Corporate legal affairs

February 22, 2018 - 4:04 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors are set to announce whether they will open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter. Amsterdam lawyer Benedicte Ficq filed a criminal complaint in 2016 seeking a prosecution...
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February 21, 2018 - 3:59 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors say the company that cares for inmates at the Milwaukee County jail faces criminal charges because employees lied about checking on a man who died of dehydration after water to his cell was shut off. The Milwaukee District Attorney's Office on Wednesday charged Miami-...
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February 21, 2018 - 3:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lotte says its holding company's board has accepted the resignation of its co-CEO, who has been convicted of bribery and embezzlement. The Asian retail and chewing gum giant said Wednesday that Shin Dong-bin has left his CEO post at Lotte Holdings but will remain on its...
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February 20, 2018 - 9:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Guess Inc. says that co-founder Paul Marciano will give up his day-to-day responsibilities at the clothing company until a sexual misconduct investigation is completed. Model and actress Kate Upton told Time magazine earlier this month that Marciano forcibly grabbed her breasts...
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This undated photo shows 3M in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades. The long-awaited trial begins Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Marlin Levison/Star Tribune via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 6:09 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades. The long-awaited trial begins Tuesday in Minneapolis...
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February 18, 2018 - 2:15 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Sunday they arrested senior officials from the country's national telephone company as part of an investigation into alleged corruption offenses. Israeli media said among those arrested were close associates of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's then Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez gives a press conference backdropped by an image of independence hero Simon Bolivar, in Caracas, Venezuela. Ramirez, Venezuela’s former oil czar, is being sued by a Houston company that alleges he was behind alleged demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the country. The lawsuit was filed Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
February 16, 2018 - 8:06 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's former oil czar Rafael Ramirez was sued Friday by a Houston company that alleges he was behind demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the South American country. The civil complaint filed in Houston came just...
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FILE - This March 15, 2016 file photo shows casino mogul Steve Wynn during a news conference in Medford, Mass. A termination agreement between embattled casino mogul Wynn and the company bearing his name shows that he won't receive any compensation and can't be involved in any competing gambling business for two years. The terms of the agreement were released Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, by Wynn Resorts. Wynn resigned as CEO earlier this month amid sexual misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
February 16, 2018 - 6:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A termination agreement released Friday between embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company bearing his name leaves him without any severance or compensation and prohibits his involvement in any competing gambling business for two years. The Las Vegas billionaire resigned as...
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President Donald Trump responds to reporters asking questions as he leaves the White House, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington, for a trip to his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 16, 2018 - 6:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a historic indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat...
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A Facebook posting, released by the House Intelligence Committee, for a group called "Being Patriotic" is photographed in Washington, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A federal grand jury indictment on Feb. 16, charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, noted that beginning in June 2016, defendants and and their co-conspirators organized and coordinated political rallies in the U.S. The "Being Patriotic" promoted and organized two political rallies in New York according to the indictment. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 16, 2018 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Facebook says it is doubling its security staff to 20,000 and actively working with the FBI to stop election interference by Russians and others. The company's statement is in response...
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