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  • Suit over ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright settled

    WASHINGTON: A lawsuit over who owns the copyright to “Happy Birthday to You” has been settled, bringing to an end a two-year legal battle over what is said to be the most widely sung tune in the English language...

    The settlement announced on Wednesday came days before a trial in California that was to determine whether the song should be part of the public domain
  • ‘Auto policy tilts the field to suit new entrants’

    KARACHI: The new five-year auto policy has ruffled the feathers of car makers and vendors who think the government has “penalised the existing players who have played a big role in developing the local industry”...

    A leading car maker, who asked not to be named, said the government had not offered a level-playing field to the existing players and tilted the framework to the benefit of new entrants
  • 2 Muslim drivers win discrimination suit in US

    PEORIA: A jury in the United States on Friday awarded $240,000 to two Muslim men who claimed they were fired from an Illinois trucking company after refusing to deliver alcohol...

    A judge found Morton-based Star Transport Inc violated the religious beliefs of Mahad Abass Mohamed and Abdikarim Hassan Bulshale
  • ‘Dragon in a three-piece suit’

    Doug Guthrie’s classic volume, Dragon in a Three-piece Suit talks about how foreign businessmen who worked with Chinese firms left a bit of their social practices with their partners and took home some of theirs from them...

  • Shahbaz seeks verdict in damages suit against Imran

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday requested a sessions court to decide without delay his Rs10 billion suit for damages filed against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan...

    Submitting a written application before the court to this effect, counsel of Mr Sharif stated that a suit was required to be decided within 90 days under the law...

  • Thai lawyer drops defamation suit against BBC reporter

    A Thai lawyer has dropped a criminal defamation suit against a BBC journalist over his investigation into foreigners being scammed out of retirement homes in the country, the broadcaster said on Thursday...

    The lawyer who brought the suit — Pratuan Thanarak — decided to drop the charges against Head on the first day of the trial on Wednesday...

  • Apple slams Qualcomm suit seeking iPhone ban in China

    In response to Qualcomm's Beijing suit, Apple said in a statement: “This claim is meritless and, like their other courtroom manoeuvres, we believe this latest legal effort will fail...

    Bloomberg reported it was filed on September 29 in an intellectual-property court, and said the suit was confirmed by a Qualcomm spokeswoman...

  • Goldman to settle forex suit

    NEW YORK: Goldman Sachs Group Inc is expected to pay $129...

    5 million to settle its portion of a lawsuit that accuses banks of rigging prices in the foreign ex­­change market, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the matter
  • PTI chief challenges legality of suit filed by ex-CJP

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday challenged the legality of a Rs20 billion defamation suit filed against him by the former Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry...

    Mr Khan through his counsel Dr Babar Awan filed an application before the district and sessions judge (DSJ) Tanvir Mir that the DSJ could not take cognizance of the defamation suit of Rs20 billion, as under the...

  • Court gives Imran Khan until August 21 to respond in Shahbaz defamation suit

    A sessions court on Friday issued a second notice to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on a Rs10 billion suit for damages filed by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif under Defamation Ordinance 2002...

    The suit filed through Advocate Mustafa Ramday states that the defendant (Imran Khan) in April last started uttering false and malicious statements against the plaintiff (Shahbaz Sharif) that the latter offered Rs10...

  • Nine banks will pay $2bn to settle forex rigging suit

    NEW YORK: Nine major banks accused of foreign-exchange rigging have agreed to pay more than $2 billion to investors in settlements, a law firm involved in the process said on Thursday...

    Plaintiffs have “reached settlements totalling more than $2bn with Bank of America, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan, RBS and UBS,” legal firm Hausfeld said in a statement published after a hearing in New York
  • US judge dismisses suit against Twitter supporting IS accounts

    The suit was filed in San Francisco federal court by the families of two government contractors killed late last year while working at a police training center run by the United States in Amman, according to court documents...

    The suit accused Twitter of providing “material support” to by letting accounts spread the message of the extremist group...

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