Stacey Vanek Smith
Feb 22, 2013 Cable news counts on the ratings bump it gets from sensational trials and other long-running stories.
Dec 27, 2012 The growing use of medical marijuana and the legalization of recreational use in two states have created more opportunities for pot entrepreneurs.
Dec 20, 2012 A squabble between Opus Dei, the exclusive Catholic organization, and a small Danish game-maker, has ended up in court. At issue is a card game.
Sep 24, 2012 It's been four years since the investment bank Lehman Brothers went under, and a federal court in Australia has just found the bank liable for damages in a class action lawsuit over the sale of mortgage-backed securities.
Sep 12, 2012 Germany's top court has given the green light to Europe's new rescue fund. The court rejected claims that the fund was illegal under German law.
Jul 30, 2012 Samsung is being sued by Apple for more than $2 billion in damages, as well as an injunction to stop the sale of Samsung's smartphones and tablets.
Jul 23, 2012 The suspect in the Colorado theater massacre makes his first court appearance this morning. James Holmes isn't talking to police. But he left a behind a rich Internet trail. Authorities say it shows how easy it was for Holmes to buy lethal supplies.
Jul 13, 2012 A Reuters report investigating Facebook scanning policies has found out the social network may be going out of its way to partner with law enforcement in nabbing child predators. But what does this mean for user privacy?
Jul 2, 2012 The brother of Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty on Friday and he's looking at 10 years in prison. But why are there so many insider trading prosecutions, but hardly any other prosecutions of the big fish on Wall Street?
Jun 25, 2012 There's a new settlement related to the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. It's about a money manager named Ezra Merkin, who has agreed to pay more than $400 million dollars to his former customers who lost billions when he invested their money with Madoff.