Corporate legal affairs

FILE - In this July 26, 2012 file photo, workers at an Alex and Ani factory assemble jewelry in Cranston, R.I. The company maker filed a discrimination lawsuit in July 2019 in federal court in New York that alleges "gender bias and greed" by Bank of America has led to a financial "death spiral" at the company. The lawsuit says bank "wants the women out of power at Alex and Ani." The company was founded by Carolyn Rafaelian in 2004, and was selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee to produce the charms for the 2012 London Games. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 26, 2019 - 4:44 pm
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Jewelry maker Alex and Ani has filed a $1.2 billion lawsuit alleging that "gender bias and greed" by Bank of America have led to a financial "death spiral" at the Rhode Island-based company. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in New York. It says the Charlotte,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2011, file photo, Dish Network satellite dishes are shown at an apartment complex in Palo Alto, Calif. U.S. regulators are approving T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, despite fears of higher prices and job cuts. The approval on Friday, July 26, 2019, by the Justice Department and five state attorneys general comes after Sprint and T-Mobile agreed to conditions that would set up satellite-TV provider Dish as a fourth wireless company, so the number of major U.S. providers remains at four. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
July 26, 2019 - 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on approval of T-Mobile's Sprint takeover (all times local): 1:35 p.m. T-Mobile CEO John Legere says he's hoping to engage with state attorneys general who have sued to block its $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint. Legere says he believes the deal can close by the end of...
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks at the AARP Presidential Candidates Forum at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP)
July 25, 2019 - 7:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is suing Google for $50 million, accusing the internet company of suspending her advertising account in the hours after last month's debate because it was trying to silence her. Tulsi Now Inc., a campaign committee for the candidate...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes his seat to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that the Federal Trade Commission will allege that Facebook misled users about its privacy practices as part of an expected settlement.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 24, 2019 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. fine against Facebook over privacy (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Wednesday's government complaint against Facebook describes numerous cases of sneaky behavior. When the 2012 Federal Trade Commission consent order took effect, Facebook placed a disclaimer at the...
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FILE - This April 30, 2007, file photo, shows the headquarters of Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio. An executive at Cardinal Health, one of the nation’s largest drug distribution companies, said in a legal proceeding that the business has no obligation to the public when it comes to shipping prescription opioid painkillers. That’s one of the disclosures in thousands of pages of court documents made public July 23, 2019, in lawsuits over the opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
July 24, 2019 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2012, as the death toll from the nation's opioid crisis mounted, drug companies shipped out enough of the powerful and addictive painkillers for every man, woman and child in the U.S. to have nearly a 20-day supply. For some counties, mostly in Appalachia, it was well over 100...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes his seat to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that the Federal Trade Commission will allege that Facebook misled users about its privacy practices as part of an expected settlement.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 24, 2019 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. fine against Facebook over privacy (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Facebook is doing just fine on Wall Street, despite being slapped with a record $5 billion fine for its mishandling of personal information. The company's stock had slipped by less than 1% to $201...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes his seat to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that the Federal Trade Commission will allege that Facebook misled users about its privacy practices as part of an expected settlement.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 24, 2019 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. fine against Facebook over privacy (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Facebook says it will restrict Microsoft and Sony's data access as part of its agreement with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC announced a $5 billion fine against Facebook over privacy...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes his seat to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that the Federal Trade Commission will allege that Facebook misled users about its privacy practices as part of an expected settlement.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 24, 2019 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. fine against Facebook over privacy (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A former Federal Trade Commission official worries that the agency's $5 billion settlement with Facebook is "essentially a get-out-of-jail free card for Facebook." Ashkan Soltani, a former FTC...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Federal regulators are fining Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding Zuckerberg personally responsible in a limited fashion. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 24, 2019 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and are instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible in a limited fashion. The fine is the largest the Federal Trade...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes his seat to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that the Federal Trade Commission will allege that Facebook misled users about its privacy practices as part of an expected settlement.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 23, 2019 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. regulation of technology companies (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The Justice Department says its new review of Big Tech's market power will delve into competition "in an objective and fair-minded manner." The agency says it wants to ensure that Americans have...
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