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Articles tagged with: litigation

Sony Flakes On Congressional Meeting, U.S. Gov’t Furious

With over 100 million Sony users having their information hacked, and nearly 13,000 stolen credit cards, you’d think the people at Sony would realize they are in deep $hit. Well, apparently the company is not ready to face the music quite yet, as it has declined to testify at an imminent US Congressional hearing. The hearing will address “The Threat of Data Theft to American Consumers” and will be held by the Subcommittee of Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade this Wednesday.

What Happens When You Over Charge The Government??

Six months after being forced to pay back customers for incorrect billing practices, Verizon has settled yet another claim and this one with none other than the U.S. Government for $93.5 million. The fine comes after Verizon overcharged the General Services Administration (GSA) for taxes and various surcharges. The MCI Communications unit (a Verizon subsidiary) provided the GSA with both voice and data services. The charges includes claims that Verizon submitted falls reimbursements for property taxes, recovery charges and surcharges which were not allowed.

Google Bids $900 Million For 6,000 Patents

Nortel has announced plans to sell all of its remaining patents and applications to Google for $900 million, unless of course there is a better bid. Google’s throwing down the big bucks for 6,000 patents, covering wired, wireless and digital communications technologies. Although ZDnet speculates that some of these patents will be used for Google’s mobile operating system, Android, it is uncertain what the majority will be used for. Google stated in so many words that…