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VMware will pay the government $75.5 million to settle an overcharging lawsuit (VMW)

VMware and one of its reseller partners will pay $75.5 million settlement to the General Services Administration (GSA) to settle a lawsuit alleging that the virtualization software company defrauded the federal government. VMware in a statement says it denies the charges of fraud, but settled anyway to avoid protracted litigation. Show More Summary

Federal court sets fast track schedule for net neutrality challenges

A U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit has set the schedule to hear challenges from telcos and industry organizations over the FCC's net neutrality rules that went into effect earlier this month. Traditional ILECs, cable operators and industry organizations such as US Telecom will have to submit their opening briefs, which are not exceed 20,000 words, by July 30.

These Could Be The Kickstarters The Feds Go After Next

10 minutes agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission fined Erik Chevalier nearly $112,000 for deceiving the backers of his Kickstarter campaign—a board game titled "The Doom That Came to Atlantic City"—and failing to refund donations after he cancelled the project. It marked the first time the FTC took legal action against a crowdfunding [...]

Judge nixes bridge lane-closing suit against Christie allies

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by people who were stuck in traffic when lanes of the George Washington Bridge were closed without warning in 2013. The lane closures were orchestrated for political retribution against the mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing Christie.

Apple Is On The Hook For $450M After Losing Federal Appeal In E-Book Price-Fixing Case

Though Apple’s alleged co-conspirators have long since settled and gone about the process of making good for the price-fixing they did not legally admit to committing, the elecronics company had held out in its fight to clear its name, taking the case to a federal appeals court late last year. It seems the electronics company will have to give up … [More]

Obama Administration: Federal Benefits Can No Longer Exclude “Gender Transition Services”

A hard-won victory was granted to the LGBTQ community last week when the Supreme Court decided to strike down state bans on same-sex marriage. But the battle for LGBTQ rights is still an uphill one—a fact that John Oliver highlighted...Show More Summary

Federal appeals court keeps e-books pricing conspiracy ruling against Apple intact

Apple's hopes of overturning the 2013 court ruling that it conspired with major book publishers to raise the price of e-books were dashed today. The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan has ruled 2-1 to uphold the original decision in the case. Show More Summary

US Appeals Court rules that Apple conspired to fix e-book prices

Nearly two years ago, a US federal judge ruled that Apple conspired to raise prices on the ebooks it sold. A federal appeals court today upheld that judgement. In a 2 to 1 vote, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that the conspiracy violated antitrust law, and supported the previous judge’s injunction against Apple. Show More Summary

Judge Orders Lying, Cheating Government To Return $167,000 To The Man They Stole It From

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A federal judge has just ordered the government to return $167,000 it took from a man passing through Nevada on his way to visit his girlfriend in California. The officers really wanted that money, too. They used two consecutive stops to jerry-rig some probable cause… even though at that point they thought they were only dealing with $2000. Show More Summary

Apple loses appeal of ebooks case ruling, will payout $450 million in damages

A federal appeals court today has upheld the 2013 ruling in Apple’s long-winded and high-profile ebooks case. The case, which centered around Apple price fixing content in the iBooks store, went through three years of litigation thanks mostly to Apple. Today’s ruling by a federal appeals court will see Apple pay $450 million in damages at […]

After employee hack, the White House has failed to report on its own cyber defenses, senators say

With the Chinese hack of employee records underscoring weaknesses in federal computer security, two senior GOP senators say the White House has failed to tell Congress what it’s doing to protect its own networks from intruders. In a letter to President Obama, Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) note that the Executive Office of […]

SCOTUS Temporarily Blocks Closing of Texas Abortion Clinics

1 hour agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Yesterday, the Supreme Court voted to temporarily block a new law in Texas that would effectively shut down half of the state’s 19 remaining abortion clinics. Signed by Rick Perry in July 2013 and upheld by a federal appellate court earlier this month, the law was set to take effect... More »

Roger Federer vs. Damir Dzumhur: Score and Reaction from 2015 Wimbledon

Roger Federer cruised into the second round of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships with a straight-sets victory (6-1, 6-3, 6-3) Tuesday over Damir Dzumhur. The 17-time major champion hasn't lost an opening match at the All England Club since 2002. As usual, Federer arrived to the season's third major as one of the top contenders. Show More Summary

AT&T Customers Take to Twitter to Express Anger About Company Throttling Their Data

Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission hit AT&T with a $100 million fine, accusing the company of throttling speeds for customers who thought they had unlimited data plans. According the FCC, "millions of AT&T customers were affected. Show More Summary

Hope Solo trained with U.S. goalkeeper coaches during suspension

The U.S. Soccer Federation suspended national team goalkeeper Hope Solo for 30 days in January after an incident in which her husband, Jerramy Stevens, was charged with DUI while driving a U.S. soccer van (Solo was in the van). But that didn’t stop Solo from continuing her preparation for the Women’s World Cup. In fact, […]

Tennessee Judge Sides With Owners of Unlicensed Abortion Clinics Against Pro-Life Law

Pro-abortion attorneys for Drs. Wesley Adams and Gary Boyle, owner-operators of two unlicensed abortion facilities, successfully argued late Friday afternoon in Federal Court that enforcement of the new state law requiring licensure and inspection of such centers would result in “irreparable harm” to owners of the facilities. Show More Summary

Google Maps to provide railroad crossing data as accident rates increase

In an attempt to use technology to help reduce the number of vehicle-rail accidents, the Federal Railroad Administration is encouraging map makers to add railroad track crossing data.

Apple Loses Appeal in E-Book Price-Fixing Case

The judge who found that Apple Inc. illegally conspired with e-book publishers made the right call, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Apple Loses Federal Appeal in E-Books Case

A federal appeals court upheld a 2013 decision finding Apple Inc. liable for conspiring with publishers to raise the price of e-books.

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