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GM recall costs rise as lawsuits multiply

General Motors Co. said recall and car-loan charges for this year rose 8 percent to $2.7 billion, as the company is hit almost daily with new lawsuits over the call-ins.

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GM hit with record $10 billion lawsuit for losses

General Motors Co. was hit with its biggest lawsuit so far over serial recalls, brought on behalf of drivers of 27 million vehicles seeking more than $10 billion in compensation for fallen car prices.

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Yahoo privacy suit lawyers want Google judge

Lawyers mounting privacy lawsuits over Yahoo! Inc.’s mail service are lining up to be heard by U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh after she ruled against Google Inc. in a case mirroring their clients’ accusations that Yahoo intercepted emails for its own gain without getting consent.

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LinkedIn hacking suit goes to judge with internet privacy focus

A lawsuit alleging LinkedIn Corp. hacked into subscriber e-mail contacts without their consent was assigned to a U.S. District Judge who is known for what Google Inc. called her “novel” approach to Internet privacy.

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Consumer bankruptcies could hit 1.4 million

Consumer bankruptcies show no sign of abating after rising more than a third this year and may hit 1.4 million by Dec. 31 as jobs are lost and loans are harder to get, according to the trade group American Bankruptcy ...

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GM has better case against creditors, lawyer says

General Motors Corp. has better legal arguments than creditors seeking to block this week’s planned sale of the carmaker’s best assets to a new entity, Chrysler lawyer Corinne Ball said. Ball, who works at Washington-based Jones Day, was the lead ...

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