A New Jersey teenager left brain-damaged after being struck by a line drive while he was playing in a youth baseball game has settled his lawsuit against Hillerich and Bradsby. "The Domalewskis are still saddened by the tragic events of June 2006, but this settlement provides them with some relief and comfort that Steven will get the care he needs for the rest of his life," said the family's attorney.
Memory chip designer Rambus Inc. and STMicroelectronics, one of Europe's largest chipmakers, announced a licensing agreement Monday and said they have resolved all litigation between them.The companies said their agreement will allow STMicroelectronics to use more security measures in multimedia chip sets.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government officials say keep cheaper forms of medicine off the market, can be sometimes be illegal and therefore challenged by federal officials in court.
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries. The high court's unanimous judgment reverses three decades of patent awards by government officials.
A federal judge on Wednesday moved a South Dakota beef processing company's defamation lawsuit against ABC News back to state court. Beef Products Inc. sued American Broadcasting Companies Inc. and ABC News Inc. for defamation in September.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits Tuesday against discount retailer Dollar General Corp. and a BMW manufacturing plant in South Carolina over their use of criminal background checks to screen out job applicants or fire employees.
Memory chip designer Rambus Inc. said Tuesday it resolved a decade-old patent dispute with South Korean chipmaker Hynix, and said Hynix will pay it $240 million over the next five years.Rambus said SK Hynix is licensing memory-related patents and the right to certain dynamic random access memory products.
San Francisco is suing three gun accessories companies and one gun show promoter, alleging they sold disassembled high-capacity magazines disguised as repair kits in violation of California law, the city attorney said Monday.
A federal judge has dismissed a $3 billion lawsuit filed by Dutch car maker Spyker against General Motors Co. Spyker sued GM last August, accusing it of unfairly blocking a deal to let a Chinese buyer take over Swedish carmaker Saab. GM sold Saab to Spyker in 2010.
Attorneys for Exxon Mobil Corp. and Exxon Pipeline Co. have filed a motion asking for dismissal of a lawsuit by Mayflower residents over a recent oil spill. ExxonMobil Pipeline's Pegasus pipeline ruptured March 29 and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in the town about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock and forced the evacuation of about 20 homes.
TiVo says it's reached a deal to settle patent disputes with Cisco, Motorola and Time Warner Cable. Tivo will get an upfront lump-sum payment of $490 million from Google and Cisco. TiVo will also enter into patent licensing deals with Cisco, Google and Arris Group Inc.
Kolon Industries will be arraigned Friday morning in U.S. District Court in Richmond. Kolon is charged in a six-count federal indictment with theft of trade secrets, conspiracy to convert trade secrets and obstruction of justice. Five Kolon employees also face conspiracy and obstruction charges.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced Wednesday that 36-year-old Ketan Maniar, an Indian national, was charged with stealing trade secrets for his own economic benefit from a worldwide medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes. The company is among the world's leading suppliers of medical devices.
Porsche's ex-finance chief has been convicted of fraud after a court found he provided false information during the German sports car marker's failed 2009 attempt to take over Volkswagen AG. Former Porsche CFO Holger Haerter was fined an unspecified amount after being found guilty Tuesday by a Stuttgart state court, the dpa news agency reported.
The high court's decision on Monday keeps alive an ongoing dispute between the Lexington, Ky.-based maker of printing and imaging products and software and Static Control Components, a Sanford, N.C. company that specializes in remanufacturing laser printer toner.
A federal judge will rule in coming weeks whether the families of two Tennessee National Guard members can sue the makers of a helicopter in which the soldiers died. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1aHBlmq ), the case involves a 2010 crash of a Kiowa OH-58D Warrior helicopter in Iraq.
Two BP rig supervisors charged in the deaths of 11 workers in the Deepwater Horizon disaster claim the manslaughter counts in their indictment must be dismissed because they don't apply to conduct on a foreign-owned vessel operating outside U.S. territory.
The decision to postpone the trial over one of France's biggest recent health scandals will allow for a Paris judge to complete a separate investigation. The judge said a date for resuming the trial of Servier Laboratories and its founder, Jacques Servier, will be set at a hearing May 15, 2014.
Court papers filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria indicate Total paid $60 million in bribes between 1995 and 2004 that allowed it to re-renter the Iranian oil and gas market. The bribes helped Total land contracts with the state-owned National Iranian Oil Company to develop oil and gas fields in and around Iran's Sirri Island in the Persian Gulf.
A bankrupt coal producer got a judge's go-ahead Wednesday to significantly cut health care and pension benefits to thousands of workers and retirees, claiming victory over a miners' union that swiftly condemned the ruling it pledges to appeal.
Attorneys for failed electric car maker CODA Holdings have withdrawn a request asking a bankruptcy judge in Delaware to approve up to $425,000 in bonuses for 16 top managers and directors. The company withdrew the request prior to a hearing Wednesday after it drew objections from creditors and a U.S. bankruptcy trustee.
A Hattiesburg company has sued Sherwin-Williams for allegedly highjacking the name of its product. According to court records, the Hattiesburg company argues that Sherwin-Williams knew the business was already using the name "Tuff-Wall" to market its ceramic wall coating when Sherwin-Williams began marketing a "TuffWall" line of paint.
PPG Industries Inc. said Tuesday a federal bankruptcy court has approved a reorganization plan for its joint venture with Corning Inc. that would resolve asbestos injury claims. PPG would give up its stake in Pittsburgh Corning and pay $825 million over 10 years.
The European Union's competition chief says Google will have to offer more changes to the way it displays search results to settle a pending antitrust case. Joaquin Almunia told the European Parliament Tuesday that the period to examine Google's proposals has been extended by one month but that his office will ask Google with "almost 100 percent" certainty in June to do yet more.
Kellogg has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a class action lawsuit over the marketing claims it made for Frosted Mini-Wheats. The company, which also makes Frosted Flakes, Eggo waffles and Pop Tarts, was sued for saying that the cereal improved children's attentiveness, memory and other cognitive functions.
Three former executive vice presidents of a company that planned to build high-tech police cars at an eastern Indiana factory have sued the corporation for more than $600,000 in deferred wages. The company fell apart after the U.S. Department of Energy rejected the company's request for a $310 million loan last year.