For those who follow the electronic music industry, news of SFX seems to come in far too frequently as of late. From disasters in trying to re-privatize or sell the company to lawsuits and the TomorrowWorld tragedy, the company has been battered into oblivion by industry folk and fans alike. On the heels of a $100 million lawsuit against owner […]
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deadmau5 has sought legal action against Play Records – a Canadian electronic music label and publisher – for damages over a slew of unsanctioned remixes and mashups. When Joel Zimmerman was still a burgeoning artist in 2006, he was loosely involved with Play Records as he had agreed to create two remixes for its President, Meleny “Melleefresh” Brown. He […]
Filed under: Government/Legal, Porsche Investigations undertaken by local law enforcement may have vindicated Porsche from any wrongdoing in the crash that killed actor Paul Walker and racing driver Roger Rodas last year, but the latter’s widow is apparently not convinced. According to emerging reports, Kristine Rodas has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages from Porsche […]
Photo: Brandon Majewski, via his Facebook I should preface this post with the full disclosure that I was once hit by a car while cycling. Suffice to say, I’ve always been a bit militant about the ongoing Cyclists vs. Drivers debate — which group is composed of reckless a-holes and which group is just obeying […]
Filed under: Europe, Government/Legal, Porsche, Volkswagen Hedge fund managers have been suing Porsche for years now, alleging that the car company lied about its intentions during its failed attempt to take over Volkswagen, a gambit that caused them billion in losses. Over the same period, authorities in Stuttgart built a criminal case against former CEO […]
Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, GM The aftershocks of General Motors’ ignition switch recall keep coming. First, the automaker announced that it saw an 86-percent decrease in net income for the first quarter of 2014 partially due to recall-related expenses. Now, a recent Securities and Exchange Committee filing from GM shows that it’s facing a plethora […]
Filed under: Minivan/Van, Government/Legal, Videos, Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz is known for packing its cars with luxury features, but the rear passengers in some Sprinter vans are getting a shower that they don’t expect. The rear air conditioning system is reportedly leaking in some models, and owners are boiling mad. A class-action lawsuit was filed in California […]
Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Tesla Motors When we asked Tesla Motors for a statement on the lawsuit filed by the “King of Lemon Laws” the other day, the company told us that it does not comment on pending litigation. Fair enough. That’s a standard response. But the company has since felt the need to comment on […]
Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Tesla Motors Tesla Motors is already busy in the courts, filing a suit in New Jersey last week to appeal the direct-sales ban of its automobiles in that state. But now it’s going to have to deal with the self-described “King of Lemon Laws,” Vince Megna, in Wisconsin. Now that we think […]
TODAY: United States District Judge Lucy Koh has denied the final attempt by Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe to have the class action lawsuit involving the “Techtopus” hiring collusion scandal tossed out. Summing up her denial, Judge Koh wrote: The similarities in the various agreements, the small number of intertwining high-level executives who entered into […]
Filed under: Europe, Government/Legal, Ferrari Ferrari is facing a court battle in Switzerland due to alleged copyright infringement over taking over a Facebook fan site. If the suit is successful, it could cost the company millions and harm its reputation on social media. Sammy Wassem started the Facebook fan page for Ferrari when he was […]
Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, BMW, Motorcycle
The California man who claimed that he suffered from a 20-month erection after a four-hour ride on his BMW K1100RS motorcycle (similar model pictured above) has had his case dismissed. It seems th…
Filed under: Europe, Government/Legal, Porsche, Volkswagen
Investors have canvassed courts in Europe and the US to repeatedly sue Porsche over its failed attempt to take over Volkswagen in 2008 (see here, and here and here), and they have repeatedly f…
Filed under: Government/Legal, Plants/Manufacturing, Volkswagen, UAW/Unions
The fight for unionization at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, TN, factory isn’t letting up. Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board decided to allow anti-United Auto Workers e…
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…
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…
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…
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 →
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…