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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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  • Jury: GM car's ignition switch not to blame in fatal crash

    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:57:17 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas jury on Thursday found that a General Motors Co. ignition switch was not to blame for a 2011 accident that killed one driver and injured another, handing the carmaker its third courtroom win this year in a series of trials designed to help attorneys settle dozens of similar claims.

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    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:26:54 GMT

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  • Assistant: Mississippi mayor fired me when I ended affair

    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:13:53 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former executive assistant is suing the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, saying she had an affair with him and then was fired after she ended the relationship. The city called the lawsuit "vicious" and a "political ploy."

  • The Latest: City: Harassment suit vs. mayor 'political ploy'

    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:01:47 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a sexual harassment suit filed against the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi (all times local):

  • Prison company fights to seal documents about strip searches

    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:53:40 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.

  • The Latest: Trump says Clinton ran 'criminal enterprise'

    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:39:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

  • Federal judge puts Starbucks lawsuit on ice in California

    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:49:47 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has thrown cold water on a lawsuit that claimed Starbucks defrauded customers by adding ice to its cold beverages.

  • US Treasury blasts European tax probe of multinationals

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:03:55 GMT

    U.S. officials are publicly criticizing Europe's investigations into favorable tax arrangements that Apple and other multinational companies have reached with Ireland and a few other countries.

  • Iowa board halts pipeline work on 15 landowners' parcels

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:46:44 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Texas company that's building an oil pipeline across four states was told Wednesday by the Iowa Utilities Board to stay away from the properties of 15 Iowa landowners until Monday to give board time to review legal issues involving a lawsuit.

  • Fugitive tech CEO expected to plead guilty in fraud case

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:34:58 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A fugitive technology company CEO has agreed to return from a 10-year exile in Africa to face U.S. fraud charges in New York and is expected to plead guilty.

  • The Latest: Ex-Fox host: O'Reilly, Scott Brown made advances

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:08:28 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on ex-Fox News host Andrea Tantaros' sexual harassment against Fox News (all times local):

  • Ex-host sues Fox claiming sexual harassment, retaliation

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:05:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former Fox News host has sued the network, its ousted chairman and other top executives, claiming they retaliated after she detailed unwanted sexual advances made by her onetime boss, Roger Ailes.

  • The Latest: Ex-host sues Fox over harassment, retaliation

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:36:38 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on ex-Fox News host Andrea Tantaros' sexual harassment against Fox News (all times local):

  • Ex-Republican chair wants financial probe of GOP Rep. Guinta

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:14:26 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire GOP chairman is asking for an investigation into Republican U.S. Frank Guinta's campaign finances three weeks before his primary.

  • Beer mega merger: what court ruling means for troubled deal

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:49:33 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A British court has ruled that two groups of shareholders in brewing company SABMiller should vote separately on the 79 billion pound ($104 million) takeover offer made by rival Anheuser-Busch InBev, effectively giving smaller investors an outside chance to derail the deal.

  • Ex-Fox News host files lawsuit against Roger Ailes, others

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:15:40 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has charged in a lawsuit she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and other top executives.

  • UK court sides with small shareholders on beer merger

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:39:05 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A British court has recommended that two classes of shareholders be created and vote separately on AB InBev's 79 billion pound ($104 billion) takeover of SABMiller.

  • Republicans to query firms that ran Clinton's private server

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:46:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans stepped up their attacks Monday on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and pointed to newly released messages to allege that foreign donors to the Democratic presidential nominee's family charity got preferential treatment from her department.

  • GOP subpoenas firms that ran Clinton's private email server

    Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:44:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans have issued subpoenas to three technology companies that either made or serviced the private email server that Hillary Clinton used while she was secretary of state.

  • Valeant, attempting to normalize operations, names new CFO

    Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:15:23 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Valeant Pharmaceuticals replaced Robert Rosiello as chief financial officer as the embattled company attempts to normalize operations amid a host of ongoing investigations and class action lawsuits.

  • 'NSync, Backstreet Boys creator Lou Pearlman dies in prison

    Sun, 21 Aug 2016 03:38:06 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Lou Pearlman, credited for starting the boy-band craze and launching the careers of the Backstreet Boys and 'NSync, has died in prison while serving a 25-year sentence for a massive Ponzi scheme.