Lawsuit claims that Google MVNO Project Fi charges for Wi-Fi usage

According to a lawsuit filed in San Jose district court in Northern California by Gordon Beecher, Google’s Project Fi hybrid MVNO has been charging subscribers for using Wi-Fi. The MVNO allows its subscribers to make calls and consume data using Wi-Fi hotspots. When out of range of these hotspots, subscribers can connect in the U.S. with the Sprint, T-Mobile or U.S. Cellular 4G LTE networks. The suit charges Google with unfair business practices, false advertising in violation of California law, and breach of contract.

According to Beecher’s complaint, which is seeking certification from …

Apple fails to produce documents in FTC lawsuit vs. Qualcomm, gets fined $25K per day

U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins has ordered Apple to pay the court $25,000 each day that it fails to turn over certain documents related to the FTC’s suit against Qualcomm. The court started adding up the fines on December 16th. The $25,000 is the amount of profit Apple made every 16 seconds during its last fiscal year. The company must turn over the documents by December 29th, or else it will be forced to pay a higher penalty amount for each day it doesn’t turn over the documents.

Apple is not a party to the suit in which the FTC accuses the chip designer of allowing Apple to pay …

Taylor Swift wins $1 in assault lawsuit against DJ


Taylor Swift won the $1 assault and battery lawsuit she lobbed against a radio DJ who was suing her for defamation.  

At a federal courthouse in Denver on Monday afternoon, a jury of six women and two men found David Mueller guilty of inappropriately touching Swift in 2013 at a meet-and-greet after a Denver concert. 

BREAKING: Jury sides with Taylor Swift in groping lawsuit, orders fired radio host to pay the pop star a symbolic $1.

— The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2017

The country music DJ sued Swift, her mother, and her radio promotions manager in 2015 for defamation, claiming the three got him fired from his job at KYGO-FM after falsely stating he had groped Swift while she was taking a photo with the 55-year-old and his then-girlfriend. He was seeking $3 million. Swift, who maintains he had groped her despite his denials, then filed a lawsuit against Mueller for assault and battery, asking for $1. She aimed to make an example of Mueller and stand up for women who’ve been sexually assaulted through her legal counterpunch.  Read more…

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Note 7 class action lawsuit dismissed, ambulance chasers planning an appeal

Back until this past April, Samsung was still offering an exchange program for its fiery Note 7 phablet, refunding those who returned their handsets, or offering replacements like the S7 edge plus some extra change. Fair and square, one would think. Needless to say, though, some folks got organized in a class action lawsuit against Samsung, claiming that its refund or replace program was not enough to compensate for the inconvenience of visiting a service center on their own dime and time. 
They were searching for a grand total of 935 million …

Lawsuit accuses Disney apps of spying on kids

The Walt Disney Company has been hit with a lawsuit that claims more than 40 of its smartphone apps have been spying on children. The suit, which has requested Class Action status, states that Disney is violating an online law designed to protect children’s privacy online. Disney’s smartphone apps are very popular; one particular title, “Where’s My Water? 2,” has been downloaded between 100 million and 500 million times.

According to the lawsuits, Disney apps have trackers installed inside that allow data such as geographical information, browsing history and other third party information …

Spotify might be nearing an IPO, as the company settles a lawsuit and hires new talent

As of March this year, Spotify reported a spectacular 50 million count of monthly paying subscribers that enjoy premium access to audio content. The Sweden-based company has been rumored to be setting itself up for an IPO for quite many months now, looking to expand its online music streaming enterprise and attract investments. However, Spotify has had trouble with monetizing its huge traffic, causing investors to hold mixed views about the business’ viability. The streaming service has also been notorious among artists for paying low royalties for their works, causing many big name …

Uber systematically defrauded both passengers and drivers, lawsuit alleges

Uber can’t seem to be able to catch a break lately, what with the long string of sexism accusations, and calls for mass deletion, as well as the many, many lawsuits, the list of which just grew by one. As uncovered by Ars Technica, a proposed class-action lawsuit alleges that the company used a “sophisticated” piece of software whose purpose was to defraud both its drivers and its passengers.

The scheme is said to work by essentially supplying different information about the route that will be taken. When hailing a ride, a passenger will be shown a route which is longer …

LG hit with a class-action lawsuit over G4 and V10 bootloop problem

A year after LG acknowledged that a large number of G4 handsets sold worldwide is affected by a bootloop issue, allegedly caused by “loose contact between components”, the South Korean tech giant is now targeted by a class-action lawsuit filed by disgruntled G4 and V10 owners.

The LG V10 was released half a year after the G4, in October of 2015, and is also affected by a similar issue that sends the phone in an endless bootloop. The V10 is similar to the G4 in terms of hardware, with only a handful of differences, such as the additional camera and expanded storage, …