Neowin News Feed for: Settlement Neowin News Feed for: Settlement en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Google settles case with a terminated employee over workplace activism <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A settlement between Alphabet, which owns Google, and Berland has been approved by the National Labor Relations Board. Other wrongful termination cases against the firm are still ongoing. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Thu, 09 Sep 2021 06:24:02 +0000 Zoom agrees to pay $86 million to settle class-action lawsuit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Zoom has agreed to pay $86 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed in the U.S. The allegations included breach of customer data privacy and poor security standards that allowed zoombombing. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:02:01 +0000 Google to improve ad practices after being slapped with $268 million fine <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has vowed to improve interoperability with third-party ad platforms after a French antitrust watchdog found it to be biased towards Google&#039;s own marketplace and fined it €220 million (~$268m). <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 07 Jun 2021 10:40:01 +0000 Apple will pay $113 million to settle probe on battery issues with old iPhones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple will pay $113 million for its second settlement of an investigation into its iPhone battery throttling practices. It also vowed to make its battery management practices more transparent. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jefferson Mangubat) Thu, 19 Nov 2020 03:38:01 +0000 Alphabet to shell out $310m to settle Google sexual misconduct lawsuit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Alphabet-owned tech giant Google, who had been grappling with a sexual misconduct lawsuit filed by its shareholders, has reached an agreement worth $310 million in settlements to close the chapter. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Sat, 26 Sep 2020 02:16:01 +0000 Apple agrees to pay $500 million to settle lawsuits for slowing iPhones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has reportedly agreed to pay $500 million to settle lawsuits for throttling older iPhones. The proposal, which grants up to $25 in settlement for affected iPhone owners, is awaiting approval. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Abhay V) Mon, 02 Mar 2020 20:04:01 +0000 Stardock ends Star Control IP dispute with "amicable settlement" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a legal battle that has stretched for more than a year, common ground has been found and an agreement brokered that will resolve all disputes regarding the Star Control franchise. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Sat, 15 Jun 2019 06:42:02 +0000 Sprint and AT&T reach settlement over the latter's fake 5G branding <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sprint and AT&amp;T have settled a lawsuit filed in February of this year over the latter&#039;s use of fake 5G branding on its mobile device offerings, a marketing stunt that was criticized by rivals. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Tue, 23 Apr 2019 01:44:01 +0000 These violent delights have violent ends: Westworld mobile game closes doors <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A few months back, Bethesda sued Warner Bros. claiming that the latter&#039;s Westworld game on mobile used assets from Fallout Shelter. Although the two reached a settlement, Westworld is shutting down. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:20:01 +0000 Samsung apologizes for employees' illnesses likely caused due to poor work conditions <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung has issued a public apology for the illnesses and deaths of employees at its computer chip and liquid crystal display plants, saying it failed to handle health risks at those facilities. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Fri, 23 Nov 2018 11:22:05 +0000 Nintendo settles for $12 million in lawsuit against married couple who operated ROM sites <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nintendo has settled for $12 million in a lawsuit that it filed against a married couple who were operating ROM sites. The accused have also signed off the websites, games, and emulators to Nintendo. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:48:01 +0000 Elon Musk will step down as Tesla chairman and pay a $20 million fine in SEC deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Elon Musk has reached a settlement with the U.S. SEC that will see him lose his chairman position at Tesla for the next three years. He will also have to pay a fine of $20 million. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 29 Sep 2018 23:50:01 +0000 Report: LG offers class-action settlement over bootloop issues <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Several of LGs popular phones ran into a problem where the devices would constantly try to reboot. The cycle was endless and the phones effectively became doorstops, prompting the class-action suit. