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New York Times suit may test copyright law's constraints on AI

Dec 28, 2023
Where's the line between fair use and commercial exploitation when it comes to scraping the web to train artificial intelligence models?
Most AI models are trained on data sets scraped from the internet. OpenAI trained its chatbot, ChatGPT, with data that included Times content, the lawsuit says.
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U.S. court rejects Johnson & Johnson's bankruptcy petition over talc lawsuits

Jan 31, 2023
The case has implications for how corporations use bankruptcy to deal with lawsuits and the future of the "Texas two-step" strategy.
About 40,000 people sued Johnson & Johnson, alleging that its talc products, including baby powder, caused cancer.
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Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust lawsuit against Google

Oct 20, 2020
It could be an opening salvo ahead of other major government antitrust actions, given ongoing investigations of Apple, Amazon and Facebook.
The Justice Department claims Google abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers.
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Google faces $5 billion lawsuit over allegations of tracking private browsing activity

The lawsuit accuses the company of violating users’ privacy during incognito browsing sessions.
The lawsuit says Google gathers data, even in incognito mode, through third-party apps like Google Analytics and Google Ad Manager.
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The SEC is trying to drop a hammer on Elon Musk. How big can it be?

Sep 28, 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission sued the Tesla CEO for what it says was misleading tweets that hurt investors. A former SEC lawyer tells us what could be next.
Tesla's stock has taken a hit.
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When suing your school kicks off a life of advocacy

Jun 22, 2018
Suing your own school comes with a financial toll of its own.

Suit seeks to stop Trump from naming acting director of CFPB

Nov 27, 2017
Leandra English, who was named interim director of the CFPB by its outgoing director, filed a lawsuit Sunday night.
President Donald Trump arrives for a meeting with House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 16.
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What the "Spinal Tap" lawsuit means for Hollywood

Apr 26, 2017
The creators of the beloved mockumentary are taking on Hollywood accounting practices in a $400 million lawsuit.
Members of Spinal Tap, from left, David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel pose for photographers at a showing in 2000.
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Why your robot restaurant might get sued

Mar 24, 2017
A lawsuit alleges that Eatsa kiosks aren't accessible to the visually impaired. Company founders say it isn't true.
A customer uses an interactive kiosk to place an order at a San Francisco Eatsa in 2015.
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Uber has had a really bad week

Feb 24, 2017
The news early in the week was that Uber had hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to look into explosive allegations of sexual harassment by a former engineer at the company. On top of that, Uber is now being sued by Alphabet, the parent company of Google as well as the autonomous driving company Waymo. […]