GM was for years a place where employees agreed to fix problems but never did, feared alerting superiors to car-safety concerns and avoided taking notes in meetings lest they be held liable for product shortcomings.
The bodyguard of Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive officer of News Corp.’s U.K. unit, was charged with perverting the course of justice during probes of phone hacking and bribery at the company’s newspapers.
Achates Power Inc., a developer of efficient internal-combustion engines, raised $35.2 million from investors including Sequoia Capital Partners and the venture capital arm of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s founding family.
John Dowd, a combative ex-Marine who cursed at a cameraman after court one day, was the lawyer Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam selected for his trial last year on insider-trading charges. The jury, citing overwhelming evidence, voted to convict.