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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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  • Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:28:19 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was deceptive.

  • Jury: Billionaire looted mining firm; trial eyed huge home

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:31:44 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire Ira Rennert plundered a now-bankrupt mining company to pay for personal luxuries, jurors found Friday after a trial that spotlighted one of the world's biggest private homes.

  • Lawsuits keep alive scandals surrounding ex-governor

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:17:25 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, has launched a legal fight to keep her private emails out of the public eye.

  • Prosecutor: Former Democratic powerbroker sold influence

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:05:55 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former Democratic power broker sold his political influence in schemes including one that involved a multibillion-dollar megamall project that has languished for more than a decade at New Jersey's Meadowlands sports complex, a federal prosecutor told jurors Thursday at the start of Joseph Ferriero's racketeering trial.

  • Suits filed against scope maker in superbug infection

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:45:01 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two lawsuits target the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

  • Report: Surge in Chinese investment raises fraud risks

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:05:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese investors seeking green cards to live in America run the risk of being defrauded under a loosely regulated visa program, according to a report Thursday from a federal watchdog.

  • Megamall project's underside surfaces in racketeering trial

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:54:26 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A jury is hearing opening statements in the racketeering trial of a former northern New Jersey Democratic party power broker.

  • Brazil: Judge removed from billionaire insider trading trial

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:24:45 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian judicial officials have removed a magistrate overseeing the trial of former billionaire Eike Batista after he was caught driving a Porsche he had ordered seized from the fallen magnate.

  • Judge orders Oracle to keep hosting Oregon's Medicaid system

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:56:35 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon judge has ordered technology giant Oracle Corp. to continue hosting Oregon's Medicaid health insurance system for low-income Oregonians even after the company's contract expires this weekend.

  • No prison for key informant in major insider trading case

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:44:11 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former hedge fund manager who wore a wire to help prosecutors build a massive insider trading case was spared a prison sentence Wednesday after the government called his cooperation extraordinary.

  • Businessman: Mississippi's ex-prison chief sought bribes

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:21:35 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A businessman says a former Mississippi prison official solicited the first in a series of bribes that eventually mounted to $1.5 million.

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    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:07:55 GMT

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  • US agency orders air bag maker to preserve parts in probe

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:53:59 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have ordered Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. to preserve air bag parts from recalled cars for government investigators and attorneys who are suing the company.

  • Lawsuit filed against Purina claims food sickens, kills dogs

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:45:42 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of dry dog food.

  • Ex-prison boss and businessman admit to bribery scheme

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:20:00 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former prison official and a businessman are admitting guilt in a bribery scheme that involved hundreds of millions of dollars in state contracts and helped the one-time head of Mississippi's Corrections Department buy a home in a gated subdivision, a beachfront condo and top-of-the-line Mercedes Benz vehicles.

  • Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:26:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it will side with a Muslim woman who didn't get hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code to her job interview.

  • $100M settlement for hundreds in Florida tobacco lawsuits

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:49:40 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A $100 million settlement has been reached between three major tobacco companies and hundreds of people who sued them for smoking-related deaths and illnesses in Florida federal court.

  • Federal jury orders Apple to pay $532.9M in patent dispute

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:38:27 GMT

    A federal jury says Apple should pay nearly $533 million to resolve claims that the payment system tied to its iTunes product infringes on patents issued to a business named Smartflash.

  • Attorney: Silicon Valley firm discriminated against woman

    Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:51:17 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trial is underway in a high-profile sex bias lawsuit captivating Silicon Valley.

  • Trial begins in high-profile Silicon Valley sex bias case

    Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:03:31 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A high-profile sex bias case captivating Silicon Valley has sparked debate over the treatment of women in the high technology and venture capitalist arenas.

  • NY attorney general expands herbal supplements investigation

    Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:13:22 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three weeks after ordering four major retailers to pull store-brand herbal supplements off their shelves following DNA tests that found little or none of the listed herbs, New York's attorney general is targeting manufacturers of the popular products.