- Venezuela politician accuses Wall Street Journal of libel Updated: May-05-16 4:46 pm
NEW YORK - A powerful Venezuelan legislator has sued Dow Jones & Co. and News Corp., saying he was libeled in a drug investigation article in The Wall Street Journal.
- Jury to decide contaminated wells case against coal company Updated: May-05-16 3:37 pm
PINEVILLE, West Virginia - A West Virginia jury will decide whether a coal company owned by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice contaminated the drinking water wells of residents in Wyoming County.
- Montana high court upholds award over mortgage foreclosure Updated: May-05-16 3:15 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Montana Supreme Court has upheld $426,000 in damages and attorney's fees awarded to a couple who sued a loan servicing company alleging it violated federal and state laws in repeatedly trying to foreclose on their house.
- Former US attorney tapped to investigate UC Davis chancellor Updated: May-05-16 1:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - University of California President Janet Napolitano has retained the former chief federal prosecutor for Northern California to lead an investigation into whether the chancellor of UC Davis violated university conflict-of-interest and ethics policies.
- Some howl over Alibaba's place in anti-counterfeiting group Updated: May-05-16 11:10 am
SHANGHAI - The prospect of sitting in a Hyatt Regency ballroom in Florida and listening to Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, deliver the keynote for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition's conference this month did not sit well with Michael Kors' general counsel. In fact, Ma's imminent speech - and the IACC's April decision to welcome Alibaba as a new member - so incensed the U.S. luxury brand that it severed its longstanding connection with the Washington-based industry group.
- $49.6 million to Arkansas in tobacco settlement payments Updated: May-04-16 6:36 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas has received $49.6 million in the latest annual payment from the tobacco industry as part of a 1998 settlement of a lawsuit against tobacco companies.
- Alaska company seeks ruling that permafrost can't be wetland Updated: May-04-16 6:17 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska business has sued the Army Corps of Engineers, seeking a ruling that permanently frozen ground cannot be regulated as wetland.
- Lawsuit: EPA needs new rules to address manmade earthquakes Updated: May-04-16 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON - A coalition of environmental groups is suing federal environmental regulators over their alleged failure to stop oil and gas companies from disposing of drilling waste in ways that can threaten drinking water supplies and trigger manmade earthquakes.
- Lawsuit targets St. Louis-area school desegregation plan Updated: May-04-16 4:30 pm
ST. LOUIS - A mother from suburban St. Louis alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that her 9-year-old son is prohibited from transferring to a city charter school because he is black.
- Bank of the West goes after Whittemores' Lake Tahoe house Updated: May-04-16 3:46 pm
RENO, Nevada - A Nevada lawyer and lobbyist and his wife are being sued by Bank of the West over the family's Lake Tahoe house.
- Supreme Court orders hearing over judge disqualification Updated: May-04-16 2:47 pm
HELENA, Montana - A hearing should be held to determine if a state judge should have disqualified himself from a case in which he approved a $10 million settlement to be paid by an insurance company without the company's input, the Montana Supreme Court ruled.
- Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name Updated: May-04-16 12:41 pm
BEIJING - Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.
- Mining company's stock dives as Brazil sues in dam tragedy Updated: May-04-16 10:20 am
LONDON - Shares in miner BHP Billiton tumbled after Brazil's federal prosecutor launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that killed 19 people and caused the worst environmental disaster in the country's history.
- Lawsuit: Nevada worker fired for not accepting Scientology Updated: May-03-16 11:30 pm
LAS VEGAS - A Catholic woman fired from her job at a bottled water company led by a Nevada lawmaker has filed a federal lawsuit against the business, saying she was pressured to watch videos on Scientology and was denied pay raises because of her religious beliefs.
- The Latest: Hawaii OKs bills on mental health, prison, guns Updated: May-03-16 11:06 pm
HONOLULU - The Latest on the Hawaii Legislature passing dozens of bills ahead of a legislative deadline (all times local):
- Another big verdict in talc case against Johnson & Johnson Updated: May-03-16 9:51 pm
ST. LOUIS - Twice in the past three months, juries have awarded tens millions of dollars to ovarian cancer victims who blamed Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for their illness - among the first verdicts in a gathering courtroom assault by law firms that are aggressively recruiting clients through TV ads and the Internet.
- Court files show bid to tar slain Honduran activist Caceres Updated: May-03-16 8:36 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands.
- The Latest: Mattiello: Lawmaker resigned amid federal probe Updated: May-03-16 4:46 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Latest on the resignation of Rhode Island House Finance Committee Chairman Raymond Gallison (all times local):
- Argentina prosecutor asks probe of ex-president and son Updated: May-03-16 12:33 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A federal prosecutor asked on Monday that former President Cristina Fernandez and her son be investigated for possible illegal enrichment in connection to two businessmen accused of money laundering and tax evasion.
- DraftKings suit challenges state authority, Texas AG says Updated: May-02-16 6:42 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' attorney general's office has answered a lawsuit filed by DraftKings, arguing that the online daily fantasy sports site is improperly challenging its authority on the issue.
- Sports Authority plans to sell assets Updated: May-02-16 5:14 pm
NEW YORK - Sports Authority will sell some or all of its assets rather than trying to reorganize under bankruptcy protection.
- Wells Fargo seeks to stay state lawsuit in 38 Studios deal Updated: May-02-16 4:09 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Wells Fargo Securities is seeking to halt a lawsuit filed by the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. accusing it of withholding crucial information in the state's $75 million deal with 38 Studios, the failed video game company started by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.
- Bishop Museum president, CEO resigns amid loan investigation Updated: May-02-16 1:46 pm
HONOLULU - The president and CEO of Honolulu's Bishop Museum is resigning amid a state investigation into whether he illegally gave himself a loan of more than $14,000.
- Bishop Museum president, CEO resigns amid loan investigation Updated: May-02-16 1:41 pm
HONOLULU - The president and CEO of the Honolulu's Bishop Museum is resigning amid a state investigation into whether he illegally gave himself a loan of more than $14,000.
- Federal jury convicts woman in health fraud scheme Updated: May-02-16 10:10 am
NEW ORLEANS - A federal court jury has convicted the owner of a health care company for her role in a $3.2 million Medicare fraud scheme operating in and around New Orleans.