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  • ST. LOUIS— A Missouri lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses three insurance agencies of failing to safeguard sensitive consumer data from hackers who recently breached health insurer Anthem Inc.' s computer networks. The Missouri suit alleges that compromised Anthem database information including names, employment details and Social Security...

  • April 14- Energy& Minerals Group, which has invested billions in oil and gas ventures with former Chesapeake Energy Corp Chief Executive Officer Aubrey McClendon, has moved to extricate itself from a lawsuit filed by Chesapeake alleging McClendon stole its trade secrets and used them to build up his new businesses. Houston- based EMG, a private investment firm...

  • Egg execs get jail for salmonella outbreak Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:07 AM ET
    Owner of Wright County Egg, Austin 'Jack' DeCoster and his son Peter testify September 22, 2010 in Washington.

    Two egg industry executives were sentenced to three months in jail for their roles in a major salmonella outbreak.

  • April 14- Energy& Minerals Group, which has invested billions in oil and gas ventures with former Chesapeake Energy Corp Chief Executive Officer Aubrey McClendon, has moved to extricate itself from a lawsuit filed by Chesapeake alleging McClendon stole its trade secrets and used them to build up his new businesses. Houston- based EMG, a private investment firm...

  • BURLINGTON, Vt.— The parents of a Vermont woman who died last year have sued Botox maker Allergan, saying treatment of her cerebral palsy with Botox contributed to her death. In a federal lawsuit filed April 9, the parents of 21- year-old Mandy Fortuna alleged that Allergan failed to warn of Botox dangers, were negligent and breached the Vermont Consumer Fraud Act.

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— A former candidate for Kansas governor said Monday that he and other attorneys who are suing two subsidiaries of Anthem Inc. can show that individuals were harmed after hackers breached the health insurer's computer networks. Paul Davis and other attorneys who filed the lawsuit earlier this month in Douglas County District Court on behalf of a...

  • April 13- Drugmaker Mylan N.V said it settled a patent litigation with Pfizer Inc related to Viagra, paving the way for the launch of the drug's generic version in the United States once approved. Pfizer's patent for Viagra, used to treat erectile dysfunction, expires in 2020.. Pfizer's shares closed down marginally at $35.09, after touching an 11- year high on...

  • NEW ORLEANS— A 21- year-old transgender man says in a sex discrimination lawsuit that he was forced to leave his job at a Mississippi- based loan company once officials there found out he was born a woman but dressed and acted like a man. Tristan Broussard filed suit on Monday against First Tower Loan LLC., a financial loan company based in Flowood, Mississippi, with...

  • Mylan settles Viagra patent litigation with Pfizer Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 3:33 PM ET

    April 13- Drugmaker Mylan N.V said it settled a patent litigation with Pfizer Inc related to the generic version of Viagra. Mylan said the settlement would allow it to launch a generic version of the drug as early as December 2017, or sooner under certain conditions, subject to approval by U.S. health regulators. Other terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

  • MIAMI— Artist Romero Britto is suing Apple Inc. and a design firm in federal court, accusing them of misusing his color-splashed images and distinctive style in marketing campaigns. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from Cupertino, California- based Apple and the design duo Craig Redman of New York and Karl Maier of London, whose company is called Craig&...

  • April 13- Jury selection began on Monday in a trial in which Home Box Office Inc faces libel claims over a report linking British sporting goods company Mitre Sports International to child labor in India. The trial in federal court in Manhattan is the culmination of years of litigation over the report on " Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," which first aired in...

  • Egg execs to be sentenced for salmonella outbreak Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:42 AM ET
    Owner of Wright County Egg, Austin 'Jack' DeCoster and his son Peter testify September 22, 2010 in Washington.

    Two former egg industry executives are scheduled to be sentenced for their roles in a salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands of people.

  • NEW YORK, April 13- A U.S. appeals court on Monday refused to reconsider its April 2014 revival of a European Union lawsuit accusing R.J. By an 8-5 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York let stand a ruling by a three-judge panel allowing the EU to pursue claims that R.J. Reynolds is now part of Reynolds American Inc, the 2nd- largest U.S. tobacco company,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Sprint Communications has agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the telephone carrier overcharged the U.S. government to collect and deliver information gathered under court-ordered wiretaps. The settlement announced late Thursday revolves around a dispute about how Sprint Communications Inc. billed the FBI, Drug...

  • Misidentified as a mistress, techie can sue mag Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:28 PM ET
    Sergey Brin and wife Anne Wojcicki attend the 23 and Me Spit party at the IAC Building in New York.

    Woman mislabeled as mistress of Google co-founder sues People magazine for libel. New York judge determined case will move forward.

  • WASHINGTON— Two former employees of a helicopter company owned by a prominent Wall Street financier allege that she exploited a connection with an Army colonel to charge the U.S. government inflated prices for rotorcraft. In documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alabama, the whistleblowers said Lynn Tilton offered the officer, Norbert Vergez, a...

  • Deutsche Bank near deal in LIBOR case: NYT   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 4:53 PM ET
    Deutsche Bank near deal in LIBOR case: NYT

    According to the NYT, Deutsche Bank is near a deal in the LIBOR case. The bank would pay more than $1.5 billion in the settlement, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • The age discrimination lawsuit was sparked by Boeing's sale in 2005 of its Wichita commercial operations to the parent company of Spirit AeroSystems. The workers sued Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems alleging the new owners did not hire the older workers to prevent them from gaining pension benefits. The unusually harsh exchange stems from Melgren's...

  • Suit claims AIDS foundation scammed Medicare for $20M Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 1:34 AM ET

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— One of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in an elaborate $20 million dollar scam that spanned 12 states, according to a lawsuit filed in South Florida federal court. Three former managers of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation filed a suit last week alleging the company paid...

  • Tama firm may get trial in lawsuit against Pella Corp. Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 2:24 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— A Tama designer and builder of equipment used in factories to make products should get a trial to determine whether window manufacturer Pella Corp. stole trade secrets, the Iowa Court of Appeals said Wednesday. Deimco Finishing Equipment of Tama alleged in a 2008 lawsuit that Pella Corp. engineers disassembled Deimco-designed industrial...