Brazil has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over U.S. government farm subsidies, which the South American country claims may unfairly skew agricultural commerce.
A group of dairy producers have filed a lawsuit against dairy processors and bottlers including Dean Foods, alleging they conspired to fix the prices of Grade A milk.
Parmalat SpA Chief Executive Enrico Bondi has accused Bank of America Corp. of playing a game of “semantic gymnastics” by filing an onslaught of motions and letters seeking to force him to turn over documents containing information about his relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
A scientist claims he was fired from Minnesota's pollution control agency soon after he was asked to testify in a government investigation into an alleged cover-up involving high pesticide levels in the state's waters.
A Milan judge has reportedly upheld a plea bargain agreement by Nextra in a move that will see the Italian asset management company reimbursing bondholders for losses they incurred as a result of the 2003 collapse of Italian dairy king Parmalat SpA.
Bank of America Corp. has lashed out at a bid by Parmalat Chief Executive Enrico Bondi to depose a senior member of the bank’s litigation team, arguing that the request is without any factual or legal basis.
Bank of America Corp. on Thursday swiped back in defense of its bid to depose two witnesses in the Parmalat securities litigation, arguing that requests by the lead plaintiffs and Parmalat Capital Finance Ltd. to bar the bank from moving forward with the depositions are “untenable given the facts.”
Canada took its challenge to the United States' almost $20 billion in agricultural subsidies to the next step on Friday, requesting that a World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel be established for the case.
The battle over witness depositions in the Parmalat securities litigation heated up on Wednesday, with the lead plaintiffs echoing a Parmalat subsidiary's Tuesday request to bar Bank of America Corp. from deposing a former director of Parmalat Capital Finance Ltd. in Milan.
Continuing the fight over witnesses in the Parmalat securities litigation, a subsidiary of the Italian dairy king has asked a judge to bar Bank of America Corp. from taking the deposition of a former director of Parmalat Capital Finance Ltd. in Milan.
Grant Thornton International has thrown its weight behind Bank of America Corp.'s bid to force Enrico Bondi, the chief executive of Parmalat SpA, to turn over documents containing information about his relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bondi's expert witness in the bank's $1 billion securities countersuit against the Italian dairy king.
Wasting no time, attorneys for Parmalat SpA chief executive Enrico Bondi have filed an opposition to Bank of America Corp.'s bid to force Bondi to turn over documents containing information about his relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bondi's expert witness in the bank's $1 billion securities countersuit against the Italian dairy king.
The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the $1.5 billion merger of Monsanto Co. and cotton company Delta & Pine Land Co. provisional on the companies selling assets to preserve competition.
Big agriculture operations in California are paying next to nothing for the electricity they use to pump more than 2 trillion gallons of water into their fields, thanks to over $100 million in federal subsidies, a study has found.
Admitting a court error, a federal judge has reversed an earlier decision to toss out Grant Thornton's spoilation counterclaim in the Parmalat securities litigation, keeping the accounting firm's hopes of pursuing its document destruction case against the Italian dairy giant alive.
The Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company, alleging the seed giant infringed on its patent for creating soybeans that lower the amount of trans fats in foods.
A group of California state agencies has objected to Pacific Lumber Co.’s bid to extend its period of exclusivity, arguing that the bankrupt timber company’s requests are not supported by any evidence.
Despite months of outcry from farmers and senators alike, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has dismissed its investigation into pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc.’s bid to purchase its top rival, ruling that the proposed $810 million union would not harm competition.
An appeals court has affirmed a ruling that chemicals manufacturers Monsanto Co. and the Dow Chemical Co. aren’t infringing three patents for genetically modified corn asserted by Swiss rival Syngenta AG.
The World Trade Organization’s top agricultural negotiator harshly criticized the United States on Monday, calling the country’s continual insistence on increasing subsidies it pays to its farmers “frankly inconceivable.”