Legal Trends 2018

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Caxton and Independent Group fined for colluding on advertising prices

Newspaper publisher Caxton has been fined R5.8m and the Independent Group R2.2m for colluding on the prices they charged to advertisers, the Competition Commission said on Friday...

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU

The European Commission said on Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter...

1 day ago

Leaked MiWay conversation with Zwelithini contravenes law: Information Regulator

The leaked conversation between a sales rep from the insurance company MiWay and King Goodwill Zwelithini contravened the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA).

By Nico Gous 13 Feb 2018

Waymo, Uber end trade secrets theft trial with settlement

Waymo and Uber announced an agreement on Friday, 9 February 2018, in the blockbuster federal lawsuit over allegedly stolen trade secrets from the former Google self-driving car project...

12 Feb 2018

Facebook wins EU court fight against class action lawsuit

The EU's top court on Thursday, 25 January 2018, dismissed a bid by an Austrian activist to bring a class action against Facebook for privacy breaches, although he can sue the US social media giant on a personal basis.

26 Jan 2018

I haz wins: Grumpy Cat in $710,000 court payout

LOS ANGELES, USA: It won't put a smile on her notoriously pouty face but Grumpy Cat, the feline who became an internet meme and a hugely lucrative brand, has just won $710,000 in court...

25 Jan 2018

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

LONDON, UK: Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest"...

24 Jan 2018

Media24 poised to end Novus deal

Novus Holdings, previously part of the Naspers Group, looks set to have its third grim year in a row, with reports that it is set to lose the crucial contract to print Media 24's newspapers and magazines to Caxton and a number of small independent printers...

22 Jan 2018

When schoolyard bullying becomes a lawsuit

As the new school year starts in earnest this week, parents need to be aware of aware of the potential personal litigation risks that their children could face if they engage in bullying behaviour...

17 Jan 2018

Legal defence fund set up for Jacques Pauw over The President's Keepers

On Monday, Media Monitoring Africa announced a "legal defence fund" for journalist and author Jacques Pauw to fight legal challenges over his explosive 2017 book, The President's Keepers.

By Khulekani Magubane 16 Jan 2018

Tesla faces fresh Norway lawsuit over false advertising

OSLO, Norway: Nearly 80 Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker over misleading advertising, saying their electric car did not deliver the promised performance, Norwegian daily Dagens Naeringsliv (DN) reported on Thursday...

12 Jan 2018

'Revenge porn': Facebook to compensate Northern Irish teen

Facebook has settled a legal case involving naked photos posted on the social media platform of a Northern Irish teenager, the lawyer for the victim confirmed to AFP on Wednesday...

11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Copyright in the age of AI

Hollywood flirted with Artificial Intelligence (AI) long before it became mainstream, portraying it as an adversary, pitting man against machine. Though it is no secret that it got the whole narrative around AI patently wrong...

By Brendon Ambrose 10 Jan 2018

Kazakhstan passes controversial media law

Kazakhstan on Thursday pushed through a raft of controversial amendments to a media law despite concern that the new legislation will further limit freedom of speech in the tightly-controlled nation...

29 Dec 2017

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International

Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuit

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff.

By Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

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