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Keefer) Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:52:01 +0000 Uber agrees to 20 years of audits in a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Uber has agreed to obtain independent third-party audits every two years, for the next twenty years, as part of a settlement over the charges levied against it by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vishal Laul) Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:48:01 +0000 Nokia received $2 billion from Apple to settle patent disputes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In an earnings call this week, Nokia has revealed that Apple paid the company 2 billion dollars to settle ongoing patent disputes. The companies will share patents as part of the licensing agreement. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Faisal Ahmed) Sat, 29 Jul 2017 20:22:01 +0000 Years after the infamous data breach, Ashley Madison is paying out $11.2 million to users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It has been years since the initial breach of the Ashley Madison website that resulted in millions of users data being revealed. Now, the firm is settling with the affected, paying out $11.2 million. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Sun, 16 Jul 2017 21:18:01 +0000 No Man's Sky developer ends 'secret, stupid' legal battle over the name of the game <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>No Man&#039;s Sky developer has stated that they have finally ended a legal battle with British telecommunications company, Sky, over the use of the word &quot;Sky&quot; in the name of the game. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:18:01 +0000 Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe reach new deal to end U.S. lawsuit over poaching <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Four tech giants once again try to resolve a class-action lawsuit by tech workers over employee mobility and compensation, after last year&#039;s rejected settlement of $324M. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:46:01 +0000 Report: Apple and Samsung may settle lawsuits out of court after all <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to a report by the Korea Times, Apple and Samsung may be working to settle their various cases outside of court. This comes after Google and Apple agreed a similar thing earlier this month. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Max Slater-Robins) Tue, 20 May 2014 08:58:55 +0000 Apple agrees to $32.5 million settlement with FTC over in-app purchases <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1446144654App-Store-Icon.png" alt="" /></div>The Federal Trade Commission announced Apple has agreed to a settlement where the company will offer at least $32.5 million to iOS users for in-app purchases bought by kids without parental consent. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:01:32 +0000 BitTorrent site isoHunt shutting down thanks to settlement with movie studios <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1702864424BitTorrent.jpg" alt="" /></div>The popular BitTorrent search engine website isoHunt has entered into an agreement with the major U.S. movie studios and as part of that settlement will shut down operations next week. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:53:04 +0000 Facebook to pay 615,000 of its users $15 each in new lawsuit settlement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1794787763facebook-login.png" alt="" /></div>A judge has now approved a new settlement from Facebook in a long running lawsuit, where Facebook will pay 615,000 of its users $15 each for using their names in Sponsored Stories without permission. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:07:58 +0000 iPhone 4 owners start receiving $15 "Antennagate" check <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/246762641iphone.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you are, or were an iPhone 4 owner and you submitted a claim to Apple for the $15 settlement instead of a bumper case for the &quot;Antennagate&quot; issue, then you should receive that check very soon. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:28:10 +0000 Apple offers $2.25M settlement for iPad 4G claim in Australia <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The iPad &quot;Wifi + 4G&quot; didn&#039;t go down well in Australia as dissatisfied customers found out when they discovered that the device is in-fact not compatible with the Australian 4G network, lawsuits ensue. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 08 Jun 2012 07:22:27 +0000 Citi: Microsoft gets $5 per HTC Android handset thanks to settlement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/773785712786139543ad.jpg" alt="" /></div>Android is free? Not if you ask the currently fourth-place player in the mobile market: Microsoft. Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer hinted at this notion last October, stating at Android had &quot;patent fees.&quot; Yes, just as... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Fri, 27 May 2011 23:35:31 +0000 Settlement in Nvidia GPU case: Compaqs forced onto Mac users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/626184709634216_NV_GEF_3D-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>It has been a few years since flaws in Nvidia's mobile GeForce 7000-series and 8000-series chips caused overheating problems, prompting users to send laptops back en masse to manufacturers. Laptop users of almost all makes... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Thu, 05 May 2011 07:08:54 +0000 Judge kills Winklevoss settlement appeal against Facebook <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/119121962a.jpg" alt="" /></div>The long, infamous litigation between Facebook and the Winklevoss twins seems to have screeched to a halt, if a federal appeals court judge has anything to say about it. