SETTLEMENT

  • US: Ebola victim's family, hospital reach settlement November 13, 2014

    Dallas: The hospital that treated the only Ebola patient to die in the United States will pay his relatives an undisclosed sum and create a charitable foundation in his name, the family's attorney said on Wednesday. The agreement heads off a potential lawsuit from relatives of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died...
  • 'Mars One' not ready to colonise humans on Red Planet October 15, 2014

    Washington: Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have questioned the technical feasibility of the 'Mars One' project that aims to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025. 'Mars One' is a non-profit organisation based in the Netherlands that has put forward conceptual plans to establish...
  • Over 20,000 Indians want to settle on Mars September 10, 2013

    Washington: India is ranked second in the list of countries whose people are interested in settling on Mars permanently, with as many as 20,747 applying for the opportunity being provided by a non-profit foundation. Mars One will establish a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet in 2023 and is in...
  • State Cabinet nod for restructuring of Settlement Operations August 16, 2013

    Jammu and Kashmir government, on Friday, accorded approval for reorganisation and restructuring of the institution of Settlement Operations in the state.The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. "As per the decision, a combined Settlement (Preparation and Upgradation of Records) and Land Records (Maintenance of...
  • US: Ranbaxy shares down on $ 500 mn fine May 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd shares were down over 1 per cent in early trade on Tuesday after the generic drugmaker pleaded guilty to US felony charges related to drug safety and will pay $500 million in civil and criminal fines. The settlement is its largestever with a generic drugmaker over drug...
  • Berlusconi calls divorce settlement judges 'feminist' January 9, 2013

    Rome: Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday hit out at a panel of three "feminist and communist" female judges for ruling that he owed his estranged wife 200,000 euros per day as part of a divorce settlement. On December 28, the newspaper Corriere della Sera said the divorce...
  • Berlusconi to pay 36 million euros divorce settlement December 28, 2012

    Rome: Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has agreed to pay his estranged wife Veronica Lario 100,000 euros a day as part of a divorce settlement, the daily Corriere della Sera said on Friday. The newspaper said the 36 millioneuroayear settlement, reached after three years of negotiations, was filed with...
  • Apple alleges Samsung sales result of copying August 14, 2012

    San Jose: Apple Inc is claiming that more than a quarter of Samsung Electronics' $30.4 billion in US smartphone and tablet sales result from copying of the iPhone and iPad or infringe on other patents, a damages expert for the US company said on Monday. The Silicon Valley company is demanding...
  • US finalises privacy settlement with Facebook August 11, 2012

    New York: The Federal Trade Commission voted to finalise its settlement with Facebook, resolving charges that the social network exposed details about users' lives without getting the required legal consent. Facebook Inc. agreed to submit to government audits of its privacy practices every other year for the next two decades. The...
  • As Chidambaram takes over as FM, Vodafone eyes tax settlement August 2, 2012

    Finance Ministry sources have said that Vodafone has indicated interest to settle the Rs 11,000 crore tax dispute. ...
  • Visa, MasterCard in $ 6 bn settlement over card fees July 14, 2012

    New York: Visa, MasterCard and major banks agreed to pay retailers at least $6 billion to settle a longrunning lawsuit that alleged the card issuers conspired to fix the fees that stores pay to accept credit cards. As part of the settlement, announced late Friday, stores from Rite Aid to...
  • Glaxo settles healthcare fraud case for $3 billion July 3, 2012

    Washington: GlaxoSmithKline Plc agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges and pay $3 billion to settle what government officials on Monday described as the largest case of healthcare fraud in US history. The agreement, which still needs court approval, would resolve allegations that the British drugmaker broke US laws in...
  • Credit boom stokes risks in emerging markets: BIS June 24, 2012

    London: Loose global monetary conditions are stoking credit and asset price booms in some emerging markets that could lead to a new financial crisis, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) warned on Sunday. Such a boomandbust cycle might have severe global repercussions, not least due to the increased weight of emerging...
  • Yahoo, Facebook seek more time for settlement talks June 21, 2012

    California: Yahoo Inc and Facebook Inc believe settlement talks in a high profile patent lawsuit would be helped if a US judge pushed back certain deadlines in the case, according to a court filing on Tuesday. Yahoo sued Facebook earlier this year, claiming the social networking company infringed 10 of Yahoo's...
  • Dutch private firm plans to colonise Mars by 2023 June 5, 2012

    London: NASA's road map for reaching Mars may be in flux, but a private Dutch space firm has announced it wants to colonize Mars and plans to send four astronauts to the Red Planet to start operations by 2022. MarsOne, founded by a Dutch energy entrepreneur, claimed that a new crew...
  • Loop Telecom seeks compensation for cancelled 2G licence May 29, 2012

