A trade secrets lawsuit between Columbia Industries, a Hillsboro manufacturer of customized equipment for oil and natural gas rigs, and Entro Inc. settled for $1.1 million dollars. Continue reading “The Oregonian, “Entro Inc. Settled Trade Secrets Lawsuit Filed by Columbia Industries for $1.1 Million””

Stocks and sharesA Houston federal judge allowed a securities class action case against BP plc to go forward.  The litigation stems from alleged misrepresentations made to investors about the success and scope of BP’s process safety efforts, as well as false claims about its oil spill response capabilities in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison, of the Southern District of Texas, ruled on February 6, 2013 that most of the claims asserted in the lawsuit can proceed to discovery. Continue reading “Securities class action against BP allowed to proceed”