USA Recht - Artikel vom November 2012

  • Wettbewerbsverbote im US-Recht

    Das Thema Wettbewerbsverbot im Rahmen von Arbeitsverträgen und Unternehmenskäufen ist auch in den USA von wesentlicher Bedeutung. Hier (Summary and Lesson to be learned) eine diese Themen zusammenfassende hilfreiche E ...

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  • US-Recht Gerichtsnews

    Toyota agrees to $25.5 million U.S. investor lawsuit settlement Reuters | Nov 14, 2012 Toyota Motor Corp agreed on Tuesday to pay $25.5 million to s ...

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  • Armistice Day: The Risks and Rewards of Foreign Joint Ventures

    Ed. Note-we continue our series of guest posts from our colleague Mary Shaddock Jones, who today looks at Joint Ventures and has some pointers for avoiding pitfalls under the FCPA. In December 2010, RAE Systems Inc., a publicly-traded U.S. corporation headquartered in San Jose, Calif., has entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice to pay a $1.

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: Ex-con sues school district that won’t hire him

    There was a time, not that long ago, when teachers and other school personnel were expected to lead exemplary lives — not only because the physical and moral safety of the students on hand was of paramount concern, but also because all adults on campus were understood to be role models. Any kind of impropriety was grounds for dismissal: public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, ...

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  • Wal-Mart Cover Up- Would a Hot-Line Have Helped?

    Ed. Note-we continue our series of guest posts from our colleague Mary Shaddock Jones, who today draws some lessons from the Wal-Mart matter. On November 8, 2006 Wal-Mart entered the Canadian Market opening three supercenters in Ancaster, London and Stouffville in Ontario, Canada. On April 21, 2012, the New York Times published an article which included the following statement ...

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: Fan sues Bills over 3 excess texts?

    As if losing four straight Super Bowls and not having a winning record since 2004 wasn’t bad enough. One Buffalo Bills fan thinks three extra text messages is worth a lawsuit against his favorite team. Jerry Wojcik, a Bills fan living in Tampa, Fla., is reportedly suing the franchise after signing up to receive text updates from Buffalo’s website.

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: Calif. man shot in face by alleged burglar sued for shooting back

    A California man retaliated after an alleged burglar shot him in the head — and got sued for it. Samuel Cutrufelli, 31, allegedly broke into 90-year-old Jay Leone’s house and shot him in the jaw. Leone fired back at Cutrufelli, who is now bringing a lawsuit against Leone for shooting him “negligently.” CBS5 sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com Ninety-year-old Jay Leone of Greenbrae, Calif.

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  • The Red Scare: Knowledge and the Importance of Due Diligence

    Ed. Note-we continue our series of guest posts from our colleague Mary Shaddock Jones, who today looks at the importance of due diligence. At midnight on November 9, 1989, East Germany’s rulers gave permission for the Berlin Wall, separating East and West Berlin, to be opened up. Ecstatic crowds immediately began to clamber on top of the Wall and hack large chunks out of the 28-mile barrier.

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  • USA Recht. Resource Guide zum FCPA

    Wichtig für Unternehmen, die in den USA Geschäfte machen. ThomsonReuters | Nov 15, 2012 DOJ gives glimpse of bribery cases it decided not to charge. U.S. officials have decided not to prosecute companies accused of bribing off ...

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  • How Do You Change a Corrupt Culture?

    As most compliance practitioners know Siemens AG paid not only the largest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) fine in the history of the world at $800MM but also paid the same amount to the German government, this makes for a total fine of $1.6bn back in 2008 when that was real money. In addition to these fines and penalties the New York Times (NYT), in an article entitled “ ...

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  • Federal Employment Law Summary

    Employers need to be aware of the wide range of employment laws and regulations with which they must comply. Below is a brief summary of various federal employment laws for which employers are most frequently named in charges, complaints and lawsuits. This is not an exhaustive list of all federal employment laws, and additional state and local laws may also apply.

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  • Election Day – Just Who is a Foreign Government Official?

    Ed. Note-we continue our series of guest posts from our colleague Mary Shaddock Jones, who today looks at the issue of foreign government officials under the FCPA. Both she and I urge you to exercise that most important right of all Americans–to vote for the candidate of your choice. Today is a monumental day for the United States – Election 2012.

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  • NIETZER & HÄUSLER Ranking (in English + Chinese)

    The reknown publishing house JUVE (similar to Martindale-Hubbell) emphasized in its annual edition of German Business Law Firms 2012/2013, released 11/20/2012, the international focus of NIETZER & HÄUSLER, especially the US focus (besides its China focus since 2011) like in the previous years, as well as mergers & acquisitions and company law / corporate law in general.

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: How lawsuit against Classmates.com ended in paltry $3.93 payouts

    Attorneys got paid $800,000; judge on the case sees the injustice. Nearly 700,000 people received e-mails yesterday notifying them of a payment available to them through PayPal. Good news, but just barely: the payment was for $3.93, just about enough to cover your afternoon latte. The payment was the result of a class-action lawsuit filed in 2009 earlier against Classmates.

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  • US Sentencing Commission: 3rd Quarter FY12 Quarterly Sentencing Update

    The United States Sentencing Commission’s Preliminary Quarterly Data Report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 is now available on the Commission’s website. The report includes an extensive set of tables and charts presenting fiscal year quarterly data on cases in which the offen ...

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