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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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  • Judge dismisses suit by family saved at sea

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:55:16 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a satellite phone company by a California couple rescued with their sick 1-year-old from a disabled sailboat that was attempting to circle the world.

  • 2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:24:27 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed.

  • Judge: Family Dollar can vote on Dollar Tree buyout

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:49:51 GMT

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge says stockholders of Family Dollar Stores Inc. can vote on proposed $8.5 billion acquisition by Chesapeake, Virginia-based Dollar Tree Inc.

  • Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:44:15 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The company hired by Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 2012 to drill on petroleum leases in the Arctic Ocean pleaded guilty Friday to eight felony environmental and maritime crimes.

  • PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:45:51 GMT

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.

  • Sony faces 4th ex-employee lawsuit over hack

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:15:56 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former director of technology for Sony Pictures Entertainment has sued the company over the data breach that resulted in the online posting of his private financial and personal information.

  • Russia seeks 10 years in prison for Putin foe

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:27:31 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday asked a court to sentence President Vladimir Putin's chief foe to 10 years in prison, but the defiant opposition leader vowed to keep up his fight against the Kremlin regime.

  • Hellmann's maker Unilever drops suit over 'Just Mayo'

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:55:11 GMT

    Hellmann's mayonnaise maker Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo."

  • Judge may toss 4 guilty pleas in inside-trade case

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:33:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge said Thursday he's leaning toward tossing out four guilty pleas in an insider-trading case, the latest fallout from a recent appeals court ruling criticizing prosecutors' tactics.

  • Hellman's maker Unilever drops suit over 'Just Mayo'

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:30:58 GMT

    Hellman's mayonnaise maker Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo."

  • 2 in meningitis outbreak case to be released

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:59:43 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people will be released from custody, pending trial on criminal charges.

  • 2 defendants in meningitis outbreak case seek bail

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:35:08 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people asked to be freed from prison until their criminal trials.

  • Correction: Meningitis Outbreak story

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:46:50 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about arrests in a deadly meningitis outbreak, The Associated Press erroneously reported Stuart Delery's title. He is the acting associate attorney general, not an assistant U.S. attorney.

  • 2 defendants in meningitis outbreak base seek bail

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:09:17 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge is weighing whether two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people should be freed until their criminal trials.

  • France fines 13 firms $1.2 bln for price-fixing

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:44:18 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Penalizing a dirty business involving cleaning products, French regulators fined 13 consumer-products makers about 950 million euros ($1.2 billion) for price fixing on goods like shampoos, detergents and toothpaste.

  • 14 charged in meningitis outbreak that killed 64

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:13:11 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged 14 people in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide in what authorities called the largest criminal case ever brought in the U.S. over contaminated medicine.

  • 14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:50:08 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean rooms had been disinfected.

  • Indictments in West Virginia chemical spill case

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:10:27 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four former chemical company executives and two lower-level employees have been charged in a January spill that contaminated a river and left 300,000 residents around West Virginia's capital without usable water for drinking and bathing for days.

  • Sprint accused of billing for unwanted services

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:12:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are accusing Sprint Corp. of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars in charges for text message alerts and other services that they didn't order.

  • 4 indicted in West Virginia chemical spill case

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:56:53 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four former chemical company executives have been indicted on federal pollution charges over a January spill that triggered a ban on drinking water for days for 300,000 West Virginia residents.

  • Ex-coal CEO seeks W.Va. mine blast trial delay

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:31:30 GMT

    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The former head of a coal company that ran the West Virginia mine where 29 men were killed in a 2010 explosion told a judge Wednesday that he wants his federal criminal case moved and his trial delayed for a year.