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Business never stops, so it’s important to have a timely source of information on developments in the business world. In today’s marketplace, businesses not only have to contend with market forces, but they also have to comply with regulations and protect themselves against any number of potential legal liabilities. FindLaw’s Business News is the leading source of news concerning developments in business law and regulations, with articles by FindLaw writers and attorneys knowledgeable in the field. These reports will help businesses stay on the leading edge and keep one step ahead of their competitors.

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  • Google-backed Magic Leap alleges workers stole its secrets

    Fri, 27 May 2016 20:26:10 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Artificial reality startup Magic Leap is accusing two Silicon Valley employees of stealing the closely guarded secrets behind its technological tricks.

  • Air France workers on trial for assaulting executives

    Fri, 27 May 2016 11:02:54 GMT

    BOBIGNY, France (AP) — A French judge postponed a trial Friday against Air France workers accused of tearing the shirts off airline executives in a violent protest, apparently fearing it could enflame tensions amid nationwide strikes over France's labor system.

  • US investigating Chinese steelmakers in trade secrets case

    Fri, 27 May 2016 07:23:26 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. regulators are investigating whether Chinese steelmakers used stolen American trade secrets in a case that adds to tensions over accusations Beijing is flooding global markets with low-cost steel.

  • Tech billionaire is unlikely Hulk Hogan ally in Gawker fight

    Thu, 26 May 2016 23:56:15 GMT

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has an unlikely ally in his corner for his courtroom cage match with Gawker — a high-tech billionaire with a long-standing grudge against the news-and-gossip site.

  • Jury sides with Google in closely watched copyright case

    Thu, 26 May 2016 21:22:18 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal jury has sided with Google in a $9 billion legal battle with tech industry rival Oracle, a complex copyright case that was closely watched in Silicon Valley.

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    Thu, 26 May 2016 21:16:01 GMT


  • Tax fraud police search McDonald's French headquarters

    Thu, 26 May 2016 20:27:51 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — French police have searched McDonald's headquarters outside Paris after a probe was opened for alleged aggravated tax fraud and money-laundering against the local branch of the fast-food company.

  • Court upholds $3M judgment against Gerber Products Co.

    Thu, 26 May 2016 20:11:13 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A sharply divided Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said a baby food manufacturer must pay more than $3 million to workers for the time they spent dressing and undressing into uniforms and protective gear.

  • The Latest: In Gawker fight, Hogan has billionaire in corner

    Thu, 26 May 2016 10:02:56 GMT

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker (all times local):

  • 3rd person charged in investigation of coal exec's death

    Thu, 26 May 2016 00:33:33 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A third person was charged Wednesday in the death of former coal executive Bennett Hatfield.

  • Feds: Company hasn't done enough to end slow-motion oil leak

    Wed, 25 May 2016 16:17:40 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Justice Department is urging a federal court to let government regulators decide if a New Orleans company has done enough to end an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that began nearly 12 years ago and could last another century.

  • The Latest: Worker's widow not aware of contact with suspect

    Wed, 25 May 2016 14:49:06 GMT

    LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of an heating oil company worker in Londonderry, New Hampshire (all times local):

  • Investigators seek motive in slaying of ex-coal executive

    Wed, 25 May 2016 14:41:22 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sheriff says investigators are trying to determine a motive in the fatal shooting of a former coal company executive at a cemetery where the businessman's wife is buried.

  • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's accounting in SEC probe

    Wed, 25 May 2016 13:56:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it is under investigation by U.S. regulators in connection with its accounting practices.

  • Prosecution, defense offer opposite views of Alabama speaker

    Wed, 25 May 2016 08:39:53 GMT

    OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers offered jurors opposing views of Alabama House speaker Mike Hubbard as he went on trial on felony ethics charges.

  • AGs: Pelvic mesh implants caused dire complications

    Wed, 25 May 2016 08:37:01 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state and California have sued Johnson & Johnson, saying that for years the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold to repair pelvic collapse.

  • Today in History

    Wed, 25 May 2016 04:01:10 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, May 25, the 146th day of 2016. There are 220 days left in the year.

  • With loss to Cinemark, theater victims have few options

    Fri, 20 May 2016 22:37:24 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Victims' loss in a civil trial over whether a Colorado movie theater should have done more to prevent a mass shooting leaves them with dwindling options as they seek damages for their suffering.

  • Anheuser-Busch faces fine in Seattle 'pay-to-play' probe

    Fri, 20 May 2016 21:01:41 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — The company that produces Budweiser is facing a $150,000 fine and a three-day suspension after an investigation showed it violated Washington State's "pay-to-play" rules.

  • Things to know about California oil spill a year ago

    Fri, 20 May 2016 20:28:50 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The one-year anniversary of an oil spill on the California coast was no celebration for the company responsible for the corroded pipe that sprung a leak and dumped more than 120,000 gallons of crude. The occasion was marked by action from state prosecutors and federal regulators, who concluded investigations of Plains All American Pipeline and the spill blamed for killing scores of birds and sea lions and soiling pristine Santa Barbara County beaches.

  • New Hampshire a big step closer to getting $236M from Exxon

    Fri, 20 May 2016 18:43:58 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is a big step closer to getting a $236 million judgment after the U.S. Supreme Court said this week it wouldn't hear Exxon Mobil's appeal regarding its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in the state.