21 year old Jeanson Ancheta received a 57 month sentence in the US in 2006 for illegal spamming - the longest sentence for spamming ever imposed. Archeta turned 400,000 computers into zombie spam and adware servers and was ultimately caught when he tried to hack into the systems of two US Government Defence agencies.
Google News was told in 2006 that they will be fined one million Euros per day if they continued to reproduce articles, photos and graphics from Belgian Newspapers. The court said that the way Google News operates causes the papers to lose control of their websites and their content, circumvents advertising and short-circuits copyright protection and authorisation of data use.
Uncle Toby's was told by ACCC to stop representing that it's Roll-Up products are made with 65% real fruit in 2006. They had to stop running advertisements showing images of an apple being flattened into a Roll-Up.
A judge in Washington DC is claiming $US 54 million from a local dry cleaner who he says lost his pants. Judge Roy Pearson claims he suffered “mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort” when his trousers were lost despite the store displaying a sign ensuring “Satisfaction Guaranteed”.
An Illinois man has won $4802 in damages for having his wife’s affections stolen from him. The case was brought under the alienation of affection law which lets spouses seek damages for the loss of love.
A US debt collection company allegedly brought debtors into an office decorated like a courtroom to involve them in fictitious court proceedings. Consumers were intimidated into providing access to bank accounts, making payments and surrendering assets.