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Tech Law: Facebook, Apple Face TOC Challenges, Nokia Sues LCD Makers, Apple Loses Suit, More

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

Companies challenged in Europe over terms of use -- A consumer group in Norway says that Facebook's privacy policies and terms and conditions aren't compliant with Norwegian law and is planning a legal challenge. Meanwhile, in the U.K., the Office of Fair Trading says that Apple (AAPL) will have to change its standard user conditions in four areas. [Source: OUT-LAW.com on Facebook in Norway and Apple in the U.K.]

eBay fined in France over luxury goods sales -- A French court has fined eBay (EBAY) €1.7 million (roughly $2.5 million) for not doing enough to keep its users from buying or selling luxury goods from Louis Vuitton. [Source: The Guardian]

Nokia sues LCD panel manufacturers -- Nokia fiiled suit against LCD panel makers, including Philips, Toshiba, Sharp, and Samsung, for alleged price fixing. [Source: AP]

AT&T and Verizon kiss and make up -- not -- Both AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) agreed to drop lawsuits over each other's ads. And at about the same time, Verizon said that it is coming out with some new beat-up-AT&T-on-television ads. [Source: CNET on no more lawsuits and still no more Mr. Nice Guy]

Apple ordered to pay OPTi for patent infringement -- A court found that Apple had infringed on a patent of OPTi and ordered the company to pay $21.7 million. [Source: AppleInsider]

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