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  • Lucky Friday the 13th: As I’ve often detailed, there are many moving parts to getting breaking news on the air. "Friday the 13th" is the last day one might think the stars would decide to align to our benefit, but they did. Beverage maker Cott had been the subject of speculation all day, focusing on a possible merger with Cadbury Schweppes. It was halted before the New York Stock Exchange open for “news pending,” which, of course, only served to fuel that speculation. ...

  • Don't Sue Banks Over Sub-Prime Loans, Attorney Says Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 2:59 PM ET

    Nicole Deese, a securities attorney at Fowler, White & Boggs, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that allowing bond holders to sue investment banks that sold high-yield bonds backing sub-prime loans will “inhibit, if not entirely stifle, the flow of money from capital markets to the mortgage sector.”

  • Virgin Media Goes to Court in BSkyB Dispute Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 11:36 AM ET

    Virgin Media said on Thursday it had filed proceedings in the High Court to resolve a dispute with rival BSkyB over the withdrawal of its basic channels from Virgin's TV service.

  • Beatles' Apple Corps Settles Royalties Lawsuit with EMI Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 10:25 AM ET

    The Beatles' Apple Corps company has settled a royalties dispute with record label EMI, the two companies said Thursday, raising hopes that Beatles recordings may soon be legally available online.

  • Package delivery company FedEx said it agreed to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit against its express unit, FedEx Express, for $53.5 million.

  • Danone Says to Sue Founder of China's Wahaha Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 2:43 AM ET

    France's Danone has sent notice to begin litigation against the founder of Wahaha, its partner in China, for what it called a breach of contract, Danone's Asia Pacific President Emmanuel Faber said on Wednesday.

  • In a 215-page decision, a three-member WTO compliance panel sided with the twin Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, which has argued that Internet gambling is a lucrative source of revenue and provides an income for hundreds of islanders.

  • Beazer Homes USA said it has received a grand jury subpoena from the U.S. Attorney's Office, which is seeking documents relating to it mortgage origination business.

  • Viacom Sees Dollar Signs in Wireless Distribution Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 12:09 PM ET

    “It’s relatively small dollars today, but growing extremely rapidly – it’s one of the most rapidly growing businesses in our portfolio,” Dauman said Wednesday. “I expect us to be not a leader, but the leader in providing video content on the cell phone.”

  • Beazer Cooperating With Probe; Shares Off Sharply Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 11:11 AM ET

    Beazer Homes USA , the sixth-largest U.S. home builder, on Wednesday confirmed it is cooperating with federal prosecutors in a probe relating to its mortgage business. Beazer's shares  were off 12% in premarket electronic trading after earlier falling 18% to their lowest level since August 2003.

  • HP Takes Acer to Court on Patent Infringement Claims Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 6:03 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard  sued computer maker Acer on Tuesday accusing the company of illegally using patented HP technology in a variety of desktops, laptops and displays sold in the U.S.

  • Jury Rules for Merck in Latest Vioxx Case Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 11:51 AM ET

    Plaintiff Frank Schwaller sued Merck after his wife, Patricia, took Vioxx for 20 months for shoulder pain before dying from a heart attack in August 2003.

  • EMI and Bertelsmann Settle Napster Litigation Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 3:21 AM ET

    EMI Group and Bertelsmann have reached a settlement on litigation stemming from the German media company's investment in music file-sharing software company Napster, the two companies said Monday.

  • Vonage Shares Close at All-Time Low On Legal Setback Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | 5:50 PM ET

    Vonage Holdings shares were hammered on Friday after a federal judge agreed to bar the company from using Internet phone technology owned by much bigger rival Verizon Communications.

  • The Southern California farm that grew the green onions that were first linked to and then cleared in last year's E. coli outbreak has filed a libel lawsuit against Taco Bell. 

  • Oracle Sues SAP, Alleges Massive Software Theft Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 2:34 PM ET

    Oracle sued SAP, on Thursday for "corporate theft on a grand scale," claiming its business software rival had stolen copyrighted software and other confidential materials.

  • Affiliated Computer Services  said on Thursday it faced two class-action lawsuits over a buyout proposal from its founder, Darwin Deason, and investment fund Cerberus Capital Management, which they say undervalues the company.

  • A Florida state appellate court rejected a $1.58 billion verdict against Morgan Stanley, saying the bank did not get a fair shake in its trial defending against financier Ronald Perelman's 2003 breach-of-contract suit.

  • U.S. Plans to Indict Former Reagan Aide Stockman - WSJ Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | 10:50 AM ET

    Former Reagan White House budget director David Stockman is expected to be indicted within days on charges of improper accounting and incomplete disclosures from when he was chairman and chief executive of auto parts maker Collins & Aikman, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Wal-Mart Battles Former Marketing Exec Over Firing Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | 5:12 PM ET

    Roehm, whom Wal-Mart accuses of a sexual affair with another marketing official, was fired from Wal-Mart on Dec. 4 after less than a year as head of marketing communications.