Mark V. Shoen had to endure his father’s suicide, a sister-in-law’s murder and an internecine battle on his way to becoming the largest shareholder of Amerco, the parent of truck rental company U-Haul, North America’s biggest moving and storage business.
Accounting firms would have to disclose the name of the partner in charge of a public-company audit as well as all outside firms that worked on the report under a proposal approved by the industry’s regulator.
A bill that some technology companies say could reduce the time they spend fighting patent lawsuits is set for a House vote today with patent holders maintaining it could become more expensive to defend inventions.
Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Officer Robert Kotick threatened to quit if directors didn’t allow him to lead a group that helped buy out most of Vivendi SA’s stake in the video-game maker for $8.2 billion, according to court papers.
Hours after the University of Notre Dame filed a religious challenge to the U.S. health-care overhaul in Indiana federal court, a judge in Washington heard arguments in a lawsuit assailing tax provisions of the statute.
The Colorado Oil & Gas Association sued the cities of Fort Collins and Lafayette claiming their voter-enacted bans on the extraction of oil and natural gas are preempted by state laws regulating those resources.
Wisconsin’s lawyer met with a hail of questions from U.S. appeals court judges while he tried to defend a state law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have local hospital admitting privileges.