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Autonomy founder Lynch set for $5 billion Hewlett-Packard court showdown

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LONDON (Reuters) – Mike Lynch, once hailed as Britain’s answer to Bill Gates, faces Hewlett-Packard (HP) in London’s High Court on Monday in a multi-billion dollar showdown over the U.S. tech giant’s purchase in 2011 of the Autonomy software business he founded. FILE PHOTO: The logo for The Hewlett-Packard Company is displayed on a screen Read More

U.S. lawsuit on hotels' internet advertising moves forward

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FILE PHOTO: The company’s logo is seen on the Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow hotel in central Moscow, Russia, March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday rebuffed a request by hotel chains including Hyatt Hotels Corp, Marriott International Inc and Wyndham Hotel Group to throw out a class-action suit accusing Read More

R Kelly asks judge for permission to perform gigs in Dubai

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R Kelly has asked a judge for permission to travel to Dubai so he can perform shows and “meet with the royal family”. The cash-strapped singer’s request comes as he faces sex abuse charges. R Kelly, who denies the allegations against him, says he has been struggling to find work in the US since he Read More

Texas residents ordered indoors, schools closed after chemical plant fire

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Residents of two Houston-area cities were told to stay indoors and schools in six communities were closed on Thursday due to air pollution by a cancer-causing chemical after a petrochemical plant fire. Smoke rises from a fire burning at the Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, east of Houston, Texas, U.S., March Read More

John McAfee denies paying hitman to kill neighbor, refuses to pay $25mn in wrongful death lawsuit

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John McAfee has been ordered to pay $25 million for the wrongful death of his former neighbour Gregory Faull in Belize, however – much like several other lawsuits against him in the past 11 years – he is refusing to pay. He was accused by Faull’s estate of paying a man $5,000 to torture and Read More

Short & distort? The ugly war between CEOs and activist critics

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – On the morning of July 11, Paul Pittman was on a corn farm in Western Illinois, unaware his company had taken a devastating hit. Joshua Mitts, Associate Professor of Law at Columbia University in New York City, is seen in this undated photo released from New York, NY, U.S., March 8, Read More

Jury finding upends Bayer's Roundup defense strategy: experts

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bayer AG had hoped a new trial strategy focusing jurors on scientific evidence could stem a burgeoning tide of U.S. lawsuits over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup, but a second jury finding on Tuesday that the product caused cancer has narrowed the company’s options, some legal experts said. FILE PHOTO: Werner Read More