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Is It ‘Natural’? Consumers, and Lawyers, Want to Know

The debate in many ways echoes the tussling in the 1990s over the word “organic,” when foodmakers played fast and loose with the term...

As Uber Eyes I.P.O., Its Losses are Slowing. But They’re Still...

Photo Uber provided a fairly comprehensive earnings statement on Tuesday. Credit Seth Wenig/Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — After years of losing money, Uber is inching...

Will Market Volatility Help Goldman Get Its Groove Back?: DealBook Briefing

Wall Street watchers should ask: Is this good or bad volatility? In recent years, investment bank executives had differentiated between two types of volatility: One...

DealBook: Does a Lawsuit Now Help the Weinstein Victims?

In bankruptcy, the victims wouldn’t jump to the front of the line. Quite the opposite: The victims would be treated like any unsecured creditor,...

Weinstein Company Sale Delayed by N.Y. Attorney General Lawsuit

Under the deal, the two people said, Mr. Weinstein’s younger brother, Bob Weinstein, who has run the studio’s commercially oriented Dimension Films label, would...

Weinstein Company Sale Delayed by N.Y. Attorney General Lawsuit

Under the deal, the two people said, Mr. Weinstein’s younger brother, Bob Weinstein, who has run the studio’s commercially oriented Dimension Films label, would...

With Waymo Settlement, Uber C.E.O. Makes His Mark

Mr. Khosrowshahi’s modus operandi is to clear the way for the big tasks ahead for Uber, said the people who were briefed on the...

Rise in E.P.A. Penalties Against Polluters Comes With an Asterisk

In her statement, Ms. Bodine, who became enforcement director in December, said that the agency had focused its enforcement efforts during fiscal 2017 on...

Melvyn Weiss, Lawyer Who Fought Corporate Fraud, Dies at 82

Ironically, as an investor Mr. Weiss was himself a victim of Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, which claimed fictitious profits from Wall Street. Mr....

Why Is James Brown’s Estate Still Unsettled? Ask the Lawyers

There have also been several suits by people who contest the will; another by a person who thought she should have been appointed a...

Walmart’s Locking Up of Certain Beauty Products Is Racial Discrimination, Suit...

Photo Essie Grundy filed a lawsuit accusing Walmart of racial discrimination. Credit Mark Ralston/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A California woman has sued Walmart, accusing...

How the Finance Industry Is Trying to Cash In on #MeToo

For example, days after news broke of the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment, LawCash, a settlement-advance company, was trying to cash...

‘We Shall Overcome’ Is Put in Public Domain in a Copyright...

Judge Cote granted partial summary judgment to the plaintiffs, saying that the song “lacks originality,” and focused in her ruling on the changing of...

Russell Simmons Sued Over Rape Accusation

Photo Russell Simmons in 2017. A Los Angeles woman sued him on Wednesday, accusing Mr. Simmons of rape and sexual battery. Credit Getty Images A...

Wealth Matters: As Big Firms Exit Broker Pact, Investors Are Uneasy

An alliance over broker recruitment rules is falling apart as wealth management firms threaten legal action to stop departing advisers from taking clients with...

Flurry of Lawsuits Fight Repeal of Net Neutrality

The lawsuits have long been expected. The filings on Tuesday, petitions to begin the suits, kick off what is expected to be an extended...

Cherokee Can’t Sue Opioid Distributors in Tribal Court, Judge Rules

The Cherokee sued Walmart, Walgreens and CVS Health and the giant drug distributors McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen, arguing that the companies had brought...

Fast-Food Workers Claim Victory in a New York Labor Effort

The new group will not seek to negotiate contracts as unions do, but its leaders say it will most likely push for a higher...

Southwest Airlines Settles Suit but Denies Colluding to Keep Ticket Prices...

The company did not immediately respond to specific questions about why it decided to provide information to the plaintiffs and whether that information would...

Big Tech to Join Legal Fight Against Net Neutrality Repeal

“The rule defies the will of a bipartisan majority of Americans and fails to preserve a free and open internet,” Michael Beckerman, the association’s...

Petrobras of Brazil to Pay $2.95 Billion Over Corruption Scandal

“The agreement is in the company’s best interest and that of its shareholders, given the risks of a verdict advised by a jury, particularities...

A Teenager Said She Had Been Raped in Her Home Country....

It took a lawsuit, a federal court order and an unexpected reversal this week for Jane Poe, as the teenager is known in court...

Judge Dismisses Suit Against Trump Over Business Dealings

Were that the case, Judge Daniels said, the Constitution would not have given Congress the power to allow a president to receive a foreign...

2 Women Who Settled With O’Reilly Over Sexual Harassment Sue for...

“In fact,” states the lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, “he mistreated both...

In Opioid Battle, Cherokee Want Their Day in Tribal Court

That treaty was the final official act of Principal Chief John Ross, a lawyer by training who led the tribe on a forced cross-country...

Bryan Singer, ‘X-Men’ Director, Is Accused of Sexual Assault in New...

Photo Bryan Singer in 2013. A representative for Mr. Singer, who is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in 2003, said he denied the...

New York Times Co. Sues Weinstein Company Over Unpaid Bills

Photo The New York Times Company claimed in a lawsuit that the Weinstein Company failed to pay for print ads for films including “Tulip Fever,”...

Harvey Weinstein and His Former Businesses Are Sued by Six Women...

In an emailed statement, a Miramax spokeswoman said the company “joins the entire film community in condemning Harvey Weinstein and his unspeakable actions.” She...

Consumer Bureau’s New Leader Steers a Sudden Reversal

Advertisement The defanging of a federal consumer watchdog agency began last week in a federal courthouse in San Francisco. After a nearly three-year legal...

Theater Producers Accuse Casting Directors of Forming Illegal Cartel

Photo Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. The Broadway League filed a lawsuit against casting directors on Tuesday after their attempts to unionize. Credit Evan...

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