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Law Lawsuits

  • DALLAS— Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a 2013 security breach that exposed the credit and debit card data of about 350,000 shoppers. Court documents show the Dallas- based luxury retailer filed the settlement agreement Friday seeking approval from a federal judge in Chicago, where the lawsuit was...

  • March 21- Walt Disney Co was sued on Tuesday by a longtime Hollywood screenwriter and producer who accused the studio of copying its blockbuster, Oscar-winning animated film "Zootopia" from his work without permission. Gary Goldman, whose credits include the Arnold Schwarzenegger film "Total Recall" and Tom Cruise film "Minority Report," filed his copyright...

  • BOSTON, March 21- Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc have filed a lawsuit seeking a court order declaring that their eczema drug Dupixent, awaiting a U.S. approval decision, does not infringe an Amgen Inc patent for a failed asthma treatment. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Boston on Monday, was intended to preempt one expected to be brought by Amgen,...

  • BOSTON, March 21- Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc filed a lawsuit seeking a court order declaring that their eczema drug Dupixent, awaiting a U.S. approval decision, does not infringe an Amgen Inc patent for a failed asthma treatment. Sanofi and Regeneron argue they have spent hundreds of millions of dollars developing Dupixent, which earned...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday that it is sympathetic to Microsoft Corp. in a dispute with disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system who sued saying the console has a design defect that scratches game discs. The justices heard arguments Tuesday in a case that involves the Xbox 360 owners' attempts to get class action status for...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A lawsuit claims that a New Jersey- based auto dealer that specializes in high-end used cars sold customers warranties that did not exist and pocketed the thousands of dollars customers paid for them. Lawyer Susan Chana Lask says her clients are seeking more than $5 million from Richard Catena Auto Wholesalers. The lawsuit was filed March 10 in...

  • March 17- The U.S. Justice Department has disclosed an investigation into four health insurers after a lawsuit accused them of defrauding Medicare by claiming patients were treated for conditions they did not have or received no treatment for. The probe of Health Net Inc, Aetna Inc, Cigna Corp's Bravo Health Inc and Humana Inc was revealed in papers filed on...

  • March 17- The U.S. Justice Department disclosed it is investigating four health insurers after a lawsuit accused them of defrauding Medicare by claiming patients were treated for conditions they either did not have or received no treatment for. The Justice Department revealed the probe of Health Net Inc, Aetna Inc, Cigna Corp's Bravo Health Inc and Humana Inc...

  • The settlement ended a legal case that challenged the independent contractor status of the ride-hailing service's drivers.

  • The Maebashi district court ordered the national government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay damages ranging from 70,000 yen to 3.5 million yen to 62 plaintiffs, or 38 million yen altogether, in addition to the compensation TEPCO has already paid them. The court said the disaster was preventable and that TEPCO ignored safety steps despite knowing of the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 16- A U.S. judge gave final approval on Thursday to a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit against Lyft Inc, ending a legal case that challenged the independent contractor status of the ride-hailing service's drivers. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco gave his final approval to the $27 million settlement, after...

  • Oakhurst Dairy trucks are lined up in Portland, Maine.

    Omitting a serial comma has landed a family-owned dairy farm in a costly legal conundrum, New York Times reports.

  • ST. LOUIS, March 16- Peabody Energy Corp, the world's largest private sector coal miner, struck a series of last-minute deals with some opponents of its plan to exit an $8 billion Chapter 11 bankruptcy, lawyers said in court on Thursday. The investors will drop a lawsuit against Peabody and other parties involved in the bankruptcy following a deal reached late...

  • District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, said it was unclear that the accord, which provided no money for plaintiffs but up to $2.2 million in fees and expenses for their lawyers, would ensure Google's compliance with federal and state privacy laws. Google, a unit of Mountain View, California- based Alphabet Inc, declined to comment. Michael Sobol, a partner at...

  • District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, said it was unclear that the accord, which provided no money for plaintiffs but up to $2.2 million in fees and expenses for their lawyers, would ensure Google's compliance with federal and state privacy laws. Google, a unit of Mountain View, California- based Alphabet Inc, declined to comment. Michael Sobol, a partner at...

  • March 15- A minority shareholder in Colombian airline Avianca filed a motion for a preliminary injunction Wednesday seeking to halt a deal between the airline's controlling shareholder Synergy Group Corp and United Continental Holdings Inc.. The preliminary injunction request is tied to a lawsuit that shareholder Kingsland Holdings Ltd filed against...

  • NEW YORK, March 15- Wells Fargo& Co, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and Deutsche Bank AG have reached a $165 million class-action settlement over their underwriting for the now-bankrupt subprime lender NovaStar Mortgage Inc.. District Judge Deborah Batts in Manhattan. Steven Toll, a lawyer for investors led by the New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund, said...

  • NEW YORK, March 15- Wells Fargo& Co, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and Deutsche Bank AG have reached a $165 million class-action settlement of investor claims over their underwriting for the now-bankrupt subprime lender NovaStar Mortgage Inc.. District Judge Deborah Batts in Manhattan. Steven Toll, a lawyer for investors led by the New Jersey Carpenters...

  • Anthony Levandowski, Otto Co-founder and VP of Engineering at Uber.

    Anthony Levandowski, who launched self-driving company Otto publicly in May, was consulting Uber’s self-driving arm weeks before that, Recode reports.

  • March 14- A South Dakota state judge has ordered ABC Broadcasting to face a potential $5.7 billion defamation lawsuit claiming it damaged Beef Products Inc by referring in a series of reports to a meat product it sold as "pink slime." Judge Cheryle Gering of the Union County Circuit Court in Elk Point, South Dakota, dismissed claims against anchor Diane Sawyer, but...