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  • Caste Discrimination Alleged In Suit v Cisco

    Plaintiff California Department of Fair Employment and Housing alleges an unnamed engineer, whom it identifies as a Dalit, suffered repeated acts of discrimination, including lower pay and fewer opportunities, at the hands of two supervising engineers.

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  • Novartis Settles 4-Nation FCPA Bribery Charge

    Novartis has agreed to pay $347 million to put to rest years of investigation over alleged kickbacks and other improper conduct in Greece, Vietnam, South Korea and China. The settlement is split, with $234 million going to...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Avoiding The Snare Of “Green Crime”

    The prevalence of environmental malfeasance, labeled “green crime” in this post from a compliance consultant, is said to have reached the crisis stage, with an estimated dollar value of $250 billion per year. In quantitative terms it’s...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Money Laundering And Anti-Terrorist Risk Management For Lawyers

    Although lawyers are not regulated to the extent that bankers are with regard to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) compliance, they are advised to be cautious in this area and “to act a bit more like...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Securities Class Actions Hit World Wrestling

    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., the wrestling empire headed by Vince McMahon, has been hit with several securities class action lawsuits. One alleges a multi-faceted “fraudulent scheme,” with executives selling more than “$282 million worth of their personally...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Desperate Need In Medical Supply Line Brings Big FCPA Risk

    A disastrous shortage of essential equipment has sent states, the federal government, and healthcare providers and manufacturers scrambling, and many are looking abroad for sources. Overseas suppliers, meanwhile, have ramped up production. A Chinese electric car manufacturer...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Sued In CA, Israeli Spyware Company Claims “Derivative Sovereign Immunity”

    Spyware from the Israeli company NSO Group was surreptitiously installed on the accounts of more than 1,000 WhatsApp users, according to a lawsuit filed in the northern district of California by WhatsApp and Facebook. The court has...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Protecting Electronic Devices At The Border

    A recent episode involving a cell phone search at the border got a lot of media attention, seen primarily through the lens of politics, but what happened bears attention from any attorney who needs to travel internationally....

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Another Law Firm Sues China

    A Las Vegas personal injury firm has filed a class action lawsuit against the People’s Republic of China and a number of Chinese entities, including  the city government of Wuhan, on grounds of negligence and public nuisance....

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • If This Isn’t A Force Majeure, What Is It?

    An advisory from Mayer Brown attorneys looks at the fate of contracts in the context of a pandemic and widespread business shutdowns, specifically the “legal rights of customers associated with the risk of such interruptions,” and then...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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