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  • MOSCOW, Oct 24- Russia's top bank Sberbank said on Friday it had launched a legal challenge in a European Union court over Western sanctions imposed on the bank over the Ukraine crisis. The EU imposed sanctions on Sberbank over the summer, restricting its access to international capital, in a move linked to Russia's role in the separatist conflict in Ukraine.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 24- Russia's top bank Sberbank said on Friday it had launched a legal challenge in the European Court of Justice over Western sanctions imposed on the bank over the Ukraine crisis.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- A New York federal judge on Thursday barred embattled video streaming company Aereo from transmitting the programs of television broadcasters as they are being shown, blocking its bid to operate like a traditional cable system. The ruling was another win for major broadcasters, whose copyrights the U. S Supreme Court in June said Aereo violated...

  • Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo, who oversees bank regulation, invited CEOs from a group of banks with between roughly $50 billion and roughly $150 billion of assets, the sources said this week. Under the 2010 Dodd-Frank regulatory reform law, banks that have more than $50 billion of assets must show how they would fare in stressful situations before they can...

  • Amazon to refund Iowa customers over subscription Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Online retailor Amazon has agreed to refund more than 1,000 Iowa customers over issues regarding a subscription service. The state Attorney General's Office says the agreement means Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon Services LLC will give $122,000 in refunds and credits to Iowa customers. The agreement requires that Amazon comply with state law...

  • U.S. court upholds patents on Pfizer's cancer drug Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    Oct 23- A U.S. district court ruled in favor of Pfizer Inc in a patent lawsuit it filed against Mylan Inc alleging patent infringement on its cancer drug, Sutent, Pfizer said. Pfizer filed the lawsuit in June 2010 after Mylan attempted to market a generic version of Sutent, patented until 2021.. The case is Pfizer Inc v.

  • ATHENS, Oct 23- Greece's coalition government submitted promised tax relief legislation to parliament on Thursday as part of efforts to boost its flagging popularity and show Greeks that four years of austerity are nearing an end. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, whose conservative party trails the anti-austerity Syriza party in opinion polls, has been...

  • HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— HealthCare.gov' s simpler online application is being touted as a big win for consumers. "The whole idea was that HealthCare.gov was going to be a seamless and easy process, but that doesn't seem to be the case for immigrants," said Alvaro Huerta, an attorney at the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles. The White House wants more Latinos to sign...

  • RUSSIAN COURT SAYS MORE TIME NEEDED TO PREPARE LAW SUIT, HEARINGS TO RESUME ON NOV 30.

  • Oct 22- Texas tycoon Sam Wyly, who filed for bankruptcy this week, is trying to exhaust his fortune through exorbitant spending to impede the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's collection of a $198.1 million fraud claim against him, the regulator told a U.S. judge on Wednesday. During a hearing in Dallas bankruptcy court, a lawyer for the SEC criticized...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- Goldman Sachs Group on Wednesday attacked expert evidence offered by attorneys for former female employees in a U.S. federal sex discrimination lawsuit, arguing there was no pattern of gender-based pay and promotion disparities at the bank. "The pattern is consistent and clear," said plaintiffs' attorney Kelly Dermody at the court hearing in the...

  • California malpractice cap generates big spending Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10- year-old son and 7- year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.. But under California's 1970 s-era medical malpractice law there was a $250,000 cap on pain and suffering.

  • Small business view: Ebola, energy and elections Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    And the upcoming elections are raising questions about what the new Congress is likely to do. Craig Beal has had three cancellations for safaris to places like Botswana and South Africa that are nine hours by plane from the countries with widespread Ebola outbreaks. A similar pattern emerged after riots in South Africa and a shooting last year at a Nairobi,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley that accused mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac of violating a state law meant to prevent financially troubled residents of the state from losing their homes. Filed in June, the lawsuit said Fannie and Freddie blocked a state...

  • German firm wins appeal in Spain thalidomide case Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    In November 2013, the court had ordered Gruenenthal to pay 20,000 euros for each percentage point of disability of the victims as recognized by Spain's Health Ministry. The Spanish Association of Thalidomide Victims said it felt let down by the decision and did not understand how the court now ruled the statute of limitations had expired but did not do so not...

  • Website asks high court to throw out lawsuit Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    SEATTLE— A lawyer told the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by three young girls who were sold as prostitutes on a website should be thrown out because the website didn't write the ads, so it's not liable. "No one has the right to sell a kid for sex," said Jo Lembo, with Shared Hope International. " A similar case was filed last week in federal court in...

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- Japanese prosecutors must decide this week whether to charge Tokyo Electric Power Co executives for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, in a process that could drag the operator of the stricken nuclear plant into criminal court. The judicial review is unlikely to see Tepco executives go to jail, legal experts say, but rehashing details...

  • Order to remove student newspaper copies reversed Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    FORT COLLINS, Colo.— A Colorado county clerk has reversed her order that a university remove copies of its student newspaper from boxes outside its student union Tuesday because the front page had coverage of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall's visit to campus. Larimer County Clerk Angela Myers, a Republican, said the front-page photo and story about Udall's Monday...

  • DETROIT, Oct 21- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill on Tuesday that will keep electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc from selling its cars directly to consumers in the state, home to the biggest U.S. automakers. Michigan becomes the fifth U.S. state to keep Tesla from easily selling cars directly to consumers, joining Texas, New Jersey, Arizona and Maryland,...

  • Sri Lanka enacts ban on foreigners buying land Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    *Sri Lanka proposed ban in budget presented in Nov 2012. COLOMBO, Oct 21- Sri Lanka passed legislation banning land purchases by foreigners, a move the government said would curb tax evasion but critics said could hinder its offshore investment ambitions. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is also finance minister, had flagged the ban plan in his November 2012...