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Stories with subject: Corporate legal affairs
  • Natural gas pipeline subcontractor sues 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:22 am
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - Another federal lawsuit has been filed in connection with the installation of a natural gas pipeline in the Kennebec Valley.

  • Pa. township, firm settle suit over seismic tests 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:14 am
  • PITTSBURGH - A western Pennsylvania township has settled a lawsuit over seismic testing following a federal judge's ruling that it couldn't interfere with a Texas company using public roads for the tests.

  • Lawsuit filed in deadly Boston brownstone blaze 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:34 pm
  • BOSTON - The owner of a brownstone where two firefighters were killed in a wind-fueled fire has filed a civil lawsuit alleging negligence by welders working next door.

  • New York AG seeks Airbnb's NYC sublet information 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:22 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - Airbnb urged a New York judge Tuesday to reject a subpoena for information about those using the global website to offer apartment rentals in New York City, its attorney calling that "a fishing expedition."

  • Drug firm exec gets 16 months in inside-trade case 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:01 pm
  • NEWARK, New Jersey - A former pharmaceutical executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme.

  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:55 pm
  • HONOLULU - A former Fox television executive on Tuesday denied allegations that he sexually abused a teen through a sex ring involving underage children.

  • GM, lawyers fight over bankruptcy protections 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:32 pm
  • DETROIT - General Motors Co. and a battalion of trial lawyers are preparing for an epic court fight over whether GM is liable for the sins of its corporate past.

  • Aereo CEO speaks on company, Supreme Court case 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 12:49 pm
  • NEW YORK - Television broadcasters face off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday with Aereo, a company that offers live TV over the Internet. The case hinges on whether the service constitutes a public performance in violation of copyright law.

  • Oklahoma high court reinstates tax panel's ruling 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 11:55 am
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court has reinstated a state Tax Commission ruling that rejected an out-of-state company's attempt to claim a tax break on capital gains for Oklahoma-based businesses.

  • Tuesday Morning, ex-CEO settle suit over firing 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 8:19 pm
  • DALLAS - Tuesday Morning Corp. and former CEO Kathleen Mason have agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit that accused the retailer of firing the executive because she revealed she had breast cancer.

  • Man convicted in fatal NH explosion on trial 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 8:03 pm
  • PORTLAND, Maine - A Vermont man convicted for the 2010 explosion that killed two workers at a New Hampshire gunpowder plant is on trial for wire fraud connected to an ammunition company in Maine, but defense attorneys say he was trying to create jobs, not defraud the government.

  • Clinton White House lawyer named top Obama counsel 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:40 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is naming a prominent white collar defense attorney and veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as his new top lawyer. Neil Eggleston will replace Obama's long-time counsel Kathryn Ruemmler who is leaving after three years in the job.

  • Documents link state-sponsored company, pipeline 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 7:28 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A state-sponsored company that directed millions of dollars from foreign investors to the idled Northern Beef Packers plant and other projects in South Dakota before running afoul of authorities also attempted to help finance the now-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline, documents show.

  • Company seeks to strike state cap on jury awards 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:29 pm
  • BUTTE, Montana - A Butte-based office supply company is asking the Montana Supreme Court to uphold a lower judge's ruling that the state's cap on punitive damage awards is unconstitutional.

  • Anita Baker countersues home improvement company 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:34 pm
  • DETROIT - Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker has countersued a company that says it hasn't been paid for work done on her Detroit-area home.

  • Marlborough firm accused of running Ponzi scheme 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:42 pm
  • BOSTON - Massachusetts authorities are trying to get money back for investors of Telexfree, a company accused of operating a pyramid scheme to bilk Brazilian immigrants in the Boston area.

  • Company gets help and is now dressed for success 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:58 pm
  • NEW YORK - When Tessemae's salad dressing quickly became a hit, the owners of the family-run condiment company were faced with the reality that they needed help navigating the grocery business.

  • Change of venue sought in girl's shocking death 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:47 am
  • SALINA, Kansas - A company that is being sued in the electric shock that led to the death of a 12-year-old Salina girl wants the trial in a lawsuit filed by her parents moved to another county.

  • US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:40 pm
  • NEW YORK - A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • Apartheid abuse cases against Ford, IBM go ahead 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:11 pm
  • NEW YORK - A federal judge on Thursday declined to toss out decade-old lawsuits that accuse IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. of supporting apartheid by letting their subsidiaries sell computers and cars to the South African government.

  • 2 ex-chiefs of Samarion Inc. face fraud charges 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:16 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Two former executives of a Madison County company have been indicted for intentionally misleading investors in Mississippi and Alabama about a monitoring system for nursing homes or other health care facilities that could help improve the overall care of patients, federal officials said Thursday.

  • Trail delayed for former sweetener plant CEO 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:25 pm
  • COLUMBIA, Missouri - The criminal trial of former Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole has been delayed until December by a St. Charles County judge presiding over the case.

  • Herbalife discloses investigation in Illinois 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:25 pm
  • NEW YORK - Nutritional supplements and weight-loss products maker Herbalife is being investigated by the attorney general of Illinois.

  • 2 ex-Anglo Irish Bank directors convicted of fraud 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:25 pm
  • DUBLIN - Two former executives of Anglo Irish Bank were found guilty Thursday of committing fraud in a loans-for-shares scandal - the first convictions to stem from a banking crisis that brought Ireland to the brink of national bankruptcy.

  • South Dakota man sues over burst exercise ball 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:14 am
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A South Dakota man who claims he was permanently injured by an exercise ball that burst is suing the product's manufacturer for negligence.