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  • Sept 8- A federal lawsuit filed on Monday accuses Walt Disney Co, Sony Pictures and other leaders in special effects and animation of conspiring to suppress wages in the industry through "no-raid" agreements.

  • Conn. court: law limits pawn shops' interest rates Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that state law limits how much interest pawn shops can charge consumers who agree to buy back items they sold to the shops in exchange for loans. The ruling came in a 2008 lawsuit by Westport resident Bess Gilmore, who died in 2009, against Pawn King in Stratford.

  • Legal use of marijuana clashes with job rules Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 10:40 AM ET
    Brandon Coats, who was fired for violating Dish Network’s drug-free workplace rules, despite having a medical marijuana card, in Denver, Aug. 28, 2014. Coats and other users are discovering that marijuana’s recent strides toward the legal and cultural mainstream are running aground at the office.

    Even as 23 states allow medical or recreational marijuana, experts say most businesses are keeping their drug-free policies. The NYT reports.

  • Sept 8- Carlyle Group LP agreed to pay $115 million to settle a U.S. lawsuit accusing it of conspiring with rival private equity firms not to outbid each other on takeovers prior to the financial crisis. The settlement was disclosed in a Friday evening filing with the U.S. District Court in Boston.

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Sept 5- A U.S. judge has ruled that food servers and bartenders employed by Darden Restaurants Inc, which owns chains including Olive Garden, the Capital Grille and LongHorn Steakhouse, cannot sue the company as a group for alleged wage violations.

  • GM wins dismissal of lawsuit over its IPO Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 5- General Motors Co has won dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit accusing it of padding sales around the time of its November 2010 initial public offering by quietly unloading vehicle inventory on its dealers.

  • Yelp wins another round in extortion case fight Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 7:39 AM ET
    Restaurant reviews displayed on the Yelp app.

    Yelp can lower or raise the rating of a business depending on whether it advertises with the company, a federal appeals court ruled.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- A new Microsoft Corp product that allows website publishers to embed digital photographs on their sites is a "massive infringement" of copyrighted images, Getty Images Inc claimed in a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York on Thursday.

  • Getty Images sues Microsoft over new online photo tool Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 4- A new Microsoft Corp product that allows website publishers to embed digital photographs on their sites is a "massive infringement" of copyrighted images, Getty Images Inc claimed in a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York on Thursday.

  • Obama gets his wish: Court to rehear health care case Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    A man reads a pamphlet from Maryland's Obamacare exchange while waiting to speak to a health navigator in Silver Spring, Md., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

    A U.S. appeals court agreed to reconsider a July 22 ruling that poses a major setback to the Obamacare health insurance overhaul.

  • Apple, Google resume talks in hiring lawsuit Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    Four technology companies have resumed talks with tech workers in a high-profile suit over hiring practices in Silicon Valley.

  • IRS puts lavish Silicon Valley lunches in its sights Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:03 AM ET
    Google headquarters.

    The IRS argues that free employer-provide meals are a taxable fringe benefit.

  • Sept 2- Abercrombie& Fitch Co's board agreed to make governance changes to resolve a lawsuit objecting to its awarding longtime Chief Executive Officer Michael Jeffries more than $140 million of compensation since 2007..

  • Indiana's right-to-work law upheld Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    The validity of an Indiana state law that bars companies from requiring workers to join a union and pay union dues was affirmed on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- A U.S. judge on Friday dismissed antitrust litigation accusing Wall Street banks and commodity merchants including Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Glencore Plc of conspiring to drive up aluminum prices by reducing supply.

  • Aug 29- Carlyle Group LP has agreed to pay $115 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it of conspiring with other buyout firms not to outbid each other on some takeovers that occurred prior to the financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. Washington, D.C.- based Carlyle declined to comment.

  • BofA seeks to toss out $1.27B 'Hustle' case verdict Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    Bank of America asked a federal judge to throw out a verdict finding it liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a 12- year-old lawsuit accusing Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp of encouraging human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, reluctantly concluding that the case does not belong in U.S. courts.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Bank of America Corp on Thursday asked a federal judge to throw out a jury verdict finding it liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit that resulted in a $1.27 billion penalty.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- A U.S. regulator can proceed with lawsuits accusing HSBC Holdings Plc and Nomura Holdings Inc of misleading Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying mortgage-backed securities that later turned toxic, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.