Ashley Madison offers to pay $11.2 million to hacking victims

Ashley Madison’s parent company has reached a proposed $11.2 million settlement agreement with lawyers representing victims of the cheating site’s 2015 data breach.

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Court upholds $450M settlement in Apple's e-books case, but Supreme Court appeal still awaits

Article Image Apple’s $450 million settlement in its iBooks antitrust complaint was upheld by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, but the payout remains dependent on a pending appeal to the Supreme Court.

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Major Challenge to FTC's Cybersecurity Authority Evaporates


The Federal Trade Commission and Wyndham Worldwide this month reached a settlement over allegations the company violated federal law regarding the protection of customer records. The settlement could have a significant impact on e-commerce in that it ended a major legal challenge to the FTC’s extension of its authority into the realm of cybersecurity. Wyndham essentially agreed to abandon its opposition to the FTC’s assertion that federal law allows it to pursue charges against businesses that fail to protect consumers from cyberthreats.

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Pandora to pay $90 million in settling royalties lawsuit over pre-1972 recordings

Article Image Pandora has reached a $90 million settlement with record labels over royalties from pre-1972 recordings, which were under contention because they don’t fall under U.S. federal copyright protections.

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Judge approves $415M settlement in Silicon Valley anti-poaching lawsuit

A federal court judge has green-lit a joint $415 million settlement in an anti-poaching lawsuit involving Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe, officially bringing the years-long case to a close.

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Judge approves $50 million settlement from Sprint for phone bill cramming

A U.S. judge has approved a $50 million settlement by Sprint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, part of a still broader settlement over allegations it billed customers for services they never wanted.

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Apple and car battery firm A123 on verge of settling job poaching lawsuit

Apple and battery maker A123 Systems are nearing the settlement of a federal lawsuit which accused the former of poaching engineers and scientists from A123 in an attempt to create a new battery division, according to court documents submitted this week.



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US settles case over fake Facebook page

The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after federal drug agents used information from her cellphone to set up a fake Facebook page in her identity, a tactic that raised privacy concerns and led to a federal government review of the ruse, according to court papers filed Tuesday.

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Court rejects $325M wage-fixing settlement, says Apple, others should 'pay their fair share'

A federal judge on Friday rejected a settlement proposal put forth by Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe that would have seen the Silicon Valley giants pay $324.5 million to end a long-running class action lawsuit alleging that they conspired to suppress salary inflation among workers.



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Apple nudged FTC to look into Google Play Store after in-app purchase settlement

Days after the company agreed to a $32.5 million settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over in-app purchase policies, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell sent an email to commissioners directing their attention to an article saying the Google Play Store lets children spend their parents’ money “like a drunken sailor.”



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Apple Gains an Inch in E-Book Price-Fixing Scrap


Apple has reached a settlement with plaintiffs in 33 states regarding allegations that it colluded with five major U.S. book publishers to fix the price of e-books. The class action maintained that Apple overcharged plaintiffs $280 million. News of the settlement came on Tuesday via a filing with U.S. District Judge Denise Cote by Steve Berman, an attorney representing some of the plaintiffs. Terms of the settlement have not been disclosed and still need to be approved by the court.

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