America's preeminent corporate lawyer, David Boies, and mass-tort defense mastermind David Bernick, discuss what both business people and the man on the street want to know about corporate litigation today.
By Roger Parloff, senior editor
FORTUNE -- David Boies is the most celebrated litigator in America. In the 1980s he defended CBS's 60 Minutes in an era-defining defamation suit by General William Westmoreland. In the 1990s he led the government's landmark antitrust MORESep 19, 2012 11:46 AM ET
When medical device company Synthes decided to illegally test a bone cement on people, the results were disastrous. A disturbing tale of corporate crime and punishment.
By Mina Kimes, writer
FORTUNE -- On Nov. 16, 2011, Georgia Baddley, a 70-year-old woman living near Salt Lake City, received a shocking call from a special agent at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agent told her that the government had MORESep 18, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Think the labor dispute with the Chicago teachers is bad? Think again. Hostess Brands' fight with its labor force keeps getting uglier and uglier.
By David A. Kaplan, contributor
FORTUNE -- Twinkies might now be better shaped like pretzels. That's because of all the corporate twists their owner, Hostess Brands, has been going through in its current bankruptcy. In the last few days, the twists have been head-spinning. And the fate MORESep 17, 2012 10:25 AM ET
Ford is understandably getting a CEO succession plan in place. Is Mark Fields the right man for the job?
FORTUNE -- Ford is undertaking leadership succession that could be tricky, fraught with drama and ultimately decisive as to Ford's competitiveness.
The company's board is reportedly considering Mark Fields, 51, to succeed Alan Mulally as the automaker's next chief executive officer. Fields's main task will be to prove he can perpetuate the change in MORESep 17, 2012 5:00 AM ET
A new life pattern is emerging for the American woman: she works when young, married or not, and returns to a job in prodigious numbers in middle age. It adds up to a revolution in the character of the U.S. labor force. By Daniel BellSep 16, 2012 9:30 AM ET
Televisa helped elect the country's new president. Now it hears cries for the breakup of its broadcast empire.
By Nathaniel Parish Flannery, contributor
FORTUNE -- On July 7, nearly 100,000 people forced their way down Reforma, one of Mexico City's main avenues, gathering in front of the Angel of Independence, a 150-foot-tall monumentin a plaza in the city center. "People, Listen! This is your fight!" they chanted. "Governing a country MORESep 14, 2012 10:38 AM ET
In his new book, documentary filmmaker Errol Morris sheds light on an old murder. A review of A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald.
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
FORTUNE -- Today, anyone under 40 is unlikely to remember the high-profile murder trial of Jeffrey MacDonald, a Green Beret doctor convicted in 1979 of murdering his wife and two daughters. The three were found dead early on a February morning MORESep 14, 2012 7:05 AM ET
Growing, harvesting, and installing sod: inside an industry of impermanence.
By Paul Kvinta, contributor
After nearly a half-century of Mustang's existence, Ford plans to bring the iconic American model to Europe. In order to appeal to Europeans, it will need new details.
By Doron Levin
FORTUNE -- Since taking over as CEO at Ford in 2006, Alan Mulally hasn't allowed much grass to grow under his feet or Ford's. He proved it again on last week in Amsterdam with an outline to rejuvenate Ford's loss-plagued MORESep 12, 2012 12:31 PM ET
In his latest novel, True Believers, Kurt Andersen explores the stormy legacy of the 1960s.
By Roger Parloff, senior editor
FORTUNE -- Growing up in a suburb of Washington, D.C., I loved reading coverage of the latest Senators baseball game in the sports section of the Washington Post. I would pore over those stories, even though I'd already listened intently to every pitch on my transistor radio the night before. It MORESep 12, 2012 11:40 AM ET
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