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Google Lawsuit Email Wiretapping Upheld
2013-10-02 08:47:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A federal judge has refused Google’s request to throw out a lawsuit over charges the company illegally wiretapped customers and non-customers alike. US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose decided last week to uphold a lawsuit against the company on charges that Google scans emails and uses the contents therein to fuel advertisements. Weeks earlier, another US appeals court upheld a decision against Google and said they must be...

2013-09-26 16:29:38

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a seminal decision for online privacy, a federal judge in San Jose, CA., today rejected Google's claims that wiretapping laws do not apply to its Gmail business and that consumers who email people with Gmail accounts have no legitimate expectation of privacy. In rejecting all but two of the Internet giant's motions to dismiss a class action suit, Judge Lucy Koh ruled that reading emails is not a necessary part of...

Apple Request For More Money From Samsung Denied
2013-01-30 21:06:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last night, Judge Lucy Koh, the U.S. District Judge overseeing the ongoing legal saga between Apple and Samsung, made a few new rulings that not only prevented a retrial, but also saved Samsung even more money. Though the hearings part of the trial was conducted last August, the two companies have been trading appeals and making follow-up arguments ever since. These companies are also in the middle of gearing up for a second...

Samsung Claims Jury Misconduct
2012-11-10 12:07:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The famous courtroom drama that unfolded this summer between Apple and Samsung isn´t completely over. It´s likely it won´t be over for a while. The newest page to be turned over in this case is a matter of jury misconduct, an issue Samsung is most unpleased with. Last month, Samsung asked for the entire verdict be thrown out because the jury foreman didn´t disclose he had once filed for bankruptcy and been...

Apple Samsung Showdown Continues
2012-10-02 09:23:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s been some movement in the long courtroom saga between Apple and Samsung lately. Though the big payout was issued in late August, legal representatives for both companies have been hard at work ever since, preparing for injunction hearings and threatening to continue the lawsuits well into the future. Samsung was at the top of the heap yesterday as Judge Lucy Koh dissolved the injunction against the Samsung Galaxy...

Applesauce: All Things Apple
2012-08-19 06:14:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online We´re all just waiting for a decision and some new Apple goodness. How about some Applesauce while we wait? One day very soon, we´ll be out of this Apple v Samsung mess. Sure, the first week was interesting, but now that they´re discussing the boring things like patents and patent infringement, each story sort of blurs into the next one doesn´t it? After all, we´re mostly impartial, aren´t we? We...

Apple vs Samsung Day 3: Samsung's Explanation
2012-08-02 04:42:44

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the aftermath of Samsung´s little temper tantrum on Tuesday, news sites spent the majority of the day discussing their interesting tactics of seemingly appealing to the court of public opinion, and wondering what, if anything, their release of images of the Samsung F700 would prove. Samsung´s lawyer, John Quinn, began the court session on Tuesday by begging Judge Lucy Koh to allow the Korean company to submit some...

Apple Vs Samsung Patent Case Begins In California Court
2012-07-30 09:01:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The case between Apple and Samsung finally kicks off today as jury selection begins in Judge Lucy Koh´s California District Court in San Jose. The two companies have already been duking it out all over the world, lobbing accusations at one another in Australia, Germany and the UK. Apple started this fight last April when they sued Samsung for patent violations involving their styling cues and UI choices. Samsung later...

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2012-07-19 20:42:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Steve Jobs was a man who did not shy away from giving his opinion, no matter how unpopular or impolite. For weeks after the Walter Issacson biography was released, the usual Apple blogs were littered with short stories about something Steve had said at one point in his career. Some of these quotes have even had the life-span of a prehistoric turtle, trudging ever onward, blissfully unaware of the passing time. For instance, how many...

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2012-07-12 09:59:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A federal judge in San Jose, California, recused herself on Wednesday from overseeing a proposed settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook over the company´s "Sponsored Stories" feature. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh did not provide a reason for her recusal, but referred the case for reassignment to a different judge and canceled a hearing scheduled for Thursday, at which Facebook was expected to seek final approval of...