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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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  • Georgia court dismisses car crash lawsuit against Snapchat

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:56:14 GMT

    GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — A lawsuit claiming Snapchat's "speed filter" tempted a woman to drive too fast before she crashed into a couple's car has been dismissed by a judge who says the Communications Decency Act provides the social media company with immunity.

  • Star Chinese stock trader jailed for manipulating prices

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:48:11 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A star Chinese stock trader who was arrested after a market collapse in 2015 was sentenced Monday to 5½ years in prison on charges of manipulating prices and insider trading.

  • Bogus bongs or bogus lawsuits? Pipe maker sues over fakes

    Sun, 22 Jan 2017 04:12:32 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In the rarefied world of high-end bong makers, Roor glass water pipes have long been smoked to impress. The status symbols are so sought after that some models command prices of $1,000. There's even a diamond-studded, gold-gilded Roor that goes for nearly $4,000.

  • The Latest: New Mexico files lawsuit over faulty air bags

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:53:15 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico's lawsuit against air bag maker Takata (all times local):

  • New Mexico targets Takata, auto makers over faulty air bags

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:39:48 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is suing Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of automakers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators.

  • Court: Indian lending companies subject to federal probe

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:33:30 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court says lending companies operated by Native American tribes are subject to investigation by a government regulator.

  • Judge dismisses UPS shareholder suit over untaxed cigarettes

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:44:42 GMT

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by United Parcel Service shareholders over allegations that the company illegally shipped untaxed cigarettes.

  • Brazil judge dies in crash ahead of corruption probe ruling

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:26:43 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki has died in a small-plane crash just weeks before he was to rule in a major corruption case that could implicate high-ranking politicians in several Latin American countries.

  • Company that HHS pick invested in faced criminal penalty

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:34:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A medical device company in which Rep. Tom Price purchased stock last year has faced years of legal problems and agreed this month to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty in a foreign bribery case.

  • Brazil judge overseeing corruption probe dies in plane crash

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:51:29 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Supreme Court judge central to the huge corruption investigation roiling Brazil died in a plane crash Thursday, casting doubt over the future of a probe that has reached to the top of the political and economic elite, threatening the president himself.

  • Facebook CEO trying to buy out land near his Hawaii estate

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:50:25 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went to court to gain ownership of isolated pockets of land tucked away within his sprawling estate in Hawaii, many of which are less than an acre and could be split between hundreds of owners in a situation unique to the islands.

  • Ex-portfolio manager convicted of securities fraud charges

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:54:14 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former portfolio manager at an asset management firm was convicted of securities and wire fraud charges on Thursday.

  • Western Union agrees to pay $586 million for fraud victims

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:40:21 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Western Union has agreed to pay $586 million to the U.S. government to pay back victims of fraud that the money transfer company failed to protect.

  • Federal watchdog sues TCF Financial over overdraft fees

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:50:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal consumer finance regulators said Thursday they were suing TCF Financial Corp., alleging the bank deceived consumers so it could charge them exorbitant overdraft fees.

  • NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:36:06 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The families of victims of terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and Israel are blaming social media companies including Facebook and Twitter for facilitating communications among terrorists.

  • North Dakota landowners sue over Dakota Access easements

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:22:25 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group of about two dozen North Dakota landowners is suing the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline for alleged deceit and fraud in acquiring land easements.

  • Appeals court affirms conviction of coal CEO in deadly blast

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:03:54 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship in connection with the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades.

  • Indonesia names former airline boss as bribery suspect

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:10:20 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's anti-graft commission has named a former top executive of national flag carrier Garuda as a suspect in a case involving bribes for the purchase of Rolls Royce aircraft engines.

  • German anti-trust case against Audible, Apple dropped

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:13:22 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's anti-trust agency says it's dropping its investigation of Amazon subsidiary Audible and Apple after the two companies agreed to end exclusivity deals for audiobook supply and distribution.

  • Russian court rejects Yukos shareholder compensation

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:50:55 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Constitutional Court says a European ruling to pay nearly 1.9 billion euros ($2 billion) in compensation to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company cannot be enforced.

  • Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:01:17 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut, in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president.