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Silicon Valley Company Paid Employees Less than 2 Dollars an Hour

Silicon Valley Company Paid Employees Less than 2 Dollars an Hour Summary: Electronics for Imaging was fined by the U.S. Department of Labor and forced to pay back pay to employees it had paid just $1.21 per hour for 120-hour work weeks. Electronics for Imaging, a Silicon Valley company that specializes in digitizing…>read more

No Comment October 24, 2014

Facebook Sues DLA Piper for Fraud

Facebook Sues DLA Piper for Fraud Summary: Facebook has sued several law firms and attorneys, claiming that they filed a fraudulent lawsuit against it. According to the State Journal, Facebook has filed a lawsuit against several firms that represented a client who claimed he owned half…>read more

No Comment October 21, 2014

Apple Products Hits Finland’s Economy Hard

Apple Products Hits Finland’s Economy Hard Summary: Two of Finland’s biggest industries, the paper industry and Nokia, have suffered tremendously with the introduction of the iPhone and the iPad. The paper industry and cell phone company Nokia used to be Finland’s biggest industries. However, Apple has…>read more

No Comment October 15, 2014

Former NSA Head Says You Can Avoid Government Spying by Using This One Simple Trick

Former NSA Head Says You Can Avoid Government Spying by Using This One Simple Trick Summary: Keith Alexander offered some less than helpful advice recently to advise citizens how they could avoid having their data observed and stored by government surveillance agencies. Techdirt.com reports that Keith Alexander, the former head of the National Security Agency…>read more

No Comment October 10, 2014

AT&T to Pay Over 100 Million for Unauthorized Charges

AT&T to Pay Over 100 Million for Unauthorized Charges Summary: AT&T will pay $105 million as settlement for claims that it added unauthorized charges to customers’ bills and refused to issue refunds. The Huffington Post reports that AT&T has agreed to pay $105 million as part of a settlement in…>read more

No Comment October 9, 2014

Twitter Sues United States over Surveillance Disclosures

Twitter Sues United States over Surveillance Disclosures Summary: Twitter has filed a lawsuit in federal court, seeking a ruling that will allow it to present the true scope of government surveillance to its users. Twitter Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the United States, seeking the right…>read more

No Comment October 8, 2014

Attorney Fighting for “Legal Personhood” for Chimpanzees

Attorney Fighting for “Legal Personhood” for Chimpanzees   Summary: In a very interesting case, a lawyer from Boston is fighting for ‘legal personhood’ for chimpanzees in the state of New York.  In what looks to be the very first case of its kind, an appeals court in New…>read more

1 Comment October 8, 2014

Samsung Requests Arbitration in Microsoft Lawsuit

Samsung Requests Arbitration in Microsoft Lawsuit Summary: In an ongoing case against Microsoft, Samsung has filed for arbitration to be conducted in Hong Kong. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has initiated arbitration proceedings in its suit against Microsoft over smartphone patent royalties. The lawsuit, which Microsoft filed in…>read more

No Comment October 7, 2014

Grooveshark May Be Closing Its Doors

Grooveshark May Be Closing Its Doors Summary: A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that Grooveshark’s music streaming service infringes on copyrights. The next step is to determine the amount of damages Grooveshark owes to those whose copyrights have been infringed upon, which could shut Grooveshark down…>read more

No Comment September 30, 2014

FBI Concerned about New Android, iOS Privacy Settings

FBI Concerned about New Android, iOS Privacy Settings Summary: Both Google and Android have announced that their new operating systems will have privacy settings that will lock law enforcement out from various devices. The FBI will investigate to determine how the settings will affect the access of data.…>read more

No Comment September 26, 2014

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Job of the Day
Associate Attorney with 3-5 years of land use or litigation experience
USA-NY-Melville

BROWN & ALTMAN LLP, a Melville, New York based law firm with growing commercial real estate / zoning / litigation practice seeks an individual with 3-5 years of land use or litigation experience. ...