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Stories with subject: Corporate legal affairs
  • new storySon demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailer 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:49 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A family battle for control of South Korea's largest retailer has erupted in public after the group's 92-year-old founder was demoted to a powerless role in the business by his youngest son.

  • Trial set for lawsuit involving Iowa biodiesel explosion 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 6:16 pm

    MASON CITY, Iowa - A trial date has been set for a lawsuit against a Nebraska company stemming from an explosion at a northern Iowa biodiesel plant.

  • Clearfield woman sentenced for embezzling $900,000 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 2:37 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A Clearfield woman who embezzled almost $900,000 from two Utah companies has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

  • More legal moves ahead in New Jersey's settlement with Exxon 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 12:19 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - For a decade, New Jersey and Exxon Mobil Corp. were adversaries in a lawsuit the state filed seeking to make the oil giant pay for environmental damage it did at two sites where it operated refineries.

  • Pipeline companies won't move line from Arkansas watershed 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 7:08 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Two subsidiaries of ExxonMobil said in a court filing Friday that they won't move the Pegasus Pipeline from beneath the watershed where Central Arkansas gets most of its drinking water.

  • Lawsuits filed over medical helicopter crash in Frisco 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 6:28 pm

    FRISCO, Colorado - An attorney for two people who were injured in a fiery helicopter crash in Frisco that killed the pilot filed lawsuits Friday, saying a rotor malfunctioned, sending the aircraft spinning out of control.

  • Survivor sues in limo crash that killed 4 on Long Island 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 6:53 am

    NEW YORK - A survivor of a crash on Long Island that killed four women when their limousine collided with a pickup truck has sued both drivers and the companies involved.

  • Man says cracker company failed to pay for broken tooth 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 5:47 am

    YORK, Maine - A Maine man has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that a cracker company failed to pay for his dental bill after he broke his tooth eating one of their crackers.

  • Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generic drugs 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 9:50 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.

  • Jury awards $47.8 million in NYC crane collapse civil case 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 8:39 pm

    NEW YORK - A New York City jury on Thursday awarded $47.8 million to the families of two men killed in 2008 when a construction crane collapsed.

  • 2 sentenced to prison for mob-controlled takeover of company 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:55 pm

    CAMDEN, New Jersey - Two Texas men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a mob scheme to take control of a financial company.

  • Appeals court upholds convictions in Petro America case 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 4:34 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A federal appeals court panel has upheld the convictions of five people for bilking mostly poor investors out of millions of dollars with promises that they could become wealthy beyond their wildest dreams by spending as little as $100.

  • Appeals court rules against online gambling firm's founder 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 1:25 pm

    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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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.