Lawsuits

Alphabet, shareholders settle in lawsuits over sexual harassment at Google

Enlarge / Google’s corporate headquarters. Alex Tai | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Alphabet, Google’s parent company, said today it has settled a set of shareholder lawsuits related to the company’s handling of sexual harassment claims. Alphabet will commit $310 million to corporate diversity programs over the next decade, and the company agreed …

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Court Denies Bitmain $30M in Damages From Co-Founders of Rival Poolin

A court in China has denied an appeal by bitcoin mining giant Bitmain seeking $30 million in damages from the three co-founders of Poolin, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency mining pools. The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court issued a ruling on the appeal on Aug. 31 and made it public on Sept. 8. …

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Unredacted suit shows Google’s own engineers confused by privacy settings

Enlarge Sean Gallup | Getty Images Newly unsealed and partially unredacted documents from a consumer fraud suit the state of Arizona filed against Google show that company employees knew and discussed among themselves that the company’s location privacy settings were confusing and potentially misleading. In 2018, the Associated Press reported that Maps and some other …

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WeChat user alliance sues Trump administration over threatened ban

Drew Angerer/Getty Images TikTok isn’t the only one suing the Trump administration over an executive order that could ban an app in the US. The Financial Times reports that the WeChat Users Alliance has sued the administration over the potential WeChat ban. The user group claimed the order violates First Amendment free speech rights and …

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TikTok will sue the US over threatened ban

Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images TikTok’s paths to staying alive in the US apparently include taking the government to court. In the wake of a Reuters report, TikTok has confirmed to CNBC that it plans to sue the Trump administration over an executive order banning transactions with parent company ByteDance. The lawsuit could be …

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Apple court filing claims Epic’s ‘Fortnite’ setup is like shoplifting

Savusia Konstantin via Getty Images Apple has asked a court not to temporarily reverse the App Store ban the company issued to Epic Games shortly after it broke its developer guidelines by accepting direct payments through Fortnite (via Axios). Apple argues the current predicament Epic finds itself is one it brought upon itself. “In the wake …

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Ousted COO sues Pinterest, alleges rampant gender discrimination

Enlarge / A Pinterest logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Mateusz Slodkowski | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images The former chief operating officer of Pinterest is suing her ex-employer, claiming that the platform’s woman-friendly public face is not matched internally and instead “reflects a pattern of discrimination and exclusion.” Pinterest hired Francoise Brougher …

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Appeals Court Backs Coinbase in Bitcoin Gold Fork ‘Breach of Contract’ Lawsuit

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Ex-Wife’s Testimony Suggests Craig Wright ‘Defrauded’ Court, Kleiman Lawyers Claim

Recent testimony from Craig Wright’s ex-wife suggests he misled the court on the nature of the Tulip Trust, an entity key to the ongoing Kleiman dispute, lawyers for the plaintiff claim. See the full motion below: Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and …

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Ripple Says XRP Lawsuit Based on ‘Unsupported Leaps of Logic’

The lead plaintiff in an ongoing class-action lawsuit accusing Ripple of securities fraud has not demonstrated that statements made by CEO Brad Garlinghouse in 2017 are false, Ripple claims in court documents filed Wednesday. See Ripple’s filing in full below: Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the …

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