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  • Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified corn varieties. Syngenta sued Bunge in 2011, claiming it illegally refused to...

  • Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    Facebook Inc. and Zuckerberg filed a lawsuit Monday against DLA Piper and other law firms and lawyers, saying they conspired to file and prosecute a fraudulent lawsuit. DLA Piper is one of the world's largest business law firms. DLA Piper and the other named law firms knew the case was based on forged documents yet they pursued it anyway, and they should be held to...

  • Facebook is suing four law firms involved in Paul Ceglia's lawsuit against the social network ahead of its IPO. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the details.

  • Philips posts 3rd quarter loss Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:55 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— Royal Philips NV, the world's largest lighting maker, has reported a 104 million-euro loss for the third quarter, mostly due to a one-off charge after losing a patent infringement lawsuit against Masimo Corp. of the U.S. The loss compares with net profit of 282 million euros in the same period a year earlier, but includes the $466 million award a U.S. jury...

  • Former Walgreen CFO sues company for defamation Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 7:59 AM ET

    Walgreen's former CFO sued the drugstore operator, alleging executives defamed him in news reports that blamed him for errors in its forecast.

  • Hershey settles with Colorado edible pot company Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    The Hershey Co. filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in June against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC. The Denver Post reports that a settlement reached in September requires TinctureBelle to stop using those names and Hersey's brown, yellow and orange coloring for its products. Information from: The Denver Post,...

  • Giuliani heads to court     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani heads to court to defend Activision Blizzard against Manuel Noriega. Giuliani tells CNBC his opinions on the lawsuit.

  • Mayo Clinic files lawsuit against former executive Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    ROCHESTER, Minn.— A former top executive at the Mayo Clinic was secretly hired by a competitor but continued to work for the medical practice and research group so he could steal trade secrets, the Rochester- based clinic alleged in a lawsuit. Franklin R. Cockerill III, the president and CEO of Mayo Medical Labs for eight years, alleging misappropriation of trade...

  • Trust sues former Washington Mutual directors Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    SEATTLE— The trust responsible for distributing any remaining assets of Washington Mutual Inc. to unsecured creditors is suing the company's former directors and officers over a $500 million transfer that occurred just before Washington Mutual Bank was seized. The Seattle Times reports that according to the lawsuit, Washington Mutual Inc. transferred...

  • TicketNetwork, theater settle defamation lawsuit Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— An online ticket sales company on Wednesday dropped a defamation lawsuit against a Hartford theater and its president, after the sides agreed to work together to benefit ticket buyers just before the case went to trial. TicketNetwork Inc., based in South Windsor, sued The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and its president and chief...

  • Kesha, producer trade lawsuits over abuse claims Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    Kesha's lawsuit filed in Los Angeles accuses hit-making producer Dr. Luke, whose real name is Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, filed a lawsuit against Kesha in New York calling the claims defamatory and saying his protégé is making them in an attempt to extort him into giving her a better recording deal. Luke and his recording company when she turned 18. Kesha, whose...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- South Korea- based Asiana Airlines Inc has agreed to pay $55 million to settle allegations in a U.S. class action that it conspired with other airlines to fix rates for shipping air cargo, according to court papers filed on Tuesday. The proposed settlement, which requires the approval of a judge, was filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- A New York state judge ruled on Tuesday that the privately held producer of AriZona iced tea should pay about $1 billion to buy out the half of the beverage maker owned by the co-founder and his son. Driscoll's ruling followed a nonjury trial and six years of litigation between Ferolito and Vultaggio, onetime friends from Brooklyn who launched...

  • Oct 14- Litigation alleging that Deutsche Bank AG, Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC Plc illegally fixed the price of silver has been centralized in Manhattan federal court. Three suits were originally filed in Manhattan, while two were filed in Brooklyn. The banks had also asked that the litigation be consolidated in the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, but...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 13- The Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, said on Monday it will remove the "humanely raised" claims from a store brand of chicken to settle a federal lawsuit claiming the retailer deceived consumers because the animals were raised under standard commercial farming conditions. Kroger and the lawyers for a California consumer filed a...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct 10- A Puerto Rico judge ruled in favor of Doral late on Friday in its $229 million tax dispute with the Puerto Rico Treasury Department, which said it would appeal. Last May, the Treasury Department voided a 2012 agreement that set a $229 million tax refund for Doral resulting from a restatement of inflated earnings during a six-year period...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- ConvergEx Group LLC is revamping its two alternative trading systems, or "dark pools," due in part to expectations of tighter industry regulations, Eric Noll, chief executive of the brokerage and trading services provider, said on Friday. Several regulators are probing how the venues operate, and New York's attorney general has filed a lawsuit...

  • Bernanke comes alive at AIG bailout trial Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 5:22 PM ET
    Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke.

    He may have been a reluctant witness, but former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered powerful testimony during the day of the AIG trial.

  • Bose, Beats lower volume over headphone fight Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 4:20 PM ET
    Beats headphones

    A patent spat over noise cancelling headphones between Bose and Beats Electronics ended with the two sides settling the case out of court.

  • Bose agrees to dismiss lawsuit against Beats Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    DOVER, Del.— Attorneys for Bose Corp. and Beats Electronics have agreed to dismiss a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Bose. Bose filed a parallel complaint with the International Trade Commission seeking to halt U.S. imports of Beats Studio and Beats Studio Wireless headphones. Apple announced in May that it was buying Beats Electronics for $2.6 billion in...