‘International Litigation’ Category

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...

Goodyear Charged with FCPA Violations

March 10, 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...

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...

Massachusetts Manufacturer of Scientific Instruments Charged with FCPA Violations

January 23, 2015 — The U. S. government relies on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to stop corporations from attempting to win or retain business abroad by making bribe payments to or bestowing gifts of luxury travel upon 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...

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...

Alstom Settles FCPA Charges for Record $772 Million Criminal Penalty

January 5, 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...

Two Former Military Contractor Employees Agree To FCPA Penalties

December 11, 2014 — The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was enacted to prevent multinational corporations from attempting to gain or keep business abroad by presenting foreign government officials with bribe payments or lavish gifts. To bolster the efficacy of the FCPA, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 allows for substantial financial rewards to...

Texas Global Water Management Company Settles FCPA Charges

November 24, 2014 —The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a powerful weapon to stop multinational corporations from attempting to win or retain business advantages overseas by making bribe payments to foreign government officials. Aimed at the problem of foreign bribery, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 makes significant financial rewards available to...

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