Corporate legal affairs

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 - 6:12 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chinese billionaire Richard Liu will not face charges over a rape accusation by a Chinese student 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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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 - 5:59 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chinese billionaire Richard Liu will not face charges over a rape accusation by a Chinese student 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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December 21, 2018 - 5:31 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Chinese national employed by an Oklahoma petroleum company has been charged with stealing trade secrets. Federal prosecutors in Tulsa said Friday that 35-year-old Hongjin Tan is accused of stealing trade secrets from his unnamed U.S.-based employer that operates a research...
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Motonari Otsuru, right, defense lawyer of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, rides a taxi as he leaves Tokyo Detention Center, where 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 - 9:24 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 multimillion-dollar financial loss for Nissan. Speculation that he could leave on bail surged on...
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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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In this combination of Aug. 30, 2018, file photos, Gretchen Carlson, left, chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors, and Regina Hopper, the pageant's CEO speaks to the contestants and the crowd during the annual Miss America arrival celebration in Atlantic City, N.J. Carlson, Hopper and the Miss America Organization are being sued by a former board member and four states claiming "an illegal and bad-faith takeover" of the pageant. The lawsuit filed Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Atlantic City. (Erin Grugan/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)
December 20, 2018 - 4:47 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former board member and four states that have had their licenses terminated by the Miss America Organization are suing the group and its top leaders, claiming "an illegal and bad-faith takeover" of the pageant. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Atlantic City by Jennifer...
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December 20, 2018 - 12:25 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former board member and four states that have had their licenses terminated by the Miss America Organization are suing the group and its top leaders, claiming "an illegal and bad-faith takeover" of the pageant. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Atlantic City by Jennifer...
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December 20, 2018 - 12:06 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former board member and four states that have had their licenses terminated by the Miss America Organization are suing the group and its top leaders, claiming "an illegal and bad-faith takeover" of the pageant. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Atlantic City by Jennifer...
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