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SF District Attorney lawsuit against Lily may have prompted refund

lily_hand_d After raking in tens of millions in preorders and venture capital, the drone maker Lily — if it can really be called that — is shutting down. But its problems won’t end there: San Francisco’s District Attorney filed a lawsuit today alleging false advertising and unfair business practices by the company. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 13th

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Tesla: Famous Korean Actor Who is Suing Us ‘Threatened to Use His Celebrity Status in Korea to Hurt Tesla’

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On Friday, a South Korean celebrity named Ji Chang Son filed a lawsuit against Tesla, which alleged his Model X spontaneously accelerated as he was parking it into his garage, ramming through his living room, and injuring him as well as his son, who was in the car with him. In a email to Gizmodo, a Tesla spokesperson claimed that before Son filed the suit—which seeks class action status—he “threatened to use his celebrity status in Korea to hurt Tesla” unless the company “agreed to make a financial payment and acknowledge that the vehicle accelerated on its own.”

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Eve Peyser

January 2nd

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Man Files Lawsuit Against Tesla Claiming His Model X Spontaneously Accelerated Into His Living Room

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Model X owner Ji Chang Son filed a lawsuit against Tesla on Friday, claiming his vehicle suddenly accelerated as he was parking it in his garage. Filed in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, the suit “alleges product liability, negligence and breaches of warranty, and seeks unspecified damages,” according to Reuters.

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Eve Peyser

December 31st

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Ikea to Pay Parents of Kids Crushed by Falling Dressers $50 Million

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On Wednesday, lawyers representing the families of three toddlers killed by recalled Ikea dressers said the company has agreed to settle their wrongful death lawsuits, paying the parents a collective $50 million. In addition, Ikea will donate $250,000 to various children’s organizations and increase funding for a campaign highlighting the dangers of tipping furniture, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Hudson Hongo

December 22nd

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Online Countdown Clock Lets You Know How Long It’s Been Since Trump Threatened a Lawsuit

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has a penchant for lawsuits, much like another Republican convention speaker. Today Trump gave a speech in Gettysburg, where he vowed to sue the many, many women who have accused him of sexual abuse. The Republican nominee said he is fighting “the power structure,” and that his administration would not approve of AT&T trying to buy Time Warner “and thus, CNN.”

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Eve Peyser

October 22nd

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YouTube-to-MP3 Converter Site Sued by Major Record Labels

A group of major record labels—including Universal, Sony, Capitol and Warner Brothers—is suing YouTube-mp3.org, which rips audio from YouTube videos, for every single instance of piracy the site allegedly facilitated.

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Eve Peyser

September 28th

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Sufferers of iPhone 6’s ‘Touch Disease’ may soon have a class action lawsuit

iphone-6s-plus-5 iPhones around the world are dying in a peculiar way, and Apple isn’t doing right by affected users, asserts a lawsuit filed over the weekend. The plaintiffs are three in number for now, but hope to elevate the case to class action status. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 29th

Apple

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Mobile

Jawbone Vs Fitbit Is the Apple-Samsung War No-One Cares About

Apple’s patent wars with Samsung are the stage for a multi-billion dollar fight for cash, bragging rights, and ideally control of the entire smartphone industry. Jawbone vs Fitbit is equally vicious and petty, but with far less at stake.

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Chris Mills

March 16th

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Helpful CBS Lawyers Explain the Many, Many Ways a Star Trek Fan Film Is Ripping Them Off

Remember how CBS is suing to prevent the crowdfunded fan film Axanar from being completed? Now the channel is suing the filmmakers even harder. CBS’s lawyer have submitted 28 pages of documents detailing every possible thing that they claim Axanar infringed on, alleging basically every type of copyright infringement known to man.

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March 14th

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The First GM Ignition Switch Lawsuit Has Turned Exceptionally Weird

General Motors may have paid a $900 million fine to settle the deadly ignition switch case with the feds, but it still faces a barrage of lawsuits from survivors and their families. The first such case, currently being tried in Manhattan, has just encountered a huge plot twist full of fraud allegations.

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January 21st

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