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Peaceful protest against Arctic drilling unlawfully ended by Norwegian authorities
Peaceful protest against Arctic drilling unlawfully ended by Norwegian authorities
8/18/2017 12:09:42 PM
Early Thursday, activists on inflatable boats and kayaks entered the exclusion zone of Statoil’s Korpfjell well, Norway’s most northern oil drilling site to date, and attached a giant globe to the rig Songa Enabler.
SEC Uncovers Wide-Reaching Insider Trading Scheme
SEC Uncovers Wide-Reaching Insider Trading Scheme
8/18/2017 8:21:24 AM
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced insider trading charges against seven individuals who generated millions in profits by trading on confidential information about dozens of impending mergers and acquisitions.  Data analysis allowed the SEC’s enforcement staff to uncover the illicit trading despite the traders’ alleged use of shell companies, code words, and an …
Ericsson sues Wiko for patent infringement
Ericsson sues Wiko for patent infringement
8/17/2017 1:47:06 PM
On August 14, 2017, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) sued smartphone maker Wiko, in the regional courts of Düsseldorf and Mannheim in Germany, for infringement of patents essential for 2G, 3G and 4G cellular technology, as well as implementation patents.
SEC Charges KPMG with Audit Failures
SEC Charges KPMG with Audit Failures
8/16/2017 12:38:31 PM
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that KPMG has agreed to pay more than $6.2 million to settle charges that it failed to properly audit the financial statements of an oil and gas company, resulting in investors being misinformed about the energy company’s value.  KPMG’s engagement partner in charge of the audit also agreed to settle charges against him.
EPA orders Fairbanks company to close illegal motor vehicle waste disposal well to protect nearby drinking water
EPA orders Fairbanks company to close illegal motor vehicle waste disposal well to protect nearby drinking water
8/14/2017 7:12:23 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently reached an agreement with Stepping Stone Builders, Inc., to close an illegal motor vehicle waste disposal well in Fairbanks, Alaska.
SEC Files Charges in Oil Drilling Investment Scheme
SEC Files Charges in Oil Drilling Investment Scheme
8/11/2017 12:59:59 PM
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two Tennessee men and an accomplice in Fort Lauderdale with allegedly defrauding investors they lured by false promises of high returns from an oil drilling investment opportunity.
U.S. International Trade Commission to Pursue Investigation of Apple
U.S. International Trade Commission to Pursue Investigation of Apple
8/9/2017 2:21:10 PM
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced that the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has commenced an investigation into Apple Inc.
Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (SIHD) Talk
Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (SIHD) Talk
8/8/2017 10:00:00 AM
Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen, RN, attended a lecture on Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (SIHD) given by Janice McAlister, DNP, SPRN, CLS of Atlanta in Athens, Georgia on June 6, 2017.
Groundbreaking climate change case brought against Australia’s biggest bank
Groundbreaking climate change case brought against Australia’s biggest bank
8/8/2017 6:20:11 AM
Filed by Environmental Justice Australia on behalf of Guy and Kim Abrahams, shareholders of over 20 years, the action is against one of Australia’s “Big Four” banks.
Federal judge enters consent decree against outsourcing facility Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions
Federal judge enters consent decree against outsourcing facility Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions
8/7/2017 1:39:14 PM
U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby entered a consent decree of permanent injunction yesterday between the United States and Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions of Salt Lake City, Utah, two of the company’s co-owners, William O.
Overseas Stock Manipulator Settles SEC Charges
Overseas Stock Manipulator Settles SEC Charges
8/3/2017 8:11:49 AM
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that an overseas stock manipulator has agreed to pay nearly $800,000 and be permanently barred from involvement in penny stocks after hiding his significant stake in a small oil & gas company while secretly funding a fraudulent promotional campaign that artificially boosted the company’s stock price before he dumped his …
EPA Announces Michigan Can Forgive Flint’s Past Drinking Water Debt
EPA Announces Michigan Can Forgive Flint’s Past Drinking Water Debt
8/2/2017 8:05:48 AM
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concurred with the State of Michigan’s plans to forgive $20.7 million in past Drinking Water State Revolving Fund debt owed by the City of Flint.
SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Former Brokers Targeting Federal Retirees
SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Former Brokers Targeting Federal Retirees
8/2/2017 7:53:51 AM
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged four former Atlanta-area brokers with fraudulently inducing federal employees to roll over holdings from their federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) retirement accounts into higher-fee, variable annuity products.  The SEC’s enforcement action comes at a time when the agency has been focusing more specifically on brokers’ and …
EU Court of Justice orders Poland to halt logging in Bialowieza Forest
EU Court of Justice orders Poland to halt logging in Bialowieza Forest
8/1/2017 8:30:09 AM
In response to the Court of Justice of the European Union’s decision to halt logging in Bialowieza Forest, Dariusz Gatlowski, Biodiversity Specialist at WWF-Poland, said: “This decision is great news for Bialowieza and the communities that depend on this remarkable forest.
Justice Department and EPA Enter into Settlement with Harcros Chemicals to Improve Its Accident Prevention and Fire Protection Measures
Justice Department and EPA Enter into Settlement with Harcros Chemicals to Improve Its Accident Prevention and Fire Protection Measures
8/1/2017 8:07:44 AM
The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Harcros Chemicals Inc. has entered into a proposed agreement to settle claims that Harcros violated provisions of the Clean Air Act aimed at preventing accidental releases of chemicals that can have serious consequences for public health, safety and the environment.
SEC Files Charges to Stop Fraudulent Misuse of Cancer-Fighting Investments to Fund Restaurant Businesses
SEC Files Charges to Stop Fraudulent Misuse of Cancer-Fighting Investments to Fund Restaurant Businesses
8/1/2017 8:01:13 AM
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges to stop an alleged ongoing fraud by a Massachusetts businessman misusing investments intended for the development of cancer diagnostic tests to instead pay personal expenses and fund his fiancée’s restaurant businesses.  According to the SEC’s complaint, Patrick Muraca established two pharmaceutical development companies …
Motorola Solutions Files Proceedings in Australia Against Hytera Communications and Hytera Communications (Australia) Pty Limited
Motorola Solutions Files Proceedings in Australia Against Hytera Communications and Hytera Communications (Australia) Pty Limited
7/31/2017 7:19:10 AM
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) (“Motorola Solutions” or the “Company”) today announced that it has commenced patent infringement proceedings against Hytera Communications Corporation Limited (SHE: 002583) of Shenzhen, China and Hytera Communications (Australia) Pty Limited of Australia (collectively, “Hytera”) in the Federal Court of Australia (the “Court”) by filing an …
EPA and Oregon DEQ reach agreements with Eugene company for diesel spill near Halsey, OR
EPA and Oregon DEQ reach agreements with Eugene company for diesel spill near Halsey, OR
7/28/2017 7:48:50 AM
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency combined efforts to protect Spoon Creek, a small stream midway between Salem and Eugene along the I-5 corridor, from a February 2016, spill of red dyed diesel fuel.
Halliburton Paying $29.2 Million to Settle FCPA Violations
Halliburton Paying $29.2 Million to Settle FCPA Violations
7/28/2017 7:35:59 AM
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Halliburton Company with violating the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) while selecting and making payments to a local company in Angola in the course of winning lucrative oilfield services contracts.
National Whistleblower Day Celebration Brings Together Bipartisan Congressional and Executive Office Support for Whistleblowers
7/26/2017 4:34:58 PM
On July 27, 2017, the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) is hosting an unprecedented coming together of whistleblowers, executive agency officials responsible for administering whistleblower programs, and bipartisan Members of Congress supporting continued and increased protections for whistleblowers.