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Court Declines to Vacate Original Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

  • November 24th, 2013
  • Jon
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A federal appellate court denied a request from the City of New York to vacate a ruling mandating changes in the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practice. The court’s refusal to vacate the ruling, issued in August by U.S….

Consumers get a bigger bite in EA Sports settlement

  • June 4th, 2013
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Lawsuit claimed EA stifled competing football video games Consumers covered by a class action lawsuit against EA Sports  have tripled their winnings without lifting a finger, thanks to a federal judge who has modified the details of a $27 million settlement fund….

You mean Mini-Wheats don’t make you smarter?

  • May 28th, 2013
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Kellogg’s settles class-action suit claiming it made false claims for its cereal Kellogg’s will pay $4 million to settle a long-running class-action suit that claimed the cereal maker made false claims that its Frosted Mini-Wheats could improve kids’ attentiveness, memory…

LivingSocial database hacked

  • May 15th, 2013
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Encrypted passwords, but not credit card data, likely accessed LivingSocial, the Washington, D.C.-based daily deals website, sent out an email this morning warning users that the site has “recently experienced a cyber-attack” that potentially exposed some sensitive user data. The…

Bank of America settles Merrill Lynch acquisition suit

  • April 26th, 2013
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Largest class-action settlement from financial crash Bank of America has settled a long-simmering lawsuit focusing on its 2008 acquisition of Merrill Lynch, closing another chapter in the infamous financial collapse that rocked the nation that year. According to the suit,…