Law Lawsuits

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    Lawmakers and attorneys in at least two states are considering proposals that would require Facebook and other social networks to grant access to the pages of loved ones when a family member dies, essentially making the site contents part of a person's digital estate.

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    A federal appeals court said Thursday that a judge likely overstepped his authority when he blocked a $285 million settlement over toxic mortgage securities after concluding that it was bad policy for a regulatory agency to accept a deal that does not include an admission of liability.

  • U.S. securities regulators took enforcement action against an online trading platform and two private funds offering Facebook shares on Wednesday, the first action in a year-long probe into the lightly regulated world of private company-share trading.

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    Employers are offering fewer paid internships because of recent lawsuits, USA Today reports.

  • Novartis

    India’s mass production of generic versions of drugs patented elsewhere helps poor people with treatment that would otherwise be too costly, but drug companies say the knockoffs stifle innovation. The New York Times reports.

  • Allen Stanford

    Tuesday's conviction of Texas financier Allen Stanford on 13 out of 14 counts provides a small measure of vindication for investors in the $7 billion Ponzi scheme.

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    Allen Stanford has been found guilty of 13 out of 14 counts in one of the biggest financial frauds in US history.

  • Allen Stanford Guilty on 13 of 14 Counts

    Allen Stanford was found not guilty of wire fraud, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

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    The jury in the Allen Stanford fraud trial said Monday it is deadlocked, but the judge told the jury to continue deliberating.

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    Big oil continues to dominate the headlines this week between the rising price at the pump and BP’s impending Gulf oil spill trial. A former Shell oil executive shares his insights with CNBC into the pain at the pump, as well as the upcoming trial.

  • Google Search

    Citing concerns that recent changes to Google's privacy policy heighten the risk of identity theft and fraud, 36 Attorneys General have sent the company's chief executive a letter outlining their issues with the new guidelines.

  • Cisco Suing to Stop Skype Deal

    CNBC's Jon Fortt has the latest details on Cisco suing in Europe to stop Microsoft's acquisition of Skype.

  • Kodak Theater

    After the now bankrupt Kodak asked to have its name removed from the theater that hosts the Oscars, it is being dragged into court by the theatre owner over its sponsorship contract.

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    It took more than a year to strike a deal, but here it is, the biggest government-industry settlement in history, surpassing even big tobacco.

  • Romney Debate Coach Dumped?

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow reports, according to Politico, Mitt Romney's debate coach was dumped due to internal tensions; Micron Technology's CEO, Steve Appleton died when the experimental plane he was piloting crashed; New York's AG is suing three big banks for an using electronic mortgage registry to fake documents in foreclosure proceedings; and the Susan G. Komen Foundation has reversed its decision to cut funding of Planned Parenthood.

  • SocGen Implicated in Stanford Trial

    CNBC's Scott Cohn has the details on Societe General preparing to take center stage in the $7 billion dollar Ponzi trial of Allen Stanford.

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    "I was best friends with my partners for 25 years. I mourn the loss of that friendship," Don Drapkin, the head of Casablanca Capital, said of his former business partner at MacAndrews & Forbes, financier Ron Perelman.

  • Donald Drapkin Awarded $16M

    Discussing his lawsuit against former friend and colleague Ronald Perleman for breach of contract, with Donald Drapkin, former MacAndrew & Forbes vice chair.

  • Cruise Ship to Offer Money to Those Injured

    Insight on two U.S. law firms preparing to launch a class action lawsuit against both Costa and Carnival, with Marc Bern, Napoli Bern Ripka.

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    A movement pushing for changes to alimony laws in several states in growing across the country. USA TODAY reports.