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December 13, 2018 11:02 AM Top German court rules Uber limousine service illegal

KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany’s highest court ruled on Thursday that a defunct limousine service offered by Uber [UBER.UL] was illegal, in a setback for the U.S. ride-hailing company that has struggled to comply with the law in Europe’s largest economy. The Federal Court of Justice, handing down a final decision, upheld lower-court rulings in favor 113

December 5, 2018 7:01 AM Georgia minister convicted of child rape flees courthouse

ATLANTA – Authorities are searching for a Georgia minister convicted of child rape and molestation who fled an Atlanta courthouse before his conviction was handed down. Citing a Tuesday Fulton County District Attorney's Office statement, news outlets report 45-year-old Don Martin left the courthouse after five days of testimony and didn't return for closing 85

December 4, 2018 6:23 PM Doping: CAS imposes four-year ban on Russian curler Krushelnitsky

(Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) handed Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky a four-year ban on Tuesday following a positive dope test at the Pyeongchang Olympics in February. The Russian and his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova were stripped of their mixed doubles bronze at the time of the Games in South Korea after an in-competition 109

November 14, 2018 4:36 PM Exclusive: Sears finalizing $350 million bankruptcy loan with Great American

(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp (SHLDQ.PK) is finalizing a deal with financial firm Great American Capital Partners and other lenders for $350 million in critical bankruptcy financing that would keep the U.S. retailer open through the holidays, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The deal would increase an existing financing package from banks 102

October 17, 2018 7:59 PM Appeals court to hear U.S. Justice Department objection to AT&T deal on Dec. 6

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 6 in the Justice Department’s fight against AT&T Inc’s (T.N) $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner, the court said on Wednesday. The merger, which was announced in October 2016, closed on June 14 after a U.S. district court ruled the deal was legal under antitrust law. The Justice 78

October 9, 2018 6:35 PM Google challenges record $5 billion EU antitrust fine

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet unit Google (GOOGL.O) on Tuesday challenged a record 4.34-billion euro ($5 billion) fine imposed by European Union antitrust regulators three months ago for using its popular Android mobile operating system to thwart rivals. “We have now filed our appeal of the EC’s Android decision at the General Court of the EU,” Google 79

September 17, 2018 3:13 AM Guatemala court rules for return of chief of anti-graft body

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala’s constitutional court on Sunday made a provisional ruling by a unanimous vote to allow the chief of a United Nations-backed anti-graft body to return to the country, a judge told a news conference at the court. President Jimmy Morales last month announced the shuttering of the International Commission Against Impunity 62

September 11, 2018 7:26 PM EU Executive Arm Opposes France on Global ‘Right to be Forgotten’

European Commission argued that a global application would stretch privacy laws beyond their intended scope LUXEMBOURG—The European Union’s executive arm on Tuesday joined Alphabet Inc.’s Google and a group of free-speech advocates to oppose expanding the bloc’s “right to be forgotten” beyond European borders. In arguments before the EU’s top court 62

September 10, 2018 4:50 PM Fuel shippers request FERC to expedite hearing on Colonial Pipeline rates

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chevron, Valero and Delta Air Lines urged U.S. regulators to expedite a hearing on the fee structure of the largest fuel pipeline in the United States that they allege is costing them millions of dollars. Delays in a hearing on Colonial Pipeline’s rates by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is costing, “at a minimum 63

September 7, 2018 6:22 PM County says cross on county seal is historical not religious

PHILADELPHIA – Lawyers for a Pennsylvania county say it should be allowed to keep a Latin cross on its official seal because it represents the county's history. Lehigh County asked a federal appeals court panel during oral arguments Friday to reverse a federal judge's decision saying the county has to remove the cross from its seal because it's unconstitutional 63