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SpaceX is being sued over a tragedy that left a company employee in a coma

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is facing a negligence lawsuit in the United States. It was filed by the wife of one of the company’s employees who fell into a coma after an incident at a factory in California, writes Reuters. The tragedy occurred on January 18, 2022, when a SpaceX employee ... Read more

Almost $1.7 billion in compensation for patent infringement is demanded from Google

Singular Computing is seeking $1.67 billion in compensation from tech giant Google for patent infringement. This was stated by Singular’s lawyer Kerry Timbers during a court hearing, according to Reuters. Singular Computing was founded by Massachusetts-based scientist Joseph Bates. It accused Google of allegedly using its technology to support artificial ... Read more

OpenAI calls The New York Times’ lawsuit groundless

At the end of December, The New York Times filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, accusing the company of copyright infringement by using Times materials to train artificial intelligence. OpenAI released a post responding to these accusations. In a blog post, the company calls The New York Times’ lawsuit groundless and ... Read more

Microsoft and OpenAI face a new lawsuit over copyright infringement

Microsoft and OpenAI are facing a new lawsuit over copyright infringement in the training of a large GPT language model, reports Reuters. A lawsuit was filed in the federal court of Manhattan (USA) by writers and former journalists Nicholas Basbanes and Nicholas Gage. According to their claims, the companies illegally ... Read more

Pulitzer Prize winners sue OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement

A group of 11 authors of popular science literature has joined a lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft, accusing them of copyright infringement, writes Reuters. This is a class action lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court filed last month by Hollywood Reporter author and editor Julian Sunkton. The companies are accused of ... Read more

Nikola electric truck startup founder Trevor Milton sentenced to four years in prison for fraud

Trevor Milton, the founder and former CEO of electric truck startup Nikola, has been sentenced to four years in prison in a fraud case, reports The Verge. The businessman was found guilty of misleading investors about the company’s technology. In view of this, he must also pay a fine of ... Read more

A guy wanted to sue Amazon because of Lord of the Rings, but now he has to pay $134 thousand

Demetrius Polychron, who sued Amazon and the Tolkien Estate, accusing them of stealing his ideas from Lord of the Rings fanfiction for the Rings of Power series, lost the case and is now obliged to pay the companies $134 thousand. According to PC Gamer, Demetrius registered his fanfiction The Fellowship ... Read more

Epic Games wins a high-profile case against Google, but the tech giant is preparing to appeal

Epic Games has won a high-profile antitrust case against Google. Fortnite developers sued the tech giant for monopolizing the Google Play app store. This is reported by Reuters. Epic Games accused Google of taking measures to eliminate competitors and charging app developers unreasonably high fees of up to 30%. Among ... Read more

NVIDIA faces legal action over engineer who stole and accidentally revealed Valeo code

Automotive technology developer Valeo is suing NVIDIA after an engineer made an unfortunate mistake during a video conference, writes Bloomberg. It was a specialist named Mohammad Moniruzzaman, who worked for Valeo’s German division but later moved to NVIDIA. In the spring of 2022, the two companies were working on a ... Read more

Tesla knew about the malfunctioning of the autopilot system – Florida judge finds

A judge in Florida has found reasonable evidence that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and other company managers were aware of the malfunction of the autopilot system, but still allowed dangerous driving, writes Reuters. The decision was made by Judge Reed Scott in the case of a fatal Tesla accident that ... Read more

Sony faces $7.9 billion class action lawsuit over PlayStation Store prices

Sony is facing a $7.9 billion class action lawsuit over allegations of abuse of dominance, which led to unfair pricing for consumers. This decision was made by the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, according to Reuters. Last year, consumer rights expert Alex Neill filed a lawsuit against Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) ... Read more

British company threatens Meta with a lawsuit over the use of the Threads name

The British company Threads Software Limited threatens to sue Meta for using the Threads name, reports Engadget. Threads Software Limited is engaged in software development. It claims to have owned the Threads trademark since 2012. According to the British company, Meta tried to buy the domain threads.app from it. However, ... Read more

Google ordered to pay $1 million to female CEO for gender bias

Google has to pay $1 million in punitive damages for gender bias to Google Cloud development director Ulku Rowe. This decision was made by a jury of the New York District Court, writes Bloomberg. The company also has to pay the female director $150 thousand for pain and suffering due ... Read more

Utah sues TikTok over addiction and harm to children

In the United States, the Utah Division of Consumer Protection (UDCP) has filed a lawsuit against TikTok, accusing the app of being “addictive” and harmful to children, writes The Verge. According to Utah Governor Spencer Cox, TikTok “illegally encourages children to engage in addictive and unhealthy use” with features that ... Read more

Elon Musk is being sued to testify in the case of buying Twitter

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk to compel him to testify in an investigation into his acquisition of Twitter in 2022, reports CNBC. The investigation is trying to find out whether the billionaire violated federal securities laws when he bought shares in ... Read more

Former Twitter executives sue Elon Musk’s company for $1.1 million

X Corp, formerly known as Twitter, has to pay $1.1 million in legal fees to former top executives of the platform. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing a court decision. A judge of the Delaware Court of Chancery concluded that Twitter had breached its obligations to cover the legal costs ... Read more

22-year-old student sues Elon Musk over false accusations of neo-Nazism

Ben Brody, a 22-year-old Los Angeles college graduate, has filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk. The lawsuit claims that the owner of the X platform falsely accused him of neo-Nazism, writes Ars Technica. The event that led to this accusation occurred this summer near Portland, where a violent street fight ... Read more

Elon Musk’s X Corp. is being sued over Twitter rebranding

Florida-based marketing agency X Social Media LLC has filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk’s X Corp. over the renaming of Twitter, reports The Verge. The agency accuses X Corp. of unfair competition and infringement of trademark and service mark rights. In its complaint, X Social Media claims that it has ... Read more

Life ban and $500 thousand fine for cheaters in Destiny 2

Bungie Studio continues its crusade against cheaters and producers of cheat software for Destiny 2. This time, the culprit received the most severe ban in the history of video games and has to pay $500 thousand in damages, writes Ars Technica. The cheater, identified as Luca Leone, created additional accounts ... Read more

Bungie wins $400,000 lawsuit against Destiny 2 player who harassed the company’s community manager

Bungie has won a lawsuit for more than $400,000 against a Destiny 2 player who harassed and threatened the company’s community manager. This sets a precedent for countering similar player behavior in the future. This was reported on Twitter by Kathryn Tewson, who participated in the process on Bungie side. ... Read more

Google has been accused of stealing everything posted on the Internet

A new class-action lawsuit filed against Google alleges the company is “secretly stealing everything ever created and shared on the internet by hundreds of millions of Americans” to train its generative AI products, such as the chatbot Google Bard. This is reported by Insider. In a class-action lawsuit filed by ... Read more

Google paid influencers to advertise a Pixel phone they never used

Google and the largest operator of radio stations in the United States iHeartMedia have been sued for unfair advertising of Pixel 4. FTC and four states say the companies aired “nearly 29,000 deceptive endorsements by radio personalities” during 2019 and 2020, and Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Samuel Levine said, ... Read more

Wikipedia articles affect decision-making in court – MIT study

Wikipedia is used not only by students when preparing coursework, but also by judges when making decisions. This is proved by an experiment by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) led by Neil Thompson. Scientists have created new legal articles on Wikipedia and monitored how they affect legal ... Read more