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Today in Apple history: Eddy Cue takes the stand to defend iBooks pricing | Cult of Mac

Today in Apple history: Eddy Cue takes the stand to defend iBooks pricing | Cult of Mac

History of the iBooks lawsuit Filed in April 2012, The United States of America v. Apple Inc. antitrust case alleged that Apple conspired with five book publishers to raise and fix the price of e-books. The publishers included Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin and Simon & Schuster. All five settled their claims outside […]

Lannett: Generic Price Gouging Suit Names Names, Might Be The Death Blow – Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE:LCI) | Seeking Alpha

Lannett: Generic Price Gouging Suit Names Names, Might Be The Death Blow – Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE:LCI) | Seeking Alpha

Summary The State of Connecticut recently had the court release an unredacted version of their previously filed charges against LCI, MYL and others. The charges filed allege that current LCI employees were colluding with PAR (while the current Chairman of the BOD was in the same role at PAR). The range of potential fines is […]

Uber puts a larger fare if it knows you will pay | Tech Juice

Uber puts a larger fare if it knows you will pay | Tech Juice

The surge pricing on the popular ride-hailing service is not as simple as some people might have thought. According to a new report from Forbes, Uber, the US-based ride-sharing service, charges a larger fare if, through machine learning and artificial intelligence, it gets to know that the users would be willing to pay the increased […]

Uber Expands Ride Pass to 20 More U.S. Cities | Future Car

Uber Expands Ride Pass to 20 More U.S. Cities | Future Car

Consumers that don’t have an automobile and rely on ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to get around can attest to how greatly prices can differ depending on traffic, weather, and surge pricing. Last October, Uber came out with a subscription service that allowed consumers willing to pay $14.99 a month to lock in flat […]

Uber puts its money behind congestion pricing | CSNY

Uber puts its money behind congestion pricing | CSNY

Despite New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio getting on board with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s congestion pricing proposal for Manhattan’s central business district, the plan to fund the ailing Metropolitan Transportation Authority by enacting a toll for drivers entering Manhattan below 61st Street still faces some pushback from within the state Legislature – particularly from […]

Uber Pays Drivers $20 Million to Settle Contractor Dispute | Reason

Uber Pays Drivers $20 Million to Settle Contractor Dispute | Reason

Uber is out $20 million. The ride-hailing company has agreed to settle a six-year-old lawsuit with drivers who argued they should be classified as employees—not contractors—and therefore deserve benefits and wage protections. Although Uber will hand a decent payout to the 13,600 drivers named in the suit, the company will not change their employment status. […]

Happy Tax Files False Advertising Lanham Act Lawsuit Against H&R Block | AP News

Happy Tax Files False Advertising Lanham Act Lawsuit Against H&R Block | AP News

Since 2015, Happy Tax has utilized and advertised upfront and transparent pricing for its assisted CPA prepared tax preparation services. Happy Tax was the first notable national company to introduce this innovative pricing strategy to an industry that historically provided prices to clients after their tax returns were completed. The alleged false and misleading commercial […]

NC lawsuit claims companies price gouged Florence homeowners | WNCT 9

NC lawsuit claims companies price gouged Florence homeowners | WNCT 9

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A lawsuit filed by the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office alleges two companies from out-of-state price gouged victims of Hurricane Florence. … The lawsuits claim Georgia Tree Company and Secure Restoration overcharged customers during the Governor’s State of Emergency issued during Florence. Georgia Tree Company, based out of Alpharetta, Georgia, is accused of […]

Price f(x) Files Petitions with US Patent and Trademark Office to Invalidate Vendavo’s Patents and Launches a Counter Lawsuit | Business Wire

Price f(x) Files Petitions with US Patent and Trademark Office to Invalidate Vendavo’s Patents and Launches a Counter Lawsuit | Business Wire

Price f(x)’s petitions challenge Vendavo’s patents on a variety of grounds, including in all cases that the claims are directed to patent-ineligible abstract ideas (e.g., math for pricing of products), and in many cases that Vendavo simply tried to claim more than it actually invented. The petitions are now pending in the U.S. Patent Office, […]

Apple to tell Supreme Court it can’t be sued in App Store dispute | CNBC

Apple to tell Supreme Court it can’t be sued in App Store dispute | CNBC

A nearly decade-long battle over Apple’s App Store is set to finally be argued before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, setting up a high-stakes showdown over whether the company can be forced to pay damages to iPhone owners who say the App Store is an unlawful monopoly. The iPhone owners who […]