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Find the latest legal news in business on range of issues, including law, civil rights, immigration and white-collar crime.

Jun 29, 2011

Businesses may look to protect their interests through the support of anti-union legislation.

Jun 20, 2011

The 2008 financial collapse that occurred led to prosecutions of certain individuals regarding white collar crime. Securities fraud and intentionally misleading investors are two charges that were commonly levied against bankers in an attempt to secure a small level of justice following the destruction.

Former Credit Suisse broker Eric Butler was initially charged with securities fraud after the collapse.

Jun 20, 2011

Civil rights activists have been pushing for states to adopt legislation concerning same-sex unions. The latest battleground for gay rights is New York, which is several votes away from passing a law that legalizes marriage between two homosexual individuals, according to CNN.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is hoping that the lawmakers in the state will pass the law that he proposed concerning same-sex marriages, as he noted the benefits and protections that would be afforded to these individuals, reported the news source.

"Marriage is a civil right.

Jun 20, 2011

Immigration reform has been an issue that remains prevalent in the deep American south. Though states have treated the problem differently, controversial legislation has been enacted in Georgia in an effort to limit the number of individuals that illegally reside in the U.S.

The controversial legislation that was passed in Georgia could cause many of the illegal residents of the state to flee.

Jun 17, 2011

Businesses are controlled by the shareholders and the board of directors when it comes to making important decisions regarding the future of a company. However, disagreements between the employees and those who hold the stock options can lead to a lawsuit.

The parent company of Cedar Point amusement park disagreed with the decision to file a lawsuit by the largest shareholders of the business, organized under Q Investments, according to the Morning Journal.

A request was filed after a disagreement occurred over the nominating process in determining the board of directors.