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December 4, 2019 | Via BBC

Elon Musk Testifies in California ‘Pedo Guy’ Court Case

Tesla founder Elon Musk has appeared in court in Los Angeles to answer a lawsuit brought by a British cave diver he called “pedo guy” on Twitter. Vernon Unsworth, who helped rescue 12 boys trapped in a Thai cave last year, is suing for defamation. Mr Unsworth’s legal team have described Mr Musk’s now-deleted tweet as “vile and false” and are seeking unspecified punitive damages.

September 17, 2019 | Via The Guardian

Elon Musk Claims He didn’t Intend to Accuse British Diver

Elon Musk is continuing to try to wriggle his way out of a defamation lawsuit, claiming in a court filing on Monday that a tweet labeling a British diver “pedo guy” was not meant to actually accuse him of pedophilia. The Tesla CEO is being sued over comments made in 2018 about Vernon Unsworth, a diver who helped rescue a team of young soccer players stuck in an underwater cave.

December 28, 2018 | Via The Guardian

Elon Musk Files to Dismiss ‘pedo’ Defamation Lawsuit by British Diver

Elon Musk has asked a US judge to dismiss a lawsuit by a British diver who helped rescue a boys soccer team trapped in a Thailand cave and said Musk defamed him by calling him a pedophile and child rapist. These statements were “just imaginative attacks; even if offensive, such speculative insults are by their nature opinion and protected by the first amendment,” Musk’s lawyers said.

October 18, 2018 | Via Market Watch

eBay Sues Amazon for Illegally Recruiting Sellers

eBay filed a lawsuit against Amazon on Wednesday claiming it fraudulently poached high-value sellers by breaching an eBay messaging system called M2M. eBay said Amazon is ‘unwilling to fairly compete for third-party seller business.’ eBay claims the activity has been occurring for years although the company just learned of it a few weeks ago.

August 13, 2018 | Via USA Today

Cancer Patient Wins Claim Against Monsanto’s Roundup Weedkiller

Former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was awarded $289 million in damages in a victory in his case against Monsanto on Friday. Johnson claimed Monsanto’s most popular weedkiller Roundup gave him terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer. Following the verdict, Monsanto issued a statement saying it stands by studies suggesting Roundup does not cause cancer.

July 17, 2018 | Via BBC

British Rescue Diver Considering Legal Action Against Elon Musk

British cave diver, Vern Unsworth, who was instrumental in the rescue of 12 children trapped in a northern Thailand cave said he is considering legal action after the US billionaire Elon Musk called him a “pedo” or pedophile, in a now-deleted tweet. Unsworth previously called Musk’s mini-submarine for the rescue effort a ‘PR stunt.’

June 26, 2018 | Via NBC News

Buzz Aldrin Sues Children for Fraud

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and business partner for elder exploitation and fraud. Aldrin’s lawsuit followed a petition by his children asking to be named his legal guardians, claiming he suffers from dementia. Aldrin asserts his children are using his legacy and company funds ‘for their own self-dealing and enrichment.’

August 10, 2018 | Via CNN

Nebraska Lethal Injection May Be Postponed Due to German Drugmaker

The Nebraska execution of Carey Dean Moore convicted of killing two taxi drivers in 1979 may be postponed. German drugmaker Fresenius Kabi asked a judge to block the use of its drugs in Nebraska’s first-ever lethal injection. The company claims harm could come to its reputation if products intended to help are used to kill.

July 7, 2017 | Via ABC News

Hobby Lobby Agrees to Give Up Smuggled Artifacts

Hobby Lobby, the arts-and-crafts seller, has managed to smuggle 5,500 historic artifacts out of Iraq by citing them as tiles, illegally. The artifacts date back thousands of years to the times of ancient Mesopotamia. After a civil complaint filed on Wednesday by the federal Prosecutors in Brooklyn, the company has agreed to return all of the pieces, and to forfeit to the government an additional $3 million, resolving the civil action.

June 27, 2017 | Via Reuters

Google Fined 2.42bn Euros over Shopping Service

Google has been fined 2.42 euros by the European Commission, the largest penalty so far by the regulator for such a case, for distorting the search results for shopping searches by promoting its own shopping comparisons at the top of search results. Google has 90 days to respond to the charge or face further penalties.

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