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  • Feb 26- Sanofi's new Toujeo diabetes drug has won U.S. regulatory approval but with wording on its label that analysts say could make marketing difficult. Sanofi shares were 1 percent lower at 88.20 euros by 1029 GMT. Sanofi bought some time with a patent infringement lawsuit filed last year against Eli Lilly and Co to keep a cheaper Lantus generic off the market...

  • "On balance it's our view that we consider the lawsuit, or the appeal, to be unpromising for several reasons," Gerhard Ruf, judge at the higher regional court in Stuttgart, said on Thursday ahead of a hearing of the case. Two dozen hedge funds, including Viking Global Investors, Glenhill Capital and Greenlight Capital, a year ago accused investment company Porsche SE...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 25- A U.S. safety regulator on Wednesday ordered Takata Corp to preserve all air-bag inflators removed through a recall process as evidence for both a federal investigation and private litigation cases. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx also prohibits Takata from destroying or damaging any air-bag inflators except those...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The United States ordered Takata Corp on Wednesday to preserve all air bag inflators removed through the recall process as evidence for both a federal investigation and private litigation cases, the U.S. Transportation Department said.

  • Tobacco giants settle $100 million lawsuit Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Three major U.S. tobacco companies will pay $100 million to settle hundreds of federal lawsuits over smoking.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Three major U.S. tobacco companies- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, Lorillard Inc and Altria Group's Philip Morris USA- will pay $100 million to settle hundreds of federal lawsuits over smoking, according to an announcement from plaintiffs' lawyers on Wednesday. The agreement will cover more than 400 lawsuits filed in federal court in Florida by smokers...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled support for 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. The nine justices heard a one-hour argument in an appeal brought by the U.S. Equal Employment...

  • Pet owner Frank Lucido filed the suit on Feb. 5 in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California against Nestle Purina PetCare Company. Purina issued a statement saying "there are no quality issues with Beneful," and dog owners could continue feeding it to their dogs without any concern. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of...

  • Off the hook: US Supreme Court dismisses fish suit Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:59 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court

    Justices said the law intended to prevent fraud committed by companies like Enron, WorldCom does not apply to Florida fisherman.

  • Tobacco giants settle smoking lawsuits for $100M Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:43 AM ET

    Three major U.S. tobacco companies will pay $100 million to settle hundreds of federal lawsuits over smoking.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Three major U.S. tobacco companies including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, Lorillard Inc and Altria Group's Philip Morris USA will pay $100 million to settle hundreds of federal lawsuits over smoking, according to an announcement from plaintiffs' lawyers on Wednesday. The agreement will cover more than 400 lawsuits filed in federal court in Florida...

  • Goodyear settles on bribery charges Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:37 PM ET
    Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. to settle lawsuit with SEC of African bribe charges.

    The SEC said that Goodyear failed to prevent or detect more than $3.2 million in bribes in Kenya and Angola.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico's heavily indebted power company was slapped Tuesday with a federal class-action lawsuit alleging the agency joined several international oil companies in overcharging customers in the U.S. territory by more than $1 billion. The lawsuit filed by Seattle- based Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP names 20 defendants, including...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- A Muslim woman denied a sales job at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wears a head scarf has won the support of Christians, Jews, Sikhs and fellow Muslims as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear her case. The Supreme Court is due to hear a one-hour oral argument in the case on Wednesday, with a ruling due by the end of...

  • Feb 23- Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc have been sued for $20 billion for allegedly discriminating against African American-owned media and employing advocates such as the NAACP and the Rev. According to the complaint, Comcast entered into "memoranda of understanding" with Sharpton, the NAACP and other advocacy groups to provide large cash "donations"...

  • Last year, Citigroup Inc agreed to pay $7 billion to resolve claims it misled investors about shoddy mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis. JPMorgan Chase& Co also reached a $13 billion agreement with the regulator to settle similar government agency investigations, while Bank of America Corp settled mortgage probe with U.S....

  • In this July 31, 2002, file photo, workers clean the inside of a cafeteria hours after a bomb exploded at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, killing nine, four of them Americans, and wounding more than 70.

    In finding the Palestinian authorities liable in the attacks, jurors awarded the victims $218.5 million in damages for the bloodshed.

  • Company plans to resume work at Arizona uranium mine Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    The move by Energy Fuels Resources Inc. comes amid a lawsuit challenging the Canyon Mine on national forest land about six miles southeast of Tusayan. Energy Fuels is an intervener in the case. The court previously declined a request from the plaintiffs to keep Energy Fuels from doing any more drilling to reach the body of ore until the case was resolved.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— A Knoxville financial adviser is suing Morgan Stanley, saying the company fired him for cooperating with the FBI in the investigation of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. According to the lawsuit, Verble had been spotted getting into a car with what appeared to be FBI...

  • Feb 20- A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Google Inc of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers that use its Android operating system to make the search engine company's own applications the default option. Consumers claimed that Google required companies such as Samsung Electronics Co to favor Google apps such as YouTube...