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December 8, 1998 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first crack in the government's united front against Microsoft Corp., South Carolina said Monday that it will quit the antitrust case that accuses Microsoft of using predatory tactics to protect its software dominance. South Carolina Atty. Gen. Charles Condon said he decided to end his state's participation in the trial since America Online Inc.'s recently announced $4.2-billion bid to acquire Microsoft rival Netscape Communications Corp.
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December 8, 1998 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first crack in the government's united front against Microsoft Corp., South Carolina said Monday that it will quit the antitrust case that accuses Microsoft of using predatory tactics to protect its software dominance. South Carolina Atty. Gen. Charles Condon said he decided to end his state's participation in the trial since America Online Inc.'s recently announced $4.2-billion bid to acquire Microsoft rival Netscape Communications Corp.
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June 23, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
J. C. Penney Accused of Marking Up Jewelry Before Sales: A deceptive-pricing lawsuit against Penney charged that the nationwide retailer marks up jewelry prices before it has a sale, a contention the company denies. The lawsuit, filed by South Carolina's attorney general, is scheduled to go to trial today in Wake County Superior Court.
NEWS
March 5, 1998 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department opened another review Wednesday into the conduct of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, this one based on a complaint from South Carolina that he concealed perjury while defending the General Motors Corp. in lawsuits stemming from fatal car fires.
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March 5, 1998 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department opened another review Wednesday into the conduct of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, this one based on a complaint from South Carolina that he concealed perjury while defending the General Motors Corp. in lawsuits stemming from fatal car fires.
NEWS
January 22, 1995 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department is expected to sue California and possibly three other states Monday to obtain compliance with the federal "motor voter" law that enables people to register to vote when they apply for driver's licenses or social services, Administration sources said Saturday. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno and Deval Patrick, assistant attorney general for civil rights, are scheduled to announce the action at a press conference Monday. In December, California Gov.
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February 21, 1993 | from Associated Press
The Catawba Indian tribe voted overwhelmingly to accept a proposed $50-million settlement with state and federal officials Saturday, moving closer to resolving a 144,000-acre tribal land claim. The tribe approved the agreement on a 289-42 vote after a meeting at the Rock Hill Law Enforcement Center that lasted nearly three hours. The settlement must still be approved by Congress and the state Legislature.
NEWS
May 19, 1993 | LYN RIDDLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The $3 million to $25 million a year they might gain by opening a splashy bingo parlor looks enticing, but the Catawba Indians here say they will not follow scores of other tribes into such a business venture. Instead, Catawba Chief Gilbert Blue says, the tribe will invest the $50 million it expects to receive as settlement of its land claim in an industrial park, a museum and a replica of a historic Indian village.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2002 | Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would not hear arguments from onetime smokers who sought a share of the $246 billion in payments that tobacco companies must make under their 1998 settlements with the states. The justices refused to revive three lawsuits filed in West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The suits were among at least eight around the country claiming that the federal Medicaid statute entitles sick smokers to some of the settlement money.
NEWS
June 29, 2001 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spared a potentially devastating breakup by a federal appeals court, Microsoft Corp. still faces about 100 private antitrust suits with the potential to expose the software giant to billions of dollars in damages. Although state and federal judges have effectively dismissed about 40 private antitrust cases in the last year, more than 100 remain.
NEWS
January 22, 1995 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department is expected to sue California and possibly three other states Monday to obtain compliance with the federal "motor voter" law that enables people to register to vote when they apply for driver's licenses or social services, Administration sources said Saturday. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno and Deval Patrick, assistant attorney general for civil rights, are scheduled to announce the action at a press conference Monday. In December, California Gov.
NEWS
May 19, 1993 | LYN RIDDLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The $3 million to $25 million a year they might gain by opening a splashy bingo parlor looks enticing, but the Catawba Indians here say they will not follow scores of other tribes into such a business venture. Instead, Catawba Chief Gilbert Blue says, the tribe will invest the $50 million it expects to receive as settlement of its land claim in an industrial park, a museum and a replica of a historic Indian village.
NEWS
February 21, 1993 | from Associated Press
The Catawba Indian tribe voted overwhelmingly to accept a proposed $50-million settlement with state and federal officials Saturday, moving closer to resolving a 144,000-acre tribal land claim. The tribe approved the agreement on a 289-42 vote after a meeting at the Rock Hill Law Enforcement Center that lasted nearly three hours. The settlement must still be approved by Congress and the state Legislature.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
J. C. Penney Accused of Marking Up Jewelry Before Sales: A deceptive-pricing lawsuit against Penney charged that the nationwide retailer marks up jewelry prices before it has a sale, a contention the company denies. The lawsuit, filed by South Carolina's attorney general, is scheduled to go to trial today in Wake County Superior Court.
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