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New York sues EPA over GE's Hudson River PCB cleanup

3:13am BST

NEW YORK New York sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, accusing the agency of prematurely allowing General Electric Co to stop clearing the Hudson River of PCB contamination before the cleanup was finished.

JPMorgan metals trader pleads guilty to spoofing, resigns from bank

21 Aug 2019

NEW YORK A JPMorgan Chase & Co precious metals trader pleaded guilty to spoofing, or placing bogus trade offers, on Tuesday, when he also resigned as an executive director at the bank.

Third-party bonuses may sometimes be excluded from overtime pay - 3rd Circuit

20 Aug 2019

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday said incentive bonuses provided by third parties to employees can qualify as "remuneration for employment" under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act when calculating overtime pay, provided that the employer and employee have "effectively agreed" they will.

New York City can limit art vendors in popular parks: appeals court

20 Aug 2019

NEW YORK New York City rules limiting the number of art and book vendors in four popular Manhattan parks are constitutional, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday, overturning an injunction against the rules.

Avenatti says he did nothing wrongful in Nike extortion case

19 Aug 2019

NEW YORK Michael Avenatti, the lawyer and critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Monday said he did nothing "wrongful" in dealing with Nike Inc , and asked a federal judge to dismiss the criminal extortion case against him.

Amazon.com defeats IRS appeal in U.S. tax dispute

17 Aug 2019

Amazon.com Inc on Friday defeated an appeal by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in what the online retailer has called a $1.5 billion dispute over its tax treatment of transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary.

Amazon.com defeats IRS appeal in U.S. tax dispute

16 Aug 2019

Amazon.com Inc on Friday defeated an appeal by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in what the online retailer has called a $1.5 billion (£1.2 billion) dispute over its tax treatment of transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary.

Two women sue Jeffrey Epstein's estate for $100 million over alleged sex abuse

16 Aug 2019

NEW YORK Two women who said they were recruited 15 years ago to provide massages to Jeffrey Epstein, only to be later sexually molested by him at his Manhattan mansion, have filed a $100 million (82 million pounds) lawsuit against the financier's estate.

Students caught in visa sting at fake university may sue U.S., court rules

15 Aug 2019

NEW YORK A federal appeals court said foreign-born students may sue the U.S. government over claims it wrongfully canceled their visas, following a sting where it set up a fake university to entrap corrupt visa brokers.

Lawyer Avenatti seeks to end 'vindictive' Nike prosecution he blames on Trump feud

15 Aug 2019

NEW YORK Lawyer Michael Avenatti asked a federal judge to dismiss an indictment accusing him of trying to extort Nike Inc, saying he was targeted in a "vindictive and selective prosecution" because of his feud with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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