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Rockstar Games' parent company sues BBC over upcoming GTA drama

The BBC has been hit with a lawsuit by Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Grand Theft Auto creators Rockstar Games, over allegations of potential trademark misuse in the broadcasting company's upcoming drama about the GTA franchise.

The Pirate Bay's new logo warns the authorities to stay clear

Notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay has a new logo which seems to directly poke fun at the Swedish authorities who cancelled its main domain name yesterday. It has now relaunched on a series of new domains after its iconic ".se" was forced offline.

Students sue college after being forced to undergo vaginal exams

Talk about hands-on education. Two college students allege that they were forced to undergo transvaginal probes as a part of their medical education. Apparently, this was done in order to show students how the medical procedure worked.

Duke University settles research lawsuit

Subjects in controversial cancer trials have “resolved and settled all claims against” Duke University and oncologist Anil Potti, who previously admitted to fraud, according to legal experts.

Op-Ed: It's not just Blurred Lines — Plagiarism in music is everywhere

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' Blurred Lines lost a $7.4m plagiarism lawsuit last week to Marvin Gaye's Got to Give it Up. This case isn't alone though as defining copyrighted music can be tricky with many tracks based on essentially the same idea.

Three-star French chef accused of 'harassment' by staff

Paris - Staff at a top Paris restaurant, the prestigious "Ledoyen" on the Champs Elysees, have filed a complaint for "harassment" and violent behaviour against its star chef Yannick Alleno, a trade union said Wednesday.

Wikipedia filing lawsuit to NSA challenging mass surveillance

Wikipedia is to take legal action against the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice that will challenge the government's program of mass surveillance of Internet traffic and suggest that this undermines democracy.

The perils of publication, scientist in dispute with journal

Sao Pedro D'aldeia - The American Diabetes Association faces a lawsuit after journal editors express concern over several papers. This is a rare activity within the science world.

Atheists will sue school unless angels are removed from memorial

Ravenswood - A West Virginia middle school is standing firm on not removing some angels etched into a memorial to a beloved teacher, despite the threats of an Atheist group to hit the school with a lawsuit on constitutional grounds.

French chef Robuchon hits back at claims of degrading treatment

Bordeaux - French superstar chef Joel Robuchon on Monday lodged a counter lawsuit for defamation against an ex-employee who is alleging he was subjected to degrading treatment at one of his newest restaurants.

AT&T claims Title II status to avoid FTC data throttling suit

AT&T is attempting to use its status as a common carrier mobile voice provider to overcome a ruling by the FTC that would prevent it from throttling the mobile data speeds of its "unlimited" customers.

Portland's lawsuit against Uber

Uber has been facing significant controversy in many cities and towns, due to local regulations surrounding the company's lack of permits.

Jian Ghomeshi withdraws CBC lawsuit, must pay costs

Embattled former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi is back in the news today as he did what many said last month he would do - he withdrew his $55 million lawsuit against the broadcaster. He launched the suit the day following his firing on Oct. 26.

Husband accuses wife of trying to kill him in his sleep

Yonkers - A New York psychologist is accused of attempting to kill her husband using an antique derringer handgun in an alleged plot to escape to Texas with another man.

Law professional Michael Sterner weighs in on thepiratebay.se lawsuits Commissioned

Last month in Argentina, Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas (CAPIF), the county’s music authority, issued a court order demanding 11 ISPs ban access to The Pirate Bay.

First lawsuit filed in Malaysia over flight MH370

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian family on Friday sued the government and beleaguered national carrier for negligence in the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370, in what is believed to be the first lawsuit filed over the disaster.

Noriega's lawsuit over 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' dismissed

A judge in California ruled to dismiss Manuel Noriega lawsuit against Activsion for using his name and likeness without his consent in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II.'

U.S. government suing AT&T over claims of 'unlimited' data

San Francisco - The United States government is suing one of the country's largest wireless service providers, accusing it of misleading customers with claims of "unlimited" data for their smart phones.

Activision enlists Rudy Giuliani against Manuel Noriega lawsuit

Activsion has enlisted former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to lead its legal defense against Manuel Noriega's lawsuit over his appearance in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II.'

Insurance company pays elderly man's $21,000 settlement with coins

Los Angeles - A California insurance company, apparently none too happy about losing a court battle, paid an elderly man's settlement with loose change.

CNN reporter apologizes for allegedly biting two EMTs while drunk

Baghdad - Arwa Damon bit two emergency workers while in a drunken state. Shortly after that the media coverage exploded and Damon is now facing a massive lawsuit.

Student starts global class action against Facebook

Austrian law student Max Schrems launched a class action suit in Austria against Facebook for general non-compliance with European Union privacy law.

Putin faces lawsuit in Malaysian jet downing

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing a lawsuit in the shooting down and murder of 298 Malaysian airlines employees and passengers. The White House says Putin is "culpable."

Sony settles lawsuit over 2011 PlayStation Network breach

Sony has agreed to a settlement in a class action lawsuit over the 2011 data breach of the PlayStation Network which resulted in user accounts being compromised and the network shutdown for almost a month.

Duran Duran artists sue fan club owners for breaking contract

Chicago - Members of Duran Duran have filed a suit with Worldwide Fan Clubs Inc over reports of unpaid fees. Group members allege there was an agreement to receive 75 percent of club fees if they let group managers use their name and content.

Plaintiff files suit for $260,000 in damages from arrest

New Castle - Nigel Sykes wants payments from the employees, officers and store involved in his arrest. He allegedly visited the pizza place to steal money with a gun. Sykes was reportedly quickly subdued and now is suing those involved.

Nationwide loses $18 million over small car crash case

Reading - No one was killed and it would only have cost Nationwide around $25,000 to fix a damaged jeep for Sherri Berg who was hit while pulling onto a highway. Instead Nationwide fought the case for almost 20 years and lost it to the amount of $18 million.

Tracy Morgan files suit, says Wal-Mart negligent in deadly crash

Trenton - Famed actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has filed suit against retail giant Wal-Mart for its alleged involvement in the crash that left him critically injured and one person dead.

The full info on the recent Insane Clown Posse case developments

Wrestlers and Musicians Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are going through a complicated legal battle with the FBI. This situation just got more complicated now that feds want the case dropped and the American Civil Liberties Union is coming to the rescue.

Companies in lawsuit over genetic tests

Tech company Myriad Genetics, a company behind tests for the cancer-associated mutations, is suing another competitor for patent infringement.
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