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Law Legislation

  • WASHINGTON— Foreign governments that rely on the services of private criminal hackers leave their operations vulnerable to being exposed and disrupted, creating something of a "silver lining" for U.S. law enforcement investigations of cyberattacks, a top Justice Department official said Monday. Criminal hackers hired by nations are more likely to travel...

  • The wall is also unpopular with many Republicans, and GOP negotiators on Capitol Hill were uneasy about the clash over the wall potentially sparking a government shutdown. Congress must pass a $1 trillion catch-all spending bill to pay for all agencies of government by midnight Friday or trigger a partial shutdown the next day, which happens to coincide with...

  • NEW YORK, April 24- The nearly eight-year legal odyssey of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer Sergey Aleynikov is not over, after New York State's highest court agreed to review his reinstated conviction for stealing high-frequency trading code. Aleynikov may appeal the conviction won by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance because "...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- A congressional vote on a Republican healthcare plan may not come for weeks as leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate continue negotiations over possible proposals, the White House said on Monday. Any vote on healthcare legislation would be determined by Republican congressional leaders and when they have enough votes...

  • NEW YORK, April 24- The nearly eight-year legal odyssey of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer Sergey Aleynikov is not over, after New York State's highest court agreed to review his reinstated conviction for stealing high-frequency trading code. the Court of Appeals said in an order dated April 20. The order came nearly three months after an...

  • BOGOTA, April 24- Colombia's government will seek congressional approval to harmonize national and local mining laws, the mines and energy minister said on Monday, as legal wrangling over environmental regulations and community opposition threaten investment. The move caused uncertainty among investors in Colombia, the world's fifth-largest producer...

  • April 24- General Motors Co's bid to block hundreds of lawsuits, potentially worth billions of dollars, over a deadly ignition-switch defect broke down on Monday when the Supreme Court refused to hear its appeal claiming the suits were barred by the No. 1 U.S. automaker's 2009 bankruptcy. The justices declined to review a 2016 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S....

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that one plaintiffs' attorney said could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims. An attorney representing hundreds of plaintiffs who are suing the company said it exposes GM to around...

  • The justices declined to review a 2016 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected GM's bid to block customer lawsuits related to crashes and diminished vehicle value because the plaintiffs had not been properly notified of the defect prior to the bankruptcy filing.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by natural gas company Chesapeake Energy Corp to avoid having to pay $438.7 million to investors in a bonds dispute. The justices refused to hear the Oklahoma City- based company's appeal of a September 2016 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of bondholders.

  • ABU DHABI/ KUALA LUMPUR, April 24- Abu Dhabi and Malaysia have resolved a debt dispute that threatened bilateral economic ties, with a conditional $1.2 billion deal following a legal challenge by the Gulf state. IPIC asked a London court to arbitrate last year in a dispute with 1 MDB in which the Abu Dhabi group claimed about $6.5 billion. IPIC had guaranteed bonds...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Emirati and Malaysian officials said Monday they reached a deal to resolve a legal dispute over the indebted and troubled Malaysian investment fund 1 MDB, with the United Arab Emirates set to receive $1.2 billion over this year. Money from the fund, which was to develop Malaysia's economy, instead found itself funneled through a...

  • TOKYO— Nikon Corp. said Monday it has taken legal action in the Netherlands, Germany and Japan over the use of semiconductor lithography technology in products made by Dutch and German companies. Nikon said it is seeking to stop Dutch company ASML Holding N.V. and its supplier Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH from using patented technology without its permission.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Barry Loudermilk, R- Ga., said at a congressional hearing this month. "Once the damage is done to a company, it's hard to get your reputation back," responded Bill Himpler, executive vice president of the...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Barry Loudermilk, R- Ga., said at a congressional hearing this month. "Once the damage is done to a company, it's hard to get your reputation back," responded Bill Himpler, executive vice president of the...

  • Supporters of expanding Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law must persuade a few more GOP lawmakers that it can be done without extra costs to the cash-strapped state. They warned that without Medicaid expansion in the GOP- led state, hospitals will suffer financially because of uncompensated care.

  • Joe Manchin and other coal-state Democrats threatened to shut down the government over the issue in December, but they retreated after winning a four-month extension that preserves benefits through April 30. "We will use every vehicle we can, every pathway we can, to make sure we do not leave here... until we have our miners protected," he said in a speech on the Senate...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Raw milk advocates' efforts to expand availability across the U.S. have not slowed despite health officials' assertions that it's dangerous to drink milk that hasn't been heated to kill bacteria. Efforts to legalize raw milk sales in some form have succeeded in 42 states, and expansion pushes are ongoing this year in states including Illinois,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- President Donald Trump, striving to make good on a top campaign promise, is pushing his fellow Republicans who control Congress to pass revamped healthcare legislation but the same intraparty squabbling that torpedoed it last month could do it again. Trump on Friday played down the need for Congress to act on the legislation before he...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- Legal challenges are unlikely to stop the sale of Portugal's Novo Banco, the country's deputy finance minister Ricardo Mourinho Felix said on Friday, adding that the central bank was confident in the legitimacy of the process. A failed bidder for the bank, which was carved out of collapsed Banco Espirito Santo in 2014, asked its lawyers this...