‘Mysterious’ company sued to expose billionaire’s Twitter critic. It didn’t go well.

'Mysterious' company sued to expose billionaire's Twitter critic.  It didn't go well.

Law Related documents (Reuters) – A company with “mysterious” origins and a “vague” business model tried to use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to force Twitter to disclose the identity of an anonymous user who criticized private-equity billionaire Brian Sheth. That strategy backfired in quite spectacular fashion on Tuesday: A San Francisco federal judge concluded … Read more

US Supreme Court rejects Bayer bid to nix Roundup weedkiller suits

US Supreme Court rejects Bayer bid to nix Roundup weedkiller suits

WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Bayer AG’s (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss legal claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages. The justices turned away a Bayer appeal and left in place a lower … Read more

Tesla attacks California agency for filing race bias lawsuit

Tesla attacks California agency for filing race bias lawsuit

June 7 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Tuesday accused a California civil rights agency of rushing to sue businesses without conducting proper investigations, an attempt to go on the offensive as the electric car maker faces claims of widespread race bias at an assembly plant. Tesla in a 10-page complaint told California’s Office of … Read more

No verdict in Depp, Heard defamation cases as jury ends day’s deliberations

No verdict in Depp, Heard defamation cases as jury ends day's deliberations

May 31 (Reuters) – Jurors considering the opposing lawsuits from actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard deliberated for hours on Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the multimillion-dollar defamation fight that aired unsettling details about their troubled marriage. The seven-person jury is expected to resume their discussions on Wednesday morning in Fairfax County Circuit Court … Read more

Apple can’t dodge rival app store Cydia’s antitrust lawsuit

Apple can't dodge rival app store Cydia's antitrust lawsuit

The Apple Inc. logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, US, October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Summary Law Related documents California federal judge says claims not time-barred, can move forward Apple’s Gibson Dunn team directed … Read more

In a faceoff with Elon Musk, the SEC blinked

In a faceoff with Elon Musk, the SEC blinked

Judge’s remarks in 2019 knocked SEC’s confidence court would back them Core issue – what is “material” information – was left to Musk and Tesla to decide As some tweets went unvetted, SEC opted to urge Musk to comply, rather than go to court SEC was also uneasy about risk of starting litigation given Musk’s … Read more

Johnny Depp’s attorneys challenge Amber Heard on abuse claims

Johnny Depp's attorneys challenge Amber Heard on abuse claims

May 16 (Reuters) – Attorneys for actor Johnny Depp began their questioning of Amber Heard in the couple’s defamation trial on Monday and challenged the “Aquaman” star’s claims that she suffered physical abuse before and during their brief marriage. Depp’s attorneys introduced photographs of Heard making public appearances on red carpets and “The James Corden … Read more

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chief Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo era trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct toward … Read more