A California man is suing McDonald’s for $1.5 million because he was given just one napkin with his meal. According to TMZ, Webster Lucas is claiming that he is now unable to go to work thanks to the “undue mental anguish” and “emotional distress” he sustained by being deprived of napkins. He reportedly filed the [...]
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With the rapid decline of original ideas in the world, any thought or idea you have could’ve originated elsewhere. This might be the case with Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated film “Her” starring Joaquin Phoenix. We all know the story of the sad lonely guy who was burned by a failing relationship and falls in love with his [...]
Life ain’t easy as an NFL cheerleader. The Oakland Raiderettes proved that it isn’t all glitz and glamour last month, when they dropped a lawsuit on their team for being paid well below the minimum wage at $5 an hour. But, that’s nothing compared to what the Cincinnati Bengals girls are dealing with. Cheerleader Alexa Brenneman [...]
Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Fisker
The remains of Fisker Automotive – which might not even include the name and logo – are supposed to finally be sold off tomorrow, but the scene before the auction is anything but clear. As as reminder, the two b…
The lengths people will go for attention is absolutely horrifying. Yesterday, we reported that David Bar Katz, playwright and friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman, told the National Enquirer that he and the Oscar-winner were gay lovers. Well now Katz is in a fury claiming that not only did he never say that, but that he [...]
An Arizona ski resort has for years been using wastewater (pee) from a Native American reservation to make fake snow. We’re happy to report that the Hopi Tribe has finally gained permission to file a lawsuit banning the city of Flagstaff from selling its wastewater to ski resort Snowbowl. Though Snowbowl visitors have been playing [...]
Decentralized virtual currencies are largely unregulated leading to a wild west situation between merchants, end users, and service providers. Illustrating this fact, one eBay merchant doesn’t like the way he’s been treated by PayPal, the marketplace company’s subsidiary payment platform, and has decided to sue. If the details of a 2,138 word comment posted to the Bticointalk.org message board at 3:51am…
Kanye West is not going to be exploited by anyone, especially not a crypto-currency! Recently, seven anonymous programmers announced their intention to start a Bitcoin ripoff called Coinye, featuring an animated Kanye on the digital coin. Predictably, Kanye is attempting to shut down the currency, claiming it’s trademark infringement, but it may be too late: [...]
Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos
Vanity plates are a great way to test a state’s limits on freedom of expression, which makes them good kindling for lawsuits. The latest license litigation comes from Michigan, where the American Civil Liberties U…
Snapchat has filed for a temporary restraining order against co-founder Reggie Brown, the man who claims to have invented the basis of the app but was denied any stake in the company. According to court documents filed yesterday, the restraining order was filed after Brown allegedly leaked confidential information regarding the ongoing Snapchat court battle [...]
A Georgia man was forced to pay his ex-fiancée $50,000 for breaking his promise to marry her. The New York Daily News reports that Christopher Ned Kelley was summoned to court by Melissa Cooper “for breach of promise to marry” over claims he “ruined” their relationship when he cheated on her twice. Kelley, who has [...]
Naked Juice was sued in 2011 for using GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) and fallaciously labeling its products as “all natural.” The Organic Consumers Association explains the lawsuit: “According to plaintiffs, Naked Juice used soy ingredients that are genetically engineered ‘by design or by contamination.’ (Naked Juice doesn’t use certified organic or verified non-GMO soy.) Naked [...]
HTC One also at risk of ban
A British judge has ruled that HTC must stop selling its One Mini handset in the UK from this Friday, Dec. 6, after finding that it infringed upon Nokia’s patents. A report from Bloomberg states that the HTC One was also found to breach certain Nokia patents, but Judge Richard Arnold delayed any action against that product to give HTC the chance to appeal, as a sales ban of the flagship handset could “considerably” damage the company.
HTC had argued that the offending part was “a very small component” and thus didn’t justify a sales ban.
Nokia says that it’s also claiming financial compensation in the case, according to a statement given to Bloomberg, and that HTC has agreed not to import any more of the infringing products into the UK pending an appeal.
We’ve reached out to HTC for comment and we’ll update this post with any official statement. In the meantime, UK buyers looking to pick up a One Mini would be advised to do so before Friday.
Update: And here’s what HTC has to say:
“HTC is pleased by the decision of the High Court of England and Wales to stay an injunction against certain chipsets, including those in our flagship HTC One, pending the outcome of our appeal against the validity and infringement of Nokia’s EP 0 998 024 patent. Whilst the Court also granted an injunction that affects other third party chipsets, we have filed urgent application to appeal. In the meantime, we are working with our chip suppliers to explore alternative solutions . As always, HTC’s primary focus is on supporting our customers and ensuring minimal disruption to them and our business. Rest assured that our award winning HTC One handset will be available as usual.”
The label TufAmerica is suing Jay-Z for allegedly using a 1969 single from Eddie Bo for HOV’s hit “Run This Town.” The track is from now deceased Bo was titled … Continue reading →
America’s favorite hate-to-love couple is making headlines again, and it’s for something just as ridiculous as you think it is. Any normal couple would relish in the fact that they are newly engaged, but no, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have to take it one step too far. According to Uproxx, these two are going [...]
Tomorrow could be the first day of the rest of your life. That is, if you consider the day when you stop getting annoying telemarketing calls the genesis of a new existence. Starting October 16, the Federal Trade Commission will begin implementing new rules to its Telephone Consumer Protection Act to better handle mobile calls and texts from telemarketing…
Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Toyota
Toyota has already paid out millions and billions of dollars in settlements surrounding unintended acceleration, but the first lawsuit in the matter, which headed to a California court in July, has reached…
Filed under: Government/Legal, Audi, Volkswagen, Luxury
Audi drivers, listen up. If you bought or leased a 2002-06 model-year A4 or A6 with a factory-installed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that failed, you may be entitled to reimbursement …
Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety
There’s no question that driving and texting at the same time is dangerous and illegal. But a lawsuit in New Jersey filed by a couple who were the victims of a texting accident blamed not only the distracted drive…
Filed under: Car Buying, Government/LegalBack in July, Edmunds sued a Texas company named Humankind Design Ltd. for fraud and breach of contract. Among other services, Humankind Design claims to be an online reputation management company, but the lawsu…