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
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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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?
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?
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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