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Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and activists released after being arrested for protesting against oil drilling in Norway
Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and activists released after being arrested for protesting against oil drilling in Norway
8/22/2017 8:41:13 AM
Six activists have been fined for breaching the safety zone around the oil rig, Songa Enabler, on Thursday. Greenpeace considers the  arrest by the Norwegian authorities to be unlawful  as the protest was carried out in an area where the activists have a right to protest peacefully in connection with the right of freedom of navigation.
Hedge Fund Adviser Charged for Inadequate Controls to Prevent Insider Trading
Hedge Fund Adviser Charged for Inadequate Controls to Prevent Insider Trading
8/22/2017 8:24:54 AM
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that hedge fund advisory firm Deerfield Management Company L.P. has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million to settle charges that it failed to establish, maintain, and enforce policies and procedures reasonably designed to prevent the misuse of inside information, including information about confidential government decisions.
Canon announces the grant of a preliminary injunction for patent infringement in Germany against Moreinks Limited
Canon announces the grant of a preliminary injunction for patent infringement in Germany against Moreinks Limited
8/21/2017 11:23:55 AM
Canon today announced that it obtained a preliminary injunction, which inter alia contains injunctive relief, granted by the District Court Düsseldorf against Moreinks Limited as well as against its Directors.
Canon announces the grant of a preliminary injunction for patent infringement in Germany against Printperfect Ltd.
Canon announces the grant of a preliminary injunction for patent infringement in Germany against Printperfect Ltd.
8/21/2017 11:00:48 AM
Canon announced today that the District Court Düsseldorf granted a preliminary injunction against Printperfect Ltd., trading as "Perfect Print," as well as against its managing directors.
Banca IMI Securities to Pay $35 Million for Improper Handling of ADRs in Continuing SEC Crackdown
Banca IMI Securities to Pay $35 Million for Improper Handling of ADRs in Continuing SEC Crackdown
8/21/2017 8:04:37 AM
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that broker Banca IMI Securities Corp. (BISC), an indirect, wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, has agreed to pay more than $35 million to settle charges that it violated federal securities laws when it requested the issuance of and received American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) without possessing …
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 …
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.