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  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- A U.S. regulator can proceed with lawsuits accusing HSBC Holdings Plc and Nomura Holdings Inc of misleading Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying mortgage-backed securities that later turned toxic, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.

  • Groupon sales reps can't pursue overtime pay class action Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:26 PM ET

    Aug 27- A Chicago federal judge on Wednesday said Groupon Inc sales representatives cannot pursue a class-action lawsuit over the Internet commerce company's failure to pay for overtime before and after its 2011 initial public offering.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27- A U.S. judge rejected Apple Inc's latest bid for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in another sign of the diminishing impact of the smartphone patent wars. Apple won a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung earlier this year over three Apple patents.

  • Judge denies Apple's injunction bid against Samsung Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    A U.S. judge rejected Apple's latest bid for a permanent injunction against Samsung.

  • Tyson wins US antitrust approval of Hillshire deal Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    Tyson Food and Hillshire Brands food products

    Tyson Foods has won antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Company, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

  • PwC must face $1 bln lawsuit over MF Global advice Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 27- A federal judge on Wednesday ordered PricewaterhouseCoopers to face a $1 billion lawsuit claiming that its bad accounting advice was a substantial cause of the October 2011 bankruptcy of MF Global Holdings Ltd, a brokerage run by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine.

  • Ex-HHS official convicted in child porn case Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    Department of Health and Human Services building, Washington.

    A former acting director of cybersecurity at the Department of Health and Human Services has been convicted of several child pornography counts.

  • Aug 27- A Delaware judge granted a request by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and Pershing Square Capital Management for expedited proceedings in a special meeting dispute with Allergan Inc.. Andre Bouchard of Delaware's Court of Chancery scheduled a three-day trial to start Oct. 6. Allergan had proposed a Nov. 24 trial.

  • 2 Chicago men sue taxi company over brief kiss Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Two Chicago men sued a taxi company this week, alleging a driver tried to kick them out of his cab because they shared a short kiss. Matthew McCrea and Steven White filed the lawsuit against Sun Taxi. They claim the driver violated the Illinois Human Rights Act and are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.

  • Schwab loses $15M 'raiding' case vs Morgan Stanley Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    Charles Schwab has lost a case against Morgan Stanley, accusing it of improperly recruiting brokers from a Schwab San Francisco branch.

  • Court rule against Tepco is a 'stretch': Pro     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:46 PM ET

    Curtis Milhaupt, Director of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies at the Columbia Law School, discusses news that the firm has been held responsible for a suicide case.

  • US loses bid to dismiss $25B lawsuit over bailout Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:04 PM ET
    AIG headquarters in New York City.

    A federal judge has rejected the United States' bid to dismiss a more than $25 billion lawsuit filed by ex-AIG CEO.

  • District Judge Thomas Griesa in the federal court in Manhattan, in a ruling made public Tuesday, dismissed Arrow Productions Ltd's $10 million lawsuit against the producers of the film, starring Amanda Seyfried, and its distributor, The Weinstein Company.

  • District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan, in a ruling made public Tuesday, dismissed Arrow Productions Ltd's $10 million lawsuit against the producers of the film, starring Amanda Seyfried, and its distributor, The Weinstein Company.

  • Aug 26- A federal judge has rejected the United States' bid to dismiss a more than $25 billion lawsuit filed by Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, the former chief executive of American International Group, over the insurer's government bailout, clearing the way for a Sept. 29 trial.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- A judge has dismissed London Metal Exchange Ltd as a defendant from U.S. antitrust litigation accusing banks and commodity companies of conspiring to drive up aluminum prices by restricting supply, hurting manufacturers and purchasers.

  • Art lawsuit drags in powerful collecting family Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:59 PM ET
    Ron Perelman, chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes.

    A widely watched lawsuit between a billionaire and top art tycoon has expanded to include one of the most secretive and powerful families in the art world.

  • The 2008 lawsuit against Philip Morris, an Altria Group Inc company, concerns cigarette sales to the Navy Exchange Service Command and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, both of which operate facilities that sell products to military personnel and their families.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- A U.S. judge has dismissed London Metal Exchange Ltd as a defendant from nationwide antitrust litigation over the alleged fixing of aluminum prices. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said the LME was an "organ" of the UK government and immune from the lawsuit under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

  • Judge dismisses LME from aluminum price-fixing lawsuits Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 26- A U.S. judge has dismissed London Metal Exchange Ltd as a defendant from nationwide antitrust litigation over the alleged fixing of aluminum prices. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said the LME was an "organ" of the UK government and immune from the lawsuit under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.