Principles of Remedies

 Employment-related crimes; Annual Survey of White Collar Crime
American Criminal Law Review, September 22, 2014

 I.   INTRODUCTION     II.  WORKER SAFETY          A. Occupational Safety and Health Act           1. Employer's Willful Violation of Standard Causing       Death       a. Elements of the Offense            i. Employer           ii. Willful Violation            iii. Specific Standard, Rule, Order, or           Regulation         iv. Causes Death   b. Defenses      i. Preemption         ii. Unpreventable or Unforeseeable Employee                 Misconduct        iii. Impossibility of Compliance             iv. Greater Hazard      v. General Defenses                 2. False Representations         3. Enforcement         4. Penalties        B. Federal Mine Safety and Health Act   III. THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT      A. Elements of the Offense           1. Employee           2. Employer           3. Willful Violation          B. Penalties:          C. Enforcement        D. Defenses       IV.  PAYMENT OR LOANS BY EMPLOYER TO EMPLOYEES OR LABOR      ORGANIZATIONS          A. Elements of the Offense           1. Employer           2. Willfulness         3. Pay or Lend Money or Thing of Value                 4. Employee or Representative of an Employee           5. Request or Receive          B. Exceptions          C. Penalties     V. PROTECTING UNION FUNDS UNDER THE LABOR-MANAGEMENT      REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE ACT      A. Elements of the Offense           1. Officer or Employee           2. Appropriation of Union Assets for One's Own or          Another's Purpose             3. Fraudulent Intent          B. Defenses            C. Penalties         I. INTRODUCTION       This Article analyzes criminal statutes that punish employers for violations of occupational safety and employment standards.
 Financial institution fraud; I. Introduction through III. The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act C. Criminal Penalties Under 12 U.S.C. 1818; j, p. 1209-1236; Annual Survey of White Collar Crime
American Criminal Law Review, September 22, 2014

 I.   INTRODUCTION     II.  BANK FRAUD STATUTE                A. Purpose and Scope              B. Elements of an Offense           1. Knowledge           2. Executes or Attempts to Execute           3. Scheme or Artifice             4. To Defraud or Obtain Monies By False or Fraudulent     Pretenses   a. Defrauding a Financial Institution       b. False or Fraudulent Pretenses         5. Financial Institution      C. Defenses               1. Custody or Control             2. Good Faith         3. Multiplicity of the Indictment        D. Penalties     III. THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS REFORM, RECOVERY, AND        ENFORCEMENT ACT        A. Purpose and Scope              B. Civil Sanctions for Insider Fraud           1. Applicable Law in Civil Cases under FIRREA:
 Racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations; III. Defenses E. "Reverse Vertical Preemption" through VI. Non-Traditional Uses of the RICO Statute, p. 1631-1659; Annual Survey of White Collar Crime
American Criminal Law Review, September 22, 2014

   E. "Reverse Vertical Preemption"             The Supreme Court has established several abstention doctrines requiring federal courts with proper subject matter jurisdiction to "stay its hand" when promoting an overriding policy, such as the maintenance of a specific relationships between the national government and the states. (229) Two such doctrines are the "Pullman abstention" doctrine (230) and the "Burford abstention" doctrine. (231) The Pullman abstention doctrine requires that federal courts refrain from deciding cases that raise potentially dispositive questions of serious, unsettled state law upon which state decisions may render a decision on the merits of the federal dispute unnecessary. (232) The Burford abstention doctrine allows federal courts to refrain from deciding cases when the subject matter of the dispute is the subject of extensive state administrative regulation and a federal decision would risk serious disruption of a state administrative scheme. (233)       In DeMauro v. DeMauro, (234) the First Circuit confronted a RICO action that was intermingled with a divorce proceeding.
 ASBESTOS ALERT: Couple Name 109 Defendants in Fibro Suit
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, September 20, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: Diamond Offshore Continues to Defend Fibro Suits
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, September 20, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ex-Smoker's Award Won't Be Reduced in Case
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, September 20, 2014

 ASBESTOS UPDATE: Owens-Illinois Had 2,500 Fibro Claimants
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter, September 20, 2014

 Flight 3407 video relives night's horror
The Buffalo News (New York), September 20, 2014 Saturday

 Jurors silently watched Friday morning the darkly lit video that captured the inferno where Flight 3407 crashed into a house in Clarence Center on the night of Feb. 12, 2009.  The only recognizable part of the plane in the video was the tail. The video also captured the voices of distressed neighbors, and eventually the approaching sirens of fire trucks.  But perhaps the most chilling sound on the video was the voice of Karen Wielinski, who escaped the fireball that was her home on Long Street.
 Ghana: IMF talks, anger at assault of journalists, opposition politics played up by media
PANAPRESS - Pan African News Agency, September 20, 2014 Saturday

 Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghanaian media this week fed on the commencement of talks between the International Monetary Fund (IMF), from which the government, which is almost half-way through its term, is seeking assistance to quickly put the economy back on track. The media also played up the anger of journalists following assaults on some of their colleagues during their official duties and the seeming never-ending row in the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
 MPA Rana Shoaib set on bail
Dawn (Pakistan), September 20, 2014 Saturday

  PML-N MPA Rana Shoaib Idrees, who is facing allegations of beating up a policeman and attacking the Khurrianwala police station, was set on bail on Friday.
 'Irregularities' in times of calamity
Dawn (Pakistan), September 19, 2014 Friday

 Many residents of the villages surrounding the Gujrat side of the Chenab are allegedly trying to cash in on the flood compensation spree by claiming relief despite having lost nothing.
 FORM 8-K: HORIZON PHARMA, INC FILES Current report
US Official News, September 19, 2014 Friday

  HORIZON PHARMA, INC, Ireland, has filed FORM 8-K (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on September 19, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Ireland Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement. In connection with the Merger (as defined in Item 2.01 below), Vidara Therapeutics International Public Limited Company, a public limited company incorporated under the laws of Ireland (now Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company) (the “Company” or “Vidara”), entered into the following agreements: Temporary Escrow Agreement The information set forth under Item 2.01 below concerning the entry into the Temporary Escrow Agreement (the “Escrow Agreement”) made and entered into as of September 19, 2014, by and among Vidara Therapeutics Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Holdings”), Horizon Pharma, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Horizon”) and Citibank, National Association (“Citibank”), as escrow agent, is incorporated by reference in response to this item.
 FORM 8-K: SALEM COMMUNICATIONS CORP /DE FILES Current report
US Official News, September 19, 2014 Friday

