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Actor Tom Cruise carries his daughter Suri. ©Reuters/Andrew Burton
Tom Cruise settles lawsuit over 'abandoning' daughter

Tom Cruise has reached a settlement with a magazine publisher he sued for $50 million in libel damages over claims he abandoned his daughter Suri after his divorce, the star's lawyer said Friday.

Tom Cruise settles lawsuit over 'abandoning' daughter
©Reuters/Gary Cameron
Australia deli sued over 'semen' in bottled water

An Australian woman is suing a deli after drinking bottled water that allegedly contained semen, lawyers said Friday, with claims that DNA showed it matched the owner of the business.

Australia deli sued over 'semen' in bottled water
Chinese star wins US website apology over sex claims
Chinese star wins US website apology over sex claims

A US-based Chinese news agency has apologized to award-winning actress Zhang Ziyi for claiming she slept with top Chinese officials for money and gifts, a publicist said Wednesday.

Chinese star wins US website apology over sex claims
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Chinese companies owe $1.6 million in payments to their Kazakhstan employees

Kazakh-Chinese company AktobeMunaiGas owes more than 250 million tenge ($1.6 million) to its Kazakhstan staff.

Chinese companies owe $1.6 million in payments to their Kazakhstan employees
©Reutrers/Bazuki Muhammad
Taiwan firm sues Samsung for patent infringement

A Taiwanese electronics company said Wednesday it has filed a lawsuit against South Korean tech giant Samsung for allegedly infringing on its optics technology patents.

Taiwan firm sues Samsung for patent infringement
Photo a courtesy of RIA Novosti
EU countries resist extradition of fugitive Kazakhstan tycoons

Some of the EU countries are resisting extradition of fugitive Kazakhstan tycoon.

EU countries resist extradition of fugitive Kazakhstan tycoons
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A controversy surrounding property confiscation of Kazakhstan's fugitive tycoons

Kazakhstan wants to start confiscating property of fugitive tycoons without getting a court verdict.

A controversy surrounding property confiscation of Kazakhstan's fugitive tycoons
Dias Kadyrbaev and Azamat Tazhayakov at the court. Photo ©REUTERS
Arrested Kazakhstan students in Boston transferred to same cell

Imprisoned in USA, Dias Kadyrbaev and Azamat Tazhayakov have been transferred to the same cell after months of solitary confinement.

Arrested Kazakhstan students in Boston transferred to same cell
Photo courtesy of jazzyhat.com
ENRC calls Kazakhstan inspector Darkwing Duck and promisses to sue him

ENRC corporation is threatening to sue an environmental inspector from Pavlodar Oblast.

ENRC calls Kazakhstan inspector Darkwing Duck and promisses to sue him
Lawsuit after 6 million bottles of Aussie wine down drain
Lawsuit after 6 million bottles of Aussie wine down drain

Global drinks giant Treasury Wine Estates was Monday facing a class-action lawsuit from Australian shareholders after oversupply issues forced six million bottles of wine to be poured down the drain.

Lawsuit after 6 million bottles of Aussie wine down drain
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Execution drugs spark controversy as supplies dwindle

The US is turning to new drugs for lethal injections as supplies of the current standard dwindle, sparking lawsuits from death row prisoners that the changes will cause undue suffering.

Execution drugs spark controversy as supplies dwindle
Jury finds Jackson promoter not liable for icon's death
Jury finds Jackson promoter not liable for icon's death

A California jury on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by Michael Jackson's family seeking massive damages from tour promoter AEG Live over the pop legend's 2009 death.

Jury finds Jackson promoter not liable for icon's death
Australian tycoon to sue Murdoch, claims wife 'Chinese spy'
Australian tycoon to sue Murdoch, claims wife 'Chinese spy'

Flamboyant Australian billionaire Clive Palmer on Thursday said he plans to sue Rupert Murdoch over unflattering allegations and claimed the media mogul's estranged wife is a Chinese spy.

Australian tycoon to sue Murdoch, claims wife 'Chinese spy'
©REUTERS/Pichi Chuang
Microsoft joins Google in US spying suit

Microsoft on Friday said that a battle to shed light on secret US government requests for Internet user data would play out in court after failed peace talks.

Microsoft joins Google in US spying suit
©REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
US judge approves $20 mn settlement in Facebook suit

A US judge on Monday approved a deal in which Facebook will pay $20 million for using members "likes" as endorsements for ads.

US judge approves $20 mn settlement in Facebook suit
Airlines vow to fight US move to block merger
Airlines vow to fight US move to block merger

Lawyers for US Airways and American Airlines voiced confidence Wednesday that they can defeat the US suit to prevent their merger, but allowed that a negotiated deal was also possible.

Airlines vow to fight US move to block merger
US sues to block US Airways-American Airlines merger
US sues to block US Airways-American Airlines merger

The US Justice Department and several states sued Tuesday to block the $11 billion merger between American Airlines and US Airways, saying it would reduce competition and push up fares.

US sues to block US Airways-American Airlines merger
©REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Brazil sues Samsung over poor working conditions

Brazil has filed a lawsuit against Samsung alleging poor working conditions at a factory in the Amazon and is demanding more than $100 million in damages.

Brazil sues Samsung over poor working conditions
Vassiliy Rozinov. ©vipvkurske.com
European banks claiming 18 million Euro from Kazakhstan tycoon

Hearings on the case of several European banks against major Kazakhstan's Ivolga-Holding over 18 million Euro will start on August 29.

European banks claiming 18 million Euro from Kazakhstan tycoon
©REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
US sues Bank of America for fraud over mortgage bonds

The US government on Tuesday sued Bank of America for defrauding investors in the sale of $850 million in mortgage-backed securities ahead of the housing bust.

US sues Bank of America for fraud over mortgage bonds