Recently, a group of women filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Facebook, arguing that the social media platform and certain companies posting ads on it have engaged in gender discrimination. These companies used Facebook to advertise positions in occupations such as the trucking industry, but they allegedly…
In a complaint filed on Tuesday in San Francisco, Facebook claims Blackberry has infringed on multiple patents for its voice-messaging features in its instant messaging app. These patents include analysis of GPS information and voice-messaging technology.
The largest social media company in the world faces another legal battle. On Monday, April 16, 2018, US District Judge James Donato ruled in San Francisco federal court that a class action lawsuit could proceed with the allegation that Facebook illegally collected and stored its users biometric data without their permission.
On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Facebook Inc. was sued by its investors in San Francisco federal court over a claim that the social media company failed to uphold privacy for its users. Investors stated that they faced losses due to the company’s connection to a UK-based research firm, Cambridge Analytica, that collected data for 50 million users without their permission. The same research firm is also connected to President Donald Trump.
On Monday, March 6, 2018, Blackberry Limited filed a complaint for patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., and WhatsApp Inc.
The New York Court of Appeals—that state's highest court—recently held that the threshold inquiry for whether the materials on a personal injury plaintiff's Facebook account are discoverable is whether they are "reasonably calculated to yield information that is 'material and necessary.'" The full text of the court's opinion is available on Justia Law.