  SALEM COMMUNICATIONS CORP /DE, Delaware, has filed FORM 8-K (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on September 19, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Delaware ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers New Employment Agreement with David A. R. Evans On September 15, 2014, Salem Communications Holding Corporation (“HoldCo”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Salem Communications Corporation (the “Company”), and David A.R. Evans entered into a new employment agreement pursuant to which Mr. Evans will continue to serve as the Company’s President – New Media. The Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors of the Company also approved the terms of Mr. Evans’ agreement.
 Jasmine International rises for a third consecutive day, a three-day rise of 2.1% 19 September, 2014 16:30 ICT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 19, 2014 Friday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT Jasmine International Public Company Limited (SET:JAS), Thailand's 6th largest information & communication technology company by market cap, rose 5.0 satang (or 0.7%) for a third consecutive day on Friday bringing its three-day rise to 15.0 satang or 2.1%. The stock last traded at THB7.20. Compared with the SET100 Index which rose 37.0 points (or 1.6%) in the three days, this represented a relative price increase of 0.5%. The volume was 0.5 times the average trading of 158 million shares.
 Weekly: L'sea Resources International Holdings increases 1.6% on weak volume
News Bites Asian Markets, September 19, 2014 Friday

 HONG KONG WEEKLY STOCK REPORT L'sea Resources International Holdings Ltd (HK:00195), Hong Kong's 13th largest machinery/industrial goods company by market cap, increased 0.50c (or 1.6%) in the trailing week to close at 31.50c. Compared with the Hang Seng Index which fell 289.2 points (or 1.2%) in the week, this represented a relative price increase of 2.8%. The volume was 0.6 times average trading per week of 75,482,000 shares. In the past week the market cap has risen HKD25.6 million.Price Change %1-week3-months001951.61%-8.7%Machinery/Industrial1.7%2.41%Hang Seng-1.18%4.79%
 'I' change India change
Merinews (India), September 18, 2014 Thursday

 India, Sept. 18 -- On the contrary, India embraces people with versatile talents and hence we have made it to the top of the list of developing nations. Developing- Until when? In case you have delegated all the tasks on the shoulders of the new PM Narendra Modi, expect nil advancements. Not because the new PM lacks that ability, but because change cannot be brought single-handedly.Of course, we have played a key role in electing a worthy squad that is to administer the nation for the next five years.
 Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers" Compensation : Decision No: 2014-0777, 2014 CanLII 52418 (AB WCAC)
Canadian Government News, September 18, 2014 Thursday

  Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers' Compensation has issued the following decisions: Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers’ Compensation Docket No.: AC0239-14-72 Decision No.: 2014-0777 Introduction [1] The Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) accepted the worker’s claim for a right shoulder injury occurring on December 16, 2009. On October 21, 2013, the worker was granted a non-economic loss payment (NELP) based on her assessed 2.52 percent permanent clinical impairment (PCI). The worker requested a review of the adequacy of the PCI as assessed. On March 18, 2014, the Dispute Resolution and Decision Review Body (DRDRB) upheld the WCB decision and the worker appealed to the Appeals Commission on March 18, 2014. [2] The employer and WCB were given notice of the hearing but have chosen not to participate. Issue
 Canada: Uninsured And Underinsured Motorist Coverage: 2014 Update
Mondaq Business Briefing, September 18, 2014 Thursday

 Introduction This paper is intended as an overview of the current law in Ontario regarding uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Although these areas have certain similarities - both are highly complex, technical areas of the law that arise when there is insufficient insurance to cover the plaintiff's damages - there are critical distinctions between the two. Prior to working on any case involving either uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, every lawyer should review the sources of coverage and the recent case law. The coverages available in these areas are complex and often confusing to both the plaintiff and defence bar. Much judicial ink has been spilled on these subjects, a trend that will invariably continue, and their complexity has been well-acknowledged by the bench. It is important to keep in mind that these claims are covered by an insurance policy, and thus arise out of contract, and not tort. While they are normally resolved along with the determination of the tort lawsuit, both plaintiff and defence counsel must ensure they turn their minds to adducing evidence in respect of the coverage determination of the uninsured or underinsured claims, which is contractual.
 Former U-46 bilingual teacher files suit
Chicago Daily Herald, September 18, 2014 Thursday

 A former bilingual teacher is suing Elgin Area School District U-46 for racial discrimination based on national origin, according to court documents. Fernando Orozco, of Round Lake Beach, says he was fired from Kimball Middle School in Elgin in May without cause or justification by the school's principal, Alan Tamburrino, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court.
 Jasmine International short sell volume in bottom 10% of Thailand, increases 0.7% 18 September, 2014 16:30 ICT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 18, 2014 Thursday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT Jasmine International Public Company Limited (SET:JAS), Thailand's 6th largest information & communication technology company by market cap, increased 5.0 satang (or 0.7%) to close at THB7.15. The current short selling volume of 1,615,000 shares is 0.5 times its own historical average of 0.04%. The short sell percent defined by short selling volume/average daily volume was 0.01 for the day and as per that indicator the stock ranked in the bottom 10% of the Thai market. This is a bullish indicator. Compared with the SET100 Index which rose 21.1 points (or 0.9%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.2%.
 Cenkos Securities PLC Half Yearly Report -2-
London Stock Exchange Aggregated Regulatory News Service (ARNS), September 17, 2014 Wednesday 7:01 AM GMT

 Cenkos Securities PLC Half Yearly Report -5-
London Stock Exchange Aggregated Regulatory News Service (ARNS), September 17, 2014 Wednesday 7:01 AM GMT

  tax                                                             -          (15)           (15) Recognition of deferred tax on share-based payments previously unrecognised                                     (390)             -          (621) Deferred tax rate change adjustment                             36                          148 Adjustment for loss relief not claimed                                                         -            10             10 Adjustment in respect of prior period deferred tax                                                    -             -           (20) Adjustment in respect of prior period current tax                                                     -             -             25 Tax expense for the period                                   4,751           786          2,122 In addition to the amount credited to the income statement, deferred tax relating to share-based payments amounting to GBP1,416,548 has been charged directly to equity (six months ended 30 June 2013: GBP nil, year ended 31 December 2013: GBP236,520).
 UPDATE: Jasmine International closes at 5.5% above VWP 17 September, 2014 16:30 ICT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 17, 2014 Wednesday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT Jasmine International Public Company Limited (SET:JAS), Thailand's 6th largest information & communication technology company by market cap, increased 5.0 satang (or 0.7%) to close at THB7.10. The price is at a premium of 5.5% to the 1-month volume weighted average price of THB6.73. Given that this premium has been under 5.5% one hundred ninety-five times and over 5.5% forty-eight times in the last year, the downside:upside probability is estimated at 195:48 or 4.1:1. Compared with the SET100 Index which rose 9.8 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.3%.
 Thailand: JAS - Petition for Interlocutory Injunction Order
Thai News Service, September 16, 2014 Tuesday

 Jasmine International Public Company Limited (the "Company") would like to inform the Stock Exchange of Thailand about the legal dispute and the petition for interlocutory injunction order in relation to the Black Case No. Por 2210/2556 in Nonthaburi Court between TT&T Public Company Limited ("TT&T") as the plaintiff and Triple T Broadband Public Company Limited ("Triple T") as the defendant as per detailed below.
 United Kingdom: Insurance And Reinsurance Weekly Update - 9 September 2014
Mondaq Business Briefing, September 16, 2014 Tuesday

 Gray v Botwright Court of Appeal considers issues of causation and apportionment where negligence led to a "coincidence of location" Clyde & Co for respondent In the case of Whittle v Bennett [2006], the Court of Appeal referred to a "coincidence of location fallacy". In that case, A had sought to argue that, had B not been negligent earlier on (by failing to leave an appropriate stopping distance whilst driving), the accident in question would not have occurred as B would not have been at that particular spot in the road when the accident (which was not his fault) occurred. The Court of Appeal had dismissed an argument that there should be an apportionment of liability in such circumstances: many factors had contributed to the fact that B had been in the particular location when the accident had occurred (eg not having been stopped at traffic lights earlier on, as he might have been) and the issue of apportionment simply did not arise.
 UPDATE: Jasmine International drops 3.4% on firm volume 16 September, 2014 16:30 ICT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 16, 2014 Tuesday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT Jasmine International Public Company Limited (SET:JAS), Thailand's 6th largest information & communication technology company by market cap, dropped 25.0 satang (or 3.4%) to close at THB7.05, ending a two-day streak of rises. Compared with the SET100 Index which fell 21.2 points (or 0.9%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -2.5%. This has been exacerbated by firm volume of 1.1 times average.  BEARISH SIGNALSFundamentals:+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 2.3. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom quartile of stocks by value of Q Ratio.+ Economic Value Added defined by Net Operating Profit After Tax of THB3.1 billion less Cost of Capital of THB2.9 billion was THB155.3 million. The ratio EVA/Cost of Capital was less than stellar at 5.4%. Overvaluation [compared with sector average]:+ Price/Sales of 4.5 [3.2].
 Canada: Court Of Appeal Summaries (September 2 To September 5)
Mondaq Business Briefing, September 15, 2014 Monday

 Hello again. Topics in this week's three decisions include punitive damages for bad faith claims in the insurance context, summary judgment, and an interesting estates law decision on the tension between the claims of beneficiaries under a will and the claims of living spouses under the Succession and Law Reform Act. Fernandes v Penncorp Life Insurance Company, 2014 ONCA 615 [Juriansz, Pepall and van Rensburg JJ.A.] Counsel: P.J. Pape and S. Goudarzi for the appellant D.J. Fife and M.A. Cameron for the respondent
 Gleacher & Co. announces FINRA panel decision on dispute with former CEO, COO
SNL Financial Services Daily, September 15, 2014 Monday

 Gleacher & Co. Inc. said Sept. 11 that the FINRA arbitration panel hearing the claims brought against the company by former CEO Thomas Hughes and former COO John Griff had made a decision relating to the termination of the former officers' employment in May 2013.
 Interview With Former U.S. Special Master for Executive Compensation Kenneth Feinberg
CEO Wire, September 15, 2014 Monday

 NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Nineteen deaths, not 13 deaths, that is the count GM compensation fund boss Ken Feinberg is going with, for now, because that is how many claims Feinberg has approved and pegged to that faulty ignition tragedy. No word yet on exact payment amounts or whether that 19 figure could approach anywhere near the 125 death claims submitted to GM. And we're not even talking about the hundreds more submitted outside the GM compensation program.
 Jasmine International in its biggest trailing week gain for 8 months 15 September, 2014 16:30 ICT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 15, 2014 Monday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT Jasmine International Public Company Limited (SET:JAS), Thailand's 6th largest information & communication technology company by market cap, lifted 15.0 satang (or 2.1%) to close at THB7.30. In the past week the shares have jumped 9.0%, the biggest trailing week gain since January 17. Compared with the SET100 Index which fell 5.2 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 2.3%.
 Jasmine International: Petition for Interlocutory Injunction Order
News Bites Asian Markets, September 15, 2014 Monday

 THAI DAILY STOCK REPORT [News Story] Jasmine International Public Company Limited (the "Company") would like to inform the Stock Exchange of Thailand about the legal dispute and the petition for interlocutory injunction order in relation to the Black Case No. Por 2210/2556 in Nonthaburi Court between TT&T Public Company Limited ("TT&T") as the plaintiff and Triple T Broadband Public Company Limited ("Triple T") as the defendant as per detailed below. We would like to inform that, in the Black Case No. Por 2210/2556 in Nonthaburi Court between TT&T and Triple T as mentioned above, TT&T demanded that Triple T make the payments in the amount of Baht 228 million, and in the petition for interlocutory injunction order, TT&T asked the Court to issue an order prohibiting Triple T from distributing, transferring, pledging or creating any encumbrances over its assets, i.e. the networks, by the reasons that such actions would prevent TT&T from enforcing the judgment against Triple T. The Court has scheduled the hearing on Triple T's witnesses on October 3, 2014 at 1.30 pm.
 Tema Central NDC elections postponed
Ghana News Agency (GNA), September 15, 2014 Monday

 Tema, Sept. 14, GNA - A Tema High Court has halted the Tema Central Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) from holding its elections after some members the party successfully filed an interlocutory injunction at the court.
 Injunction placed on NDC Tema Central election
Ghana News Agency (GNA), September 14, 2014 Sunday

 Tema, Sept. 14, GNA - Some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Tema Central Constituency, have filed an interlocutory injunction on the constituency's executive election.
 MBIUKI : President’s gesture in destroying drug ship proves government’s commitment
Sunday Nation (Kenya), September 14, 2014

 Damned if you do; damned if you don’t. The recent decision by the President to order and oversee the destruction of a huge narcotics haul as well as the ship in which they were trafficked into Kenya elicited a myriad of responses, some surprisingly negative.
 Pittsburgh Tribune Review
September 13, 2014 Saturday

 A dispute over a subdivision development reached federal court on Friday when a Bell Acres company filed a 100-page complaint against South Park, its code enforcement officer and it engineer.  Southersby Development Corp. accuses the township and its officials of racketeering and other federal and state offenses in their handling of its Della Strada subdivision. The company is seeking compensatory damages for lost sales, the return of a $5,000 maintenance bond, amounts it claims the township wrongfully charged to its escrow accounts and punitive damages.  South Park's solicitor couldn't be reached for comment.
 Court throws out injunction filed by NDC
Ghana News Agency (GNA), September 12, 2014 Friday

