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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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  • Clarification: China-North Korea-Trade Investigation story

    Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:33:07 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — In a story Sept. 21 about China's investigation of a company accused of North Korea trade violations, The Associated Press reported that researchers at a South Korean think tank said in a report that the company supplied materials used in processing nuclear bomb fuel. The story should have noted that the report was also produced by C4ADS, a non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C.

  • Oral drug delivery company says opioid lawsuit has no merit

    Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:11:20 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the companies alleged to have conspired to keep generic versions of a popular opioid treatment off the market said that an antitrust lawsuit filed Thursday has no merit.

  • Tesla sues Michigan, challenges law requiring dealer sales

    Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:18:27 GMT

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tesla sued Gov. Rick Snyder and other top state officials Thursday, challenging a Michigan law that ensures automakers can only sell through independent, franchised dealerships and not directly to customers.

  • The Latest: Accord reached on documents in ongoing Gulf leak

    Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:15:11 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a court fight over the confidentiality of documents related to an ongoing leak of oil from a site damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 (all times local):

  • Wal-Mart to face class-action over alleged bribery in Mexico

    Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:13:26 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has granted class-action status to Wal-Mart investors suing the world's largest retailer over allegations that it covered up a bribery scheme in Mexico to help its business there.

  • Spain: US mining exec, 2 others fined for water pollution

    Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:45:59 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has convicted and fined an American mining company executive and two other people for environmental offences committed by a Spanish copper mining firm.

  • A court fight over documents about a 12-year-old oil leak

    Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:26:19 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental attorneys and an energy company are going to court over the confidentiality of documents related to an ongoing oil leak from an offshore site damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

  • Ex-Starkey execs indicted in $20M embezzlement conspiracy

    Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:41:59 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing three former executives of Minnesota-based Starkey Hearing Technologies of taking part in a conspiracy to embezzle more than $20 million from the hearing aid maker and its principal owner.

  • California Supreme Court to consider suit over Yelp review

    Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:15:15 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to consider a lawsuit that warns could lead to the removal of negative reviews on the popular website.

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  • Your TV may use more energy than you think, group charges

    Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:13:18 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An environmental group accused three major television manufacturers Wednesday of misleading consumers and regulators about how much energy their high-definition screens devour by designing them to draw less power during government testing than in ordinary use.

  • SEC accuses hedge fund manager Cooperman of insider trading

    Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have accused high-profile hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman and his firm of illegally trading on confidential information he learned from a company executive.

  • APNewsBreak: Nigeria sues over $12B in 'illegal' oil exports

    Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:47:03 GMT

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is suing several leading oil companies for $12.7 billion of crude oil that allegedly was exported illegally to the United States between 2011 and 2014, officials said Tuesday.

  • Court: Menard founder doesn't owe ex-fiancee ownership share

    Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:21:55 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The founder of the Menards building supply chain doesn't have to give his ex-fiancee ownership interest in the company, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.

  • Court: Menard founder doesn't owe woman ownership interest

    Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:56:52 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court says a judge properly dismissed claims that the founder of the Menard's building supply chain owes his former fiancee ownership interest in the company.

  • West Virginia AG subpoenas Mylan over EpiPen price hike

    Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:42:59 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has subpoenaed drug company Mylan N.V. in an investigation over drastic price hikes for its EpiPen.

  • Nigeria sues oil companies for $12.7B in 'illegal' exports

    Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:31:17 GMT

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Officials say Nigeria is suing several major oil companies for $12.7 billion of oil allegedly exported illegally to the United States between 2011 and 2014.

  • Thai court finds British activist guilty of defamation

    Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:17:35 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court found a British labor activist guilty Tuesday of defaming a fruit canning company, and gave him a suspended prison sentence in a case that has raised serious concerns among human rights workers and free speech advocates.

  • Yelp warns California lawsuit could scrub critical reviews

    Sat, 17 Sep 2016 14:28:59 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — is warning that a California lawsuit targeting critical posts about a law firm could lead to the removal of negative reviews and leave consumers with a skewed assessment of restaurants and other businesses.

  • Judge considering penalties in polygamous child labor case

    Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:48:47 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal labor lawyers asked a judge Friday to order a contracting company with ties to a polygamous sect to pay at least $200,000 in back wages to children who were sent to work picking pecans for long hours in the cold.

  • Residents near ex-Navy bases sue makers of firefighting foam

    Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:13:00 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Residents near two former suburban Navy bases are suing producers of firefighting foam once used there, claiming they contaminated the drinking water.