After being indicted on multiple charges of fraud in 2009, Missouri resident Sharon Nekol Province has pleaded guilty to facilitating a massive $600 million Ponzi scheme run through the rather lucrative business of pre-paid funeral services.
The fashion industry is finally loosening its buttons—several decades and a few billion dollars in advertising later, retailers are moving away from using high-priced models and exotic locations to lure customers.
There is significant tension between the goals of scientific research and the demands of litigation. For scientific researchers, the amount of time required to respond to discovery takes away valuable time that might be otherwise devoted to research.
The federal Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) has been around for a long time. It was significantly updated in the 1980’s during the Clinton Administration.
In a race to the courthouse, your opponent files first in a distant state court. You want to be in federal court—but preferably in your home district, not in your opponent’s district.
On May 6, 2013, the United States Senate overwhelming passed the controversial Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (S.743) (the “Act”) by a 69-27 vote, despite strong opposition from online retailers like eBay and small businesses who rely primarily on online sales, sending it to House of Representations for consideration and final passage.
Andy Jones reports on the NSA’s “PRISM” surveillance program and the industry’s “tech giants” (i.e. Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Yahoo) and their cooperation to date in his article in bizcloud entitled “Apple Releases Information on NSA Data Requests”.
A few days ago, a colleague and I were swapping stories about our business missteps: the things that just didn’t work, and the things that were colossal, flaming failures.