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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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  • Proposed settlement in West Virginia chemical spill

    Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:09:42 GMT

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A proposed settlement has been reached between Charleston residents and a chemical company accused of not doing enough to safeguard West Virginia's capital city from a spill that polluted the drinking water of thousands of people in 2014.

  • Ex-Oppenheimer & Co. worker pleads guilty to insider trading

    Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:21:49 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. financial adviser pleaded guilty to insider trading charges on Tuesday, admitting that he earned hundreds of thousands dollars illegally over a six-year period by using tips from a friend who worked at a pharmaceutical company.

  • Hispanic woman claims co-workers used Trump images to harass

    Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:52:19 GMT

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Hispanic woman says her white co-workers at an Iowa claims office used images of Donald Trump to racially harass her for months after they learned she was angered by his description of Mexican immigrants as rapists, according to a civil rights lawsuit she filed against her company.

  • Police mistake doughnut glaze for meth, man sues over arrest

    Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:31:31 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man arrested last year after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth is suing the city of Orlando and a drug-testing kit company.

  • Feds not dropping fraud case against Texas attorney general

    Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:06:48 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investor fraud accusations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton are back in federal court, at least for now, after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday refiled a civil lawsuit against the Republican that a judge previously dismissed.

  • SharkNinja, Dyson end legal battle over advertising claims

    Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:50:54 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Two of the most well-known names in vacuum cleaners have ended a two-year legal battle over just how much their products suck.

  • Greek shipping companies fined $1.5M for pollution, cover-up

    Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:39:59 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has ordered two companies owned by a Greek shipping magnate to pay $1.5 million after a jury found that a cargo ship deliberately pumped oil-polluted water into the ocean, then repeatedly lied and falsified records in an effort to deceive inspectors with the U.S. Coast Guard.

  • 21 Brazilian, foreign mining executives charged in dam burst

    Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:47:25 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Prosecutors charged 21 Brazilian and foreign mining executives with manslaughter and various environmental crimes Thursday, nearly a year after a mine dam burst killed 19 people and polluted hundreds of miles of rivers and streams.

  • Apple: Many 'genuine' Apple products on Amazon are fake

    Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:30:45 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple says it has been buying Apple chargers and cables labeled as genuine on and has found nearly 90 percent of them to be counterfeit.

  • Suburban NY officials plead not guilty in corruption case

    Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:32:18 GMT

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — The highest elected official in a large county outside New York City and a town supervisor pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that they conspired to receive bribes and kickbacks from a businessman in exchange for helping him obtain $20 million in loan guarantees.

  • Suburban NY officials face bribery, fraud and other charges

    Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:30:34 GMT

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — The highest elected official in a large county outside New York City and a town supervisor conspired to receive bribes and kickbacks from a businessman in exchange for helping him obtain $20 million in loan guarantees, federal prosecutors on Long Island said Thursday.

  • The Latest: Suburban NY officials charged in corruption case

    Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:23:22 GMT

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a federal indictment naming the highest elected official in a large suburban county outside New York City (all times local):

  • Ex-traffic-camera CEO sentenced to prison in bribery scandal

    Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:02:01 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former CEO of a Phoenix-based traffic-camera company has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison for her role in a scheme to bribe public officials in Ohio's capital city in exchange for city contracts.

  • Slain teacher's family sues town, school system, cleaners

    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:33:23 GMT

    LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The family of a high school teacher who was raped and killed by a 14-year-old student filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the town where she died, the school system and a cleaning company whose workers washed away potential evidence.

  • Prosecutors indict 5 Lotte family members on corruption

    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:36:50 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors said Wednesday they indicted the Lotte Group's founder, his mistress and all of his three children on embezzlement, tax evasion and other charges, in the latest case highlighting the outsized influence of founding families over South Korean publicly listed companies.

  • Man pleads guilty to fraud in Chicago schools bribery case

    Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:54:52 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The owner of two education-services companies has pleaded guilty to offering bribes and kickbacks to the former head of Chicago Public Schools.

  • Harry Shearer sues French studio over 'Spinal Tap' profits

    Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:33:16 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Harry Shearer announced Tuesday that he has sued a French film studio over tens of millions in dollars in profits he claims he and his co-creators are owed for creating the classic mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap."

  • Australian casino staff detained in Chinese gambling probe

    Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:09:15 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The major shareholder in Australia's largest casino operator voiced concerns on Tuesday after the Chinese government announced that a senior executive and two other Australians had been detained in an investigation of suspected gambling crimes, in an apparent crackdown on overseas tours for high rollers.

  • Former general charged with false statements in leak probe

    Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:26:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright has been charged with making false statements during a federal investigation into a leak of classified information, the Justice Department announced Monday.

  • Exxon tries to quash NY subpoena of climate-change documents

    Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:52:11 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Exxon is expanding its counter-attack against critics and is now seeking to quash a New York subpoena of the company's documents related to climate change.

  • Judge rejects Libya fund's claim that Goldman Sachs duped it

    Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:24:23 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court on Friday rejected a $1 billion lawsuit against Goldman Sachs by Libya's sovereign wealth fund, which accused the investment bank of duping it into risky deals.