The U.S. National Security Agency was barred by a federal judge from indefinitely keeping the bulk phone records it collects that might be demanded in lawsuits challenging a secret surveillance program.
KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. aren’t automatically immune from lawsuits by military service members over illnesses caused by exposure to contractor burn pits, a U.S. appeals court said, reversing a lower court ruling.
A retired New York lawyer whose great uncle’s art collection was allegedly stolen by the Nazis and found among 1,400 works seized from a reclusive collector in Munich sued Germany seeking return of the paintings.
A Chilean cargo carrier agreed to plead guilty and pay an $8.9 million fine for conspiracy to fix prices on international shipping of cars, trucks and other roll- on, roll-off goods, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Fairholme Funds Inc. can pursue government records in its lawsuit seeking compensation for the value of stock lost after the U.S. took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008, a federal judge in Washington ruled.
A whistle-blower’s $6.8 million in awards must be taxed as ordinary income, a U.S. Tax Court judge ruled, rejecting arguments that the money should be recognized as capital gains and subject to a lower rate.
BNP Paribas SA’s energy trading unit won a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission used an incorrect formula in assigning costs for natural gas storage.