Google sued for tracking the location of users of the Android smart phone

  Two Michigan women, Julie Brown and Kayla Molaski, have sued Google in a class action lawsuit stemming from the location-tracking technology included in the Android smart phone operating system.  The plaintiffs allege in the complaint that the  “Android Operating System phones log, record and...
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Defamation: How do I know if I have been defamed?

Defamation occurs in the form of libel or slander.  Libel is a publication, expressed in writing, printing or by symbols or pictures concerning a living person that is false and tends to injure one’s reputation by exposing him/her to public hatred, contempt scorn or shame.  Slander occurs when m...
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Paralyzed Chinese gymnast seeks $1.8 billion in compensation for paralyzing accident at 1998 Goodwill Games

 Chinese gymnast Sang Lan is seeking $1.8 billion in compensation for the pain and suffering that she has endured, as a result of someone attempting to move a mat from where she was about to land during warm-ups at the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York.  As a result, Ms. Lan claims that she was [&he...
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Settlement of lawsuit provides DISH and EchoStar rights to use TiVo patents for video recording

Dish Network Corp and partner EchoStar Corp agreed to settle its ongoing litigation with TiVo for $500 million, which includes an immediate payment of $300 million, pursuant to a settlement agreement that dismisses the ongoing litigation between the parties.   The settlement agreement provides DIS...
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Can attorneys view and access Facebook page of a party other than his or her client in a pending litigation

The New York State Bar Association, Committee on Professional Ethics in Opinion 843 ruled that an “attorney may ethically view and access the Facebook and MySpace profiles of a party other than the lawyer’s client in litigation as long as the party’s profile is available to all members in the ...
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Entertainment & Sports Update: Barry Bonds – Mistrial declared on three counts of perjury

Jurors on Wednesday convicted Barry Bonds on one count of obstruction of justice, but a mistrial was declared on three counts of perjury after jurors reported that they could not reach agreement. The verdict shows jurors believed that Bonds lied when he testified to a grand jury in December 2003 tha...
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Copyright: $100 million lawsuit against Oprah dismissed

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that Orpah Winfrey did not violate copyright laws when she mentioned a historical fact on her show.  The Court held that the plaintiff, Charles Harris, had no copyrighted information to infringe in his booklet titled “How America Elects Her Preside...
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Entertainment & Sports Update: Barry Bonds jury still in deliberations and expected to continue

The Jury in the Barry Bonds deliberations continued without verdict on Friday, as deliberations are expected to continue into next week.  Bonds is charged with one count of obstructing justice and three counts of making false statements, for refuting that he intentionally took steroids and human g...
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