Legal Cases


Former executive chairman of a diamond mining company acquitted on charges of misleading the market

Mr Alexandre Alexander, the former executive chairman of Kimberley Diamonds Ltd (Kimberley Diamonds), was on 25 June 2018 found not guilty on two counts related to issuing false or ... Read More
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Facebook gives lawmakers 450 pages of answers from April hearings

Facebook Inc. turned in more than 450 pages of homework to U.S. lawmakers, defending itself against claims that it is a monopoly and sidestepping questions about the effectiveness of ... Read More
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On 20 June is the biggest vote on potential change to copyright law in Europe

On 20 June, Parliament’s legal affairs committee will vote on the biggest potential change to copyright law in Europe in the last 30 years. The European Commission made the ... Read More

Luxury brand Gucci and Guess end nine year legal battle over the letter G

After a nine-year long legal battle over the Guess logo and diamond pattern, which Gucci alleges are direct copies of its trademark, the two companies said they had reached ... Read More

Law firm urges Volkswagen consumers to join largest-ever class action over emissions scandal

The law firm acting for around 10,000 Volkswagen (VW) customers whose cars were fitted with defeat diesel devices has urged more claimants to join what could be the largest-ever ... Read More

Volkswagen Settles U.S. Emissions Lawsuit Just Before Trial

Volkswagen AG came to an agreement to settle a lawsuit over the company’s marketing of clean-emissions vehicles, resolving a contentious fight over consumer fraud claims just before it was ... Read More

Spotify Has Been Hit With a $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit

Music streaming company Spotify was sued by Wixen Music Publishing last week for allegedly using thousands of songs, including those of Tom Petty, Neil Young and the Doors, without ... Read More
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Facebook has a giant, Europe-sized legal problem

Europe continues to be a giant pain in Facebook’s app. Germany and France this week both hammered Facebook for its data practices, though in different ways. Germany’s competition regulator ... Read More

Google faces mass legal action over ‘unlawful’ data collection

A UK Campaign group is taking Google to court in a £1 billion mass action alleging the tech giant unlawfully collected information from Apple’s iPhone handsets. The group, Google ... Read More

KPMG and Barclays sued for ‘engineering’ administration of quarrying company

Quarrying company Portland Stone Holdings Limited is suing Barclays and KPMG for ‘engineering’ the administration of its subsidiary, Stone Firms Ltd, in 2010. The Portland Stone suppliers allege that ... Read More
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