 Accra Sept. 12, GNA - A Fast Track High Court on Friday threw out an interlocutory injunction filed by three persons seeking to restrain National Democratic Congress (NDC), Greater Accra Regional Committee from holding elections at the Kpone Katamanso Constituency.
 Saudi- SR 10m given in damages to 13 who were forced to overstay in prison
MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), September 12, 2014 Friday

 The Interior Ministry has given SR10 million to 13 former prisoners in compensation for being kept imprisoned more time than their original sentences. The maximum amount received by an inmate is SR2 million while the minimum SR59000.
 SR10m given in damages to 13 who were forced to overstay in prison
Arab News, September 12, 2014 Friday

 A group of Saudi prisoners after their release. (SPA) JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS The Interior Ministry has given SR10 million to 13 former prisoners in compensation for being kept imprisoned more time than their original sentences. The maximum amount received by an inmate is SR2 million, while the minimum SR59,000.
 Traffic impact still key issue in Cork port expansion
Irish Examiner, September 12, 2014 Friday

 Senior Cork County Council planner Paul Murphy told Bord Pleanála inspectors yesterday it should consider including the clause given that traffic impact on the N28 was the key issue when the port's 2008 expansion plan was rejected. Traffic remains the principle issue with this application, Mr Murphy told the second day of the board's oral hearing into the huge project.
 Weekly: L'sea Resources International Holdings in its biggest trailing week loss for 1 month
News Bites Asian Markets, September 12, 2014 Friday

 HONG KONG WEEKLY STOCK REPORT L'sea Resources International Holdings Ltd (HK:00195), Hong Kong's 14th largest machinery/industrial goods company by market cap, sank 1.50c (or 4.6%) in the trailing week to close at 31.0c. In the past week the shares have sank 4.6%, the biggest trailing week fall since Aug 08, 2014. Compared with the Hang Seng Index which fell 644.8 points (or 2.6%) in the week, this represented a relative price change of -2.1%. In the past week the market cap has declined HKD77 million.Price Change %1-week3-months00195-4.62%-19.48%Machinery/Industrial-1.49%-0.51%Hang Seng-2.55%5.47%
 Australia: Alarm bells for builders: Duty of care owed in respect of commercial buildings in NSW, and potentially in Australia
Mondaq Business Briefing, September 11, 2014 Thursday

 In a recent NSW Court of Appeal decision in Owners - Strata Plan No 61288 v Brookfield Australia Investments Ltd [2013] NSWSCA 317, the Court found that a builder owed a duty to exercise reasonable care and skill in the construction of a non-residential building to avoid causing the owner and subsequent owner to suffer economic loss resulting from certain latent defects. The case represents a significant development in tort law with respect to builders' liability for economic loss caused by latent defects. This case has broadened the scope for litigation against builders, and has confirmed that a contract negotiated between two parties will not necessarily "cover the field" and exclude a common law duty of care (unless the existence of the tortious duty is so inconsistent with the terms of the relevant contract that the parties can be taken to have agreed to limit or exclude a tortious duty).
 Jury rules against East West Bank in $39M case over construction loan
SNL Bank and Thrift Daily, September 11, 2014 Thursday

 East West Bancorp Inc. disclosed that a jury in a case brought by borrower F&F LLC against East West Bank awarded F&F damages of $38.9 million - $16.9 million in compensatory and $22 million in punitive damages.
 When settling is better than fighting a tribunal claim
Legal Monitor Worldwide, September 11, 2014 Thursday

 Defending allegations of gross misconduct requires watertight disciplinary procedures The recent successful unfair dismissal claim by John Linwood, the BBC’s former chief technology officer, was widely reported in the press. The case demonstrates that even the biggest businesses can get HR procedures wrong, leading in this case to reputational damage and, given Linwood’s high salary, the possibility of a maximum compensatory award.
 APPLE INC: Faces Class Action Over iPhone Location Services
Class Action Reporter, September 10, 2014

 Jasper Hamill, writing for The Register, reports that a woman hasbrought a class-action lawsuit for "invasion of privacy" againstApple over claims surrounding the firm's use of Location Servicesto track iPhone users and store data on their movements.
 How Will ConAgra Foods (CAG) Stock Be Affected By This Court Liability Ruling?
TheStreet.com, September 10, 2014 Wednesday 16:14 PM EST

 NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- ConAgra Foods was absolved of liability for a 2010 flour mill fire and explosion that resulted in three injuries, according to a federal appeals court ruling. The ruling overturned much of the $180 million judgement that was levied against the packaged food company, according to Reuters. Must Read:Warren Buffett's 25 Favorite Stocks
 SC upholds boat death damages
The Telegraph (India), September 10, 2014 Wednesday

 New Delhi, Sept. 10: The Supreme Court today upheld Rs 80 lakh as compensation for 22 deaths during a 1993 pleasure boat ride organised by a Gujarat civic body, while seeking a separate law to determine damages for tragedies caused by negligence.
 Thailand: JAS - Order of the Nonthaburi Provincial Court
Thai News Service, September 10, 2014 Wednesday

 We refer to Black Case No. Por. 882/2557, in which TT&T Public Company Limited ("TT&T"), as the Plaintiff, filed against Acumen Co., Ltd. ("ACUMEN"), at the Nonthaburi Provincial Court ("Court"), asking the Court to order ACUMEN to comply with the Agreement by selling its capital increase shares in Triple T Broadband Public Company Limited ("Triple T") to shareholders of TT&T. In this case, TT&T filed a petition asking the Court to issue an interlocutory injunction order to prohibit ACUMEN from distributing, transferring, pledging, or creating any encumbrance over the shares of Triple T held by ACUMEN. In the same petition, TT&T, as a shareholder of Triple T, requested the Court to enjoin ACUMEN from resolving any issues regarding the distribution, transfer, or creation of any encumbrance over the Triple T's property. The Court scheduled the hearing for this case today (September 9, 2014) at 1.30 p.m.
 ATHENAHEALTH INC: Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit v. Epocrates
Class Action Reporter, September 9, 2014

 athenahealth, Inc. filed a motion to dismiss a second amendedcomplaint in the suit, Police and Fire Retirement System of theCity of Detroit v. Epocrates, Inc. et al., Case No. 5:13cv0945,according to the company's July 18, 2014, Form 10-Q filing withthe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter endedJune 30, 2014.
 City to settle police brutality lawsuit for $63K
The Daily Record (Baltimore, MD), September 9, 2014 Tuesday

