Toyota Motor Corp. and lawyers suing the company were given more time to win final approval of a $1.1 billion settlement of claims that recalls related to unintended acceleration hurt the value of U.S. customers’ vehicles.
Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor was spared prison in a plea deal after taking almost $2.1 million from a charity started by her late husband, Jack in the Box Inc.’s founder, to finance a gambling spree in which she made and then lost more than $1 billion.
Mattel Inc. doesn’t own the sketches or the idea for Bratz dolls made by MGA Entertainment Inc. and the rival toymaker didn’t steal the idea for the dolls from Mattel, a federal jury ruled in the copyright lawsuit.
When he was 18, before he was awarded a neurosciences research grant from the National Institutes of Health or was accused of killing a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater, James Holmes began studying the workings of biology and psychology.
Medtronic Inc. and NuVasive Inc., makers of medical devices for spinal surgery, are each seeking to convince a San Diego federal jury that the other infringed patents relating to products used in minimally invasive surgeries.
A former Sequenom Inc. patent agent and his brother were sentenced to three years of probation after they pleaded guilty to conspiring to trade stock options in the biotechnology company’s shares using inside information.