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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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  • Reform still an issue at troubled Port Authority

    Sun, 03 May 2015 15:34:45 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The indictments against two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie and the guilty plea of a third, all stemming from the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal, and the still-looming investigation involving the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have underlined the need for reform at the agency.

  • Amtrak, CSX sue trucking company involved in NC derailment

    Fri, 01 May 2015 23:54:03 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Friday by Amtrak and CSX alleges that a trucking company caused a March train derailment that injured 55 people by failing to take safety precautions or warn that the track was blocked.

  • Police chief at busiest US port indicted in alleged app scam

    Fri, 01 May 2015 17:38:42 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted the veteran police chief for the Port of Los Angeles in an alleged kickback and bribery scheme involving the development of a smartphone app that was supposed to help reduce crime at the nation's busiest seaport.

  • Airbus to take legal action over alleged German, US spying

    Fri, 01 May 2015 16:22:46 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — European aviation company Airbus said Friday it is taking legal action following reports that it was targeted by German and U.S. intelligence agencies.

  • South Korean company settles Kevlar trade secrets lawsuit

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:47:01 GMT

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A South Korean company accused of stealing trade secrets involving Kevlar technology has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges and settled separate civil litigation filed by the DuPont Co., officials said Thursday.

  • Trucking company sued in fiery Georgia crash that killed 5

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:49:29 GMT

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mother of one of five nursing students killed in a Georgia highway crash last week has sued the trucking company that employed the driver suspected of causing the fiery collision.

  • Brazil judge orders return of ex-billionaire's seized assets

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:21:02 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Rio de Janeiro judge has ordered the return of several luxury cars and other high-ticket items to Brazil's one-time richest man, Eike Batista, who is fighting insider trading and other charges stemming from the demise of his industrial empire.

  • Jury awards woman $13M for exposure to asbestos in talcum

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:34:49 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury awarded $13 million to a 73-year-old woman who contracted a deadly disease from using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Co.

  • Brazil executives moved to house arrest in corruption case

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:42:42 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top executives from several big Brazilian construction and engineering firms left prison Wednesday but will remain under house arrest for their alleged roles in a big kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras.

  • Court: Judges can review EEOC efforts to settle job bias

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:50:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying hard enough to settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.

  • Japan's Takeda agrees to pay $2.4 bln in diabetes drug suit

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:17:31 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's largest drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. said Wednesday it has agreed to pay up to $2.4 billion to thousands of patients and their families over its diabetes drug Actos which has been linked to cancer.

  • Shell, Greenpeace spar over Arctic drilling safety zones

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:39:13 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys for Royal Dutch Shell PLC presented testimony to a federal court judge Tuesday that the company needs safety zones around its Arctic drill fleet to prevent Greenpeace USA activists from endangering company workers and themselves.

  • Secret recording captures conversation with volunteer deputy

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:07:02 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Embroiled in a legal battle over the sale of his insurance company, Robert Bates met a former colleague at a restaurant to discuss the court case over drinks.

  • Jury trials for medical lawsuits over BP oil spill approved

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:32:43 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil spill cleanup workers who sue BP for medical problems that surface later in life have the right to make their case before a jury, a federal judge has ruled.

  • Oklahoma court favors Continental CEO in $1B divorce case

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:31:56 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the ex-wife of billionaire energy tycoon Harold Hamm in their near-$1 billion divorce settlement.

  • Deutsche Bank co-CEO on trial over battle with media mogul

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:08:12 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen has gone on trial along with two of his predecessors, charged with attempted fraud for allegedly colluding to deceive judges in a long-running legal battle with a now-deceased media mogul.

  • Brazil's Petrobras: Graft scheme cost $2.1B in losses

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:35:43 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said Wednesday that it lost $2.1 billion in an eight-year kickback scheme that saw the firm's executives taking bribes for awarding inflated contracts to suppliers.

  • High court: Energy companies must face price fixing claims

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:43:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis.

  • High court won't hear appeal of Ex-Goldman board member

    Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:38:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to disturb the conviction of a former Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble board member on charges of conspiracy and securities fraud.

  • 4 firms, 5 individuals charged in Texas over exports to Iran

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:42:10 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Four companies and five individuals have been accused of illegally exporting to Iran high-tech electronics that could be used for military weapons.

  • Wisconsin-based company settles suit filed by Eagles member

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:07:14 GMT

    BELLEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based outdoor apparel retailer Duluth Trading Co. has settled a lawsuit from Eagles founding member Don Henley alleging trademark infringement.