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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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  • St. Louis jury awards $55M in Johnson & Johnson cancer suit

    Tue, 03 May 2016 14:42:07 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — For the second time in three months, a St. Louis jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a huge award over claims that its talcum powder causes cancer.

  • Argentina prosecutor asks probe of ex-president and son

    Tue, 03 May 2016 04:33:33 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A federal prosecutor asked on Monday that former President Cristina Fernandez and her son be investigated for possible illegal enrichment in connection to two businessmen accused of money laundering and tax evasion.

  • Sports Authority plans to sell assets

    Mon, 02 May 2016 21:14:03 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sports Authority will sell some or all of its assets rather than trying to reorganize under bankruptcy protection.

  • 4 arrested in slaying of Honduran environmental activist

    Mon, 02 May 2016 18:59:21 GMT

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran authorities have arrested four people in connection with the murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres, including three who worked for a hydroelectric project she opposed.

  • Lawsuit: Starbucks overfills cold drinks with ice

    Mon, 02 May 2016 15:38:36 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.

  • Virginia Republicans to sue Democratic governor over executive order allowing felons to vote

    Mon, 02 May 2016 14:46:06 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans to sue Democratic governor over executive order allowing felons to vote.

  • High court to hear patent fight over adult diapers

    Mon, 02 May 2016 13:43:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will resolve a patent dispute between companies that make adult diapers.

  • Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers

    Sun, 01 May 2016 22:37:37 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers.

  • Uber, blind riders reach settlement over service animals

    Sun, 01 May 2016 01:03:06 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ride-hailing company agrees to require that existing and new drivers confirm they understand their legal obligations to transport riders with guide dogs or other service animals, an advocacy group announced Saturday.

  • Uber, blind riders reach settlement over service dogs

    Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:59:22 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ride-hailing company agrees to require that existing and new drivers confirm they understand their legal obligations to transport riders with guide dogs or other service animals, an advocacy group announced Saturday.

  • Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws

    Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:48:34 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached.

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    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:33:05 GMT

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  • Jury: Firm not liable for burns blamed on exploding body wax

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:25:08 GMT

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A jury says a New York company isn't responsible for burns a northeastern Pennsylvania woman said were caused by a bottle of exploding body wax.

  • China charges brokers, fund manager with insider trading

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:15:05 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A prominent investor and the general manager of China's biggest stock brokerage have been arrested on insider trading charges, the government announced Friday, in the latest aftershock from a plunge in stock prices last year.

  • Lawsuit claims discrimination at the New York Times

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:01:34 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who work in the advertising department at The New York Times have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the newspaper, its chief executive and chief revenue officer.

  • UK company fined for misleading Australians over painkillers

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:12:06 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian court ordered a British consumer goods company on Friday to pay 1.7 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million) in penalties after ruling that the company misled consumers about the effectiveness of a popular painkiller.

  • Cuban exiles drop lawsuit over Carnival cruise to island

    Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:09:34 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Two Cuban exiles have dropped their federal discrimination lawsuit against Carnival Corp. after the cruise line reached an agreement with the communist-run island to permit Cuban-born passengers to make the voyage.

  • Priceline CEO resigns after probe into employee relationship

    Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:22:26 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Priceline says CEO Darren Huston has resigned, following an investigation into a personal relationship the executive had with an employee that wasn't under his direct supervision.

  • Georgia executes man convicted of the 1998 killings of a trucking company owner and his 2 children

    Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:03:54 GMT

    JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia executes man convicted of the 1998 killings of a trucking company owner and his 2 children.

  • Prince's estate to be temporarily managed by trust company

    Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:18:37 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge appointed a corporate trust company on Wednesday to temporarily oversee Prince's multimillion-dollar estate, saying the emergency appointment was necessary because the superstar musician doesn't appear to have a will and immediate decisions must be made about his business interests.

  • APNewsBreak: Lawsuit seeks records tied to anti-gay US order

    Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:00:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent law firm is suing the Justice Department for failing to produce hundreds of pages of documents related to a 1950s executive order meant to purge gays from the federal workplace.