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  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West video-leak lawsuit can proceed Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:12 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's lawsuit against the co-founder of YouTube over leaked footage of their marriage proposal should move forward, a California appeals court ruled Wednesday. Kardashian and West have shown a likelihood they could win their case against Chad Hurley, who posted footage of the couple's elaborate marriage proposal two...

  • BERLIN— Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank AG, says it expects to book litigation costs of about 1.5 billion euros in its first-quarter earnings report. Deutsche Bank said in a brief statement Wednesday that, despite the costs, it "will be profitable in the first quarter and will report near-record revenues." It didn't offer more details about the litigation...

  • April 22- Food distributor Sysco Corp said it had filed a memorandum opposing the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's efforts to block its proposed merger with smaller rival U.S. Foods Inc.. Sysco, the largest U.S. food distributor, unveiled its plan to buy US Foods, the second-largest, in December 2013. The U.S. government filed a lawsuit in February seeking to block...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— A federal judge on Wednesday heard arguments about whether Toyota Motor Corp. should be granted a new trial or should pay less than the $11 million awarded to plaintiffs in a lawsuit resulting from a fatal crash in Minnesota. A jury in February cited a design defect in determining that Toyota was 60 percent to blame for a 2006 crash that killed three...

  • Judge allows case against Stanford banks to go on Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 6:58 PM ET
    Allen Stanford arrives at the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse in Houston on March 5, 2012.

    A judge has upheld most claims in a lawsuit against banks accused of playing a role in financier Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme.

  • April 21- Healthcare real estate investment trust HCP Inc said the U.S. Department of Justice had filed a lawsuit against one of its clients over the company's billing practices. The lawsuit against HCR ManorCare Inc, which operates and manages healthcare facilities owned by HCP, alleges that the operator billed Medicare for services that were not "medically...

  • HCP says DoJ to sue client over billing practices Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 1:09 PM ET

    April 21- Healthcare real estate investment trust HCP Inc said the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against one of its clients over the company's billing practices. The lawsuit against HCR ManorCare Inc, which operates and manages healthcare facilities owned by HCP, alleges that the operator billed Medicare for services that were not medically...

  • April 20- Uber Technologies Inc must defend against a lawsuit accusing the popular ride-sharing service of discriminating against blind people by refusing to transport guide dogs, a federal judge ruled. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins in San Jose, California, said the plaintiffs could pursue a claim that Uber is a "travel service" subject to potential...

  • Uber must face suit claiming it snubs blind people Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 3:43 PM ET
    Uber app on a mobile phone

    Uber must defend against a lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against blind people by refusing to transport guide dogs.

  • April 20- Chevron Corp urged a U.S. appeals court on Monday to uphold a ruling finding that an American lawyer used corrupt means to secure a $9.5 billion pollution judgment in Ecuador. A lawyer for Chevron told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York that Steven Donziger, a U.S. lawyer who represented a group of Ecuadorians that sued the oil giant, pursued a...

  • NEW YORK, April 20- A federal appeals court on Monday rejected the fugitive Paul Ceglia's efforts to revive his civil lawsuit against Facebook Inc and founder Mark Zuckerberg seeking a big stake in the social media company, and to halt a related criminal prosecution for fraud. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said "overwhelming forensic evidence"...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Chiquita Brands International Inc will not have to face U.S. lawsuits by more than 4,000 Colombians accusing the fruit company of human rights violations after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case. The court rejected an appeal filed by the plaintiffs, leaving intact a July 2014 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • NEW YORK, April 20- A federal appeals court on Monday rejected the fugitive Paul Ceglia's effort to revive his civil lawsuit against Facebook Inc and founder Mark Zuckerberg seeking a big stake in the social media company, and to halt a separate criminal prosecution for fraud. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said Facebook and Zuckerberg had...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Chiquita Brands International Inc will not have to face U.S. lawsuits by more than 4,000 Colombians accusing the fruit company of human rights violations after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case. The court rejected an appeal filed by the plaintiffs, leaving intact a July 2014 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • April 17- Pfizer Inc was cleared of liability on Friday in the first lawsuit to go to trial of more than 1,000 filed across the United States alleging that its antidepressant Zoloft can cause birth defects, a company spokeswoman said. Plaintiff Kristyn Pesante claimed that Pfizer failed to warn that using Zoloft during pregnancy could cause birth defects, and...

  • NEW YORK, April 17- PricewaterhouseCoopers agreed to pay $65 million in cash to settle a lawsuit claiming it fraudulently deceived MF Global Holdings Ltd investors about its auditing of the now-defunct brokerage, which was run by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. The preliminary settlement with investors in MF Global's common stock, bonds and...

  • PwC to pay $65 mln to resolve lawsuit over MF Global Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 3:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 17- PricewaterhouseCoopers has agreed to pay $65 million to resolve a lawsuit claiming it deceived investors when it was auditing MF Global Holdings Ltd, the now-defunct brokerage once run by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. The preliminary settlement was disclosed in papers filed on Friday with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, and...

  • The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, is seeking about $1 million in damages, attorney Keith Fink told Reuters. According to a company memo seen by Reuters, American Apparel Chief Executive Paula Schneider said no law required the company to give more notice than it had or to give any severance. The case is Carlos...

  • NEW YORK, April 16- A New York state appeals court rejected former American International Group Inc Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating an accounting fraud at the insurer he ran for nearly four decades. Greenberg and co-defendant Howard Smith, a former AIG chief financial officer, are accused of having...

  • Ex-AIG chief Greenberg's bid to toss N.Y. case rejected Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 16- A New York state appeals court rejected former American International Group Inc Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's bid to dismiss a decade-old lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating an accounting fraud at the insurer. The defendants failed to show the lack of incentive compensation resulting from the sham transactions at AIG, the...