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  • F.T.C. Accuses Tax Relief Company of Empty Promises Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 7:30 AM ET

    In recent years, some 20,000 people have turned to American Tax Relief after seeing the company’s advertisements on television where actors portraying clients say the company reduced their back taxes , reports the New York Times.

  • Sex, Lawsuits, and Rock n' Roll Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 2:09 PM ET
    Dave Grohl

    In what may be the most hilarious spoof of America's obsession with victimization and litigation, Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl is "suing" glam rock band Scissor Sisters for $75 million.

  • Google Android

    Microsoft is suing Motorola for infringing on its smart-phone patents.

  • Sign This Prenup—That’s What She Said! Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 2:02 PM ET

    Men have finally wised up to the need for a prenuptial agreement, but after the recession, women are increasingly learning the joys of being protected — you know, just in case.

  • Licensing Deal for Hot New Apple Comes Under Fire Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 10:24 AM ET
    Sweetango apples

    A new breed of apple has been a hit with consumers lucky enough to find it. Cindy and Frank Femling, however, are among the growers who fear it could put them out of business.

  • The War Between an Analyst and a Bank Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 | 11:59 AM ET

    Richard X. Bove is a bank analyst who likes to take what he calls “extreme positions.” He occasionally moves the stock market, which has earned him a certain amount of prestige and notoriety — but has also gotten him fired several times.  The New York Times reports

  • US Widens Probe of HP Bribery Allegations Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 8:16 AM ET
    Hewlett-Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

    U.S. investigators are widening their probe of alleged kickbacks paid to Russian authorities by employees of a Hewlett-Packard subsidiary in Germany.

  • Wall Street sign

    A top federal prosecutor in New York will on Thursday declare another front in the war on Wall Street fraud, focusing new resources on civil litigation to complement existing criminal actions.

  • Goldman Now Faces Large Fine in UK Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 4:30 PM ET

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  • Simulator Training Flaws Tied to Airline Crashes Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 12:26 PM ET

    Flaws in flight simulator training helped trigger some of the worst airline accidents in the past decade, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal accident records.

  • Roger Clemens Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 2:20 PM ET
    Baseball pitching star Roger Clemens arrives at the U.S. District Court, on August 30, 2010 in Washington, DC.

    Seven-time Cy Young award winner Roger Clemens arrived at the courthouse nearly four hours early for a hearing to face charges of lying to Congress about whether he used steroids or human growth hormone.

  • Hearings Into the Cause of Gulf Spill Begin in Houston Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 10:24 AM ET
    Gavel

    Federal investigators are hearing testimony from BP executives in a joint probe into the cause of the explosion that led to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Clemens to Be Indicted for Perjury Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 1:05 PM ET
    Roger Clemens being sworn in before testifying before US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on February 13, 2008.

    Federal authorities have decided to indict Roger Clemens on charges of making false statements to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, reports the New York Times

  • Billionaire Donald Bren Breaks Privacy in Lawsuit Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 8:04 AM ET
    Gavel

    Billionaire Donald Bren, who has spent a lifetime protecting his privacy, is breaking the pattern by showing up in a Los Angeles courtroom to air details of his private life in a legal battle with his two grown children from a long-ago love affair who are seeking millions.

  • Dutch City Wants Pot Sold Only to Dutch Citizens Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 7:53 AM ET

    Struggling to reduce traffic jams and a high crime rate, Maastricht is pushing to make its legalized use of recreational drugs a Dutch-only policy, banning sales to foreigners who cross the border to indulge.

  • Morgan Stanley Defends Itself Against Nuns' Lawsuit Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 12:39 PM ET

    In a statement, Morgan Stanley noted that it sold the product to Bloxham, the Irish brokerage firm that represented the nuns and others. “Questions about the suitability of these notes for Bloxham’s clients is a matter for Bloxham,” Morgan stated. “We believe this entire claim is misplaced.”

  • US Probes Corruption in Big Pharmaceuticals Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 7:27 AM ET
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    The US Department of Justice is scrutinizing payments by leading pharmaceuticals companies in markets around the world. The FT reports.

  • Dell Accused of Concealing Evidence in PC Suit Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 5:20 AM ET
    Dell

    Dell has been accused of withholding evidence, including e-mails among its top executives, in a lawsuit over faulty computers it sold to businesses, according to a filing made Thursday. The NYT reports.

  • Irish Nuns Sue Morgan Stanley over Bond Deal Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 7:56 AM ET

    A group of nuns from Ireland are suing Morgan Stanley, alleging improper actions by the investment bank that led them to lose at least 5 million euros ($6.4 million), about 80 percent of their total investment, a filing by Stuarts Law showed.

  • Oil Spill Suits Will Be Heard in New Orleans Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 3:14 PM ET
    Gavel

    A federal judicial panel has agreed to consolidate the 77 lawsuits over the BP oil spill in New Orleans, despite objections from some of the defendants who wanted the cases heard on more neutral territory.

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