Monatsarchive: Juli 2012

Most ridiculous Lawsuits: Chesapeake jail workers face lawsuit tied to death

CHESAPEAKE: The day after 19-year-old Musa Jassey left the Chesapeake jail, he died. Cardiac arrhythmia, according to his death certificate. Mariama Manjang, Jassey’s aunt, filed a $17 million wrongful death lawsuit Monday in Chesapeake Circuit Court. She blames unnamed employees … Weiterlesen

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FCPA and Bribery Act Hotlines: Staying Out of Hot Water with Other Jurisdictions

It is finally here. Today is the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London. The first Olympics I can remember watching were the 1964 Games in Tokyo. I was enthralled with watching the world’s greatest athletes … Weiterlesen

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HSH Nordbank AG v. UBS AG

On March 27, 2012, Germany’s HSH Nordbank AG („HSH“) was left with no hope to recover from a $500 million loss when a New York Appellate Court dismissed its last standing claim against UBS. The loss stemmed from a credit … Weiterlesen

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Cybex Reaches $19.5m Settlement in Product Liability Case

Last week, premium exercise equipment manufacturer Cybex International agreed to pay $19.5m to a Cheektowaga woman, who was injured by a piece of Cybex equipment when she improperly used a leg machine to stretch her shoulder in October 2004. The … Weiterlesen

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Warning! Delicious, Spreadable Chocolate Is Not Health Food!

Parents, be forewarned: there’s a terrible danger out there. Delicious, sweet, spreadable chocolate is available for purchase in your supermarkets, but it’s NOT healthy for your kids! Who would have thought?!? But ignorance is bliss — very bliss — and in … Weiterlesen

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Most ridiculous Lawsuits: Lawsuit filed for girl injured by foul ball at Braves game

The father of a girl who suffered brain injuries from a foul ball at an Atlanta Braves game is suing the team, saying it failed to provide proper protection to keep the accident from occurring. Related: The girl, who was … Weiterlesen

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Penn State, the Freeh Report and Implications for the FCPA Compliance Practitioner

The Freeh Report was released last week. It detailed a series of actions and inactions taken by officials at Penn State University (Penn State) which allowed Jerry Sandusky to continue his abuse of young boys from at least 1998 up … Weiterlesen

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The New York Family Office

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FCPA: Amendment to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Another Perspective

Proposals for and against amending the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the US Federal law against government bribery in international business, have been percolating for the past 18 months. US Chamber of Commerce took a lead role, sponsoring a paper titled “Restoring Balance” … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: This is not a compliance failure. It’s an ethical failure

In the movie “Margin Call” the character played by Jeremy Irons says that there are three ways to lead in business: (1) Be the smartest; (2) Be there first; (3) Cheat. I thought about this trichotomy when reading several articles … Weiterlesen

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