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  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, July 22- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it sued Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for patent infringements through multiple courts in China, escalating a legal conflict between the smartphone rivals. The South Korean firm sued Huawei in a Beijing court about two weeks ago for allegedly infringing six of its patents, a spokeswoman...

  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, July 22- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it sued Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for patent infringements through multiple courts in China, escalating a legal conflict between the smartphone rivals. The South Korean firm sued Huawei in a Beijing court about two weeks ago for allegedly infringing six of its patents, a spokeswoman...

  • SEOUL, July 22- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it sued Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for patent infringements through multiple courts in China, escalating a legal conflict between the smartphone rivals. The South Korean firm sued Huawei in a Beijing court about two weeks ago for allegedly infringing six of its patents, a spokeswoman said.

  • SEOUL, July 22- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it sued smartphone rival Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for patent infringements through multiple courts in China, escalating a legal conflict between the two companies. The South Korean firm sued Huawei in a Beijing court for allegedly infringing six of its patents, a spokeswoman said.

  • The Justice Department lawsuit focused on a county-by-county analysis of where Aetna and Humana have what is deemed too much market share in providing Medicare Advantage for elderly people and in the individual health plans created under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law. Aetna will argue in court that the Justice Department defined the...

  • Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation extending the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits related to pollution at sites on the state or federal Superfund cleanup priority lists. The bill signed Thursday was inspired by drinking water contamination in Hoosick Falls but applies statewide. Some Hoosick Falls residents have joined...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York state has repealed its tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products, a move expected to save women $10 million a year. "Sanitary napkins and tampons are simply not a luxury item; they're an everyday need," said Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women-New York City. " Canada and states including Massachusetts,...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Jon Corzine has reached a settlement with the trustee for the former New Jersey governor's collapsed brokerage MF Global Holdings Ltd, as part of a series of accords expected to provide about $132 million to creditors, according to court papers. The trustee, Nader Tavakoli, on Wednesday night asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge to approve payments...

  • LONDON, July 21- Many British voters were fooled into voting to quit the European Union without realising there was no credible plan for an exit, so lawmakers must decide how and whether to leave, said the investment manager behind a Brexit legal challenge. Gina Miller, a co-founder of London fund manager SCM Private, is the main claimant in a growing queue of...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, July 21- Malaysia's Attorney-General said on Thursday there has been no evidence from any probe conducted by law enforcement agencies across the globe that show funds were misappropriated from state-fund 1 MDB. No criminal charges have been made against any individuals for misappropriation from 1 MDB, Malaysia's Attorney-General Mohamed...

  • Tatour, an Arab citizen of Israel, is one of several hundred people detained in recent years for allegedly spreading incitement. Hoping to further clamp down on what it sees as the driving force behind a 10- month spate of Palestinian attacks, Israel is now preparing a law that aims to rein in content on social media, including Facebook, a platform it says plays a...

  • NEW YORK— The Republican Party has taken a page straight out of the campaign books of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. In the party's 2016 platform, the GOP advocates for reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act, a Depression-era law that regulated the U.S. banking industry until it was repealed in 1999. "It's a spectacular about-face by the Republican Party," said...

  • WASHINGTON— In a story July 15 about an American woman detained in China, The Associated Press erroneously reported a U.N. panel's description of the accusations against her. WASHINGTON— The State Department says that Chinese authorities have informed the U.S. they will bring a legal case against an American businesswoman who has been detained for more than a...

  • NEW YORK— A record terrorism-related forfeiture order benefiting families of some Sept. 11 victims and others was reversed on appeal Wednesday, leaving in doubt what will happen to a $1 billion Manhattan office building at the center of the legal case. The 2nd Circuit decision written by Circuit Judge Richard C. Wesley said the buildings do not qualify as being...

  • PARIS— French government forces divisive labor bill through Parliament without a vote for third— and final— time.

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch will hold a news conference on Wednesday to discuss a civil forfeiture suit seeking to recover more than $1 billion linked to a conspiracy to launder money misappropriated from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. The U.S. Justice Department said Lynch and other law enforcement officials would hold a news conference at...

  • PARIS— French workers lost some of their famed labor protections Wednesday, as the government tries to keep up with the global economy by weakening union powers and giving employers more freedom to fire people and lengthen their hours. The bill unleashed months of violent protests and tore apart his Socialist Party, and the government had to force it through...

  • NEW YORK, July 19- Gawker Media LLC founder Nick Denton faces personal bankruptcy after a U.S. judge refused on Tuesday to extend protections shielding him from liabilities resulting from a lawsuit over the invasion of privacy of former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. Gawker, a U.S. internet publisher, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June after...

  • SEATTLE, July 19- A U.S. judge on Tuesday wrestled with whether a lawsuit could proceed against the city of Seattle over a local law which allows Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize. Seattle last year became the first U.S. city to pass a law giving drivers for ride-hailing apps, as well as taxi and for-hire drivers, the right to collectively negotiate on pay and working...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— In a story July 9 about a comprehensive ban on foam products in San Francisco, The Associated Press reported erroneously the nature and timing of bans in other cities. And Portland, Oregon, approved a ban on such products in restaurants in1989, not following a similar prohibition in San Francisco in 2006.. SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco, say goodbye to...