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Tech company brings divorce platform to region



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More Sony Hack Fallout: Google Fights Mississippi and the MPAA

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On Friday, Google filed papers in Mississippi federal court demanding that Jim Hood, the state attorney general, be restrained from an investigation that targets how the web giant facilitates the distribution of infringing content and goods.

The motion for a preliminary injunction (read below) would be noteworthy even if there wasn’t any connection to what’s been happening to Sony Pictures. But Google’s legal action becomes even more remarkable given the context that its court papers have been informed by stolen documents from Sony headquarters. In today’s filing, Google seizes upon news reports about “Project Goliath,” an apparent campaign by the MPAA to work with state

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Sony Hit With Fourth Class-Action Lawsuit Over Stolen Data (Exclusive)

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Four days, four class-action lawsuits. Another complaint has been filed against Sony — after lawsuits on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday — claiming the studio didn’t take adequate precautions to prepare itself for the cyberattack that led to the disclosure of thousands of employees’ private information.

The plaintiffs in the new case are Michael Levine and Lionel Felix, and both say they worked for Sony — Levine as a technical director for Sony Pictures Imageworks from 2003 to 2012, and Felix as a director of technology for Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment from 2001 to 2004. Like the other

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Whole Foods Sued Over Child’s Death, Allegedly From Tainted Beef

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Fla. Judge Grants Same-Sex Divorce, Invalidates State Law

A Florida judge granted Florida’s first same-sex divorce on Wednesday, simultaneously striking down the state’s refusal to recognize out-of-state gay marriages.

Heather Brassner and Megan Lade were joined in a Vermont civil union in 2002, but Brassner has tried unsuccessfully to untie the knot in Florida for the last five years. The Associated Press reports that Circuit Judge Dale Cohen dissolved Brassner and Lade’s union after recognizing their marriage as legal, which required declaring that “out-of-state marriages should be recognized in Florida.”

How does this gay divorce decision square with Florida’s other gay marriage cases?

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Girls in ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Found Competent to Stand Trial

Two girls accused of stabbing a friend because of a belief in “Slender Man” have been found competent to stand trial.

Anissa Weier, 13, and Morgan Geyser, 13, allegedly attempted a sort of ritualistic murder to please “Slender Man” — a fictional, shadowy figure that began as an Internet meme. According to ABC News, the victim, a then 12-year-old friend of Weier and Geyser, was stabbed 19 times with a large kitchen knife last May, but thankfully survived.

What does competency to stand trial mean for these girls in the “Slender Man” trial?

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Making Their Mark: Denise Hoffman left big law firm to start her own



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Why P&G wanted Greenpeace case resolved



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It’s not business as usual for Baltimore’s liquor board as new leadership and an audit trigger greater enforcement



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Sony Hit With Third Class-Action Lawsuit Over Privacy Breach

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It’s officially a class-action parade as yet another complaint — the third this week after others filed on Monday and Tuesday — has been filed against Sony for not doing more to protect employee information such as Social Security numbers, account routing information and medical records from being exposed in the hacking breach.

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