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U.S. Studying If Other Bridges at Risk After Baltimore Collapse

The U.S. Coast Guard said it is evaluating whether other bridges nationwide are at risk after a cargo ship crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore in March, killing six people and destroying the Patapsco River crossing. Coast …

AI Voiceover Company Stole Voices of Actors, New York Lawsuit Claims

Two voice actors sued artificial-intelligence startup Lovo in Manhattan federal court on Thursday, accusing the company of illegally copying their voices and using them without permission in its AI voiceover technology. Paul Lehrman and Linnea Sage said in the proposed …

Spotify Accused in Suit of Cheating Songwriters Out of Royalties

Spotify Technology SA used a legalistic word change to justify slicing royalties to musicians and publishers, reducing the revenue on which royalties are based by almost 50%, according to lawsuit filed by the group that collects their payments. The change …

N.J. High Court: E-Scooter Rider Hit by Car Not Eligible for No-Fault PIP Benefits

A man injured when he was hit by a car while he was operating a low speed Segway electric scooter is not entitled to personal injury protection (PIP) benefits under New Jersey’s no-fault auto insurance law, the state’s Supreme Court …

Volkswagen Reaches $54M ‘Dieselgate’ Settlement With Italian Owners

Volkswagen and a group representing car owners in Italy have reached an agreement worth more than 50 million euros ($54 million) to end a legal battle over the “dieselgate” emissions scandal, they said on Wednesday. In the settlement, over 60,000 …

GM’s Cruise Pays More Than $8 Million in Robotaxi Settlement

General Motors Co.’s autonomous-car unit reached an $8 million to $12 million settlement with a pedestrian who was dragged by one of its vehicles in San Francisco, according to a person familiar with the situation. The settlement was struck earlier …

‘Judge Judy’ Sheindlin Sues for Defamation over National Enquirer, Intouch Weekly Stories

“Judge Judy” Sheindlin sued the parent company of the National Enquirer and InTouch Weekly for a story that she said falsely claimed that she was trying to help the Menendez brothers get a retrial after they were convicted of murdering …

Lawsuit: Tesla’s Autopilot Caused Fiery Crash into Tree, Killing Colorado Man

The widow of a man who died after his Tesla veered off the road and crashed into a tree while he was using its partially automated driving system is suing the carmaker, claiming its marketing of the technology is dangerously …

Tesla Settles Factory Worker’s Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Tesla has settled a lawsuit by a former factory employee who says she was fired for complaining about severe sexual harassment, as the electric carmaker faces a series of sex and race discrimination lawsuits. U.S. District Judge William Orrick in …

Microsoft Hit With $242 Million U.S. Verdict in Cortana Patent Lawsuit

Microsoft must pay patent owner IPA Technologies $242 million, a federal jury in Delaware said on Friday after determining that Microsoft’s Cortana virtual-assistant software infringed an IPA patent. The jury agreed with IPA after a week-long trial that Microsoft’s voice-recognition …