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Say sayonara to Silicon Valley's enemy No. 1

Securities lawyer Bill Lerach will start a new career as a jailbird. But if you thought that his sentencing to a couple of years would sate the thirst of critics, think again.

By February 11, 2008

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Silicon Valley's most hated man to hang it up

William Lerach says it's time to go--and the Schadenfreude was overflowing from one tip of the computer business to the other.

By August 28, 2007

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Why the tech industry still can't get its way

perspective When it comes to pressing its case with the political elites, Silicon Valley still doesn't know how to throw around its weight, says CNET News.com's Charles Cooper.

By March 1, 2007

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Appeals court backs Apple in investor suit

Court upholds earlier decision that investors cannot sue Apple over fact that Power Mac G4, other products, failed to meet expectations.

By April 8, 2005

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Dell sued over bait-and-switch charges

Potential California class action suit involves more than 100 complaints about the price and quality of PCs.

By February 23, 2005

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Shareholders: Salesforce.com misled us before IPO

Three lawsuits allege that the company made false statements about its financial prospects in the run-up to its stock market launch.

By July 30, 2004

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Red Hat restatement triggers legal attacks

Class-action parade begins after Linux seller tweaks three years of financial results.

By July 15, 2004

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Legato shareholders sue over EMC deal

Several shareholders aim to block EMC's planned acquisition of the storage management software company. Industry watchers are puzzled but say few mergers go unchallenged.

By July 17, 2003

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Court calls off Oracle hearing

A federal judge says he has enough information to issue a ruling on a lawsuit that alleges the database giant inflated revenue by misapplying customer overcharges.

By January 14, 2003

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Labels loosening up on CD copy locks

Even as record stores lobby for CD copy protection, the music industry, leery of consumer backlash and unresolved glitches with the technology, is playing a more somber tune.

By September 3, 2002