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  • District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan, however, said nearly all claims in the 322- page complaint should be dismissed because they were brought too late. Among the defendants are production and distribution company FremantleMedia NA, which is part of Bertelsmann's RTL Group; producer Nigel Lythgoe; Fox parent Twenty-First Century Fox Inc,...

  • Arizona AG alleges GM cover up     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    Arizona is suing General Motors for an estimated $3 billion over its ignition recall. Tom Horne, Arizona Attorney General, says General Motors had information about ignition problems and did not reveal them to the public.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- Boston Scientific Corp was ordered Thursday to pay $18.5 million for injuries caused by transvaginal mesh devices, a plaintiffs' lawyer said, in the third courtroom loss for the company over the products. Jurors also said Boston Scientific had acted with "gross negligence" and awarded each woman $1 million in punitive damages, Monsour said.

  • *Arizona says "hundreds of thousands" put at risk. Nov 20- In the first lawsuit brought by a state against General Motors Co over recalls relating to a defective ignition switch, Arizona has accused the company of putting the public at risk by concealing safety issues and delaying the recalls. Documents produced to U.S. Congress and federal safety regulators...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- Boston Scientific Corp was ordered Thursday to pay $18.5 million for injuries caused by transvaginal mesh devices, a plaintiffs' lawyer said, in the third courtroom loss for the company over the products. Jurors also said Boston Scientific had acted with "gross negligence" and awarded each woman $1 million in punitive damages, Monsour said.

  • Harvard sued over push for fossil fuels divestment Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    BOSTON— Seven Harvard University students have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university's governing body to divest from fossil fuel companies. The complaint asks the court to compel the Harvard Corporation, the governing body, to stop investing any of its $36.4 billion endowment in gas, coal and oil companies. In a letter to the Harvard community in...

  • Nov 20- A U.S. court has denied a request by Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd to stop competitors from launching copies of AstraZeneca Plc's heartburn pill Nexium and Roche's antiviral, a court filing showed. Ranbaxy had filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week for revoking tentative approvals it gave the company to make...

  • Customer shot in store robbery wins $2M verdict Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— A customer shot during a convenience store robbery in Pittsburgh seven years ago has won a $2 million verdict against Giant Eagle Inc., the grocery chain that owned the store. Giant Eagle's attorney didn't comment on the verdict returned Monday in Allegheny County. It was first reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • Lawsuit settlement in death of film worker in Ga. Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    ATLANTA— The family of a film worker killed when she was hit along train tracks while shooting a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman announced a settlement Wednesday with several defendants. Richard and Elizabeth Jones of Columbia, South Carolina, the parents of camera assistant Sarah Jones, 27, sued Unclaimed Freight Productions, Inc., Rayonier...

  • UK dealt legal blow in EU banker bonus row Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Britain's appeal against the European Union's bankers' bonus cap has been been dealt a blow by a legal advisor to the bloc's top court

  • Nov 20- A U.S. court has denied a request by Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd to stop competitors from launching copies of AstraZeneca Plc's heartburn pill Nexium and Roche's antiviral Valcyte, a court filing showed. Ranbaxy had sought the restraining order against Dr Reddy's Laboratories and U.S. firm Endo International Plc in a lawsuit it filed...

  • Activision settles investor suit for record $275 mln Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:58 PM ET

    Nov 19- Videogame maker Activision Blizzard reached a record $275 million settlement over a lawsuit by a shareholder who opposed the company's 2013 deal to acquire its stock that was held by Vivendi SA. The lawsuit by Activision shareholder Anthony Pacchia was prompted by the $8 billion deal in 2013 in which Activision and an investor group known as ASAC...

  • Nov 19- Archer Daniels Midland Co sued seed company Syngenta AG on Wednesday over sales of a genetically modified corn variety not approved for import by China, joining more than 100 farmers and exporters in pursuing damages from the Swiss-based company. The lawsuit alleges that Syngenta commercialized the MIR162 corn variety, also known as Agrisure Viptera,...

  • Crowdfunding your next lawsuit Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    LexShares is a service that allows users to crowdfund certain cases against bigger competitors.

  • Judge orders trial over US Bank's role in fraud Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    IOWA CITY, Iowa— Jurors will decide whether U.S. Bank mishandled customer funds, enabling the founder of a collapsed Iowa- based brokerage to embezzle $215 million, a judge ruled Wednesday. He carried out the fraud by repeatedly falsifying U.S. Bank records to fool regulators into believing that Peregrine's customer account had more money than it did.

  • Former oil worker files lawsuit about overtime pay Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    FARGO, N.D.— A North Dakota oil patch worker says his former employer misclassified him and other employees as independent contractors to avoid paying taxes and employee benefits. Matthew Ross is seeking class action status for his lawsuit against Williston- based Baha Petroleum Consulting Corp., which he filed this week. Mark Larson, a lawyer for Ross, and...

  • Nov 18- Wells Fargo& Co has agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle a class action claim that it unlawfully made brokers who left the firm forfeit bonuses that were deferred as part of their retirement plans, court documents show. The brokers, who said they had earned the bonuses by meeting performance goals set by Wells, alleged the forfeiture requirement violated...

  • Wrongful death suit filed in Texas chemical leak Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    HOUSTON— The widow of one of four workers killed in a Houston- area DuPont chemical plant leak has filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $1 million. The lawsuit filed Monday in Houston names E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., plus the manager of the plant in La Porte. Three other workers, including Gilbert Tisnado's brother, Robert Tisnado, also died during...

  • Casket competitors settle lawsuit for $17M, fees Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— A casket manufacturer has agreed to pay a Pittsburgh- based competitor $17 million to settle claims it stole customers and employees and interfered with business operations. Batesville, Indiana- based Batesville Casket Co. will also pay $1.75 million in Monday's settlement to cover attorney fees for two employees who used to work for Matthews...

  • Lawyer: Tracy Morgan battling severe brain injury Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:55 AM ET

    Lawyers were in court in New Jersey for a scheduling conference in Morgan's lawsuit against Bentonville, Arkansas- based Wal-Mart Stores Inc., whose truck was involved in the crash. Morgan wasn't at Tuesday's proceeding, during which lawyers met with the judge to settle on a schedule. A Wal-Mart truck slammed into a limo van that was carrying Morgan and several...