A Massachusetts man who defrauded 250 investors of more than $20 million was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison by a federal judge in Boston.
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One of three Nigerian states to challenge the tobacco industry's marketing tactics has reportedly withdrawn its multibillion-dollar lawsuit.
The Kansas House of Representatives passed an energy bill Tuesday that would allow Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build two coal-fired power plants in the southwestern portion of the state.
The sentencing of plaintiffs lawyer William S. Lerach to two years in prison may be a bad sign for Melvyn Weiss and his Milberg Weiss LLP firm, which, unlike Lerach, did not plead guilty in the matter, according to law experts who have been following the case.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D.-Calif.) has subpoenaed documents related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision in December to reject the state of California's request to adopt strict greenhouse gas emissions standards for automobiles.
Across the country, dozens of existing or proposed coal plants are being challenged in court in attempts to curb greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. But some legal experts say attacking the plants directly is not as successful a method of achieving climate change action as pursuing government agencies under the National Environmental Policy Act or the Clean Air Act.
From the district courts all the way to the Supreme Court, 2008 promises trials whose outcomes will affect precedent as well as billions of dollars. Here's a quick look at five of the cases that the energy industry and energy lawyers will be watching over the next year.
Social networking site Facebook Inc. has won a bid to compel a software contractor — hired by rival ConnectU LLC to access Facebook contacts — to turn over information about the Internet addresses the company used to obtain the data.
A federal court has thrown out a lawsuit brought by the auto industry challenging California's power to curb vehicle emissions, clearing a major obstacle to the state's proposed landmark legislation.
A federal judge has granted the city of San Francisco's bid to intervene in a lawsuit alleging that a proposed combustion turbine power plant will place an environmental burden on residents of a low-income neighborhood and bump up greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming.
A federal judge has shot down Facebook Inc.’s bid to impose sanctions against ConnectU LLC after finding that Facebook had failed to show that its rival social networking site made any materially false discovery responses or representations.
Auto makers and the state of California could find out as soon as next week whether a judge will throw out a state law regarding vehicle emissions standards following a related Supreme Court decision earlier this year.
Dealing a blow to Abbott Laboratories, a federal judge is forcing the pharmaceutical company to turn over portions of its settlement agreement with LifeScan Inc. to the defendants in Abbott’s patent infringement case over glucose testing technology.
The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday that there was no legal basis for extending an antitrust consent decree against Microsoft Corp., even though several states have argued otherwise.
A California federal judge has allowed graphics processing unit consumers who are accusing chip makers of price-fixing to file amended complaints that overcome heightened pleading standards from the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Twombly decision.
The five major makers of artificial joints revealed that they have paid more than $200 million so far this year to doctors and hospitals as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.
A federal judge has extended the court’s oversight of Microsoft Corp. until late January as she reviews motions for the court to continue to keep an eye on the software giant for another five years.
After threatening for months to take action, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office has revealed that California intends to sue the Environmental Protection Agency this week as the state continues its quest for a waiver that would allow it to curb greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.
The states that moved last week for five-year extensions of their 2002 final judgments against Microsoft Corp. are frustrated with what they call the Department of Justice's waffling on the motions. They asked the court Monday to restrict the regulator's amicus-filing privileges.