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5 Jun 2014, 2:05 pm by Cyrus Farivar
Cyrus Farivar On Thursday, the California Supreme Court upheld the admissibility of images taken from red light cameras as evidence of traffic violations in the Golden State. [read post]
17 Oct 2014, 7:43 am by Cyrus Farivar
Cyrus Farivar The California man who publicly accused Comcast of getting him fired from his job at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) after he complained to the highest levels of Comcast about his year’s worth of billing errors, has made good on his threat to sue his former ISP. [read post]
25 Mar 2014, 7:44 am by Casey Johnston
This reporter was given a tidy sum of $12.18 in her inbox, while Senior Business Editor Cyrus Farivar received $22.42 and Deputy Editor Nate Anderson picked up 73 cents. [read post]
10 Jul 2013, 9:20 am by Cyrus Farivar
Cyrus Farivar According to a new letter from the Metropolitan Police, London is spending an average of £10,982 ($16,384) per day to stake out the Ecuadorian Embassy where Julian Assange has been holed up for the last 386 days. [read post]
16 Oct 2017, 4:08 pm by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) SAN FRANCISCO—Days after two leading members of the Congressional Black Caucus got Facebook to commit to hiring a black member to its board of directors, they again pressed major tech firms to diversify the hiring of executives and rank-and-file employees. [read post]
31 Aug 2016, 8:37 am by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) A former Chicago transportation official has been sentenced to a decade in prison. [read post]
25 Oct 2014, 11:45 am by Cyrus Farivar
Cyrus Farivar One of the three defendants indicted two months ago on federal corruption charges stemming from a major contract between Chicago and a major red light camera vendor will now plead guilty. [read post]
13 Feb 2021, 7:40 am by Timothy B. Lee
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) Google will pay $76 million over three years to 121 French news organizations to comply with a new French law requiring Google to pay when it uses "snippets" from news articles, Reuters reports. [read post]
1 Aug 2018, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
”) Earlier on Defense Distributed “arms export” controversy here and here, and more from David Kopel and Cyrus Farivar on the lawsuit settlement. [read post]
17 Nov 2014, 7:00 am by Cyrus Farivar
Cyrus Farivar The chairman of the major red light camera vendor, Redflex, has told the company's investors that North America is a "low/no-growth market," and that the company continues to face "potential legal risk as a result of the investigative findings. [read post]
30 Sep 2019, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
Though ruled unconstitutional a half century ago, Louisiana’s criminal defamation law has remained on the books and could still cause you grief, especially if a sheriff’s office thinks you’ve defamed it [Sara Pagones and Katie Moore, NOLA.com] Certiorari petition filed asking Supreme Court to stop climatologist Michael Mann’s lawsuit against National Review [NR, earlier] Latest sassy response to a cease-and-desist demand (language) [Mike Masnick, TechDirt; “Diamond… [read post]
26 Jan 2016, 2:08 pm by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) On Tuesday, a federal jury in Chicago found a former city transportation official guilty on all 20 counts of mail and wire fraud, bribery, extortion, conspiracy, and tax evasion charges. [read post]
3 Dec 2019, 10:00 am by Kate Cox
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) Four former employees who say Google fired them in retaliation for their efforts to organize co-workers are planning legal action against the company. [read post]
18 Oct 2017, 11:45 am by Cyrus Farivar
Enlarge (credit: Cyrus Farivar) On Wednesday, Amazon sent out another installment of payments relating to its “Apple eBooks Antitrust Settlement”—except this time, it was to settle related lawsuits brought by a group of state-level attorneys general. [read post]
26 Jul 2015, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
One Oklahoma official used asset forfeiture to pay back his student loans, another lived rent-free in a confiscated house [Robby Soave, Reason] Per ACLU, Arizona has a one-way legal fee rule in forfeiture cases, with prevailing police allowed to collect from property owner but not vice versa [Jacob Sullum] From Michael Greve, some thoughts on prosecution for profit and where money from public fines should go [Liberty and Law] About the Benjamins: Philadelphia mayor-to-be cites revenue as… [read post]
27 Jun 2017, 10:43 am by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Cyrus Farivar) A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and two-year sentence of the California journalist who was found guilty under a federal anti-hacking law last year. [read post]