Tech Law: Dell In Contempt, DOJ Delays Oracle-Sun Deal, More

A look at highlights of the past week in the high tech legal world: courts, regulation, and lawsuits.

Dell found in contempt -- A Louisiana state judge has found Dell in contempt over the company's production of documents in a civil lawsuit. [Source: AP]

IBM doesn't stop Dell hire -- IBM lost its bid for an injunction to prevent Dell from hiring one of its former top M&A executives. [Source: The Wall Street Journal]

Court allows Apple-Psystar case to proceed -- A judge has allowed Apple's suit against Mac clone maker Psystar to continue, even as the latter continues the bankruptcy process. [Source: ZDNet's Between the Lines]

Apple sued by consumers again -- Some consumers are suing Apple for allegedly marketing iTunes gift cards as able to purchase music at 99 cents a download, even though some titles are 30 cents more. [Source: CNET]

Germany readies to fine Rapidshare -- A German regional court is ready to fine file-hosing company Rapidshare for infringing copyright on €24 million ($34 million) worth of music. [Source: TechCrunch]

FCC has two new commissioners -- The U.S. Senate has confirmed two new FCC commissioners, including the new chair. [Source: Ars Technica]

Nortel creditors object to unit sale -- Creditors of telecom company Nortel are objecting to the sale of a unit to Nokia Siemens Networks at what has been described as a fire sale price. [Source: Reuters, BNET Technology]

DOJ exam to delay Oracle-Sun deal -- The U.S. Department of Justice says that it needs more time to vet the Oracle acquisition of Sun. [Source: Computerworld]

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