The Bizarre and Controversial World of Late-Night Lawyer Ads

When it's three o'clock in the morning and everything is going wrong in your life, there's a certain kind of ad you might see on basic cable. Lawyers–usually guys–promise to battle the heartless, tight-wad insurance companies on your behalf. There's disaster footage and stiff readings off of cue cards. The ads look… » 4/02/14 3:00pm 4/02/14 3:00pm

Apple Has Been Denied a Permanent Sales Ban on the Samsung Phones and…

Though Apple won a fresh billion dollars in the US patent infringement case that saw Samsung basically lose everything, Apple won't be able to kill Samsung products dead. Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge that presided over Apple v. Samsung, has denied Apple a permanent injunction against Samsung. Samsung can still… » 12/17/12 11:12pm 12/17/12 11:12pm

LucasFilm Retracts Cease and Desist Against Lightsaber-Like Lasers For …

A while back, LucasFilm sent a Cease and Desist letter to the makers of the crazy-powerful Spyder III Arctic laser because they felt that it resembled lightsabers too much. They have retracted that letter in an amusing way. » 8/04/10 7:02pm 8/04/10 7:02pm

Lucasfilm Thinks the Spyder III Arctic Laser Is a Little Too Much Like …

We now know that the crazy-powerful Spyder III Arctic laser actually emits a visible, fearsome blue beam, just like a real lightsaber. George Lucas' lawyers saw this thing and fired off a cease and desist faster than Han shot Greedo. » 6/30/10 10:00pm 6/30/10 10:00pm

Employees Not Getting Paid for Boot-Up Times, Sue Their Employers

For office drones at big companies such as AT&T, United Health Group and Cigna, booting up their computers at the start of the day and waiting for them to shut down takes some decent time. Like 20 minutes at the start and end of the day. And they sure don't like the fact that their weasely employers have decided to not… » 11/19/08 5:20pm 11/19/08 5:20pm