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Qatar Airways has sued an Arabic news channel at the High Court in London for malicious falsehood, claiming it aired a misleading video. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

News Channel Fights Qatar Airways' Malicious Falsehood Suit

An Arabic news channel has denied claims by Qatar Airways that it broadcast a false video to create fear that the airline's flights could be shot down during an air blockade instituted by governments in the region over Qatar's alleged terrorism links.

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Clydesdale Bank Beats Fraud Lawsuit Over Property Valuation

A judge threw out a British businessman's fraud lawsuit against Clydesdale Bank on Friday after finding he had abused court rules by trying to revive allegations the lender exaggerated the value of commercial property. 

Banker Avoids Summons On Turkish Politician's Wife's Assets

A judge refused on Friday to issue a summons under contempt of court rules against a U.K. banker accused of acting inappropriately when he helped the wife of a jailed Turkish politician move her family's assets out of the country.

UK Makes Facebook Purge 16K Fake Review Accounts

Britain's antitrust watchdog said on Friday that its action has forced Facebook Inc. to take down 16,000 groups that were peddling false and misleading product reviews and also to suspend users caught engaging in the fake review trade.

Experian Widens Case Against Insurers Over Consumer Action

Experian PLC has expanded its high court battle with insurers as it seeks to recover more than $18 million it paid out in legal fees from mass consumer lawsuits by adding AIG and six underwriters and two new consumer disputes to the case.

Italian Police Bust €1B 'Mafia-Style' Tax Fraud Ring

Authorities in Italy have arrested 23 individuals while busting a fuel-tax fraud scheme that allowed "mafia-style" criminal gangs to avoid paying almost €1 billion ($1.2 billion) in fuel tax, the European Union's criminal justice agency has said.

SFO Launches Criminal Probe Into Car Leasing Business

The Serious Fraud Office said on Friday that it has arrested one person in a criminal investigation into an automobile financier that collapsed this year after authorities halted its business amid financial concerns. 

Greensill German Administrator Wins Asset Freeze In Australia

The insolvency administrator of Greensill Capital's German bank subsidiary has won proceedings in Australia to freeze assets at the country's branch of the supply-chain finance firm, in a bid to recover money for creditors.

Bookmaker Must Pay Out £1.7M Jackpot After Computer Glitch

Bookmaker Betfred must pay out £1.7 million ($2.3 million) to a customer even though an undetected computer glitch increased his chances of winning, after a London court found that the online gambling site's rules on voiding payments were unclear.

MPs Criticize Insurer's Managers On £530M Takeover Plans

Lawmakers have raised concerns that managers at Liverpool Victoria have "not been open and transparent" with policyholders about a structural change at the mutual insurer, which is being sold for £530 million ($728 million) to a private investor in the U.S.

Pensions Minister Urges Google To Crack Down On Scam Ads

Technology companies such as Google are failing consumers and should do more to tackle adverts placed by investment scammers, Britain's pensions minister has said.

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