The chocolate bunny wars

Swiss chocolatier Lindt and Sprüngli has been fighting in court for years over a quintessential Easter treat: the chocolate bunny. Lindt’s been making its “Gold...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 4, 2022

Digits: A big lawsuit, Montana supercars, and more

1) A Texas jury ordered telecommunications giant Charter Spectrum to pay $7B in punitive damages to the relatives of an 83-year-old woman murdered by...
Jacob Cohen • August 1, 2022

Leaked Uber documents reveal shady business

Buckle up, ‘cause this one’s a doozy. Ex-Uber exec Mark MacGann leaked 124k+ emails, texts, and messages that reveal questionable behavior among execs — including...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 12, 2022

Las Vegas’ Elvis weddings are in jeopardy

It’s a classic move: go to Las Vegas, get hitched by an Elvis impersonator. But those days might be over. Authentic Brands Group (ABG), the...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 2, 2022

A beef over NFTs is shaking the sneaker industry

With the stock market plummeting, alternative assets are gaining steam, and one alternative asset class that’s popped in recent years is sneakers. One of the...
Rob Litterst • May 17, 2022

Restaurants vs. Google, explained

In 2020, Forbes reported that Google gets 1B+ searches for restaurants each month, leading it to add new features like star ratings, photos of...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 16, 2022

The Texas two-step, explained

The Texas two-step is a dance. But it’s also a bankruptcy maneuver, legal in Texas, that some US legislators want to outlaw. The backstory Johnson &...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 2, 2022
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Roblox went to court to ban a troll

Apparently, Roblox doesn’t want you to upload photos of yourself wearing only a lampshade. Roblox is a popular social gaming platform full of user-created games....
Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 24, 2022
Staten Island Ferry

Digits: EV ads, a close call, and a Staten Island ferry

1) It may seem like car ads haven’t changed in decades, but they are — and fast. In 2019, automakers spent $83m to air...
Jacob Cohen • January 24, 2022

Riot Games agrees to $100m settlement in gender-discrimination lawsuit

Riot Games is the creator of League of Legends, a multiplayer online arena game that attracts 180m monthly players. (Source: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 29, 2021

Employees are suing over workplace COVID infections. Do they have a case?

A See’s Candies shop in Palm Springs, California. (Source: Robert Alexander/Getty Images) Matilde Ek worked on a packing line at See’s Candies, a California-based …
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 28, 2021

Can Peloton sue HBO for the portrayal of its bike?

Do you plan on watching HBO’s “Sex and the City” reboot (titled “And Just Like That”)? If so, mini-spoiler alert: the show’s first episode shows...
Trung T. Phan • December 14, 2021

Facebook and Google are in hot water

Sometime this week, Mark Zuckerberg is expected to rebrand Facebook to reflect the company’s ambitions as a metaverse company. In line with this news, FB...
Trung T. Phan • October 26, 2021

Why delivery apps and cities are suing each other

DoorDash, Caviar, Grubhub, Seamless, Postmates, and Uber Eats are usually competitors, but they’re pals when it comes to suing NYC over a law meant...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 20, 2021

The Apple vs. Epic ruling, explained

Last August, the creator of “Fortnite” (Epic Games) sued Apple over its App Store payment policies. Specifically, Epic wanted to sell digital goods within its...
Trung T. Phan • September 13, 2021

‘Right to Repair’ legislation could make it easier and cheaper to fix your devices

Ever damage an iPhone or MacBook and end up buying a new one because the cost was the same as fixing it? That’s the type...
Rob Litterst • September 2, 2021

The food and drink industry is facing a swarm of class action lawsuits

False advertising lawsuits in the food and drink space are popping up everywhere: In June, Post agreed to a $15m settlement for marketing sugary cereals...
Jacob Cohen • August 31, 2021

Apple settles an App Store lawsuit. What’s next?

It’s a full-time job keeping up with Apple’s corporate beefs. The iPhone maker is facing legal heat from Epic Games (“Fortnite” maker), Match Group (Tinder...
Trung T. Phan • August 30, 2021

Could talking smack about your ex-job cost you millions?

Could a bad Glassdoor review cost you $1m+? We’re about to find out. Software engineer Wyatt Troia wrote negative reviews about working at LoanStreet, a...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 5, 2021

Zoom users may get refunds thanks to Zoombombing lawsuit

Sometimes, rapid growth has consequences. Take Zoom, which recently agreed to pay $85m to settle a lawsuit alleging it violated its users’ privacy, per...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 4, 2021

Here’s why Sega was sued for $5m over an arcade game

The “Key Master” arcade game is the one that your parents probably warned you “only has those nice prizes because you’ll never win.” Well, it...
Trung T. Phan • July 16, 2021

Digits: Supersonic planes, 100+ unicorns, and Isaac Newton’s notes

Concorde, the OG supersonic jet (Source: Getty Images / Evening Standard) United Airlines wants 15 supersonic airliners from Boom Supersonic, with an eye on 35...
Ethan Brooks • June 7, 2021

Corporations are putting stiffer clawback provisions in place to deal with wrongdoings

One of the most controversial corporate decisions in the aftermath of the 2007-08 financial crisis was made by AIG. The insurance giant — which lost...
Trung T. Phan • March 1, 2021

The voting machine duopoly, explained

Here is a running list of the world’s famous duopolies: Airbus and Boeing (airplane manufacturing) MasterCard and Visa (credit cards) Coca-Cola and Pepsico (beverages) Google …
Trung T. Phan • November 6, 2020

The government is going after Big Tech — and ‘Medium Tech’ is bracing for impact

It’s among the rarest things on Earth. An issue that both major US political parties can agree on: Big Tech should be regulated. Fearful of what...
Rob Litterst • November 5, 2020

When hedge funds try to own commonly used ideas

Last fall, LeBron James garnered some laughs when he tried (but, ultimately, failed) to trademark the phrase “Taco Tuesday.” Common sense won out as we...
Trung T. Phan • November 2, 2020

LVMH tried to walk from a ~$16B deal for Tiffany. Apparently it isn’t familiar with Delaware laws.

Listen, we’ve all been there. You’ve agreed to buy something on eBay but then got wet feet and told the seller, “Hey, sorry, my significant...
Trung T. Phan • October 28, 2020

The differences between Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are melting away

If you thought deleting your Facebook account would finally free you from your great uncle’s updates, we have terrible news: Facebook is linking DMs...
Michael Waters • October 1, 2020

Copyrighting clown makeup involves a lot of eggs

As one recent tweet taught us, clowns have a unique way to make sure their makeup doesn’t match a competitor’s. Since 1946, they’ve laid claim...
Michael Waters • September 23, 2020

Do you know where your robocalls are coming from?

Ask your neighbor.  Average Joes and Janes can make big bucks running small telecom carriers out of their homes. These smaller players have driven down...
Caroline Dohack • August 17, 2020

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