Microsoft Corp., eBay Inc., Yahoo! Inc. and a slew of other companies were hit with a patent suit Wednesday by a data management company that says the companies' shopping sites use its technology for searching product catalogs online.
Fresh from surviving regulatory scrutiny over its controversial diabetes medication, British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is now battling claims by a Texas widow that the drug killed her husband.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit alleging that female Hispanic employees at a Maryland warehouse of video rental giant Blockbuster Inc. were subjected to sexual harassment and were fired for complaining about the treatment.
Five years after energy company Dynegy Inc. admitted to manipulating balance sheet transactions to hide losses, three of the company's former executives have settled with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
A new suit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleges three Dell Inc. accountants put their insider knowledge to lucrative and illegal use when they bought put options just before a public announcement of poor earnings made the company's stock plummet.
The Hunt Refining Co. has agreed to pay a $400,000 fine and install new pollution controls worth more than $48.5 million to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.
Call center operators at JP Morgan Chase & Co. hit the bank Wednesday with a collective action for unpaid overtime.
An Iowa-based inventor has targeted Toyota Motor Corp. in an infringement lawsuit asserting a single patent related to the use of radio frequency identification technology to start a motor vehicle's engine.
Electronic Data Systems Corp. has agreed to hand over nearly $500,000 to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve an investigation into alleged improper accounting practices.
Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has accused one law firm representing several plaintiffs in wage-and-hour litigation against the poultry-packing giant of actively recruiting Pilgrim's Pride employees to join the putative class, thereby violating various states' Rules of Professional Conduct.
Optical fiber and cabling company Draka-Comteq Americas Inc. is accusing two subsidiaries of its rival The Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. of infringing eight patents through their manufacture, use and sale of optical fibers and fiber-optical cables.
An Illinois-based money-sorting technology company has filed two suits against a Korean-based rival and its U.S. distributor for allegedly infringing patented technology used to process currency.
Furniture and homegoods retailer the Bombay Company Inc. and five of its U.S. subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy, a move the financially troubled company hopes will save its international brand.
A Washington-based software provider has rounded up Fanuc Ltd. and several GE subsidiaries in a patent infringement suit over integrated technology for robotic machines.
A unit of patent-holding company Acacia Research Corp. has filed a patent infringment suit against 11 U.S. retailers over a system meant to protect financial transactions from fraud.
Silicon Laboratories Inc. has sued rival integrated circuit maker Analog Devices Inc. for allegedly infringing its patent through the sale of Blackfin processors.
Six former distributors of the Houston Chronicle have lost their wrongful termination and antitrust suit after an appeals court affirmed a ruling in favor of Hearst Corp., which owns the daily newspaper.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against a Tennessee-based energy company and its owner for allegedly targeting senior citizens in a $19 million fraudulent scheme.
Pacific Lumber Co. has asked a bankruptcy court to prohibit plaintiffs from seeking $1 billion in two qui tam suits against the bankrupt logging company over alleged federal and state violations of the False Claims Act.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused “convicted felon and disbarred lawyer” Mark Roy Anderson of fraudulent behavior surrounding the securities of Westar Oil Inc. and Terax Energy Inc.