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VW Buyback Deal on Diesel-Emissions Scandal Approved

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:58:45 EDT

Volkswagen received final approval of a $14.7 billion deal reached with consumers and government agencies that could get nearly half a million dirty diesel vehicles off U.S. roads.(image)

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Charged With Contempt of Court

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:54:44 EDT

Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio was formally charged with contempt of court Tuesday for defying a judge’s order to halt immigration patrols.(image)

Sumner Redstone Suing Former Companions

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:39:03 EDT

Media mogul Sumner Redstone has sued two former companions, alleging they abused him, took more than $150 million and left him in debt.(image)

Daily Fantasy Sites Reach N.Y. Settlement

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:31:00 EDT

DraftKings and FanDuel will each pay $6 million to resolve lawsuits over their advertising practices in New York, ending a year-long legal battle.(image)

Most Guns Recovered at New York Crime Scenes Originated Out of State

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:27:26 EDT

Almost three quarters of the guns recovered at crime scenes in New York originated from out-of-state purchases, according to a new analysis by the state’s attorney general.(image)

Construction Trade Group Wins Injunction Blocking U.S. Federal Workplace Rule

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:23:46 EDT

A large construction trade group won an injunction blocking a federal rule requiring companies seeking federal contracts to disclose past labor-law violations, a blow to the Obama administration in its effort to strengthen workers’ rights to fair pay and job safety.(image)

Embraer to Pay $205 Million to Settle Bribery Allegations

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:23:41 EDT

Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer reached an agreement with U.S. and Brazilian authorities to settle an investigation into alleged bribes paid to foreign officials, paying $205 million in compensation, the SEC said.(image)

TelexFree Founder James Merrill Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:19:19 EDT

James Merrill, who founded and then captained the meteoric rise of TelexFree before it was shut down by federal authorities, has pleaded guilty to criminal fraud charges for his role in running a multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme at the company.(image)

Alibaba's Ma Supports Internet Data Use in Fighting Crime

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:04:07 EDT

Alibaba co-founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma encouraged officials to embrace internet data in their fight against thieves and terrorists.(image)

Ex-Christie Aide Says She Is Bridge Scapegoat

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:38:49 EDT

Bridget Kelly, the former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, described to a jury Monday how she thought she was framed for closing lanes at the George Washington Bridge.(image)

Etan Patz's Friend Quizzed About Past Statements

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:19:33 EDT

Under cross-examination, Chelsea Altman said she doesn’t remember telling police decades ago that 6-year-old Etan planned to go away with a man who gave him candy.(image)

Clinton Ally Aided Campaign of FBI Official's Wife

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:41:15 EDT

The political organization of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat with longstanding ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, gave nearly $500,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.(image)

New Airbnb Law Causes Stir in NYC

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:11:16 EDT

A bill signed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that penalizes some Airbnb users with steep fines reverberated this weekend around New York City, where thousands of Airbnb hosts could be breaking the new law.(image)

Judge Overseeing Lawsuit Over Alaska Air, Virgin America Merger to Move Ahead With Trial

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:23:44 EDT

The proposed merger of Alaska Air Group and Virgin America ran into a new complication this week from a federal judge who is overseeing a consumer lawsuit to block the $2.6 billion transaction on antitrust grounds.(image)

Judge to Dismiss Christian Laettner's Involuntary Bankruptcy Case

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:23:19 EDT

A federal judge agreed to dismiss the involuntary bankruptcy case filed against former basketball star Christian Laettner, who reached a repayment deal that should close a decade of financial troubles.(image)

Bank Legal Costs Cited as Drag on Economic Growth

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:17:28 EDT

A heightened emphasis by banking regulators and law-enforcement officials on financial misconduct may be constraining global growth, some officials warn.(image)

Alaska Air, Virgin America Cool Their Jets as They Await Deal's Approval

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:00:16 EDT

The Justice Department is making Alaska Air Group and Virgin America cool their jets on a $2.6 billion merger plan, fanning speculation that regulators believe consolidation in the industry has gone too far.(image)

EU Court Adviser Backs Intel Appeal Over $1.17 Billion Fine

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:55:04 EDT

An adviser to the European Union’s highest court has thrown his weight behind Intel’s appeal against a decision by the bloc’s antitrust regulator to fine the chip maker $1.17 billion for abusing its market position.(image)

Brazil Charges 21 People in Samarco Mining Dam Collapse

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:03:42 EDT

Brazilian federal prosecutors filed homicide charges Thursday against 21 people in connection with a catastrophic dam collapse last year that killed 19 people.(image)

Border Patrol Shooting of Mexican Teen Lawsuit Goes to Court

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:40:10 EDT

The shooting of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez sparked a high-profile lawsuit at the heart of which lies a question: When can a foreign national bring claims under the U.S. Constitution for an incident that happened on foreign soil?(image)

Military Can Try Guantanamo Detainee for Conspiracy, Court Rules

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:25:08 EDT

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the military could try a Guantanamo Bay detainee for conspiracy, potentially expanding the number of enemy fighters at the offshore prison who can be prosecuted.(image)

Lawsuit Over Cellphones and Cancer Hits a Stumbling Block

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:49:30 EDT

An appeals court dealt a setback to a long-running lawsuit against the wireless industry over health concerns surrounding cellphones, deciding that a different legal standard for evidence should have been applied.(image)

Obama Defends Health-Care Law

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:40:48 EDT

President Barack Obama defended his signature health-care act in a speech that described his pride in the achievements of the law and acknowledged significant challenges his successor will face.(image)

Jumio Estate's Bankruptcy Plan Wins Court Approval

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:22:38 EDT

A plan to wind down the remains of former Silicon Valley startup Jumio Inc. won final approval from a bankruptcy judge, bringing the contentious chapter 11 case nearer to a close.(image)

Truck Drivers Irked by Flaws in Background-Check System

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:50:47 EDT

Truckers say faulty background checks and difficulties getting access to paid reports and resolving disputed information are depriving them of jobs.(image)

Lotte Chairman Charged With Embezzlement, Tax Evasion

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:28:04 EDT

Prosecutors charged the chairman of Lotte Group and four other family members with tax evasion, embezzlement and breach of trust, concluding a corruption investigation of one of South Korea’s biggest businesses.(image)

Derrick Rose Cleared in Rape Lawsuit

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:48:25 EDT

A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday found Knicks guard Derrick Rose not liable in the $21.5 million lawsuit in which a woman accused Rose and two of his friends of breaking into her home and raping her.(image)

Flint Suit Seeks Aid for Students Due to Water Crisis

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:41:30 EDT

A federal lawsuit filed in Flint, Mich., alleges that public-school students affected by the city’s lead-tainted water crisis are being denied special education services.(image)

Disabled Man Sentenced in Kansas Terrorism Case

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:35:16 EDT

A federal judge in Kansas handed down a 15-month prison sentence to a developmentally disabled man who lent $100 to someone he thought was planning to attack a U.S. military base on behalf of Islamic State.(image)

Lawsuit Accuses Firm of Overcharging Rent

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:46:18 EDT

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan accuses a real-estate firm of overcharging rent-stabilized tenants across New York City.(image)

Actor Harry Shearer Sues Over 'Spinal Tap' Royalties

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:31:48 EDT

Comedian and actor Harry Shearer said in a lawsuit filed Monday that he’s been bilked for years out of profits generated by “This Is Spinal Tap,” the classic comedy film he starred in and helped create.(image)

Retired General Pleads Guilty to Lying in Leak Probe

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:33:29 EDT

A retired four-star general has pleaded guilty to a charge that he lied to investigators who were examining leaks about secret U.S. government hacking efforts directed at Iran’s nuclear program.(image)

Case Against Turkish Trader Zarrab to Move Forward

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:22:47 EDT

A federal judge denied a motion to dismiss an indictment that accuses Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab of helping Iranian entities evade U.S. sanctions.(image)

Head of Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office's Criminal Division Leaving

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:43:24 EDT

Daniel L. Stein, a top official in the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office who oversees more than 150 federal prosecutors, is departing for private practice.(image)

Princeton Settles Tax Suit

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:44:24 EDT

The Ivy League school will pay $18.2 million over six years to settle the lawsuit by local homeowners who disputed the university’s property-tax exemption.(image)

Bridge Defendant Says He Regrets Lane Closures

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:25:58 EDT

Former Port Authority official Bill Baroni testified that he was following directions when he ignored a New Jersey mayor’s requests for help during the George Washington Bridge closures.(image)

FBI Director Rejects Talk of Epidemic of Police Bias Against Blacks

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:10:00 EDT

FBI Director James Comey gave an impassioned defense of police officers Sunday, saying most are overwhelmingly good people in a “uniquely difficult time in American law enforcement.”(image)

Assisted-Suicide Fight Moves to Colorado

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:22:19 EDT

The latest front in the battle over doctor-assisted suicide is unfolding in Colorado, where voters will consider a ballot measure next month that would permit physicians to aid terminally ill patients in dying.(image)

Taking the Stand in N.J. Bridge Trial Puts Defendants in the Crosshairs

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:26:28 EDT

The time is drawing nearer for Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly, the two defendants in the George Washington Bridge trial, to take the stand on their own behalf against charges that they orchestrated the lane closures.(image)

Cuomo Briefed on Firms' Ties

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:38:04 EDT

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has tried to distance himself from those charged in a federal corruption case, but a memo prepared for him before a fundraiser outlines ties between his administration and some of the alleged conspirators who attended.(image)

Goldman Sachs Wins Legal Battle With Libyan Wealth Fund

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 09:22:41 EDT

Goldman Sachs won a lawsuit in which Libya’s sovereign-wealth fund sued the U.S. investment bank for $1.2 billion to cover losses from derivatives it bought in 2008, a High Court judge in London ruled.(image)

Judge Dismisses Newtown Families' Lawsuit Against Gun Industry

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 13:11:30 EDT

The​ families failed to show that manufacturer Remington Outdoor Co., distributor Camfour Inc., and the East Windsor gun shop that sold the firearm could foresee any misuse of the rifle in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Judge Barbara Bellis ruled. ​(image)

