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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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  • 3 ex-TEPCO execs to face criminal charges in nuclear crisis

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:42:05 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

  • 3 former TEPCO execs face criminal charges in nuclear crisis

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:00:17 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judicial committee has decided to send three former utility executives to criminal court for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

  • Survivor sues in limo crash that killed 4 on Long Island

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:51:20 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A survivor of a crash on Long Island that killed four women when their limousine collided with a pickup truck has sued both drivers and the companies involved.

  • Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generic drugs

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:47:28 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.

  • Lawsuit accuses CVS Health of overcharging for generic drugs

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:41:34 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawsuit accuses CVS of deliberately overcharging some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices.

  • Jury awards $47.8 million in NYC crane collapse civil case

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:32:08 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jury has awarded $47.8 million to the families of two men killed in 2008 when a construction crane collapsed.

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    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:06:29 GMT

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  • Prosecutors ask justices to review insider trading case

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:37:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court Thursday to reinstate securities fraud convictions against two hedge fund portfolio managers, saying a federal appeals court ruling in the financiers' favor makes it harder to prosecute insider trading.

  • British Embassy in China grants limited visa to Ai Weiwei

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:54:09 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The British Embassy in Beijing has restricted a visa for dissident artist Ai Weiwei, alleging he failed to declare that he had a criminal conviction, a claim that his lawyer disputed on Thursday.

  • FTC investigating online college University of Phoenix

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:16:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Phoenix, which runs an online college popular among military veterans, is under federal investigation for possible deceptive or unfair business practices, its parent company the Apollo Education Group told shareholders Wednesday.

  • Judge rejects claim that bourbon was falsely advertised

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:56:28 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chalk up another round for Maker's Mark distillery in fending off claims of misleading marketing for promoting its Kentucky bourbon as handmade.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:29:02 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania US Rep. Fattah indicted in racketeering case; accused of misappropriating funds.

  • By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:48:27 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Psssst — Need a phony ID? A fraudulent tax refund? Insurance money from a sham car crash? Florida may have just what you're looking for.

  • Mead Johnson paying $12M to settle US bribery charges

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:15:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mead Johnson has agreed to pay $12 million to settle federal civil charges that its Chinese subsidiary bribed hospital professionals to recommend its infant formula to new or expecting mothers who were patients.

  • 2 Canadian men get 12-year sentences in Ponzi scheme

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:53:34 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — A judge has sentenced two men to 12 years in prison for one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Canadian history.

  • NTSB: Co-pilot of spaceship unlocked braking system early

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:15:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety investigators said Tuesday the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking system early.

  • US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:03:10 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in New York because they cannot show that the companies' alleged offending behavior occurred in the United States, a federal appeals court said Monday.

  • New Yorker rises from school teacher to FBI boss

    Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:37:04 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first Hispanic to run the FBI's largest field office almost never got there.

  • Judge: Caesars can be sued while unit in bankruptcy

    Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:29:01 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Chicago bankruptcy judge has ruled he won't stop pending lawsuits against Caesars Entertainment Corp. while its debt-heavy subsidiary is in bankruptcy.

  • Court ruling clears way for Novartis' low-cost biotech drug

    Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:53:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that Novartis can begin selling its lower-cost copy of an Amgen Inc. drug in September, rejecting a bid to further delay the launch of the knock-off biotech medication.

  • Bratwurst battle brewing in federal court in Milwaukee

    Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:29:49 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Wisconsin sausage companies are battling in court over who can use the term "backyard brat."