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Mark R. Allen Named FedEx Corp. Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Mark R. Allen Named FedEx Corp. Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
8/17/2017 6:38:55 PM
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced that Mark R. Allen has been named Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, effective October 1, 2017.
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.
Greenpeace activists confront Norwegian government’s Arctic oil drilling site
Greenpeace activists confront Norwegian government’s Arctic oil drilling site
8/17/2017 10:03:34 AM
Peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have entered the exclusion zone of Statoil’s oil rig, Songa Enabler in the Barents Sea with kayaks and inflatable boats, while swimmers are in the waters protesting with hand banners.
Thomson Reuters Analysis Reveals 484% Increase in New Legal Services Patents Globally as Law Firms Around the World Invest in Legal Tech
Thomson Reuters Analysis Reveals 484% Increase in New Legal Services Patents Globally as Law Firms Around the World Invest in Legal Tech
8/17/2017 8:06:50 AM
There has been a 484 percent increase in the number of patents filed covering new legal services technology globally in the last five years, reveals an analysis from the legal business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of news and information for businesses and professionals.
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.
Man who illegally disposed of radioactive waste added to EPA’s list of Criminal Fugitives
Man who illegally disposed of radioactive waste added to EPA’s list of Criminal Fugitives
8/16/2017 7:13:08 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added James Kenneth Ward to its list of criminal fugitives. Ward, 55, was indicted on April 5, 2017, in federal district court in Montana and escaped custody of local officials during a prison transport in Wyoming in March 2013.
BBC World Service Director calls on Iranian authorities to reverse asset freeze on BBC staff
BBC World Service Director calls on Iranian authorities to reverse asset freeze on BBC staff
8/16/2017 6:22:15 AM
BBC World Service Director Francesca Unsworth says: “We deplore what appears to be a targeted attack on BBC Persian staff, former staff, and some contributors.
Father of actress Michelle Williams awarded $2.3M verdict
8/15/2017 9:56:17 PM
Denver, CO – August 15, 2017. Just last week on Wednesday, August 9th, a Colorado federal court jury found software trading company Genesis Financial Technologies Inc. in breach of contract with futures and commodities trader Larry Williams and LnL Publishing, LLC (Mr.
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.
EPA Issues Guidance on State Coal Ash Management Permit Programs
EPA Issues Guidance on State Coal Ash Management Permit Programs
8/10/2017 12:14:20 PM
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an interim final guidance to help states develop and submit permit programs for the safe management of coal combustion residuals (CCR), commonly known as coal ash, to EPA for review and approval.
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.
Construction Companies Look to CIHs as New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard Enforcement Approaches
Construction Companies Look to CIHs as New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard Enforcement Approaches
8/7/2017 2:53:43 PM
On September 23rd, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is scheduled to begin enforcement of the new respirable crystalline silica standard for the construction industry.
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.
Healthcare Facilities Begin Work to Prevent Legionella Growth in Water Systems
Healthcare Facilities Begin Work to Prevent Legionella Growth in Water Systems
8/7/2017 12:15:27 PM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and a leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, is working with Medicare certified healthcare facilities, and those who support them, while in the beginning phases of response to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) memo.
DJI Issues Firmware Update In Response to Reports of Unauthorized Parameter Modification
DJI Issues Firmware Update In Response to Reports of Unauthorized Parameter Modification
8/4/2017 7:09:50 AM
A recent firmware update issued for all DJI drones fixes reported issues and ensures DJI’s products continue to provide information and features supporting safe flight. DJI will continue to investigate additional reports of unauthorized modifications and issue software updates to address them without further announcement.
Construction Companies Prepare for OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Standard Enforcement
Construction Companies Prepare for OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Standard Enforcement
8/3/2017 5:23:25 PM
Next month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will begin enforcing a Final Rule for respirable crystalline silica in an effort to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease in construction workers.
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 …
Reverse False Claims Act Liability Extended to Bonding Companies
8/2/2017 3:19:09 PM
On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that bonding companies can be held liable for treble damages under the False Claims Act for issuing surety bonds to construction companies that falsely claim to be a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).  In a novel reverse False Claims Act case, whistleblower Andrew Scollick alleged that …