Trafficking and labor abuses in the U.S. contracting industry A report released by the ACLU and Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Law Clinic at Yale Law School in June 2012 examines the ongoing trafficking and abuse of Third Country Nationals (“TCNs”), tens of thousands of whom are hired yearly through U.S. Government contracts to … More VICTIMS OF COMPLACENCY: THE ONGOING TRAFFICKING AND ABUSE OF THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS BY U.S. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS
Twenty states suspend people’s professional or driver’s licenses if they fall behind on loan payments Fall behind on your student loan payments, lose your job. Few people realize that the loans they take out to pay for their education could eventually derail their careers. But in 19 states, government agencies can seize state-issued professional licenses … More When Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Can No Longer Work
San Diego home to thousands of human trafficking victims San Diego is listed by the FBI as one of California’s hot spots. The San Diego District Attorney’s Office has concluded that there are at least 8,000 victims in San Diego alone. This industry is so widespread that it brings in more than $810 million annually, … More San Diego is listed by the FBI as one of California’s hot spots
The FTC estimates that DirecTV profited by $3.95 billion based on this alleged false advertising The Federal Trade Commission wants AT&T to pay $3.95 billion to settle a false-advertising complaint filed against its DirecTV unit in March 2015. The agency is claiming that from 2007 to 2015, as 33 million customers signed up for satellite … More AT&T liable for $4B in deceptive DirecTV ad suit, FTC says | FierceCable
The settlement with Victory is the second time that the FTC has reached an agreement with a for-profit college “lead generation” operation Last week the Federal Trade Commission announced it had reach a proposed settlementwith a Pittsburgh-based marketing company called Victory Media. Victory had drawn attention for websites and print magazines that deceptively pitched a … More FTC Slaps Wrist Of For-Profit College Marketer That Tricked Vets; Many Bad Wrists Remain
Source: AP sources: DeVos may only partly forgive some student loans A federal regulation known as borrower defense allows students at for-profit colleges and other vocational programs to have their loans forgiven if it is determined that the students were defrauded by the schools. That rule dates to the early 1990s. But it was little … More Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges
Source: Seafood Slavery – Center for American Progress Reports of slavery at sea were a major factor behind the U.S. Congress’s decision earlier this year to close a legal loophole that had allowed companies to circumvent a ban on the import of goods whose production involved slave or convict labor.
Source: Fish Fraud Is Absolutely Rampant: New Report There’s something fishy happening in the seafood industry. According to a new report from the ocean conservation advocacy group Oceana, one in five of over 25,000 samples of seafood tested globally was mislabeled. That means people may purchase and consume seafood and fish that’s not what they think it is.
Source: With CollegeAmerica Trial Underway, Someone Just Posted An Unhinged Attack on Colorado’s Attorney General In the lawsuit being tried now, the attorney general’s office, on behalf of the state of Colorado, contends that CollegeAmerica engaged in the systematic fleecing of students and taxpayers — that CollegeAmerica staff consistently misled and lied to students about the selectivity … More CollegeAmerica Trial Underway, Colorado’s Attorney General on the Receiving End of Posted “Unhinged Attack”| HuffPost
Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case The Missouri Eastern District Court’s ruled that Missouri was not the proper jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit filed by Jacqueline Fox, 62, of Birmingham, Alabama, who claimed the baby powder she used for feminine hygiene for about 25 years contributed to her cancer. She died … More A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday that vacated a $72 million award to an Alabama woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer has thrown the fate of awards in similar cases into doubt.