The investigation reflected intensifying scrutiny of business under China's 5-year-old anti-monopoly law. Most targets so far have been foreign-owned. It was carried out against the backdrop of Chinese probes of possible bribery and other misconduct by global suppliers of pharmaceuticals and other products.
A court hearing is set for BP to justify why it has balked at paying more than $130 million in fees to the administrator of its multi-billion dollar settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents after the company's 2010 oil spill.
Gun manufacturer Remington has asked a federal judge to dismiss a proposed class-action lawsuit by Montanans who bought a type of rifle that can reportedly misfire without the trigger being pulled. Allen Bowker and Eric Huleatt filed their lawsuit in June on behalf of thousands of Montana residents who bought Remington Model 700 bolt-action rifles.
A Chinese researcher was sentenced Tuesday to time served plus two years of probation on charges stemming from the theft of a research drug from a Wisconsin medical school. Hua Jun Zhao, 41, had pleaded guilty in July to a reduced charge of illegally downloading research data from the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he worked as a researcher.
A judge has ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pay an Iowa trucking company $4.7 million in legal costs for bringing frivolous claims during a six-year sexual harassment lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade's judgment for CRST Van Expedited is believed to be the largest-ever fee sanction against EEOC.
U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo issued a restraining order in a lawsuit brought by The Humane Society of the United States and other groups in a case that has sparked an emotional national debate about how best to deal with the tens of thousands of wild, unwanted and abandoned horses across the country.
Six executives of a Louisiana company that recycles explosives have pleaded not guilty as part of an investigation into the storage of millions of pounds of military propellant, a discovery that lead to the evacuation of a nearby small town.
Companies need only look to recent lawsuits against the manufacturers of spreads, breakfast foods, dairy products, soft drinks, and other products where allegations regarding the mischaracterized healthfulness of these products have found varying degrees of success.
The ruling by Chancery Court Judge Donald Parsons is likely to delay Fiat's quest to buy all of the Chrysler stock that it doesn't own. Sergio Marchionne, CEO of both companies, now controls Chrysler and runs the companies together. But he wants to combine them legally to get more cost savings and access to Chrysler's cash.
Apple is facing accusations of shortchanging thousands of employees who haven't been getting paid while being forced to wait in line to show they aren't trying to steal an iPhone, iPad or other merchandise from the company's bustling stores.
More than a year after Japan's Supreme Court ordered camera and medical-equipment maker Olympus to stop punishing a whistleblower and reinstate him to his regular job, Masaharu Hamada is still fighting his courtroom battle. On Monday, he got company.
Greg Hayes, chief financial officer of United Technologies Corp., on a conference call Tuesday with analysts, discussed a June 17 order by a federal judge in Ohio that subsidiary jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney pay a $473 million fine plus interest for alleged fraud in the sale of fighter jet engines.
A jury has been seated to hear one of three lawsuits alleging groundwater pollution by an electronics manufacturer in Myrtle Beach. The suit alleges that groundwater contaminated with a chemical known as TCE damaged property values in a 10-block area near the company's former plant.
Filming livestock operations continues a tradition of journalistic endeavors that has led to landmark food safety laws, activists said. "We have the right to bring animal cruelty to light and will not allow politicians or industry insiders to violate these rights," said Stephen Wells.
Sunrise Propane and directors Shay Ben-Moshe and Valery Belahov were found guilty last month of nine provincial-offences charges in relation to the blast. The explosion killed 25-year-old employee Parminder Saini and was blamed for the death of 55-year-old firefighter Bob Leek, who died of a heart attack.
An eastern Kentucky coal company is being sued by the federal government as it seeks to collect more than $300,000 in unpaid fines for health and safety violations. The government says Viper Coal LLC owes $318,981 in unpaid fines as of September 2011. The suit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Pikeville.
Toyota has said there was no defect in Uno's Camry. The automaker has blamed such crashes on accelerators that got stuck, floor mats that trapped the gas pedal and driver error. The company has settled some wrongful death cases and agreed to pay more than $1 billion to resolve lawsuits.
A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses former ArthroCare Corp. chief executive Michael Baker and former ArthroCare finance chief Michael Gluk of conspiracy, 11 counts of wire fraud and two of securities fraud. Baker also is charged with three counts of making false statements.
A Chicago law firm has taken steps to sue Boeing Co. on behalf of 83 people who were aboard the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed in San Francisco earlier this month, alleging that a malfunction of the plane's autothrottle may have caused the crash.
Japanese auto supplier Diamond Electric Manufacturing Co. has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $19 million criminal fine for its role in a price-fixing scheme. The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that Diamond Electric rigged bids and fixed prices on ignition coils it sold to Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and others. The conspiracy lasted from 2003 through 2010.
The companies issued recalls covering 550 million eggs in 2010, after scientists traced illnesses back to their farms in northern Iowa, which were described by investigators as having filthy conditions. The government has estimated that up to 62,000 people were sickened in the outbreak.
California's attorney general and 10 municipalities are suing leading paint manufacturers, seeking to force them to remove lead paint from an estimated 5 million homes at a cost of $1 billion. The industry argues that it never deliberately sold a harmful product to consumers and that the old paint is no longer a significant public health risk.
If the judge should decide that the World Trade Center owners were entitled to additional money, a liability trial might occur. The defendants include American Airlines Inc., AMR Corp., United Airlines Inc., US Airways Inc., Colgan Air Inc., Boeing Co. and the Massachusetts Port Authority, among others.
The first of thousands of federal surgical mesh lawsuits filed nationwide has gone to trial in West Virginia. The case is one of four bellwether cases that U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin will hear in Charleston to determine the next step in litigation for the remaining lawsuits.
As vice president of product development, the 45-year-old Lederhaas-Okun had authority to "check out" jewelry from Tiffany to provide to potential manufacturers so they could calculate production costs. Authorities allege that after she left Tiffany in February, the company discovered she had checked out 164 items that were never returned.