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BP record $4bn penalty approved

BP Oil Spills

A US court approves the biggest criminal fine in US history given to British oil giant BP as part of a settlement related to the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. In November, BP said it would pay $4bn (£2.5bn) to the US Department of Justice and agreed to plea guilty to 14 criminal charges. The sum included a $1.26bn fine.


Mubarak Reportedly Fined $90M for Cutting Internet

An Egyptian judge has fined Hosni Mubarak and two other former officials $90 million for government-imposed telecommunication disruptions during the popular uprising earlier this year.


France Fines Google on Street View

France's online privacy watchdog has fined Google €100,000 for unfair data collection from wireless networks through the company's Street View mapping service and localization program Latitude.


EU Fines Airlines $1.11 Billion in Cartel Case

EU Fines Airlines $1.11 Billion in Cartel Case

The European Commission fined 11 airlines a total of $1.11 billion for forming a global cartel to fix air-freight tariffs, mainly fuel surcharges.


Serena fined at least record $82,500 for tirade

Serena Williams was fined at least a record $82,500 for her U.S. Open tirade and could be suspended from that tournament if she has another “major offense” at any Grand Slam in the next two years, Grand Slam administrator Bill Babcock told The Associated Press on Monday.


Library Books Returned 51 Years Late With $1G for Fines

Library Books Returned 51 Years Late With $1G for Fines

A high school librarian in Phoenix says a former student returned two overdue books checked out 51 years ago along with a $1,000 money order to cover the fines.


Favre says NFL fines for Jets were 'very unfair'

Brett Favre says he believes fines levied by the NFL for his absence from last year's New York Jets injury report were "very unfair."


Justice Dept. Defends $1.92 Million RIAA Fine Against Minnesota Mom

The Department of Justice has defended the $1.92 million decision against Minnesota mom Jammie Thomas-Rasset for illegally downloading 24 songs off of a peer-to-peer network, according to the Daily Online Examiner. As Rock Daily previously reported, Thomas-Rasset asked for a reduction in the fine after she was sentenced to pay the RIAA $80,000 ...


Tiger Woods says he was not fined by PGA Tour for critical remarks about rules official

Tiger Woods says he was not fined by PGA Tour for critical remarks about rules official

Tiger Woods did not back down Tuesday from his criticism of a rules official after the final round of Sunday's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and said he was not fined for his comments by the PGA Tour.


Fined Chargers Star Still Twittering

A star player who was fined thousands of dollars for a post about the quality of training-camp foods is talking about his tweet.

Antonio Cromartie was fined $2,500 by the San Diego Chargers after a post last Friday about the fare the Chargers were serving.


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