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Law Lawsuits

  • A man walks past a sign board of Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp's Annual General Meeting in Tokyo June 26, 2014.

    Takata is expected to face steep recall costs that may not be fully covered by the sale of assets to U.S.-based Key Safety Systems.

  • NEW YORK— Ivanka Trump must testify in a dispute with an Italian shoemaker over one of her company's shoe designs, a judge said Friday. District Judge Katherine Forrest rejected a request by the senior White House aide's lawyers that she be blocked from submitting to a deposition in the trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Aquazzura Italia SRL against...

  • June 23- Anthem Inc, the largest U.S. health insurance company, has agreed to settle litigation over hacking in 2015 that compromised about 79 million people's personal information for $115 million, which lawyers said would be the largest settlement ever for a data breach. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, who is presiding over the case.

  • DETROIT, June 23- Honda Motor Co on Friday released a 2013 email in which one of its engineers suggested that he knew some hidden truth about "the root cause" of Takata Corp air bag failures, but the engineer later said he was mistaken. The engineer's email was disclosed in a statement from Honda as part of its defense in a class action suit in Florida, where plaintiffs...

  • NEW YORK, June 23- General Motors Co has agreed to settle federal lawsuits by as many as 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches in its vehicles, a Friday court filing shows. Settlement terms are confidential, but the accord could also resolve hundreds of state court claims, as well, lawyers for the automaker said in the filing in Manhattan federal court.

  • DETROIT, June 23- Honda Motor Co on Friday released a 2013 email in which one of its engineers suggested that he knew some hidden truth about "the root cause" of Takata Corp air bag failures, but the engineer later said he was mistaken. The engineer's email was disclosed in a statement from Honda as part of its defense in a class action suit in Florida, where plaintiffs...

  • NEW YORK, June 23- General Motors Co has reached a settlement to resolve lawsuits by 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches in many of its vehicles, lawyers for the automaker said in a court filing on Friday. Terms of the settlement are confidential, but the accord could also resolve hundreds of state court claims, according to the filing.

  • June 23- A U.S. jury on Friday ordered Syngenta AG to pay $217.7 million to more than 7,000 Kansas farmers over its decision to commercialize a genetically modified strain of corn before China approved importing it. The verdict by a federal jury in Kansas City, Kansas, was announced by lawyers for the farmers, who blamed the Swiss company for causing catastrophic...

  • KANSAS CITY, Kan.— The Latest on a Kansas jury's award of nearly $218 million to Kansas farmers who sued Syngenta over genetically modified corn seed.:. Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta says it will appeal a Kansas federal jury's awarding of nearly $218 million to Kansas farmers who sued the company over its introduction of a genetically modified corn seed...

  • June 23- A federal jury on Friday ordered Syngenta AG to pay $217.7 million to more than 7,000 Kansas farmers over its decision to commercialize a genetically modified strain of corn before China approved importing it. The verdict by a federal jury in Kansas City, Kansas was announced by the farmers' lawyers. It came in a lawsuit blaming the Swiss company for...

  • RENO, Nev.— Nevada regulators reaffirmed their intentions Friday to issue licenses necessary for retailers to begin selling pot for recreational use on July 1 while complying with a court order in a lawsuit filed by alcohol wholesalers who want a piece of the pot distribution business. The retail licensees could include as many as 25 medical dispensaries in...

  • JURY ORDERS SYNGENTA AG TO PAY $217.7 MILLION TO KANSAS FARMERS IN GMO CORN CASE: PLAINTIFFS.

  • BERLIN, June 23- German carmaker Volkswagen has agreed to buy back diesel cars equipped with illicit emissions control software after deciding not to appeal a German court ruling backing plaintiffs' calls for compensation. Consumer agencies across Europe have been pushing for compensation for Volkswagen drivers who bought diesel cars on the strength of...

  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

    Ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may have known a star engineer possessed trade secrets stolen from Google, according to court filings.

  • BERLIN— A German federal court has rejected a claim from a woman who received leak-prone breast implants for compensation from a German product-testing company. Thursday's ruling from Germany's Federal Court of Justice follows a similar decision two years ago by a French appeals court. The plaintiff received the implants in 2008 in Germany but had them...

  • DOVER, Del.— A federal judge in Delaware has blocked a Utah- based nuclear waste disposal company from buying a Texas- based competitor. The judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of the U.S. Justice Department in an antitrust lawsuit aimed at blocking Salt Lake City- based EnergySolutions' planned $367 million acquisition of rival Waste Control Specialists, based in...

  • NEW YORK— MGM Resorts International lost another round Wednesday in a court fight aimed at giving it leverage against Native American tribes in Connecticut as they compete for casino customers. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan agreed that a Connecticut judge was right to dismiss MGM's lawsuit against the state. MGM Resorts claimed it was...

  • June 21- Missouri on Wednesday became the third U.S. state to accuse major drug manufacturers of fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of opioid painkillers now at the center of a national addiction epidemic. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said his office filed a lawsuit in a state court in St. Louis against Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson& Johnson and units...

  • June 21- Theranos Inc has told its investors it has reached an agreement in principle to settle a lawsuit by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc that had alleged the laboratory startup breached their contract, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The Palo Alto, California- based company, once valued at $9 billion, ran into trouble...

  • June 21- Missouri on Wednesday became the third U.S. state to accuse major drug manufacturers of fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of opioid painkillers now at the center of a national addiction epidemic. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said his office filed a lawsuit in a state court against Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson& Johnson's Janssen...