 Baltimore’s spending panel is set to approve a $63,000 settlement with a mother and daughter who allege they were assaulted in their home by police officers after calling to report a burglary. Ashley A. Overbey and her mother, Jenean D. Kelly, were seeking a total of $1.6 million in punitive damages and $800,000 in compensatory damages stemming from the April 2012 incident, according to their complaint. A full settlement order was granted in the case last month, according to online court records. Settlements with the city are contingent on approval by the Board of Estimates, which will vote on the measure at its regular meeting on Wednesday.
 Do not judge this judge over obvious observation
Oxford Mail, September 9, 2014 Tuesday

 It is indeed a sad day when a recently retired British judge anticipates being pilloried, albeit figuratively, for not only speaking the truth, but also declaring the patently obvious. Criminal convictions should be based on the "beyond reasonable - or any - doubt" principle.
 ELI LILLY: Seeks Indemnification From Takeda
Class Action Reporter, September 9, 2014

 A jury in the Western District of Louisiana on April 7, 2014,found in favor of the plaintiffs in the case of Terrence Allen, etal. v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals, et al., no. 6:12-md-00064. Becauseof the existence of the indemnification agreement, Eli Lilly andCompany tendered its defense of the case to Takeda, according toEli Lilly in its Form 10-Q filed on July 28, 2014, with theSecurities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended June 30,2014. The jury awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages toplaintiffs (allocated 75 percent to Takeda and 25 percent to EliLilly) and punitive damages of $6.00 billion against Takeda and$3.00 billion against Eli Lilly and Company.
 FAB UNIVERSAL: Faces Securities Litigations in New York Court
Class Action Reporter, September 9, 2014

 FAB Universal Corp. is facing securities lawsuits in the federalcourt for the Southern District of New York in relation tostatements it made about the number of kiosks it had deployed,according to the company's July 15, 2014, Form 10-Q filing withthe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter endedMarch 31, 2014.
 FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA ISSUE DECISION FOR TALL TREES TANAH MERAH AND TRUST FCA 963
Australian Government News, September 9, 2014 Tuesday 3:25 PM EST

 SYDNEY, Sept. 9 -- The Federal Court of Australia issued the following decision: Citation: Tall Trees Tanah Merah Pty Ltd v Trust Company (PTAL) Limited as Custodian for the LM First Mortgage Income Fund [2014] FCA 963
 FINANCE
Ukraine Business Daily, September 9, 2014 Tuesday 2:16 PM MSK

COURT TURNS DOWN CLAIMS OF INDIVIDUALS' DEPOSIT GUARANTEE FUND WORTH UAH 4.5 BLN AGAINST NOVINSKY AS CO-OWNER OF BANK FORUM Pechersky District Court of Kyiv on September 5, 2014 left without hearing a claim of the Individuals' Deposit Guarantee Fund on the collection of property from the holders of large stakes in Bank Forum (Kyiv) and canceled the interlocutory injunction in the form of arrest of property worth UAH 4.467 billion belonged to Vadim Novinsky.
 GYRODYNE CO: N.Y. Court Signs Order to Show Cause in Merger Suit
Class Action Reporter, September 9, 2014

 The Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Suffolksigned an Order to Show Cause submitted by the plaintiff in a suitagainst Gyrodyne Company Of America, Inc. over a merger, setting areturn date on certain of plaintiff's motion, according to thecompany's July 18, 2014, Form 8-K filing with the U.S. Securitiesand Exchange Commission.
 Jury awards $67 million to pacemaker patient; Las Cruces doctor, hospital already had settled in pay-to-play scheme
Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico), September 9, 2014 Tuesday

 LAS CRUCES - A jury has awarded a pacemaker patient more than $67 million in damages in a lawsuit in which he accused the device manufacturer, its salesman, a Las Cruces doctor and a Las Cruces hospital of a pay-to-play scheme, according to an attorney in the case.
 QUALITY SYSTEMS: Parties Agree to Stay "Foss" Case
Class Action Reporter, September 9, 2014

 Quality Systems Inc. said in its Form 10-Q filed on July 28, 2014,with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarterlyperiod ended June 30, 2014, that on January 24, a complaint wasfiled against the Company and certain of the Company's officersand current and former directors in the United States DistrictCourt for the Central District of California, captioned Timothy J.
 QUALITY SYSTEMS: Wants Police Pension Fund Case Dismissed
Class Action Reporter, September 9, 2014

 Quality Systems Inc. said in its Form 10-Q filed on July 28, 2014,with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarterlyperiod ended June 30, 2014, that a putative class action complaintwas filed on November 19, 2013, on behalf of the shareholders ofthe Company other than the defendants against the Company andcertain of the Company's officers and directors in the UnitedStates District Court for the Central District of California,captioned Deerfield Beach Police Pension Fund, individually and onbehalf of all others similarly situated, v. Quality Systems, Inc.,Steven T. Plochocki, Paul A. Holt and Sheldon Razin, No. SACV13-01818-CJC-JPRx, by the Deerfield Beach Police Pension Fund, ashareholder of the Company. After the court appointed leadplaintiffs and lead counsel for this action, lead plaintiffs filedan amended complaint on April 7, 2014.
 Sani Dangote Appeals Order Freezing His Accounts
The Guardian, September 09, 2014

 Renowned businessman, Sani Dangote, has filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal, Lagos against an interim order of a Federal High Court, Lagos freezing his accounts and that of his companies in 20 commercial banks in Nigeria. Justice Okon Aban of a Federal High Court, Lagos had on September 4, 2014, restrained 20 banks in Nigeria from allowing Dangote and his companies - Dansa Foods Limited and Bulk Pack Services Limited to withdraw funds from their accounts pending the hearing of a motion filed by Union Bank Plc. The banks included Access, CITI, Diamond, Ecobank, Enterprise, Fidelity, First Bank, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), Heritage, Keystone, Mainstreet, Skye Bank, Stanbic IBTC, Standard Chartered Bank, Sterling, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Unity, Wema and Zenith.
 $25M bullying suit filed in Loudon
Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee), September 8, 2014 Monday

 The Loudon County school board is facing a $25 million lawsuit filed by the family of a Greenback teenager who was admitted to a psychiatric hospital as a result of bullying by other students.
 AIG vs. Coventry First: Competing lawsuits on life settlements
LifeHealthPro.com, September 8, 2014 Monday 02:04 PM GMT

  American International Group (AIG) and Coventry First, a leader in the life settlement market, are trading strong charges in competing lawsuits dealing with the appropriate interpretation of a 2006 deal where an AIG affiliate hired Coventry to help it acquire life policies in the then-booming life settlement market. The suits also expose for the first time the intricacies and complexities of the life settlement business and how it has morphed into different businesses as the boom became a bust. The countering suits do this by exposing that AIG has expanded its settlement business by issuing lender protection insurance coverage (LPIC), which insures lenders who issued loans to finance the purchase of life insurance policies, which, Coventry First alleges, violates its contract with AIG. The lawsuit reveals that the dispute has been going on since 2010, and heated up in March 2013.
 APPLE INC: Accused of Spying via iPhone's "Location Service" Tool
Class Action Reporter, September 8, 2014

