This week was a landmark one for owners of the nearly 500,000 Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel cars affected by the Dieselgate emissions fiasco, as U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer granted preliminary approval of VW’s settlement with regulators over the emissions-cheating vehicles. With that complete, VW has now rolled…
Apple has announced that it's to settle a class action lawsuit about in-app purchases—that could have involved more than 23 million App Store users!—by bunging the affected parties free iTune credit.
Earlier this month it was announced that Apple and HTC reached a patent settlement which would see the Taiwanese phone manufacturer enter into a 10-year licensing agreement. Now, HTC has firmly rumored figures which suggested they'd pony up $8 to Cook and co for every Android handset it sold.
Remember that deal you purchased on Groupon—$30 for a $50 laser hair removal? It expired, and your unibrow has grown out of control. But you're in luck. Groupon has agreed to pay an $8.5 million settlement in a class action lawsuit claiming that expiration dates are illegal. Better yet, the court also ruled that you…
The U.S. FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has ruled that there is no proof that iPhone apps will cure acne.
The Winklevii received a $65 million settlement in 2008 but they were never satisfied with it—until now. After years of futile appeals, they've finally decided to back down stopping just short of the Supreme Court.
Easter Island is the most remote place humans have ever colonized, and the fact we got there at all is a miracle. Now it looks like this island was colonized not once, not twice, but three entirely separate times.
Without admitting any wrongdoing, AT&T Mobility has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging that their flat-rate early termination fee was unlawful. If the settlement is approved, AT&T will pay out a total of $16 million in cash and $2 million in "non-cash benefits" to NJ residents whose AT&T wireless…
To punish Dish for not complying with an order to basically stop being a DVR service, U.S. District Judge ordered them to pay about $200 million to TiVo, whose patents were infringed.
If you were an AT&T customer duped into buying recurring ringtones or horoscopes from third parties on bills between January 1, 2004, and May 30, 2008, you may be entitled to some cash back through a recent settlement by AT&T.
Remember that Sony Rootkit DRM Scandal a little while back? The one that boned your computer with a rootkit when you put in a CD with Sony's DRM on it? Well, Sony's just agreed to pay out $150 to customers to "repair damage done" when they tried to remove the rootkit.
If you were looking forward to buying one of those Sharper Image Breathalyzers you saw on the AirMall catalogue on your way back from seeing your "other" family in Vegas, think again. The San Diego Consumer Protection Unit found that the claims of being accurate to 0.001 percent were bogus, and Sharper Image reached a…