- Alibaba won and lost a friend in Washington; how it happened Updated: May-27-16 10:13 pm
SHANGHAI - In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24-hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted.
- Google-backed Magic Leap alleges workers stole its secrets Updated: May-27-16 4:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Artificial reality startup Magic Leap is accusing two Silicon Valley employees of stealing the closely guarded secrets behind its technological tricks.
- Virginia AG opposes GOP push to expedite voting lawsuit Updated: May-27-16 4:25 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring is urging the Virginia Supreme Court not to expedite a lawsuit brought by Republican lawmakers over felons' voting rights.
- Lawsuit alleges Bears' practice field uses stolen tech Updated: May-26-16 10:47 pm
CHICAGO - The developer of an artificial playing surface has filed a lawsuit against the installer of the turf at the Chicago Bears practice facility, accusing the company of using stolen technology.
- Jury sides with Google in battle over Android software Updated: May-26-16 8:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google's Android software just dodged a $9 billion bullet.
- Tech billionaire is unlikely Hulk Hogan ally in Gawker fight Updated: May-26-16 7:56 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has an unlikely ally in his corner for his courtroom cage match with Gawker - a high-tech billionaire with a long-standing grudge against the news-and-gossip site.
- Mississippi high court won't reconsider drug-pricing case Updated: May-26-16 7:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court is standing by its decision to uphold a $30 million judgment for the state in a Medicaid drug-pricing lawsuit.
- Court upholds $3M judgment against Gerber Products Co. Updated: May-26-16 4:11 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A sharply divided Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said a baby food manufacturer must pay more than $3 million to workers for the time they spent dressing and undressing into uniforms and protective gear.
- Jury reaches $46 million verdict against Monsanto over PCBs Updated: May-26-16 2:23 pm
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis jury ordered Monsanto and three other companies to pay more than $46 million to three people in a suit alleging negligence in the production of PCBs.
- Company evaluating lawsuits alleging water contamination Updated: May-26-16 12:11 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A plastics company says it's evaluating two lawsuits alleging chemical contamination of private drinking water wells in New Hampshire.
- School bus firm to settle safety lawsuit for $11.5 million Updated: May-26-16 9:05 am
SAN FRANCISCO - An attorney representing mechanics for a school bus company says the company has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a lawsuit claiming they used unsafe buses to transport San Francisco students.
- The Latest: In Gawker fight, Hogan has billionaire in corner Updated: May-26-16 6:03 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - The Latest on Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker (all times local):
- Judge says dismissal of beekeeper's lawsuit won't fly Updated: May-26-16 4:34 am
DOVER, Delaware - A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a beekeeper who became allergic to bee venom after being stung hundreds of times while responding to a tractor-trailer accident.
- Utah joins lawsuit over transgender bathroom directive Updated: May-25-16 7:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah has joined 10 other states to sue the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
- Federal judge rejects Wyoming air ambulance regulation Updated: May-25-16 6:05 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A federal judge has rejected a Wyoming law that sought to limit how much air ambulance companies can charge the state for transporting workers injured on the job - the second such ruling in recent months.
- Charges made against convicted tribal leader's company Updated: May-25-16 4:27 pm
HELENA, Montana - Representatives of a pipe company started with money embezzled from the Chippewa Cree Tribe pleaded guilty Wednesday to falsely claiming to be a minority-owned business controlled by a former tribal leader who was later convicted in a corruption investigation.
- US probes e-commerce giant Alibaba's accounting practices Updated: May-25-16 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba wowed investors when it went public in the U.S. in September 2014, and its profits have bucked Wall Street expectations amid the Chinese economy's slowdown. Yet its unorthodox business structure has raised eyebrows, it's been suspended from an anti-counterfeiting group, and now U.S. regulators are investigating its accounting practices.
- The Latest: Man accused of killing heating oil worker dies Updated: May-25-16 4:01 pm
LONDONDERRY, New Hampshire - The Latest on the fatal shooting of an heating oil company worker in New Hampshire (all times local):
- Minnesota suing fundraising companies, claiming deception Updated: May-25-16 12:31 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The state of Minnesota is suing a professional fundraising company and its affiliate, alleging the Michigan firms are deceptively soliciting money for a veterans' charity.
- Feds: Company hasn't done enough to end slow-motion oil leak Updated: May-25-16 12:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Justice Department is urging a federal court to let government regulators decide if a New Orleans company has done enough to end an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that began nearly 12 years ago and could last another century.
- Commission sets hearing involving chemical spill probe Updated: May-25-16 12:02 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The state Public Service Commission has set a date for a hearing to investigate a water company's handling of the January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water supply of Kanawha Valley.
- Williston company settles federal racial discrimination suit Updated: May-25-16 10:31 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A Williston-based oil field service company will pay $250,000 to a worker it fired after he complained of harassment to settle a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- Ex-airport VP filed discrimination lawsuit before death Updated: May-25-16 4:43 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - A former Memphis airport executive who was killed in a car crash last week had filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the airport days before he died.
- AGs: Pelvic mesh implants caused dire complications Updated: May-25-16 4:39 am
SEATTLE - Dawna Hankins was scheduled to have a partial hysterectomy in 2008 when her doctor suggested implanting a vaginal mesh device at the same time to deal with minor incontinence.
- Rooftop solar company Sunrun drops suit against governor Updated: May-24-16 7:24 pm
LAS VEGAS - A rooftop solar company that accused Gov. Brian Sandoval of political cronyism dropped a lawsuit seeking to force the release of his text messages and wants to mend fences after harsh statements over a Nevada rate hike.