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High court’s hospital merger ruling could spur antitrust challenges
A ruling this year by the Supreme Court in a hospital merger case could embolden federal regulators to bring more antitrust challenges against healthcare deals

Apple defeats publisher in IP case backed by lawsuit-funding firm
A small book publisher backed by a litigation-funding firm has lost a lawsuit against the technology giant alleging it infringed its “ibooks” trademark.

Prior bundling case emerges as key point in Cablevision-Viacom row
In its motion to dismiss, Viacom accuses the cable giant of making arguments contradicting those in a similar case that both companies successfully persuaded the courts to toss.

John Paulson hedge fund puts hotel unit in bankruptcy to escape lawsuit
The billionaire investor is trying to thwart a claims by a lender that it is owed tens of millions of dollars related to the recent sale of several luxury resorts.

U.S. charges eight in $45 mln cyber crime scheme
Prosecutors described the crime as one of the biggest bank heists in history.

Divided court tosses stock manipulation claims against investor
Investor Isaac Dweck had been accused of helping brokerage A.R. Baron defraud customers. The dismissal of the claims against him drew a sharp dissent from one of the judges.

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