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  1. Yelp Sues Law Firm Over Supposedly Writing Fake Reviews

    In late August Yelp filed a lawsuit against McMillan Law Group, a bankruptcy and foreclosure defense law firm founded by attorney Julian McMillan. According to ABC News, the lawsuit states that employees of the San Diego law firm wrote fake...

  2. Miami Heat Minority Owner Sues Google Over Unflattering Photo

    Katz has included Google in the lawsuit this time because he filed a DMCA request over the picture of him sticking his tongue out and they refused to bow to his demand for censorship. In the lawsuit, they state, “Registration of the Image with the...

  3. 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. In lawsuit documents filed in Angel Fraley et al.individually and on behalf of...

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

    Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Google, first filed in 2009 and dismissed by a Virginia court in August 2010, has been revived by a federal appeals court. A successful lawsuit in one country doesn’t necessarily mean global...

  5. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    Meanwhile, a lawsuit was filed in federal court in Delaware against Google because “Google’s willful and knowing actions violated” federal wiretapping laws and other computer-related statutes by bypassing Safari's privacy settings, attorneys for...

  6. Man Changes Name to Mark Zuckerberg to Defend Selling Likes

    Guez (in return) a revengeful (sic) lawsuit, claiming that Mr. Please note - the lawsuit New Zuckerberg refers to seems to actually have been a cease and desist letter. As he told the Huffington Post in an emailed statement: “Facebook decided to...

  7. Lawsuit Accuses comScore of Major Privacy Violations

    While the lawsuit was filed on behalf of two plaintiffs by Chicago law firm Edelson McGuire, the case is set up to become a class action suit. A lawsuit filed on August 23 accuses comScore of recording private consumer information (including social...

  8. Google to Viacom: Don't Turn YouTube into SueTube

    Viacom filed its lawsuit last year, asking for damages for the unauthorized viewing of programming from MTV, Comedy Central and other networks, including such hits as "The Colbert Show" and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

  9. Ask and LookSmart Send Out Click Fraud Settlement Letters

    If you purchased online advertising from LookSmart between January 1, 2002 and the present, you may be a class member in a class-action lawsuit, Lane's Gifts and Collectibles et al.v. Both seem to be written by the same law firm and were from the...

  10. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 1)

    For that you have to actually file a lawsuit, which must be done through the courts. The DMCA is fully enforceable by law, with civil suits able to be filed in federal court for both compensatory and punitive damages.

  11. Google Fights Back in Viacom/YouTube Copyright Suit

    Michael Kwun, managing counsel for litigation at Google, told News.com and others in a briefing yesterday, ""There is a certain irony to the lawsuit. Google and YouTube respect the importance of intellectual property rights, and not only comply...