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A California federal judge on Friday threw out a racketeering lawsuit accusing oil companies and state officials, including Gov. Jerry Brown, of conspiring to boost profits and tax revenue from oil production in the San Joaquin Valley, without regard for farmland pollution.
Apple accused Qualcomm on Friday in California federal court of illegal business practices, overcharging Apple “billions of dollars” in royalties, withholding nearly $1 billion in rebates and trying to extort Apple after it cooperated in a Korean regulator’s investigation into the chipmaker’s licensing practices.
Direct buyers of Mitsubishi televisions urged a California federal judge Thursday to approve the company's agreement to resolve their antitrust claims for $75 million in the sprawling cathode ray tube price-fixing multidistrict litigation.
Morgan Stanley asked a San Francisco judge Friday to trim California’s suit over hits state public retirement funds took during the Great Recession, arguing that the state’s attorney general brought blanket fraud and securities claims that didn’t apply to all defendants or all mortgage-backed securities named in the complaint.
A boutique Silicon Valley intellectual property firm is joining Squire Patton Boggs in its Palo Alto, California, office, the firm announced Friday, bringing new focus and expertise to electrical and electronic devices, systems and software.