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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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  • Atlantic City boardwalk chair company boss guilty

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:34:52 GMT

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a company that operates rolling chairs on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, has pleaded guilty to defrauding the IRS out of nearly $120,000.

  • Study: Mislabeled shrimp at restaurants, grocers

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:36:14 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ever thought that big, pink Gulf coast shrimp you ordered at the restaurant or bought from the store didn't taste juicy or salty enough?

  • Murray adds 100M tons to Illinois' coal holdings

    Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:24:40 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A leading U.S. coal company is adding roughly 100 million more tons of reserves and other resources to its southern Illinois portfolio, broadening its operations months after decrying federal regulation of the industry.

  • Houston bus owner gets probation in 2008 crash

    Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:27:07 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a Houston bus company who was charged after a 2008 crash that killed 17 passengers on their way to a religious retreat has avoided prison after a federal judge sentenced him to three years of probation in a plea agreement.

  • Judge orders mediation in guardrail lawsuit

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:16:52 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered mediation between a Texas company and a whistleblower who won a $175 million verdict over a design change in the company's highway guardrails.

  • Judge tosses ex-dictator's suit against Activision

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:16:04 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's lawsuit over his inclusion in a 2012 "Call of Duty" video game has been dismissed by a judge who determined the game's use of his likeness is protected by the First Amendment.

  • FTC says AT&T misled customers over unlimited data

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:55:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company — slowing their ability to open web pages or watch streaming video.

  • NC payroll company operators indicted in fraud

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:54:21 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Operators of a North Carolina third-party payroll company have been indicted after federal prosecutors say they took more than $11 million from their clients and used it for themselves.

  • Court battle continues over Marvel superheroes

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:52:26 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Spider-Man, X-Men and The Hulk loomed large in a federal appeals court Tuesday as a Colorado company fought its latest battle with Disney for the rights to Marvel's iconic comic book characters.

  • Investment adviser sentenced to 30 years in prison

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:24:42 GMT

    STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia investment adviser was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for committing fraud that fueled a bank's collapse, cost investors millions of dollars and turned the accused banker into a fugitive who was ultimately — and mistakenly — declared dead.

  • Disney says it's tired of superhero legal fight

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:02:19 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. says it is tired of fighting the same battle over the copyrights to iconic Marvel comic book characters including Spider-Man, X-Men and The Hulk.

  • FTC says AT&T misled customers with unlimited data

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:34:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers about its unlimited data plans.

  • Companies continue battle for Marvel superheroes

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:25:21 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Spider-Man, X-Men and The Hulk will loom large in a federal appeals court Tuesday as a Colorado company battles with Disney for the rights to Marvel's iconic comic book characters in a longtime dispute.

  • Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:28:27 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A shipping company pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges from a 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay.

  • Italian court acquits Dolce&Gabbana in tax case

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:22:21 GMT

    MILAN (AP) — Italy's highest court acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion Friday in a case that created such public acrimony that the designers closed their Milan stores in protest for several days last year.

  • Rajaratnam brother barred for 5 years in SEC deal

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:35:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The brother of a jailed former hedge fund boss will be barred for at least five years from the securities industry and pay about $841,000 to settle a civil insider trading case against him.

  • South Africans indicted in US on illegal hunts

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:57:59 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two South African brothers have been indicted in Alabama on charges of conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunting trips to Americans and of selling rhino horns on the black market.

  • Tesco chairman resigns after accounting scandal

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:29:56 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, announced his resignation Thursday amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its projected profits.

  • Tesco chair resigns after accounting scandal

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:25:26 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, has resigned amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its profits.

  • Oregon cuts ties with Oracle's health exchange

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:32:12 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is cutting its last ties with a botched health insurance exchange portal built by Oracle Corp. as the state and the high-tech company pursue lawsuits against each other.

  • Princess in cockfighting case gets probation

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:06:25 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Romanian princess who helped run a cockfighting enterprise in Oregon has been sentenced to three years of probation and won't have to go to prison.