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Over the weekend, a California-based South Korean celebrity named Ji Chang Son filed a lawsuit against Tesla, which alleged his Model X spontaneously accelerated as he was parking it into his garage, ramming through his living room, and injuring him as well as his son, who was in the car with him.

In a email to Gizmodo, a Tesla spokesperson claimed that before Son filed the suit — which seeks class action status — he "threatened to use his celebrity status in Korea to hurt Tesla" unless the company "agreed to make a financial payment and acknowledge that the vehicle accelerated on its own."

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On Wednesday, lawyers representing the families of three toddlers killed by recalled IKEA dressers said the company has agreed to settle their wrongful death lawsuits, paying the parents a collective $US50 ($69) million. In addition, IKEA will donate $US250,000 to various children's organisations and increase funding for a campaign highlighting the dangers of tipping furniture, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Back in September 2015, Prince released his album Hit n Run Phase One exclusively through Tidal. At the time, the late musician lauded the streaming platform's commitment to "the effort that real musicians put in 2 their craft 2 achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry". That all went to pieces on Tuesday, however, after Prince's record label filed a federal lawsuit against Roc Nation, Tidal's parent company.

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A new lawsuit from a former Yahoo employee claims that Zamboni-loving CEO Marissa Mayer tried to purge the company of men. The lawsuit, filed by Scott Ard in San Jose federal court, accuses Mayer of fostering "the use of (an employee performance-rating system) to accommodate management's subjective biases and personal opinions, to the detriment of Yahoo's male employees".