Brazil spill prompts new deep-water drilling lawsuit

Mar 20, 2012
An oil spill off the coast of Brazil last November is the subject of a lawsuit this week. Brazil is suing Chevron and Transocean over the spill.

Yahoo suing Facebook over patent infringements

Mar 13, 2012
Yahoo is suing Facebook for violating patents that Yahoo owns. The patents in question aren't for obscure parts of Facebook's business.

Shell tries to skirt potential court challenges

Mar 1, 2012
The oil company hopes to avoid long delays in its plans to start offshore drilling in the Alaskan Arctic Ocean. But a preemptive lawsuit may create more problems than it solves.

Woman wins small claims suit against Honda

Feb 2, 2012
A Los Angeles woman sued the carmaker for saying that the Civic hybrid she bought could get 50 miles per gallon of gas, when the most she got was 42. She won $10,000 in court.
A flag with the Honda logo is displayed on brand new Honda car at Marin Honda on Dec. 2, 2011 in San Rafael, Calif. The carmaker lost a small claims suit this week regarding the gas mileage of its Civic hybrid.
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On 2nd anniversary of Madoff's Ponzi scheme arrest, son found dead

Dec 12, 2010
It's been two years since federal authorities hauled Bernie Madoff to lock-up for confessing to be the biggest con man in financial history. Thi...

MID-DAY UPDATE: T-day air travel and the economy

Nov 24, 2010
Hey all you travelers: Today and tomorrow may be a massive headache! Steve Chiotakis talked to George Hobica of airfarewatchdog.com about how all...