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  • Jan 21- Google Inc and Viacom Inc won the dismissal of a nationwide privacy lawsuit accusing them of illegally tracking the Internet activity of boys and girls who visited Nickelodeon's website, in order to send targeted advertising. The lawsuit claimed that Viacom secretly kept track of children under the age of 13 who streamed videos and played video games...

  • Google, Viacom kids' web privacy suit dismissed Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 2:54 PM ET

    A lawsuit accusing the companies of illegally tracking Internet activity of children in order to send targeted advertising was dismissed.

  • Jan 21- Google Inc and Viacom Inc won the dismissal of a nationwide privacy lawsuit accusing them of illegally tracking the Internet activity of boys and girls who visited Nickelodeon's website, in order to send targeted advertising. The lawsuit claimed that Viacom secretly kept track of children under the age of 13 who streamed videos and played video games...

  • Supreme Court divided over housing discrimination Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:22 PM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, with Justices, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan listen as U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech.

    The U.S. Supreme Court appeared torn as it weighed whether to narrow the scope of discrimination claims made under the Fair Housing Act.

  • Airbnb fight heats up  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    The battle over legality of hot startup Airbnb is intensifying in New York City.

  • Fox loses U.S. copyright claims over Dish ad-skipper Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:50 PM ET

    Jan 20- A U.S. judge has rejected portions of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's lawsuit seeking to stop Dish Network Corp from selling devices that let viewers skip over commercials when playing back shows. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles rejected copyright claims that Fox had brought over the Hopper, Dish's digital recording device.

  • NEW YORK— A month after it was fined $47 million for misleading investors, Life Partners Holdings said Tuesday it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit against the company in 2012, saying that Life Partners Holdings and three executives misrepresented revenues and public information.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— A federal judge has denied a labor union's attempt to block the sale of a shuttered Bucksport, Maine, paper mill to a Canadian scrap metal recycler. U.S. District Court Judge John Woodcock issued his decision in Bangor on Tuesday. The union filed an antitrust lawsuit seeking to restrain Verso Paper Corp. from selling the mill to AIM Development LLC...

  • DEA kept secret phone records for years Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:26 PM ET
    U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

    The Justice Department kept a secret database of incoming and outgoing U.S. international calls for more than a decade.

  • The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, comes three months after McGraw Hill took a $60 million charge and said it was in talks to resolve an SEC probe into its ratings for six commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions issued in 2011.. Duka, who left S&P in 2012, said she received a "Wells notice" in November indicating she might face an SEC...

  • BOSTON, Jan 16- Eric Mindich's $8.5 billion hedge fund, Eton Park Capital Management, is now ready to pick through the debt of beaten-up energy companies, an area it avoided last year as the price of oil tumbled. Eton Park dropped mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a big profit before a U.S. judge threw out a lawsuit filed by shareholders to prevent the...

  • Jan 16- Procter& Gamble Co unit Gillette filed a lawsuit against four former employees for disclosing trade secrets to ShaveLogic, their current employer. Gillette filed the lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Massachusetts, P&G said on Friday. Dallas- based Shavelogic could not be immediately reached for comment.

  • Jan 16- Procter& Gamble Co unit Gillette filed a lawsuit against four former employees for disclosing trade secrets to ShaveLogic, their current employer. The lawsuit alleged the employees breached their contracts with Gillette by disclosing highly confidential information and trade secrets. The suit sought an injunction to stop the employees from...

  • *India lawsuit has no effect on operations- Barra. BEIJING, Jan 16- China's Xiaomi Inc plans to invest in Indian tech start-ups and overseas media content, as the world's No.3 smartphone maker looks to dominate homes with its own TVs and appliances. "One area that we are also looking to make some investments in is start-ups in India.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- A New York federal judge on Thursday largely rejected Sirius XM Holdings Inc's request to reconsider her Nov. 14 decision in favor of members of the 1960 s band The Turtles over the payment of royalties for songs made before 1972.. District Judge Colleen McMahon rejected Sirius' arguments that Flo& Eddie Inc, controlled by founding band members...

  • Apple, Google settle U.S. poaching lawsuit for $415 mln Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:13 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 15- Four Silicon Valley companies including Apple Inc and Google Inc agreed to pay $415 million to resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit by tech workers who accused the firms of conspiring to avoid poaching each other's employees, according to a court filing on Thursday. Plaintiffs accused Apple, Google, Intel Corp and Adobe Systems Inc in...

  • Jan 15- Freeport-McMoRan Inc agreed on Thursday to pay $137.5 million to resolve a lawsuit claiming executives and directors had conflicts of interest that caused the natural resources company to overpay significantly for two oil and gas companies in 2013.. Shareholders led by a group of pension funds and union-owned Amalgamated Bank will receive...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- A U.S. judge on Thursday refused to let plaintiffs' lawyers suing General Motors Co access notes from lawyers the company hired to prepare an internal report on the automaker's decade-long mishandling of a deadly ignition-switch flaw. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan said interview notes from the "Valukas report"- named for Anton...

  • Jan 15- Freeport-McMoRan Inc on Thursday agreed to pay $137.5 million to resolve a lawsuit claiming that executives and directors had conflicts of interest that caused the natural resources company to overpay significantly for two oil and gas companies in 2013.. Shareholders led by a group of pension funds and the union-owned Amalgamated Bank will receive...

  • *Ericsson files complaint against Apple on licenses. *Apple sued Ericsson earlier in January. STOCKHOLM, Jan 14- Swedish telecom equipment supplier Ericsson said on Wednesday it filed a complaint against Apple Inc over mobile technology licence payments, responding to a lawsuit from the iPhone maker earlier this month.