Monatsarchive: Dezember 2012

ILR: FedEx Overcharged Customers for Years, Sealed E-Mail Says

Bloomberg | Dec 12, 2012 FedEx Corp. has been „systematically overcharging“ customers by billing businesses and government offices at higher residential rates, a company sales executive said in an internal e-mail unsealed in a lawsuit. Read more: FedEx Overcharged Customers … Weiterlesen

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Most ridiculous lawsuits: Harvey Cedars homeowners demand payment from town for spoiling ocean view

HARVEY CEDARS— Thanks to a line of recently erected two-story-high sand dunes, Harvey and Phyllis Karan’s $1.7 million oceanfront house, and the town, stood fast when Sandy stormed ashore. Sandy is long gone, but another storm is raging in this … Weiterlesen

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Most ridiculous lawsuits: Plaintiffs sued wrong company over cemetery fall, judge rules

PARKERSBURG – A federal judge has dismissed a personal injury lawsuit filed against a company that apparently does not own the funeral home the plaintiffs intended to sue or the cemetery they should have sued. U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin … Weiterlesen

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ILR: Wal-Mart Counters Bribery Allegations in India

Wall Street Journal | Dec 12, 2012 India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party is sticking by its allegations that Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s routine disclosure of lobbying activities in the U.S.  is tantamount to bribery. Read more: Wal-Mart Counters Bribery Allegations in … Weiterlesen

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Most ridiculous lawsuits: Lawyer who slapped Paul Hastings partner loses case against firm

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A lawsuit over a contentious deposition last year that ended with a Paul Hastings partner being slapped in the face by his opposing counsel has been dismissed. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern ruled … Weiterlesen

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The FCPA Guidance and Declinations

I have previously written about my belief that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) should go further in releasing information about Declinations to Prosecute Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases self-reported to both it and the Securities and Exchange Commission … Weiterlesen

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Most ridiculous lawsuits: Choate v Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co.

12-year-old Dominic Choate decided to impress his friends and jump aboard a slow-moving freight train, despite their yelling at him to get away from the train. After two unsuccessful attempts, he made a third attempt that was not just unsuccessful, … Weiterlesen

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ILR: DOJ defends deferred prosecution deal with HSBC

National Law Journal | Dec 12, 2012 A high-ranking Justice Department official on December 11 defended the government’s decision not to seek criminal charges against HSBC Holdings PLC for laundering money for drug traffickers and pariah states. Read more: DOJ … Weiterlesen

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Standard Chartered muss wegen Verstoß gegen US-Sanktionsvorschriften 327 Millionen USD Strafe zahlen

Standard Chartered Settles U.S. Sanctions Allegations Wall Street Journal  Dec 11, 2012 Standard Chartered PLC agreed to pay $327 million in penalties for alleged violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran, Libya and other nations, closing another chapter in the U.S. … Weiterlesen

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Most ridiculous lawsuits: Lawsuit: $73,000 Glass Pool Table Not Up to Scratch

Play on it with anything but specially-coated, custom-made balls, and you scratch the glass. Brant Martin, a Dallas attorney representing the buyer (identified in the suit only as Desert Beach, an LLC) says his client learned this fact the hard … Weiterlesen

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