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Lenovo

Deception and Unfair Practices Come Preinstalled

by BakerHostetler on

Lenovo, a manufacturer of personal computers, recently agreed, among other things, to implement a software security program in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over issues with third-party software...more

Lenovo-FTC Consent Order Calls For 20-Year Monitoring Period

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Laptop-maker Lenovo (United States), Inc. agreed to a no-fault settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and 32 states over allegations that it installed ad software that compromised customers’ web security and invaded...more

Lenovo Agrees to Settle Data Security Case with FTC and 32 AGs

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on September 5, 2017, that it has settled with Lenovo regarding allegations that Lenovo “harmed customers by pre-loading software on some laptops that compromised security...more

Key Takeaways from FTC Settlement with Lenovo Over Pre-Installed “Man-in-the-Middle” Software

On September 5, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it had agreed to enter into a settlement with Lenovo Inc., which allegedly preloaded some of its computers with invasive software that compromised...more

Lenovo Settles FTC Charges Regarding Pre-Installed Software That Compromised Consumers' Cybersecurity and Privacy

On September 5, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it and 32 state attorneys general had settled charges with Lenovo regarding the company's practice of pre-loading software on its laptops that...more

The Intel Case – Facts do matter!

by Dentons on

Companies commonly use rebates to maximise sales. From a competition law perspective, such rebate schemes are ordinarily unproblematic. However, dominant companies may apply rebates in a way that distorts competition, in...more

THE LATEST: National Security Reviews of Foreign Ownership May Broaden

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS, commonly pronounced “syphius”) reviews M&A transactions that may pose a risk to national security through foreign control of a US business. (See our recent...more

Recent Litigation Against Product Manufacturers Shows the Reach of Cybersecurity Liability

Plaintiffs have increasingly sought to hold companies accountable through litigation for security breaches or hacks of their computer systems that store personal information. Two recent court decisions in California...more

Consumer Fraud, Unfair Trade Practices, and Internet Purchases

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

If you buy a product through a website, and then the product doesn’t live up to its promises, can you sue the manufacturer for violating N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1? A recent decision by the federal court in Boston...more

Redaction Made In Royalty Reports Are Improper; Motion To Amend Complaint Comes Too Late

by Morris James LLP on

Defendants move to compel compliance with subpoenas directed to a non-party. The court relieved the non-party from any obligation to produce documents since the contested documents were also in the possession of plaintiffs....more

News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 1/29/16

It’s been a week when virtual reality news reigns supreme, with the technology shown off in medicine, film and entertainment, and as part of Apple’s future plans. The FCC has even suggested a spectrum designation for it. Oh,...more

Russia’s new data law

by Dentons on

Russia’s new Data Localisation Law went live yesterday on 1 September. Many companies with operations in Russia are scratching their heads about how to comply. The Basics - The new law applies to businesses with a...more

Lenovo’s Unsecure Adware On Consumer PCs Prompts Class Action Lawsuits

by King & Spalding on

Security experts recently discovered that about 50 different consumer PC models sold by Lenovo since September 2014 were shipped with adware known as Superfish Visual Discovery that could be exploited by hackers to spoof...more

Another Class Action Pops Up For Complaints About Pop-Ups

by Ifrah PLLC on

A class action lawsuit recently instituted in federal court in the Northern District of California, Hunter v. Lenovo et al., alleges that Lenovo Inc., a computer manufacturer, violated its customers’ rights by selling...more

The Federal Wiretap Act and the Law of Unintended Consequences

by Ifrah PLLC on

The law of unintended consequences – a distant cousin of Murphy’s Law – states that the actions of human beings will always have effects that are unanticipated and unintended. The law could prove a perfect fit for recent...more

Do Your Due Diligence – Security Concerns May Lurk in Unexpected Places

by McGuireWoods LLP on

In 2014, Lenovo began selling its laptops bundled with a piece of software known as SuperFish, which enabled Lenovo to display more targeted advertising content to its users to “enhance [the] user experience” of its...more

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance 2014, 2nd Edition -- Acquisition Financing in the United...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

2014 Expected to be a Stronger Year for Mergers and Acquisitions in the United States - In 2014, the United States is expected to see an increased level of mergers and acquisitions activity, especially in the middle...more

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