Corporate legal affairs

FILE - In this April 5, 2002, file photo, WorldCom Inc., CEO Bernard Ebbers is shown in Jackson, Miss. Ebbers, a former telecommunications executive, was convicted in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history and is asking a judge to shorten his prison sentence so he could be released as his health deteriorates. Ebbers was convicted in New York in 2005 on securities fraud and other charges and started serving a 25-year sentence in 2006. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
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November 15, 2019 - 1:55 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former telecommunications executive convicted in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history is asking a judge to shorten his prison sentence so he can be released as his health deteriorates. Bernard Ebbers led WorldCom, once one of the world’s largest...
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November 13, 2019 - 5:51 pm
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The parent company of Walmart has sued dozens of counties in Colorado in a bid to reduce its tax bills. The Durango Herald reports that county assessors are tasked with taking inventory of businesses’ assets and determining the items’ value. Authorities say Walmart Stores Inc...
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Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, right, and career Foreign Service officer George Kent, left are sworn in to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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November 13, 2019 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Republican Rep. Jim Jordan has told the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine that he is “wrong” to have said there was a clear understanding that President Donald Trump was withholding...
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November 13, 2019 - 11:27 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's first-in-the-nation law requiring publicly held companies to put women on their boards of directors faces a second legal challenge. The law requires publicly traded companies to have at least one woman on their boards by year’s end. By 2021, boards with five...
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November 08, 2019 - 12:44 pm
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ben & Jerry's is facing a lawsuit accusing the ice cream maker and its parent company of false advertising by saying the milk and cream in its products comes from "happy cows." In a complaint filed Oct. 31 in federal court in Burlington, Vermont, where Ben & Jerry's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo people walk by a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. Alphabet’s board of directors is investigating claims of sexual misconduct made against executives and how the company handled the allegations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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November 07, 2019 - 5:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In response to shareholder lawsuits, the board at Google parent Alphabet is investigating claims of sexual misconduct made against executives and how the company handled them. CNBC first reported Wednesday that the company has hired an outside firm to examine how its executives...
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November 07, 2019 - 12:22 pm
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge on Wednesday scheduled what could be the second state-level trial in the U.S. on the toll of opioids. Judge Jerry Garguilo set a trial date of Jan. 20 for claims brought by the state attorney general and the Long Island counties of Nassau and Suffolk...
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FILE - In this Nov.14, 2017 file photo, a site of cement maker Lafarge is pictured in Paris. A French court Thursday Nov. 7, 2019 has quashed the charges of "complicity in crimes against humanity" pressed against French cement company Lafarge yet said the judicial proceedings over Syria funding deals can continue. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
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November 07, 2019 - 6:02 am
PARIS (AP) — A French court on Thursday quashed charges of "complicity in crimes against humanity" pressed against French cement company Lafarge, but says other charges will be considered over payments made to armed forces in Syria. The other charges that the Paris appeal court maintained against...
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FILE - This Oct. 29, 2013 file photo shows people at Lanikai Beach, a popular neighborhood for vacation rentals, in Kailua, Hawaii. A judge has ruled that Hawaii tax authorities may subpoena Airbnb for records of its hosts as part of an investigation into whether operators of vacation rentals have been paying their taxes. Airbnb says it will hand over records of 1,000 Hawaii hosts who received the most revenue from 2016 through 2018. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
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November 06, 2019 - 9:04 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that Hawaii tax authorities may subpoena Airbnb for records of its hosts as the state investigates whether operators of vacation rentals have been paying their taxes. First Circuit Court Judge Bert Ayabe approved the subpoena after a brief hearing. Airbnb and...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra gestures while speaking at a media conference Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in San Francisco. Becerra disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook privacy practices as investigators sought a court's help in getting documents and answers from Facebook. The California probe, one of many legal inquiries into Facebook, began as a response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and grew into an investigation into whether Facebook has misrepresented its privacy practices, deceived users and broken California law.(AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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November 06, 2019 - 5:58 pm
California's attorney general disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook's privacy practices Wednesday, as it sued the company over its repeated refusal to turn over documents and answer questions. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his probe has been going on for more than a year. He...
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