 Apple uses the "location service" function on iPhones to spy oncustomers and give their private information to third parties,including the federal government, a class action claims in FederalCourt, reports Rebekah Kearn at Courthouse News Service.
 Auto insurer is real party in interest in subrogated claim against third-party tortfeasor; Nationwide Ins. Co. of Am. v. Tri-County Metro. Transp. Dist., No. A153690 (Or. Ct. App. Aug. 13, 2014)
Insurance Law & Litigation Week, September 8, 2014

 The Oregon Court of Appeals reversed a trial court's dismissal of an action brought by an auto insurer against a third-party tortfeasor seeking recovery of the amount the insurer paid to its insured for accident-related damages. Under applicable state supreme court precedent, a subrogated insurer became the owner of the claim and the real party in interest in any action to enforce it.
 Brady Center Files Complaint Against Gun Dealer for Family of Bradley Fox, Police Officer Killed with Straw Purchased Gun
Targeted News Service, September 8, 2014 Monday 9:46 PM EST

 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued the following news release: The seller of the gun used to kill Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox is liable for his death, according to a complaint filed today by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Dechert LLP, which are providing pro bono counsel. The lawsuit alleges that In Site Firearms & Law Enforcement Supplies, located in Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania, knew or should have known that the man who bought the gun in 2012 was a straw purchaser, buying a gun for another person. "Most gun dealers are responsible business people, but unfortunately a few bad apples endanger our communities by putting profits over the lives of people, and choosing to supply the criminal gun market," said Jonathan Lowy, director of the Brady Center's Legal Action Project and co-counsel for Ms. Fox. "'Bad apple' gun dealers must be held accountable for their irresponsible sales practices in order to make our communities safer."
 California: AB 1256, as amended, Bloom. Civil law: privacy: entry and exit of facilities.
US Official News, September 8, 2014 Monday

  Office of the Senate, The State of California has issued the following news release:  AB 1256, as amended, Bloom. Civil law: privacy: entry and exit of facilities.Existing law provides that a person is liable for physical invasion of privacy when the defendant knowingly enters onto the land of another person without permission or otherwise commits a trespass in order to physically invade the privacy of the plaintiff with the intent to capture any type of visual image, sound recording, or other physical impression of the plaintiff engaging in a personal or familial activity and the physical invasion occurs in a manner that is offensive to a reasonable person.
 California: AB-1256 Civil law: privacy: entry and exit of facilities
US Official News, September 8, 2014 Monday

  Office of the Senate, The State of California has issued the following news release:  AB 1256, as amended, Bloom. Civil law: privacy: entry and exit of facilities.Existing law provides that a person is liable for physical invasion of privacy when the defendant knowingly enters onto the land of another person without permission or otherwise commits a trespass in order to physically invade the privacy of the plaintiff with the intent to capture any type of visual image, sound recording, or other physical impression of the plaintiff engaging in a personal or familial activity and the physical invasion occurs in a manner that is offensive to a reasonable person.
 Canada: The Price Of Workplace Bullying
Mondaq Business Briefing, September 8, 2014 Monday

 The Ontario Court of Appeal ("ONCA") recently weighed in on the price of workplace bullying, namely, whether and how much extra damages should be awarded when workplace bullying occurs. On October 10, 2012, an Ontario Superior Court ("ONSC") jury awarded employee Meredith Boucher a staggering total of $1,450,000 in aggravated damages, punitive damages, and damages for intentional infliction of mental suffering upon finding that she had been repeatedly bullied and harassed by her manager (Jason Pinnock) at Wal-Mart Canada Corp. ("Wal-Mart"). The unprecedented damages award caught the attention of employment lawyers and employers across Canada. Not surprisingly, Pinnock and Wal-Mart appealed the jury's award to the ONCA, the decision of which was released May 22, 2014. While upholding the jury's findings on liability, the ONCA reduced the punitive damages award by $1,040,000, bringing the total combined damages award down to $410,000. FACTS OF THE CASE
 Confusion rocks Volta Judicial Service
Legal Monitor Worldwide, September 8, 2014 Monday

 Tension seems to be brewing in the Judicial Service Association of Ghana (JUSAG) in the Volta Region as the legitimacy of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) is being challenged by some members of the association.
 FORM 8-K: Kore Resources Inc FILES Current report
US Official News, September 8, 2014 Monday

  Kore Resources Inc, Nevada, has filed FORM 8-K (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on September 08, 2014  State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Nevada Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementOn June 30, 2014, we entered into a Share Exchange Agreement (the “Exchange Agreement”) with WeedWeb Inc, a privately held Nevada corporation (“WeedWeb ”) and the shareholders of Kore Resources Inc. . As a result of the transaction (the “Exchange”), WeedWeb became our wholly-owned subsidiary. In accordance with the terms of the Exchange Agreement, at the closing an aggregate of 15,000,000 shares of our common stock were issued and $50,000 cash was paid to the holders of WeedWeb ’s common stock in exchange for their shares of WeedWeb . Each of us, WeedWeb and the shareholders of Kore Resources provided customary representations and warranties, pre-closing covenants and closing conditions in the Exchange Agreement.
 FORM 8-K: SMARTSTOP SELF STORAGE FILES CURRENT REPORT
US Fed News, September 8, 2014 Monday 1:43 PM EST

 WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 -- SmartStop Self Storage Inc., Ladera Ranch, Calif., files Form 8-K (current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on Sept. 5.  State or other jurisdiction of incorporation: Maryland Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. On September 4, 2014, SmartStop Self Storage, Inc. (formerly known as Strategic Storage Trust, Inc.) (the "Registrant") and the Registrant's operating partnership, SmartStop Self Storage Operating Partnership, L.P. (formerly known as Strategic Storage Operating Partnership, L.P.) (the "Operating Partnership"), entered into a series of transactions, agreements, and amendments to the Registrant's existing agreements and arrangements (such agreements and amendments hereinafter referred to collectively as the "Self Administration and Investment Management Transaction"), with Strategic Storage Holdings, LLC ("SSH") and the Registrant's advisor, Strategic Storage Advisor, LLC (the "Advisor"), pursuant to which, effective as of August 31, 2014, the Registrant acquired the self storage advisory, asset management, property management and investment management businesses of SSH. SSH is the sole member of the Advisor and Strategic Storage Property Management, LLC (the "Property Manager"). The Advisor had been responsible for, among other things, managing the Registrant's affairs on a day-to-day basis and identifying and making acquisitions and investments on the Registrant's behalf. As a result of the Self Administration and Investment Management Transaction, the Registrant is now self-managed, succeeds to the advisory, asset management and property management arrangements with two additional REITs, Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc.
 FORM 8-K: WALGREEN CO FILES Current report
US Official News, September 8, 2014 Monday

  WALGREEN CO, Illinois, has filed FORM 8-K (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on September 08, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Illinois Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. On September 5, 2014, Walgreen Co. (the “Company”) and JANA Partners LLC (“JANA”) entered into a Nomination and Support Agreement (the “Agreement”). In accordance with the Agreement, on September 5, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) appointed Barry Rosenstein of JANA to the Board. In addition, the Company agreed to nominate Mr. Rosenstein for election to the Board at the 2015 annual meeting of shareholders. JANA has agreed to cause Mr. Rosenstein to promptly resign from the Board at such time as JANA and its affiliates and controlled associates cease to collectively beneficially own a net long position of at least 6,250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock or commit an uncured material breach of the Agreement.
 Greyhound workers reject new proposals
RTE News, September 8, 2014 Monday 1:36 PM GMT

 SIPTU members of Greyhound Waste Recycling in Dublin have rejected settlement proposals by what was described as a significant majority.
 Justice Department Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against School District of Philadelphia
Justice Department Documents and Publications, September 8, 2014

 Monday, September 8, 2014 Justice Department Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against School District of Philadelphia The Department of Justice announced today that it has entered into a settlement agreement with the School District of Philadelphia that resolves a religious accommodations lawsuit filed in March 2014. In its lawsuit, the United States alleged that the school district violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) by failing to accommodate the religious beliefs, observances and/or practices of Siddiq Abu-Bakr, a school police officer who is Muslim, and similarly-situated employees who maintain a beard longer than one-quarter inch for religious purposes. The department's complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleged that in October 2010 the school district implemented a new grooming policy that strictly prohibits school police officers from having a beard longer than one-quarter inch. Abu-Bakr, a 27-year employee of the school district, maintains a beard longer than one-quarter inch in adherence to his Islamic faith. Consistent with his religious beliefs, Abu-Bakr has maintained a beard longer than one-quarter inch the entire time that he has worked for the school district, with no indication that the beard diminished his performance.
 L'sea Resources International Holdings decreases 1.5% on low volume 08 September, 2014 17:00 HKT
News Bites Asian Markets, September 8, 2014 Monday

 HONG KONG DAILY STOCK REPORT L'sea Resources International Holdings Ltd (HK:00195), Hong Kong's 14th largest machinery/industrial goods company by market cap, decreased 0.50c (or 1.5%) to close at 32.0c. Compared with the Hang Seng Index which fell 49.7 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.3%. The volume was 0.04 times the average trading of 16.9 million shares.  BEARISH SIGNALSFundamentals:+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 2.2. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom quartile of stocks by value of Q Ratio.
 Lawsuit; Thousands of C8 suits flood court;
The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), September 8, 2014 Monday

 A decade-long legal battle accusing DuPont of being responsible for life-threatening medical problems among Ohio River residents is flooding federal court in Columbus. Nearly 2,500 personal-injury lawsuits have been filed against DuPont as part of multidistrict litigation assigned to U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr. and Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Preston Deavers.  More than 600 already are in federal court, and the rest will be transferred from Ohio and West Virginia state courts.
 Lloyds sued for failure to cover beef recall; RBR Meat Co. v. Lloyds, London Syndicate 4020 Ark, No. 14-6399 (C.D. Cal. complaint filed Aug. 14, 2014)
Insurance Law & Litigation Week, September 8, 2014

 Lloyds, London Syndicate 4020 Ark is the defendant in a lawsuit that alleges the insurer failed to provide coverage for a recall of adulterated beef products.
 Nigerian High Court orders 20 banks to freeze Sani Dangote's accounts over NGN 5 billion loans
Financial Services Monitor Worldwide, September 8, 2014 Monday

 The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered 20 commercial banks in Nigeria to dishonour any withdrawal cheques from Sani Dangote, younger brother of Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, and Vice President of the Dangote Group.
 Stop politicising power crisis: Union minister to CM Chavan
Hindustan Times, September 8, 2014 Monday

 umbai, Sept. 8 -- Mumbai: The tussle between the state and Centre over the power crisis has intensified, with Union power minister Piyush Goyal accusing Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan of politicising the crisis. He threatened to expose the UPA, which he said was responsible for the mess, if the chief minister continued to make allegations against the NDA.
 Suit against MoCo officers ends in hung jury
The Daily Record (Baltimore, MD), September 8, 2014 Monday

 ROCKVILLE – The jury had spent almost seven hours over two days deliberating in a police brutality trial when the handwritten note arrived in Judge Michael D. Mason’s chambers in Montgomery County Circuit Court.
 United States Courts Opinions: United States District Court District of Arizona: 12-8115 - Foust et al v. Page, City of et al
US Official News, September 8, 2014 Monday

  United States District Court District of Arizona has issued the following order:  12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728WOIN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONAFirst Lieutenant Shannon Foust, et al.,Plaintiffs,v.City of Page, et al.,Defendants.
 US Contract Notice: United States Postal Service Issues Solicitation for "Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Investigator"
US Official News, September 8, 2014 Monday

  United States Postal Service, Supplies and Services Purchasing Officer has issued requirement for "Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Investigator."
 Woman suing Winfield business for alleged sexual harassment
Charleston Gazette (West Virginia), September 8, 2014, Monday

 A Hurricane woman is suing a Winfield business and its vice president and general manager, whom she said repeatedly sexually harassed her.
 Black students accused of racism; Black child s rights violated at Zucker Middle, suit claims
Post & Courier (Charleston, SC), September 7, 2014 Sunday

 A lawsuit filed last week in federal court claims a black student was subjected to a hostile learning environment because of the persistent use of racial slurs, including the N-word, obscenities and insults by his black classmates at a North Charleston middle school. Tameika Guest, who is suing the Charleston County School District on behalf of her 12-year-old son, claims the child was intimidated and prevented from learning by the behavior of the other black students at Zucker Middle School. The lawsuit is seeking a jury trial for unspecified compensatory damages due to a violation of the student s civil rights.
 BP faces up to $18 billion in fines for spill in Gulf of Mexico
International New York Times, September 6, 2014 Saturday

FULL TEXT In the four years since the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 workers and sent millions of barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, BP has spent more than $28 billion on damage claims and cleanup costs, pleaded guilty to criminal charges and emerged a shrunken giant. But through it all, the company has maintained that it was not chiefly responsible for the accident and that its contractors in the operation, Halliburton and Transocean, should shoulder as much, if not more, of the blame. On Thursday, a federal judge here for the first time bluntly rejected those arguments, finding that BP was indeed the primary culprit and that only it had acted with ''conscious disregard of known risks.'' He added that BP's ''conduct was reckless.''
 Closing arguments in pacemaker trial; Heart patient claims doctor got kickback to implant device
Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico), September 6, 2014 Saturday

