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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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  • 14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:14:09 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.

  • 4 former chemical company executives indicted on pollution charges in West Virginia spill

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:07:16 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — 4 former chemical company executives indicted on pollution charges in West Virginia spill.

  • German court strikes down tax breaks for companies

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:18:33 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court has struck down breaks on inheritance tax that benefit companies and ordered the government to come up with new rules.

  • Sony facing 2 suits by ex-workers over data breach

    Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:24:10 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment now faces two lawsuits from four former employees who claim the company did not do enough to prevent hackers from stealing nearly 50,000 social security numbers, salary details and other personal information from current and former workers.

  • Sony faces 2nd class action suit over data breach

    Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:54:59 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A second class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony Pictures Entertainment by two former employees whose private data was stolen from the company's servers and posted online.

  • Ex-employees sue Sony Pictures over hacked personal details

    Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:12:34 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment are suing the company for not preventing hackers from stealing nearly 50,000 social security numbers, salary details and other personal information from current and former workers.

  • Apple wins class-action iPod lawsuit

    Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:13:37 GMT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After just a few hours of deliberation, a jury in California found in favor of Apple on Tuesday in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over the price of its iPod music players.

  • Family of executed Ohio inmate sues expert witness

    Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:36:34 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's former expert witness on lethal injection should have known that a condemned inmate would suffer because of a two-drug combo that had never been used before, the inmate's family said in a lawsuit.

  • Judge halts Alzheimer's drug swap until July

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:47:14 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered an Irish drug manufacturer to halt its plans to discontinue its widely used Alzheimer's medication, allegedly in an effort to drive patients to a newer patented drug.

  • Halal beef supplier vows to contest fraud charges

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:48:10 GMT

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A food supplier falsely marketed beef to Muslims around the world for years as meeting strict halal standards, exporting products that weren't slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law, federal prosecutors allege in a lengthy fraud indictment.

  • Firm to pay $2M fine in DC procurement fraud case

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:46:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland construction company has admitted to orchestrating phony partnerships to get millions in District of Columbia government contracts and agreed to pay a $2 million fine, ending a two-year fraud investigation.

  • Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:42:02 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting, saying the gun should not have been sold for civilian use because of its overwhelming firepower.

  • US says halal food supplier misled Muslims on beef

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:00:10 GMT

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a food supplier falsely marketed beef products to Muslims around the world as meeting strict halal standards of slaughter.

  • In e-books fight, NY appeals court seeks a bully

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:20:02 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals panel is trying to decide whether Apple Inc. or Amazon.com Inc. was the bigger bully when price wars over electronic books heated up a few years ago.

  • Court rules for energy firm in class-action suit

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:23:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't make it tougher for defendants in class-action lawsuits to transfer cases from state courts to more business-friendly federal court.

  • Feds: NY lawyer told of Ponzi ruse in suicide note

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:12:49 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer who authorities say attempted suicide to evade prosecution for a $5 million Ponzi scheme was arrested Friday at the hospital where he has been recovering since he was pulled from the Hudson River off Manhattan over a month ago.

  • Ex-Liberty Reserve exec gets 5 years in prison

    Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:59:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The former technology chief for payment processing company Liberty Reserve was sentenced Friday to five years in prison by a judge who rejected arguments that the firm popular with criminal enterprises was merely aspiring to compete with eBay Inc.'s PayPal payments business before it was shut down.