Nnete Matima and Joël Carter et al. v. ByteDance d/b/a/ TikTok

Nnete Matima and Joël Carter, two Black employees, have filed a lawsuit against TikTok alleging racial discrimination and retaliation. They claim that TikTok has a pattern of retaliating against people of color who complain about or oppose race discrimination. The plaintiffs assert that they faced discrimination in the workplace and experienced retaliation after complaining to TikTok's human resources department. They allege that TikTok denied their complaints, conducted sham investigations, and terminated them in retaliation. The lawsuit seeks legal and equitable remedies under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and relevant state or local laws. The plaintiffs also aim to represent a national class of individuals who have experienced retaliation for opposing or complaining about racial discrimination at TikTok. The lawsuit was filed on September 21, 2023.

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X Social Media, LLC v. X Corp.

Improved Summary: X Corp, previously known as Twitter and currently under the ownership of Elon Musk, faces a lawsuit from X Social Media, a legal-marketing firm. The Florida-based agency, renowned for its expertise in mass-tort litigation, argues that X Corp's rebranding, which includes the use of "X", could lead to consumer confusion. X Social Media, which has held the trademark for its name since 2016, asserts that this rebranding has negatively impacted its revenue. The firm is not only seeking a court injunction to prohibit X Corp from using the "X" in its name but also demands unspecified financial compensation for the alleged damages.