• 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.

  • Pfizer Prevails in Patent Suit Against Teva Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | 3:55 PM ET

    The decision bars Teva from launching a competitor drug in the U.S. until December 2015, Pfizer said.

  • A federal appeals panel in New Orleans said on Monday said a lower court judge improperly granted class-action status in a $40 billion lawsuit by Enron Corp. investors, a victory for the investment banks Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse Group that sought to have the ruling overturned.

  • Nokia Wants End to Qualcomm Patents Monday, 19 Mar 2007 | 1:37 PM ET

    Nokia, the world's largest maker of mobile phones, said Monday that it filed complaints against wireless technology company Qualcomm in Germany and the Netherlands.

  • Japan TV Vendor Sues HP for Compensation: Paper Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | 8:08 PM ET

    Japanese TV supplier byd:sign Corp. has filed a lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard at a Texas court, claiming H-P had obstructed byd:sign's flat TV sales in the United States, the Nikkei business daily said on Sunday.

  • Calyon Sues Mizuho Units Over Cash CDO Business Thursday, 15 Mar 2007 | 9:54 PM ET

    French investment bank Calyon on Thursday sued subsidiaries of Japan's Mizuho Financial Group, alleging an "illicit scheme" led to the mass resignation of Calyon's Cash CDO personnel, court documents showed.

  • No. 3 - Get Off My Lawn Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 8:20 PM ET

    Sumner Redstone, the octogenarian of media, threw a vicious body blow to Google (GOOG) today when his company sued the internet search king for copyright infringement. Viacom (VIA) claims YouTube (which Google purchased last year) illegally posts clips of Viacom properties such as “The Daily Show.” Is the move the start of a massive legal drag for Google's stock, or is Redstone out of touch with today’s media landscape which celebrates the YouTube founders -- 50 years his junior?

  • Painkiller Vioxx contributed to an Idaho postal worker's heart attack, a jury in Atlantic City ruled Monday, reversing the verdict in the man's first trial and hitting drugmaker Merck with a total of $47.5 million in damages.

  • Jury Finds Vonage Infringed on Three Verizon Patents Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 5:50 PM ET

    The eight-member jury assessed Vonage $58 million in past damages and ordered it to pay a 5.5% royalty rate on Vonage sales going forward.