Category Archives: Lawsuits

Fake Twitter Purchase

Staying connected

A publicly traded company since 2013, Twitter’s existence depends on its owners and its users. As one of its largest shareholders, Elon Musk proposed an acquisition of the company earlier this year. After the company failed to disclose the precise percentage of its fake user accounts, referred to as bot accounts, Musk rescinded his $44 billion offer. The company has now responded with legal action and challenges Musk’s reasoning for not going through with the deal. Twitter accuses Musk, who operates as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, of changing his mind due to a shift in his financial motivations. Continue reading

Serving Justice at Military Base

Contaminated water

First discovered in the early 1980’s, significant levels of cleaning solvents were detected in the well water located at Camp Lejeune. Hundreds of thousands of Marines and their family members were exposed to contaminated water, which has been recognized as the leading cause for illnesses and deaths. A portion of a Jacksonville City cemetery is reserved for the babies that have passed away due to the contamination. The dates of determined exposure range from the 1950’s through the 1980’s. Now, due to the passing of recent legislation, veterans are legally allowed to sue for relief. Continue reading

An Inconvenient Ruling

Franchise folly

Although it is based in Texas, 7-Eleven is a household name in several countries. The multinational company offers considerations for franchise opportunities, but also maintains the right to end the contract if certain standards or guidelines are not upheld. A 7-Eleven store owner located in Osaka, Japan, for example, is now ordered to pay $845,000 in damages to the company for failing to remain open 24 hours a day. Starting in 2019, a franchisee, Mitoshi Matsumoto, who opened the store in 2012, decided to close down operation for a few hours every night. The decision to close for five hours each night resulted in a loss of business and an infraction against company policy. Continue reading

Put a Pin in It

Vision board

For users, creating a Pinterest Board takes personal dedication and delivers inspiration. Some of the more popular boards to develop arguably include Wedding, Home Décor, Fashion, and DIY. During preparation for an upcoming wedding, a user may refer to a database of images that may incite an element of creativity, such as gown styles, cake decorations, or centerpiece ideas, which may be virtually “pinned” to the inspiration board. A possible underlying purpose of engaging in the app is to visualize a change in lifestyle or help plan for a future event. Despite the exposition of positive images and ideas, the company must now prepare for a legal defense. Continue reading

Movie Set Mishap

Settlement attempt

At the beginning of this month, followers of the intriguing legal spectacle, starring Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, were provided coverage of a verdict that left Depp $15 million richer. Despite the resolution of this defamation lawsuit, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor cannot shy away from the limelight. Before it escalates to court, Depp is attempting to settle a lawsuit in which he is named as the defendant in an alleged assault incident. His legal team is working diligently to work out an agreement with the plaintiff, Gregg Brooks, who was employed as the location manager on the set of the crime thriller, City of Lies. Continue reading