KOGO Radio Interview – City of San Diego Sued for Violating Taxpayer-Protective Prop. 218

Open and click here to listen to the KOGO interview KOGO Interview with Carl DeMaio and here to read a copy of the complaint.  Marks v. City of San Diego Source: Lawsuit: City Misused Taxpayer Funds for Smart Water Meter City of San Diego Sued for Violating Taxpayer-Protective Prop. 218 Thank you Carl DeMaio for the … More KOGO Radio Interview – City of San Diego Sued for Violating Taxpayer-Protective Prop. 218

City of San Diego accused of “illegal financing scheme” affecting utility ratepayers

Source:  KGTV News 10 City of San Diego accused of “illegal financing scheme”,allegations 900,000 people affected There is a propensity for local governments to overreach in situations in which legal restrictions on authority are blurred or unclear. California courts recognize the inherent danger that legislative bodies might circumvent constitutional constraints on illegal financings and levy … More City of San Diego accused of “illegal financing scheme” affecting utility ratepayers

Watchmakers at Baselworld Should Reveal Where Their Gold Is From and What They Do to Protect Human Rights

Source: Jewelers, Take Responsibility! We found that many companies don’t know where their gold and diamonds are coming from, and don’t do enough to assess human rights risks. In addition, jewelry and watch companies—including Bulgari, Chopard and Harry Winston– often publish only some sparse, general information about human rights risks in their supply chains.  Some … More Watchmakers at Baselworld Should Reveal Where Their Gold Is From and What They Do to Protect Human Rights

Lawsuits Say ICE Detention Centers Use of Slave Labor is Widespread

Source: Slave Labor Widespread at ICE Detention Centers, Lawyers Say In June, detainees in San Diego filed a class action lawsuit against private detention center operator CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) alleging that they and thousands of other detainees were threatened with punishment—including solitary confinement and physical restraint—if they refused to participate in the voluntary work program. In addition to … More Lawsuits Say ICE Detention Centers Use of Slave Labor is Widespread

Targeted by Obama, for-profit colleges get a pass from Trump and DeVos

Source: Students defrauded by Corinthian Colleges will only see partial loan reliefThe Department of Education has begun notifying some former Corinthian Colleges students that it will forgive only one-half or less of their federal student loans, even though the students were defrauded by the now-defunct schools, the Associated Press has learned. The action is part … More Targeted by Obama, for-profit colleges get a pass from Trump and DeVos

Nestle Sued (again) for Allegedly Using Child and Slave Labor in its Chocolate

Source: Hagens Berman: Massachusetts Consumers Sue Nestle for Allegedly Using Child and Slave Labor to Make Chocolate “Consumers across the country would be shocked to learn the horrible truth, that much of the world’s chocolate is brought to us by back-breaking forced labor of child slaves,” said Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman. “This … More Nestle Sued (again) for Allegedly Using Child and Slave Labor in its Chocolate

Marine Stewardship Council promulgates new forced labor policy

Source: MSC seeks public input on new forced labor policy The Marine Stewardship Council is seeking public input on a new policy on forced labor and related issues. MSC will be asking for stakeholder input on labor practices in on-shore and offshore fisheries and seafood supply chains, and several other issues. The 30-day comment period opens … More Marine Stewardship Council promulgates new forced labor policy

Labor-lens Investing:  Investment strategies that end harmful labor practices are growing as risks become clear

Source: ‘Labor-lens investors’ are disrupting exploitative supply chains For investors and global corporations, global supply chains marred by persistently poor and forced labor conditions present real and reputational risks. In January, Humanity United, the Omidyar Group anti-slavery organization (which sponsored the report along with the Freedom Fund), raised $23 million to invest in solutions to … More Labor-lens Investing:  Investment strategies that end harmful labor practices are growing as risks become clear

Groundwater lawsuit against 3M settled for $850 million

Click here for link to StartTribune:  3M settles groundwater lawsuit for $850 million Attorney General Lori Swanson announced Tuesday that 3M Co. has agreed to give Minnesota $850 million to settle what has been a long and contentious lawsuit over the decades-long contamination of groundwater in the east metro.  3M Co. has agreed to give … More Groundwater lawsuit against 3M settled for $850 million