A jury could begin deliberating as early as Tuesday to determine whether Toyota Motor Corp. should be held liable for the death of a California woman who was killed when her Camry apparently accelerated and crashed despite her efforts to stop.
The lawsuit filed by Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma alleges that the company misled health care providers, consumers and government officials regarding the risk of addiction associated with OxyContin.
Federal prosecutors had been seeking about $20 billion in damages for an estimated 110,000 gallons (416,300 liters) of crude that seeped into the ocean near the Chevron well in November 2011. The prosecutor's office said it had no immediate comment on the ruling announced late Monday.
Robert Turlak, a Transocean Ltd. manager, testified Tuesday at a federal trial that is focusing on BP's response to the April 2010 well blowout. BP's trial adversaries argue the company could have sealed the blown-out well much sooner if it had employed a capping strategy that Turlak and others had devised.
The federal trial over the 2010 BP oil spill resumed Monday with a focus on the company's response to the disaster, with billions of dollars at stake as the two sides argue over how much oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico.
The owner of a New Hampshire gun powder plant where two workers died in a 2010 explosion will argue in court that he cannot be guilty of manslaughter and negligent homicide because he was at a gun show in North Carolina when the fatal explosion occurred.
Lawyers for two BP rig supervisors charged with manslaughter in the Deepwater Horizon disaster say the indictment should be dismissed because prosecutors accuse the men of violating standards that didn't exist when an explosion killed 11 workers on April 20, 2010.
It took two years for federal prosecutors to bring criminal charges against the owners of a southeastern Colorado cantaloupe farm linked to a 2011 listeria epidemic that killed 33 people.And the charges are little-used misdemeanor counts of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce.
Tommy and Barbara Sowards are suing for damages after they say the doctor implanted an unneeded pacemaker when Tommy Sowards went to MountainView Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces in January 2007. They're suing cardiologist Dr. Demosthenes Klonis, the hospital and pacemaker manufacturer Biotronik, Inc.
About a dozen Slaughter residents allege respiratory problems and diminished property values in a lawsuit filed in the wake of the Nov. 19 blaze that destroyed the Monolyte Laboratories Inc. chemical facility. The suit seeks an unspecified amount of damages from Monolyte and several other companies.
Fifty-year-old Colleen Grady of Manchester sued the Coca-Cola company — which owns Minute Maid products — plus a food distributor and a supermarket. She says she found the rodent after pouring the contents into a pitcher before a party two years ago.
The company Monday filed an appeal in U.S. District Court in Boise, saying Judge B. Lynn Winmill committed "serious errors of law and fact" when he blocked its so-called megaload from traveling U.S. Highway 12's federally-designated Wild and Scenic River corridor.
U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer said Marvell Technology Group didn't present convincing arguments for overturning the award or ordering a new trial in a case over semiconductor chips that used technology developed by a CMU professor and student.
The case was so important to Microsoft that it put co-founder Bill Gates on the stand for two days, saying he had no idea a last-minute decision to drop a tool for outside developers would sidetrack Novell. Novell says the decision cost it time and market share, and that it was forced to sell WordPerfect for a $1.2 billion loss.
Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. said Monday that an Italian court issued a ruling to seize more solar projects that received investments from Global Solar Fund SCA. The court also ordered the seizure of tariffs paid to private companies that got investments from Global Solar, Suntech said.
Faced with potentially billions of dollars in legal liability, Chiquita Brands International is asking a federal appeals court to block lawsuits filed against it in the U.S. by thousands of Colombians whose relatives were killed in that country's bloody, decades-long civil war.
According to court documents, the two conspired with others to defraud the United States by illegally exporting 55 cavity-backed spiral antennas and biconical antennas from a Massachusetts company to Singapore and Hong Kong without the required State Department license.
Attorneys general said in court papers that the states meet the new standard under the Clean Air Act, and that the EPA's inaction "will lengthen and complicate the overall permitting process, or even make permitting impossible." The states allege the EPA is in violation federal law by missing its deadline to make the required determinations.
A former Halliburton manager was charged Thursday with destroying evidence following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a case that coincides with a guilty plea to a related charge by the Houston-based oilfield services company.
The ruling reverses a U.S. District Court ruling in favor of the plaintiffs, and removes an injunction that at one point halted implementation of the law. The California Air Resources Board, the agency in charge of implementing the standard, appealed, and was able to continue implementing the law while the case was being heard.
Six people were arrested Wednesday morning following their indictments on conspiracy, wire fraud and other charges alleging they were involved in the sale of more than 35 million gallons of fuel as 100 percent biofuel when it actually contained some petroleum diesel.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs and Doe Run both confirmed Tuesday they had resolved the cases in advance of an Oct. 8 trial in St. Louis. A confidentiality agreement bars disclosure of the settlement terms, including how much money the families will get, attorneys said.
A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with Spirit AeroSystems in a labor dispute stemming from the way the Wichita-based aircraft parts maker evaluates employee performance. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the district properly refused the union's efforts to compel arbitration over the issue.
Those arrested Monday were part of a group of protesters outside the Houston office of TransCanada Corp. They were protesting the proposed 1,700-mile pipeline, which would carry oil derived from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast.
A jury awarded Robin Aleo's family a total of $20.6 million — $18 million in punitive damages and $2.6 million in compensatory damages —in 2011, finding that the slide sold by Toys R Us did not comply with federal safety standards.