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Author Archives: Bob Van Voris

Facebook’s Zuckerberg sues lawyers over bogus ownership case

Facebook Inc. and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg sued DLA Piper LLP and other lawyers they claim colluded with Paul Ceglia in a fraudulent multibillion-dollar claim to half the social network.

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Facebook claimant loses bid to dismiss fraud charges

Paul Ceglia, the man who claims he’s entitled to half of Facebook Inc., lost a bid to throw out charges he faked a contract, destroyed evidence and created phony e-mails in a suit against the company’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

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Altria wins decision barring medical monitoring case

Smokers can’t use New York law to force tobacco giant Altria Group Inc.’s Philip Morris USA unit to pay for tests they claim would provide early detection of lung cancer, the state’s highest court ruled.

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Oil probe document disclosure won’t be delayed, court rules

Crude oil traders including Morgan Stanley and Royal Dutch Shell lost a bid to temporarily block disclosure of millions of trading records and other documents from a six-year U.S. probe while an appeals court hears the case.

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World Trade Center developer’s lawsuit thrown out

The judge ruled that the $4 billion real estate developer Larry Silverstein received in a 2007 settlement with World Trade Center insurers fully compensated him for any damages he could have claimed.

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