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Top News Links: Monday, June 30

BP: Bogus claims back with vig

BP asked a federal court judge Friday to require businesses who it claims were overpaid money from the oil spill fund, pay back what they owe with interest. A motion filed in its ongoing case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana details the international energy company's claim. – AL.com

Alabama adds most ‘doc fees’ for cars

Alabama leads the nation in so-called “doc fees,” dealer documentation fees and taxes often in the thousands of dollars, added on when you purchase a vehicle. The state charges $2,313 in average total fees, or 14 percent of the sales price. – Forbes

Brasfield & Gorrie celebrates 50 years

From the Regions Harbert Tower that defines the downtown skyline to iconic projects like Kirklin Clinic, the Hugo Black Courthouse, the McWane Science Center and even Birmingham Green, no company has left as big a thumbprint on modern-day Birmingham as Brasfield & Gorrie. The company’s turning 50. – AL.com

DENSO opens new Montgomery facility

Global automotive supplier DENSO has inaugurated its latest new warehousing facility in Montgomery. The $2.2 million DENSO Manufacturing Michigan-Alabama Plant is part of the company's expansion strategy to invest nearly $1 billion in North America over a period of four years. – ABR

Regions to pay $51M penalty for bad loans

Regions Financial Corp. will pay a $51 million civil penalty under terms of a deferred prosecution agreement with the SEC and Alabama Banking Department. The agreement resolves previously disclosed regulatory inquiries involving problem loans in the first quarter of 2009. – Insurance News Net

Facebook can get you into trouble

Just ask Mark Zuckerberg — the site's founder and CEO has seen many a lawsuit thanks to his global platform. However, e-citizens of the Facebook world don't let Zuckerberg have all the fun. Plenty of people have engaged in dubious activities that have netted them lawsuits and jail time. Here’s the top seven examples. – Mashable

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