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Facebook's Plan to Keep Zuckerberg in Control Was Flawed, Lawsuit Says

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:16:54 EST

Shareholders allege director Marc Andreessen privately coached the CEO by text message on how to win over other members of the board.(image)

Judge Denies Developer's Request to Force Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline's Final Stage

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:11:49 EST

A federal judge denied a request by Energy Transfer Partners to quickly force the federal government to approve the final link in its Dakota Access pipeline, but said he would take up the issue next year.(image)

Former Insys CEO Arrested in Opioid Prescription Kickback Case

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:57:43 EST

Six former executives and managers at Insys Therapeutics were arrested and charged with conspiring to defraud health insurers and bribe doctors in exchange for prescribing the company’s fentanyl painkiller, Subsys.(image)

Pfizer Fined $107 Million for Overcharging U.K. for Epilepsy Drug

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:41:52 EST

Pfizer has become the latest drugmaker taken to task for high prices after U.K. authorities hit the company with a record $107 million fine over the price of an anti-epilepsy drug.(image)

Two Juveniles Charged with Arson in Tennessee Forest Fires

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:43:40 EST

Tennessee law-enforcement officials said they arrested two juveniles Tuesday in connection with the wildfires that swept through Gatlinburg and the surrounding area last week, killing 14 people.(image)

Charleston Church Shooting Trial Begins

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:14:02 EST

A racially mixed jury has been seated in the death-penalty trial of Dylann Roof, a white man who is accused of seeking to incite a race war.(image)

South Korea to Slap Fine, File Criminal Complaints Against VW

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:14:15 EST

South Korea’s trade regulator will file criminal complaints against Volkswagen and five of its executives and impose a heavy fine on the German auto maker over advertising claims that its cars met emissions regulations.(image)

Bumble Bee Foods Executive to Plead Guilty to Fixing Canned Tuna Prices

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:38:20 EST

A Bumble Bee Foods executive has agreed to plead guilty to fixing prices on canned tuna, the first criminal charges in an ongoing Justice Department probe in the packaged seafood industry.(image)

Supreme Court: Lower Court Should Reconsider What Samsung Owes Apple

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:58:54 EST

The Supreme Court Tuesday ruled a lower court should reconsider how much money Samsung owes rival Apple for infringing patents on the iPhone’s design.(image)

Supreme Court Hardens Stance on Insider Trading

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:45:00 EST

The Supreme Court handed the government a significant win in its pursuit of insider trading, ruling prosecutors in such cases don’t always have to show that something valuable changed hands to prove a crime was committed.(image)

'I've Always Felt Like I've Been a Girl'

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:31:54 EST

Mia Ballard, a 15-year-old formerly known as John, was a plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit that successfully challenged New York restrictions on Medicaid gender-transition care. She is now taking puberty blockers.(image)

Etan Patz Murder Suspect Haunted by 'Demons,' Witness Says

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:25:53 EST

Pedro Hernandez, the man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, said that for years he saw shadowy “demons” in his bedroom and an “angel” who watched over him, a psychiatrist testified Tuesday.(image)

Mistrial in South Carolina Police Shooting Caught on Video

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:10:29 EST

The judge in the murder trial of former North Charleston, S.C., police Officer Michael Slager declared a mistrial Monday, after the jury said its members were hopelessly deadlocked.(image)

Church Shooter Dylann Roof Allowed to Hire Back His Lawyers

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:41:07 EST

A federal judge on Monday allowed Dylann Roof to reverse his week-old decision to represent himself in the initial phase of a Charleston, S.C., hate-crimes trial.(image)

Dallas Mayor Sues to Stop Police, Fire Pension Exits

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:38:04 EST

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings filed a lawsuit Monday in an effort to halt exits from the city’s police and fire pension fund following more than $500 million in withdrawals since early August.(image)

Who Owns Key Gene Technology? Question Heads to Court

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:05:13 EST

A gene-editing tool called Crispr-Cas9 has sparked millions of dollars of investments. Rival research teams that claim patents are going to court to determine who owns the commercial rights.(image)

In Patz Case, Prosecution Is Set to Rest

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:59:55 EST

The prosecution is expected to rest its case Monday in the retrial of Pedro Hernandez, the New Jersey man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979.(image)

Airbnb Won't Pursue Legal Case Against NYC Over Rental Law

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:27:51 EST

Airbnb agreed to drop a lawsuit against New York City over recently enacted legislation that will fine hosts there for listing many common short-term rentals.(image)

