VOL. 124 | NO. 64 | Thursday, April 2, 2009
Circuit Court Judge Charles McPherson will determine what details should be made public in court records from a civil lawsuit involving the sexual abuse of a teenager by a Memphis priest.
The parent company of Fitzgeralds Tunica warned this week that it may have no other option than to file for bankruptcy.
Laura Pendergest-Holt, the chief investment officer of Stanford Financial Group, has filed a lawsuit against Stanford’s former attorney and his firm that claims they “hung her out to dry” and seeks damages of more than $20 million.
Gov. Phil Bredesen and Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. celebrated efforts to save babies’ lives Wednesday morning while announcing an initiative to better determine the cause of infant deaths.
The former head of the Memphis Police Association is charged with embezzling money from the police union.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Ten years and a day after a jury awarded Mayola Williams almost $80 million in punitive damages in her fight with a cigarette maker, the U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday she can collect her share.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The first round of school dollars from the economic stimulus law is going to states this week.
Shawn R. Lillie, an attorney at Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham, practices in labor relations and employment law. He represents many large national and international companies and management clients before the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and various other federal and state agencies.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - VeraSun Energy Corp. says it has closed on the sale of five ethanol plants and one development site to traditional refiner Valero Energy Corp.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - GlaxoSmithKline PLC on Wednesday applied for approval in the U.S. and Europe to sell an existing breast-cancer drug as a first-line treatment.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Proposals that would make information on crime victims and government buildings confidential is advancing in the House.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday moved ahead on proposals to allow handguns to be carried in state and local parks, but stopped short of allowing faculty and staff to pack heat at public colleges and universities.
NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's Inc.'s Chief Executive and Chairman Terry Lundgren received compensation valued at $14.82 million in 2008, much of it in stock compensation, according to an Associated Press calculation of figures disclosed in a regulatory filing. That was up 3 percent from 2007.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment rates rose in all of the nation's largest metropolitan areas for the second straight month in February.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. says new oversight of big financial institutions deemed to be high risk should include raising their capital requirements to help protect the financial system.
DETROIT (AP) - March proved to be another dismal month of steep declines for U.S. auto sales, as low consumer confidence and job uncertainty kept buyers away from showrooms.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans in the House Wednesday pressed a budget plan that would cut taxes and radically overhaul Medicare, offering a stark alternative to blueprints offered by President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A proposal to ease the process of erasing some felony convictions appears likely to die in the Mississippi Legislature.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A House committee advanced a measure Tuesday that calls for a once-a-year sales tax holiday for certain clothing purchases, in the hopes of boosting retailers' sales and giving shoppers a small tax break.