The bill would classify unfair allegations of patent infringement as a deceptive trade practice and financially help companies who are wrongly sued.
Louisiana laws governing disputes over how to handle the cleanup of environmental damage caused by drilling years ago have been reworked under a bill supported by Gov. Bobby Jindal and now headed to his desk.
BP PLC says it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether businesses must prove they were directly harmed by the 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect payments from a 2012 settlement.
An Alcoa machine shop worker in Texas has been arrested in what prosecutors call a $1 million scam to order, steal and then resell equipment.
The family of a Los Angeles student who was among 10 people killed when a FedEx truck collided with a charter bus in Northern California is suing the shipping company.
Medtronic has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle long-standing patent litigation with fellow medical device maker Edwards Lifesciences over replacement heart valves.
Sanjing Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. said that Liu Zhanbin jumped from a third-floor bathroom window in a hospital where he was receiving medical treatment while being accompanied by court guards.
Anheuser-Busch did not discriminate against a former executive by paying her significantly less than a male predecessor, a jury in St. Louis decided Friday.
Two of the world's largest technology giants have reached an agreement to settle all of their lawsuits against each other regarding smartphone patents.
A Japanese court ruled that Samsung can only seek a maximum of around 9.95 million yen in damages from the Japanese unit of Apple, judging the amount of damages should not exceed a royalty payment under a license agreement.
Toho's attorneys use copyright and trademark law as effectively as Godzilla uses his tail and claws to topple buildings and swat opponents. Their court injunctions have permanently whacked music, books and movies from store shelves.
A 47-year-old man federal prosecutors describe as a United Kingdom citizen has been convicted of participating in a conspiracy to defraud Hewlett-Packard of some $14 million by fraudulently purchasing computers and equipment at a discount.
The Ohio Supreme Court has temporarily blocked Duke Energy Corp. from charging customers for pollution clean-up at its deactivated manufactured-gas plants.
Dutch electronics firm Royal Philips NV has filed a suit against Nintendo in a U.S. court, claiming the Japanese company infringed two of its patents in the control system of its popular "Wii" video game consoles.
The residents claim a breach in a levee maintained by the company caused a wall of water to move through the neighborhood and left some homes with up to 5 feet of water inside.
Purina accuses its competitor Blue Buffalo of false advertising, disparagement and unjust enrichment. The counterclaim accuses Purina of some of the same deceits, as well as defamation.
A Montana jury has ordered Hyundai to pay $240 million in punitive damages after finding that a manufacturing defect in a Hyundai vehicle caused a crash that killed two Missoula cousins in July 2011.
It’s certainly unsettling to see a lawsuit like this pop up against a manufacturer. Toyota and General Motors know all too well about that, but the big difference in this case is that it was determined that the crash was not due to defects in the vehicle.
Three employees of the railway company involved in last summer's runaway oil train disaster that killed 47 people are due to appear in court Tuesday to face criminal negligence charges.
Business software maker Oracle Corp. is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate a $1.3 billion jury verdict against SAP for copyright infringement.
The widow of the man who was driving a Porsche sports car that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker sued the automaker on Monday, claiming design flaws caused both men to die in a fiery crash in November.
A company accused of falsely advertising the health benefits of its nationally distributed Dreamfields Pasta line has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit and pay $5 million to consumers who bought the products in the last decade.
The 2011 complaint, known as a report of harm, suggested one of its carriers was linked to the death of an infant — something the company disputes and a federal judge in Maryland reaffirmed when he ruled in favor of Ergobaby.
Kellogg says it will no longer use the "All Natural" or "Nothing Artificial" labels on certain Kashi products as part of an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit.