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  • March 5, 2010

    Halliburton, Others To Pay $4M Over Landfill Cleanup

    The U.S. government is seeking court approval of a nearly $4 million settlement with Halliburton Energy Services, Princess Cruise Ltd. and others over the cleanup of a Los Angeles-area landfill once used for hazardous waste disposal.

  • March 4, 2010

    Denny's Settles Royalties Dispute With Franchisee

    Denny's Inc. has reached an accord with a former franchisee in a trademark infringement suit over royalty fees, laying to rest a bitter dispute that included counterclaims that the restaurant chain's termination of the franchisee's contract was partially motivated by race.

  • March 4, 2010

    Netflix, Quito Call Truce In Web Media Patent Feud

    Netflix Inc. has become the latest defendant to settle patent holder Quito Enterprises LLC's suit accusing a slew of online media providers of infringing a patent for a program that selects media files for users.

  • March 3, 2010

    Judge Trims Pizza Hut Drivers' FLSA Suit

    A judge has partially thrown out a putative wage-and-hour class action filed by a group of Pizza Hut delivery drivers against a major franchisee of the fast food chain, but he left room for the drivers to amend their complaint.

  • March 2, 2010

    Judge Ejects Tort Claims From NBAer's Theft Suit

    A federal judge has dismissed breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by NBA star Richard Hamilton against his former business manager and directed the plaintiff to revise his complaint to include only contract-based claims.

  • March 2, 2010

    AIG Unit Mulls $3.5B Aircraft Portfolio Sale

    An American International Group Inc. aircraft-leasing subsidiary is shopping around its aircraft portfolio as it pursues potential sales that could net up to $3.5 billion in proceeds for the firm.

  • March 2, 2010

    Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal Gets Superfund Status

    Despite opposition from New York City, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced that Brooklyn's heavily polluted Gowanus Canal would become a Superfund site, paving the way for a federally funded cleanup effort.

  • March 1, 2010

    Packaging Co. Found Liable For Exploding KFC Tubs

    A federal judge has sided with a KFC Corp. unit in its breach of contract suit against a packaging supplier whose Popcorn Chicken containers exploded when microwaved, finding that the supplier should have reasonably foreseen that customers would use microwaves to reheat leftovers.

  • February 26, 2010

    Six Flags Creditors Balk At Revised $620M Claim

    Unsecured creditors are trying to get about $200 million in what they say are new claims thrown out of the increasingly fractious bankruptcy proceedings for amusement park operator Six Flags Inc.’s parent company.

  • February 26, 2010

    Kohl Queries NBC Over Online Olympics Offerings

    The chair of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee antitrust panel has fired off a pointed letter to NBC Universal Inc. President and CEO Jeff Zucker that expresses concern over the network’s policy of allowing only subscribers of pay television services access to its online Olympics coverage, another point of contention in the ongoing debate over the possible NBC-Comcast Corp. merger.

  • February 26, 2010

    Wage-And-Hour Wave Hits Big Apple Eateries

    Now that much of the low-hanging fruit has been plucked in the ongoing wage-and-hour suit boom, plaintiffs attorneys have set their sights on New York City's restaurants, serving them up with class and collective actions — often centering on tip-pooling claims — with increasing frequency, attorneys say.

  • February 26, 2010

    Ambac 1, Patriots 0 In Bond Insurance Dispute

    The New England Patriots had a tough end to the 2009 season on the field, and 2010 isn’t starting out much better off the field following a ruling against the team’s financial arm in a contract dispute with bond insurer Ambac Assurance Corp.

  • February 26, 2010

    Station Casinos Poised to File Reorganization Plan

    Bankrupt Station Casinos Inc. says it has reached an agreement with key mortgage lenders and is making significant process in negotiations with other creditors, putting the Las Vegas casino operator on the path to filing a reorganization plan sometime in March.

  • February 26, 2010

    Ernst & Young Meal Break Claims Nixed In OT Action

    A federal judge has trimmed a former Ernst & Young LLP employee's putative wage-and-hour class action, tossing her claim that the Big Four accounting firm failed to provide proper meal and rest breaks as well as her bid for injunctive relief.

  • February 26, 2010

    THL Strikes Deal To Buy Hardee's Owner For $928M

    CKE Restaurants Inc., owner of the of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's fast food chains, announced Friday that it has agreed sell itself to investment firm Thomas H. Lee Partners for $928 million, providing a 24 percent premium for CKE investors.

  • February 25, 2010

    Trump Attys' Fee Dispute Heading To 3rd Circ.

    A group of developers embroiled in protracted litigation with Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. over a Florida land purchase has asked a federal appeals court to consider its request for attorneys' fees after a district court said it was barred by the automatic stay in Trump's bankruptcy.

  • February 25, 2010

    NBC, Comcast Execs Fight Experts' Doubts About Deal

    Top executives from NBC Universal and Comcast Corp. defended the companies' proposed tie-up on Thursday as lawmakers and experts aired a list of concerns about the deal, including its potential to stifle competition in the cable market and affect the development of burgeoning Internet platforms.

  • February 25, 2010

    Tax Suit Against Priceline, Others Goes Ahead In Fla.

    A federal judge has declined to dismiss a suit brought by a Florida county accusing travel Web sites including Priceline.com Inc. of avoiding paying hotel occupancy taxes.

  • February 25, 2010

    Servers Accuse Waldorf-Astoria Of Tip-Skimming

    The Waldorf-Astoria, a Manhattan landmark, is facing a new class action accusing it of skimming gratuities customers believed went directly to the waitstaff at the Hilton Worldwide Inc.-owned hotel's private dining events.

  • February 25, 2010

    Plumped Chicken Needs Better Labeling: Sen. Boxer

    Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., has called for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take another look at regulations that allow chickens injected with saltwater — a process known as plumping — to be labeled “100 percent all natural.”