Ruling to put spotlight on fraud cases

Feb 26, 2010
The Supreme Court will soon hear the appeal of Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who is serving a 24-year prison sentence. Brett Neely reports there are signs the justices may overturn an anti-fraud statute used to convict him.
Posted In: Crime

Cases galvanize libel reform movement

Feb 23, 2010
Some libel cases in the U.K. have generated lots of controversy, and reactions that have sprung up as a result could have international impact. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Crime

Cyber attack targets personal info

Feb 18, 2010
Computer security company Netwitness is reporting a major cyber attack affecting 75,000 machines worldwide and within 500 companies in the U.S. Steve Chiotakis gets the latest from Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

Grapes invoke wrath at French customs

Feb 18, 2010
A dozen French wine producers and traders have been found guilty of mislabeling 18 million bottles of Pinot Noir. French customs officers discovered the grand-scale wine fraud upon detecting an inferior grape blend. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime, Food

That's not a real free Bahamas cruise

Feb 17, 2010
Are scammers getting any smarter, or are they more desperate than ever? Bill Radke talks to Los Angeles business columnist David Lazarus about a recent call he got from one spammer.
Posted In: Crime

Weak staffing hurts order in the courts

Feb 2, 2010
A surge of recession-related cases and state budgets in the red are forcing local court systems to the breaking point -- especially with job cuts putting increasing strain on the availability of staff. Jay Field reports.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs

How ruling affects campaign spending

Jan 21, 2010
Slate's legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the Supreme Court's decision will change political campaigns, and how it will affect corporate America.
Posted In: Crime

Ruling changes campaign finance law

Jan 21, 2010
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to abolish limits on corporate spending in national political races. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Crime

No info from the other driver? No cash.

Jan 20, 2010
What happens when you get rear-ended on the highway and the other driver takes off without giving you their information? Bill Radke talks to L.A. Times business columnist David Lazarus, who retells this tale and its costly consequences.
Posted In: Auto, Crime

Crib safety standards could be law

Jan 19, 2010
The Consumer Product Safety Commission will meet with consumer advocates today to move towards turning standards for crib safety from a voluntary practice to law. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Crime, Retail