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  Gulf spill: BP to get record criminal fine  BP is set to receive a record fine of between $3bn and $5bn to settle criminal charges related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster US 'to sue banks over mortgages'
VW sued by US justice department  The department is suing Volkswagen over the emissions scandal that saw the German car giant fit software in millions of cars to cheat emissions tests General Motors fined $35m over recall  The US government fines General Motors $35m for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches   Apple victory in Samsung patent case  Apple has won a key patent case against rival Samsung at the US International Trade Commission (US ITC) US government sues Bank of America  The US government filed two lawsuits against Bank of America relating to fraud on $850m of mortgage-backed securities   Transocean agrees oil spill fine

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  Transocean, which owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, has agreed to a settlement with the US government

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  The US is planning to sue more than a dozen major banks for misrepresenting the quality of mortgages they sold during the housing bubble

  Five tobacco companies have sued FDA over a new law that would force them to place graphic health warnings on their cigarette packets
Mar.29 Wal-Mart 'sexism' case in court  U.S. Supreme Court: The US Supreme Court has been hearing evidence on whether the largest sex discrimination lawsuit in American history should go ahead

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Dec.15   U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
  The federal government joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill, seeking unlimited penalties
 The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in April killed 11 workers and spilled millions of barrels of oil over several months

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Feb.4 Court rejects $280bn tobacco case
  The government claim is accusing the country's biggest tobacco companies of covering up the effects of smoking

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Nov.1 Judge approves Microsoft settlement  The sanctions will be binding for at least 5 years, District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said Mar.18 Microsoft heads back to court  9 states still pursuing an antitrust case seek to persuade a judge of the merits of their argument

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Apr.4 Microsoft loses antitrust suit
  Microsoft is confident that it will eventually overturn the decision by a judge that it violated anti-monopoly laws

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