Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will go before a U.S. Senate subcommittee Wednesday to defend the company from critics who say it is abusing its dominant position in the Internet search market, as Google faces increased scrutiny from U.S. and European competition regulators.
Vancouver businessman Tom Gagliardi could have competition to buy the bankrupt Dallas Stars, with a lawyer for Chuck Greenberg — formerly the Texas Rangers' CEO and part-owner — saying Monday that his client was interested in the National Hockey League team.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Inc. asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Friday for permission to auction off the team's television rights, which it says should generate enough cash to pull it out of bankruptcy.
Blackstone Group LP announced Friday that it had acquired London-based hotel chain Mint Hotel for a reported $950 million, marking the biggest European hotel buy in four years as the British hospitality sector readies for the 2012 Olympics.
Citigroup Inc., Discover Financial Services, MasterCard subsidiary Orbiscom Ltd. and Wells Fargo & Co. on Thursday became the latest to settle patent infringement claims brought by Walker Digital LLC in a suit over account number encryption technology.
The Dallas Stars filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on Thursday as part of a prearranged reorganization plan that includes selling the NHL franchise to Vancouver businessman Tom Gaglardi and his family.
An American International Group Inc. unit on Thursday won its bid to avoid covering U-Haul International Inc. in suits blaming U-Haul trailers for fatal collisions, with an Arizona federal judge finding no evidence that the insurer had acted unfairly.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. on Tuesday accused a former executive who is suing the company for wrongful termination of stealing reams of sensitive documents in a case that’s raised allegations of Vegas casino ties to Chinese mobsters.
EMG Technology LLC on Wednesday in Texas sued a diverse array of companies — including Ford Motor Co., SunTrust Banks Inc., RadioShack Corp. and Allstate Corp. — for allegedly infringing a patent related to displaying and navigating Internet content on mobile devices.
The Fifth Circuit on Thursday affirmed a $1.8 million judgment in favor of 55 Chili's Grill & Bar waiters who alleged in a collective action that they were illegally forced to share their tips with employees who were not entitled to them.
The CEO of Oklahoma Publishing Co., which owns interests in media outlets including The Oklahoman and NewsOK, on Thursday said the company would be bought by The Anschutz Corp. for an undisclosed amount.
Universal City Studios Productions LLLP sued the former chief operating officer of its home video division Tuesday, saying he violated an employment contract when he abruptly left to join DineEquity Inc., operator of the Applebee's and International House of Pancakes franchises.
I2Z Technology LLC sued Google Inc., Yahoo! Inc., Travelocity.com LP and 13 other defendants Tuesday, accusing them of infringing a patent that covers a system for synchronizing the presentation of data on a computer display.
A group of pizza delivery drivers for Papa John's International Inc. won class certification Wednesday in a Missouri suit accusing the restaurant chain of using a gas and car upkeep reimbursement formula that effectively reduced their pay to below minimum wage.
King & Spalding LLP said Wednesday it had settled a malpractice lawsuit accusing the firm of negotiating an unenforceable buyout contract that cost the former owners of the Atlanta Thrashers hockey team nearly $200 million and entangled them in litigation for five years.
A New York bankruptcy judge said Wednesday that he would put off deciding whether Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. could peek at 29 emails at the center of a $300 million dispute with Giants Stadium LLC.
GeoTag Inc. launched three lawsuits in Texas federal court on Tuesday, accusing Circle K Stores Inc., Eye Care Centers of America Inc. and dating service Zoosk Inc. of infringing its patent for systems that associate online information with geographical areas.
Avis Budget Group Inc. said Wednesday it was backing out of a bidding war for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. — despite what it called significant progress toward securing approval from antitrust regulators — in light of current market conditions.
Bankrupt Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. on Monday argued that a unit of the New York Giants football team was using an illegal block in its attempt to shield from court review documents related to securities issued in 2007 to finance a new stadium.
Burger King Corp. was scorched with a putative wage-and-hour class action on Friday in Florida by a former cashier who claims the fast-food giant fired her for complaining about overtime pay.