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Family awarded damages for Chinese-made drywall

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge yesterday awarded more than $164,000 to a Louisiana family whose home was ruined by Chinese-made drywall and said the tainted material must be removed. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon’s latest ruling comes less than a month after he awarded $2.6 million to seven Virginia families. His earlier decision was the first of its kind ...

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Court rules against Wal-Mart

SAN FRANCISCO — A divided federal appeals court in San Francisco says Wal-Mart Stores Inc. must face a massive class-action lawsuit that claims the world’s largest private employer discriminates against women workers. The 6-5 ruling by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on yesterday exposes the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer to billions in damages if it loses the case at ...

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Court to rule in beach ownership dispute

OCEAN SPRINGS — State and local officials are awaiting a court ruling on who owns East Beach in Ocean Springs — waterfront property owners or taxpayers. A project to build a 3,470-foot-long, 6-1/2-foot-wide sidewalk was halted when residents Judge Neil Harris and Buddy Gunn challenged the project in a Hinds County Chancery Court. The suit was filed in Hinds County ...

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Charles Schwab to pay $200M to settle lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO — Charles Schwab will pay $200 million to resolve a federal class action lawsuit filed by investors who say the financial holding company misled them over the safety of mortgage-backed securities. If approved by the court, the settlement announced today will result in a retroactive charge that would nearly eliminate the first-quarter profit that the discount broker posted ...

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Judge rules to keep Eaton charges

JACKSON — A federal judge has refused to dismiss criminal charges five former Eaton Aerospace engineers in a trade secrets case. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Dowdy tells The Clarion-Ledger that once a civil case involving the former employees is done, the criminal trial will be held. In a seven-page order issued in March, U.S. District Judge William Barbour Jr. let ...

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Healthcare lawsuit could be filed next month

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour says it will probably be mid-May when he joins a multi-state lawsuit challenging a federal health care overhaul. More than a dozen other states have already joined the federal suit filed by Florida. Republican Barbour originally asked Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood to represent Mississippi. Hood said April 9 that Barbour could hire a private ...

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Supreme Court rules in hockey dispute

TUPELO — The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that several allegations in a lawsuit over an $850,000 debt related to the now-defunct Tupelo T-Rex hockey team should be reviewed by a Lee County judge. The Supreme Court dismissed some claims by R.W. Whitaker and Monty Fletcher, saying the statute of limitations had run. Justices, however, said issues remained to be ...

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Hood gives go-ahead to healthcare lawsuit

Mississippi’s Democratic attorney general said Friday he would not try to stop the Republican governor from joining a multi-state lawsuit challenging a federal health care overhaul. Gov. Haley Barbour says he intends to join the lawsuit when the lead state, Florida, amends its original court filing. It’s not clear when that might happen. In late March, Barbour asked Hood to ...

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Port of New Orleans joins class-action lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS — The Port of New Orleans has entered a class-action lawsuit claiming that a group of distributors of marine products engaged in price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracies. New Orleans CityBusiness says the Port of Galveston, Texas, and Houston-based OSG Lightering, an energy transportation firm, are co-plaintiffs in the suit. The federal suit was filed March 30 in Los Angeles. ...

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