March 7, 2018

BlackBerry has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, arguing that they copied technology and features from BlackBerry Messenger.

Litigation over patent infringement is part of BlackBerry chief executive John Chen’s str...

February 28, 2018

One of the UK's biggest electronics retailers has collapsed into administration after talks with buyers failed to secure a sale.

Maplin, which has more than 200 stores and 2,300 staff, will continue to trade through the process.

The business faced the slump in the pound...

February 22, 2018

A plumber's legal battle for working rights will be closely watched by "gig economy" workers when it reaches the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Gary Smith, who worked for Pimlico Plumbers for six years, began his fight when he wanted to reduce his hours following a heart att...

February 19, 2018

HMRC has defeated a BBC presenter in the first IR35 ruling in nine years. In the case of Christa Ackroyd Media (CAM) Ltd v Revenue & Customs, former ‘Look North’ presenter Christa Ackroyd lost her appeal covering tax years 2006/07 to 2012/13, with HMRC contesting that...

February 15, 2018

Therium Capital Management, the litigation funder behind Noel Edmonds against Lloyds Banking Group, yesterday announced the completion of £300m in new funding, thought to be led by US insurer Amtrust Financial.

The firm completed its first close at £200m, with anot...

February 15, 2018

Facebook's failure to make people aware that it was collecting their data for advertising purposes was illegal, a German court has found.

The Berlin Regional Court ruled that Facebook did not obtain consent from its users to use their information for its advertisin...

February 12, 2018

Google's sister company Waymo sued Uber over the alleged theft of self-driving technology from it by a former employee.

Uber will pay $245 million (£177 million) in the form of company shares to Alphabet's Waymo after reaching a deal to settle a long-running lawsuit ove...

February 9, 2018

GOOGLE is facing a class action lawsuit over problems with the original Pixel phone.

The class action complaint was filed this week, with plaintiffs alleging that Google was already aware the microphones in its first Pixel line-up were defective before they went on sale...

February 7, 2018

Tesco is facing its first – and the largest ever in UK history – equal pay claim, in which claimant employees are seeking a massive £4bn from the supermarket giant.

Law firm Leigh Day began legal proceedings against Tesco today, arguing that employees working in the mal...

February 6, 2018

A trial pitting two of the biggest players in self-drive technology against each other has begun in San Francisco.

Ride-sharing firm Uber is being sued by Waymo, the self-driving company spun out of Google.

Uber is accused of stealing and using trade secrets relating to...

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