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Amazon hit with class action antitrust lawsuit claiming it colluded with major publishers to illegally drive up ebook prices by 30%

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds two Kindle Fire HD devices during a press conference on September 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. David McNew/Getty Images Amazon is facing fresh antitrust scrutiny after consumers Thursday accusing the company of illegally colluding with major book publishers to drive up prices for ebooks. The lawsuit claimed that Amazon negotiated anticompetitive deals in 2015 with the "big five" publishers — Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Ebooks, Publishing, News, Media, Kindle, US, Trends, Markets, Eu, Bloomberg, Retail, Lawsuits, Antitrust, Hachette


Parler claims in antitrust lawsuit that Amazon said it was 'definitely in this journey' with the controversial social media platform until Capitol riots

Parler CEO John Matze. Fox News Parler claimed in a court filing Wednesday that Amazon said it was "definitely in this journey with" the social media company as it encountered abuse reports. Parler alleged that Amazon hadn't raised concerns about Parler's content moderation system until January 8, disputing Amazon's claims that it had issued repeated warnings since mid-November. Parler sued Amazon earlier this week, alleging it unlawfully broke its contract with Parler and violated antitru...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Politics, News, Enterprise, Trends, Markets, Lawsuits, Antitrust, Aws, Silicon Valley, Free Speech, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol


Amazon hits back at Parler's antitrust lawsuit with extensive examples of its violent content, including death threats against politicians, tech CEOs, and BLM supporters

Amazon cited more than a dozen examples of content posted to the social-media platform Parler that it said violated Amazon's policies. SOPA Images / Getty Images Amazon responded on Tuesday to a lawsuit in which Parler accused the tech giant of violating antitrust law. In its response, Amazon accused Parler of violating its contract by refusing to remove more than 100 examples of violent content, including death threats against prominent Democrats, Republicans, and tech executives as w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Enterprise, Senate, US, NFL, Trends, Georgia, Nba, Lawsuits


Amazon hits back at Parler's antitrust lawsuit with extensive examples of its violent content, including death threats against Democrats, GOP, tech CEOs, and BLM

Amazon cited more than a dozen examples of content posted to the controversial social media platform Parler that it said violated Amazon's policies. SOPA Images / Getty Images Amazon responded on Tuesday to a lawsuit filed by Parler that accused the tech giant of violating antitrust laws by banning the controversial social media platform from using Amazon Web Services. In its response, Amazon alleged that Parler violated its contract by refusing to remove more than 100 examples of viol...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Enterprise, US, Trends, Lawsuits, Aws, Silicon Valley, NHL, BLM


Parler's Implosion, Explained

Parler, which rose to prominence as the “conservative Twitter” thanks to its lax content moderation, is having one of the worst weeks of its existence—indeed, after the time it’s had, Parler may cease to exist at all.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Lawsuits, Tough Times, Parler, Capitol Riot


Lone Wolf Technologies sues forms partner Glide over ‘theft of trade secrets’

Lone Wolf Technologies says that Glide is using proprietary tech for forms outside of their agreement, while Glide insists that Lone Wolf is trying to avoid competition.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Lawsuits, Industry News, Lone Wolf, Jimmy Kelly, Glide, Select, News Brief, Transaction Management, California Association Of Realtors, Lone Wolf Technologies, MLS & Associations, Real Estate Software, Wolf Technologies, Sebastion Tonkin


NAR, MLSs seek to avoid disclosing competition documents in pocket listing suit

The PLS wants info on Upstream, the DANGER Report, the Clear Cooperation Policy and antitrust inquiries from the DOJ or FTC. Realtors say producing these documents would impose 'substantial burdens' on them.
Tags: Lawsuit, Radio, Lawsuits, Antitrust, Doj, Ftc, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, Bright MLS, Open Listings, Art Carter, Pocket Listings, MRED, MLS & Associations, Crmls


King's Hawaiian sued because rolls aren't actually made in Hawaii

A fellow in New York filed a class action lawsuit against King's Hawaiian, makers of sweet rolls and other baked goods, because their rolls are no longer made in Hawaii, but rather in Torrance, California. I eat King's Hawaiian rolls on occasion and I never considered whether they were baked in Hawaii or not. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, New York, News, Hawaii, Lawsuits, Baking, King, Torrance California


Dominion Voting Systems' security director sues Trump campaign and others for baseless vote-rigging accusations

Dominion is running our Election. Rigged! https://t.co/xvwrpLpAZa— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2020 Eric Coomer, the security director for Dominion Voting Systems, which supplied vote-counting technology for 28 states in the 2020 presidential election, has been receiving death threats ever since Trump and his enablers started making baseless claims that he helped "rig" the machines to ensure a Biden victory. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Lawsuits, Biden, Trump, Donald J Trump, Harrassment, Dominion Voting Systems, Eric Coomer


