Mar 24, 2015

U.S. broadband trade group sues FCC over net neutrality rules

A U.S. trade group representing broadband providers on Monday appealed in court the Federal Communications Commission’s recently approved net neutrality rules, marking the first of several anticipated legal challenges. U.S. Telecom has filed the lawsuit against the FCC in the U.S. Court of Appeals ...

Mar 12, 2015

AP sues State Department, seeking access to Clinton records

The Associated Press on Wednesday sued the U.S. State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. The legal action follows repeated requests filed under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act have ...

NSA sued by Wikimedia, rights groups over mass surveillance

Mar 11, 2015

NSA sued by Wikimedia, rights groups over mass surveillance

The U.S. National Security Agency was sued on Tuesday by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of its mass surveillance programs that they said violates Americans’ privacy and makes individuals worldwide less likely to share sensitive information. The lawsuit filed in federal court in ...

Suntory sues Asahi over nonalcoholic beer patent

Mar 10, 2015

Suntory sues Asahi over nonalcoholic beer patent

Suntory Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against rival Asahi Breweries Ltd. to suspend sales and production of nonalcoholic beer-flavored drinks, claiming Asahi infringed on a Suntory patent. Asahi, which insisted Suntory’s patent was invalid, said it would fight the claim, ...

Mar 6, 2015

State sues Okinawa over document disclosure without consent

The central government has sued the Okinawa Prefectural Government to nullify its decision to disclose documents including an accord on joint use of a road in Okinawa without the consent of the Japanese and U.S. governments, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. The central government ...

Feb 19, 2015

2,100 Japanese sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories

More than 2,100 Japanese, including three living in the United States, filed a lawsuit against the Asahi Shimbun Co. on Wednesday, demanding that the newspaper publisher run advertisements in major U.S. and European dailies to apologize for its past stories about its “comfort women” ...

French baby-swap families win €2 million in damages

Feb 11, 2015

French baby-swap families win €2 million in damages

Two French families whose babies were switched at birth more than 20 years ago won nearly €2 million in compensation on Tuesday. A court in the southern town of Grasse ordered the clinic at the center of the mix-up in the French Riviera city ...