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P&G Suit, Apple, U.K. Museums, GE: Intellectual Property

Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) has settled a patent-infringement case with makers and distributors of tooth-whitening strips, according to an Oct. 31 filing in federal court in Cincinnati. In ... Read More

BNP Case Shows French Companies Learn U.S. Law Hard Way

Some French companies have been slow to learn that doing business in the U.S. means obeying its laws. U.S. authorities are seeking a record fine against BNP Paribas SA ... Read More

BNP Falls as U.S. Probe Said to Cost More Than $5 Billion

BNP Paribas SA (BNP), France’s largest bank, fell to a seven-month low in Paris on concern U.S. authorities will seek more than $5 billion from the lender to settle ... Read More

SEC’s Insider-Trading Case Against Obus Revived on Appeal

Wynnefield Capital Inc.’s Nelson Obus traded on confidential information to make $1.3 million for his hedge fund and confessed to it twice, a lawyer for the U.S. Securities and ... Read More

Detroit Creditors Seek to Defend Pension Debt in Lawsuit

A bond insurer wants the chance to fight Detroit’s effort to cancel $1.4 billion in pension debt, while the city is asking a judge to take a bus tour ... Read More

Telefonica-KPN Review Said to Focus on Small Operators

The European Commission’s review of the proposed merger of Telefonica SA (TEF) and Royal KPN NV (KPN)’s German wireless units focuses on bolstering smaller competitors that lease capacity rather ... Read More
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Billionaire Kwoks Plead Not Guilty to HK Official Bribes

Thomas and Raymond Kwok, the billionaire brothers running Hong Kong’s second-largest developer, and the Chinese city’s former No. 2 official pleaded not guilty today to charges including conspiracy to ... Read More

Samsung to Fight Apple Smartphone Trial Verdict: Lawyer

Samsung Electronics Co. will challenge a jury’s $120 million award to Apple Inc. in a patent-infringement verdict that was “unsupported by evidence,” a lawyer for the Suwon, South Korea-based ... Read More

Court case on streaming TV threatens to cloud our online equality

American Broadcasting Services v Aereo could potentially be viewed as a human rights issue rather than a copyright dispute It is a very big court case about a tiny ... Read More
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Energy Future Packs Three Courtrooms at First Hearing

It took three courtrooms to accommodate the lawyers, advisers and observers gathered for the first hearing in Energy Future Holdings Corp.’s bankruptcy in Wilmington, Delaware. That still left the ... Read More
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