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Honda wins appeal of small-claims hybrid judgment

LOS ANGELES — A judge overturned a nearly $10,000 small claims judgment against American Honda Motor Co. that was won by a car owner who said the automaker misrepresented that her hybrid Civic could get 50 miles per gallon, according ...

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H. Russell Smouse: Exxon spill an ‘unfortunate accident?’ No, not hardly

Once again, the massive 2006 gasoline spill in the Jacksonville area of Baltimore County is making headlines. Recently the Maryland Court of Special Appeals reversed a jury verdict in the first case to be tried against Exxon Mobil Corp. for ...

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Maryland joins pending multibillion-dollar foreclosure settlement

Maryland stands to receive between $895 million and $959 million in benefits under a pending multibillion-dollar nationwide settlement with the five largest mortgage lenders over alleged foreclosure abuses, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Wednesday. Gansler joined the ranks of ...

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Supreme Court limits Wal-Mart sex bias case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court blocked the largest sex-discrimination lawsuit in U.S. history on Monday, siding with Wal-Mart and against up to 1.6 million female workers in a decision that makes it harder to mount large-scale bias claims against the ...

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Supreme Court lets Baycoll class action proceed; rules in four other cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will let two West Virginia residents revive a lawsuit against Bayer AG over its anti-cholesterol drug Baycol, which was withdrawn from the market in 2001 after reports of a severe and sometimes fatal muscle disorder. ...

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High court revives class action against Halliburton

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Halliburton Co. shareholders can pursue a class-action lawsuit claiming the oil services company inflated its stock price. The high court overturned a ruling against the shareholders, who want to represent all investors ...

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Justices impose limits on class actions

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the ability of people to combine forces and fight corporations together when they want to dispute contracts for cell phones, cable television and other services, a move consumer advocates called a crushing ...

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