Investigations. Legal news and articles for February 28 - 28, 2012

Valley City police officer investigated for possible use of excessive force ...Tony Blair's Wife Cherie Sues News Corp., Convicted Phone HackerHSBC says it may face criminal charges for transactionsCalifornia Labor Commissioner Launches Criminal Investigation UnitITC Takes up Kodak Complaint Against ApplePC proposes separate investigation cadreBofA, News Corp., JPMorgan, Apple, Monsanto in Court NewsLegal experts slam government plans for municipal reformWatchdog bemoans insufficient punishment for data blagging offencesWARD v. ASTRUEEQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION v. BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILROADSeparate Investigation & Prosecution Cadre Proposed for Speedy JusticeBomb hoax ties up law enforcementcriminal charges against Former MP should be dropped, condemns attacking ...MF Global: Crime, Comedy, and the Cover-Up

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Jane Bashara investigation grabs national, international attention
Detroit Free PressFebruary 1, 2012

The investigation is the talk of the town. The mysterious death of the mother of two was featured on "Good Morning America." HLN current events host Nancy Grace has weighed in, saying the death does not appear to be a random crime.more »

Barnes & Noble's patent-misuse claim v. Microsoft: Not dead yet!
Thomson Reuters News & InsightFebruary 1, 2012

As a matter of law, that ruling spelled doom for Barnes & Noble's antitrust case at the ITC. The bookseller's argument, remember, is that Microsoft is using whatever ammunition it can pull from its entire patent portfolio -- and not just the four ...more »

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Valley City police officer investigated for possible use of excessive force ...
The RepublicFebruary 28, 2012

City Attorney Russell Myhre (MEYE'-ur) tells WDAY-TV (http://bit.ly/zJciw2) that Officer Randy Schmidt has been put on paid administrative leave, and the matter has been turned over to the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation.more »

Tony Blair's Wife Cherie Sues News Corp., Convicted Phone Hacker
BusinessWeekFebruary 28, 2012

22 (Bloomberg) -- Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife Cherie sued News Corp. and a former private investigator who hacked into celebrities' voice-mail messages to get stories for its now-defunct News of the World tabloid.more »

HSBC says it may face criminal charges for transactions
Chicago TribuneFebruary 28, 2012

The disclosure in a regulatory filing shows the increasingly serious nature of inquiries into the London-based bank's business. HSBC already is the subject of multiple US law-enforcement probes for ties to illegal money transactions.more »

California Labor Commissioner Launches Criminal Investigation Unit
Sacramento BeeFebruary 28, 2012

Their functions will include investigations and arrests for Labor Code violations, filing of criminal charges and serving subpoenas and inspection warrants. "Employers who violate labor laws at the expense of their workers should know that we are now ...more »

ITC Takes up Kodak Complaint Against Apple
Courthouse News ServiceFebruary 28, 2012

The International Trade Commission's vote begins a formal investigation to determine if Section 337 of the Tariff Act - which bans infringement of intellectual property rights in items imported to the United States - has been violated. Administrative...more »

PC proposes separate investigation cadre
indiabloomsFebruary 28, 2012

Separate prosecution cadre is also required, he said at the Consultative Committee meeting of the Ministry of Home Affairs which discussed the topic: Investigation, Prosecution & Trial – the need for revamping. He informed members that Law Commission ...more »

BofA, News Corp., JPMorgan, Apple, Monsanto in Court News
BusinessWeekFebruary 28, 2012

By Elizabeth Amon (Updates with BofA in Top section, BB&T in Lawsuits, US Bank in Trials and Madoff in Litigation Departments.) Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of America Corp. and a group of investors that reached an $8.5 billion mortgage-bond settlement ...more »

Legal experts slam government plans for municipal reform
Helsingin SanomatFebruary 28, 2012

A group of 12 leading experts in the law and in municipal and administrative affairs write in a publication called Kuntarakennekirja, or “Municipal Structure Book” that the government is destroying democracy with its plans for municipal reform.more »

Watchdog bemoans insufficient punishment for data blagging offences
Out-Law.comFebruary 28, 2012

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) reported that four private investigators had been jailed for offences under the Fraud Act. The men pled guilty to stealing confidential personal and financial information and selling it to "corporate clients ...more »

WARD v. ASTRUE
Leagle.comFebruary 28, 2012

Ward's application was denied (Tr. 61-79) and after missing the original court date on January 29, 2008, due to being hospitalized with pneumonia (Tr. 437-41) she testified at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") on April 16, 2009.more »

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION v. BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILROAD
Leagle.comFebruary 28, 2012

Each man alleged discrimination based on a perceived disability after not being hired by BNSF (as a Conductor or Conductor Trainee) following a conditional offer of employment and a medical screening procedure. Id. The EEOC served BNSF with notice of ...more »

Separate Investigation & Prosecution Cadre Proposed for Speedy Justice
Press Information Bureau (press release)February 28, 2012

This was stated by the Union Home Minister Sh. P. Chidambaram at the Consultative Committee meeting of the Ministry of Home Affairs which discussed the topic: Investigation, Prosecution & Trial – the need for revamping. He informed members that Law...more »

Bomb hoax ties up law enforcement
Gainesville TimesFebruary 28, 2012

By Ashley Fielding afielding@gainesvilletimes.com Taxpayer resources were tied up for more than two hours Monday as the Hall County Sheriff's Office became the newest victim of a trendy hoax. Hall County's SWAT team and the Georgia Bureau of ...more »

criminal charges against Former MP should be dropped, condemns attacking ...
Ammon NewsFebruary 28, 2012

The Criminal Investigation Department opened an investigation immediately after the stabbing, which it confirmed, but a PSD statement two days later, on February 22, disparaged Musallam's character instead of setting out any details of the ...more »

MF Global: Crime, Comedy, and the Cover-Up
Huffington Post (blog)February 28, 2012

MF Global's October 2011 bankruptcy was the eighth largest bankruptcy by assets in the United States. James Giddens, the bankruptcy trustee, issued a press release on February 6 stating that his investigation found that money from customer accounts ...more »

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