The USA Today has released a story in which eight separate individuals are accused of embezzling money from patients in nursing homes.
The top story in the UK media today is about alleged corruption in English football. Someone said to be a “fixer” for betting syndicates was secretly recorded boasting that the results of English lower-league matches and even international matches could be bought, once the price was right.
On 13 November 2013, in the case of Paramount Home Entertainment Limited & Others and British Sky Broadcasting Limited & Others  EWHC 3479 (Ch), Arnold J granted a blocking order requested by six major film studios.
Yesterday, you probably indulged in turkey, stuffing and a variety of side dishes. Today, you may be considering a turkey sandwich with cranberries and gravy for lunch.
In past posts, I’ve been critical of attorney advertising on television and billboards. These advertisements are a terrible way to find a personal injury attorney. On television, these characters stand on top of 18 wheeler trucks, wear capes, chase ambulances and talk about fast settlements.
I have much to be thankful for. My wife who continues to hang in there with me and my craziness. My five kids, all of whom came home for Thanksgiving. My yellow lab, Lou, who serves as my running companion.
In the wake of the financial crisis and the so-called ‘shareholder-spring’ of 2012 (a period during which many shareholders refused to endorse directors’ remuneration policies), the government has introduced new rules on directors’ remuneration reporting. The new rules: (i) increase the compliance burdens regarding the reporting of directors’ remuneration policies; (ii) increase shareholder control over remuneration and termination packages; and (iii) introduce potential personal liability for directors who authorise payments in violation of an approved policy.
Weatherford’s “Loose Controls and Anaemic Compliance” Leads to $253 Million Bribery and Sanctions Penalties
Two days ago the United States Securities and Exchange Commission charged oil field services company Weatherford International with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by authorising bribes and improper travel and entertainment for foreign officials in the Middle East and Africa to win business including kickbacks in Iraq to obtain United Nations oil-for-food contracts. The SEC press release is here.
On Sunday 24 November, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the member-states of the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) struck an historic deal providing Iran with approximately $7 billion in relief from international sanctions in exchange for Iranian curbs on uranium enrichment and other nuclear activity.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) released the Fall 2013 Current Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions on November 26, 2013. Many of the rulemakings are “old hat” and have appeared in the plan and agenda many times – illustrating the fundamental issue of relevancy and currency – but OIRA Administrator Howard Shelanski has succeeded in putting the semi-annual publication back on a timely track.