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Facebook CEO: 'We' Did Not Sign Contract

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday dismissed the notion that he, or more precisely "we," ever signed a contract that could ultimately give ownership of his social networking company to New York businessman Paul Ceglia.

Legal Briefing: Court Gives the OK for 'Indecency' on TV

When the FCC decided in 2004 to start fining broadcasters over the use of fleeting expletives, the agency became a caricature of a state censor. Now, the Second Circuit has ruled that the 'indecency' policy was unconstitutionally vague. So what's next for dirty words?

Why Going Private Could Be Barnes & Noble's Best Bet

With its stock plunging and the trial between key shareholder Ron Burkle and top company executives about to take place in court, signs point ever more clearly to the possibility that Barnes & Noble will go private. And that just might be the best step for the company to take.

AstraZeneca Stock Jumps After Court Ruling on Crestor

AstraZeneca shares surged by almost 9% Tuesday after the company scored a win in court regarding the patent for its cholesterol treatment, Crestor. The ruling means that AstraZeneca won't have to worry about generic competition for its multibillion-dollar statin until 2016.

Jury Duty Economics: The High Cost of Justice

Jurors get paid a pittance to serve -- certainly not enough to make up for lost wages. The right to a trial by our peers may be a pillar of our democracy, but in this era of high underemployment, the pay cut associated with missing work to do your civic duty is cutting deeper than ever.

Legal Briefing: eBay Didn't Infringe Tiffany's Trademark

In a case that may echo into the Google/YouTube v. Viacom copyright showdown, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that eBay is not liable to Tiffany's for trademark infringement, despite the significant volume of counterfeit Tiffany goods auctioned on the site.

Legal Briefing: Major Law Firm Abetted 'Nigerian' Scam

Two Baker Hostetler partners helped defraud nine investors of over $1 million in a classic version of the famous Nigerian email scam. Investors were told their money was needed to pay the taxes on $14.5 million held in nation of Burkina Faso, after which, the fortune would be released.

Teen Gets 15 Years for Facebook Blackmail Scheme

A Wisconsin teen was sentenced to 15 years in prison for using Facebook to blackmail classmates into having sex with him. Anthony Stancl, 19, pleaded guilty in December to two felonies, including repeated sexual assault of a child. Stancl was 18-years old at the times of his crimes.

Craigslist Vs. eBay in Delaware

The two Internet pioneers are facing off in a legal battle is as old as commerce itself -- a business deal gone sour. How much power eBay has on Craiglist's board of directors is the issue being hammered out in a trial that began Monday.