The U.S. government’s China expert for an economic espionage criminal trial copied verbatim from Wikipedia large portions of a report summarizing his proposed testimony and should be disqualified, defense attorneys said.
China’s Pangang Group Co. and Korea’s Kolon Industries Inc. have eluded U.S. criminal charges of trade-secret theft for months. Unlike fugitive security contractor Edward Snowden, they aren’t hiding from authorities.
News Corp.’s independent directors, obligated to assess Rupert Murdoch and other top executives’ handling of the company’s phone-hacking scandal, are relying for guidance on Viet Dinh, a board member with personal ties to the Murdoch family.
The U.S. Supreme Court relaxed the deadlines for shareholder fraud lawsuits, saying investors can proceed with accusations that Merck & Co. misled the public about the risks posed by its now-withdrawn Vioxx painkiller.