Women at Microsoft filed 238 discrimination and harassment complaints – only 1 was deemed ‘founded’

New details have emerged in the on-going gender discrimination lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. Women working in U.S.-based technical jobs at Microsoft filed 238 internal complaints about gender discrimination or sexual harassment between 2010

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry sues Facebook, alleges copyright infringement of BlackBerry Messenger

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook Inc. on Tuesday, alleging that the social media giant's WhatsApp and Instagram apps had copied features and technology from BlackBerry Messenger. "Defendants

Published on: March 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Former Google engineer’s lawsuit has no foundation, Toronto lawyer says

James Damore’s class action lawsuit claiming that Google unfairly discriminates against white men with unpopular political views is surprising, considering the overwhelming evidence of systemic sexism and underrepresentation of women and minorities in

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

If you own an LCD screen, you may be entitled to free money

New settlements in a class-action lawsuit involving alleged price-fixing in the Canadian liquid crystal display (LCD) market means that if you own an LCD screen, you might be entitled to part of the

Published on: January 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Class action lawsuit alleges Amazon collected unnecessary sales tax from Canadians

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Canadian arm of online retail and cloud computing giant Amazon.com Inc., alleging the company has been collecting sales tax on items that should have

Published on: March 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry hit with class action lawsuit from over 300 employees

Note: Updated on Feb. 21 to incorporate comments from Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP. While BlackBerry Ltd. is on track to have its first profitable year since pivoting from smartphone maker to security software

Published on: February 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Want $20? Fill out this form

The money is yours. If you bought an electronic device in Canada between 1999 and 2002, themoneyismine.ca wants to send you $20 or more, because you probably overpaid. The deal is part of

Published on: February 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Get money back for LCD monitor you bought a decade ago

Canadian businesses and individuals that bought a LCD monitor between 1998 and 2006 are due to receive a retroactive discount, after two law firms announce they have reached a settlement with electronics manufacturers

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Facebook rewording policies on how it uses members’ data for ads

Facebook Inc. is rewording two key documents that are essential to its service, putting the changes up for review and asking for feedback for the next seven days. The social network's Statement of

Published on: August 29th, 2013 Candice So

Law offers Canadian Web site operators inadequate protection against libel claims

Canadian law is sorely lacking when it comes to protecting website operators from claims of libel. The United Kingdom's laws on defamation are very similar those those in Canada. However a recent case

Published on: March 1st, 2013 Monica Goyal

Why Zappos’ user agreement didn’t stand up in court

The recent failure of Zappos.com’s user agreement to protect the site from a class action lawsuit demonstrates a few crucial lessons for websites wishing to protect themselves. You can see this post as

Published on: November 12th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Ashley Madison CEO responds to dispute between competitor and PayPal

No stranger to controversy, Toronto-based dating Web site Ashley Madison is in the news again – this time it's being called out by a competing online dating service.AshleyMadison.com, owned by Avid Life Media,

Published on: September 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Apple accused of e-book price fixing by U.S. lawsuit

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five large publishers, accusing the companies of working together to raise prices of e-books.Defendants in the lawsuit, filed Wednesday, are

Published on: April 11th, 2012 Grant Gross

Path mobile app updated to improve user privacy

Social networking service Path has upgraded the security of its mobile application in apparent response to a recent outcry over its data gathering practices. In a brief blog post , Path said that

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan