Law Legislation

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— A legislative consultant has raised red flags about Alaska taking the lead on a major proposed liquefied natural gas project, even as Gov. Any effort to commercialize North Slope gas will require "serendipity," an aligning of numerous elements, he said. Rosetta Alcantra, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., said Tsafos' company...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's first executive order targets the sweeping "Obamacare" law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good. It's not spelled out whether the IRS could waive the fines for failing to secure coverage and the White House has not explained how it...

  • The villagers obtained a $9- billion judgment against Chevron in Ecuador in 2011. But the company has no assets in Ecuador, and the villagers have been suing it in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Argentina to enforce the decision. On Friday, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto ruled Chevron Canada Ltd is a separate entity from Chevron Corp, and is...

  • "The company is cooperating with the SEC's investigation and cannot predict the eventual scope, duration or outcome of the matter at this time," Herbalife said. Trump has also referred to the FCPA, which is at the heart of the SEC's Herbalife probe, as a "horrible law" that he said puts U.S. companies at a disadvantage. The SEC's probe of Herbalife comes on the heels of a...

  • HONOLULU— A Hawaii lawmaker said Friday he plans to introduce legislation that could force Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into mediation before he is allowed to buy real estate on Kauai island. Kaniela Ing said Hawaii's sugar barons long employed laws Zuckerberg is using to take land from Native Hawaiians. Ing, a Democrat who represents the southern part of Maui...

  • PARIS/ LONDON/ MILAN, Jan 20- French media group Vivendi could resume talks with Mediaset but only if the Italian broadcaster drops legal action against it, several sources said on Friday. The focus of any talks would have to be determined, they told Reuters, but would involve Mediaset's Premium TV unit and possibly other assets of the Italian group controlled by...

  • PARIS/ LONDON/ MILAN, Jan 20- French media group Vivendi could resume talks with Mediaset but only if the Italian broadcaster drops legal action against it, several sources said on Friday. The focus of any talks would have to be determined, they told Reuters, but would involve Mediaset's Premium TV unit and possibly other assets of the Italian group controlled by...

  • Jan 19- Las Vegas Sands Corp agreed to pay a $6.96 million criminal penalty to end a U.S. Department of Justice probe into whether it violated a federal anti-bribery law by making payments to a consultant to help it do business in China and Macau. The resolution of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case follows Las Vegas Sands' related $9 million civil settlement...

  • Jan 19- Las Vegas Sands Corp agreed to pay a $6.96 million criminal penalty to end a U.S. Department of Justice probe into whether it violated a federal anti-bribery law by paying a consultant to help it do business in China and Macau. In a statement on Thursday, the Justice Department said the casino operator run by billionaire Sheldon Adelson also entered a...

  • ST. LOUIS, Jan 19- A U.S. bankruptcy judge denied on Thursday a request by Peabody Energy Corp shareholders to order the appointment of an official equity committee in the coal miner's Chapter 11 restructuring, crushing hopes of a recovery for investors. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Schermer asked why more money should be spent on legal fees when unsecured creditors...

  • Bharara said Walgreens allowed beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid to take part in the Savings Club program even though doing so violated a federal law against paying those beneficiaries kickbacks so they would choose Walgreens. Walgreens' written materials about the Savings Club program, and its own internal policy, stated that beneficiaries of...

  • Six police officers suffered minor injuries and one protester was taken to a hospital after a clash between law enforcement and opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline in southern North Dakota. The Morton County Sheriff's Office says the clash occurred Wednesday night at a blockaded bridge near the protesters' main encampment along the route of the $3.8...

  • Last Friday, the justices said they would decide a similar appeal by Texas- based BNSF Railway Co of a 2015 Montana Supreme Court ruling allowing out-of-state residents to sue there over injuries that occurred anywhere in BNSF's nationwide network. The California Supreme Court ruled in August 2016 that it could preside over the Plavix case because...

  • Tom Price purchased stock last year has faced years of legal problems and agreed this month to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty in a foreign bribery case. Federal prosecutors said the misconduct occurred even though the company in 2012 had reached a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department arising from separate foreign...

  • Donald Trump demonstrates his tweeting skills in his office at Trump Tower in New York, Sept. 29, 2015.

    Mr. Trump tends to make fraudulent claims, supporting them with unsubstantiated information. The NYT reports.

  • ST. LOUIS, Jan 19- Peabody Energy Corp, the world's largest private-sector coal producer, is squaring off in court with shareholders who claim their stock should not be wiped out in the company's $8 billion Chapter 11 bankruptcy, given a rise in prices for the fuel. Shareholders led by hedge fund Mangrove Partners hope to prove at a hearing in St. Louis on Thursday...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- Anthem Inc on Thursday said it extended the deadline for its acquisition of Cigna Corp by three months as it awaits a federal court ruling on the U.S. government's lawsuit to block the deal. Anthem, which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance plans in 14 states, is trying to buy smaller rival Cigna. Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S....

  • NEW YORK— Paul McCartney says he wants his music to get back to where it once belonged. McCartney filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday against Sony/ATV over copyright ownership of the many hit songs he wrote with John Lennon as part of The Beatles. It adds, "A judicial declaration is necessary and appropriate at this time so that Paul McCartney...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- The largest U.S. student loan servicer, Navient Corp, cheated borrowers out of billions of dollars, often by deceiving them about repayment options and their legal rights, the U.S. consumer financial watchdog said on Wednesday as it announced a lawsuit against the company. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accused Navient, which...

  • OLYMPIA, Wash.— A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. If any of the measures pass, Washington would be added to the list of four states that guarantee paid family leave: California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and New York, though New York's program doesn't take...