• RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 8- State-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA and its top executives face a class-action lawsuit in a federal court in New York over an alleged contract fixing, bribery and kickback scheme that lawyers say inflated the value of the company's assets. The suit was filed by law firm Wolf Popper LLP in the Southern District of New York on...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- The U.S. government filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing Deutsche Bank AG of tax fraud for engaging in a series of transactions designed to evade federal income taxes. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan. Deutsche Bank said in a statement that it plans to vigorously defend itself against the lawsuit.

  • Homeowners, Wells Fargo go to trial over fees Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 7:08 AM ET
    A Wells Fargo bank branch in New York City.

    Wells Fargo is set to go to trial on Monday as homeowners seek to recoup about $629 million for alleged fees by a company once owned by Wachovia.

  • Dec 5- A federal judge has thrown out a whistleblower lawsuit by a former official of a unit of advertising company WPP Plc who claimed he was fired in retaliation for reporting accounting irregularities to his superiors. District Judge Gregory Woods in Manhattan said Daniel Berman, who was a finance director at WPP's NeozOgilvy LLC unit, did not qualify for...

  • Dec 5- A Massachusetts jury has found that an agreement between AstraZeneca Plc and Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd to delay the launch of a generic version of AstraZeneca's heartburn drug Nexium was not anticompetitive. AstraZeneca and an attorney for Ranbaxy released statements saying they were pleased with the verdict. The lawsuit, which began in 2012,...

  • Sandoz loses bid to shield psoriasis drug Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    Dec 5- The top U.S. patent appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Sandoz Inc that sought to shield its planned version of Amgen Inc's psoriasis and arthritis drug Enbrel from patent lawsuits. Taranto only ruled that the lawsuit against Amgen was premature because Sandoz had not yet sought approval for the drug from the U.S. Food and Drug...

  • LONDON, Dec 5- AstraZeneca said a jury in the U.S. ruled in its favour in an antitrust litigation over heartburn drug Nexium, a case brought against it by various buying groups who challenged a previous settlement. The company said it was pleased with the jury's verdict in Massachusetts. Two cases making similar allegations are still pending in Pennyslvania, it...

  • Apple suit in question  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Apple's fight against antitrust allegations is now in jeopardy. Details, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Perelman's suit against mega-art dealer dismissed Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 2:58 PM ET
    Larry Gagosian (L) and Ron Perelman (R).

    Billionaire art collector Ronald Perelman loses his lawsuit against megadealer Larry Gagosian.

  • Why employers should brace for Obamacare lawsuits Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    David Cote, Chairman & CEO of Honeywell International.

    Large employers could find themselves facing worker lawsuits for violating health-reform laws under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Apple executives to take stand in antitrust trial Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    In this photo illustration a woman listens to an Apple iPod Nano on October 2, 2006 in London, England.

    Apple's top executives are scheduled to take the stand Thursday in the ongoing iPod antitrust trial, with $1 billion in damages hanging in the balance.

  • Apple top execs take stand  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton discusses the charges levied against Apple as their antitrust trial enters its third day.

  • Authors to court: Google should pay for scans Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    Google's effort to scan millions of books for a digital library violates copyright law, a group of authors told a U.S. appeals court.

  • Dec 3- Herbalife Ltd won preliminary court approval of its $15 million settlement of class-action litigation accusing the maker of weight loss and nutritional products of being a "pyramid scheme" that misleads distributors about how much money they can make. The accord also requires Herbalife to provide up to $2.5 million to distributors who return unused...

  • Sanofi sued over kickbacks  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell provides insight to a lawsuit regarding a scheme at Sanofi involving its diabetes drug.

  • Lawsuit claims 'kickback' scheme at Sanofi Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 3:27 PM ET
    Ousted Sanofi CEO Christopher Viehbacher

    A lawsuit accuses drug maker Sanofi and top executives, including its ousted CEO, of a million-dollar kickback scheme to promote diabetes drug sales.

  • Apple back in court with $1 billion on the line Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    The Apple flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York.

    It's Day 2 of the Apple antitrust trial, and sparks could fly on the witness stand.

  • Bill Cosby accused of molesting 15-year-old in 1974 Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    Bill Cosby is shown during an appearance on The Tonight Show, March 26, 2014.

    Bill Cosby was sued by a woman alleging he molested her, in what is believed to be the first court case arising from sexual misconduct accusations.

  • OAKLAND, Calif., Dec 2- The late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc, led the company to violate antitrust laws by restricting music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store, an attorney for consumers suing Apple said in court. Opening statements began on Tuesday in an Oakland, California, federal court in the long-running class action, which harks...

  • OAKLAND, Calif., Dec 2- The late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc, led the company to violate antitrust laws by restricting music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store and not rival services as well, an attorney for consumers suing Apple said in court. Plaintiff attorney Bonny Sweeney showed the court emails from top Apple executives,...