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  • Dec 16- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to pay $188 million to employees who had sued the retailer for failing to compensate them for rest breaks and all hours worked. Wal-Mart said on Tuesday that it might appeal the decision, which upheld lower court rulings, to the U.S. Supreme Court. Monday's ruling on the class-action lawsuit will...

  • Artist's 'Angry Birds' lawsuit goes forward Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    SEATTLE— A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a Seattle artist who says she was cheated out of millions of dollars when the company that sold her line of plush pet toys called "Angry Birds" reached a deal with the Finnish company that makes the insanely popular video game of the same name. Juli Adams designed the "Angry Birds" toys in 2006 for The Hartz...

  • Dec 16- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had ordered it to pay about $188 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by employees who claimed their meal and rest breaks were regularly cut. Wal-Mart said the ruling, which it may appeal, would reduce its fourth-quarter earnings from continuing operations by about 6 cents per share.

  • Wal-Mart class action suit judgment largely upheld Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:41 AM ET
    A shopper checks out at a register at Walmart in Los Angeles.

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court largely upheld a judgment in a class action suit against Wal-Mart on Monday, according to a SEC filing.

  • Union sues to block sale of Bucksport paper mill Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    BUCKSPORT, Maine— A union representing some workers at the 84- year-old Verso Paper mill has filed a federal lawsuit to halt the sale of the facility. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, representing 59 employees, is asking the court to block the sale to a scrap metal company and open the way for a buyer that would keep the mill...

  • Pact reached before trial over flawed Vegas hotel Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A last-minute settlement avoided trial Tuesday in a massive civil breach-of-contract lawsuit involving casino giant MGM Resorts International and six of seven contractors on a never-opened Las Vegas Strip tower called the Harmon. Several jurors gasped when Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez announced the parties reached...

  • Family of executed Ohio inmate sues expert witness Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:57 AM ET

    Dershwitz said Ohio had jeopardized his standing with the American Board of Anesthesiology in a news release it issued about the Jan. 16 execution of McGuire because it implied he consulted on the execution method, which is prohibited by the national board. The family also added drug distributor McKesson Corp. to the lawsuit, saying the company distributed...

  • Dec 15- Florida lender BankAtlantic Bancorp Inc and its chief executive defrauded investors in 2007, early in the U.S. financial crisis, a federal jury found on Monday. BBX Capital Corp, as BankAtlantic is known today, and Alan Levan, who remains as CEO, were found liable by a federal jury in Miami following a six-week trial in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday threw out a human rights lawsuit brought against Occidental Petroleum Corp over allegations that it played a role in killings carried out by the Colombian military in 2004.. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court judge's decision to...

  • Photographer continues fight over monkey selfie Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    The U.S. Copyright Office has ruled that pieces of content produced by animals cannot be copyrighted.

    David Slater, a wildlife photographer, still maintains that he is the copyright owner of a photograph taken by a monkey.

  • Families of Newtown victims sue gunmaker, seller Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    A man holds a Bushmaster AR-15 Model A2 semi-automatic assault rifle at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah.

    A law firm representing the families of people killed or injured at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed suit against the maker of the rifle used in the shooting.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday threw out a human rights lawsuit brought against Occidental Petroleum Corp over allegations that it played a role in killings carried out by the Colombian military in 2004.. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court judge's decision to...

  • NFLPA files suit challenging Adrian Peterson ruling Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:28 PM ET
    Adrian Peterson

    The National Football League Players Association filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of Adrian Peterson, in an effort to have him reinstated.

  • Court will hear dispute over Spider-Man toy Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is leaping into a tangled web of litigation over a Spider-Man toy and its inventor's quest to keep collecting royalties even after his patent expired. Inventor Stephen Kimble sold his patent on the toy to comic book giant Marvel Entertainment— a division of Walt Disney Co.— in 2001 and agreed to a deal that has paid him more than $6...

  • MF Global's underwriters to settle suit for $74 mln Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    Dec 12- Seven underwriters of the failed MF Global Holdings Ltd reached a partial settlement with investors, who had filed a lawsuit in 2011 seeking to hold them and some of the brokerage's executives, including its CEO, responsible for its collapse. The underwriters cited in the settlement are Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch,...

  • Dec 12- Technology company Max Sound Corp said it filed a lawsuit against Google Inc and YouTube in Germany earlier this month, alleging infringement of a video-streaming patent. Max Sound's allegations include current versions of Google operating system, Android, installed on mobile phones and tablets. The lawsuit was filed with the District Court of...

  • 'King of Instagram' released from LA jail Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:50 PM ET
    Dan Bilzerian

    Dan Bilzerian, the "King of Instagram," was released from jail on Wednesday after being detained at LAX.

  • Insider trading... what constitutes fraud?  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    Anthony Chaisson's attorney, Gregory Morvillo, Morvillo, LLC partner, shares his thoughts on the insider trading law.

  • Gilead faces lawsuit over hepatitis C drug pricing Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    HAVERFORD, Pa.— Philadelphia's Transportation Authority has filed a lawsuit against Gilead Sciences Inc. over the pricing of its hepatitis C drug. Gilead has been selling a 12- week treatment of Sovaldi in the United States for approximately $84,000, or $1,000 per pill. The Foster City, California, company could not be reached immediately for a comment...

  • 'King of Instagram' held without bail in LA Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:35 PM ET
    Dan Bilzerian and Jessa Hinton arrive at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 in Las Vegas.

    Dan Bilzerian, the "King of Instagram," was arrested at LAX on Tuesday and is being held without bail, according to LA Weekly.