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Toyota Reaches $1.1 Billion Recall Deal

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation has reached a $1.1 billion settlement deal to resolve a class action lawsuit by U.S. vehicle owners whose cars suddenly and unintentionally sped up. A Toyota spokesman Wednesday said the deal includes direct payments to customers as well as the cost of retrofitting more than 3 million older cars with a […]

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Settlement Reached in Strauss-Kahn Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A New York judge says a settlement has been reached in the lawsuit filed against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn by a hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault. The judge announced the deal Monday, at a hearing on settlement negotiations between the sides. Strauss-Kahn, a French economist and politician, was arrested […]

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Court Hearing in Lawsuit Against Disgraced Ex-IMF Head; Settlement Expected

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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A settlement may be announced Monday in the lawsuit brought against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn by the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault back in 2011. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and his accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, will appear in a New York City courtroom to update the judge about settlement negotiations. Strauss-Kahn […]

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Washington Accuses Bank of America of Fraud

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. government is suing the Bank of America, seeking more than one billion dollars for alleged fraud in the sale of home mortgages. The Bank of America is a private company and the second-largest bank in the United States. The bank bought Countrywide mortgage company, which is accused of selling thousands of fraudulent loans […]

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Obama Sued by Chinese Firm for Blocking Wind Farm Deal

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese-owned company has sued U.S. President Barack Obama for blocking its bid to build a wind farm near a sensitive American naval site used to test unmanned drones. China’s official Xinhua news agency says the company, Ralls Corp., claims Mr. Obama exceeded his constitutional rights and did not provide evidence as to why the […]

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Actress in Anti-Muslim Film Sues Producer, You Tube

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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An actress who appeared in a crude anti-Muslim film produced in the United States that sparked deadly riots across the Muslim world is suing the film’s producer for fraud and slander. In a lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles, Cindy Lee Garcia claims the producer of The Innocence of Muslims, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, duped her […]

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Judge Orders Iran, al-Qaida, To Pay $6 Billion In 9/11 Lawsuit

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Judge has ordered al-Qaida, the Taliban and Iran to pay $6 billion to survivors and relatives of 47 victims of September 11 terrorist attacks in New York. Manhattan Federal Magistrate Frank Maas issued a largely symbolic ruling Tuesday. The compensations are payable to 110 survivors and estates of 47 victims who died in […]

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Dissident Chinese Artist Ordered to Avoid Tax Hearing

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says he has been barred from attending Wednesday’s court hearing of a lawsuit filed by his company to challenge a large fine imposed by Beijing tax authorities. Ai Weiwei told reporters outside his Beijing home that police called and ordered him to stay away from the courthouse, without giving him a […]

US Justice Department Files Court Challenge Against Florida Voter Purge

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Florida to stop officials from purging non-citizens from the state’s registered voter list. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, alleges state officials are violating the National Voter Registration Act, which prohibits them from removing people from voter registration lists within 90 days of an election for federal office. […]

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Female US Soldiers Sue to End Ban on Women in Combat

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Two female U.S. soldiers have filed a lawsuit to force the military to end its policy of restricting women from combat duty. Jane Baldwin and Ellen Haring, currently serving in the U.S. Army has reservists, say the current policy bars them from combat assignments solely on the basis of their gender, which they allege violates […]

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