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2010-05-20 11:00:00

NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc., a United States Delaware corporation, today filed an antitrust lawsuit in United States District Court against General Electric Company (GE). The complaint charges GE with a scheme to monopolize the market for variable speed wind turbines in the United States. Mitsubishi seeks damages that will be calculated during litigation but are expected to be in the hundreds of millions...

2010-04-27 14:17:00

NATICK, Mass., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that the U.S. District Court in Minnesota declined to accept the plea agreement between Guidant and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) related to product advisories issued in 2005, before Boston Scientific acquired Guidant. Instead, the Court invited the parties to consider a modified agreement fashioned to further serve the public interest, including community service, public...

2010-04-09 07:30:00

NEW ORLEANS and NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled that a Chinese drywall manufacturer must compensate American homeowners who used its product and are now forced to tear it out because it emits noxious fumes and corrodes household wiring and plumbing. In the critical first U.S. trial decision over faulty Chinese drywall, U.S. District Court Judge Eldon Fallon, of the Eastern District of Louisiana ordered Taishan Gypsum Company, Ltd., to pay seven...

2010-03-24 14:17:00

City Agrees to Resolve Significant Accessibility Concerns With JATRAN WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States has reached a comprehensive settlement agreement with the city of Jackson, Miss., to improve access to public transportation for individuals with disabilities, the Justice Department announced. The settlement, in the form of a consent decree, was approved by the city last night and is subject to approval by the U.S. District Court in Jackson. Under the...

2010-03-11 18:15:00

WILMINGTON, Del., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal court jury today found that French Door refrigerators produced by LG Electronics do not infringe a Whirlpool Corporation patent for an ice storage bin located in the door, but found that some patent claims cover certain earlier-generation LG side-by-side refrigerators that LG is no longer making. The jury found that LG was not "willfully infringing" these claims. The jury found another Whirlpool patent asserted against LG invalid. In...

2010-02-18 07:01:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorneys for Consumer Watchdog will appear in a federal court today to urge Judge Deny Chinn to reject the revised Google Books settlement because it remains anticompetitive and violates both U.S. and international law. The case in U.S. District Court's Southern District of New York stems from a suit brought by The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers. Consumer Watchdog is represented by Kasowitz, Benson, Torres &...

2010-01-28 13:18:00

Open Book Alliance (OBA) Files Amicus Curiae with U.S. District Court in Southern District of NY Detailing Harm to Copyright Holders and Independent Markets SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance today formally filed Amicus Curiae in opposition to the proposed settlement between the Authors Guild, Inc., Association of American Publishers, Inc. and Google, Inc. The OBA filing states, "The torrent of criticism to the settlement may have produced amendments...

2010-01-28 13:05:00

Brief Argues Books Settlement Continues Steal From Absent Class Members, Remains Anticompetitive WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today filed a brief urging a federal court to reject the revised Google Books settlement because it remains anticompetitive and violates both U.S. and international law. Though the original settlement was withdrawn and amended in the face of objections from the U.S. Justice Department, Consumer Watchdog and others, "the revised...

2010-01-16 14:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to a motion filed by Monsanto in 2009, the U.S. District Court here ruled that the Roundup Ready® license agreements between DuPont and Monsanto contain an unwritten ("implied") term that prohibits DuPont (NYSE: DD) from stacking its Optimum® GAT® trait with Monsanto's Roundup Ready® trait in soybeans or corn. Describing its ruling as "narrow," the court also...

2009-12-30 09:26:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed a $10 million jury award in a U.S. District Court's landmark breach of confidentiality case. In that case, Markham, Ontario-based Multimatic, Inc. prevailed over French-based Faurecia Interior Systems USA, Inc. for the breach of a confidentiality agreement -- the second-largest verdict awarded in Michigan that year. Steven Susser, shareholder with Southfield, Mich.-based Young...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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