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  • Judge puts GM ignition-switch lawsuits on ice, for now Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 5:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 27- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Wednesday put on hold dozens of lawsuits accusing General Motors Co of concealing an ignition-switch defect while plaintiffs in those cases appeal an earlier ruling that found their cases were barred. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber's April 15 ruling that the company was shielded from those claims by the terms of its...

  • Wal-Mart, Tracy Morgan settle over fatal crash Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:31 PM ET
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    Wal-Mart settled a lawsuit with the representatives of Tracy Morgan and two others, who were seriously injured in an accident involving its truck.

  • NEW YORK, May 27- A U.S. judge in California allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed on Wednesday against satellite-radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc over the payment of royalties for songs produced before 1972, in a case that is being closely watched for its implications for digital media. Gutierrez ruled last September that, under California state law,...

  • Walmart, Tracy Morgan settle accident lawsuit   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:09 PM ET
    Walmart, Tracy Morgan settle accident lawsuit

    Terms of the Walmart and Tracy Morgan settlement have not yet been released. Details, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Wal-Mart, Tracy Morgan settle lawsuit related to accident Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:51 PM ET

    May 27- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it settled a lawsuit with the representatives of comedian Tracy Morgan and two others, who were seriously injured in an accident involving its truck. Wal-Mart had already settled with his children. McNair, Morgan and others were returning from a performance in Delaware when the limousine bus they were traveling in on the New...

  • Jawbone sues Fitbit over data 'plundering' Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:36 PM ET
    UP by Jawbone (L) and Fitbit (R).

    Jawbone, one of Fitbit's wearable health rivals, alleges that ex-employees took confidential data before leaving. NYT reports.

  • Jawbone sues Fitbit   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:12 PM ET
    Jawbone sues Fitbit

    Jawbone sues Fitbit over stolen data, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • NEW YORK, May 27- A U.S. judge in California on Wednesday allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed against satellite-radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc over the payment of royalties for songs made before 1972..

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against Cisco Systems Inc over a patent infringement claim the tech giant is fighting. On a 6-2 vote, with Justice Stephen Breyer recused from the case, the court threw out a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in favor of Cisco. Commil sued Cisco for patent infringement and induced...

  • Supreme Court sides with KBR in false claims dispute Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of defense contractor KBR Inc. in a whistleblower lawsuit over claims that the company overbilled the government for work in Iraq. The justices ruled unanimously Tuesday that former KBR employee Benjamin Carter waited too long to file a suit alleging that the company had fraudulently billed the government...

  • A China infrastructure tycoon who is suing local governments for failing to pay their bills said he reached settlement deals. The Financial Times reports.

  • LAS VEGAS— A Nevada judge has decided a wrongful termination case against Macau- based Sands China Ltd. and Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson can stay in Nevada largely because of the influence Adelson wielded over the company, often from several thousand miles away. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued her ruling Friday afternoon after...

  • May 22- A proposed $19 million settlement between MasterCard Inc and Target Corp over the retailer's 2013 data breach fell through after not enough banks accepted the deal, the credit card company said on Thursday. The lead lawyers for the banks had argued that the settlement with MasterCard, which was not a party to the lawsuit, was an attempt to undercut their...

  • NEW YORK— A federal appeals court has awarded HSBC a new trial in a securities class action suit that ended with a $2.46 billion judgment against the company. In 2013 a division of HSBC was ordered to pay $2.46 billion in a class action lawsuit that said its Household International mortgage lending business violated federal securities laws by misleading...

  • WASHINGTON— America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is a partial win for cigarette makers in the...

  • CHICAGO, May 21- A U.S. appeals court on Thursday reversed a $2.46 billion judgment against HSBC Holdings Plc in a long-running securities fraud class action stemming from a consumer finance business it bought more than a decade ago. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said HSBC and three former Household International Inc executives were entitled...

  • May 21- Bank of New York Mellon Corp will pay $180 million to settle a foreign exchange-related putative class action lawsuit, the bank said in a regulatory filing on Thursday. BNY Mellon said the settlement will release the bank from all foreign exchange-related securities law claims brought against it or its affiliates in the suit. Federal and New York state...

  • PITTSBURGH— The cookies may be smiling, but the restaurants are not. A Pennsylvania chain says in a lawsuit that the smiley face cookies made by a Chicago- based baker are "confusingly similar" to its own trademarked treats. Homestead-based Eat'n Park seeks to block additional cookie sales by Chicago American Sweet& Snacks Inc..

  • NEW YORK, May 20- JetBlue Airways Corp believes it had no way to know it should have grounded a former pilot before his midair meltdown forced an emergency landing, and that his $14.9 million damages lawsuit should be dismissed. "There is absolutely nothing JetBlue could have done to prevent the unforeseeable and scary events" caused by Clayton Osbon's erratic...

  • Man who caught listeria-related meningitis sues Blue Bell Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:14 AM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— A man is suing Blue Bell, saying he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating ice cream produced by the company. David Philip Shockley seeks unspecified damages in the negligence lawsuit filed Tuesday in Austin. The lawsuit says Shockley was hospitalized with respiratory failure and septic shock in October 2013 after eating Blue...