Corporate Lawsuits

Take a tour of noteworthy cases involving some of the biggest brands, and get guidance on the legal issues you might face as an employee or employer.

Can Amazon Legally Delete Books from Your Kindle?

In July 2009, Amazon discovered two of George Orwell's books had been digitally uploaded to its Kindle e-book store by a company that didn't own the…

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Protecting the Money Maker: 5 Celebrity Trademarks

What do Jersey Shore's The Situation, OctoMom, and 50 Cent have in common? Famous names. And big names make big money—literally. Fights over…

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Can You Be Sued for Sending an Email?

One little email sent from a Gmail user not only received a reply, but resulted in a lawsuit against Google. Outrageous as it might sound, it can…

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Patent Trolls and Their Impact

Imagine getting a letter demanding $25,000 in back licensing fees from the patent holder of a product you use to produce your own product. “Patent…

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Donald Trump's Casino Company Files Third Bankruptcy

How do you distance yourself when a company that shares your name files bankruptcy for the third time? Quit.

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Tobacco Companies Pay Big Bucks for Anti-Smoking Campaigns

If you've watched television over the last few years, you've probably seen one or two of the more controversial anti-smoking ads that run during…

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Jury Finds No Liability for Botox Manufacturers in Medavoy Suit

Irena Medavoy is a new kind of celebrity. She is the spokeswoman for a band of disgruntled Botox patients who blame the drug for pain and paralysis.…

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FedEx Furious Over Hand-Crafted Furniture

Thinking Outside the Box: FedEx is furious over Jose Avila's furniture made exclusively from FedEx's shipping and packing materials. Read more to…

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Biggest Class Action Lawsuits of 2008

False advertising, slighted employees, and cheated stockholders: We take a look at some of 2008's biggest class action lawsuits.

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Can Your Employer Make Money on Your Death? Corporate-Owned Life Insurance Policies

Laws have cracked down on corporate-owned life insurance (COLI) policies in recent years, but that doesn't mean companies are no longer profiting…

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