Remembering those who got their hat handed to them in 2010
Remembering those who got their hat handed to them in 2010

Stuck...It To 'Em

Stuck... It to 'Em
Stuck... It to 'Em
Remembering those who got their hat handed to them in 2010
Mar. 9: Toyota
Mar. 9: Toyota
Class actions filed against Toyota involving its accelerator pedal seek upwards of $3 billion. (Some 400 suits are pending.)
July 15: Goldman Sachs
July 15: Goldman Sachs
The SEC settles with Goldman Sachs for $550 million over charges the bank bilked investors as the real estate market went south.
Aug. 26: American Airlines
Aug. 26: American Airlines
The FAA fines American Airlines $24.2 million—its largest ­penalty ­ever—for alleged ­maintenance ­violations.
Apr. 27: AstraZeneca
Apr. 27: AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca pays $520 million to settle a federal investigation regarding its marketing of schizophrenia drug Seroquel
Aug. 6: Mark Hurd
Aug. 6: Mark Hurd
Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd resigns after an internal probe notes he had a ­“profound lack of judgment.”
Oct. 19: James Harrison
Oct. 19: James Harrison
Oct. 19: The NFL fines Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison $75,000 for an illegal hit. Harrison’s 2010 fines have tallied $125,000.
June 23: General Stanley McChrystal
June 23: General Stanley McChrystal
June 23: President Obama fires General Stanley McChrystal following the commander’s critical remarks in a Rolling Stone article.
Aug. 23: Elin Nordegren
Aug. 23: Elin Nordegren
Aug. 23: Elin Nordegren's divorce settlement with philandering golfer Tiger Woods is reportedly valued at approximately $100 million.
Nov. 23: SAP
Nov. 23: SAP
Software giant SAP loses a copyright lawsuit waged by rival Oracle. The $1.3 billion judgment is the largest jury award of 2010.
In Second Place
In Second Place
Actually, two is the loneliest number. Take it from the year’s near-top performers.

1. Second-best-selling album: Need You Now by Lady Antebellum

2. Second-best-selling smartphone: iPhone 3GS

3. Second-best-selling wine: Sutter Home

4. Second-most-searched topic on the Internet: World Cup

5. Second-best-selling vehicle: Chevy Silverado

6. Second-highest-grossing movie: Alice in Wonderland

7. Second-most-watched TV show: Dancing with the Stars