Jury Urged to Keep Deliberating in South Carolina Police Shooting Case

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:33:26 EST

The judge in the murder trial of a former North Charleston, S.C., police officer sent the jury back to work, despite the jury’s insistence that its members were deadlocked.(image)

Gawker Changes Tune on Decision to Publish Hogan Tape

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:15:39 EST

Gawker Media, which has long defended its right to publish a video that showed wrestler Hulk Hogan having sex, is now blaming the ensuing legal battle on a former editor.(image)

Wal-Mart Reaches Settlement in Same-Sex Spouse Benefits Complaint

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:36:18 EST

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reached a tentative agreement to settle a class-action complaint that accused the retailer of discriminating against gay employees and their spouses by denying them health benefits.(image)

Supreme Court to Review Lexmark's Power to Prevent Resale of Toner Cartridges

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:18:25 EST

The Supreme Court said it would review Lexmark International’s power to prevent third-party companies from refilling and reselling patented toner cartridges initially sold by the printer manufacturer.(image)

Texas Hospital Leaders Face Bribery Charges

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:49:15 EST

Leaders of Dallas’s Forest Park Medical Center face criminal charges after prosecutors said they paid roughly $40 million worth of bribes and kickbacks to health-care professionals who agreed to send patients to the high-end hospital.(image)

Steven Cohen, SAC Reach $135 Million Insider-Trading Settlement

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:51:09 EST

Billionaire Steven A. Cohen and his former hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors agreed to a $135 million class-action settlement Wednesday, bringing legal costs tied to SAC-related insider-trading cases close to $2 billion.(image)

Bharara Agrees to Stay as Manhattan U.S. Attorney

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:38:23 EST

Preet Bharara has agreed to stay in his current role under the Trump administration, a surprise move that could signal the president-elect is serious about cracking down on Wall Street wrongdoing.(image)

New Policing Strategy Focuses on Better Community Ties

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:03:47 EST

Gary, Ind., is among six cities in a program that fights crime by asking officers to look at their own shortcomings and biases to build relationships in even the most dangerous neighborhoods.(image)

Charlotte Officer Cleared in Keith Lamont Scott Shooting

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:10:35 EST

Prosecutors said a Charlotte, N.C., police officer acted appropriately in the September fatal shooting of a black man that sparked violent protests in the city.(image)

Trump's Vow to Exit His Businesses Draws Questions

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:47:43 EST

The president-elect said he is taking steps to separate himself from his businesses “to fully focus on running the country.” But House Democrats and others questioned whether conflicts of interest would remain if his adult children take control of his global real-estate empire.(image)

Maryland Stands Down in 400-Year-Old Fight With West Virginia Over Potomac Water

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:01:37 EST

Maryland has agreed to give neighboring West Virginia unchecked access to water from the Potomac River, ending a flare up that briefly entangled consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co.(image)

Air France Workers Get Suspended Jail Terms in Torn-Shirt Case

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:58:18 EST

A French criminal court convicted three Air France workers of aggravated assault and sentenced them to suspended jail terms for accosting two company executives and tearing off their shirts.(image)

Uber's 'Not a Taxi Company' Defense on Trial in EU

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:34:55 EST

The stakes couldn’t be much higher, as the company fights being regulated as a transportation provider in the European Court of Justice, its business model effectively on trial.(image)

Mozido Founder Pleads Guilty to Making Illegal Campaign Contributions

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:39:31 EST

Michael Liberty, the founder of one of the most highly-valued U.S. financial-technology startups pleaded guilty this week to making illegal contributions to a presidential campaign five years ago.(image)

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Texas Death-Penalty Rules

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:01:35 EST

The Supreme Court appeared skeptical Tuesday of Texas legal rules that permit execution of convicts who are considered intellectually disabled under current medical standards.(image)

Former New York Judge Charged With Reducing Fine for Sexual Favors

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:21:00 EST

Delmar House was justice for Jefferson County’s Village of West Carthage near the Canadian border.(image)

Affordable-Housing Case Reaches New Jersey Supreme Court

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:20:09 EST

The New Jersey Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday on whether more than 200 towns and cities should have to allow tens of thousands of affordable-housing units to be built.(image)

