Samsung wins Korean lawsuit over Galaxy Note7

Last year, a group of Galaxy Note7 owners filed a class action lawsuit against Samsung in South Korea. They sought KRW 300 thousand ($267) per person for the inconvenience called by the recall. Since then, the number of claimants has grown to 1,900 and the money to of KRW 935 million ($822,000 total, $433 per person.) Now a local court has ruled in favor of Samsung, saying that the recall and any inconvenience it might have caused was not “unacceptable”. A similar suit was filed against Samsung in the US, but that is still…

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Who Wins and Who Loses in the Latest G.O.P. Health Care Bill

A group protesting outside the St. Joseph, Mich., office of Representative Fred Upton on Wednesday. Mr. Upton has emerged as a crucial supporter of the latest effort to revive the G.O.P.’s health care bill.CreditDon Campbell/The Herald-Palladium, via Associated Press The American Health Care Act, which narrowly won passage in the House on Thursday, could transform the nation’s health insurance system and create a new slate of winners and losers. While the Senate will probably demand changes, this bill, if it becomes law in its current form, will repeal and replace…

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Critics’ Choice Awards: La La Land wins top prize

Musical movie La La Land has picked up eight awards at the Critics’ Choice Awards including best film. Damien Chazelle was named best director but the film’s stars, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, missed out on acting honours. Natalie Portman won best actress for her portrayal of former first US lady Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. Casey Affleck was named best actor for his role as a troubled caretaker in Manchester by the Sea. The best original screenplay award was tied between Chazelle for La La Land and Kenneth Lonergan for…

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Sogo operator Lifestyle International wins Kai Tak site for HK$7.39b

Sogo department store operator Lifestyle International Holdings has won a large commercial site in Kai Tak that could house the city’s first iconic twin towers. The Lands Department awarded the site to Lifestyle for HK$7. 39 billion, or HK$6,733 per square foot, the highest price for a government commercial site. “It sets a new benchmark for commercial land,” said Denis Ma, the head of research for Hong Kong at JLL. The price also broke the previous record for a site in Kwun Tong, which was sold for HK$5.8 billion, or…

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Clinton ‘wins Democratic nomination’

Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic Party nomination for US president after reaching the required number of delegates, according to AP. The news agency’s tally puts Mrs Clinton on 2,383 – the number needed to make her the presumptive nominee. She will become the first female nominee for a major US political party. But rival Bernie Sanders said Mrs Clinton had not won as she was dependent on superdelegates who could not vote until July’s party convention. Mrs Clinton reached the threshold with a big win in Puerto Rico and…

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