Seafood: Slavery at Sea

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. Advertisements

Fish Fraud: Something Is Fishy in the Seafood Industry

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.

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