- Appeals court rules against online gambling firm's founder Updated: Jul-30-15 11:59 am
ST. LOUIS - A federal appeals court has rejected attempts by the founder of a former online betting site to avoid paying $36 million in delinquent taxes and penalties, dismissing claims that his plea deal in a related criminal case precluded the government from pursuing the debt.
- Bankruptcy court denies Caesars Entertainment's quick appeal Updated: Jul-30-15 6:19 am
LAS VEGAS - A bankruptcy court that ruled lawsuits against Caesars Entertainment Corp. would not be halted as the company's debt-heavy subsidiary attempts to emerge from Chapter 11 has also denied the casino company's effort to fast-track an appeal of the decision to a higher court.
- FTC investigating online college University of Phoenix Updated: Jul-29-15 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON - The University of Phoenix, which runs an online college popular among military veterans, is under federal investigation for possible deceptive or unfair business practices, its parent company the Apollo Education Group told shareholders Wednesday.
- Christie's Exxon proposed deal could be nearing judgment day Updated: Jul-29-15 3:55 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A $225 million settlement between Gov. Chris Christie administration and ExxonMobil will be discussed in front of a state judge Thursday and New Jersey residents could find out soon if it will be approved.
- Charges dropped against Chinese woman in trade secrets case Updated: Jul-29-15 2:40 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire who was accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies.
- Lawsuit: Man says he was struck by runaway roulette ball Updated: Jul-29-15 8:04 am
HANOVER, Maryland - A man is suing Baltimore-based Cordish Companies for injuries he says he received after being struck by a roulette ball at Hanover's Maryland Live casino.
- By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud Updated: Jul-29-15 4:52 am
MIAMI - Psssst - Need a phony ID? A fraudulent tax refund? Insurance money from a sham car crash? Florida may have just what you're looking for.
- Resigned elections official held 2012 fundraiser for McCrory Updated: Jul-28-15 9:37 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - A month before he won election, Gov. Pat McCrory attended a fundraiser hosted by an appointee to the state Board of Elections who resigned amid questions about his ties to an Internet sweepstakes magnate targeted by a campaign finance investigation.
- NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error Updated: Jul-28-15 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking a braking system too quickly and triggering the accident that killed him, federal investigators said Tuesday.
- Nebraska trial set over land seizures for oil pipeline Updated: Jul-28-15 12:16 pm
O'NEILL, Nebraska - A judge has scheduled an October trial on a Holt County lawsuit aimed at keeping TransCanada Corp. from seizing land to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
- US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM Updated: Jul-27-15 6:05 pm
NEW YORK - Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in New York because they cannot show that the companies' alleged offending behavior occurred in the United States, a federal appeals court said Monday.
- Ex-leasing company official sentenced for cheating clients Updated: Jul-27-15 4:43 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A man who used his position at an office equipment leasing company to cheat clients out of more than $600,000 has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.
- Judge orders fast-track review of Glacier-area energy lease Updated: Jul-27-15 3:56 pm
HELENA, Montana - A judge on Monday denied a Louisiana company's request to lift the U.S. government's decades-long suspension of an energy lease near Glacier National Park, but he called the delay unreasonable and ordered government officials to fast-track a decision.
- CFO indicted on charges of stealing $1.6M from 3 employers Updated: Jul-23-15 8:22 pm
GREENBELT, Maryland - A man who worked as a chief financial officer for three companies has been indicted on charges of stealing $1.6 million from those companies.
- Life sentence urged in peanut salmonella case Updated: Jul-23-15 6:29 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called "unprecedented" for a food-poisoning case.
- Missoula rejects company's valuation offer for water system Updated: Jul-23-15 8:43 am
MISSOULA, Montana - A judge is deciding whether to stay a case for Missoula to purchase its public drinking water system.
- Judge: Caesars can be sued while unit in bankruptcy Updated: Jul-22-15 6:31 pm
LAS VEGAS - A Chicago bankruptcy judge has ruled he won't stop pending lawsuits against Caesars Entertainment Corp. while its debt-heavy subsidiary is in bankruptcy.
- Environmental groups ask judge to dismiss part of Duke suit Updated: Jul-22-15 5:29 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy's effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps.
- Attorney general obtains Corporation Commissioner's phone Updated: Jul-22-15 12:26 pm
PHOENIX - Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump's cell phone is in the attorney general's hands as an investigation into a retired member of the regulatory body progresses.
- Va. AG sues pawnbroker, alleges illegal vehicle title loans Updated: Jul-22-15 9:26 am
FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia - A lawsuit filed by Attorney General Mark Herring alleges that a pawnbroker in Spotsylvania County made illegal and unlicensed motor vehicle title loans.
- Hampshire County company founder pleads guilty to tax charge Updated: Jul-22-15 7:38 am
MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - The founder of a Hampshire County company faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to a tax charge.
- Company with Romo ties sues NFL over canceled fantasy event Updated: Jul-21-15 9:26 pm
DALLAS - A company partly owned by Tony Romo sued the NFL on Tuesday over a canceled fantasy football event in Las Vegas that was to involve the Dallas quarterback and other star players.
- Court ruling clears way for Novartis' low-cost biotech drug Updated: Jul-21-15 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has ruled that Novartis can begin selling its lower-cost copy of an Amgen Inc. drug in September, rejecting a bid to further delay the launch of the knock-off biotech medication.
- Lawsuit alleges problems with Medicaid in Kansas ends Updated: Jul-21-15 3:13 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A former executive of the firm managing part of the privatized Medicaid program in Kansas is ending a lawsuit alleging she was fired after protesting potentially improper cost cutting moves.
- Bratwurst battle brewing in federal court in Milwaukee Updated: Jul-21-15 12:32 pm
MILWAUKEE - Two Wisconsin sausage companies are battling in court over who can use the term "backyard brat."