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Nov 30, 2011

A privacy complaint that was filed by the Federal Trade Commission against Facebook was recently settled by the social networking company.

The FTC alleged Facebook made private information public on the social networking site.

Nov 23, 2011

A lawsuit filed against Savannah State University by its former football coach, Robby Wells, was recently dismissed after the two sides settled.

Wells filed the lawsuit against the historically black school for firing him because of racial prejudice.

Nov 17, 2011

The NBA lockout recently took a turn for the worse. With games cancelled up until December 15, the NBA players rejected an offer from the owners and filed an antitrust lawsuit against the league.

Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and a handful of other players filed the lawsuit at federal courts in Oakland and Minneapolis on November 15, alleging the NBA violated antitrust laws and tried to manipulate players by forcing them to take considerable reductions in salary and compensation.

"The big catch there is courts move very slowly," said Paul D.

Nov 8, 2011

Former clients of Bernie Madoff have filed a $19 billion lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase, alleging the bank knew about Madoff's schemes and covered up fraud.

A lawsuit filed by the trustee liquidating Madoff's former business, Irving Picard, was recently thrown out by a judge on the basis that only the victims can bring claims, leading to the lawsuit the new lawsuit being filed.

"JPMC chose to enable Madoff's fraud, not just through the various ways it participated in his activity, but by helping to cover Madoff's naked theft with the imprimatur of a glob

Nov 8, 2011

Andy Samberg, of NBC's long-running show "Saturday Night Live," is facing a copyright infringement charge, following allegations by a St.