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  • San Diego Sues Bank of America to Block Foreclosures Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 3:57 AM ET

    San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre said Wednesday he filed a lawsuit against Bank of America Corp and its Countrywide unit to prevent the mortgage lenders from foreclosing on homes in his city, which he aims to make a "foreclosure sanctuary."

  • NY Attorney General Could File Suit Against UBS: WSJ Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 6:16 AM ET

    New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo is preparing to file civil securities-fraud charges against UBS, possibly as early as this week, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday.

  • Barbie and Bratz Are Sisters, Court Rules Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 5:36 AM ET

    A jury decided Thursday that Barbie and the Bratz dolls are relatives, handing a major victory to Mattel in its copyright infringement lawsuit against rival MGA Entertainment.

  • At the Uneasy Intersection of Bloggers and the Law Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 1:29 PM ET

    A grand jury subpoena sent by prosecutors in the Bronx earlier this year sought information to help identify people blogging anonymously on a Web site about New York politics called Room 8. The subpoena carried a warning in capital letters that disclosing its very existence “could impede the investigation being conducted and thereby interfere with law enforcement” — implying that if the bloggers blabbed, they could be prosecuted.

  • SEC Says Expanding Rumor Crackdown Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 8:37 AM ET

    U.S. securities regulators are boosting efforts to stop the spread of false rumors that threaten financial institutions, after a week that saw steep slides in the shares of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers.

  • Sell Block: Say No to HMOs Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 9:01 PM ET

    Cramer last week offered up his prediction of potential winners from the new Medicare bill -- the one that passed in the Senate yesterday. (President Bush has said he'll veto -- but it already passed by a veto-proof margin.) The good news is that Fresenius Med (FMS), Cramer's fave of the bill, got bumped to a 52-week high today with three points. But what about the losers of the Medicare bill -- the new offenders headed for the Sell Block?

  • Bank of America Mending The Mortgage Market? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    I'll be at the Town Hall Los Angeles meeting today where Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis will be speaking on "Mending Our Mortgage Markets." However, it sounds like between the Fed, Congress, and the Great State of California, the mending is being done without BofA.

  • Workplace BlackBerry Use May Spur Lawsuits Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 11:10 AM ET
    A Blackberry devise is used

    As employers hand out electronic devices to their employees at a greater pace, there are growing concerns that workers eligible for overtime pay, known as non-exempt employees, could begin suing their employers for overtime hours earned while tapping on their devices during after-work hours.

  • Anheuser-Busch Sues InBev Over Takeover Attempt Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 5:46 PM ET
    Anheuser Busch

    Anheuser-Busch sued InBev in an effort to stop its Belgian-Brazilian suitor from taking any more steps to replace the U.S. brewer's board of directors, which had rejected a $46.3 billion takeover offer from InBev.

  • And Here We Go Again ... Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 12:56 PM ET
    European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet

    There is an adamant little Frenchman, Jean-Claude Trichet, and his merry band of monetary lawmakers drawing the line on inflation ... how'd THEY become the bad guys? Hmmm...

  • Grasso Victorious in Pay Case; Cuomo Won't Appeal Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 4:19 PM ET

    The New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division Tuesday threw out a summary judgment decision that former New York Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso must return a portion of his $187.5 million compensation package, and the New York attorney general's office says it will not appeal the decision.

  • Mortgage Ruling Could Shock US Banking Industry Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 3:38 PM ET
    For Sale Signs

    A lawsuit filed by a Wisconsin couple against their mortgage lender could have major implications for banks should a U.S. appeals court agree that borrowers can cancel their loans en masse when their lenders violate a federal lending disclosure law.

  • LVMH Wins Compensation from eBay for Fakes Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

    A French court ordered eBay to pay 38.6 million euros ($61 million) to luxury goods group LVMH for allowing the sale of fake merchandise, in a ruling immediately appealed by the online auction website.

  • Anti-Tobacco Attorney Slapped with 5 Years in Prison Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, who became one of the wealthiest civil lawsuit attorneys in the country by taking on tobacco, asbestos and insurance companies, was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiring to bribe a judge.

  • Lawmakers Say "Curb Immediately" To Speculators Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 6:40 PM ET

    House lawmakers on Thursday approved legislation to "curb immediately" the role of excessive speculation in energy futures markets...

  • Air France, Others Settle US Price-Fixing Charges Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 1:12 PM ET

    Air France-KLM and three other airlines agreed to pay fines totaling $504 million to settle U.S. price-fixing charges involving vast shipments of consumer goods ranging from electronics to medicines, the Justice Department said Thursday.

  • MasterCard Settles Lawsuit With American Express Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 10:54 AM ET
    MasterCard

    MasterCard, the world's second-largest credit-card network, said it will pay American Express up to $1.8 billion to settle a lawsuit that said MasterCard and Visa blocked banks from issuing cards from their rival.

  • Merck's Gardasil Vaccine Not Approved for Expansion Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 10:00 AM ET

    U.S. regulators did not approve Merck & Co's application to expand marketing of its cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil to an older group of women within an expected review period, the drugmaker said.

  • NY Top Court Backs Dropped Claims in Grasso Pay Case Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 9:59 AM ET

    The New York Court of Appeals upheld Wednesday a lower court ruling in a lawsuit involving the compensation paid to former New York Stock Exchange CEO Richard Grasso.

  • What’s Obscene? Google Could Have an Answer Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 1:31 PM ET
    Fingers typing on a keyboard, close-up.

    In a novel approach, the defense in an obscenity trial in Florida plans to use publicly accessible Google search data to try to persuade jurors that their neighbors have broader interests than they might have thought.