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Supreme Court on Microsoft case: plaintiffs cannot voluntarily dismiss to appeal class certification

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed a legal loophole in which a plaintiff denied class certification could voluntarily dismiss the claim with prejudice, and then appeal the adverse judgment against class certification.

Microsoft hopes to move case over Xbox Live Gold accounts to arbitration

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The attorney taking on Microsoft over allegedly mysterious suspensions of Xbox Live Gold accounts is fighting requests by the company to move the case off the court's docket and into arbitration.

Microsoft confident in Windows 10 update lawsuit

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) -- Three Florida residents are suing Microsoft, alleging the software corporation did not inform them of the true nature of a software update, resulting in damages.

Florida residents file suit over Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Three Florida residents have filed a suit against a software corporation alleging they were not informed of the true nature of a software update.

FTC adds three defendants in alleged tech support scam

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it has added three new defendants to an ongoing case against an alleged tech support scam.

Plaintiffs law firm seeks U.S. SC review of malpractice class action filed against it

According to the Supreme Court docket, the case is set for conference March 18. Attorneys for Milberg LLP argue the continued prosecution of the matter as a class action is time barred and the claims of the putative class members have expired.

U.S. SC to hear Microsoft appeal over class action lawsuit filed by Xbox 360 owners

The game console owners argue that a design defect in the system causes scratches to game discs. Microsoft contends any disc scratching can be attributed to consumer misuse, and wants the lawsuit dismissed.

Washington Attorney General sues iYoga over alleged tech support services scam

SEATTLE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently announced that his office is suing iYogi to stop an alleged tech support services scam.

California AG reaches $100,000 agreement with Pratibha Syntex over allegations of unfair competitive advantage

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – In the first ever legally enforceable judgment by a state against a foreign company, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has secured a $100,000 settlement with India-based Pratibha Syntex LTD over unfair competitive advantage allegations.

The end to Google and Microsoft's patent dispute is good for consumers, expert says

After a five-year long feud concerning patented video and communication technology, two of America’s leading technology companies have finally come to an agreement.

Google, Microsoft agree to end patent litigation

Under the agreement announced this week, the two companies will dismiss all pending patent infringement litigation between them.

Google asks Calif. federal court to force law firm to comply with subpoena

The search engine giant continues to seek documents it believes are related to its lawsuit against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Los Angeles County residents sue Microsoft and HelloWorld for allegedly spamming cellphones

Two Los Angeles County residents are suing Microsoft and HelloWorld, alleging unlawful text message marketing practices.

For first time ever, Federal Circuit overturns PTAB decision in an IPR

Court ruled, in part, the board went too far in its construction of claimed terms

Software company claims Microsoft continues to infringe on ‘out-of-band’ patents

EDISON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A New Jersey-based software company has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft Corp., alleging the computer giant is infringing on three of its patents.

Former Federal Circuit judge: Patent licensing ‘best practices’ are well-intentioned, though unrealistic

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Though well-intentioned and commonsensical, companies adopting and adhering to a list of “best practices” is not the answer to the ongoing patent reform debate, one former federal judge contends.

Attorney points to award structure for rise in TCPA lawsuits

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - In the last few years, the number of Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits has increased significantly, and one Washington, D.C., attorney contends it’s the award structure attached to it that attracts many would-be filers.

Goodlatte patent reform bill re-introduced in U.S. House

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - On Thursday, U.S. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, joined by other federal lawmakers, re-introduced the Innovation Act -- the same patent reform legislation that passed in 2013.

Judge says plaintiffs can't claim securites fraud in Battlefield 4 class action

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has ruled stockholders cannot claim securities fraud in a class action lawsuit against Electronic Arts over its Battlefield 4 video game.

Texas company suing Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, others for patent infringement

MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A Texas-based company is suing nearly a dozen electronics manufacturers, including BlackBerry, HTC, Microsoft, LG, Motorola, Samsung and Sony, for patent infringement.