• U.S. billionaire Ronald Perelman has gone to Florida's highest state court to overturn an appeals court ruling that stripped him of a $1.58 billion jury award against Morgan Stanley.

  • Court Rejects Moncrief Suit Against BASF Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | 6:59 AM ET

    A German court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit by Moncrief Oil International that sought to void a joint venture between BASF and Gazprom to develop a Siberian gas field.

  • SAP Admits Inappropriate Downloads in Oracle Case Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 4:31 AM ET

    SAP's chief executive admitted "inappropriate downloads" of documents from archrival Oracle by SAP's TomorrowNow unit but said on Tuesday SAP itself had not had access to that material.

  • Judge Won't Cut New Parmalat From Suit Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 2:01 AM ET

    Parmalat can be sued by shareholders in a suit involving its predecessor company, Parmalat Finanziaria's collapse into bankruptcy in 2003, a judge ruled.

  • PartyGaming Confident About Full-Year Prospects Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | 12:11 PM ET

    Online gaming company PartyGaming said it was confident about prospects for 2007 after the second-quarter financial performance met its expectations, sending its shares higher on Monday.

  • SAP to Respond to Oracle Lawsuit by Midnight Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | 7:22 AM ET

    Software maker SAP will respond to rival Oracle's lawsuit accusing it of intellectual property theft by midnight Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, it said in a statement.

  • YouTVpc and Peekvid Sued By Movie Studios Over Piracy Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 11:01 AM ET

    The Motion Picture Association of America filed suits late Tuesday on behlaf of Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox against YouTVpc.com and Peekvid.com. The Wall Street Journal broke the story Wednesday night. The sites don't actually provide copyright-violating material--which is their defence--but they do show users where to find that material, which is the studios' problem with the site.

  • Judge Defers to Feds on Google Complaint Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 3:31 PM ET

    The judge overseeing Microsoft antitrust settlement said Tuesday she would not immediately address complaints Google has made about Microsoft's Windows Vista software.

  • Most of the time, it’s the story that makes the story. What do I mean by that? (I’m asked that question frighteningly often.) Simply put, when we decide to use a reporter to report a breaking story -- it’s the story itself that determines whether it will get on, and how interested people will be in it.  But if you watched Tyler Mathisen’s report on the infamous $54 million dry-cleaning lawsuit, you’d know that as good as that story was, Tyler’s presentation of it added even more. But don’t believe me. Watch the video -- and you be the judge!

  • Dry Cleaner Wins $54 Million Suit Over Missing Pants Monday, 25 Jun 2007 | 2:34 PM ET
    Jin Nam Chung and Ki Chung stand inside of their dry cleaning business, Custom Cleaners, in Washington on Wednesday, May 2, 2007. The Chung's are being sued for 65 million dollars over a contentious pair of pants belonging to a local judge, and for using signs that the judge claims were deceptive. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    A Washington, D.C. judge ruled Monday in favor of a dry cleaner that was sued for $54 million over a missing pair of pants.

  • The Supreme Court on Thursday imposed a strict standard that investors must meet to keep alive their lawsuits alleging securities fraud.

  • The Supreme Court handed Wall Street underwriters a major victory Monday by ruling that an antitrust lawsuit against them over the pricing of initial public stock offerings (IPOs) cannot go forward.

  • Texas Firm Sues Nintendo Over Chip Patent Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 12:41 AM ET

    A Texas company has sued Nintendo for alleged violations of a patent in making chips for use in its game consoles, Nintendo said on Friday.

  • Here’s the burning question of the day from the Hamptons, the tony beach towns on Long Island east of Wall Street: Who’s the hedge hog?  Hedge fund king James Chanos, of Kynikos Associates, and Marc Spilker, a managing director at Goldman Sachs, are squabbling about a common path to the beach, according to CNBC's Margaret Brennan.

  • A federal judge has ruled that some product-liability claims against Boston Scientific over implantable heart defibrillators can proceed, rejecting the medical device maker's motions to dismiss them.

  • A federal judge has ruled that some product liability claims against Boston Scientific over heart defibrillators can proceed, rejecting the medical device company's motions to dismiss them.

  • Two Setbacks, One Win for Wal-Mart in Wage Suits Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007 | 4:39 AM ET

    State appellate courts in Missouri and New Mexico on Tuesday upheld decisions to grant class-action status to lawsuits alleging Wal-Mart Stores deprived hourly workers of wages, requiring them to work "off the clock" before or after shifts.

  • Glaxo Faces U.S. Investor Lawsuit Over Avandia Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | 12:02 PM ET

    GlaxoSmithKline faces a U.S. investor lawsuit claiming that Europe's biggest drugmaker misled shareholders about the safety of diabetes drug Avandia.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a class-action lawsuit against Philip Morris USA, a unit of Altria Group, should not be decided in federal court, handing a defeat to the tobacco company.

  • U.S. shareholder lawyers are pouncing on private equity buyouts of public companies, bringing a string of lawsuits claiming the deals are unfair to investors and sometimes only serve to enrich top executives.