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Latest News in Retail & E-Commerce

  • February 27, 2024

    Amazon Hit With Copyright Suit Over 'Road House' Reboot

    The writer behind the 1989 movie "Road House" sued Amazon Studios LLC on Tuesday in California federal court, alleging the company ignored his copyright for the screenplay and rushed to finish the movie before the rights reverted to him by using artificial intelligence.

  • February 27, 2024

    Ohio, Google Trade Barbs Over 'Common Carrier' Designation

    Google and the state of Ohio have taken aim at each other's dueling motions for summary judgment in a case seeking to have the tech titan's search engine declared a common carrier under state law for the purposes of antitrust regulation.

  • February 27, 2024

    Hot Spot Co., Investors Ask Court To Reconsider $2.4M Deal

    Wireless equipment maker Franklin Wireless Corp. and its investors have again asked a California federal judge to approve their $2.4 million deal to end a lawsuit accusing the company of concealing defects in lithium-ion batteries, saying their revised deal would pay investors $350,000 more than the version the judge rejected last month.

  • February 27, 2024

    Calif. Appeals Court Backs Costco's Race Harassment Win

    A California appeals court declined Tuesday to grant a Black former Costco worker a new trial in his suit alleging he was regularly harassed on the job, ruling he failed to show that a jury was wrong to find that the comments he faced didn't harm him enough to justify a financial award.

  • February 27, 2024

    FTC Puts Labor Focus In Merger Basket For 1st Time

    Higher consumer prices and reduced choice are no longer the only reasons the Federal Trade Commission will challenge mergers after the agency contested Kroger's planned $24.6 billion purchase of Albertsons based in part, for the first time ever, on allegations the deal will reduce competition for employees.

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