AP News: Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters

AP News: Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters. “An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct. Instead, they got something else: sued by the agencies they had asked for public records.”

Ars Technica: Twitter rival Gab sues Google over app store rejection

Ars Technica: Twitter rival Gab sues Google over app store rejection. “Gab, a Twitter rival popular with the Breitbart crowd, is suing Google. The lawsuit, filed in Pennsylvania federal court on Thursday, argues that Google violated antitrust laws when it rejected Gab’s app from its Android app store.”

Los Angeles Times: Google faces class-action suit alleging gender pay discrimination

Los Angeles Times: Google faces class-action suit alleging gender pay discrimination. “The suit, filed Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court, follows a federal labor investigation that made a preliminary finding of systemic pay discrimination among the 21,000 employees at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The initial stages of the review found women earned less than men in nearly every job classification.”

Yahoo Finance: A new website lets you automatically sue Equifax with a click

Yahoo Finance: A new website lets you automatically sue Equifax with a click. “The entrepreneur behind DoNotPay, a free online chatbot that has successfully fought around 375,000 parking tickets in New York, Seattle, and the U.K., is launching a new service on Tuesday that will allow people to sue Equifax for $15,000 in mere minutes.”

The Register: Surprising nobody, lawyers line up to sue the crap out of Equifax

The Register: Surprising nobody, lawyers line up to sue the crap out of Equifax. “Less than 24 hours after credit monitors Equifax revealed it had lost the personal data of more than 130 million Americans, two class action suits have been filed. The suits, separately filed in the Portland, Oregon and North Georgia US District Courts, accuse the credit reporting company of negligence and violations of the US Fair Credit Reporting Act.”

TechCrunch: Judge dismisses ‘inventor of email’ lawsuit against Techdirt

TechCrunch: Judge dismisses ‘inventor of email’ lawsuit against Techdirt. “A Massachusetts judge has sided with Techdirt, dismissing Shiva Ayyadurai’s $15 million lawsuit against the media company, its founder Mike Masnick and writer Leigh Beadon. The suit centered on Techdirt’s coverage of Ayyadurai’s claim that he is the inventor of email — Masnick’s position on the matter is spelled out pretty clearly in an article titled, ‘Here’s The Truth: Shiva Ayyadurai Didn’t Invent Email.'”

WENY: Chinese billionaire sues social media accounts over ‘malicious rumors’

WENY: Chinese billionaire sues social media accounts over ‘malicious rumors’. “One of China’s richest men is taking legal action against ‘rumormongers,’ accusing them of spreading fake news about him and his company. Dalian Wanda Group — a massive Chinese conglomerate whose businesses include AMC movie theaters — has filed lawsuits in China against multiple social media accounts that it says circulated ‘malicious rumors’ about Wang Jianlin, its billionaire chairman.”