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  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The Maine attorney general's office and federal authorities have filed a complaint against three corporations and six individuals accused of falsely advertising, marketing, distributing and selling pills for joint pain and memory problems. The Portland Press Herald reports the consumer fraud lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in federal...

  • Feb 23- Video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc., which earlier this month won a $500 million verdict against Facebook Inc.s Oculus virtual reality unit for unauthorized copying of computer code, has asked a federal judge to block Oculus from using the code in its products. It was the same court where jurors on Feb. 1 issued the verdict against Oculus and its...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A self-driving car company founded by Google is colliding with ride-haling service Uber in a court battle revolving around allegations of betrayal, high-tech espionage and greed. The brewing showdown emerged late Thursday in a lawsuit filed in a San Francisco federal court by Waymo, a once-secretive self-driving company hatched by Google...

  • Uber's drawings of 3-D sensors contained Alphabet's trade secrets, the lawsuit claims.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- L3 Technologies Inc said on Thursday it reached a $34.5 million settlement of a lawsuit by shareholders who accused the defense contractor of accounting fraud in its aerospace systems business. Shareholders led by two Michigan pension plans accused L3 of hiding improprieties, including those raised by an internal management-level...

  • Feb 22- Puerto Rico bondholders whose debt is backed by the U.S. territory's sales tax revenue, known as COFINA creditors, are asking a federal court to prevent the island from diverting those tax revenue streams to pay other creditors. A group of funds holding more than $2 billion in COFINA debt on Wednesday sought to intervene in a lawsuit filed by some of Puerto...

  • Arianna Huffington

    Huffington is a member of Uber’s board.

  • NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.— The remaining condo owner in a failed New Jersey waterfront development has reached an undisclosed settlement with a New York- based real estate company tied to Republican President Donald Trump's son-in-law. NJ.com reports the settlement with the Kushner Cos. announced Tuesday stems from a 2012 fraud lawsuit that initially listed 33...

  • NEW YORK— PepsiCo will tweak the labels for some Naked juices and smoothies to make clearer what ingredients they contain. The changes should start appearing in about eight months, said Maia Kats, director of litigation for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. PepsiCo Inc. thanked CSPI for working with it and noted the ingredients will remain the same,...

  • Feb 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an appeal by Boston Scientific Corp of a Maryland state court jury verdict ordering the medical device company to pay $308 million to a patent licensor for breach of contract concerning implantable cardiac devices. Boston Scientific had asked the justices to hear its appeal in the dispute over its licenses...

  • A New Zealand judge on Monday upheld an earlier court ruling that Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges.

  • DALLAS— Southwest Airlines Co. is suing a major union and its leaders, charging that they did nothing to stop mechanics from boycotting overtime assignments. Dallas- based Southwest, the nation's fourth-biggest airline, says it relies on mechanics working consistent overtime hours to keep up with maintenance work, and that a boycott has driven up costs by...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— In a story Feb. 16 about a discrimination lawsuit against Tiffany& Co., The Associated Press erroneously reported the timing of when the employee alerted the company she would have to take leave for her fourth surgery. A former employee of Tiffany& Co. says the jewelry maker pushed her out of the New York- based company after she had her breasts and...

  • Feb 16- The U.S. Justice Department has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc that claims the country's largest health insurer and its units and affiliates overcharged Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars, a law firm representing the whistleblower said on Thursday. The lawsuit, filed in 2011 and unsealed on Thursday, alleges...

  • Feb 16- The U.S. Justice Department has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc that claims the country's largest health insurer and its units and affiliates overcharged Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars, a law firm representing the whistleblower said on Thursday. The lawsuit alleges UnitedHealth Group overcharged Medicare...

  • Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works confirmation hearing on his nomination to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, January 18, 2017.

    A watchdog group has sued EPA nominee and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for dodging its requests for emails and other documents.

  • Fox News under investigation for Ailes settlement payments

    Federal prosecutors are investigating whether 21st Fox sufficiently disclosed information about sexual harassment claims against Roger Ailes. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports.

  • NEW YORK— Federal prosecutors recently subpoenaed a former Fox News employee to testify before a grand jury investigating how 21st Century Fox Inc. handled a sexual harassment scandal, according to her lawyer. Attorney Judd Burstein disclosed the subpoena Wednesday at a court hearing in a lawsuit filed by former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros, saying it had...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A former employee of Tiffany& Co. says the jewelry maker pushed her out after she had her breasts and ovaries removed to avoid getting cancer. Lisa O'Rourke alleges in a federal lawsuit that the New York- based company discriminated against her because she carries a gene mutation that put her at high risk for developing cancer, and she was...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 16- Sirius XM Holdings Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of a New York copyright lawsuit over the satellite radio company's playing of older songs by the 1960 s band The Turtles and other artists, reducing the size of a related settlement between both sides in November. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York accepted a Dec. 20 ruling by the...