Litigation

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...

Platform Economy: Parler App

Parler sues Amazon again, alleging effort to ‘destroy’ app

Parler, a wildly social media app, filed a new lawsuit accusing Amazon.com of trying to destroy its business following the January 6th storming of the US Capitol building by suppor...

Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

Amazon takes battle with Future Group to India’s top court

Amazon took its legal challenge against partner Future Group’s $3.4 billion retail assets sale to India’s Supreme Court, as the US online marketplace tries to stop a ma...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook faces another UK class action after data harvesting scandal

Facebook is facing a second London High Court class action over allegations it failed to protect the personal details of about one million people in England and Wales, in the lates...

Platform Industry: China's Tencent

Douyin sues Tencent for monopolistic behaviour

ByteDance’s wildly popular short-video app Douyin has filed a complaint with a court in Beijing to sue Tencent for monopolistic behaviour and asked compensation, ByteDance ha...

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Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell join legal battle against hacking company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google on Monday joined Facebook’s legal struggle against hacking company NSO, submitting an amicus brief in federal court which warned th...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Google, Facebook agreed to team up against possible antitrust action, draft lawsuit says

Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s Google agreed to “cooperate and assist one another” in case of an investigation into their pact to work together in online advertising...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google hit with third lawsuit as US states sue over search dominance

Google faced its third major lawsuit in two weeks as some 38 US states and territories accused the $1 trillion search titan of abusing its market power to attempt to make its searc...

Platform News: Google

Genius Media, The Nation sue Google in advertising antitrust lawsuit

Online publishers such as Genius Media Group and news site The Nation alleged in a lawsuit seeking class-action status on Wednesday that Google has unlawfully stifled advertising c...