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• ANTITRUST Memory chip maker suit against chip designer fails SAN JOSE, CALIF. (AP) � A California federal jury has found that Rambus Inc. has not engaged in monopolistic behavior by patenting technologies that eventually became standard in memory chips. Rambus makes most of its money by licensing patented chip designs that were created by its engineers and used widely by other companies in their dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips. Chip makers Micron Technology Inc., Hynix Semiconductor Inc. and Nanya Technology Corp. sued Rambus in 2000, claiming patents held by Rambus for key technologies now included in their chips should be considered invalid. They said Rambus had engaged in illicit behavior in filing the patents for technologies used in DRAM chips. • BANKRUPTCY Citigroup pays creditors $1.66B, settles Enron suit NEW YORK (AP) � Citigroup Inc. has agreed to pay $1.66 billion to creditors of Enron Corp. who lost money when the energy trader collapsed in 2001. Citigroup was the last remaining defendant in what was known as the “Mega Claims” lawsuit, a bankruptcy suit filed in 2003 against 11 banks and brokerages. The filer, called Enron Creditors Recovery Corp., alleged that with the help of banks like Citigroup, Enron kept creditors in the dark about the company’s financial troubles by using shady accounting. The settlement � plus previous bank settlements and Enron’s subsequent release of $1.7 billion held in reserves � gives those creditors more than $5 billion. • GOVERNMENT Shipping contractor pays $28M for overbilling U.S. BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) � A New York federal judge has accepted a shipping contractor’s $28 million plea deal to settle charges that it repeatedly overbilled the Defense Department. Under a corporate plea deal in October 2007, National Air Cargo Inc. agreed to pay $28 million in fines, forfeitures and restitution. Prosecutors said National Air Cargo overcharged for military shipments from 1999 to 2005 by charging air rates for ground deliveries and claiming deliveries were made sooner than they actually were. • INTERNATIONAL TORTS Volvo to pay $20M to settle oil-for-food probe STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (AP) � A.B. Volvo has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice, according to which it will return nearly $9 million in profits that two of its subsidiaries made under the oil-for-food program in Iraq and pay fines totaling $11 million in return for avoiding prosecution. The agreement, filed in a District of Columbia federal court, charged that Renault Trucks and Volvo Construction Equipment A.B. engaged in conspiracies to commit wire fraud and to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. • MEDICAID Lilly pays Alaska $15M to settle Zyprexa suit NEW YORK (AP) � Eli Lilly and Co. and Alaska have announced a $15 million settlement in the state’s lawsuit over the use of the anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa in its Medicaid program. Alaska had sued Lilly seeking reimbursement of Medicaid funds spent on treating Zyprexa-related health problems, including weight gain, high blood sugar and diabetes. The settlement ends the case that began in Alaska state court this month. • RACE DISCRIMINATION Walgreen to pay $24M to settle racial bias suit EAST ST. LOUIS, ILL. (AP) � An Illinois federal judge has signed off on Walgreen Co.’s plan to pay $24 million to settle a lawsuit alleging racial bias at the drugstore chain. The lawsuit alleged Walgreen assigns black managers, management trainees and pharmacists to low-performing stores and to stores in black communities, and denies them promotions based on race. • REGULATORY ACTION Drug maker fined $10M for civil accounting fraud WASHINGTON (AP) � Canadian drug maker Biovail Corp. has agreed to pay a $10 million fine to resolve U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges of civil accounting fraud and deceiving investors and analysts. Biovail and senior executives “engaged in a pattern of systemic, chronic fraud” that distorted quarterly and annual reports filed over four years, the SEC said. • SHAREHOLDER SUIT Xerox pays $670M to settle securities lawsuit NEW YORK (AP) � Office equipment maker Xerox Corp. has settled a securities lawsuit dating back to 2000. The suit was filed on behalf of investors who bought Xerox stock between 1998 and 2002. Xerox will pay $670 million under the agreement and KPMG LLP, Xerox’s former auditor, will pay $80 million into a settlement fund.

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