Wal-Mart Overtime: The Labor Department on Tuesday ordered Wal-Mart to pay $4.8 million in back wages and damages to thousands of employees who were denied overtime charges, the latest in a string of embarrassments for the company over its business practices, The Washington Post reports.
Patent Fight: A German court ruled on Wednesday that Microsoft infringed Motorola Mobility's patents and ordered Microsoft to remove its popular Xbox 360 gaming consoles and Windows 7 operating system software from the German market. But a Seattle federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against Motorola to prevent it from enforcing the German court order, Reuters reports.
Dewey Death Watch: These are dark days for Dewey & LeBoeuf, the New York law firm on the brink of collapse amid a partner exodus, The New York Times reports.
Bomb Plot: The FBI alleges five men charged in a bomb plot put what they thought were real explosives beneath an Ohio bridge and repeatedly tried to detonate them using text messages from cellphones, The Associated Press reports.
Hot Seat: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. just months after being assailed by an ex-employee for harboring a “toxic” culture, faces a harsh spotlight this month in Manhattan federal court over how well a senior official guarded its secrets, Bloomberg reports.