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Uber, Lyft hit with cease and desist orders in Virginia

State DMV orders the ride-for-hire services to stop operating within the state or face fines.

By June 5, 2014


Uber, Lyft, Sidecar get cease-and-desist letters from LA

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation is ordering the three ride-sharing apps to halt all vehicle operations "immediately." However, the companies say there aren't grounds for such demands.

By June 25, 2013


Uber Boston promises to fight cease-and-desist order

State division ruled the private car service was illegal due to a lack of national guidelines for use of GPS location technology in commercial transportation.

By August 14, 2012


Neighbors to Twitter co-founder: Cease and desist

Change doesn't come easily in San Francisco, so it's no surprise that history buffs are fighting Evan Williams' plans to destroy an old house.

By August 14, 2012


HTC faces cease-and-desist push from patent firm

In Germany, patent licensing firm IPCom sends cease-and-desist letters to retailers and wholesalers of HTC's 3G devices.

By December 7, 2011


Apple sends another cease-and-desist over 'App Store'

Amahi, a company that offers home server software, says it doesn't have the resources to dispute Apple's "heavy handed move" and asks users to help rename its app marketplace.

By June 23, 2011


Apple sends adult app store cease-and-desist order

In yet another case over the use of the term "app store," Apple is calling on the adult app store MiKandi to stop billing itself as the "world's first app store for adults."

By March 23, 2011


Uber lives on despite SFMTA cease-and-desist

Uber (formerly UberCab), which received a cease-and-desist order from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority, is alive and kicking despite the SF taxi commission's best attempt at squelching the private car network. In fact, the company is looking to expand in 2011.

By December 14, 2010


Best Buy asks 'God Squad' to cease and desist

The electronics giant takes action against a Wisconsin priest who has a VW Beetle with "God Squad" printed on the side.

By August 16, 2010


Alleged PS3 Slim spy photos get cease-and-desist treatment

A "mysterious" Chinese firm asked Engadget Japan to take down alleged spy photos of what may be a new, slimmer version of the PS3. Does that mean they're real?

By May 18, 2009