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Apr 27, 2011

British health officials are reportedly suing consumer goods organization Reckitt Benckiser for the equivalent of more than $145 million over the supply of its heartburn drug Gaviscon, Reuters reports.

According to the news provider, the company was fined 10.2 million pounds in October by the Office of Fair Trading after it admitted to using its position in the country for the supply of the medication.

Reckitt reportedly admitted to infringing British competition law by withdrawing the original medication from Britain's National Health Service prescription service in 2005

Apr 15, 2011

Actress Sienna Miller was reportedly offered the equivalent of $163,000 by News Corp.'s UK unit to settle a lawsuit regarding allegations that journalists at the News of the World newspaper hacked into her mobile phone.

Bloomberg reports that the news corporation's attorney says the offer is more than the actress could expect to receive at a trial.

Apr 4, 2011

Given Imaging, an Israeli medical technology firm, announced recently that a German court ruled in its favor in a patent infringement lawsuit the company filed against South Korea-based IntroMedic.

Reuters reports that the court ruled IntroMedic violated two patents in relation to its capsule endoscopy system.

Mar 25, 2011

The Brazilian unit of Ford Motor Company recently filed a criminal lawsuit against the Brazilian management of competitor Nissan Motor Company for airing a commercial that claimed Ford charges customers too much money for hatchback vehicles.

Reuters reports that the commercial, which features two rappers dressed as Ford engineers showing off their profit money from the hatchbacks, was taken off national television on March 3 when Ford was given an injunction.

"All the luxury that I got, I got it with your money," the rappers in the commercial say, revealing their go

Mar 15, 2011

Pop musician Lady Gaga has reportedly threatened to file a lawsuit against an ice cream store in London over its breast milk ice cream that it calls "Baby Gaga," Reuters reports.

According to the news provider, Matt O'Connor, founder of The Icecreamists in London, said that Lady Gaga's attorneys had informed him of a potential lawsuit over the name of the ice cream.

"She's threatening to bankrupt us and she's also threatening me personally, saying she'll seize my personal assets and property," he said.

O'Connor reportedly d