Articles by Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg

Federal Judge Rejects Weinstein’s $18.9 Million Sex-Abuse Settlement

A federal judge won’t give preliminary approval to a proposed $18.9 million settlement between Harvey Weinstein and nine women who claim he sexually assaulted or abused them, saying the tentative deal isn’t fair to other women. U.S. District Judge Alvin …

Judge Quashes Peloton’s Countersuit in Music Copyright Case

Peloton Interactive Inc.’s attempt to fire back at music publishers who sued the exercise bike maker for copyright infringement was quashed by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote on Wednesday dismissed Peloton’s countersuit, which alleged that a trade …

Judge Tosses Ex-NFL Player’s Lawsuit Alleging Insufficient Benefits Disclosure

Hours before the kickoff of the pro football season, a judge moved to toss out a lawsuit by a former National Football League player who claims the league sends ex-players seeking disability benefits for head injuries through a maze of …

Alex and Ani Jeweler Alleges Lending Gender Bias by Bank

A few short years ago, jewelry maker Alex and Ani LLC was the public example of a happy Bank of America Corp. customer. Now, it’s suing the lender for more than $1 billion in damages and alleging discrimination. The female-led …

Weinstein’s Companies, Directors, Officers Off the Hook for Sexual Misconduct Claims

Harvey Weinstein’s former companies and their officers and directors were dismissed from a federal lawsuit filed by 10 women, who claim the firms and executives aided the alleged sexual misconduct that led to the movie mogul’s ouster. The women — …

Shareholder Suit Alleges Pizza Chain Papa John’s Hid Executives’ Misbehavior

Papa John’s International Inc. founder John Schnatter will be questioned by the pizza chain’s lawyers about his demand for internal files related to directors’ handling of his ouster from the company. Schnatter sued last month in Delaware Chancery Court for …

MGM Facing Boycott for Suing Las Vegas Shooting Victims

It took just minutes for the hashtag #BoycottMGMResorts to appear on Twitter, and for people to declare they would no longer patronize the largest casino owner on the Las Vegas Strip. “Was going to stay in November already changed my …

Court Overturns $663 Million Fraud Judgment Against Guardrail Maker Trinity

Trinity Industries Inc. won’t have to pay a $663 million judgment that was awarded in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the company defrauded the U.S. government with a faulty highway guardrail safety system. A federal appeals court in New Orleans Friday …

Wells Fargo Banks on Arbitration to Settle Fake Account Claims

Wells Fargo & Co. is trying to keep dozens of customers suing over bogus accounts opened by its employees out of court, saying they agreed to resolve any disputes in arbitration when they began doing business with the bank. The …

Greenberg Denies Getting Involved in Details of Reinsurance Deals

Maurice “Hank” Greenberg told a judge that he was just too busy to commit fraud. After 4 1/2 days of intense questioning by a government lawyer, Greenberg finally got to elaborate on his defense to civil fraud allegations through friendly …