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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 […]

The European Commission Fines Four Consumer Electronics Manufacturers for Fixing Online Resale Prices and Sketches the Contours of a New Fining Policy | JDSupra

The European Commission Fines Four Consumer Electronics Manufacturers for Fixing Online Resale Prices and Sketches the Contours of a New Fining Policy | JDSupra

The Commission’s decisions of 24 July 2018, fining Philips, Asus, Denon & Marantz and Pioneer for fixing online retail prices, inaugurate a much-awaited wave of verdicts on vertical restrictions, with the noteworthy peculiarity that they involve the use of algorithms. Separate investigations against Philips, Asus, Denon & Marantz and Pioneer were simultaneously opened in February […]

Price setting software could breach competition law | Business Insider

Price setting software could breach competition law | Business Insider

Businesses using high-tech optimisation tools to analyse data and prices could inadvertently end up in breach of competition laws by swapping key information with competitors, a leading lawyer has warned. Michael Dean, a partner in the competition team at the Glasgow office of global law firm Dentons , said that this increasingly popular software – […]

Liquidation Deals Aren’t Always What They Seem | CBS Minnesota

Liquidation Deals Aren’t Always What They Seem | CBS Minnesota

A Craftsman riding mower was listed as 10 percent off for liquidation, priced at $1,889. But buyers could’ve saved $300 more dollars by purchasing it the week before, when the sale price had it listed for $1,499. It was a similar story for a Craftsman push mower. Sears’ current liquidation price: $450. Before liquidation, the […]

Bumble Bee CEO indicted on charge he fixed canned tuna price | Yahoo!

Bumble Bee CEO indicted on charge he fixed canned tuna price | Yahoo!

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. prosecutors filed a criminal charge Wednesday against the CEO of Bumble Bee Foods as part of an ongoing investigation into price fixing in the packaged seafood industry. A grand jury in San Francisco indicted Christopher Lischewski on one count of price fixing, alleging that from November 2010 to December 2013 […]

Qualcomm is fined for anti-competitive practices—again | A fine habit

Qualcomm is fined for anti-competitive practices—again | A fine habit

Qualcomm’s pricing strategy, too, has won it few friends in recent years. Most contentious is the way in which it licenses its intellectual property to device-makers, charging them a percentage of the total selling price of their devices. Apple alleges that such royalties act as a tax on any innovative features it adds to its […]

HarperCollins settles over Jobs’ cartel | FudZilla

HarperCollins settles over Jobs’ cartel | FudZilla

A rather nasty chapter in Steve Jobs’ biography has finally drawn to a close after publisher HarperCollins has agreed to donate $120,000 in books as part of a settlement with a Canadian law enforcement agency. For those who came in very late,  Apple’s messiah Steve Jobs arranged a pricing cartel which jacked up the prices […]