The student loan forgiveness hearing, explained

The Supreme Court heard two cases against the Biden admin’s stalled plan to forgive $400B in student loan debt.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 1, 2023

The future of AI looks like the music industry’s past

Does AI steal people’s creative work?

Mark Dent • February 6, 2023

The chocolate bunny wars

Lindt and Sprüngli has been trying to stop companies from copying its signature chocolate bunny for years.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 4, 2022

Digits: A big lawsuit, Montana supercars, and more

Plus, the port of LA literally doesn’t sound stressful at all.

Jacob Cohen • August 1, 2022

Leaked Uber documents reveal shady business

The Uber Files include 124k+ leaked internal documents that shed light on some dubious behavior.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 12, 2022

Las Vegas’ Elvis weddings are in jeopardy

A long-time Vegas tradition may be upended as the company that licenses Elvis merch goes after the city’s wedding industry.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 2, 2022

A beef over NFTs is shaking the sneaker industry

Nike’s lawsuit against StockX could set legal precedents for NFTs for years to come.

Rob Litterst • May 17, 2022

Restaurants vs. Google, explained

A Florida restaurant group says Google is nabbing customers’ orders by sending them to an “unauthorized online storefront.”

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 16, 2022

The Texas two-step, explained

The Texas two-step is a maneuver companies use to shuffle liabilities and shield assets.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 2, 2022
Roblox app

Roblox went to court to ban a troll

Roblox sued a YouTuber who it claims harassed employees and users in myriad ways, including posting bogus terrorist threats.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 24, 2022
Staten Island Ferry

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

Plus: Train theft and Disney’s descendants.

Jacob Cohen • January 24, 2022

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

Any woman who worked at Riot Games from 2014 on is eligible for a piece of its class-action settlement.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 29, 2021

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

A California court decided a widow and her daughters can sue her employer over workplace COVID exposure.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 28, 2021

Can Peloton sue HBO for the portrayal of its bike?

Peloton stock fell sharply after an unflattering feature in HBO’s “Sex and the City” reboot, and the company may be able to take legal action.

Trung T. Phan • December 14, 2021

Facebook and Google are in hot water

Another round of The Facebook Papers highlight shortcomings in the platform’s safety. Meanwhile, Google’s monopolistic ad exchange model is exposed in an unredacted lawsuit.

Trung T. Phan • October 26, 2021

Why delivery apps and cities are suing each other

Cities and food delivery apps are fighting over caps on the fees restaurants pay to use them.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 20, 2021

The Apple vs. Epic ruling, explained

A federal judge ruled that Apple is *not* a monopolist. But, now, the iPhone maker has to allow developers to steer their users to other payment options.

Trung T. Phan • September 13, 2021

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

With Right to Repair legislation, the government is looking to give consumers more options when repairing their devices.

Rob Litterst • September 2, 2021

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

You might want to rethink calling something “onion snacks” if it doesn't contain any onion.

Jacob Cohen • August 31, 2021

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

Apple is paying $100m to developers who have paid “excessive commissions” and letting them email users about alternative payment options. Is it enough?

Trung T. Phan • August 30, 2021

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

An employee went scorched earth when he reviewed the tech company that fired him. Now, they’re suing for $1m.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 5, 2021

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

Sega is being sued for $5m over its rigged arcade game, “Key Master.”

Trung T. Phan • July 16, 2021

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

A roundup of the week’s most interesting numbers, with insights from Nestle, lawyers bullying Amazon, and another cargo ship making waves.

Ethan Brooks • June 7, 2021

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

Corporations are protecting against employee misdeeds by changing the terms on how bonuses are paid out.

Trung T. Phan • March 1, 2021

When hedge funds try to own commonly used ideas

Be careful what commonly-used terms and concepts you deploy. A hedge fund might try to sue you.

Trung T. Phan • November 2, 2020

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