Former Rep. Katie Hill sues ex-husband, Daily Mail, & Redstate for 'nonconsensual porn'

Former congresswoman Katie Hill filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on Tuesday that claims ex-husband and the owners of Redstate.com and the Daily Mail distributed sexual images of her that amounted to "nonconsensual porn." The suit claims the outlets did not have a "carte blanche right" under the First Amendment to "sexually degrade and expose public officials." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Law, Los Angeles, Lawsuits, Revenge Porn, Katie Hill


'Fortnite' maker Epic Games is getting help from another deep-pocketed tech giant in its ongoing legal fight with Apple: Facebook is joining the fray

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right. AP; Francois Mori/AP Facebook is throwing its support behind "Fortnite" maker Epic Games in its ongoing legal spat with Apple, the company announced this week. "Facebook is committed to providing relevant information in the Epic Games litigation regarding how Apple's policies have adversely impacted Facebook and the people and businesses who use our services," Facebook said. On August 13, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" ...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Lawsuit, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, Trends, Ap, Epic, Tim Cook, Lawsuits, App Store


K.Michelle Suing Maino for Saying Her Coochie Stank

K. Michelle is sick of Maino telling the world her cat stinks and is suing him over it. During a recent Clubhouse chat Michelle hosted titled “Maino is from 63rd and he beats women,” the songstress expressed her frustration at the Brooklyn rapper for spreading rumors that she has a foul odor down under. Maino Talks About How K Michelle Kitty Smells. #maino #kmichelle #thoughts #juicyteauncensored pic.twitter.com/7rUgyLyccy — Juicy Tea Uncensored (@TeaUncensored) December 14, 2020 At some poi...
Tags: Celebs, Brooklyn, Lawsuits, Pop Culture, Jazz, Defamation, Michelle, Maino, K. Michelle, Michelle Suing Maino, Michelle Kitty, Michelle Maino


Google faces its 3rd major antitrust lawsuit as Texas and other states take the company to court over its ad practices

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Justin Sullivan /Getty Images A coalition of states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google over the company's ad practices on Wednesday. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a Facebook post that Google "used its monopolistic powers to control pricing" and "engage in market collusions to rig auctions" for online ad sales. The Department of Justice brought an antitrust case against Google in October, and a separate group of states plans to file a lawsuit as ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, Texas, News, Enterprise, Instagram, Colorado, California, US, Trends, Markets, Washington Dc, Lawsuits, Antitrust, Nebraska


The latest multistate antitrust lawsuit targets Google’s ad business

Texas announced Wednesday that it will sue Google, accusing the search giant of maintaining an illegal monopoly in online advertising. The suit, which has yet to appear in an official filing, was first announced in a video from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Texas will be joined by Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, South Dakota, North Dakota, Utah and Idaho, according to reporting from Reuters. “It isn’t fair that google effectively eliminated its competition and crowned...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Lawsuit, Texas, Advertising Tech, Government, Tech, Joe Biden, Fbi, Idaho, Lawsuits, Antitrust, Wisconsin, Doj, Justice Department


Google faces its third major antitrust lawsuit as Texas and other states take the company to court over its ad practices

Google's CEO Sundar Pichai Justin Sullivan /Getty Images A coalition of states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google over the company's ad practices on Wednesday. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a Facebook post that Google "used its monopolistic powers to control pricing" and "engage in market collusions to rig auctions" for online ad sales. The lawsuit comes on the heels of an antitrust case brought against Google by the DOJ in October, and another one that a separate gr...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, Texas, News, Enterprise, Instagram, Colorado, California, US, Trends, Markets, Washington Dc, Lawsuits, Antitrust, Nebraska


Billionaire Bill Gross claims 'Gilligan's Island' theme has special meaning for him and his partner, wasn't played just to annoy neighbor

Amy Schwartz and Bill Gross. PATRICK T. FALLON / Contributor / Getty Images The billionaire investor Bill Gross has been embroiled in a contentious months-long legal battle with his neighbors in Laguna Beach, California. The dispute stems from a $1 million outdoor sculpture, around which Gross and his partner, Amy Schwartz, have installed netting to protect it from the elements. Their neighbor Mark Towfiq filed a complaint with the city, alleging the netting blocked his view. The complaint...
Tags: Gross, Finance, Trends, Lawsuits, Pimco, Island, Bill Gross, Times, Los Angeles Times, Billionaire, GILLIGAN S ISLAND, Wealthy, Restraining Order, Schwartz, Laguna, Santa Ana