    Loop Telecom moved the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) on Tuesday for compensation for its cancelled 2G licence. ...
  • US judge sends Apple, Samsung to settlement talks April 18, 2012

    San Francisco: Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd agreed that their chief executives would participate in settlement talks to try to resolve a patent lawsuit over smartphone and tablet technology, according to a court filing. Apple sued Samsung in the United States last year, saying the South Korean company's Galaxy...
  • UK's Clegg says Israeli settlements 'vandalism' January 17, 2012

    London: Britain's deputy prime minister accused Israel today of carrying out "deliberate vandalism" by continuing to build settlements on land the Palestinians hope will form part of a future state. In an escalation of Britain's previous condemnations of Israeli construction, Nick Clegg warned that continued settlement building is jeopardising prospects for...
  • Facebook near privacy settlement with FTC: Report November 11, 2011

    San Francisco: Facebook is finalising a settlement with federal regulators over changes to its privacy policies enacted two years ago, the Wall Street Journal reported. The proposed settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission would resolve charges by privacy advocates that Facebook engaged in deceptive behavior. The settlement, which is awaiting...
  • UN says new Israel settlement plans 'unacceptable' October 15, 2011

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon criticised Israel on Friday over reports that it plans to build 2,600 more housing units in East Jerusalem, saying further settlement activity was 'unacceptable'. "The Secretary General is deeply concerned at continued efforts to advance planning for new Israeli settlements in occupied East...
  • FIH rejects interim settlement between HIIHF July 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday dealt a major blow to Sports Ministry's effort of reconciliation between Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation by rejecting the interim "working relationship" between the two warring bodies. The FIH said that it was "surprised and disappointed" to learn about the temporary...
  • Land Bill: irrigated land won't be acquired July 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The Land Acquisition Presettlement and Rehabilitation Bill 2011 suggests that under no circumstances should multicropped, irrigated land be acquired. The government put the Land Acquisition Presettlement and Rehabilitation Bill 2011 in public domain on Friday. The draft bill is now available on the Press Information Bureau website. The draft...
  • Facebook wins dismissal of 2nd Winklevoss case July 23, 2011

    New York: Facebook Inc won a dismissal of a second lawsuit by the Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss seeking to boost their $ 65 million settlement with the company and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. US District Judge Douglas Woodlock in Boston dismissed litigation over the accord, three months...
  • 'Kashmir settlement no precondition for UN seat' September 29, 2010

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday dismissed suggestions that settlement of Kashmir issue was a precondition set by the US for a permanent seat at the UN Security Council (UNSC), saying that there was no linkage between the two. "There cannot be any links. They are two different aspects and on...
  • Goldman Sachs to pay $ 550 mn as fine July 16, 2010

    Washington/New York: Goldman Sachs Group Inc agreed to pay $ 550 million to settle civil fraud charges over how it marketed a subprime mortgage product, ending months of negotiations that rattled the bank's clients and investors. The US Securities and Exchange Commission said the penalty was the largest ever for...
  • Judge delays hearing in $125 mn Google deal September 25, 2009

    San Francisco: A judge delayed a hearing on a $125 million deal that would allow Google Inc to create a massive digital library. In a twopage order on Thursday, US District Judge Denny Chin postponed the fairness hearing scheduled for October 7 regarding a controversial settlement between Google and groups representing...
  • Google talking to DOJ on books settlement: report September 17, 2009

    San Fransisco/Washington: Google Inc and a group of authors and publishers are in talks with the US Justice Department about possibly modifying an agreement struck on last October to publish millions of books online, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. The settlement involved Google paying $125 million to create a Book Rights...
  • Israeli PM agrees to demilitarised Palestinian 'state' June 15, 2009

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday endorsed a Palestinian state beside Israel for the first time, reversing himself in the face of US pressure but attaching conditions like demilitarisation that the Palestinians swiftly rejected. A week after President Barack Obama's address to the Muslim world, Netanyahu said the Palestinian...
  • Madonna, Ritchie settle children's custody deal March 13, 2009

    London: Pop diva Madonna and exhusband Guy Ritchie have reached a deal in their custody battle finalising an agreement, which will see the couple's children living in America with their mother. The couple's sixyear marriage ended last year and they quickly thrashed out a settlement in British court, reportedly agreeing to...
  • Watch: Material girl Madge makes Ritchie rich December 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Pop singer Madonna's divorce with British filmmaker Guy Ritchie has made him richer by almost $ 75 million dollars, making it one of the most expensive celebrity splits ever. ...