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  1. Google Faces New Mobile Search Monopoly Antitrust Lawsuit

    District Court for the Northern District of California, these agreements were hidden and marked to be viewed only by attorneys, and it alleged that Google is in violation of a variety of federal and state antitrust laws, including the Sherman Act...

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

    The suit alleged violations of the Wiretap Act, California's Right of Publicity Statute, California's Unfair Competition Law, and others, including breach of contract and commercial misappropriation. A lawsuit against Google over their universal...

  3. Yelp Sues Law Firm Over Supposedly Writing Fake Reviews

    ABC News reported that the review site is suing a small law firm in San Diego, California, for allegedly posting fake reviews on its site. In late August Yelp filed a lawsuit against McMillan Law Group, a bankruptcy and foreclosure defense law firm...

  4. Google Boldly Rejects UK Privacy Laws in Safari Snooping Case

    What are they suggesting – that they will force Apple users whose privacy was violated to pay to travel to California to take action when they offer a service in this country on a .co.uk site? Law firm Olswang is representing the 12 plaintiffs that...

  5. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

    The proposed class-action lawsuit accused Facebook of violating California law by featuring user “Likes” as Sponsored Stories without compensation or an opt-out option. California has long recognized a right to protect one's name and likeness...

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

    In March 2011, a United States court for the Ninth Circuit (California) ruled in the case of Network Automation, Inc.v. Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.that buying ads based on a competitor's name doesn't violate trademark law.

  7. Google, Apple, Microsoft Agree to Mobile App Privacy Changes

    If the companies fail to adhere to the agreement, Harris said they can be prosecuted under California's Unfair Competition Law and False Advertising Law. The agreement, which came about after pressure from the U.S.justice system and California's...

  8. Google Won't Erase Links to Max Mosley Hooker Orgy Stories, So He Sues

    We're also considering bringing proceedings against them in California. Mosley, with all due respect, is not looking for anything a court of law could order. The search engine giant has refused to manipulate results in order to remove references to...

  9. IL Affiliate Tax Being Challenged As CA Pass it

    The Performance Marketing Association challenged the constitutionality of the Illinois law taxing products sold by affiliate marketers residing in the state, filing a lawsuit claiming it violates federal law; as the California State Assembly...

  10. Court: Bidding on Competitor's Name OK in AdWords, adCenter

    Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc, in the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit (California), brought forth a ruling that finally clears up buying competitor names, business names, and trademarked names in pay-per-click campaigns.

  11. Energy companies face up to clearing requirements

    Southern California power swaps may be pretty standard, but they are also quite illiquid since so few desks trade them. As Risk went to press the reconciled bill had hit a speed-bump but was still expected to be signed into law.

  12. BVI fund administrators find niche

    Its parent company, San Francisco, California-headquartered Conifer Securities, had been providing offshore fund administration to its international clients through a strategic partnership with HFS. Around 80% of the funds administered by Folio are...