Lawsuit

    • Backpage facing yet another trafficking lawsuit

      In the past year or so, a number of lawsuits have been filed against Backpage, the site that tries to disguise itself as a classifieds site but makes most of its money off of sex trafficking ads. Some of these lawsuits have come from families whose daughters were killed in the sex trafficking trade. Others have come from women who were trafficked while underage on Backpage.

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    • Famous Four chair pumps $5.4 million into AlpNames to settle COO lawsuit

      Famous Four Media chair Iain Roache has bought out his former COO’s stake in AlpNames, its affiliated registrar, settling a lawsuit between the two men. He’s acquired Charles Melvin’s 20% stake in the company for £3.9 million ($5.4 million), according to a press release. A spokesperson confirmed that the deal settles a lawsuit in the companies’ home territory of Gibraltar, ...

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  • Berkens sues Twitter over hacked account

    Blogger and high-profile domain investor Mike Berkens of TheDomains.com has sued Twitter for allowing his account to be hacked and failing to rectify the problem. As industry Twitter users will no doubt already be aware, Berkens’ account @thedomains came under the control of an unknown hacker on Friday last week.

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  • Famous Four bosses gave “forged documents” to court

    … registrar and/or documents relating to a rights issue, according to a ruling by Chief Justice Anthony Dudley. The ruling was made in October, but appears to have been published more recently. Former Famous Four COO Charles Melvin is suing CEO Geir Rasmussen and Iain Roache, chair of parent Domain Venture Partners, over a rights issue that diluted his…

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  • Backpage settles child sex trafficking lawsuit

    …, it was reported Backpage settled the lawsuit with these women, although the details of the settlement have remain undisclosed. This story has huge implications when it comes to the future of trafficking on Backpage. The first is, you probably shouldn’t think this is some magnanimous move on Backpage’s part. This is more than likely an attempt to try…

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  • Zillow has Zestimate lawsuit thrown out

    … Back in May, we posted how real estate site Zillow was being sued over their ‘Zestimate’ feature. The lawsuit claimed Zillow’s estimates were undervaluing the homes which were being sold on Zillow and that Zestimates were a de facto appraisal. In Illinois, where the suit was filed, all real estate appraisers have to be licensed in the state…

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  • Could you be violating your lease by using Airbnb?

    … Could you be violating your lease by using Airbnb? As you may know, Airbnb is a service that allows you to rent out your house or apartment on a short-term basis. The problem is that if you currently rent your home you could be violating your lease by renting the property out on Airbnb. Many leases include clauses that prohibit subletting…

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  • .africa to finally go live after judge denies injunction

    … and unfairly favored ZACR from the outset. Unfortunately, the ruling does not address the merits of these claims. It merely says that DCA is unlikely to win its suit due to the covenant it signed. Halm based his decision on the precedent in Ruby Glen v ICANN, the Donuts lawsuit that seeks to stop ICANN awarding .web to Verisign. The judge…

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  • Backpage sued by underage trafficking victims and why these suits are different

    … Backpage sued by underage trafficking victims and why these suits are different Yesterday, multiple lawsuits were filed against Backpage in four different states by victims who were trafficked on Backpage for sex while they were underage. At the times these victims were being trafficked they ranged in ages from 14 to 17. The suits, filed…

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  • Is Techdirt about to meet the same fate as Gawker?

    … Is Techdirt about to meet the same fate as Gawker? As followers of industry news may remember news blog Gawker and its parent company Gawker Media were sued into bankruptcy. Pro wrestler Hulk Hogan sued them for posting his now infamous tape of his indiscretions with his best friend’s wife. Then it turned out that the lawsuit was bankrolled…

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  • Donuts loses $22.5m .web lawsuit as judge rules gTLD applicants cannot sue

    … The promise not to sue ICANN that all new gTLD applicants made when they applied is legally enforceable, a California judge has ruled. Judge Percy Anderson on Monday threw out Donuts’ lawsuit against ICANN over the controversial $135 million .web auction, saying the “covenant not to sue bars Plaintiff’s entire action”. He wrote that he “does…

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  • Judge says IANA transition suit unlikely to succeed

    … they seek. The AGs are reportedly considering their options following the ruling, and may appeal. But another school of thought holds that the suit was largely a political gesture designed to creating talking points for the Republican party ahead of next month’s presidential election, and could be allowed to fade away. Tweet Tagged: ags, iana, ICANN, lawsuit, ntia, transition …

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  • Company founded by Peter Thiel sued for discrimination

    … Company founded by Peter Thiel sued for discrimination In what some may call a bit of irony, a company co-founded by Peter Thiel is being sued by the US Department of Labor over discrimination allegations. Security company Palantir is being accused of allegedly discriminating against Asian applicants. The lawsuit claims that Palantir routinely…

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