Earlier this year, hundreds of companies began to publicly flee participation in the alt-right website Breitbart's marketing network. One of those companies was Uber. But in a new lawsuit, Uber claims that its contracted advertising agency fraudulently continued to place ads on Breitbart, and the case seems poised to rock the seedy world of digital ads.
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It seems the debate over the ownership of a monkey selfie has finally ended — a moment we never thought would come.
Operators of the Dakota Access Pipeline filed a lawsuit against the environmental activist group Greenpeace on Tuesday that accuses the group of violating US federal racketeering laws. The suit outlines sweeping claims of collusion between Greenpeace and numerous other organisations and individuals. It paints a picture that wouldn't be out of place in an Alex Jones fever dream.
Hot on the heels of reports that Uber-founder Travis Kalanick has been trying to sabotage the search for his replacement as CEO of the company, board member Benchmark Capital is suing him and Uber for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty. According to the suit, the investment firm wants Kalanick removed from his position on the board altogether, effectively ending his tenure at the company.
The Walking Dead's original showrunner Frank Darabont continues to paint a bizarre (and vulgar) picture about the first two seasons of the show, as his $US280 million ($362.2 million) legal fight against AMC has unveiled thousands of documents and emails from his time on set. In short, he was pissed.
By many accounts, LeEco was set to be the next major player in the US tech market. But its bank accounts indicate that this won't be the case. Everything is going south for the Chinese startup and in the latest blow, Vizio is suing the company for $US60 ($78) million. Vizio claims that LeEco executives misrepresented its finances in a failed acquisition deal.
Apple really doesn't like its customers having the right to repair their own devices, and while Apple fights it out in the US, it's being accused of sneakily trying to get around Australian law. The Guardian has obtained court documents that detail a sting operation by Australia's consumer watchdog that showed Apple wilfully misled customers about their rights.
Uber drivers landed a major payday in New York last week when the ride-hailing service agreed to reimburse drivers after miscalculating its commission on rides for years. But a group of drivers claim they are owed even more money than what Uber conceded, and it could end up costing the company millions more.
The founders of Silicon Valley startup UploadVR landed on Forbes' coveted 30 under 30 list this year. And now, they have reached another tech world milestone — being sued for rampant sexual harassment. The details of the lawsuit describe a company that seems to have looked at other startup's workplace environments and decided they just weren't hostile enough.
Travis Kalanick's "brother from another mother", Anthony Levandowski, has officially stepped down from leading Uber's self-driving car division. Levandowski is a key player in a lawsuit filed by his former employer, Google, that claims he stole tech that Uber is incorporating into its cars. This isn't a minor legal proceeding. It could prove to be fatal for the ride-sharing startup.
For what seems like the millionth time, Yahoo's miserable descent into nothingness has somehow gotten worse. Today, a group of previously imprisoned Chinese dissidents filed a lawsuit against the company for misappropriating more than $US17 million ($23 million) put in a trust fund meant to aid Chinese political prisoners.
The Conjuring series has been haunted by lawsuits for years, and the stakes are only getting higher. Author Gerald Brittle is now seeking $US900 million ($1.2 billion) in damages over claims producers lifted from his work about two real life paranormal investigators. His ace in the hole? Recognising the pair probably made it up.
Last month Google filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging that the ridesharing company colluded with a former Google engineer to steal trade secrets and proprietary designs from the Waymo self-driving car unit. Yesterday, Uber's lawyers filed a motion to move the case into the dark hole of arbitration.
On Tuesday March 14, a group of former and inactive Mormons — who have leaked dozens of internal documents exposing the inner workings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — sent a legal letter to the LDS Church warning that MormonLeaks has no intention of ending their crusade for transparency.
Smart sex toys have a single core idea: Take one of the most personal and private parts of a someone's life and hook it up to a network designed for blasting information out for all the world to see. Back in August, it came to light that one wired-up Canadian dildo maker had violated its user's privacy, and now it has to pay up, big time.
Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented reality company with no actual product, continues to self-destruct. A new lawsuit filed today in Southern Florida District Court accuses the company of creating a hostile workplace for women and of using misleading marketing materials to depict the product's capabilities.