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  1. Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    A lawsuit against Google over their universal privacy policy has been dismissed by a California judge. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal's order. The suit alleged violations of the Wiretap Act, California's Right of Publicity Statute, California's...

  2. Yelp Sues Law Firm Over Supposedly Writing Fake Reviews

    According to the McMillan Law Group website, the judge "likened them to the Mafia extorting protection money from small businesses. McMillan won, but Yelp appealed the case and the judge said it should go to arbitration.

  3. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company

    District Judge Lucy Koh said the plaintiffs had shown economic injury could occur through Facebook's use of their names, photographs, and likenesses. The proposed class-action lawsuit accused Facebook of violating California law by featuring user...

  4. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    Recently, we’ve seen Google lose an AdWords case on appeal in Australia, where the judge ruled that Google had “engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in four cases. However, Chief Judge William Traxler wrote for the three-judge appeals court...

  5. Judge Orders ALL Search Engines, Social Networks to De-index Seized Websites

    Some feel this judge was extending well beyond his jurisdiction for a District Court ruling by handing control of hundreds of sites (owned by webmasters across the globe) and a chunk of the Google index (property of a California-based business...

  6. Viacom Hires High-Profile Lawyer to Battle YouTube on Copyright

    In June, the company promised to appeal after it lost its battle with Google-owned YouTube when a judge decided that the video-sharing was protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright...

  7. Blind Person Suing Target For No Alt Tags

    What started as a student suing this time last year, has now grown into a class action lawsuit that just received certification from a federal court judge in California, Reuters reported. Judge Marilyn Patel of the U.S.