Suit claims Nike, Apple stole idea for Nike+ iPod Sport Kit
A little-known athletic company from Utah has filed a lawsuit that names both Nike and Apple, claiming that Nike knowingly stole its decade-old idea for the Nike+ iPod Sport Kit.
Notes: Note that there is no patent involved here. A company is just claiming it was their idea because of an integrated shoe pedometer.
Apple, Jobs, AT&T sued over iPhone price cut, rebates
Apple Inc., along with its chief executive and exclusive U.S. iPhone wireless partner AT&T, have been hit with a new lawsuit from a disgruntled customer who charges the trio with a variety of offenses stemming from the recent iPhone price cut.
Notes: Note that this woman wants $1 million from the $200 price cut due to "irreparable emotional harm" - that's her whole case.
Shareholder wins judge order to see Apple options records
A California judge ordered Apple Inc. to turn over board meeting minutes and historical records relating to the company's stock options accounting to an investor.
Notes: This sounds awfully fishy to me. This sounds like someone who's trying to find something to frame Apple. Why as an investor would you waste your own company's time & money? This information WILL come out.
Inmate's suit claims O.J. Simpson is "hitman" for Steve Jobs
Notes: If you are an inmate in South Carolina there's a frivolous lawsuit loophole. It was enacted to assist death row inmates. This guy may end closing this loophole as he files a new ridiculous suit like this every other month.
Apple Sued Over iPhone Bricking
California resident Timothy Smith sued Apple in a class-action case in Santa Clara County Superior court. The suit was filed by Damian Fernandez, a lawyer who's been soliciting plaintiffs since the 1.1.1 update for a case against Apple. The legal action seeks an injunction against Apple, which prevents it from selling the iPhone locked to AT&T. It also asks that Apple be enjoined from denying warranty service to users of unlocked iPhone, and from requiring iPhone users to get their phone service through AT&T.
Notes: I have always had AT&T ( formerly Cingular, formerly BellSouth Mobility) so it wasn't a problem for me ... but I don't like the fact that the iPhone is only on one network. There are more than just "AT&T had the best deal" reasons that Apple chose them.
• AT&T has the most subscribers
• AT&T's GSM technology is used internationally
• AT&T's network (because of the SIM card) is more secure
• AT&T has the most cash on hand for advertising/infrastructure build/deployment
• AT&T has more store locations than Verizon
• And obviously AT&T had an easier management to work with than Verizon