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Sony to partially refund early US Vita adopters after its "deceptive" marketing

The Federal Trade Commission, a US-based government agency, has found Sony guilty of "deceptive acts or practices" in regards to its advertising of the Vita at launch, and now it must pay back to all those who purchased the handheld before 1st June 2012. Show More Summary

Private Equity Firms Start ‘Fessing Up to Cheating

The Wall Street Journal describes how some private equity firms are attempting to clean up their act by admitting to dubious practices in revised regulatory filings with the SEC. There's a wee problem with this approach. Securities law is not like the Catholic Church, where confession and a promise not to sin again buys you redemption.

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: More Research Showing Disparate Impacts Of Teacher Hiring/Transfer Practices

New Harvard/Kane study shows how teacher hiring/transfer practices in LAUSD puts black minority kids at a disadvantage - http://ow.ly/Eiwos Organizers behind students protesting against TFA deny that they are acting as surrogates for...Show More Summary

Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices Fails In Senate

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The USA Freedom Act had the support of not only the White House and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy but also that of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The House had already approved it.

Verizon Agrees To Pay Up For 'Inadequately Disclosed' Fees For Broadband Customers

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We recently wrote about a lawsuit filed in New York against Time Warner Cable for "deceptive acts and practices" regarding hidden charges and fees, and a failure to deliver a promised rate for broadband access. Tons of people have been...Show More Summary

2015 APTA Risk Management Seminar

Includes sessions on reducing passenger violence and dangerous acts, review of the insurance market, ADA/legal updates, mitigating pedestrian accidents, dissecting primary and excess liability insurance policies, practical elements of mediating a lawsuit, realizing tangible savings from vehicle video systems, and a risk management round table.

The ever-expanding reach of the NLRB and why non-union employers should care

By Tina A. Syring, Inside Counsel In the past, non-union employers paid very little attention to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) as those companies rarely had their employment policies and practices scrutinized by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Marketing Management in Singapore, APAC and Elsewhere

Categories: Analysis, Conferences Tags: L1, Process and Best Practice The recent Procurement Leaders event in Singapore had the procurement and marketing relationship as its starting act, with speakers from AIG, Estée Lauder, MediaCom, P&G, Qatar Airways, tag:, and Williams Lea addressing this topic. Show More Summary

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald Prepare for Their Big Day by Acting Like a Married Couple

Post by Jenny Erikson. 19 Kids and Counting stars Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald were keeping it real the day before their November 1 wedding, just kicking it running errands together. Awww -- they're practically a married couple already! Well, except for that whole full-frontal hugging thing of course. Show More Summary

Why Daniel Radcliffe Is Just So Awesome

4 weeks agoNews : CitizenSugar

We all know and love Daniel Radcliffe for his star-making role as Harry Potter, but there is a lot more to the British actor than waving wands and practicing magic. The 25-year-old is not only full of talent - he can act, sing, and dance, all of which he's done on Broadway several times - but he's also just one seriously cool dude. Show More Summary

Service Members Deserve More Transparency From On-Base Banks, Credit Unions

The Military Lending Act attempts to shield military personnel and their families from some predatory lending practices, but a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts claims that some traditional banks on military bases are nickel-and-diming...Show More Summary

Bank Pays $16M to Settle FDIC Charges Over Credit Card Add-On Products

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reached a $16 million deal with a Utah bank recently, settling charges that the financial institution engaged in unfair and deceptive acts and practices. Merrick Bank violated SectionShow More Summary

JPMorgan Tried To Find A Legal Way To Hire Chinese Powerbrokers’ Children

Eight years ago, there was much handwringing over the plan. Such as, won’t this violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and lead to an extremely embarrassing criminal investigation one day? And, how we will make sure that the brain-dead...Show More Summary

A Lil Positivity: College Students Surprise Pizza Delivery Man With $1200 Tip

College Students Surprise Pizza Delivery Man With $1200 Tip via Huffington Post This university practiced what they preach when they surprised a deliveryman with an incredible act of generosity. Keith Newman, Indiana Wesleyan University’s CEO of Residential Education, wanted his

What The Cameras Didn’t Catch: Corey Simms Reveals Ex-Wife Leah Messer Acted Drugged-Up At Daughter’s Cheerleading Practice On Teen Mom 2 Reunion

On the first part of the Teen Mom 2 season reunion last night, Leah Messer denied that her admitted pill use was a factor in her bitter custody battle with… READ ON

Consent Laws Are Ruining Sex, Says Writer Who Probably Has Awful Sex

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

California's affirmative consent law requires affirmative consent to be obtained before a sex act qualifies as "consensual." Practically applied, it means that during a collegiate rape investigation, the onus will be on the assailant to prove that he obtained consent, rather than on the victim, who in the past has to prove that he or she said no. Read more...

Buddhist 'release life' act results in illegal animal trade in Hainan

2 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

More and more businesses offering services to people who want to perform the Buddhist practice of "release life" are appearing in Hainan, where illegal animal breeding is rampant, China News Radio reports. [ more › ]

Go Ahead, Act Like a Guy: Body Language Advice for Women

"Whatever you do, don't use your hands when you speak." Many female clients in my consulting practice have told me that other, uh, advisors, of the male variety, imparted this conventional "wisdom." Why? Because "gestures will make you...Show More Summary

Can Odell Beckham Jr. Be Spark Eli Manning Needs to Complete Reappearing Act?

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) was limited in practice throughout the week and is listed as questionable, but the No. 12 overall selection in the 2014 NFL draft said he expects to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reported Beckham is confident he will play. Show More Summary

Facebook Finally Apologizes to Drag Queens for Deleting Their Accounts

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : eBookNewser

Facebook’s controversial and discriminatory practice of deleting drag queen accounts sparked outrage among the LGBT community for weeks before the social network decided to rescind its real-name policy. Interview: @SisterRoma on Activism,...Show More Summary

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