The "Blurred Lines" Verdict Is Bad News, Even If You Hate Robin Thicke

Thanks to the decision of a Los Angeles jury yesterday afternoon, pop-music fans have a fun, frightening new game to play: Who's Next? No, not named after the Who album—though maybe its infamous pissing-on-the-wall cover shot might now inspire a lawsuit from Andrew Loog Oldham, who as the Rolling Stones' manager… » 3/11/15 2:46pm 3/11/15 2:46pm

The NYPD Was Sued an Average of 10 Times a Day Last Year 

Around ten lawsuits were filed against the NYPD every day, according to a new analysis by I Quant NY of a city report that also says most suits were "primarily of allegations of police misconduct, civil rights violations, and injury and/or damage from accidents involving police vehicles." » 12/12/14 5:12pm 12/12/14 5:12pm

Apple Must Face a Lawsuit Over Disappearing iMessages After All

When Adrienne Moore switched from an iPhone 4 to a Samsung Galaxy S5, her messages from Apple users started going missing. This isn't unusual; iMessage purgatory became such an issue that Apple recently released a quiet fix. But Apple wasn't quick enough: A judge decided this week that Apple must face Moore's lawsuit. » 11/11/14 5:05pm 11/11/14 5:05pm

Twitter Is Suing For the Right to Show How Many Fed Requests It Gets

In the past, companies like Facebook and Microsoft have released so-called transparency reports about the government surveillance requests they've received—but per government restrictions, the numbers have been relatively vague. Today, Twitter just filed a lawsuit to lift the restrictions on what they're allowed to… » 10/07/14 3:26pm 10/07/14 3:26pm

U.S. Soldiers In Iraq Were Fed Ice From Unsanitized Morgue Containers

U.S. soldiers have been on the receiving end of some pretty gruesome news over the past few days. As part of a Justice Department suit against military contractor Kellogg, Brown and Root, it's been revealed that soldiers serving in Iraq in 2003 and 2004 consumed ice from unsanitized containers that also served as… » 1/31/14 4:20pm 1/31/14 4:20pm

Federal Judge Says NSA Phone Spying Is Probably Unconstitutional

A federal judge just ruled the NSA's widespread collection of phone records is most likely unconstitutional and gave the go ahead for plaintiffs to file a lawsuit. And pending appeal, the judge said that the data collection should be halted. Of course, until that appeal goes through, the NSA will continue spying. » 12/16/13 1:34pm 12/16/13 1:34pm

Former NASA Engineer Turned Super Soaker Inventor Just Got Very Rich

Lonnie Johnson's having a good week. The former NASA engineer just won $73 million in a royalties dispute with the toymaker Hasbro for inventing the Super Soaker, the coolest toy you ever had growing up. The lawsuit also covered royalties for Nerf which Johnson also masterminded because he is awesome. » 11/07/13 11:01am 11/07/13 11:01am