VW Agrees to Pay $175 Million to Plaintiffs' Lawyers in Diesel Case

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:49:42 EDT

Volkswagen AG has agreed to pay $175 million to plaintiffs’ lawyers representing U.S. drivers in litigation over the auto maker’s diesel-emissions crisis, according to a person familiar with the matter.(image)

Xerox's Largest Individual Shareholder Sues to Block Split

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:23:48 EDT

Xerox’s largest individual shareholder, billionaire Darwin Deason, has filed a lawsuit that seeks to block the copier and services giant from splitting itself into two public companies.(image)

Deere Rebuts Justice Department Challenge to Monsanto Deal

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:51:36 EDT

Deere & Co. said the Justice Department is unfairly accusing the company of trying to monopolize a market that doesn’t exist with its challenge to the planned purchase of Monsanto’s seed-planting equipment line.(image)

Settlement Reached in Nortel Fight Over $7.3 Billion

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:25:17 EDT

A deal has been reached to end the long-running fight over $7.3 billion raised in the bankruptcy liquidation of former Canadian telecommunications giant Nortel Networks Corp.(image)

Safety Regulators Fine Amazon Again Over Hazardous Air Shipments

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 14:41:53 EDT

Federal Aviation Administration proposes fourth penalty in as many months, says retailer improperly shipped dangerous goods on aircraft,(image)

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Debt-Collections Case

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:13:43 EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a debt-collection agency can be punished for trying to collect an old credit-card debt from a woman who filed for bankruptcy.(image)

U.S. Justice Department Urges San Francisco Police to Address Racial Disparities

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 21:04:15 EDT

The San Francisco Police Department must address racial disparities in its policing practices, according to a federal review, which recommended 272 changes, including training on implicit bias.(image)

Judge in Derrick Rose Case Opts Against Mistrial, Scolds Plaintiff

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:00:36 EDT

In a separate twist, a Los Angeles Police Department detective handling the criminal investigation into the rape allegations against Rose died Tuesday of a gunshot wound.(image)

SunEdison Gets SEC Subpoena for Emails

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:10:40 EDT

SunEdison received a subpoena from the SEC seeking emails and other electronic communications in connection with a non-public, fact-finding investigation.(image)

McDonald's Tries an Edgier Look, But Graffiti Artists Are Not Lovin' It

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:37:37 EDT

A handful of urban ‘taggers’ accuse the burger chain of stealing their work to decorate restaurants in Europe; Norm’s lament(image)

Appeals Panel Deals Setback to Consumer-Watchdog Agency

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:17:07 EDT

A federal appeals-court panel ruled the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional but rejected the idea of shutting down the agency.(image)

Gawker Seeks Probe of Thiel's Relationship with Hogan's Lawyer

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:12:21 EDT

Gawker Media has asked the judge overseeing the company’s bankruptcy to authorize a probe into the relationship between billionaire Peter Thiel and the lawyer who is representing former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.(image)

Supreme Court Hears Apple-Samsung Patent Case

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 02:25:44 EDT

The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared frustrated over how to resolve a high-stakes battle between Apple and Samsung Electronics, indicating it may not provide final resolution of how much money the South Korean electronics company owes for infringing patents on the iPhone’s design.(image)

GMAsks Judge to Toss Bankrupt Supplier's Lawsuit

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:14:55 EDT

General Motors Co. is asking a judge to halt a litigation battle with bankrupt auto-parts supplier Clark-Cutler-McDermott Co.(image)

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Face Criminal Contempt Charge

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:23:30 EDT

Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff famous for his aggressive pursuit of undocumented immigrants, will face a criminal contempt-of-court charge for defying a judge’s order to stop conducting immigration patrols in the state.(image)

Supreme Court Weighs Juror Racial Bias Against Candid Deliberations

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:23:47 EDT

The Supreme Court weighed Tuesday whether driving racial bias from the justice system was more important than promoting candid deliberations in the jury room.(image)

Funding to Detain Illegal Immigrants Is Running Dry

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:10:10 EDT

The Department of Homeland Security is a month away from running out of money to detain illegal immigrants.(image)

Major Investor Sues Theranos

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:29:24 EDT

Hedge fund accuses embattled company of a “series of lies” to attract investment of nearly $100 million.(image)

Law Firms Demote Partners as Pressure Mounts Over Profits

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:58:11 EDT

Faced with client pressure to keep down costs and industry competition to achieve the highest profits, law firms now frequently assess which lawyers are worthy enough for the top rungs of partnership.(image)

Settlements Reached in Suit Over Mudslide

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:54:01 EDT

The state of Washington and a local timber company have agreed to pay $60 million to survivors and families of those who died in a devastating 2014 mudslide that buried the mountain community of Oso, 60 miles north of Seattle.(image)

CUNY Seeks State Probe After City College President's Departure

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:10:48 EDT

The City University of New York said it is seeking a “comprehensive investigation” by the state after the former president of its flagship school, City College of New York, allegedly misused funds to pay for personal expenses.(image)

Investigations Will Shape Mayoral Race

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 21:50:09 EDT

The way in which several investigations unfold is likely to play a significant role in whether Bill de Blasio faces a difficult race or skates to a second term.(image)