• ‘Putin’s banker’ loses $2 billion court fight Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:01 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Sergei Pugachev in this July 28, 2000 photo.

    The man once known as Putin's banker lost his challenge to overturn a UK court order freezing his assets up to $2 billion. FT reports.

  • Lawyers cash in on favors from state prosecutors Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Gary King speaks during the Democratic Party for New Mexico 2014 Governor Forum in Albuquerque, N.M., May, 2014.

    The partnership is part of an industry pairing plaintiffs' lawyers with state attorneys general to sue companies. The NYT reports.

  • Consumers can sue Target Corp over data breach -judge Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Dec 19- A U.S. judge has cleared the way for consumers to sue Target Corp over the retailer's late 2013 data breach that they say compromised their personal financial information. District Judge Paul Magnuson in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Thursday dismissed claims by plaintiffs in certain states but largely denied Target's request to toss the proposed class action...

  • Judge may toss guilty pleas in insider-trading case Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    A judge said he's leaning toward tossing out guilty pleas in an insider-trading case, the latest fallout from a court ruling criticizing prosecutors' tactics.

  • 'You can't literally put a company in jail'  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    Executives from large corporations are not being held accountable when they break the law, according to Brandon Garrett, author of "Too Big to Jail".

  • Unilever drops mayonnaise suit against Just Mayo maker Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:33 PM ET

    Dec 18- Unilever Plc's U.S. division said it has withdrawn its lawsuit against food startup Hampton Creek over false advertising and unfair competition related to its Just Mayo product. Unilever, famous for its mayonnaise brand Hellmann's, had filed a suit against Hampton Creek earlier this year accusing the company of advertising Just Mayo, an eggless spread,...

  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 18- A judge on Thursday said she would require consumers suing Google over its Android smartphone operating system to submit more factual details in order for an antitrust lawsuit to proceed, at a time when the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure. The lawsuit filed earlier this year says Google Inc requires Android...

  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 18- Google will try to persuade a U.S. judge on Thursday to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its Android smartphone operating system, as the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure from European authorities. The hearing in San Jose, California, federal court is over the lawsuit filed by two smartphone consumers who say...

  • Dec 17- Dow Chemical Co's ex-fraud investigator can pursue claims of being unlawfully fired after disclosing alleged financial misconduct related to the company, including heavy spending by Chief Executive Andrew Liveris, a U.S. judge has ruled. Kimberly Wood worked at Dow for 25 years before she was fired in October. Wood alleges in the lawsuit that she was...

  • Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 5:55 PM ET

    Last week, prosecutors in California, where Uber is based, filed a lawsuit alleging that the company exaggerates how comprehensive its driver background checks are. They do not, for example, require that drivers be fingerprinted— unlike drivers of regulated taxis in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Wednesday blog post did not mention the California lawsuit,...

  • Theaters in 4 cities cancel Sony screenings: Sources  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    Theaters in four cities have canceled tonight's promo screenings for Sony's "The Interview," reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Some theaters pulling 'The Interview'  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    The New York premiere of Sony's "The Interview," has been canceled. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Sony says it will support movie theaters' decision if they decide not to show the film due to threats from hackers.

  • $151M verdict over Wal-Mart workers' breaks upheld Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:10 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding a $151 million verdict in favor of employees at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club who say they were forced to work through their breaks. The Philadelphia Inquirer says Monday's decision affects 187,000 people who worked for Bentonville, Arkansas- based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. between 1998 and 2006..

  • Lockheed to settle suit over retirement accounts Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Lockheed Martin Corp. agreed on Tuesday to settle a federal class-action lawsuit accusing the aerospace and defense behemoth of mismanaging the investment accounts of its employees and retirees, charging the investors high fees along the way. Lockheed Martin had countered that such claims "are false," and it was "committed to defending against the...

  • Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod prices Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif.— A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores. The eight-member jury in U.S. District Court handed Apple a victory by rejecting a claim from attorneys for consumers and iPod...

  • UPDATE 1-Apple wins digital music U.S. antitrust trial Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    OAKLAND, Dec 16- Apple Inc won an antitrust trial on Tuesday when a U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store. An Apple lawyer referred questions to the company, which did not have an immediate comment. The plaintiffs, a group of individuals and businesses who purchased...

  • Jury finds Apple not guilty of antitrust in iPod suit Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:13 PM ET
    In this photo illustration a woman listens to an Apple iPod Nano on October 2, 2006 in London, England.

    A jury cleared Apple of antitrust violations for iPod restrictions, capping a decade-long case that had no shortage of drama and confusion.

  • Apple halts online sales in Russia  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    Apple said due to extreme fluctuations in the value of the Russian ruble, it has halted online sales in Russia, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Apple did not violate antitrust laws: Jury  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    A jury has reached a verdict in the Apple anti-trust suit. Details, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Sony sued over hack  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Sony Pictures has been sued by two former employees over its recent hack, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.