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Law Lawsuits

  • Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Chief Eric Thompson next to the Saint Lawrence River in upstate New York. The tribe aims to diversify its economy through patent partnerships with technology companies.

    The tribe is a co-plaintiff with SRC Labs, which claims its data processing technology patents have been infringed for years.

  • *Australia a key market for third-party litigation funding. SYDNEY, Oct 18- After Australian internet company Vocus Telecommunications Ltd gave its second profit warning in seven months, fund manager David Pace received an email from a law firm asking him to join a shareholder class action. Pace's response reflects a growing impatience in Australia's listed...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged mining company Rio Tinto Plc and two of its former top executives with fraud, saying they inflated the value of coal assets in Mozambique acquired for $3.7 billion and sold a few years later for $50 million. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court in Manhattan, the SEC said Rio Tinto,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged mining company Rio Tinto Plc and two of its former top executives with fraud, saying they inflated the value of coal assets in Mozambique acquired for $3.7 billion and sold a few years later for $50 million. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court in Manhattan, the SEC said Rio Tinto,...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— A New Jersey man is suing United Airlines, claiming a drunken fellow passenger urinated on him as their cross-country flight was taking off. Chicago- based United Airlines said Tuesday it had not been served with the lawsuit. United's parent company is United Continental Holdings Inc..

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— The Latest on Missouri appeals court ruling that vacated a $72 million award in an Alabama's woman's lawsuit that claimed talcum powder and other Johnson& Johnson products contributed to her cancer.:. A spokeswoman for Johnson& Johnson says the company is pleased with a Missouri appeals court ruling that threw out a $72 million award for an...

  • Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York.

    Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder.

  • TULSA, Okla.— The former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is suing an insurance company and broker because she says the $4 million she received for a lost blue diamond ring isn't enough. The Tulsa World reports that Kathy Taylor's federal lawsuit filed in Tulsa seeks more than $75,000. It alleges AIG Property Casualty Co. paid $4 million for loss of the ring her husband gave...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 16- The fate of one of the largest U.S. nursing home operators, HCR ManorCare, will reach a critical court deadline on Thursday in a battle over months of unpaid rent, a growing problem in an industry where eviction would put thousands of elderly out on the street. In a lawsuit filed in August, HCR ManorCare's landlord, Quality Care Properties Inc, said the...

  • Colin Kaepernick files suit against NFL alleging collusion

    Mike Francesa, WFAN radio host, discusses former NFL player Colin Kaepernick filing a lawsuit claiming the league colluded with teams to not hire Kaepernick and how it can impact the business of the NFL.

  • Lab beakers at Spark Therapeutics in Philadelphia, PA.

    Shifts in the patent system over the past decade have weakened companies' abilities to protect innovations, the Financial Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal by 11 states that argue American Express violated antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use other credit cards that charge lower fees. The case stems from a lawsuit filed by states and the Obama administration in 2010 against American Express, Mastercard and Visa.

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 14- India's Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd said on Saturday it will not settle a long-standing intellectual property dispute with Monsanto Co over genetically modified cotton, despite some other Indian companies doing so in recent weeks. Reuters reported on Wednesday that three Indian seed makers- Ajeet Seeds, Kaveri Seed Co Ltd KVRI.NS and Ankur Seeds-...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care:. Nearly 20 states have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his decision to stop payments that lower health insurance deductibles and co-pays for millions of Americans with modest incomes. Attorneys general from California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts and New York are...

  • WILMINGTON, Del.— Delaware officials asked a judge Friday to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of two Belgian scientists who claim the state improperly used its abandoned property laws to seize their shares in a pharmaceutical firm, cheating them out of $12 million when it was acquired by drug giant Merck& Co. in 2014.. Steven Rosenthal, a lawyer representing...

  • New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

    Insurers have relied on billions of dollars in subsidies to offset discounts they give low-income customers.

  • Oct 13- The U.S. government dropped a lawsuit accusing UnitedHealth Group Inc of submitting false claims to get inflated Medicare payouts, a court filing on Thursday showed, a week after a judge dismissed the complaint but said it could be amended. A second lawsuit by the government, accusing UnitedHealth of obtaining over $1 billion of Medicare payouts it was...

  • Oct 13- Wells Fargo& Co took a $1 billion mortgage litigation accrual in the third quarter because it is in talks with the U.S. Department of Justice, Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry told Reuters on Friday. The talks are with a task force that has reached settlements with several other large banks, he said. "They're working down toward the end of that list and...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care:. Nearly 20 states have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his decision to stop payments that lower health insurance deductibles and co-pays for millions of Americans with modest incomes. Attorneys general from California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts and New York are...

  • Oct 12- Citigroup Inc, Deutsche Bank AG and HSBC Holdings Plc have agreed to pay a combined $132 million to settle a U.S. class action brought by futures traders accusing them of manipulating the Libor benchmark interest rate, according to a U.S. court filing on Wednesday. Citi, Deutsche Bank and HSBC agreed to pay $33.4 million, $80 million and $18.5 million,...