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, along with fellow... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Collado) Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:49:20 +0000 Sony and George Hotz reach a settlement [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony and George Hotz have just announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Japanese company in the US federal court in San Francisco. The official Playstation Blog is reporting that, although the parties... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Mon, 11 Apr 2011 16:55:05 +0000 Google Buzz-kill settlement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/905660096buzz-logo.png" alt="" /></div>On Tuesday, Google sent out an email to all Google Buzz users, in a very uncommon practice for Google to partake in, talking about how they settled a class action law suit against privacy concerns... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Wed, 03 Nov 2010 02:16:53 +0000 Comcast settles throttling lawsuit, go get your money <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1940122331comcast.png" alt="" /></div>After Comcast was caught throttling P2P traffic back in 2007, a class action lawsuit (Hart vs. Comcast) was filed against them. According to Benzinga, the lawsuit has now come to an end, as Comcast settles... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Tue, 22 Dec 2009 22:23:11 +0000 Dell to pay $4m over deceptive advertising <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/10319688d.jpg" alt="" /></div>Computer manufacturer Dell is to pay out $4million in penalties, costs and damages over accusations of deceptive advertising, according to the Associated Press. A case was brought against the company in 2007 by the New... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:04:20 +0000 Monopoly: Microsoft to pay Mississippi $100 million <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/microsoft_antitrust.png" alt="" /></div>The current European Union moves against Microsoft and Internet Explorer are, of course, nothing new. After an American federal judge ruled in 2000 that Microsoft had illegally abused its monopoly by including the web browser... <a href="">Read more...</a> (James Hall) Mon, 15 Jun 2009 10:03:08 +0000 "Hot Coffee" Suit Settlement May Cost Take-Two $2.75 Million <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Take-Two Interactive just issued a release featuring details on the preliminary settlement of the consumer class action lawsuit filed against it and Rockstar Games over the &quot;sexually explicit&quot; content in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 09 Nov 2007 16:35:17 +0000 Judge Approves Settlement in Iowa Microsoft Lawsuit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>District Court Judge Scott Rosenberg in Polk County, Iowa, approved a $179.95 million settlement in the Iowa class-action lawsuit against Microsoft Corp yesterday; the settlement was originally announced in April but had not been finalized... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 01 Sep 2007 23:10:59 +0000 Microsoft Settlement Promotes Competition, DOJ Says <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Six years after the landmark antitrust settlement between the United States and Microsoft, the Department of Justice said Aug. 30 that the deal has benefited consumers by promoting competition in the middleware market. In a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 31 Aug 2007 09:09:42 +0000 Google: Vista Violates Antitrust Settlement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has once again found itself under scrutiny for alleged antitrust violations, this time by the internet search giant Google. With web-based applications becoming the new battleground for consumer dominance, Microsoft has found itself pushed... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 11 Jun 2007 10:42:08 +0000 Jack Thompson and Take-Two Reach Settlement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jack Thompson, Florida attorney and anti-video game critic, has a storied history against Take Two Interactive's games, including an effort to ban and block the sales of the company's games. In October 2006, Take Two... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 21 Apr 2007 22:54:07 +0000 Students largely ignore RIAA instant settlement offers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The RIAA has released figures regarding its recent campaign against file sharing at US colleges and universities: only 116 students of 400 have used their new web site to settle copyright infringement claims, meaning 284... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 26 Mar 2007 22:29:10 +0000 Microsoft, Daum Reach $30 Million Dollar Settlement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Corp. has reached a $30 million settlement with South Korea's Daum over an antitrust suit, but regulators will continue to review their case against the world's largest software maker. Shares in Daum Communications Corp.,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 11 Nov 2005 20:40:00 +0000 Judge Approves Settlement in iPod Class Action Suit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A San Mateo County judge on Thursday approved the settlement of a class action suit that will offer relief to as many as 1.3 million iPod owners who may have been victim to poor or... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 26 Aug 2005 20:20:00 +0000