Law Legislation

  • Several internet companies filed a separate legal challenge on Monday to overturn the FCC ruling, including Mozilla Corp, Vimeo Inc, Etsy Inc, and numerous media and technology advocacy groups. The FCC handed sweeping new powers to internet providers to recast how Americans use the internet-- as long as they disclose any changes. The states argue the FCC reversal...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 20- Venezuela's PDVSA and NuStar Energy LP have reached an agreement over outstanding storage fees, allowing the state-run company to resume use of a key storage terminal in the Caribbean, the U.S. energy firm said on Monday. The terminal played a role in a legal dispute between PDVSA and ConocoPhillips, which earlier this year tried to enforce a $2...

  • The plaintiff, Napoleon Patacsil of San Diego, is seeking class-action status on behalf of U.S. users of Android phones and Apple iPhones who turned the tracking feature off. He is seeking unspecified damages for Google's alleged intentional violations of California privacy laws, and intrusion into people's private affairs. The alleged tracking by the unit...

  • CANBERRA, Australia— Poland's president met with Australian leaders Monday on a visit focused on security and trade. President Andrzej Duda met Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and opposition leader Bill Shorten at Parliament House before laying a wreath at the Australian War Memorial. "Australia strongly values its warm relationship with Poland as an...

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    Turkey was a stalwart NATO ally bridging Europe and the volatile Middle East. It was before Turkey descended into a financial crisis delivered in no small measure by his authoritarian proclivities and unorthodox stewardship of the economy.

  • *Tech firms fear India localisation norms raise costs, scrutiny. NEW DELHI, Aug 18- U.S. technology giants plan to intensify lobbying efforts against stringent Indian data localisation requirements, which they say will undermine their growth ambitions in India, sources told Reuters. The issue could further undermine already strained economic relations...

  • DUBAI, Aug 18- A top Iranian constitutional body has demanded changes to anti-money laundering measures passed by parliament, state-run media said on Saturday, as Tehran nears a deadline to pass legislation to help it attract investment while facing U.S sanctions. Iran has been trying to implement standards set by the Financial Action Task Force, an...

  • Aug 17- A Texas jury awarded damages of $242 million to a Dallas family after finding that defects in the family's Lexus sedan caused injuries to their two children during a rear-end collision, the law firm representing the plaintiffs said on Friday. The verdict by the jury in Dallas County District Court includes more than $143.6 million in punitive damages...

  • GREENBELT, Md.— News outlets filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a Maryland law meant to fight foreign meddling in online political advertising because they say it creates unfair burdens on media sites that publish such ads. The Maryland- Delaware- D.C. Press Association and several newspapers, including The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun, filed the...

  • WASHINGTON— Justice Department lawyers asked a federal judge Friday to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump's critics from getting access to financial records related to his Washington, D.C., hotel. In a sally to prevent the case moving on to legal discovery— which would potentially unearth financial records such as...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17- The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.

  • BOSTON— A jury has awarded $720,000 to a Massachusetts dessert company that accused its ice cream supplier of destroying its business by secretly altering the frozen treat recipe. The verdict came Friday in the legal battle between 600 lb Gorillas Inc. and Mister Cookie Face LLC. Andrew Lorin, an attorney for 600 lb Gorillas, said his clients are thrilled even...

  • The EPA cannot delay the rule "by invoking general rulemaking authority under a different statutory provision," of federal clean air law, the court said in the ruling. In February, a federal court ruled that the EPA could not delay a regulation limiting methane emissions from oil and gas installations and this week a federal judge reinstated the Waters of the...

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

    Warren's legislation is based on the belief that CEOs have abandoned all stakeholders other than shareholders.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 17- An Australian court quashed an indigenous group's bid to block Indian resource conglomerate Adani Enterprises Ltd from developing its controversial Carmichael coalmine on Friday, clearing one of the final legal hurdles to its development. It was also challenged in Australia's Federal Court by the some members of the Wangan and Jagalingou...

  • *ASIC says proceedings likely over fee-gouging worth A $1 bln. SYDNEY, Aug 17- Some of the firms that manage funds within Australia's A $2.6 trillion pension system may not be complying with their legal duty to put the interests of customers ahead of their own, a powerful inquiry into financial misconduct heard. Over the past two weeks, the Royal Commission has...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 17- South Africa's rand steadied in early trade on Friday after being rattled overnight by news that the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters has introduced a bill to nationalize the central bank. The ruling African National Congress also tabled a motion calling for full public ownership of the central bank in March but then withdrew it...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 17- South Africa's rand steadied in early trade on Friday after being rattled overnight by news that the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters has introduced a bill to nationalise the central bank. The ruling African National Congress also tabled a motion calling for full public ownership of the central bank in March but then withdrew it...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON Aug 16- OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP has tapped law firm Davis Polk& Wardwell LLP for financial restructuring advice, as its potential liabilities swell with a wave of lawsuits over the opioid addiction epidemic sweeping the United States, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 15- Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak faces a key credibility test on Thursday when he hosts a conference call with global investors to reassure them that policy makers can contain the country's worst currency crisis since 2001.. Albayrak, President Tayyip Erdogan's son-in-law, was named finance minister just over a month ago and is a...