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  • Ronald Dickerson, a writer, actor and film director also known as JD Lawrence, had filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking the injunction and $20 million in damages from Time Warner Inc, Warner Brothers Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc and Showtime Networks Inc.. "We are pleased that Judge Swain saw through this thinly-veiled attempt to extort the companies...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, April 14- An unidentified American company was defrauded last year out of nearly $100 million by individuals who created a fake email address in order to pose as one of its legitimate vendors, U.S. authorities said on Thursday. The details of the scheme came as the U.S. government filed a civil forfeiture lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan...

  • Ronald Dickerson, a writer, actor and film director also known as JD Lawrence, had filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking the injunction and $20 million in damages from Time Warner Inc, Warner Brothers Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc and Showtime Networks Inc.. "We are pleased that Judge Swain saw through this thinly-veiled attempt to extort the companies...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 14- Microsoft Corp has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, the latest in a series of clashes over privacy between the technology industry and Washington. The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in federal court in Seattle, argues that the government is violating the U.S.

  • April 14- Deutsche Bank AG agreed to settle U.S. lawsuits accusing it of conspiring with other banks to manipulate gold and silver prices at investors' expense, court papers show. The settlements were disclosed in letters filed in Manhattan federal court by lawyers representing investors and traders who accused Deutsche Bank of violating U.S. antitrust law.

  • April 13- Families of those killed on a Germanwings flight last year have sued a training unit of the airline's parent, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, in U.S. district court in Arizona for wrongful death, their law firm said on Wednesday. Kreindler& Kreindler LLP said it had filed a lawsuit on behalf of 80 families against Airline Training Center Arizona Inc, which...

  • April 13- The families of Germanwings passengers that were killed last year when a pilot crashed his jet into the French alps have sued a training unit of the airline's parent, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, in U.S. federal court for wrongful death, their law firm said Wednesday. Aviation accident specialists Kreindler& Kreindler LLP said they filed a lawsuit on behalf of...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Lawyers for plaintiffs suing General Motors Co over injuries and deaths blamed on faulty ignitions switches said they are prepared to forge ahead with further trials this year despite promising recent developments for the automaker. The next day, the parties agreed to dismiss the next case slated for trial, brought by an Alabama man suing...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, April 12- The U.S. government's lawsuit against ValueAct Capital targets one activist investor but could call into question routine practices across the $16 trillion mutual fund industry, according to attorneys and industry representatives. The U.S. Department of Justice last week alleged that the hedge fund improperly classified two...

  • By a 3-0 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain erred in dismissing the case after preventing Daniel Fischel, a former University of Chicago Law School dean, from testifying for the shareholders about potential damages. It also said Swain was wrong to conclude that jurors could not find Pfizer liable...

  • By a 3-0 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said a lower court judge erred in excluding testimony by Daniel Fischel, a former University of Chicago Law School dean hired by the shareholders to assess potential damages. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, erred in concluding that no reasonable jury could find Pfizer liable for statements by G. D....

  • Led Zeppelin's Plant, Page face trial

    Led Zeppelin's lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page face a copyright trial over 'Stairway to Heaven.'

  • The lawsuit was filed by Ronald Dickerson, a writer, actor and film director also known as JD Lawrence, against Time Warner Inc, Warner Brothers Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc and Showtime Networks Inc.. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, seeks an injunction blocking the release of the film, claiming the plot, themes, characters and...

  • April 8- Wells Fargo& Co admitted to deceiving the U.S. government into insuring thousands of risky mortgages, as it formally reached a record $1.2 billion settlement of a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit. The settlement with Wells Fargo, the largest U.S. mortgage lender and third-largest U.S. bank by assets, was filed on Friday in Manhattan federal court.

  • April 8- General Motors Co settled another ignition-switch case after the plaintiff and the U.S. automaker agreed to a voluntary dismissal, according to a court filing.

  • April 8- Wells Fargo& Co has formally reached a $1.2 billion settlement to end a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit accusing it of knowingly deceiving the federal government into insuring thousands of risky mortgages. The accord was filed on Friday in Manhattan federal court. It also resolves claims against Kurt Lofrano, a former Wells Fargo vice president.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- Uber Technologies Inc agreed to a $25 million settlement to end a civil lawsuit in California that accused the ride-sharing company of misleading customers about the strength of its background checks on drivers, prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco said on Thursday. Uber must pay $10 million within 60 days, and the remaining $15...

  • NEW YORK, April 7- A Swedish woman has agreed to accept a more than two-thirds reduction to an $18 million jury award in a lawsuit against a New York financier she accused of sexual harassment and defamation, her lawyer said on Thursday. A lawyer for Hanna Bouveng, an ex-employee of New York Global Group Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Wey, said he had informed a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- A federal judge on Thursday rejected a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against ride-hailing company Lyft, saying the $12.25 million deal "short-changed" drivers. District Judge Vince Chhabria said in a San Francisco court filing that the amount "does not fall within the range of reasonableness." The sticking point, Chhabria...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- A federal judge on Thursday declined to approve a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against ride-hailing company Lyft, saying the $12.25 million deal "shortchanged" drivers. District Judge Vince Chhabria said in a San Francisco court filing that the amount "does not fall within the range of reasonableness."