A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ordered Dole Food to pay $200,000 in attorney's fees for a Swedish documentary-film producer it had previously sued for defamation. The judge concluded the documentary, which chronicled Dole's treatment of its Nicaraguan workers, wasn't defamatory.
Dell has reportedly proposed a settlement to the Securities and Exchange Commission that the SEC staff likes and will recommend the commissioners accept. At issue is how Dell did its accounting on deals with Intel. Dell has already been forced to restate four years of manipulated earnings.