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These days, some of tech’s most important decisions are being made inside courtrooms. Google and Facebook are fending off antitrust accusations, while patent suits determine how much control of their own products they can have. The slow fight over Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act threatens platforms like Twitter and YouTube with untold liability suits for the content they host. Gig economy companies like Uber and Airbnb are fighting for their very existence as their workers push for the protections of full-time employees. In each case, judges and juries are setting the rules about exactly how far tech companies can push the envelope and exactly how much protection everyday people have. This is where we keep track of those legal fights and the broader principles behind them. When you move fast and break things, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise when you end up in court.

App Annie will pay $10 million to settle a fraud investigation with the SEC

Apple hasn’t decided whether to appeal the Epic v. Apple ruling

What comes next for the App Store?

Epic has appealed Friday’s ruling in the Epic v. Apple case

DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats sue New York City over restaurant fee caps

The LAPD built collecting social media info into its interview process for civilians

News sites are liable for defamatory Facebook comments, rules Australia’s High Court

Internet shutdowns by governments have ‘proliferated at a truly alarming pace’

Elizabeth Holmes’ defense likely includes testimony accusing her ex-partner of abuse

Google allegedly offered Netflix a break on the usual Play Store commission

Chicago sues DoorDash and Grubhub for ‘unfair and deceptive’ practices

Nirvana baby sues band alleging child pornography

FTC says Facebook has been a monopoly ‘since at least 2011’ in amended antitrust complaint

Jury decides Apple should pay $300 million in patent dispute

Apple settles lawsuit against security startup Corellium

Samsung billionaire heir Jay Y. Lee gets parole, will be released from prison Friday

Major record labels sue Charter Communications again for alleged copyright infringement

Google considered buying ‘some or all’ of Epic during Fortnite clash, court documents say

Crime-tracking app Citizen now includes a premium-priced safety help line

A man violated a restraining order by renaming his estranged wife’s Napster playlists

Libertarians built a crypto mecca in Keene, New Hampshire — then feds tore it down

The rise and fall of a Bitcoin empire

Microsoft is facing a subpoena for millions of documents in Google’s antitrust case

eBay cyberstalking conspirator sentenced to 18 months in prison

Judge rejects Wisk Aero’s effort to block rival air taxi startup Archer from using ‘stolen’ patents

Epic files new complaint in its antitrust suit against Google

Google faces new antitrust lawsuit over Google Play Store fees

Donald Trump files sweeping, nonsensical lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and Google

GitHub’s automatic coding tool rests on untested legal ground

Dutch court rejects Facebook’s bid to have privacy lawsuit in the Netherlands dismissed

How to find the documents behind big legal cases

Juul settles with North Carolina in first teen vaping lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson settles opioid case with New York for $230 million