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

Ford And GM Sued Because You Can Use A Car To Pirate Music

Sure, devices like iPods and laptops are handy for ripping music from CDs, but wouldn't they be better if they weighed 2500lbs and had gas-burning motors making hundreds of horsepower? Sure they would. But the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies doesn't want that to happen. » 7/30/14 4:14pm 7/30/14 4:14pm

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

Google Has To Teach America How to Use Passwords as Part of Its…

Remember a few years ago when Google got itself in that whole little Street-View-cars-collecting-personal-Wi-Fi-network-data debacle? Well, it looks like the case is finally being settled, and it's not just the people who had their privacy stripped before their very eyes that are benefitting—everyone gets a piece of… » 3/13/13 1:24pm 3/13/13 1:24pm

Judge Cuts $450 Million Off the $1 Billion Samsung Owes Apple

Judge Lucy Koh has given Samsung a huge discount on the damages it owes Apple. Originally billed to pay Apple over $1 billion, Judge Koh has cut $450,514,650 from Samsung's tab. The new total that Samsung owes is $598,908,892. Still an unfathomable amount of money but an unfathomable amount of money less now. » 3/01/13 8:28pm 3/01/13 8:28pm

The Pirate Bay Is Suing an Anti-Piracy Group for Copyright Infringement

You read that right. The Pirate Bay is the one doing the suing over copyright infringement this time. Even more hilariously, The Pirate Bay says it will sue CIAPC, an anti-piracy group, for copyright infringement. The Pirate Bay is completely serious! It has already asked the policy to investigate its claim that CIAPC… » 2/18/13 9:00pm 2/18/13 9:00pm