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What are the top 10 most influential business-related court cases worldwide this year?

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As an AI, my responses are based on publicly available information and I do not have real-time data. However, I can provide you with ten influential business-related court cases that had a significant impact in recent years. Please note that this list may not include the most up-to-date cases from this year:

1. Apple Inc. v. Epic Games, Inc. (2021) – A high-profile antitrust lawsuit between Apple and the video game company Epic Games, challenging Apple’s App Store policies.
2. Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. (2021) – A copyright dispute between Google and Oracle over the use of Java code in Android development.
3. Facebook, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission (2021) – An antitrust case in which the FTC filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging illegal monopolistic practices.
4. Patent Assertion Entities v. Tech Companies (Various Cases) – Numerous patent litigation suits involving major tech companies such as Apple, Samsung, and others, regarding intellectual property rights.
5. Volkswagen “Dieselgate” Emissions Scandal (Legal Proceedings Ongoing) – A case related to Volkswagen’s use of cheat devices to manipulate emissions tests, resulting in significant legal consequences and lawsuits worldwide.
6. Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Litigation (Ongoing) – Multiple lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson alleging its talcum powder products caused cancer, leading to significant legal challenges for the company.
7. Theranos Fraud Case (Ongoing) – A case involving the now-defunct blood-testing company Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, accused of defrauding investors of billions of dollars.
8. Bankruptcy Filings from Major Retailers – Several major retail brands, such as JCPenney, Neiman Marcus, and Brooks Brothers, filed for bankruptcy protection due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
9. Boeing 737 Max Crashes (Legal Proceedings Ongoing) – Legal action against Boeing following two fatal crashes of its 737 Max aircraft, resulting in investigations, regulatory changes, and considerable financial implications for the company.
10. Johnson & Johnson Opioid Litigation – A series of lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and other pharmaceutical companies regarding their alleged role in the opioid crisis.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be other influential business-related court cases that have occurred this year which may supersede some of the mentioned cases.

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