The AM Roundup: Drug Distributors’ Burden, Immigration

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Written By admin at Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Upper Big Branch: A federal judge sentenced a former Massey Energy Co. security chief to three years in prison Wednesday for obstructing a criminal probe into the 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners in the worst U.S. coal-mining disaster in four decades. WSJ

A bitter pill: Drug-distribution companies must police themselves to help the government keep addictive prescription painkillers from finding their way to street dealers and addicts, a federal judge ruled. WSJ

Deals: Delaware’s top business-court judge slammed Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and the chief executive of El Paso Corp. for their handling of a sale agreement for El Paso last year, saying “disturbing” behavior led to the deal’s final terms. WSJ

Immigration: The legal battle over how far states can go in combating illegal immigration will resume Thursday when a federal appeals court in Atlanta hears arguments over Georgia’s and Alabama’s enforcement laws. AJC

Revolving door: Randall Long, a senior Federal Trade Commission attorney who led several of the agency’s antitrust investigations into Google, has been hired by the company’s archrival, Microsoft. WSJ

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