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  • Part of Apple vs Samsung $930M verdict reversed Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    A U.S. appeals court on Monday said the iPhone maker's trade dress could not be protected.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court will consider whether an advertising agency hired to boost recruitment for the U.S. Navy is immune from a lawsuit that claims it illegally authorized thousands of unsolicited text messages. The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal from the Campbell-Ewald Company, which claims federal contractors can't be sued under...

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider advertising agency Campbell-Ewald Co's attempt to fend off a class action lawsuit over claims the company violated a federal consumer law by sending unsolicited text messages on behalf of the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Navy messages were part of a recruitment drive. Do it in the Navy. "

  • J'accuse Alibaba: Retailer sued by Gucci, YSL Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma

    Luxury goods makers sued Alibaba, contending the company had knowingly made it possible for counterfeiters to sell their products.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- A group of luxury goods makers sued Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Friday, contending the Chinese online shopping giant had knowingly made it possible for counterfeiters to sell their products throughout the world. The lawsuit alleged that Alibaba had conspired to manufacture, offer for sale and traffic in counterfeit products bearing their...

  • American Apparel sues ousted CEO over standstill Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:13 PM ET
    An American Apparel store in New York City.

    Apparel retailer American Apparel sued its ousted chief executive Dov Charney for violating his standstill agreement with the company.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- A group of luxury goods makers sued Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Friday, contending the Chinese online shopping giant had knowingly made it possible for counterfeiters to sell their products throughout the world. The lawsuit alleged that Alibaba had conspired to manufacture, offer for sale and traffic in counterfeit products bearing their...

  • Victory for farmer forced to accept union contract Friday, 15 May 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    In a May 5, 2015, photo, farmworkers and supporters march in advance of a vote by the Washington, D.C., City Council on a measure "calling on Gerawan Farming to honor a contract issued in 2013 by a neutral mediator and approved by the state."

    An appeals court has ruled in favor of Gerawan farms, saying that a state cannot force a contract if both sides do not come to terms.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- A U.S. appeals court on Friday agreed with Lululemon Athletica Inc that a lawsuit accusing the retailer of defrauding shareholders by failing to reveal defects that caused yoga pants to become see-through was properly dismissed. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said shareholders led by the Louisiana Sheriffs' Pension& Relief...

  • Pandora vows to appeal BMI court ruling   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Pandora vows to appeal BMI court ruling

    Pandora said it would appeal a court ruling that could force it to pay more in royalties.

  • WICHITA, Kan.— A federal judge on Thursday threw out a class-action lawsuit brought by investors against aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems alleging that the company and four of its officers made misleading statements that artificially inflated its stock price. The shareholder lawsuit was filed after an October 2012 announcement that the Wichita-...

  • Ranbaxy filed "grossly inadequate" applications seeking approval for its drugs and deceived the FDA into granting approvals and giving the company market exclusivity, the class action lawsuit asserts. The FDA has banned import of drugs from all of Ranbaxy's India- based plants under a wider scrutiny of the country's $15 billion pharmaceutical industry,...

  • The SEC has been under mounting pressure from liberal groups, as well as a handful of law professors, to enact rules requiring companies to tell investors about campaign contributions. The lawsuit marks the latest effort to force the SEC into action. Last year, another group called the Corporate Reform Coalition held a news conference outside SEC headquarters...

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday said it would re-evaluate bids received in a $1 billion long-range radar competition after a federal court dismissed a Raytheon Co lawsuit that sought to halt a fresh look at the bidders of its losing rivals Northrop Grumman Corp and Lockheed Martin Corp.. The companies on Tuesday said the U.S. Court of Federal...

  • AT&T, trade groups ask court to block FCC Internet rule Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 13- AT&T Inc and telecommunications trade groups on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to block U.S. Federal Communications Commission Internet traffic regulations while litigation continues. In a joint filing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, AT&T, the United States Telecom Association and others said a...

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday said it would immediately reevaluate bids received in a long-range radar competition after a federal court dismissed a lawsuit filed by Raytheon Co that was aimed at staving off protests filed by losing bidders Northrop Grumman Corp and Lockheed Martin Corp.. "The court's ruling... frees us to continue moving...

  • May 13- Apparel retailer American Apparel Inc said former Chief Executive Dov Charney sued the company and its chairman Colleen Brown, alleging defamation and mental and emotional distress. American Apparel said on Wednesday it would "vigorously dispute" the claims. Charney also filed a $30 million defamation lawsuit last week against Standard General LP,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Raytheon Co, freeing the U.S. Air Force to re-evaluate bids it got for a new long-range radar won by Raytheon but challenged by rivals Lockheed Martin Corp and Northrop Grumman Corp, Lockheed said in a statement. The decision marks a setback for Raytheon, which hopes to hold on to a contract that...

  • Computer Science Corp sues former executive Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    May 12- IT services provider Computer Science Corp on Monday sued the former chief executive of a company it bought in 2013 for breaching its code of business conduct. The lawsuit against Eric Pulier was regarding unauthorized payments he made to two executives of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, a CSC client, shortly after receiving tens of millions of dollars...

  • SEATTLE, May 12- A Seattle hospital has joined a lawsuit against the manufacturer of endoscopy medical scopes linked to a "superbug" outbreak at the medical center, claiming the company, Olympus America, put patients lives at risk by failing to disclose design flaws. Between 2012 and 2014, at least 32 patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center were infected with...