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Outsourcing “Solves” the Problem for American Chipmakers

dangerous levels of toxic chemicals

Women Working for American Semiconductor Producers Had Twice the Expected Rate of Miscarriages, so the Companies “Solved” the Problem by Sending it to Asia

Data collected in 1986 showed that women working at a large U.S. company that produced semiconductors had twice the expected rate of miscarriages, as well as an increased rate of other reproductive disorders and cancers. The...

DynCorp Chem Spray Suit Illuminates Lack of Caution and Care

exposed to chemicals

A federal judge in Washington D.C. determined that rulings against 20 plaintiffs in lawsuits against DynCorp over an anti-drug herbicide operation in Colombia did not apply to the roughly 2,000-strong class allegedly exposed to the substance. The allegations from the class members were factually specific to each class member, which meant that the rulings against the 20 plaintiffs had little to...

Former Executive at Florida Engineering Firm Charged with FCPA Violations

February 20, 2015 — The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a powerful weapon to stop corporations from attempting to win or retain business abroad by making bribe payments to or bestowing lavish gifts on foreign government officials or their family members. Since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 instituted a whistleblower program, anyone can collaborate...

Avon China Pleads Guilty to FCPA Violations

January 15, 2015 —The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a powerful weapon to stop corporations from attempting to win or retain business abroad by making bribe payments to or bestowing lavish gifts on foreign government officials or their family members. Aimed at the problem of foreign bribery, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 allows for substantial...

Bio-Rad Laboratories Charged With FCPA Violations In Russia, Thailand And Vietnam

December 11, 2014 — The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a powerful weapon to stop corporations from attempting to win or retain business abroad by making bribe payments to or bestowing lavish gifts on foreign government officials or their family members. Aimed at the problem of foreign bribery, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 allows for substantial...

Bio-Rad Consents To $14.35 Million Penalty To Resolve FCPA Probe

November 12, 2014 — The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a powerful weapon to stop multinational corporations from attempting to win or retain business abroad by making bribe payments to or bestowing lavish gifts on foreign government officials or their family members. Aimed at the problem of foreign bribery, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 allows...

General Cable Internal Probe Spotlights FCPA Issues On Three Continents

October 13, 2014 — The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is an effective tool for deterring corporations from attempting to win or retain contracts abroad by paying bribes or presenting expensive gifts to foreign government officials or their family members. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 provides substantial financial rewards to insiders who blow the...

Cubist Subsidiary Under Investigation For Possible FCPA Violations

September 15, 2014 — The Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) is an effective tool for discouraging multinational corporations from unfairly making contracts abroad by paying off foreign government officials or their family members with travel, gifts, cash or “research grants.” To redress the problem of foreign bribery, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of...

Cobalt Receives Wells Notice In SEC’s FCPA Investigation

August 27, 2014 — The Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) is an effective tool for discouraging multinational corporations from unfairly positioning themselves abroad by paying off foreign government officials or their family members with cash or lavish gifts. To redress the problem of foreign bribery, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 provides for...

Biomet Under Scrutiny Again For Potential FCPA Violations

August 4, 2014 — The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is one of the government’s most powerful tools to stop multinational businesses from bribing foreign government officials in an effort to obtain business abroad. When companies win contracts with kickbacks rather than free competition, they engender an uneven marketplace that hampers free trade. To redress the problem, the...

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