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  • Crunch Report | Lily Robotics Shuts Down

    Lily Robotics shuts down, Techdirt is in a legal battle fighting for its life, Apple is poised to create original content, Starship Technologies gets a new $17.2 million round and Twitter to live stream Trump inauguration. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Lawsuit claims Snap Inc. hasn’t been honest about its pre-IPO performance metrics

    Lawsuit claims Snap Inc. hasn’t been honest about its pre-IPO performance metrics

    Against the backdrop of an imminent public offering, one former Snap Inc. employee is claiming in a lawsuit that the company inflated its performance metrics to lure investors. Anthony Pompliano, the one-time head of Snap’s growth and user engagement team, is seeking an injunction and monetary relief after being fired just three weeks into his tenure. Mr. Pompliano, now a… Read More

  • Andreessen in hot water for texts he sent Zuckerberg

    Andreessen in hot water for texts he sent Zuckerberg

    Facebook’s board was sued earlier this year, with investors alleging that their interests were not adequately represented when Zuckerberg was permitted to sell most of his shares and still retain voting control of the company. And now court filings uncovered by Bloomberg show that texts sent by board member Marc Andreessen are being used to suggest that he was protecting Zuckerberg… Read More

  • Opternative sues South Carolina for the right to give online eye exams there

    Opternative sues South Carolina for the right to give online eye exams there

    Telehealth startup Opternative filed a suit against South Carolina today over a law that bars consumers there from getting a prescription for new glasses or contacts with an online eye exam. Technically, the lawsuit is a constitutional challenge to the state’s statute. As TechCrunch previously reported, Opternative’s app generally allows users to take an eye exam from the comfort… Read More

  • Legalist is making it easier for lawyers to find state court records

    Legalist is making it easier for lawyers to find state court records

    Imagine a lawyer with a client who lives in one county and works in another. Or even a lawyer who litigates in multiple states. Both common occurrences, but situations that make it very hard to keep track of legal documents. Essentially, it should be easy to keep track of court records from multiple counties and states – but it’s not. In fact, it’s pretty awful. Most are… Read More

  • Uber settles on $7.5 million in background checks lawsuit

    Uber settles on $7.5 million in background checks lawsuit

    Uber faces a growing number of legal troubles these days – the latest involves a court settlement of $7.5 million for background checks. Uber has agreed to pay the $7.5 million sum to a group of San Francisco drivers alleging the company acquired consumer background reports without asking them first. Uber also agreed to pay $100 million to San Francisco and Massachusetts drivers in… Read More

  • A lending case involving top VCs moves toward a trial

    A lending case involving top VCs moves toward a trial

    Elevate, a venture-backed company that uses big data to assess loan applications from people with low credit scores, has been called out as a predatory lender, including in Fortune last year. One reason among others is that the APR on some of its loans is a stunning 349 percent. Yet the company’s predecessor, Think Finance, which was founded in 2001 and quietly spun out Elevate into… Read More

  • Court holds Amazon liable for years of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids

    Court holds Amazon liable for years of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids

    In an entirely unsurprising ruling, a federal judge has sided with the FTC in the agency’s lawsuit against Amazon, which had said that the company did not do enough to safeguard customers against unauthorized in-app purchases made by children. According to the FTC’s original complaint, Amazon billed its customers millions of dollars in these charges. The problem came about… Read More