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White House Recognizes Military2Maritime

Military2Maritime program recognized by White House for veteran hiring practices   As Congress considers the role the Jones Act and the American maritime

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in case that could sharply weaken civil rights laws

The Supreme Court may be on the cusp of another dramatic weakening of civil rights laws: The question before the court is whether the Fair Housing Act of 1968, intended to fight pervasive residential segregation, bans practices that unintentionally discriminate against minorities. Show More Summary

Charlie, Secular Culture and Practical Wisdom

Tragedies shrink communication. They take us by surprise, and force us to use slogans and tweets. It is emotional contraction. Understanding, however, is an act of expansion. It requires patience: the privilege of those who are not personally touched by the crippling effects of tragedy. Show More Summary

A New Front in the Lyme Wars

last weekNews : News Desk

On December 15th, without much ceremony or public comment, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law that has the potential to change the way medicine in New York is practiced. Frequently referred to as the Lyme Doctor Protection Act, the law...Show More Summary

The 'Real' Threat to Our Liberty Is The Repressive Machinery Of Empire

Submitted by Bill Bonner via Acting Man blog, Equal Opportunity Mocking Practically every day in these Diary entries we mock investors, Democrats, Republicans, teetotalers, terrorists, anti-terrorists, economists… and almost everyone else. Show More Summary

Companies Paid Record Sums to Settle Bribery Probes in 2014

Companies paid more than ever before to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations in 2014, the latest sign that bribery enforcement remains hot after all these years.

Reminder: Treasure Act Code of Practice

To judge from the comments from certain quarters of the collecting world and their supporters - it seems apposite to remind people of what the Treasure Act Code of Practice says. What may make them sit up and take notice is that after...Show More Summary

The Excavation of the Seaton Down Hoard

The Seaton Down Hoard was reported by its metal detectorist finder (following the Treasure Act Code of Practice) and therefore properly excavated by a professional team, properly equipped, by a recognised methodology allowing proper observation and documentation and at a proper pace. Show More Summary

The FCPA in 2014: A Record Fine, But Little Legal Change

U.S. authorities scored a record-breaking fine as they enforced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act this year, but lawyers said they didn’t see much of the ballyhooed targeting of individuals in bribery cases.

French Co. Alstom Pleads Guilty, Faces Largest FCPA Fine Ever

Several years ago, the Justice Department announced it was cracking down on violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the federal statute that makes it a crime to bribe foreign government officials in order to get business. Last week, the French engineering company Alstom interrupted its Merry Christmas to plead......

Failure to disclose potato variety isn't misleading

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Zuckerman Family Farms, Inc. v. Bidart Bros., No. 1:14–cv–01529, 2014 WL 7239423 (E.D. Cal. Dec. 17, 2014) Plaintiffs sued for violation of the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA), the Lanham Act, and California Business Practices Code section 17200 et seq. Show More Summary

LOW OIL PRICES ACTING LIKE $115 BILLION TAX CUT FOR ECONOMY

Although the Obama Administration has generally been a critic of many oil industry practices such as increased drilling, the Keystone Pipeline and fracking, increased U.S. oil industry production have not only pushed the U.S. much closer to energy self-sufficiency, but have driven oil prices so low in recent weeks. that it is now acting much […]

K Phillips - Run For Shelter

Phillips practicing in The Garden - photo by Tim Slusher Hailing from Austin, TX and bringing with him the howling ghosts of music's past Screamin' K Phillips could be the most underrated live act in America today. We were delightedShow More Summary

Agreement Between Alstom and the U.S. Department of Justice

Alstom has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve the investigation into alleged violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

French Firm to Pay Record $772 Million Penalty for Foreign Bribery Scheme

last monthNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

In what is being called the largest-ever foreign bribery resolution with the Department of Justice, a French power and transportation company today pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and agreed to pay a record $772 million fine.

CFPB Lawsuit: Sprint Made Millions Off Consumers Acting As A “Breeding Ground” For Bill-Cramming

Just a day after rumors surfaced that Sprint could be facing a $105 million from the Federal Communications Commission for allegedly overcharging customers using a practice known as “bill-cramming,” the Consumer Financial ProtectionShow More Summary

Cung Le v. the UFC: Fighters File Sherman Anti-Trust Suit against MMA Promotion

Mixed-martial artists Cung Le, Nathan Quarry, and Jon Fitch filed a class-action lawsuit against the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Sherman Anti-Trust Act grounds on Tuesday. The anti-competitive practices the suit alleges include...Show More Summary

#BlackLivesMatter and #AAA2014: Die-In, Section Assembly Motion, and the ABA Statement Against Police Violence and Anti-Black Practices

On Monday, December 8, 2014, the Association of Black Anthropologists issued a Statement Against Police Violence and Anti-Black Practices. The Statement followed from recent events in the USA discussed and acted upon at last week’s annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, DC (#AAA2014): a die-in held on Friday, December 5 at 12:28 […]

Liberty Counsel Has The DC Sadz

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release: This week, the D.C. City Council trampled on the religious liberty of Christians in Washington, D.C. The council repealed an exemption in the Human Rights Act that allowed private religious schools to practice their faith pertaining to human sexuality. Show More Summary

Four More Studies On The Benefits Of Obamacare

Over the past year I receive reports from various medical journals and medical practice publications with what feels like a constant flow of studies showing the success of the Affordable Care Act, many of which I have written about in previous posts. Jonathan Chait has an article in New York Magazine on 4 New Studies [...]Show More Summary

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