Will the court ruling against Monsanto open floodgates to more lawsuits? RT’s Boom Bust takes a look

Published time: 14 Aug, 2018 14:47 A California jury has ordered Monsanto to pay $ 289 million to a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer. RT’s Boom Bust discusses possible future lawsuits against the GMO giant. In other news, Russia has sold off nearly all of its holdings of […]

Compulsive gambling, sex from popular drug? Answer to 100s of lawsuits looms

Enlarge / Bottles of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Abilify brand medication sits on a pharmacy shelf in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) Makers of the blockbuster drug Abilify have until September 1 to come up with a way to settle more than 800 lawsuits that claim the anti-psychotic and […]

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica woes continue with UK lawsuits

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica troubles are far from over and a new class action lawsuit over the scandal might be on the way. Wired reports today that a group of UK residents has sent the company a letter before claim, in which they highlight the many instances where the social media giant failed to protect its […]

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 […]

Fox News settles a slew of discrimination lawsuits for around $10 million

Fox News Fox News reportedly reached a $ 10 million settlement for several discrimination lawsuits filed by 18 current and former employees. The ranged from claims of racial, gender, and pregnancy discrimination. The settlement would force the plaintiffs to drop their claims and find employment elsewhere, never to return to Fox News’s parent company, 21st […]

Cambridge Analytica breach results in lawsuits filed by angry Facebook users

Enlarge (credit: Sergei Konkov / TASS / Getty Images) In the wake of the ongoing Cambridge Analytica debacle, Facebook has now been sued in federal court in San Francisco and San Jose. These new cases claim violations of federal securities laws, unfair competition, and negligence, among other allegations. The pair of cases stem from recent […]

32 lawsuits filed against Intel over Spectre and Meltdown flaws

Enlarge / This may become the new default imagery for Spectre and Meltdown around Intel. (credit: Brian Turner / Flickr) In its annual SEC filing, Intel has revealed that it’s facing 32 lawsuits over the Spectre and Meltdown attacks on its processors. While the Spectre problem is a near-universal issue faced by modern processors, the […]

Intel faces class action lawsuits regarding Meltdown and Spectre

Enlarge / An Intel CPU. (credit: Mark Walton) Three class action complaints have been filed against Intel over the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws that were discovered by researchers earlier this year and widely publicized earlier this week. The three lawsuits—filed in California, Indiana, and Oregon (PDF)—cite not just the security vulnerabilities and their […]

Intel faces multiple lawsuits over chip security vulnerabilities

Intel is already facing multiple lawsuits over the chip security flaws revealed earlier this week. Gizmodo reports that three have been filed so far — in California, Oregon and Indiana. All three are class action complaints and note Intel’s delay in disclosing the vulnerabilities — it new about them for months — as well as […]

Lawsuits, lies, and Colombian prisons: The downfall of two wildly successful tech entrepreneurs

Getty Images Prominent tech entrepreneurs Omar Amanat and Kaleil Isaza Tuzman were found guilty on numerous accounts of fraudulent charges in their dealings with former video management company KIT digital.  Both Amanat and Tuzman have led successful but controversial entrepreneurial careers — and their guilty verdict marks a striking fall from prominence.    For the past […]