Corporate lawsuits

FILE - This March 9, 2010, file photo shows a tanker truck passing the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, Calif. A U.S. judge who held a hearing about climate change that received widespread attention has thrown out the underlying lawsuits that sought to hold big oil companies liable for the role of fossil fuels in the Earth's warming environment. Judge William Alsup in San Francisco said Monday, June 25, 2018, that Congress and the president, not a federal judge, were best suited to address fossil fuels' contribution to global warming. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
June 25, 2018 - 10:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge who held a hearing about climate change that received widespread attention ruled Monday that Congress and the president were best suited to address the contribution of fossil fuels to global warming, throwing out lawsuits that sought to hold big oil companies...
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FILE- In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, packages travel on a conveyor belt for sorting at the main post office in Omaha, Neb. States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday, June 21, 2018, that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big win for states. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
June 21, 2018 - 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Shares in online retailers dropped, and large chains with more stores traded higher following the Supreme Court sales tax ruling. Under the old rules,...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2018 file photo, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey speaks at the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in Worcester, Mass. Massachusetts has sued the maker of OxyContin over the deadly opioid crisis and has become the first state to also target the company's executives. Healey announced the lawsuit Tuesday, June 12 against Purdue Pharma and 16 current and former executives and board members, including CEO Craig Landau. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
June 12, 2018 - 5:30 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts sued the maker of prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin and its executives on Tuesday, accusing the company of spinning a "web of illegal deceit" to fuel the deadly drug abuse crisis while boosting profits. Purdue Pharma is already defending lawsuits from several...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a news conference in Seattle. Ferguson is suing Google and Facebook, saying the companies failed to maintain information about political advertising as required by state law. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 04, 2018 - 8:33 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday sued Google and Facebook, saying the companies failed to maintain information about political advertising as required by state law. Washington law requires the companies to maintain information about buyers of political ads, the cost...
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June 01, 2018 - 12:26 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Self-made multimillionaire, philanthropist, successful author — glowing praise seems to be the norm when people talk and write about Robert O. Carr. Among them is self-help guru Tony Robbins, who praised Carr's "integrity and guts" in a YouTube video lauding one of Carr's books...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces upcoming concerts at the London O2 Arena in London. The estate of Michael Jackson is suing Disney, saying an ABC television special on the singer’s last days infringed on its intellectual property. The estate filed the lawsuit Wednesday against the network and parent company Disney in federal court in Los Angeles. It alleges that last week’s special “The Last Days of Michael Jackson” illegally uses significant and repeated excerpts of his most valuable songs including “Billie Jean,” and “Bad,” substantial excerpts of his music videos including “Thriller” and “Black or White,” and excerpts from a documentary and feature film that belong to the estate. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
May 30, 2018 - 7:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Michael Jackson sued ABC and parent company Disney on Wednesday, saying a two-hour documentary on the singer's last days improperly used the King of Pop's songs, music videos and movies. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles alleges that last week's...
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May 29, 2018 - 6:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of a company marketing and distributing a new Melissa McCarthy movie says a lawsuit from the makers of "Sesame Street" could be "potentially catastrophic" for the film's success if a judge agrees to order the removal of "NO SESAME, ALL STREET" from promotional materials...
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