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Dec 23, 2011

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Dec 23, 2011

A Northern California man recently filed a class-action lawsuit against Sony for alleged unfair business practices.

Following another class-action lawsuit filed against Sony that was recently dismissed, this one  was filed against the company for a no-lawsuit clause in a service agreement.

The plaintiff filed the lawsuit in November on behalf of all the customers who purchased PlayStation 3 gaming systems and signed up for PlayStation Network access before September, when Sony changed its terms of service agreement.

The lawsuit alleges that Sony engaged in unfai

Dec 9, 2011

The popular internet daily deal site Groupon is the center of a lawsuit that was filed recently alleging the company altered emails from merchants after both sides had agreed to certain terms.

The lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Chicago, where Groupon is headquartered, by the website BidMyCrib. BidMyCrib is hoping to make the lawsuit a class action suit to also represent other merchant clients of Groupon.

BidMyCrib is a website that gives contractors the ability to bid on residential construction projects.

Dec 7, 2011

The Medea Vodka brand, which is endorsed by the likes of Jon Bon Jovi, Fran Drescher and Meryl Streep, was recently handed a lawsuit by an investor who is unhappy with how the money he put into the brand was allocated.

The website Monsters and Critics reported investor Joseph Lehey put $7.5 million into the Medea Vodka brand in hopes of getting the money back, plus more, thanks to strong sales.

Dec 2, 2011

Savannah State University recently settled a lawsuit filed by its former football coach Robby Wells, who alleged he was released by the historically black college because he is white.

Wells received $240,000 in a settlement with the university to dismiss his federal discrimination lawsuit, and a copy of the settlement obtained by The Associated Press showed that his legal team was paid $110,000 by the school, as well.

The 12-page settlement document that was signed on November 10 stated that Savannah State University still denies any wrongdoing in the case of Wells being rele