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  • April 22- General Motors Co filed a motion in a U.S. bankruptcy court to enforce a bar on lawsuits related to ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights a class action lawsuit that seeks to set aside the restriction.

  • GM seeks court protection against ignition lawsuits Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 1:51 AM ET

    April 22- General Motors Co filed a motion in a U.S. court to enforce an injunction contained in its sale order, which GM says bars plaintiffs from suing the reorganized company for any claims related to its predecessor. "May New GM be sued in violation of this Court's Sale Order and Injunction for economic damages relating to vehicles and parts sold by Old GM?"

  • Tuesday Morning, ex-CEO settle suit over firing Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 8:05 PM ET

    DALLAS— Tuesday Morning Corp. and former CEO Kathleen Mason have agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit that accused the retailer of firing the executive because she revealed she had breast cancer. Mason's attorney, Rogge Dunn, and Tuesday Morning, each said Monday that they had amicably resolved the matter, but did not disclose terms of the settlement.

  • NEW YORK- Pfizer Inc has agreed to pay $190 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical company took steps to delay market entry of generic versions of its epilepsy drug Neurontin, according to court documents filed on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, April 21- Twitter Inc has won the dismissal of an unusual lawsuit accusing the social media company of fraudulently arranging a private stock sale it never intended to complete, with a goal of stoking interest in its November 2013 initial public offering.

  • Lawsuit seeks to block sale of Oregon forest lands Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— Conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block the sale of a portion of the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company. It notes most of the 788- acre East Hakki Ridge parcel was part of the Siuslaw National Forest in 1913, when it was part of a land exchange that created the Elliott State Forest.

  • Elliott Management vs. Argentina     Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Argentina has taken its battle with bondholders to the U.S. Supreme Court. CNBC's Kate Kelly reports Elliott's unit NML is suing Argentina's repayment of debts.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a ruling against Exxon Mobil Corp that ordered the company to pay $105 million in damages for polluting New York City's groundwater with a toxic gasoline additive. The decision not to hear the case leaves intact a July 2 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld the judgment.

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Dozens of the largest U.S. stock exchanges, brokerages and high-frequency trading firms were hit with a class action lawsuit by the capital of the state of Rhode Island, accusing them of manipulating the U.S. securities markets.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 17- A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation from Google Inc's home turf in California to Texas, according to a court ruling.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 17- A federal judge in California on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation against Google Inc to Texas, according to a court ruling.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases.

  • Auto airbag maker Continental named in GM recall suit Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    April 17- Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems US, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors Co vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths.

  • Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty     Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports Hampshire Hotel CEO Sant Singh Chatwal pleaded guilty in a campaign scheme.

  • April 17- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said it settled a patent lawsuit with Pfizer Inc, allowing the Israeli drugmaker to launch a generic version of Pfizer's blockbuster painkiller Celebrex in December.

  • Why missing Malaysia jet suits may get thrown out Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 9:26 AM ET
    Royal New Zealand Air Force Co-pilot squadron Leader Brett McKenzie (L) and Flight Engineer Trent Wyatt sit in the cockpit aboard a search aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 on April 11, 2014

    As talks surrounding the Malaysia jet lawsuit continue, some argue the case won't have a strong chance in the U.S.

  • April 17- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said it settled a patent litigation with Pfizer Inc, allowing the Israeli drugmaker to launch a generic version of Pfizer's blockbuster pain medication, Celebrex, in December. Celebrex's basic chemical patent expires on May 30.

  • CNBC's Scott Wapner reports a judge in Philadelphia has denied approval of the proposed $765 million NFL concussion settlement.

  • GM to seek court protection against ignition suits Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    General Motors headquarters, April 1, 2014, in Detroit

    GM will ask a bankruptcy court to bar plaintiffs from proceeding with lawsuits related to any actions before it filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

  • April 16- Bank of America Corp reported an unexpected first-quarter loss on Wednesday after it took a $6 billion charge to cover litigation expenses, a figure that far exceeded the legal settlements the No. 2 U.S. bank has announced recently.

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