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Twitter Loses Lawsuit Seeking to Stop Texas Probe

Twitter was handed a small setback on Tuesday when a federal judge refused to advance a lawsuit that it brought against Texas attorney general Ken Paxton. The suit was filed after Donald Trump’s account was suspended and Paxton began investigating Twitter’s policies and procedures related to content moderation. “Twitter/Facebook closing conservative accts,” tweeted Paxton. “As AG, […]

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Twitter Loses Lawsuit Seeking to Stop Texas Probe

Twitter was handed a small setback on Tuesday when a federal judge refused to advance a lawsuit that it brought against Texas attorney general Ken Paxton. The suit was filed after Donald…

‘Daily Mail’ Argues False Jane Krakowski Romance Story Didn’t Defame MyPillow’s Mike Lindell

Daily Mail is telling a New York federal judge not to give Mike Lindell a chance to amend his defamation suit over a story that claimed the MyPillow CEO secretly dated actress…

Is Robinhood About to Get Wrecked After (Mis)Quoting Ice Cube?

“Check yo self before you wreck yo self” That now-famous lyric from Ice Cube off his 1992 album, The Predator, is at the center of a lawsuit from the rapper-actor against Robinhood, which offers…

Sydney Pollack’s Lawyer May Face Trial Over Aretha Franklin Concert Film

As everyone knows, lawyers are supposed to represent their clients zealously. Sometimes, there’s even bluffing involved. But can an attorney get into legal trouble for voicing a foolish legal…

Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban

Facebook’s oversight board on Wednesday upheld the social media giant’s decision to suspend President Donald Trump in the final days of his presidency. However, the board also required Facebook…

Michael Jackson’s Likeness Valued at $4.1 Million in Big Tax Court Win for Estate

The executors of the estate say the decision is "a huge, unambiguous victory for Michael Jackson’s children."

Epic v. Apple Antitrust Trial Begins

During opening statements, the 'Fortnite' maker says that Apple is abusing control over a huge platform for distributing apps.

How a Malpractice Suit Against a Star Lawyer Could Leak #MeToo Secrets

Ousted UMG executive Charlie Walk is suing longtime Trump consigliere Marc Kasowitz, but they have one thing in common: They say they want the truth to come out.

European Authorities Accuse Apple of Distorting Music Streaming Market

Antitrust authorities in the European bloc have filed charges that could bring multibillion-dollar fines. The new case comes on the verge of a huge trial between Epic Games and Apple.

CNN Faces Project Veritas Lawsuit for Comments About Twitter Suspension

James O'Keefe's outfit says its journalistic reputation was impugned by the suggestion it was booted from Twitter for "promoting misinformation."

Michael Jackson Estate Gets Judge to Toss Wade Robson’s Abuse Suit

Robson's attorney says he'll take the fight to the California Supreme Court, if necessary.

ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC Battle “Freemium”

This big copyright case will come down to a federal court's view of Locast, a digital streaming app that's free … sorta.