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Apple accused of slowing older iPhones to boost sales

Missouri residents may be aware that recent tests performed by a Geekbench developer revealed that updating the iOS operating system on older iPhones hindered the performance of the devices considerably. Apple subsequently admitted that it was slowing older models to extend battery life, but critics of the Cupertino-based technology giant believe the real motive for the throttling was higher sales. Litigation is often the end result when companies with large cash reserves are accused of acting improperly, and Apple now faces at least nine class action lawsuits.

State Farm could be liable in accident case

Missouri residents may understand that businesses are looking to save money whenever possible. However, they may also understand that saving money today may ultimately result in paying more in the future. John Eagle Collision center was reportedly pressured by State Farm to use glue when repairing a 2010 Honda Fit despite the repair manual saying that welds were required. By using glue instead of welds, the overall repair work cost $3,000 less to complete.

Bunny battle results in legal action

While Missouri residents may be particularly familiar with the renowned Energizer Bunny, they might be surprised to learn that Duracell, a major competitor of Energizer, has allegedly used a similar pink bunny in its own advertising. Because of the supposed use of this feature in Duracell packaging appearing in U.S. retail locations in the latter half of 2015, Energizer has filed suit against Duracell and its former parent company.

VW sued by Justice Department over emissions cheating

Kansas residents may recall the furor that erupted in September 2015 when the Volkswagen was discovered to have cheated in order pass strict U.S. emissions tests. The German car maker's malfeasance has not escaped the notice of the Justice Department, and it was announced on Jan. 4 that litigation had been filed against the company for violating insurance laws seeking damages of almost $50 billion.

Zuckerberg dragged into middle of Oculus and ZeniMax suit

Most Kansans have probably not heard about the lawsuit between Oculus, a manufacture of virtual reality glasses, and ZeniMax Media, a gaming company. The lawsuit, filed by ZeniMax in May 2014, alleges that Oculus used the company's intellectual property in violation of a non-disclosure agreement.

How Missouri law treats deceptive business practices

While legislators in Missouri have chosen not to adopt the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act, they have passed a number of laws designed to protect consumers from misleading, deceptive or otherwise unfair business practices. Missouri residents who have suffered a financial loss due to the deceptive practices of a business may initiate a civil lawsuit against that company, and they could also file a complaint with the state's attorney general.

Kansas Lottery Commission grants extension on casino project

A brewing legal battle between the developers of the Kansas Crossing Casino and the Castle Rock Casino has pushed back the proposed opening of Kansas Crossing Casino from July 2016 to October 2016. The state's lottery accepted the developer's request to move the opening date.

Lawsuit against Facebook dismissed

Kansas social media users may be interested to learn that a federal appeals court recently upheld a dismissal of the shareholder lawsuit filed against Facebook and several of its corporate executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The ruling was handed down on July 24 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in a 3-0 decision.

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