CollegeAmerica Trial Underway, Colorado’s Attorney General on the Receiving End of Posted “Unhinged Attack”| HuffPost

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

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.

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.

California immigration facility plagued by detainee deaths and hunger strikes

Source: ‘We don’t feel OK here’: Detainee deaths, suicide attempts and hunger strikes plague California immigration facility Walking into a common room, Burgos Mejia saw a man hanging from the second floor with a bedsheet around his neck, he recalled in an interview. A female guard was trying to lift the man, and Burgos Mejia … More California immigration facility plagued by detainee deaths and hunger strikes

Thousands pay for undeserved red light cameras tickets

Source: Red light cameras tag thousands for undeserved tickets Thousands of Chicago drivers have been tagged with $100 red light fines they did not deserve, targeted by robotic cameras during a series of sudden spikes in tickets that city officials say they cannot explain, a Tribune investigation has found.  The Tribune’s analysis of more than … More Thousands pay for undeserved red light cameras tickets

Detroit Pistons owner reportedly offering $1.6B for Securus to profit off prison phone call industry

Source: Detroit Pistons owner risks tarnishing rep to profit off prison phone call industry According to Crain’s Business, Platinum specializes in buying cheap companies, fixing them, and selling them for a profit. But Gores seems to have deviated from that formula in his plan to purchase Securus, offering to pay a reported $1.6 billion for … More Detroit Pistons owner reportedly offering $1.6B for Securus to profit off prison phone call industry

Trouble Ahead for CollegeAmerica Chain

Source: Troubles Compound for Predatory CollegeAmerica Chain On October 16, the Colorado attorney general is taking CollegeAmerica to trial on a complaint that alleges the systematic, sophisticated fleecing of students and taxpayers by the school. The lawsuit asserts that CollegeAmerica staff consistently misled and lied to students about the selectivity of the school, the transferability of credits, … More Trouble Ahead for CollegeAmerica Chain

New Legislation Against Credit Bureaus

Source: Updated Credit Scoring Policies Help Millions of Americans Amidst New Legislation Against Credit Bureaus Beginning on Sept. 15, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — the three major credit bureaus — will change the rules for reporting medical debt. Under the new reforms, there will be a 180-day waiting period before unpaid medical debts are included … More New Legislation Against Credit Bureaus

Who should clean up the scourge of human trafficking in Big Business’ supply chains?

Source: Sourcing Transparency: Who should clean up supply chains? This mini-documentary looks at how policy makers and companies are paving the way in creating more transparent and responsible supply chains. What are the risks for companies if they do not embrace responsible supply chains? And what new opportunities does supply-chain transparency bring?  

More companies need to take their anti-forced labor and human trafficking compliance obligations seriously.

Source: Julie DiMauro: A compliance plan to keep forced labor and human trafficking out of your supply chains – The FCPA Blog – The FCPA Blog The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that 21 million people are enslaved today, or forced into labor, and 1.5 million of the victims are in Europe or North America. In … More More companies need to take their anti-forced labor and human trafficking compliance obligations seriously.