The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Iowa turkey farm against which it won a record $240 million award on behalf of employees with mental disabilities told a federal judge that sum must be reduced.
Joanne Chesimard, the Black Liberation Army militant who fled prison for Cuba after being convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper in 1973, was added to the FBI most-wanted terrorist list, and a reward for her capture was doubled to $2 million.
General Electric Pension Trust will settle a dispute with the defunct Lehman Brothers Inc. brokerage by agreeing to take a $5.8 million claim on the bankrupt estate, down from the $356.6 million creditor claim it originally filed in 2009, according to a filing in federal court in Manhattan.
Dow Chemical Co. lost a $400 million jury verdict in a trial over claims that it conspired with other chemical makers to fix the price of urethane products used in making cars, appliances and furniture.