Tag Archive: Lawsuit


Bethesda lawsuit says Westworld game is ‘blatant rip-off’ of Fallout Shelter

Alleges developer misused Bethesda’s intellectual property to develop new game for Warner Bros.

Bethesda Softworks has sued Warner Bros. Entertainment and Behavior Interactive over their latest mobile release, Westworld.

As reported by Polygon, Bethesda has filed a lawsuit in Maryland U.S. District Court which alleges the mobile game Westworld, based on HBO’s hit TV series of the same title, is a “blatant rip-off” of its own game, Fallout Shelter, to the extent that it was built using  [Read More…]

Google hit with lawsuit over defective microphones on 2016 Pixel

Brought to you by the lawyers behind the Pixel 2 XL display lawsuit.

Lawsuits aren’t uncommon occurrences in the technology industry. Someone spends money on a phone, something goes wrong, and they hit up their lawyers to issue a class-action suit against the company rather than contacting customer support. In the latest entry of this series, Google is being sued over microphone defects for the original Pixel and Pixel XL.

Shortly after the Pixel’s launch in 2016,  [Read More…]

LG settles bootloop lawsuit, here’s what you’ll be able to get

After being cornered into admitting that a some of its phone models contained manufacturing defects en-masse, LG found itself having to deal with a class action suit in the US. The issues meant that some owners of LG devices – including the G4, V10, V20, Nexus 5X and G5 – had to deal with smartphones […]

Spotify discovered to have filed for IPO shortly after $1.6 billion lawsuit

Big things are happening with Spotify.

Among all the music streaming services that are on the market right now, there’s no denying that Spotify is one of the biggest. Fortune estimated that the company was worth anywhere from $ 16 to $ 20 billion in September, and it looks like that number could grow substantially larger seeing as how Spotify has apparently filed for an IPO.

Axios has spoken with sources that confirm Spotify filed for the  [Read More…]

Intel and Samsung lend support to FTC’s lawsuit against Qualcomm

Qualcomm is facing litigation on several fronts.

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission leveled a lawsuit against Qualcomm for resorting to anti-competitive tactics to maintain its position in the semiconductor segment. According to the lawsuit, Qualcomm imposed “onerous and anti-competitive supply and licensing terms on cell phone manufacturers” in a bid to weaken competition. Qualcomm has since filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but Intel and Samsung — Qualcomm’s main rivals in the semiconductor category — are  [Read More…]

Google settles in Russian lawsuit, agrees to let other search engines be the default

Google was hit with an anticompetitive lawsuit in Russia over forcing its own search engine as default for Android phones sold with Google Services. The main complaint was that other search engines like Yandex were being pushed out.

Now the search giant has settled, agreeing to pay a $ 7.8 million fine as well as allowing phone manufacturers to choose any default search engine. Google has “reached a commercial agreement” with Yandex to allow the Russian search company to partner  [Read More…]

Bootloop-affected LG G4 and V10 owners are suing LG in class-action lawsuit

Bootloops suck.

Fortunately, bootloops are a relatively rare occurrence unless you tinker with your software… or you own an LG G4 or LG V10. Bootloops were a notorious problem for these phones and at the beginning of 2016, LG acknowledged the defect and offered repairs and replacements.

Problem is, owners are claiming they didn’t work either. And now they’ve called in the lawyers.

In a new class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday in a California federal court, one  [Read More…]

New lawsuit could restrict game sales for the Oculus Rift

The suit would also affect titles for the Samsung Gear VR.

The saga continues in the great copyright infringement battle between Facebook’s Oculus contingent and ZeniMax.

ZeniMax, which earlier this month won a verdict of half a billion dollars against Oculus, has now asked the federal judge to block Oculus from using the code in its products, according to Reuters. For its part, Oculus has asked the judge to set aside the verdict, citing it as “legally  [Read More…]

AT&T seeks to delay Google Fiber in Louisville, Kentucky with lawsuit

Louisville, Kentucky, which is one of the cities that is currently under consideration to get the Google Fiber 1Gbps Internet service, is now facing a lawsuit from a competitor, AT&T. The company claims that Louisville’s city government exceeded its authority in changing laws that could make it easier for Google Fiber to be deployed.

The Louisville Metro Council passed an ordinance earlier in February that cut down the process of a competitive Internet service wanting access  [Read More…]

Sprint’s old WiMax network will stay online for now due to judge’s ruling in lawsuit

Sprint won’t be allowed to shut down its old WiMax network on November 6 as it had originally planned. A judge has ruled for an injunction against that move, stating that Sprint has to keep the old network up and running until it settles a lawsuit filed by two nonprofit groups.