Strictly Come Dancing 2018: ‘Who needs him?’ Zoe Ball takes shock SWIPE at judge

Strictly Come Dancing will be a little different this evening as Alfonso Ribeiro steps in for Bruno Tonioli.  The stalwart judge is stepping aside to fulfil other work requirements and as such, the Fresh Prince star will take his seat. And on last night’s It Takes Two, host Zoe Ball set to discussing the newcomer.  […]

Judge rejects Lime request to block e-scooter rivals in San Francisco

Lime just lost a last-minute bid to delay the launch of San Francisco’s electric scooter pilot program. A judge has denied the company’s request for a temporary restraining order that would have blocked Skip and Scoot from launching their services in the city on October 15th. The company had wanted the San Francisco Municipal Transportation […]

Limo firm to judge: Tell us whether Uber drivers are employees

Enlarge / Headquarters of ride-sharing technology company Uber in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco on October 13, 2017. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Lawyers representing a Southern California limousine company that sued Uber last month over state unfair competition allegations have now filed a motion for partial summary judgement. If the filing […]

Feds to judge: We still think we can put GPS trackers on cars entering US

Enlarge / Aerial view of vehicles lining up to cross to the United States at San Ysidro Port of Entry as seen from Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on August 10, 2018. (credit: GUILLERMO ARIAS / AFP / Getty Images) A top Homeland Security Investigations official has told a federal court that it remains the […]

FBI: We can’t listen to Facebook Messenger voice calls. Judge: Tough luck

Enlarge (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) A federal judge in Fresno, California recently denied prosecutors’ request to force Facebook to wiretap voice calls by suspected gang members conducted over Messenger. According to a Friday report by Reuters, despite already having substantive traditional wiretaps and intercepting Messenger texts between alleged MS-13 gangsters, the government wanted […]

ITC judge denies Qualcomm’s request, won’t stop iPhone imports

While the patent lawsuit battle between Qualcomm and Apple is far from over — remember how long it took for things to get settled with Samsung? — we do have an update. On Friday, U.S. International Trade Commission judge Thomas Pender found (PDF) that the iPhones violate one of Qualcomm’s patents, but still refused to […]

A federal judge just ruled that an unprecedented Democratic legal challenge against Trump and his business can go forward

Mark Wilson/Getty Images A federal judge ruled that congressional Democrats have standing to sue President Donald Trump over alleged violations of the emoluments clause. Trump’s legal team has insisted that he is not in violation of the constitutional clause. The clause bars elected officials from accepting gifts, payments, or benefits from foreign governments without the […]

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Wife Give Fox News Interview Amid New Allegations

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will appear on Fox News amid a new wave of allegations made against the Supreme Court nominee. Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley gave an exclusive joint interview to Fox News Channel anchor Martha MacCallum, to air Monday evening on The Story with Martha MacCallum. During the sit-down (which was pre-taped on Monday), […]

Judge orders Cody Wilson’s arrest, but he skipped his return flight from Taiwan

Enlarge / Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed company, holds a 3D printed gun, called the “Liberator”, in his factory in Austin, Texas, on August 1, 2018. (credit: KELLY WEST/AFP/Getty Images) AUSTIN, Texas—On Wednesday morning, a county judge signed the arrest warrant for 3D-printed gun rights activist Cody Wilson, who is accused of sexually assaulting […]

Monsanto asks judge to overturn $289m cancer verdict, claims dying man presented lack of evidence

Agrochemical giant Monsanto has appealed to a California judge to throw out a $ 289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who claimed that the Bayer-owned company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer. The company filed motions in San Francisco’s Superior Court of California to claim that the jury’s decision was insufficiently supported […]