Wife of bond billionaire Bill Gross denies harassing neighbors with 'Gilligan's Island' theme on loop as months-long legal dispute continues

Amy Schwartz and Bill Gross. PATRICK T. FALLON / Contributor / Getty Images The billionaire investor Bill Gross has been embroiled in a contentious months-long legal battle with his neighbors in Laguna Beach, California. The dispute stems from a $1 million outdoor sculpture, around which Gross and his partner, Amy Schwartz, have installed netting to protect it from the elements. Their neighbor Mark Towfiq filed a complaint with the city, alleging the netting blocked his view. The complaint...
Tags: Gross, Finance, Los Angeles, Trends, Lawsuits, Pimco, Island, Bill Gross, Times, Billionaire, Gilligan's Island, Wealthy, Restraining Order, Schwartz, Laguna, Santa Ana


After dud Texas lawsuit, Republican Sen. Ben Sasse says relieved that the Supreme Court 'closed the book on the nonsense.'

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) speaks as Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. Hilary Swift-Pool/Getty Images "Since Election Night, a lot of people have been confusing voters by spinning Kenyan Birther-type, 'Chavez rigged the election from the grave' conspiracy theories," Sen. Ben Sasse said. Sasse's support for the Supreme Court's decision makes him one of the few Republicans to speak out so far. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Trends, Georgia, Fbi, Gop, House, Lawsuits, Nebraska, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, Paxton, Ken Paxton


After dud Texas lawsuit, Republican Sen. Ben Sasse says that the Supreme Court 'closed the book on the nonsense.'

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) speaks as Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. Hilary Swift-Pool/Getty Images "Since Election Night, a lot of people have been confusing voters by spinning Kenyan Birther-type, 'Chavez rigged the election from the grave' conspiracy theories," Sen. Ben Sasse said. Sasse's support for the Supreme Court's decision makes him one of the few Republicans to speak out so far. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Trends, Georgia, Fbi, Gop, House, Lawsuits, Nebraska, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, Paxton, Ken Paxton


A lawyer who pushed a 'birther' conspiracy about Kamala Harris has joined Trump's election fight

John Eastman, Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence at Chapman University in Orange, California. Lyn Alweis/The Denver Post via Getty Images A lawyer who pushed a "birther" conspiracy theory about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is representing President Donald Trump in his latest election fight. John Eastman, a law professor at Chapman University, sparked national criticism for writing a controversial op-ed about Harris in August. In the column, Eastman promoted a rac...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, California, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Lawsuits, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, HARRIS, Newsweek


'It's better to buy than compete': The FTC is using Mark Zuckerberg's own words against him. Read the Facebook CEO's crucial emails here.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23, 2019 Andrew Harnik/AP The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Facebook on Wednesday, accusing the company of buying WhatsApp and Instagram to neutralize competition instead of creating their own services to compete against them. Internal emails written by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were made public in the lawsuit, and the documents reveal how the executive and others in leadership perceived the two companies as thre...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Washington, US, Trends, Lawsuits, Antitrust, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Congressional, Andrew Harnik


2 more Tesla solar customers say the projects hurt their credit scores with unauthorized loans

Tesla Two additional customers have come forward to say Tesla and Equifax reported loans they never applied for.  Both customers signed "power purchase agreements," common deals for solar installations. But years later, massive loans appeared on their credit reports, according to the lawsuits, hurting their scores and affecting their ability to refinance their mortgages.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Two more customers of Tesla's home solar-energy system have filed ...
Tags: Transportation, News, Trends, Tesla, Lawsuits, Credit, Solar Panels, Lee, Equifax, Solar City, Tech Insider, Graham Rapier, Yi Lee, Rowland Heights California, Lito Hugo


Houston Lawsuit Claims Gun Signage Requirements Violate First Amendment Rights

Image courtesy Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Evrerytownlaw, the Bloomberg financed anti-right to arms group, is involved in a convoluted lawsuit filed in Houston, Texas. Texas statutes prescribe signs be posted on businesses if the presence of a person who is armed, in the business, is presumed to be trespassing. This is not unusual. The regulation of signs to give effective notice, especially in licensed businesses, is common.  Posting of business licenses, for example, is often r...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Department Of Defense, Bloomberg, Arizona, Lawsuits, Houston, First Amendment, Open Carry, State, Barnette, Subsection, Gun Rights News, Concealed Carry, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch


