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  • Merck Settles Vioxx Claims for $4.85 Billion Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 3:53 PM ET
    Merck Vioxx

    Merck has agreed to pay $4.85 billion to settle claims that its painkiller Vioxx caused heart attacks and strokes in thousands of users, the drugmaker said Friday.

  • Visa to Settle Antitrust Suit For Record $2.25 Billion Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 12:12 PM ET

    Visa has tentatively agreed to pay American Express a record $2.25 billion to settle a three-year-old antitrust case, CNBC has learned.

  • 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Dodges Mexico Extradition Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 3:12 PM ET
    Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of the reality series "Dog, the Bounty Hunter."

    Television bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman, who had his reality show taken off the air after getting caught using a racial slur, will not be extradited to Mexico to face a pending appeal of kidnapping charges against him, a judge has ruled.

  • Former Countrywide Financial Vice President Quan Zhu agreed to pay $108,840 to settle insider trading charges, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Monday.

  • William Lerach, a former partner at a prestigious New York law firm, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy for his role in a scheme to bribe people to become plaintiffs in lucrative class-action lawsuits.

  • Investors Warned Over Energy Stock Scams Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 2:06 PM ET

    A U.S. securities regulator Tuesday warned investors to be wary of scams touting huge potential profits from energy-related stocks, when the onlypeople likely to make money are those running the schemes.

  • Tobias Aide: Hedge Fund Manager Was Murdered Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 1:41 PM ET

    An assistant to hedge fund manager Seth Tobias, who died suddenly last month at age 44, told CNBC he has evidence that Tobias was murdered.

  • Milberg Weiss Co-Founder Pleads Not Guilty Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 1:49 PM ET

    The co-founder of a prestigious New York law firm and two co-defendants pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges related to a major class-action kickback scheme.

  • Microsoft Appeal Rejected In Improper Charges Case Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 11:32 AM ET
    Microsoft

    The Supreme Court rejected Monday an appeal by Microsoft and Best Buy of a ruling that reinstated a lawsuit by the electronics retailer's customers who claimed to have been improperly charged for Microsoft's MSN Internet service.

  • Details Emerge in SAC Capital Sex Harassment Case Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 2:45 PM ET

    Sexual harassment cases are nothing new on Wall Street, but CNBC has uncovered new details of one of the most salacious cases to hit a big trading house in a long time.

  • Supreme Court Hears Third-Party Investor Suit Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 1:42 PM ET

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing an case that some say may alter the landscape of investing. The outcome potentially could strengthen shareholder confidence -- or stifle investment markets.

  • AEP to Pay $4.6 Billion to Cut Chemical Emissions Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 11:01 AM ET

    A major power generator agreed in a court settlement Tuesday to spend $4.6 billion to reduce chemical emissions blamed for spreading smog and acid rain across the Northeast.

  • Supreme Court Hears Landmark Investor Suit Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 10:25 AM ET

    On Oct. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that some say may open the flood gates to a tidal wave of investor lawsuits. Legal experts joined CNBC to debate both sides of the issue.

  • NY Mayor Bloomberg Target of Identity Theft: DA Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 6:27 PM ET

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was the victim of identity theft, according to the New York County District Attorney's office.

  • Cablevision Unit, Dolan to Pay $11.6 Million In Suit Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 2:29 PM ET

    A federal jury decided Madison Square Garden and its chairman must pay $11.6 million in damages to former New York Knicks executive Anucha Browne Sanders in her sexual harassment lawsuit.

  • Texas Oilman Pleads Guilty in Oil-for-Food Scandal Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 11:24 AM ET
    Oscar Wyatt

    Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one of five counts against him for his role in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal.

  • High Court Rejects Tobacco Industry Appeal Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 10:39 AM ET

    The Supreme Court Monday rejected a tobacco industry appeal on two issues in a Florida class-action case that has already resulted in a $145 billion punitive award against the cigarette makers being overturned.

  • Jets Fan Sues Patriots for $184 Million Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | 12:51 PM ET

    A New York Jets season-ticket holder filed a class-action lawsuit Friday against the New England Patriots and coach Bill Belichick for "deceiving customers."

  • Pfizer Faces $8.5 Billion Suit over Nigeria Drug Trial Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | 12:32 PM ET

    A court case brought by Nigeria against Pfizer resumes on Tuesday with the U.S. drug maker saying it answered a call for help to save the lives of African children during a meningitis epidemic.

  • Bloomberg Sued in Sex Discrimination Case Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 8:28 AM ET

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Bloomberg LP on Thursday, alleging the news service had discriminated against pregnant employees by cutting their pay and demoting them.