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  • PITTSBURGH— Chevron Appalachia LLC has agreed to pay a nearly $940,000 fine levied by the state Department of Environmental Protection over a natural gas well explosion and fire that killed a contractor. Last month, Chevron agreed to pay $5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of the worker, Ian McKee, 27, of Morgantown, West Virginia.

  • Supreme Court rules for job cases   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    Supreme Court rules for job cases

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on two key rulings from the high court on job discrimination and free speech.

  • Muslim woman wins Abercrombie headscarf case Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 10:39 AM ET
    Samantha Elauf (R) and her mother Majda Elauf of Tulsa, Oklahoma, pose for photographers outside the U.S. Supreme Court after the court heard oral arguments in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch February 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who filed a lawsuit after she was denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who filed a lawsuit after she was denied a job at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons. On a 8-1 vote, the court handed a win to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency that sued the company on...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who filed a lawsuit after she was denied a job at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons. On a 8-1 vote, the court handed a win to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency that sued the company on...

  • Tracy Morgan speaks out about tragic accident   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    Tracy Morgan speaks out about tragic accident

    Actor Tracy Morgan speaks out on the tragic car accident that left him critically injured and his friend dead.

  • BEIJING— Restaurant operator KFC said Monday it filed a lawsuit against three companies in China whose social media accounts spread false claims about its food, including that its chickens have eight legs. KFC's China CEO Qu Cuirong said in a statement that it was hard for companies to protect their brands against rumors because of the difficulties in...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29- Chevron Corp. has paid a reported $5 million to settle a lawsuit filed last year by the parents of a worker who was burnt to death in a gas well fire in western Pennsylvania. Local media reported the $5 million settlement, saying it had been approved by a judge in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in Pittsburgh earlier this month.

  • NEW YORK, May 29- A federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit accusing Ocwen Financial Corp of fraudulently billing hundreds of thousands of homeowners for needless property inspections, saying the case amounts to no more than a breach of contract claim. It accused Ocwen of ignoring Fannie Mae guidelines that call for assessing individual...

  • WASHINGTON, May 29- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit on Friday aimed at stopping the $1.9 billion merger of medical technology provider Steris Corp and British sterilization services provider Synergy Health Plc, according to the agency, which enforces antitrust law. Synergy Health and Steris, both of which provide contract sterilization...

  • Lee Enterprises sues former publisher over marketing info Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 12:46 PM ET

    Lee Enterprises Inc. filed the lawsuit in Missoula County District Court on Tuesday seeking a court order to prevent Jim McGowan and former employees Brooke Redpath, Tara Halls, Tia Metzger and Megan Richter from using trade secret information belonging to Lee. The lawsuit also asks a judge to prevent two marketing companies— Windfall and Mettle Strategic...

  • NEW YORK— Orbit Medical and Rehab Medical have reached a $7.5 million settlement with the Department of Justice over a five-year-old Medicare fraud case. Two former Orbit employees filed a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that a vice president forged medical records so that the company could collect Medicare payments from for electric wheelchairs.

  • CNBC update: Mysterious oil globs in LA   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    CNBC update: Mysterious oil globs in LA

    Coast guard scientists are investigating mysterious balls of tar washing ashore in Los Angeles County, and Teva will pay a $1.2 billion settlement, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • WASHINGTON, May 28- U.S. antitrust regulators have settled a long-running fight with Cephalon, now owned by Teva Pharmaceuticals, over how it resolved a patent infringement lawsuit tied to wakefulness drug Provigil, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. As part of the settlement, Teva, which bought Cephalon in 2012, agreed to pay $1.2 billion to refund...

  • Atlantic City sues for $3M over failed loan program Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    The Trump Taj Mahal, left, the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, center, and Revel Atlantic City stand in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    As the city fights to overcome an economic downfall, the suit raises questions about why money was fronted to provide loans that banks readily make.

  • WASHINGTON, May 28- U.S. antitrust regulators have settled a long-running fight with Cephalon, now owned by Teva Pharmaceuticals, over how it resolved a patent infringement lawsuit tied to wakefulness drug Provigil, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. As part of the settlement with regulators, Teva, which bought Cephalon in 2012, agreed to pay $1.2...

  • WASHINGTON, May 28- U.S. antitrust regulators have settled a long-running fight with Cephalon, now owned by Teva Pharmaceuticals, over how it resolved a patent infringement lawsuit over the sleep disorder drug Provigil, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. Cephalon had been accused by the FTC of illegally protecting its monopoly on Provigil by...

  • Tracy Morgan settles lawsuit   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Tracy Morgan settles lawsuit

    Tracy Morgan settles his lawsuit with Walmart; but terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

  • Wearables war: Jawbone files lawsuit against Fitbit Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:10 AM ET
    UP by Jawbone (L) and Fitbit (R).

    Jawbone is suing Fitbit and a group of employees who quit Jawbone, saying they stole trade secrets, business plans, and market research.

  • Jawbone files lawsuit against rival Fitbit Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In a clash of rival makers of fitness trackers, Jawbone is suing Fitbit and a group of employees who quit Jawbone to work for Fitbit, saying they stole trade secrets, business plans, market research, and other information. Jawbone's lawsuit names Fitbit Inc. and five former Jawbone employees, and says it believes 10 other employees were also involved.