Bleeping Computer: Dell, Apple, Netflix face lawsuits for pulling services out of Russia

Bleeping Computer: Dell, Apple, Netflix face lawsuits for pulling services out of Russia. “A Moscow Arbitration Court has reportedly seized almost $11 million belonging to Dell LLC after the company failed to provide paid-for services to a local system integrator. IT systems integrator Talmer sued Dell early last month when the American computer giant declined to provide technical support services for VMware as previously agreed. Dell is the representative of VMware in Russia and was reselling these services until March 1, 2022.”

BNN Bloomberg: DOJ Loses Bid to Sanction Google for Withholding Documents

BNN Bloomberg: DOJ Loses Bid to Sanction Google for Withholding Documents. “Alphabet Inc.’s Google dodged court sanctions after it was called out by the Justice Department for hiding documents from government lawyers. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington said during a hearing Thursday that he wouldn’t punish the company over its practice of having employees copy company lawyers on emails when discussing competition issues.”

TechCrunch: A law inviting Texans to sue social media companies over ‘censorship’ is back

TechCrunch: A law inviting Texans to sue social media companies over ‘censorship’ is back. “A controversial Texas law that would open social media companies up to lawsuits from aggrieved users just notched a surprise win. A trio of federal appeals court judges issued the ruling Wednesday, which pauses a temporary injunction that blocked the law from taking effect last year.”

TechCrunch: Judge tosses Trump’s lawsuit over his lifetime Twitter ban

TechCrunch: Judge tosses Trump’s lawsuit over his lifetime Twitter ban. “A federal judge in California dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter Friday, dimming at least one avenue the former president and prolific tweeter might have used to get back to his platform of choice. Trump’s argument that the social media company and its then-chief executive Jack Dorsey violated his right to free speech failed to convince Judge James Donato of the Northern District of California, to put it lightly.”

Business Insider: Two women are suing Google over Fitbit burn injuries, arguing a previous recall should have included the firm’s other smartwatch models

Business Insider: Two women are suing Google over Fitbit burn injuries, arguing a previous recall should have included the firm’s other smartwatch models. “Two women are suing Google over its Fitbit smartwatches, claiming models that weren’t included in a recent recall had caused burns. The Google-owned fitness firm previously recalled its Ionic Smartwatch in March, after at least 115 burn injuries were reported by those wearing it. Fitbit called back around 1.7 million Ionic watches, warning that the lithium-ion battery in the device could overheat and cause burns.”

BNN Bloomberg: Alleged Russian Hackers Get Another Chance To Fight Google Suit

BNN Bloomberg: Alleged Russian Hackers Get Another Chance To Fight Google Suit. “Alphabet Inc.’s Google failed to persuade a judge to issue a default judgment against two Russians accused of operating a botnet that allegedly hacked into more than a million computers and devices worldwide. Google had requested that Dmitry Starovikov and Alexander Filippov be found liable without a trial, claiming they had failed to reply to the lawsuit within legal time limits.”

TmoNews: New website keeps track of all lawsuits T-Mobile is facing

TmoNews: New website keeps track of all lawsuits T-Mobile is facing. “Today, a new website has emerged to keep an eye out on all the complaints and lawsuits that T-Mobile is facing against former Sprint dealers and distributors. As of this writing, Wireless Franchisees for Justice has recorded a total of 15 complaints from Plaintiffs from over 20 states. The website also details that the merger has caused 382 stores to close down with a corresponding job loss of over 2,500. “

Houston Chronicle: Texas mother sues Wells Fargo, area hospital over son’s death from COVID-19

Houston Chronicle: Texas mother sues Wells Fargo, area hospital over son’s death from COVID-19. “Robert ‘BB’ Wagstaff was a course shy of completing his bachelor’s degree in accounting when he died of COVID-19 on April 10, 2020. Wagstaff, 30, became one of the first San Antonio residents to succumb to the virus. On Monday, a day after the second anniversary of his death, his mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his former employer and the hospital where he died.”