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  • Samsung Says $2 Billion Apple Suit Is Attack on Android

    Samsung Electronics Co. told jurors at the opening of a $2 billion trial that Apple Inc.’s patent case is really an attack on Google Inc.’s Android operating system and a ploy to stem smartphone competition that has overwhelmed iPhone sales.

  • Apple-Samsung Jury Is Seated in California Patent Trial

    Apple Inc.’s and Samsung Electronics Co.’s opening arguments in a $2 billion trial over smartphone technology will be heard today by a jury that includes a retired International Business Machines Corp. software systems manager, a medical billing administrator and a community service officer.

  • Google Won’t Face Group E-Mail Privacy Lawsuit: Judge

    Google Inc. won a major victory in its fight against claims it illegally scanned private e-mail messages to and from Gmail accounts, defeating a bid to unify lawsuits in a single group case on behalf of hundreds of millions of Internet users.

  • Google Fights E-Mail Privacy Group Suit It Calls Too Big

    Google Inc., fighting claims that it illegally scanned private e-mail messages, argues it shouldn’t have to face a single lawsuit that lumps together hundreds of millions of Internet users.

  • Apple, Samsung Again Fail to Settle U.S. Patent Case

    Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. told a judge they again failed to settle their dispute over smartphone technology, with their next trial in federal court in California set to begin March 31.

  • Securities Lawsuits Decreased in First Half of 2012

    Federal securities class actions decreased in the first half of 2012 compared with last year largely because of a decline in Chinese reverse mergers and the lowest number of mergers and acquisitions since the third quarter of 2009, according to a study.

  • Class Actions, SEC Turf, Arch Cru Payments: Compliance

    Federal securities class actions increased by 9.2 percent in 2013 from the year before, according to a study by the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse and Cornerstone Research.

  • U.S. Anti-Bribe Head Joins Morrison & Foerster: Business of Law

    Charles Duross, who secured almost $2 billion in corporate penalties as the head of the U.S. Justice Department unit devoted to pursuing foreign bribery cases, has left the government to join Morrison & Foerster LLP in Washington.

  • Samsung, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond: Intellectual Property

    Samsung Electronics Co.’s Samsung SDI unit applied jointly with Germany’s Robert Bosch GmbH for a patent covering a battery-operated vehicle.

  • Investors Filed Fewer Suits Disputing Deals in 2012

    Shareholders filed fewer U.S. lawsuits challenging mergers and acquisitions last year, the second year in which the number of such investor suits has declined, according to a study.

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