- Duke wins delay in suit over North Carolina coal ash spill Updated: Sep-01-15 1:07 pm
DOVER, Delaware - A Delaware judge has temporarily halted a Duke Energy shareholder lawsuit prompted by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina to give the company time to address related lawsuits and regulatory actions.
- Continental Resources CEO withdraws defamation lawsuit Updated: Aug-31-15 3:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm has withdrawn a defamation lawsuit against a fellow oilman for a Facebook post that was critical of him.
- Justice Dept., Louisiana company settle discrimination suit Updated: Aug-31-15 12:55 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Justice Department says it's reached a settlement with a Louisiana construction company over allegations of employment discrimination against immigrants.
- Custodial firm files suit against Benton Harbor Area Schools Updated: Aug-31-15 5:58 am
BENTON HARBOR, Michigan - A company is suing Benton Harbor Area Schools for what it says are unpaid custodial services.
- Court says companies undervalued pipeline from 2007 to 2009 Updated: Aug-29-15 3:35 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The trans-Alaska oil pipeline system was worth far more between 2007 and 2009 than oil companies claimed, according to the Alaska Supreme Court.
- Man injured in trolley station fall gets $21.5 million Updated: Aug-28-15 9:32 pm
SAN DIEGO - An Imperial Beach man who was injured when he tripped and fell on trolley tracks is receiving a $21.5 million insurance settlement.
- Criminal probe into tribal lender includes Nevada partners Updated: Aug-28-15 6:47 pm
HELENA, Montana - A federal criminal investigation into the former leaders of the Chippewa Cree Tribe's online lending operations now includes a Nevada company the tribe partnered with in its first attempt to offer payday loans.
- Judge says records will be unsealed in 38 Studios lawsuit Updated: Aug-28-15 3:10 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - All records will be unsealed in the lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company 38 Studios, a judge said Friday.
- Legislator and GOP chairman file lawsuit against amendments Updated: Aug-28-15 2:10 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A group including a Pensacola state legislator and the chairman of the Alachua County Republican Party is launching a new legal challenge to two amendments passed by voters.
- Arizona solar company to pay $55K to settle consumer lawsuit Updated: Aug-28-15 6:17 am
PHOENIX - Arizona has settled a consumer fraud lawsuit against a solar company accused of calling thousands of people on a no-call registry.
- Caesars gets momentary reprieve in New York lawsuit ruling Updated: Aug-27-15 9:58 pm
LAS VEGAS - Caesars Entertainment Corp. can breathe a bit easier after a New York federal judge denied the company's bondholders a quick judgment in their pursuit for nearly $7 billion they say they're owed.
- Contact lens makers take fight over price law to court Updated: Aug-27-15 7:31 pm
DENVER - 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 Updated: Aug-27-15 4:59 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - 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 Updated: Aug-27-15 4:40 pm
DOVER, Delaware - 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.
- US judge weighs dumping case over Alcoa dams riverbed rights Updated: Aug-27-15 1:22 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A federal judge is deciding whether to throw out North Carolina's lawsuit challenging whether Alcoa Inc. owns the riverbed under four Yadkin River dams it has operated beginning nearly a century ago.
- Massachusetts woman sentenced for embezzling $2.6 million Updated: Aug-27-15 12:47 pm
DEDHAM, Massachusetts - A former employee of a Massachusetts medical supply company has been sentenced to up to four years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing $2.6 million from the business
- Virginia AG asks court to dismiss uranium moratorium lawsuit Updated: Aug-27-15 2:07 am
DANVILLE, Virginia - Attorney General Mark Herring's office has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to end a decades-old state moratorium on uranium mining.
- Report: Solyndra misrepresented facts to get loan guarantee Updated: Aug-26-15 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON - 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.
- Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons Updated: Aug-26-15 6:14 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - 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.
- Clothing line: Newport business wrongfully used whale design Updated: Aug-26-15 4:56 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A luxury clothing manufacturer is suing a Newport company, saying it infringed on its "iconic" smiling whale design.
- Nike fights subpoena in federal lawsuit against Armstrong Updated: Aug-26-15 4:43 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Athletic apparel giant Nike Inc. is fighting subpoenas for financial documents and witness depositions in the federal government's lawsuit against former cyclist Lance Armstrong, arguing they are irrelevant to the case and could compromise trade secrets.
- FTC: Vemma temporarily shut down for running pyramid scheme Updated: Aug-26-15 2:52 pm
NEW YORK - 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 Updated: Aug-26-15 8:04 am
BEIJING - 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.
- Arizona woman pleads guilty in Texas in CDs copyright scam Updated: Aug-26-15 8:01 am
DALLAS - An Arizona woman who owns a record distribution company has pleaded guilty in Texas to running a counterfeit Latina CDs scam.
- Judge upholds pipeline survey without property owner's OK Updated: Aug-25-15 5:14 pm
CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia - A pipeline developer can survey private property in Virginia without the owner's permission, as long the company follows a state law's notification requirements, a circuit court judge has ruled.