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The Chamber of Commerce of the Regional Court Munich II gave surprisingly clear reasons for the first partial judgment in the dispute between Danone and the Aegis Media subsidiary Carat. Danone is demanding damages and reimbursement of unreferred discounts, rebates, and kickback payments. The court sees an indissoluble connection between customer-related and agency-related discounts in the judgment. The agency-related discounts would be granted on the basis of the total of all customer budgets, which is why these must be passed on to the customer. In order to determine the amount of these non-forwarded discounts, Carat must first provide detailed information…

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The jury decides that Apple is not guilty of violating antitrust laws regarding iPod, iTunes and DRM Verdict: not guilty. This is how the legal process opened against Apple has ended now a little over a month ago and in which accused of having violated antitrust laws due to restrictive practices with iPod, iTunes and DRM management. Yesterday the judge ended the allegations phase and instructed the jury to initiate deliberation to end the process. Finally, it has decided that Apple is not guilty of the charges against it. The jury’s reasons are that if the iTunes updates affected iPod…

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On Monday, the commercial criminal chamber of the Wiesbaden regional court entered the evidence again. But only for a short time. This could only happen two hours late, as Aleksander Ruzicka was forgotten again in the Weiterstadt correctional facility. After his escorted arrival at the Wiesbaden Regional Court, two requests for evidence were rejected. Six indicted cases of the prosecution have been completely dismissed. In addition, cases 1 to 38 of the prosecution were dropped for co-defendant David Linn. After the last words of both defendants, the verdict was postponed again. The verdict is now – very likely – to…

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Two years ago, in December 2017, a horrific tragedy occurred: a young father died after falling victim to a swat. Andrew Finch died in December 2017 The swattolo was captured a few days later The court proceedings are over and the verdict has been handed down Human stupidity is boundless, and as a result, Andrew Finch died in December 2017: as a result of a Call of Duty: WWII match and the resulting false police report, he shot the young father at SWAT’s home. The culprit was arrested and brought to justice two weeks later, and now the verdict has…

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F.ortnite will not be returning to the iOS App Store anytime soon, according to a series of emails posted on Twitter Wednesday by Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. Epic’s iOS developer account was suspended as a result of the company’s deliberate violation of the App Store guidelines in August 2020. The whole situation prepared the ground for a court battle that continues to this day. Emails released Wednesday indicate that various Epic Games apps are unlikely to return to the App Store in the foreseeable future. “Apple has chosen not to restore the Epic developer program account at this time,”…

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The Federal Court of Justice has ruled: The Google search engine must delete logarithmic search terms, i.e. search terms generated by machines, if they violate personal rights. Upon request, the search engine provider must immediately check whether such a violation has occurred. Celebrities hope this will stop the online rumors surrounding them. Google poses major challenges for the verdict. In this specific case, a man took legal action against the fact that the terms “Scientology” or “Fraud” automatically appear when entering his name. Before yesterday’s verdict, Google received a reprimand, but did not respond. The judges of the Federal Court…

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The regional court (LG) Frankfurt am Main has forbidden the backpack manufacturer Deuter to make deliveries to a retailer dependent on the fact that the retailer does not sell the goods via a certain open internet trading platform. The use of price search engines is also no reason for non-delivery. The Federal Association of Online Trade (BVOH) sees this as a “milestone on the way to unrestricted online trade”. Deuter is one of the leading outdoor manufacturers in Germany and is not only known in online trading circles for its rigid, selective distribution system. “This is another point win for…

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Companies are not allowed to send unsolicited advertising in their email correspondence with their customers. This is the tenor of a ruling by the Federal Court of Justice that a man from the Swabian town of Göppingen is right. Nikolaus von Graeve, managing director of rabbit eMarketing, on the law against unfair competition and automation traps On the case: does unwanted e-mail advertising violate personal rights? This was checked by the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe on December 15, 2015. A man from the Swabian town of Göppingen has sued the savings bank insurance. He defends himself against…

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Adblock Plus is a threat to media companies’ advertising business. Since adblockers are free to use, Adblock Plus has to team up with publishers to make money. A new approach is the recently launched Acceptable Ads Platform. This means that Adblock Plus is also involved in the marketing of advertising space – a seemingly absurd but lucrative business model. No more annoying advertisements: This is the promise of ad blockers, the installation of which enables internet users to block advertisements. The problem: the publishers finance their offers from these advertisements. If the display of advertising is blocked, publishers have no…

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Asics has had a dispute with its authorized dealers for years. Price search engines, in particular, are a thorn in the side of the sporting goods manufacturer, which is why they ultimately prohibited their use. Not anymore. Price search engines are a great tool for comparing manufacturers’ prices from the comfort of your couch at home. Asics wanted to evade this price competition and about two years ago prevented its authorized dealer from placing its sporting goods on such comparison portals. Prohibition harms competition The Bundeskartellamt saw this as an illegal and impermissible restriction of competition. For this reason, the…

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