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Facebook IPO debacle triggers class-action suit

Facebook IPO debacle triggers class-action suit

A legal firm has filed a class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of the people who purchased common stock of Facebook during its IPO on May 18th. The IPO issues have already resulted in lawsuits being filed against Facebook and other banks have already been sued over the marketing of the IPO. A legal firm called Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP has announced that they have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the people who purchased stock in Facebook.

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SAP VP arrested over Lego scam at Target

SAP VP arrested over Lego scam at Target

I think most of us can never understand what would lead someone to steal items from a store. It's even harder to understand why someone would commit theft when they're a highly placed executive in a major software firm making plenty of money to simply purchase what they want. A software engineer, who is a vice president at the enterprise software firm SAP, was arrested recently in a Lego barcode scam.

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Users being notified of iPod class-action lawsuit via e-mail

Users being notified of iPod class-action lawsuit via e-mail

If you're one of the hoards of Apple customers who bought an iPod between September 12, 2006 and March 31, 2009 you should be expecting an e-mail about a class-action lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit was originally filed back in 2004 it was granted class-action status last year. The class-action suit covers millions of customers who bought a number of iPod models.

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Proview trademark claims tossed out of US courts

Proview trademark claims tossed out of US courts

Apple and Proview have been battling in Chinese courts for a long time over trademark claims for the iPad name in China. In the US, Proview claimed that Apple deceived it into the selling rights of the iPad name by saying the trademark was an abbreviation for the company name. Proview sold the rights to Apple for the iPad name for $55,000 back in 2009.

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Judge rules Occupy protesters tweets can be used by prosecutors

Judge rules Occupy protesters tweets can be used by prosecutors

Apparently, there are so many cases that have to do with the Occupy movement that New York has its own special court set up just to hear the legal cases. One man named Malcolm Harris was arrested last fall while participating in a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge. Apparently, prosecutors in the case issued a subpoena for Harrison's username and information on tweets for three months against Twitter.

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Hurt Locker returns to pain over 2500 pirates

Hurt Locker returns to pain over 2500 pirates

If you are one of the folks that happened to have pirated the movie from Voltage Pictures called Hurt Locker and thought you were in the clear, you may have been wrong. The makers of the Hurt Locker film have returned and are targeting 2514 alleged pirates that downloaded the film via BitTorrent. The goal of the movie makers is to recuperate some of the millions of dollars they claim to have lost from pirating.

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Apple loses iCloud appeal in Germany over push e-mail

Apple loses iCloud appeal in Germany over push e-mail

We have some bad news for Apple iCloud users in Germany who have been missing push e-mail support. Apple appealed an earlier ruling by German courts that placed an injunction against its push e-mail service on iCloud after Motorola won the injunction after a patent lawsuit. Apple's push e-mail service within German borders has been suspended since late February.

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Apple could be sued by the DOJ over ebook price-fixing

Apple could be sued by the DOJ over ebook price-fixing

I'm sure I'm not the only person that was more than a little irritated when Apple started offering e-books and came in disrupting the cheaper price model where the seller had more control over pricing. Originally, the price of a new title was roughly $10, but Apple allowed the publishers set the prices pushing some titles up to $15 or more. The Department of Justice is now investigating Apple for price-fixing.

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