DuPont Co.’s manufacturing secrets were stolen by a U.S. businessman who provided them to a Chinese company for $29 million, prosecutors are set to tell jurors in a trial defense lawyers say may be tainted by “China bashing.”
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.
While top-tier U.K. law firms weather the economic difficulties that have gripped the profession, their mid-market counterparts could be facing a serious risk of survival, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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.
For more than 60 years, the Tennessee Gas Pipeline has linked natural-gas wells in Texas to customers in the north. Until last year, it paid federal corporate income taxes on its earnings, setting aside $107 million in 2011 alone.
John Mack, the former head of Morgan Stanley, is going into business with a 77-year-old tax lawyer who oversees more than $15 billion in investment assets for clients such as ex-basketball star Magic Johnson and the founding family of Estee Lauder Cos., Bloomberg News’s Miles Weiss reports.