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SEC looks to economists for legal cover

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is taking extra steps to bulletproof its rulemaking, after U.S. appeals court judges, Republican lawmakers and government watchdogs have criticized how the agency measures the economic impact of its rules.
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Apple Wins Partial Victory over HTC in U.S. Patent Fight

Apple Inc scored a narrow victory against Taiwan's HTC Corp in their smartphone patent battle after the International Trade Commission ruled HTC infringed on only one of four patents at the center of the case brought by Apple.
Proof that racial tension still permeates society, a Caucasian Ohio landlord found to have discriminated against an African-American teenage girl by posting a "Public Swimming Pool, White Only" sign at a duplex swimming pool is urging the Ohio C

Ohio Landlord Posts 'White Only' Sign, Says Girl's Hair Chemicals Ruin Pool

Proof that racial tension still permeates society, a Caucasian Ohio landlord found to have discriminated against an African-American teenage girl by posting a Public Swimming Pool, White Only sign at a duplex swimming pool is urging the Ohio Civil Rights Commission to reconsider its decision, according to reports.
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AT&T in talks with Leap about divestitures: report

AT&T is in talks with Leap Wireless International about a potential sale of some assets to the smaller operator in a last ditch effort to gain regulatory approval for AT&T's proposed T-Mobile USA purchase, according to a New York Times report.
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AT&T to offer bigger asset sale to save T-Mobile deal

AT&T Inc is considering an offer to divest a significantly larger portion of assets than it had initially expected, in order to salvage its $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA, Bloomberg reported citing a person familiar with the plan.
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Deutsche Telekom, AT&T withdraw FCC application

Deutsche Telekom and AT&T withdrew their application for approval by the Federal Communications Commission of a planned $39 billion deal for T-Mobile USA to focus on obtaining the green light from the Department of Justice.

AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Review May Extend Past DoJ's Trial Date: Analyst

In a latest development regarding the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, a Wall Street analyst said the federal communications commission (FCC) chairman may be positioning to send the AT&T / T-Mobile USA merger to an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Review ahead of Dept. of Justice (DoJ) court action.
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Are Android’s Days Numbered?

The patent battle Apple has engaged with Android OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) can have extremely grave consequences including ban on the disputed Android products, which could mean anything between a complete wipe-out to decreased US market share, to the Google's mega-hit mobile OS.
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ITC Ruling Says Key Android Codes Infringe Apple Patents: Will Google’s Mega-hit OS See Past 2011?

Google's Android Operating System is in serious trouble with the ITC ruling which says Android-run HTC devices infringe two of ten Apple patents in an initial determination by an administrative law judge (ALJ). These determinations will undergo review by the six-member Commission, the highest decision-making body at the ITC, to reach the final decision, with the target date of the final Commission decision set for December 6, 2011.
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Rajat Gupta to Pursue Lawsuit Against SEC

Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director, can proceed with a suit claiming the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission violated his rights when it filed an administrative action accusing him of passing illegal stock tips and thereby denying him a jury trial, reports say.
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Kodak loses a round in suit against Apple, RIM

A U.S. International Trade Commission judge has issued an initial determination that Eastman Kodak Co's patent claim against Apple Inc and Research In Motion Ltd is invalid, Kodak said.

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