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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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  • School drug counselors charged in $46 million fraud scheme

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:07:33 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some were students who had tried drugs or alcohol, but didn't have substance abuse problems. Others were young addicts in need of help.

  • Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:35:19 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name — and possibly even her resemblance.

  • Sands China recruits Alan Dershowitz for lawsuit appeal

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:26:54 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz was recruited by Sands China Ltd. on Tuesday to argue that Nevada's Supreme Court should dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the company's former CEO five years ago.

  • Romania: prosecutor, tax official detained on bribe charges

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:38:26 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have detained a prosecutor and a senior tax official on suspicion they took bribes from a businessman to resolve a court case in his favor.

  • Secretary of state charged with theft, money laundering

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:50:17 GMT

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns.

  • Contact lens makers taking fight over price law to court

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:15:16 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry.

  • Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:50:45 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Time Warner Cable must pay nearly $6 million as part of a lawsuit alleging it was largely responsible for a fatal natural gas explosion that leveled an upscale Kansas City restaurant, jurors ruled Thursday.

  • Dole Food CEO, former top exec ordered to pay $148M

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:36:31 GMT

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Thursday ordered 92-year-old Dole Food CEO David Murdock and a former top lieutenant to pay $148 million in damages for misleading directors and shareholders in a deal that took the company private in 2013.

  • Texas attorney general pleads not guilty to securities fraud

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:43:06 GMT

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas' attorney general, Ken Paxton, pleaded not guilty to securities fraud charges Thursday during a hearing in which he asked the judge to bar cameras from future proceedings and his high-powered lawyer resigned.

  • Energy company announces settlement in lawsuit over decade-old oil leak in Gulf of Mexico

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:31:21 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy company announces settlement in lawsuit over decade-old oil leak in Gulf of Mexico.

  • Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:24:57 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday.

  • Report: Solyndra misrepresented facts to get loan guarantee

    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:29:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A four-year investigation has concluded that officials of the solar company Solyndra misrepresented facts and omitted key information in their efforts to get a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government.

  • FTC: Vemma temporarily shut down for running pyramid scheme

    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:50:21 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Vemma Nutrition has been temporarily shut down for operating a pyramid scheme that promised college students riches if they sold its nutritional drinks, but most ended up losing money.

  • China probing brokers, regulators for possible stock crimes

    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:02:56 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Employees of one of China's biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under investigation on suspicion of illegal stock trading, state media reported Wednesday, amid the collapse of a stock price boom.

  • Ex-J.P. Morgan analyst pleads not guilty to insider trading

    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 01:45:21 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former J.P. Morgan Securities analyst in California pleaded not guilty Tuesday to taking part in insider trading that prosecutors say netted more than $600,000.

  • Guatemala's ex-VP ordered to stand trial for corruption

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:20:54 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's former vice president was ordered to stand trial Tuesday, while the Supreme Court took the first step in allowing impeachment proceedings against President Otto Perez Molina in a fraud scandal that is pushing the country into political crisis.

  • CEO of male escort site, 6 workers charged with prostitution

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:43:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive of a Manhattan-based online male escort service and six of his employees at were arrested Tuesday on charges of promoting prostitution.

  • Ex-J.P. Morgan analyst charged with insider trading

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:45:38 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former J.P. Morgan Securities analyst in San Francisco was arrested Tuesday on charges of running an insider trading scheme that netted more than $600,000.

  • Illinois man denies cancer drug smuggling conspiracy charge

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:40:59 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Illinois man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiring with an online Canadian pharmacy to smuggle mislabeled, unapproved and, in two cases, counterfeit prescription drugs into the U.S. to sell to doctors.

  • Bus crashes into NYC building, shears off part of it; 6 hurt

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:09:50 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A casino bus crashed into a three-story brick building Monday, sheering off a large part of the structure and injuring six people, authorities said.

  • 2 former delivery drivers sue Pizza Hut over company fees

    Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:37:19 GMT

    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Two former Pizza Hut delivery drivers are suing the company, claiming its delivery fees on orders illegally cut into their tips.