A body shop in North Carolina has filed six lawsuits on behalf of their customers against insurance companies for their refusal to cover the costs of necessary vehicle repairs. The complaint alleges breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices and bad faith. The amounts requested in each lawsuit vary, but all are for less than $6,000.
North Carolina viewers of videos on the Internet may be affected by the copyright violation fight being waged against start-up company Aereo by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Fox Broadcasting and Local TV. The business dispute is over Aereo's project of streaming broadcast television to consumers over their Internet connections. The latest legal action was taken in Utah, where Aereo just began offering service. The suit's allegations were similar to those made in earlier lawsuits against the new company in New York and Boston.
North Carolina technology sector analysts took note earlier this month as Microsoft was handed a victory in its court battle with Motorola Mobility, a handset maker owned by Google, over patent licensing fees. The breach of contract award ordered Motorola to pay $14.5 million to the software giant for its alleged failure to provide reasonable licensing terms for standard essential patents for video and wireless technology. In this instance, the technology is used in Microsoft's Xbox video gaming console. The award is only half of the $29 million in damages originally sought by Microsoft.