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Stories with subject: Corporate legal affairs
  • State-sponsored company wanted to finance pipeline 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 3:28 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A state-sponsored company that directed millions of dollars from foreign investors to the idled Northern Beef Packers plant in South Dakota attempted to finance the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

  • 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.

  • Chairman of China conglomerate being investigated 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:58 am
  • BEIJING - China's ruling Communist Party says the chairman of a massive state-owned conglomerate is being investigated on suspicion of corruption, nine months after the government audited the company.

  • Miron to pay $4M to settle billing investigation 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:08 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - Miron Construction Co. Inc. has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a federal investigation into how the company billed five Wisconsin school districts for labor costs.

  • Appeals court: Consumer case improperly sealed 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:22 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A company that sued to keep a complaint about one of its products out of a publicly accessible federal database was improperly allowed to wage its battle in secret, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

  • Official: $2M in chemical spill costs reimbursable 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:23 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Public agencies and nonprofits that helped after a Jan. 9 chemical leak into the water supply could receive $2 million in reimbursements for their emergency work, a West Virginia homeland security official said.

  • Appeals court upholds Snowden email firm contempt 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:54 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

  • Victims in Texas blast choose closure over answers 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:51 pm
  • WEST, Texas - Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past.

  • Idaho sues timber company over N. Idaho wildfire 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:09 pm
  • LEWISTON, Idaho - Idaho officials have filed a lawsuit against a timber company and its contractor contending they're responsible for a wildfire that killed a 20-year-old Forest Service firefighter and burned more than 300 acres in northern Idaho.

  • GlaxoSmithKline discloses new bribery inquiries 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:28 pm
  • NEW YORK - British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is looking into allegations of bribery within its operations in Jordan and Lebanon.

  • GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:10 pm
  • DETROIT - General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

  • Judge blocks Massachusetts ban on painkiller 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:13 pm
  • BOSTON - A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.

  • Oklahoma AG files anti-discrimination lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:56 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's attorney general has filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit against a Miami restaurant and its owner over allegations of sexual harassment of employees.

  • Judge orders station to surrender full interview 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:34 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - A judge has ordered an Albuquerque television station to turn over raw video of its interview with a Farmington man who was shot in 2010 when a title-loan company's workers tried to repossess his vehicle.