March 22, 2013 |
Sometimes it's hard to do good. For example, donating leftover banquet food to charity. Shirley Wei Sher, a Marina del Rey immigration lawyer, discovered how challenging this can be when she recently tried to prevent leftovers at an upcoming meeting of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Assn. from being thrown away. Sher, 33, sits on the board of the organization and is helping plan the group's annual awards banquet at a Chinatown restaurant next month. As many as 1,000 people are expected to attend.
January 6, 2012 |
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday it no longer would settle civil suits without an admission of liability in cases in which the defendant has been convicted of criminal violations or admitted to them. The policy change comes after a federal judge in November rejected a $285 million settlement between the SEC and Citigroup Inc. in which liability was neither admitted nor denied. The judge harshly criticized the agency for imposing a "relatively modest" punishment on large banks for wrongdoing leading up to the financial crisis.
January 11, 2010 |
The advertisement appeared on Craigslist in early December. "Need a real aggressive man with no concern for women," read the posting on the Internet classified advertising forum. Its purported author was a Casper, Wyo., woman, whose photo also was posted. One week later, a man accepted the offer, forcing his way into the woman's home, tying her up and raping her at knifepoint. "I'll show you aggressive," he allegedly said, according to court testimony. In fact, authorities say, the woman had nothing to do with the ad. Instead, they say, a former boyfriend had posted it, soliciting her assault.
July 13, 1987 |
Banks that play hardball with borrowers are finding themselves the target of suits alleging breach of good faith, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress and even slander. Not long ago, the main thing banks had to worry about was whether their borrowers could pay their loans back on time.
October 1, 2012 |
It turns out that those fares to London on British Airways were too good to be true. And now the airlines is paying the price. The U.S. Department of Transportation has fined the airline based in Waterside, England, $250,000 for failing to include the full cost of its advertised fares and refusing to accept liability for fragile or expensive items lost or damage in flights. “Consumers deserve fair treatment from airlines when it comes to price advertising and being reimbursed for lost, damaged or stolen baggage,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement.
August 28, 2009 |
Chrysler Group, the U.S. automaker run by Fiat, said it would accept product liability claims on Chrysler vehicles made before the company exited bankruptcy June 10 and those involved in accidents on or after that date. Chrysler Group announced its changed policy on liability claims in a letter sent to members of Congress, the company said. Chrysler Group purchased most of the assets of the old Chrysler company, now called Old Carco, when it emerged from bankruptcy. Initially, as part of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's approval of the purchase, Chrysler Group agreed to assume liability only for cars sold by the new company.