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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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  • French court: No compensation over faulty breast implants

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:30:18 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants — and now women who sued may have to pay back 5.8 million euros ($6.4 million) in collective damages they received in a lower-court ruling.

  • Estonia's foreign minister steps down amid court ruling

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:22:35 GMT

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's foreign minister says she is resigning following a local court ruling that connected her to the bankruptcy of her father's freight company and ordered her and other defendants to pay claims to creditors.

  • Events leading to government probe of big-rig hitches

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:39:04 GMT

    March 1, 2011: Fontaine Fifth Wheel sends service bulletin to customers telling them that the Ultra LT hitch used on semis may not lock properly and trailers can detach from tractors on the road. The bulletin also is sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • Toyota's top female executive resigns after arrest in Japan

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:24:41 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Julie Hamp, Toyota's most senior female executive, has resigned following her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations, the automaker said Wednesday.

  • Toyota's top female executive arrested in Japan resigns

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:39:39 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Julie Hamp, the most senior female executive at Toyota who was arrested in Japan last month on suspicion of drug law violations, has resigned from the company, the automaker said Wednesday.

  • Arrest order issued for vice president of Honduran Congress

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:20:14 GMT

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of the vice president of Congress and 15 other people accused of defrauding the country's health care system in a corruption scandal that has sparked large street protests.

  • Ruling allows Oklahoma earthquake lawsuit to go to trial

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:45:10 GMT

    An Oklahoma woman can pursue a jury trial after she was injured when her fireplace crumbled in an earthquake she claims was caused by saltwater waste pumped into the ground, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

  • US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:08:46 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a divided federal appeals court panel said Tuesday.

  • Lawsuit challenges governor's religious objections order

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:07:43 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's executive order that aims to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and should be thrown out, gay rights advocates argue in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

  • 2 Uber executives ordered to stand trial in France

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:22:35 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial to face charges including "deceptive commercial practices" and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service, the Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday.

  • WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:45:37 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage.

  • Former Qualcomm executive sent to prison for insider trading

    Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:43:28 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former Qualcomm Inc. executive was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison and fined $500,000 for an insider trading scheme to profit off the wireless technology company's confidential information and then covering up his crimes.

  • California oil spill gushed like hose 'without a nozzle'

    Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:33:35 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters investigating a reported petroleum stench at a California beach last month didn't take long to find a spill — oil was spreading across the sand and into the surf. Tracing the source, they found crude gushing from a bluff like a fire hose "without a nozzle," records show.

  • Judge issues restraining order in fight over giant emerald

    Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:03:29 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fight over ownership of a giant 752-pound emerald isn't over.

  • Suit: Family flees home after getting letters from 'Watcher'

    Thu, 25 Jun 2015 21:14:17 GMT

    ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A couple who says they were scared away from their new $1.4 million home because of creepy letters from a stalker has sued the sellers for not telling them about a person with a "mentally disturbed fixation" on the house.

  • Jury finds promise of 'gay conversion' therapy was a fraud

    Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:55:24 GMT

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A nonprofit organization that claimed its so-called gay conversion therapy would turn gay men straight violated the state's consumer fraud act, a jury found Thursday in a civil trial.

  • Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias

    Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:24:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court handed a major victory to the Obama administration and civil rights groups on Thursday when it upheld a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination.

  • Takata CEO: Air bag defect still under investigation

    Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:46:38 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The CEO of Takata Corp., the Japanese air bag maker at the center of a defect scandal that has resulted in recalls of more than 33.8 million vehicles, appeared at a news conference Thursday for the first time since the problems emerged but shed little light on the underlying cause of the problems.

  • Religious groups may appeal birth control mandate ruling

    Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:55:55 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A group of religious institutions is considering an appeal of a federal court ruling this week that found certain birth-control provisions of the Affordable Care Act don't violate the religious rights of faith-based groups.

  • Closing arguments start in 'gay conversion' trial

    Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:55:38 GMT

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Closing arguments have started in the trial of a Jersey City nonprofit that was sued for claiming it could change gays to heterosexuals.

  • Court delays $3.5B Sysco-US Foods deal after legal challenge

    Tue, 23 Jun 2015 22:35:44 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A court on Tuesday temporarily blocked Sysco from buying US Foods, a deal opposed by regulators who say it would reduce competition between food supply companies.