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U.S. Judge Rules Texas Tycoon Committed Tax Fraud
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U.S. Judge Rules Texas Tycoon Committed Tax Fraud

Judge Barbara Houser ruled that there was 'clear and convincing evidence' Sam Wyly committed tax fraud, rejecting his arguments that he relied on professional advisers to vet the offshore system.
5 Employment Laws You Do Not Want to Break
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5 Employment Laws You Do Not Want to Break

Some employers may be breaking these employment laws without even knowing it.
Mike Kappel
Groupon Sues 'Once-Great' IBM Over Patent
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Groupon Sues 'Once-Great' IBM Over Patent

The latest lawsuit concerns IBM's WebSphere Commerce platform, which Groupon said lets merchants send messages to customers with GPS-enabled devices based on their real-time locations, and their use of social media including Facebook.
Facebook Beverages Won't Be a Thing in China After Rare Trademark Win
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Facebook Beverages Won't Be a Thing in China After Rare Trademark Win

The Beijing Municipal High People's Court said the Zhongshan Pearl River Drinks application to label certain foods and beverages 'face book' was an obvious act of copying and harmed fair market competition.
Brazil Lawmakers Propose Bill to Shield WhatsApp
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Brazil Lawmakers Propose Bill to Shield WhatsApp

The legislation will now have to pass through several other congressional committees before being put to vote in the floor of the lower and upper house.
4 Potential Lawsuits to Watch Out for in Small Business
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4 Potential Lawsuits to Watch Out for in Small Business

Avoiding lawsuits isn't as thrilling as winning litigation but it's far less expensive.
Larry Alton
Facebook CEO Urges Brazilians to Decry WhatsApp Block
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Facebook CEO Urges Brazilians to Decry WhatsApp Block

The app has been suspended two times in five months in Brazil.
The Most Hated Man in America Martin Shkreli May Face New Charges
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The Most Hated Man in America Martin Shkreli May Face New Charges

Need a reason to smile? The price-gauging pill salesman could be in deeper legal trouble than he thought.
Entrepreneur Staff
Russian Malware Creator Ordered to Pay $6.9 Million
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Russian Malware Creator Ordered to Pay $6.9 Million

Nikita Kuzmin, 28, was not sentenced to more jail time. He'd already served over three years behind bars in the U.S.
Facebook Hit With Lawsuit Over Plan to Issue New Stock
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Facebook Hit With Lawsuit Over Plan to Issue New Stock

The lawsuit says that Zuckerberg 'wishes to retain this power, while selling off large amounts of his stockholdings, and reaping billions of dollars in proceeds.'
Chief Justice John Roberts Calls U.S. Patent Challenge Process Bizarre
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Chief Justice John Roberts Calls U.S. Patent Challenge Process Bizarre

The Supreme Court is hearing a case about an invalidated speedometer patent.
Why Everyone Loses With Uber's $100 Million Payout
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Why Everyone Loses With Uber's $100 Million Payout

Everyone except the lawyers, that is.
Microsoft and Google Withdraw All Regulatory Complaints Against Each Other
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Microsoft and Google Withdraw All Regulatory Complaints Against Each Other

This comes after the companies agreed to dismiss all patent infringement litigations against each other, settling 18 cases in the U.S. and Germany.
SunEdison Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
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SunEdison Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The solar energy company is one of the largest non-financial companies to file for bankruptcy protection in the past decade.