3:13 am

Philip Morris Sees Revival of $10.1 Billion Lawsuit

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A 2005 $10.1 billion lawsuit against tobacco company Philip Morris USA is apparently headed back to court. A three-judge panel of the Fifth District Appellate Court in Mount Vernon, Illinois has unanimously ruled to remand the case to the trial court for further, unspecified proceedings. The class action, which includes more than 1 million people […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 28th, 2011 at 9:52 am

Apple Wins First Round of Alleged iPad Overheating Court Battle

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Remember the lawsuit claiming misrepresentation, breach of warranty, and fraud against Apple because some customers alleged the iPad overheats and shuts down when used outside? A federal judge in California has dismissed it with leave to amend because he found the allegations weren’t specific enough; plaintiffs can still file an amended complaint within 30 days […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 23rd, 2011 at 9:32 am

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Class Action Against Match.com Alleges Large Number of Fake Profiles

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Match.com, a popular dating website, is being sued by current and former users who allege, among other things, that the database is full of fake profiles invented to inflate user numbers — and the complaint claims that former employees of the multimillion dollar company back up the allegations. The lawsuit (PDF) alleges that “Match’s service […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 14th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Class Action Against MyLife.com Alleges “Spam-and-Scam” Practices

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A class action lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California alleges MyLife.com is nothing more than a scam that falsely tells potential users that others are searching for them in order to gain access to their bank accounts and online address books. The plaintiffs allege violations of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act and the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 10th, 2011 at 10:06 am

Nutella Sued on False Advertising Allegations

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On the heels of the Taco Bell lawsuit and just days before the celebration of World Nutella Day, a California woman is suing Ferrero USA, Inc., the stateside maker of the Italian chocolate hazelnut spread, Nutella. The named plaintiff in the class action lawsuit against Nutella (PDF) is Athena Hohenberg, the mother of a four-year-old […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 3rd, 2011 at 1:34 pm

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Taco Bell Has Beef with Lawsuit’s Claims

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Taco Bell was recently sued in a class action lawsuit, alleging that its use of the term “seasoned ground beef” or “seasoned beef” to describe the filling of many of its products constitutes false advertising — and the fast food chain isn’t taking the claims against it lightly. The lawsuit alleges that Taco Bell uses […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 2nd, 2011 at 9:41 am

Google Sends Mass Email to Gmail Users Regarding Google Buzz Settlement

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Millions of Gmail users recently got an email from Google letting them know about a settlement that has been reached in a class action lawsuit over Google Buzz. If you’re a Gmail user, you probably remember back in February when Google released the new feature — and signed everyone up without asking, making “Buzz” connections […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

November 3rd, 2010 at 9:38 am

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Apple Sued Over Alleged iPad Overheating

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And the hits just keep on coming for Apple, Inc. Recently we’ve talked about reception problems with Apple’s iPhone 4, a possible class action over iPhone locking, and the US Copyright Office’s decision that jailbreaking an iPhone isn’t illegal; now there’s another legal action in the works against the software giant. On July 23, a […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 29th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Apple and AT&T Face Class Action Over iPhone Locking

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A couple weeks ago, we talked about the possible class action suit against Apple for antenna and reception issues with the iPhone 4; now we learn a federal judge has given the OK to proceed for a class action suit based on a monopoly claim against Apple and AT&T. Judge James Ware of the US […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 12th, 2010 at 10:09 am

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