Theranos Sued for Alleged Fraud by Robertson Stephens Co-Founder Colman

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:06:05 EST

Robertson Stephens & Co. co-founder Robert Colman accused Theranos Inc. in a lawsuit filed Monday of making false and misleading claims about its operations and technology while soliciting money from investors.(image)

Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Can Act as His Own Attorney

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:27:32 EST

Dylann Roof will represent himself in a hate-crimes trial under way in Charleston, S.C., a decision made by a federal judge after days of closed-door hearings on the accused mass shooter’s competency.(image)

Accused Killer of Etan Patz Took Fetal Position in Police Interview, Witness Says

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:14:37 EST

Several hours into a police interview of the man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz, suspect Pedro Hernandez was curled on the floor in the fetal position and asking to go home, an assistant district attorney testified Monday.(image)

Cravath Doesn't Change Bonuses

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:27:39 EST

Elite law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP told its junior lawyers Monday that year-end bonuses will be the same as last year’s, a sign that law firms continue to tread somewhat carefully in the postrecession world.(image)

Zenefits Hit With $7 Million Fine by California Insurance Regulator

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:42:42 EST

Health-benefits broker Zenefits was fined $7 million by the California Department of Insurance on Monday, one of the largest penalties the agency has assessed for licensing violations in its history.(image)

Anthem and Cigna at Odds Over Proposed Merger

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:51:00 EST

Newly unsealed court testimony shows health insurers Anthem and Cigna have significant disagreements over their proposed merger, offering details about a rift that is highly unusual for two companies pressing to merge.(image)

Criminal-Justice Reform Efforts Face New Uncertainty

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:52:43 EST

Efforts to overhaul criminal-justice laws have been a hot topic in Washington and a rare spot of bipartisan agreement. But advocates of easing laws that have led to the nation’s high incarceration rates are struggling to figure out President-elect Donald Trump’s views on the subject.(image)

Judge Rules Dylann Roof Competent to Stand Trial

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:53:48 EST

A federal judge ruled Friday that Dylann Roof, the South Carolina man accused of killing nine black worshipers at a Charleston, S.C., church last year, is competent to stand trial.(image)

Contractors Settle Case Over Cleanup Effort at Hanford Nuclear Site

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 20:44:31 EST

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that two major contractors at the cleanup effort at the Hanford nuclear-weapons site have agreed to pay $125 million to settle allegations they had made false statements to the government and provided deficient materials and services.(image)

House Republicans Ask to Put on Hold Case Against Obama's Health-Care Law

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:44:40 EST

Attorneys for the U.S. House of Representatives asked a federal court to delay a lawsuit over President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, citing negotiations with President-elect Donald Trump over the future of the Affordable Care Act.(image)

Anthem-Cigna Antitrust Trial: Day Two

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:26:39 EST

The Justice Department and health insurer Anthem Inc. each sought to score points Tuesday when Cigna Corp. Chief Executive David Cordani took the witness stand in a trial that will determine the fate of the two companies’ proposed merger.(image)

Baltimore Felony Conviction Rates Fall Under Current District Attorney

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:39:05 EST

The rate of felony convictions of Baltimore’s top prosecutor Marilyn Mosby dropped soon after she took office in January 2015, and the lower rate has persisted at a time of increased violent crime.(image)

Brooklyn Man Arrested in Alleged Terror Plot

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:46:11 EST

Federal authorities arrested a Brooklyn man accused of attempting to join Islamic State, who they said was recorded plotting an attack on Times Square.(image)

Ally to Pay $52 Million to Resolve Justice Department ResCap Probe

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:45:39 EST

Ally Financial Inc. said it will pay $52 million under a settlement related to Residential Capital LLC mortgage-backed securities.(image)

Antitrust Trial for Anthem-Cigna Begins

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:20:55 EST

The Justice Department and Anthem Inc. kicked off an antitrust trial by presenting starkly different visions of the health insurer’s proposed Cigna acquisition, vying to set the terms in a proceeding with high stakes for both companies.(image)

Anorexic Woman Can Refuse Force-Feedings, Court Rules

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:33:39 EST

An anorexic woman who weighs 69 pounds can refuse force-feedings, a New Jersey superior court judge ruled. The woman told the court that she doesn’t want food or water and wants to enter palliative care.(image)

Platinum Partners Fund Obtains Litigation Shield

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:06:01 EST

Platinum Partners’ flagship hedge fund secured a legal shield that puts on-hold litigation accusing the troubled fund of looting Texas oil and gas company Black Elk Energy Offshore.(image)