Sony BMG settles anti-piracy suits

Dec 22, 2006
Last year Sony BMG admitted to loading its CDs with spyware that infected users' computers. This year it announced it will pay $4.25 million to settle lawsuits with 39 states.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment

Motorists sue over gas temperature

Dec 15, 2006
When you heat a liquid, it expands. No big surprise there. But when that liquid is gasoline, billions ride on this simple scientific truth. $2 billion, to be exact. Dan Grech explains how warm gas has led to some hot consumers.
Posted In: Crime

BP accused of price fixing . . . again

Dec 14, 2006
British oil giant BP says it could face charges of price fixing futures in the unleaded gasoline market. Stephan Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Swift's meat-plant employees questioned

Dec 12, 2006
U.S. immigration officials raided six meatpacking plants owned by Swift & Co. today — surprising since Swift is in a voluntary pilot program aimed at rooting out undocumented workers. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration, Mexico

A lump of coal for LCD makers

Dec 12, 2006
Officials in Japan today said they're investigating Samsung and Philips, the two biggest LCD companies, for possible price-fixing. Anna Fifield is covering the story for the Financial Times.
Posted In: Crime, Science

'Tis the season for scams

Dec 11, 2006
Whether you're feeling generous or just looking for a last-minute tax write-off this holiday season, keep in mind that there are plenty of fraudsters hoping to cash in on your charity. Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Crime

HP settles corporate spying case

Dec 8, 2006
Hewlett-Packard yesterday agreed to pay $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought against it as a result of its recent pretexting scandal. Does the punishment fit the crime? Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Crime

Courts set rules on electronic documents

Dec 1, 2006
New rules about the archiving and retrieval of e-mails and other electronic correspondence went into effect in federal courts today. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Crime

DOJ expected to loosen up on corporate fraud

Nov 30, 2006
An influential panel known as the Paulson Group issued a report today warning that U.S. markets are losing their competitive edge — but the pendulum may already be swinging the other way. Hillary Wicai explains.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

New standards for patently obvious?

Nov 28, 2006
A Supreme Court case featuring a patent dispute over gas pedals could take some of the fuel out of the current patent system. Janet Babin explains.
Posted In: Crime