Corporate legal affairs

December 30, 2018 - 4:21 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general has told a federal judge it's possible the giant utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. could face charges up to murder if investigators find reckless operation of power equipment caused any deadly wildfires in the past two years. The brief...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 photo attorney Brian Blatz sits on the roof deck at his office in Los Angeles. When California broadly legalized marijuana on Jan. 1, Blatz with a background in banking and health care had been working for a year to set up a trucking firm . On its website, Long Beach, California-based Verdant Distribution made clear its ambition: to be the nation's pre-eminent business for transporting cannabis. But the choppy rollout of California's legal market saddled the company with costly delays, and it was undone in the end by an abrupt state rule change that allowed just about any marijuana business to become its own distributor, undercutting the need for stand-alone companies like Verdant to do the job. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
December 30, 2018 - 4:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was supposed to be a great year for marijuana entrepreneur Brian Blatz. When California broadly legalized pot on Jan. 1, the lawyer with a background in banking and health care had been working for a year to set up a trucking company that would whisk fragrant marijuana buds,...
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December 27, 2018 - 9:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The partial government shutdown prompted the chief judge of Manhattan federal courts Thursday to suspend work on civil cases involving U.S. government lawyers, giving President Donald Trump a reprieve from the progress of some litigation he faces. U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon...
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Nissan Motor Co.'s executive Greg Kelly, center, leaves Tokyo's Detention Center in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. Nissan Motor Co. executive Greg Kelly has been released from detention in Japan after being granted bail over the alleged underreporting of his boss Carlos Ghosn's pay.(Kyodo News via AP)
December 25, 2018 - 9:35 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. executive Greg Kelly was released from detention in Japan on Tuesday after being granted bail over the alleged underreporting of his boss Carlos Ghosn's pay. The late-night release of Kelly, who is American, followed the Tokyo District Court's approval earlier in the...
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South Korean Transport Ministry officials and members of investigative panel on BMW engine bow during a press conference as damaged gears of a BMW which engine had caught fire are displayed at the government complex in Seoul, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. South Korea says it will fine BMW 11.2 billion won ($9.9 million) and file a criminal complaint against the company with state prosecutors over an allegedly botched response to dozens of engine fires reported in the country. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 23, 2018 - 10:51 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Monday it will fine BMW 11.2 billion won ($9.9 million) and file a criminal complaint against the company with state prosecutors over an allegedly botched response to dozens of engine fires reported in the country. South Korea's Transport Ministry its...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2017, file photo, a pilot waves from the flight deck of a Boeing 737 MAX 9 as it rolls out for the airplane's first flight, in Renton, Wash. A temporary injunction freezing a joint venture between airplane manufacturers Boeing and Embraer has been overruled by a Brazilian justice. The ruling was made Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 by Federal Court President Therezinha Cazerta, who said that the matter is outside the court's purview. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 22, 2018 - 3:43 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian justice is allowing airplane manufacturers Boeing and Embraer to proceed with a joint venture, overruling a temporary injunction that stalled the deal. The decision was made Saturday morning by Federal Court President Therezinha Cazerta, who said that the matter is...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, May 22, 2014, Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, CEO of JD.com, raises his arms to celebrate the IPO for his company at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. An attorney for Liu welcomes a decision by Minnesota prosecutors not to charge Liu after a Chinese college student accused him of sexual assault. The attorney says Liu was arrested "based on a false claim," and the decision not to file charges "vindicates him." Prosecutors said Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, that "profound evidentiary problems" would have made it "highly unlikely" to prove any charges beyond a reasonable doubt. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 21, 2018 - 7:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chinese billionaire Richard Liu will not face charges over a rape accusation by a Chinese woman studying in Minnesota because prosecutors said Friday they could not prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Liu, founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site JD.com, was arrested...
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A police officer stands guard at Tokyo Detention Center, where former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn and another former executive Greg Kelly, are being detained, in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Japanese prosecutors added a new allegation of breach of trust against Ghosn on Friday, dashing his hopes for posting bail. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 21, 2018 - 6:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. former chairman Carlos Ghosn, charged with financial improprieties and detained in Tokyo for more than a month, has also been accused of a breach of trust that caused a multi-million-dollar financial loss for Nissan. Speculation that he could leave on bail surged on...
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FILE - This July 11, 2018, file photo, shows the aftermath of a gas explosion in downtown Sun Prairie, Wis. Police in Sun Prairie are planning to announce Thursday, Dec. 20, the results of a criminal investigation into an explosion that leveled a city block and killed a firefighter. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
December 20, 2018 - 8:52 pm
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — Miscommunication and an improperly marked gas main were to blame for an explosion last summer that killed a Wisconsin firefighter, injured 11 other people and leveled a city block, authorities said Thursday in announcing that no one would face charges. The July 10 blast...
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December 20, 2018 - 6:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge, saying President Donald Trump has used his "position and platform" in unprecedented fashion to affect court cases, temporarily agreed Thursday to protect the identities of four plaintiffs in a lawsuit because they fear retaliation by the president or his followers...
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