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Law Lawsuits

  • Rupert Murdoch leaves the News Corporation building with his son Lachlan Murdoch (R) on July 21, 2016 in New York City.

    Twenty-First Century Fox has reached a $90 million settlement of shareholder claims arising from the sexual harassment scandal at its Fox News Channel.

  • AT&T will ultimately win fight against Justice Department: Raymond James analyst

    Frank Louthan, Raymond James telecom analyst, weighs in on the likely outcome of AT&T's suit against the Department of Justice which seeks to block AT&T's bid for Time Warner.

  • DOJ argues AT&T-Time Warner deal would harm competition and thwart innovation

    CNBC's Leslie Picker reports the Department of Justice is filing a lawsuit to challenge the merger between AT&T and Time Warner.

  • OSLO, Nov 20- The asset management arm of Norwegian banking giant DNB overcharged customers for investing in three of its funds, an Oslo court heard on Monday in the country's largest ever class action lawsuit. The Norwegian Consumer Council is seeking to reclaim 690 million crowns on behalf of 180,000 customers with DNB who had placed money in the funds between...

  • ATLANTA— The family of a 5- year-old boy killed when he became caught in a rotating Atlanta restaurant is suing the company, saying it failed to prevent a "longstanding safety hazard." The lawsuit comes after Charlie Holt died in the Sun Dial, a restaurant atop the 73- story Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the child and...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has won the dismissal of a $510 million lawsuit in New York brought by a private equity firm that accused the Wall Street bank of shortchanging it in a merger to "curry favor" with Malaysia's prime minister. In a decision made public on Friday, Justice O. Peter Sherwood of a state court in Manhattan said the lawsuit by Primus...

  • Nov 17- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has won the dismissal of a $510 million lawsuit in New York by a private equity firm that accused the Wall Street bank of shortchanging it in a merger to curry favor with Malaysia's prime minister. In a decision made public on Friday, Justice O. Peter Sherwood of a state court in Manhattan said the lawsuit by Primus Pacific Partners LP "...

  • Using mobile phone

    The case could determine whether warrants are needed for authorities to obtain cellphone information in pursuit of criminals.

  • News of their interest broke even as the Justice Department was, according to a source, preparing a lawsuit to block AT&T Inc, the largest pay-TV provider in the United States, from buying Time Warner Inc for $85.4 billion. The Fox assets of interest include Fox's movie and TV production studios, cable networks FX and National Geographic and international assets...

  • DALLAS— The county that's home to Houston has asked a state court to order safeguards and fine the owner of a chemical plant that partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the Harris County Attorney's Office says Arkema Inc.' s facility in Crosby violated Texas environmental laws by releasing toxic chemicals during flooding and...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 16- A federal jury in Chicago said on Thursday that Endo International's Auxilium unit was not responsible for the heart attack a man suffered while using the company's testosterone replacement drug Testim. Some 6,000 plaintiffs allege that a range of defendants, such as AbbVie Inc, Pfizer, Inc, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc and GlaxoSmithKline, had...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 16- AT&T Inc said it had hired media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, whose clients have included U.S. Shares of AT&T were up 1.2 percent at $34.26 in midday trading, while Time Warner rose 0.4 percent to $87.75. The Justice Department is expected to file an antitrust lawsuit as soon as this week to block the $85.4 billion AT&T deal.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 16- AT&T said on Thursday it had hired prominent media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli to serve as lead trial counsel if the U.S. Justice Department files a lawsuit to block the No. 2 U.S. wireless company's acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner. Petrocelli, a partner at O'Melveny& Myers in Los Angeles, has represented Walt Disney and...

  • The class action lawsuit, filed in a U.S. District Court in Florida by Coral Springs- based law firm Silver Miller, alleges that Tezos' organizers broke U.S. securities laws and defrauded and misled participants in the online fundraiser, according to court documents. The defendants are Kathleen and Arthur Breitman, the co-founders of the project; their Delaware-...

  • The class action lawsuit, filed in a U.S. District Court in Florida by Coral Springs- based law firm Silver Miller, alleges that Tezos' organizers broke U.S. securities laws and defrauded and misled participants in the online fundraiser, according to court documents. The defendants are Kathleen and Arthur Breitman, the co-founders of the project; their Delaware-...

  • Earlier this year, the SEC alleged the company had artificially reduced its operating costs by as much as 20 percent and improved metrics for oil extraction efficiency by moving hundreds of millions of dollars from operating expense accounts to capital expenditure accounts. The company issued a statement at the time saying the lawsuit was based on historic...

  • LANSING, Mich.— Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar on Wednesday denied accusations that he fraudulently misled the buyer of a majority stake in his chemical-testing company, which a lawsuit alleges resulted in an inflated sale price of $33.6 million last year. The lawsuit says the buyer— whose majority owner is the private equity fund High...

  • DACA supporter, Lauren Gonzales, protests the Trump administrations termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Los Angeles, California on September 5, 2017.

    A lawsuit against the Trump administration alleges that some mailed-in DACA applications were spuriously marked late, Vox reports.

  • LOS ANGELES— Fallout from sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein continued Wednesday as the disgraced producer was hit with a new lawsuit, lost an honorary degree and his former company forced to sell off a major film asset because of the scandal. The suit, filed in Los Angeles federal court by an unnamed aspiring actress who claims...

  • Nov 15- Tesla Inc said on Wednesday it would fight a class-action lawsuit filed against it earlier this week claiming the electric automaker's California production plant was a "hotbed for racist behavior." The lawsuit, filed on Monday by former Tesla worker Marcus Vaughn on behalf of a group of black workers at the plant, claimed that they were addressed using...