"... who engaged in the practices described in the inspector general’s report." He apologized for "the mistakes that we made and poor service we provided," and opined that "partisanship... has no place at the IRS." Miller said that “foolish mistakes” were made by IRS employees who were trying to be “more efficient” in carrying out their duties. Show More Summary
Nationwide CATV Auditing Services, Inc. v. Cablevision Systems Corp., 2013 WL 1911434 (E.D.N.Y.) Nationwide sued Cablevision for breach of contract, false advertising under the Lanham Act, unfair/deceptive trade practices, and other orts. Show More Summary
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Lawyers and former federal prosecutors say deferred and nonprosecution agreements are becoming more common as companies realize cooperation and compliance with FCPA regulations could lead to reduced fines and spare them criminal actions. Amanda Bronstad has...
"Much of the homosexual agenda is predicated on predatory practices targeting youth. I would suggest people look at the information on the Dignity for All Students Act in New York state, the homosexual indoctrination in schools is a major issues that could be attacked on that basis. Show More Summary
Calling the business practices of the television industry an "injustice being inflicted on the American people," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) introduced legislation Thursday he said will give consumers more choice and control over their pay-TV services.
The Federal Trade Commission has warned ten data broker companies that their practices may violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act after a secret-shopping operation revealed that the companies were willing to sell consumer data without...Show More Summary
Where did actions such as those taken by abortionist Kermit Gosnell begin? Is there a logical explanation for practices that reflect such a callous disregard for human life? According to Bishop James Conley, of the diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, the philosophy of “choice” is the culprit. His recent column has exposed a pivotal piece of [...]
On Ralph Lauren’s agreement with prosecutors to settle charges under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act that its agents improperly bribed officials in Argentina to allow goods to move through trade channels: “Disgorge is a curious description. The $593,000 is the amount they paid out in bribes, not the amount they took in. Disgorge usually refers [...]Show More Summary
Who would’ve ever thought Carey Mulligan would be acting in a movie with a soundtrack by Jay-Z?! Certainly not Carey! And now that The Great Gatsby premiere is days away, Carey is all in a tizzy about possibly meeting Jay-Z at the event. We're more concerned about whether or not Beyoncé will be there! Even though Carey’s a well-respected [...]
Is the pro-BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement advocating unlawful discriminatory business practices? Any New York company approached with calls to boycott or divest from Israeli companies should be forewarned: such activity may violate New York State's human rights law. Show More Summary
by Jack Fonseca Something remarkable is happening in the United States. The practice of abortion itself is on trial in the case of the "House of Horrors", late-term abortionist from Philadelphia. Ostensibly, the case is about the ghoulish activities that took place in the “clinic” of…
Think Progress: The NFL Is a Tax-Exempt Organization — But One Senator Wants to Change That: Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn (R) today introduced an amendment to the Marketplace Fairness Act that would end the practice of allowing professional sports leagues to qualify as tax-exempt organizations, a move that would hit...
Let this serve as a warning for those that practice one of the most annoying acts in the game: celebrating the awarding of a penalty. Not only does it make you look like you played for it, you run the risk of finishing with egg on your face if the penalty is missed. This is [...]
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn (R) today introduced an amendment to the Marketplace Fairness Act that would end the practice of allowing professional sports leagues to qualify as tax-exempt organizations, a move that would hit leagues like the National Football League, the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour, and the National Hockey League, among others. Since 1966, [...]
In the end, the only reason you need to not build a bomb is what is does to you. It is soul-killing to be a murderer. You want to do something with your feelings of alienation? Go out and practice random acts of kindness. Raise money for refugees. Fight for justice.
It is true that not all terrorist acts in the United States can be avoided, and unfortunately more will succeed. But by incorporating voluntary, partnership-based community intelligence gathering practices into our national security infrastructure, we can improve our chances of preventing some attacks.
In the early 70’s the Fair Credit Reporting Act (hereafter “FCRA”) was enacted as a way to set guidelines regarding credit reporting industry practices, procedures and consumer protections. That Act has evolved over time, and thanks to multiple amendments the current version gives consumers a variety of options when it comes to challenging information on [...]
On Monday, President Obama quietly signed a bill repealing the major provisions of the much-touted ethics law known as the STOCK Act. Passed in 2012 after a 60 Minutes report on insider trading practices in Congress, the STOCK Act banned members of Congress and senior executive and legislative branch officials from trading based on government knowledge. To...
A study by the nonpartisan Constitution Project affirms that the United States committed acts of torture after 9/11. The sweeping, 577-page report says that while brutality has occurred in every American war, there never before had been “the kind of considered and detailed discussions that occurred after 9/11 directly involving a president and his top [...]
The Freedom of Information Act is a key element of maintaining government transparency... in theory. In practice, however, those on the receiving end of these requests do everything in their power (and some things lying outside their...Show More Summary