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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

4 days agoNews / 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

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This week, the D.C. City Council trampled on the religious liberty of Christians in Washington, D.C. The council repealed an exemption in the Human Rights Act that allowed private religious schools to practice their faith pertaining to human sexuality.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

UK Bans Production of Porn Featuring Female Ejaculation

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It's just one of ten items on a list of sex acts and practices that UK-based porn producers are no longer allowed to include in their films: Pornography produced in the UK was quietly censored today through an amendment to the 2003 Communications Act, and the measures appear to take aim at female pleasure. Show More Summary

The New Anti-Gay Bill Proposed By The Ugandan Parliament

The Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014, passed by the parliament of Uganda was a bill that sought to criminalize the practice and culture of homosexuality in Uganda. The bill was previously and colloquially known as the 'Kill the Gays bill' because the bill previously proposed the death penalty, as a punishment, for the practice of homosexuality. Show More Summary

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 monthNews : 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 monthIndustries / 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

2 months 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

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