A legal ruling made in France today has opened the way to millions of euros in compensation for British and other women who were fitted with defective French-made breast implants.
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Thursday 28 June 2012
Stockton is to become the largest US city to file for bankruptcy, the seventh American municipality to do so this year.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Former fugitive tycoon Asil Nadir denied today that he stole £150 million from his business empire.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Bradford Bulls have gone into administration and have just 10 days to avoid being liquidated, it was announced this morning.
Friday 22 June 2012
The Farepak savers' vain battle for justice goes on as the stench from this appalling affair lingers
Thursday 21 June 2012
Taxpayers may have to foot millions of pounds in legal bills following the abandonment of a Government bid to penalise directors of a Christmas hamper business which collapsed six years ago leaving tens of thousands of savers out of pocket, a businessman involved said today.
Saturday 16 June 2012
Elderly are being flogged worthless wine and coins, and tempted into dodgy property land-bank deals
Friday 15 June 2012
Older people are being warned not to fall prey to bogus retail and investment schemes, after 78 rogue companies raking in more than £28 million from people were shut down in the last three years alone.
Thursday 14 June 2012
Westlife star Shane Filan has been declared bankrupt just days before the hugely successful Irish group play their farewell show.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
The clients and partners of Dewey & LeBoeuf were last night picking up the pieces after the biggest-ever failure of an international law firm, in a tale of how oversize ambition and lashings of debt can destroy even a storied legal giant.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
The clients and partners of Dewey & LeBoeuf were last night picking up the pieces after the biggest-ever failure of an international law firm.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Up to 850 jobs at the bankrupt Coryton oil refinery in Essex are likely to be lost after administrator PwC announced it has failed to secure a rescue deal – despite talking to more than 100 potential investors and purchasers of the operation.
A dimmer Detroit: Mayor prepares to switch off half of his city's streetlights in attempt to save money
Saturday 26 May 2012
The parades of broken streetlights in Detroit – darkened by blown bulbs or by thieves who have made off with the wiring – have long been a symbol of the once-great city's long decline. But as the home of Motown and the Mustang is forced to downsize, its leaders have a solution: eliminate almost half of them for good.
Saturday 19 May 2012
The bus and rail firm Stagecoach spent £85m on buying nine businesses from its struggling US rival Coach America yesterday in an opportunistic move to bolster its fast-growing North American business.
Sunday 06 May 2012
The shot that killed Spencer Perceval still echoes around the corridors of power
Friday 04 May 2012
Personal insolvencies declined by 1.2% in the first three months of this year compared with the previous quarter, the Insolvency Service said today.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Refugees welcome: More than 250,000 sign Independent petition calling for Britain to 'take its fair share'
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