Business Law

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Nov 19, 2010

A woman claiming that she was passed over for a promotion because of her gender has sparked a class-action suit against Wal-Mart over discriminatory employment practices, reports Businessweek.

The class-action suit, which represents more than one million female employees of Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and associated stores, alleges that women are paid less than men for the same work and were not given equal opportunity to apply for management positions.

"Wal-Mart's promotion system departed very substantially from what virtually every other large company at this time wa

Nov 11, 2010

Microsoft has decided to escalate its legal battle with Motorola with a lawsuit that accuses the phone manufacturer of charging inflated royalties for technology used in Microsoft's Xbox gaming system, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Seattle, comes after another recent suit filed by the software giant against its former partner.

Nov 2, 2010

Google has filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department claiming it favored competitor Microsoft when it considered bids for a new email system based on the web, the Washington Post reports.

In the lawsuit, filed recently with the U.S.

Oct 22, 2010

A former manager of an Ameriprise branch office in Pennsylvania has filed a federal whistelblower lawsuit, claiming he was fired in retaliation for complaining of "fraud, forgery and other practices" at the company, the Star Tribune reports.

According to the news provider, New Jersey native Michael Loscalso began working at the firm in 1989, eventually rising to the position of branch manager and registered principal.

Oct 12, 2010

Dell Computer has settled a long-running lawsuit over a defect that affected nearly 12 million machines, Consumer Affairs reports.

The lawsuit, which was originally filed by Advanced Internet Technologies (AIT) in 2007, alleged that Dell knew that at least 11.8 million of its desktop computers had defects, but decided to ship them anyway and told employees to not discuss the issue.

The suit dealt with Dell OptiPlex models that had capacitors manufactured by Nichicon, a Japanese company.