Tag Archives: Lawsuits

Federal court shields overzealous TSA agents from abuse lawsuits

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers are immune from abuse lawsuits because they are not investigators or law enforcement officers, a federal court of appeals has ruled, dismissing a Florida woman’s lawsuit. The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) shields most US government employees from intentional tort claims, with the exception of law enforcement or investigators. However, TSA personnel do not fall ...

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George Soros finds new way to make money from personal injury lawsuits

Billionaire investor George Soros is now investing in America’s controversial personal-injury lawsuits market, Bloomberg reports. Soros Fund Management has begun offering investment portfolios out of lawsuits. The billionaire’s hedge fund is bankrolling a company called Mighty Group, which gives cash advances to plaintiffs in return for future settlements. Read more Mighty Group gives $ 2,000 on average for legal claims ...

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Stolen sperm & cheese injustice: The most bizarre lawsuits in US history

The United States is known for being the most litigious country on Earth, and home to 80 percent of the world’s lawyers. Some of the most bizarre and frivolous lawsuits in the world have taken place in the US. Today, there are over 1.3 million lawyers across the nation who generate millions of lawsuits every year. With that many lawyers ...

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Japanese victims of forced sterilization file more lawsuits over inhumane eugenics law

Three Japanese pensioners have filed separate lawsuits against the government over irreversible damage caused by forced sterilization conducted under Japan’s eugenics law, which was in place for almost 50 years. Faced with life-long hardship, three Japanese citizens in their 70s filed lawsuits on Thursday, seeking total compensation of 80 million yen ($ 720,000) for being forcefully sterilized under a 1948 ...

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Data experts on Facebook’s GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits

Make no mistake: Fresh battle lines are being drawn in the clash between data-mining tech giants and Internet users over people’s right to control their personal information and protect their privacy. An update to European Union data protection rules next month — called the General Data Protection Regulation — is the catalyst for this next chapter in the global story of ...

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Facebook hit with shareholder lawsuits over data misuse crisis

The lawsuits are piling up against Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse and political ad targeting scandal. According to SF Gate the company has been hit with four suits in federal courts so far this week following fresh revelations about how Facebook’s app permissions were abused to surreptitiously suck out vast amounts of user data. One lawsuit ...

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Apple faces avalanche of lawsuits over deliberate obsolescence of iPhones

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 15:28 It seems 2018 will become the year of legal battles for Apple as more customers are filing suits against the corporation after it admitted to slowing down older iPhones to make them obsolete faster. A group of activists from France is the latest to sue Apple over the issue, The Locals reports. The case ...

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CAS registers lawsuits from 22 Russian athletes against lifetime Olympic bans

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 13:00 The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered 22 cases from Russian athletes against their lifetime Olympic bans and the annulment of their records at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Read more The cases were received just one day after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) disqualified Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games ...

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With Apple lawsuits still looming, Qualcomm beats revenue expectations

Against a backdrop of a year-long legal battle with Apple, Qualcomm has beat analysts’ revenue and earnings estimates in its fourth fiscal quarter. Qualcomm booked $ 5.96 billion in sales, or 92 cents per share, versus expectations of $ 5.8 billion and 81 cents per-share as the overall economics of the chip business continue to improve. The numbers were good ...

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Trump voter fraud panel returns with conspiracy theory, lawsuits

President Trump’s voter fraud commission gets back to work on Tuesday with little to show for it besides a flimsy conspiracy theory and a series of lawsuits. The much-mocked panel will be meeting in New Hampshire after deeming the tiny state a supposed center for voter fraud. Its evidence for that claim is thin, and Tuesday is unlikely to yield ...

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