Litigation

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Epic ruling invites future efforts to paint Apple as monopolist

A US judge stopped short of labelling Apple Inc an “illegal monopolist” on Friday, but the closely-watched ruling provides a roadmap for similar claims against the iPho...

Platform News: Online marketplace Amazon Delivery

Amazon loses bid to stop New York from probing COVID-19 standards

A federal judge has dismissed Amazon.com Inc’s lawsuit to block New York’s attorney general from investigating the online retailer’s ability to protect warehouse ...

Platform News: Zoom communications logo

Zoom reaches $85 million settlement over user privacy, ‘Zoombombing’

Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million and bolster its security practices to settle a lawsuit claiming it violated users’ privacy rights by sharing personal data with Facebook, G...

Platform News: Google

Dozens of US states sue Google alleging antitrust violations

Dozens of US state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit in federal court against Alphabet Inc’s Google, according to an entry in the court docket.

Platform Industry: President Donald J Trump comments

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter and Google, claiming censorship

Former US President Donald J Trump filed lawsuits against Twitter Inc, Facebook, and Google, as well as their chief executives, alleging they unlawfully silence conservative viewpo...

Platform News: Google

Google must face shareholder lawsuit claiming it hid security risks

A US appeals court has revived a lawsuit in which shareholders of Google parent Alphabet accused the company of fraudulently concealing security vulnerabilities, including in its G...

Platform News: Google search engine

Ohio sues to have Google declared a public utility

The US state of Ohio has asked a court to declare Google a public utility, a step the state’s Republican attorney general said would forbid the search and advertising giant f...

Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

Amazon.com faces five new racial, gender bias lawsuits

Amazon.com was hit with five new lawsuits by women who worked in corporate or warehouse management roles, and accused the online retailer of gender bias, racial bias or both.

Platform News: Google

Blocking Google class action would deny justice, UK court told

Blocking a proposed UK class action against Google, that alleges it secretly tracked millions of iPhone users a decade ago, risks allowing big business to behave with impunity, a l...

Platform News: Baidu search engine in China

Baidu defeats US shareholder lawsuit over China internet law compliance

A US judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Baidu Inc of defrauding shareholders about its ability to comply with Chinese regulations governing internet content.

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

Pakistan court lifts ban on social media app TikTok

A high court in Pakistan said the country’s telecommunications authority can lift a block on social media app TikTok, after government officials said the company was working ...

Platform News: Facebook

US Supreme Court rebuffs Facebook appeal in user tracking lawsuit

The US Supreme Court has turned away Facebook’s bid to pare back a $15 billion class action lawsuit accusing the company of illegally tracking the activities of internet user...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

US DOJ accuses Google of dragging its feet in antitrust trial

The Department of Justice in the US has accused Google of dragging its feet in providing documents in preparation for a trial on allegations that it broke antitrust law while the s...

Platform News: Xiaomi

Blacklisted Chinese businesses eye lawsuits after Xiaomi win

Chinese businesses targeted by an investment ban imposed by former President Trump are considering suing the US government after a federal judge suspended a similar blacklisting fo...

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