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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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  • Former Los Angeles immigration agent gets prison for bribery

    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 02:28:54 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former U.S. homeland security agent is going to prison for accepting bribes from a Korean businessman suspected of sex-slave trafficking.

  • Legislator: Pfizer can't complain about execution drug

    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:55:02 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The legislator who drafted the law that keeps most of Arkansas' lethal injection policy a secret says pharmaceutical companies have no standing to complain that prison officials will use their drugs in executions.

  • Texas attorney general took gift while investigating company

    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:09:24 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is under indictment on felony charges of duping investors in a tech startup, accepted $100,000 for his criminal defense from the head of a medical imaging provider while his office investigated the company for Medicaid fraud.

  • Atheists sue Missouri officials over Baptist convention

    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:15:36 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A group of atheists has sued Kansas City, Missouri, officials over the planned use of $65,000 in tourism tax dollars to aid an upcoming Baptist convention.

  • Get Started: OSHA penalties rising nearly 80 percent Aug. 1

    Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:05:40 GMT


  • The Latest: Judge inclined to deny Trump request

    Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:54:51 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The latest developments on Donald Trump's lawyers seeking to dismiss one of three lawsuits involving Trump University alleging the Republican presidential contender defrauded customers at the now defunct business (all times local):

  • Appeals court rejects lawsuit against Wal-Mart directors

    Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:19:54 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a shareholder lawsuit filed against key directors at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that claimed they allowed and concealed alleged bribery in the company's Mexico division.

  • Samsung sues Huawei for alleged patent violations

    Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:41:55 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. sued Chinese smartphone maker Huawei for allegedly violating six of its patents in the latest move in a series of deepening patent disputes between Asian smartphone giants.

  • Rupert Murdoch vows Fox News without Ailes is still Fox

    Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:14:52 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel is minus founding leader Roger Ailes but not its direction, Rupert Murdoch vowed.

  • Trump seeks to dismiss lawsuit over Trump University

    Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:27:23 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — One day after Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president of the United States, his lawyers will be in court to try to get a lawsuit dismissed alleging that the business mogul defrauded customers who took courses with false promises of teaching success in real estate at the now-defunct Trump University.

  • Ailes is out as Fox News head, Murdoch named acting chief

    Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:50:41 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes is out as chief executive at Fox News Channel, his career at the network he built from scratch and ran with an iron hand for nearly 20 years over with stunning swiftness following allegations that he forced out a former anchor after she spurned his sexual advances.

  • 1st bitcoin securities fraud case ends in 18-month sentence

    Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:47:15 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Texas man who carried out what authorities said was the first federal bitcoin securities fraud to be prosecuted was sentenced on Thursday to 18 months in prison.

  • Court reinstates Ohio's Freddie Mac suit over pension losses

    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:18:11 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The federal appeals court in Cincinnati has reinstated Ohio's lawsuit accusing Freddie Mac of defrauding the state's mammoth pension fund by systematically investing in sub-prime home loans.

  • Panera sues former executive, Papa John's over trade secrets

    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:07:08 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The restaurant chain Panera filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that a former executive who left to go to work for pizza chain Papa John's took trade secrets with him.

  • Company indicted over circus tent collapse that killed 2

    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:16:03 GMT

    LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A circus company faces several charges following a tent collapse last year in New Hampshire that killed a man and his 6-year-old daughter.

  • Lawsuits: VW employees tried to cover up emissions cheating

    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 01:31:03 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York, Massachusetts and Maryland are suing Volkswagen and its affiliates Audi and Porsche over diesel emissions cheating, accusing the German automakers of defrauding customers, misleading regulators and then seeking to cover up the deception.

  • Brazil's top judge overrules suspension of WhatsApp service

    Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:19:03 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The chief justice of Brazil's Supreme Court quickly struck down a lower court decision that had blocked the WhatsApp messaging service nationwide for several hours Tuesday, affecting almost 100 million users.

  • Judge in Brazil blocks WhatsApp messenger application

    Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:24:06 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian judge on Tuesday ordered the nationwide suspension of the instant messaging application WhatsApp because its parent company, Facebook, would not help a police investigation.

  • The Latest: Maryland joins 2 other states in suing VW

    Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:10:51 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed against Volkswagen over vehicles equipped with software that cheated on emissions tests (all times local):

  • The Latest: VW calls state diesel lawsuits 'regrettable'

    Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:48:52 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed against Volkswagen over vehicles equipped with software that cheated on emissions tests (all times local):

  • The Latest: VW declines to comment on new diesel lawsuits

    Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:12:28 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed against Volkswagen over vehicles equipped with software that cheated on emissions tests (all times local):