 LAS CRUCES - A heart patient is asking a jury to award some $120 million in damages in a lawsuit that alleges a pacemaker manufacturer improperly paid a doctor to implant the devices.
 FORM 8-K: HALLIBURTON FILES CURRENT REPORT
US Fed News, September 6, 2014 Saturday 3:04 PM EST

 WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- Halliburton Co., Houston, files Form 8-K (current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on Sept. 5. State or other jurisdiction of incorporation: Delaware
 The Green Route To Corruption
Tehelka, September 6, 2014 Saturday

 India, Sept. 6 -- When Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 10 June - their first meeting since the PM assumed office - among the various issues they discussed was the Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA). Raman Singh demanded that the funds deposited under CAMPA should be handed over to the state. The CAMPA fund was set up by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) in 2009 to facilitate environmental conservation. Under the scheme, Chhattisgarh was expected to receive around Rs 3,000 crore over the next five years. Raman Singh emphasised that if the Centre released the entire amount, the state government would be able to speed up the work. As he praised his own government for efficiently utilising the funds, Modi assured him that he would look into the matter.
 'Worst Case' BP Ruling on Gulf Spill Means Billions More in Penalties
Yerepouni Daily News, September 5, 2014 Friday

 BP Plc acted with gross negligence in setting off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a federal judge ruled, handing down a long-awaited decision that may force the energy company to pay billions of dollars more for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier held a trial without a jury over who was at fault for the catastrophe, which killed 11 people and spewed oil for almost three months into waters that touch the shores of five states. “BP has long maintained that it was merely negligent,” said David Uhlmann, former head of the Justice Department’s environmental crimes division. He said Barbier “soundly rejected” BP’s arguments that others were equally responsible, holding “that its employees took risks that led to the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.” The case also included Transocean Ltd. (RIG) and Halliburton Co. (HAL), though the judge didn’t find them as responsible for the spill as BP. Barbier wrote in his decision today in New Orleans federal court that BP was “reckless,” while Transocean and Halliburton were negligent. He apportioned fault at 67 percent for BP, 30 percent for Transocean and 3 percent for Halliburton.
 -U.S. Court Rules on Macondo Liability
ENP Newswire, September 5, 2014 Friday

 ENP Newswire - 05 September 2014Release date- 04092014 - HOUSTON - Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) today said that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled that Halliburton was negligent in its conduct related to the April 20, 2010 Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico.
 Attorney gives up license in deal; Michael Masanoff still on track to develop proposed transit village .
Palm Beach Post (Florida), September 5, 2014 Friday

 A developer the Palm Beach County Commission tapped to build a $300 million downtown transit village has given up his ability to practice law -- an act the Florida Supreme Court said "is tantamount to disbarment." Rather than contest allegations that he worked both sides of a real estate deal, Michael Masanoff told the Florida Bar he wanted a "disciplinary revocation." In approving it last month, the Supreme Court gave him 30 days to shutter his practice. He can apply for readmission in five years. But Masanoff, 63, a former chairman of the board of Tri-Rail who helped turn IBM's sprawling former headquarters in Boca Raton into an office park, said he can't imagine ever hanging out a law shingle again.
 Court clears 12-km elevated corridor to unclog W. Delhi
Hindustan Times, September 5, 2014 Friday

 New Delhi, Sept. 5 -- The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has cleared a 12-km elevated road corridor project in west Delhi, ending a 14-month court battle and fuelling hopes of unclogging the perennially traffic-ridden outer ring road.
 Court Freezes 20 Bank Accounts Owned by Dangote Over Loan Dispute with Union Bank
Financial Services Monitor Worldwide, September 5, 2014 Friday

 20 Commercial banks accounts in Nigeria owned by Mr. Sani Dangote, younger brother to Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and his companies, Dansa Foods Limited and Bulk Pack Services Limited have been frozen by a federal high court in Lagos.
 Court Freezes Dangote's Brother's Accounts in 20 Banks
Daily Independent (Lagos), September 05, 2014

 A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday restrained 20 commercial banks from honouring any withdrawal cheque from Sani Dangote, younger brother of the richest black man, Aliko Dangote, and his companies, Dansa Foods Limited and Bulk Pack Services Limited.
 Court freezes Dangote's brothers' account in 20 banks
Nigerian Tribune, September 5, 2014 Friday

  A Federal High Court, in Lagos, has ordered 20 commercial banks in Nigeria to dishonour all withdrawal cheques from Mr Sani Dangote, younger brother to Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and his companies, Dansa Foods Limited and Bulk Pack Services Limited.
 Court restrains lawmaker from parading herself as Ebonyi Speaker
The Nation (Nigeria), September 5, 2014 Friday

  An Abakaliki High Court ordered yesterday a lawmaker, Mrs Helen Nwaobasi, from parading herself as Ebonyi State House of Assembly Speaker.
 Dangote Group Grapples Debt Burden
CAJ News Agency, September 05, 2014

 THE company might rate among the top conglomerates in the world and the biggest in the continent, but Dangote Nigeria Plc is currently grappling with huge debt burden, it has emerged.
 Dozens in Black Forest seek millions in suit against fire district, county and state
The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado), September 5, 2014 Friday

 Dozens of plaintiffs took action in mid-August to hold El Paso County, the State of Colorado and the Black Forest Fire Board of Directors accountable for losses sustained in the June 2013 Black Forest Fire.
 Expert sides with Wielinski kin
The Buffalo News (New York), September 5, 2014 Friday

 Douglas C. Wielinski was alive for a period of time after Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed into his Clarence Center home, a medical expert for the Wielinski family testified Thursday at a hearing on the family's lawsuits against the airlines.
 FAMILY DOLLAR: "Scott" Gender Pay Litigation Back in Ala. Court
Class Action Reporter, September 5, 2014

 The case Luanna Scott, et al. v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc.will now proceed back to the trial court for further proceedingsafter the United States Supreme Court denied further review of thecase, according to the company's July 10, 2014, Form 10-Q filingwith the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarterended May 31, 2014.
 Florida appeals court denies punitive damages
Winston-Salem Journal (North Carolina), September 5, 2014 Friday

 A Florida appeals court affirmed Wednesday a $4.25 million compensatory damages award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a lawsuit brought by the widow of a smoker who died from pharyngeal cancer. However, the three-judge panel from the Third District Court of Appeal denied Virginia Williams’ request for punitive damages.
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