• A U.S. federal judge dismissed Alcatel-Lucent's patent claim against Microsoft over technology that converts speech into text.

  • The Supreme Court said it has declined to consider an appeal by a carpet and floor-covering company that was sued by its employees for hiring illegal immigrants in an effort to depress wages.

  • Caremark attorney Robert Thornton presented a document that he said showed that Express Scripts considered killing the CVS deal to be a successful outcome even if its own offer was rejected.

  • Cisco Systems said late Thursday that it has given Apple nearly another week to respond to its trademark infringement lawsuit that threatens to halt Apple from using the "iPhone" name on its much-hyped new iPod-cellular phone device.

  • YouTube

    Digital Music Group is making a deal with YouTube to make some of its videos, including 'Gumby', 'I Spy', and 'My Favorite Martian', available on YouTube, and some of its music, to be used in videos uploaded to YouTube. And NBC is introducing Tiki Barber as a new contributor to the Today show and NBC's Sunday night footbal.

  • A court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Belgian newspapers that sued Google, claiming that the Web search Internet search leader infringed copyright laws and demanded it remove their stories.

  • SEC Seeks to Curtail Investor Suits: New York Times Tuesday, 13 Feb 2007 | 4:20 AM ET

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has taken steps on two fronts to protect corporations, executives and accounting firms from investor lawsuits that accuse them of fraud, the New York Times reported in a story published on Tuesday.

  • Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Lawsuit Tuesday, 6 Feb 2007 | 9:56 AM ET

    For the third time in nearly three decades, iPod maker Apple has resolved a bitter trademark dispute with The Beatles' guardian Apple Corps over use of the iconic apple logo and name.

  • Time Warner's HBO and EchoStar End Dispute Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | 1:16 PM ET

    Satellite television operator Echostar Communications said today it has reached a long-term agreement with Time Warner to carry HBO and Cinemax channels on its Dish network.

  • Overstock.com on Friday said it sued at least 10 major U.S. brokerages, seeking $3.48 billion in damages for what it called their deliberate attempt to drive the online retailer's stock price down.

  • Cisco Systems lawsuit against Apple over the use of the name iPhone is a "minor skirmish" that could have been avoided if Apple had been willing to negotiate, the International Herald Tribune reported.

  • Wal-Mart Employees Ask Judge for More Damages Thursday, 4 Jan 2007 | 2:47 AM ET

    Wal-Mart workers in Pennsylvania who won a $78.5 million judgment for working off the clock and through rest breaks returned to court Wednesday to seek another $72 million in damages and interest.

  • High-End Retailers Take Aim At Target Thursday, 21 Dec 2006 | 3:16 PM ET

    Target is one of the few retailers enjoying a good Christmas season. Much of the giant discounter's success can be traced to their so-called "cheap chic" styles. However, some upscale competitors now claim Target's styles are not their own.  Jane Wells investigated why one of the brightest retail lights of the holiday season might become a legal "target."

  • Merck Wins Another Vioxx Case Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 4:11 PM ET

    A New Orleans jury handed Merck  a victory today in the latest federal Vioxx product liability trial, finding that the drugmaker adequately warned of the heart risks associated with the medicine.

  • Under Scrutiny: SEC And Insider Trading Tuesday, 5 Dec 2006 | 1:14 PM ET

    The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting today. They're looking into how the Securities and Exchange Commission conducted its insider trading inquiry of high-powered hedge fund--Pequot Capital. The story may seem a bit confusing--but we'll sort it out. Gary Aguirre--an attorney and investigator--was dismissed from the SEC on Sept. 1, 2005.