Pennsylvania Dealer Group Accused of PPP Fraud, Extorting Cash from Staff

When the United States announced it would be offering payroll relief to the countless small businesses it impacted with government shutdowns intended to combat COVID-19 earlier this year, everyone breathed a sigh of relief into their mask. Unfortunately, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) became a confusing bureaucratic mess almost instantly. It wasn’t clear how companies […] The post Pennsylvania Dealer Group Accused of PPP Fraud, Extorting Cash from Staff appeared first on The Truth About C...
Tags: Government, Bailout, Pennsylvania, United States, Lawsuits, Autos, AutoNation, Automotive Industry, Loans, PPP, Small Business Administration, SBA, News Blog, Small Business Association, Dealer News, Hot Legal Action


Chick-fil-A alleges rampant price-fixing in the chicken industry, and it's suing 17 top chicken suppliers including Tyson and Perdue

Chick-fil-A. MANDEL NGAN/Getty Images Chick-fil-A is suing several major chicken suppliers, alleging widespread price-fixing. Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms, and Pilgrim's Pride were among the group of 17 defendants being accused of colluding against Chick-fil-A. A representative for Perdue denied the allegations, saying: "We believe these claims are unfounded and plan to contest the merits." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chick-fil-A is suing 17 top chicken suppliers, alle...
Tags: Law, US, Trends, Atlanta, United States, Chick-fil-a, Retail, Lawsuits, Perdue, Kfc, Price Fixing, US Department of Justice, Sanderson Farms, Tyson, Tyson Foods, Popeye


Pinterest shareholders are suing the company over allegations of discrimination against women and employees of color

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Pinterest shareholders sued the company, top executives, and board of directors on Tuesday, accusing them of harming investors by creating and perpetuating a culture of racial and sex discrimination. The lawsuit, filed Thursday by a Rhode Island pension fund, claimed Pinterest executives and board members "personally engaged in, facilitated or knowingly ignored" discrimination and retaliation against those who spoke out about the company's "white, male leaders...
Tags: Pinterest, California, Trends, Company Culture, Markets, Lawsuits, Sharp, Rhode Island, Gender Discrimination, Racial Discrimination, Ben Silbermann, Business Insider, Wilson, Company, Kilgore, Evan Sharp


Trump Attorney Calls For Execution of Former DHS Cybersecurity Official

One of President Donald Trump’s remaining election lawyers, Joe diGenova, declared on Monday that former DHS cybersecurity official Chris Krebs should be executed. Krebs was fired from the Trump administration in mid-November after releasing a statement that the 2020 election had been the most secure in American…Read more...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Dhs, Cybersecurity, Lawsuits, Capital punishment, Treason, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Executions, 60 Minutes, Trump, Howie Carr, Joe diGenova, Krebs, Neo Nazis


Automakers Continue Battling Right to Repair Laws in Massachusetts

Despite Massachusetts voters approving a ballot initiative giving customers and independent repair shops more access to the massive amount of data being tabulated by modern cars by a sizable margin, automakers haven’t given up their unpleasantly consistent opposition to the right-to-repair movement. Backed by consumer advocates, unaffiliated repair shops, the aftermarket community, and those interested […] The post Automakers Continue Battling Right to Repair Laws in Massachusetts appeared first...
Tags: Massachusetts, Lawsuits, Autos, Industry News, AAI, News Blog, Right To Repair, Hot Legal Actions, Right-to-repair Laws, Alliance for Automotive Innovation, Right-to-repair Movement


A group of Pennsylvania Republicans are suing to try to invalidate millions of mail-in ballots and stop the state from certifying the election results

President Donald Trump and Congressman Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) embrace at an election rally in Erie. Noah Riffe/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A group of Pennsylvania Republicans are seeking to toss out a GOP-backed voting reform bill that passed in October 2019. Their lawsuit seeks to invalidate millions of mail-in ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election. The lawsuit, filed in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, alleges that Act 77, which allowed for no excuse mail-in voti...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Lawsuits, Philadelphia, Biden, Donald Trump, General Assembly, Trump, Wolf, Philadelphia Inquirer, State, Commonwealth Court


Hyundai Being Sued Over Kona Electric Fires, LG Chem on Deck

Hyundai Motor Co. is being sued over a series of battery fires in its electric vehicles in Asia — specifically in relation to the otherwise-enjoyable Kona EV. Though it hardly seems fair to single out Hyundai when General Motors recently issued a recall encompassing 68,677 electric vehicles with batteries manufactured by LG Chem. Interestingly, Hyundai’s 74,000-strong […] The post Hyundai Being Sued Over Kona Electric Fires, LG Chem on Deck appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Safety, General Motors, Recalls, Korea, Gm, Lawsuits, Autos, EVs, Hyundai, Kona, Hyundai Motor Co, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Battery Electric Vehicles