November 2010




Disability Discrimination Suit Resolved for US$95,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Penalty Issued to Bank
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Hospitals Fined for Breaches
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Bank “Offloads” Shares for A$1
Other, Asia Pacific

Biggest Copyright Damages Awarded
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Americas

GM’s Clean Energy Initiative
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Pfizer to Pay Punitive Damages
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

FINTRAC Issues Administrative Monetary Penalty Against MSBs
Anti-Money Laundering, Americas

Former Directors and Employees Guilty of Insider Dealing
Insider Trading, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Senior Employee Guilty of Insider Trading and Money Laundering
Anti-Money Laundering,Insider Trading, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Green Acres Franchisee Jailed For ‘Ponzi’ Scheme
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Asia Pacific

Major Bankers Arrested Over Bribery Case
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Asia Pacific

Seizure Orders for 82 Website Domains
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Financial Advisor Guilty of US$3 Million Fraud
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Ponzi Scheme Worth US$100 Million Uncovered
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Former Director Steals US$2.4 Million Meant for Students
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Bank Hit with US$2 Billion Lawsuit Over Madoff Ponzi Scheme
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Desal Plant Spy Scandal
Privacy and Data Protection,Respect in the Workplace, Asia Pacific

HIV Disability Discrimination Case Settled
Other,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Settled
Other,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Telco Admits to Another Breach
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Google Signs Undertaking
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Class Action Launched Against Major Bank
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

M&S Releases Report of Environmental Initiative
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

US$270 million Settlement for Environmental Damage
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

“Most Ethical Company” Uses Child Labor and Underpaid Workers
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Debt Recovery Company Told to Improve Practices
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Construction Companies Settle False Claim Charges
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

RBA Moves to Offload Securency
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Asia Pacific

Former Director Barred for Six Years
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Asia Pacific

Claims of Falsifying Diagnosis Settled for US$22 Million
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Former director to pay US$53 million SEC fine
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

US$3 Billion Recovered in False Claims Cases
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Movie Theatre Chain to Comply with ADA
Other, Americas

Religious Harassment Lawsuit Settled
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Executive Salaries on the Rise
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Asia Pacific

Lawsuit Filed Against Former Bank Head
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Asia Pacific

Business Sustainability Program Launched
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Age Discrimination Lawsuit Settled for US$95,000
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Sexist Email in Breach Investigation
Other,Privacy and Data Protection,Respect in the Workplace, Europe, Middle East and Africa

FSA to Review Changes to Mortgage Sales Process
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

2010 Design Standards Available 
Other, Americas

Walmart Canada Opens First Sustainable Distribution Centre
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Companies to Pay for Damages Caused by Buzzards Bay Oil Spill
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Former Managing Director Banned for Life
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Asia Pacific

Former Senior Employee Guilty of Insider Trading
Insider Trading, Asia Pacific

KPMG Fraud and Misconduct Survey 2010
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Asia Pacific

Former Airline Executives Found Guilty of Price Fixing
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition, Americas

Plane Companies Fined: Freight Cartel
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition, Asia Pacific

Preliminary Battle in Privacy Reform Commences
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Facebook Investigated for Privacy Breaches
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Franchisee to Settle Sexual Harassment Suit for US$50,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Familial Status Discrimination Lawsuit Settled
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Final Regulations of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Released
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Hotel Chain to Undergo Change for ADA Violations
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Private Sector Awareness Needs Work
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

US$3.6 Million Judgment Against Companies for Processing Unauthorised Debits
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Final Settlement Order for Allegations of Anticompetitive Conduct
Competition, Americas

FSA Review on Remuneration Disclosure Requirements
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

US$650,000 Fine for Failure to Disclose SEC Investigation
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Internet Plans Found to be Misleading and Deceptive
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Cab Company Penalised for Third Line Forcing
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Asia Pacific

Whistleblower Lawsuit Settled
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

US$100 Million Fraud Scheme Involving Life Settlements Uncovered
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Medical Center to Pay US$22 Million To Settle False Claim Allegations
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

SEC Settles Foreign Bribery Investigation
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas

Maxwell House Guilty of Sex Discrimination
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Data Theft Rises, Internet Still Causing Headaches
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

ICO Finds “Significant Breach” by Google
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Protecting Confidential and Price-Sensitive Information
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property,Information Security, Asia Pacific

Senate Debating Amendments to Bank Secrecy Laws
Anti-Money Laundering,Information Security, Americas

SAP Agrees to Partial Settlement
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Americas

Modified Settlement Order for Intel
Competition, Americas

Banks Sued for Manipulating Price of Silver Futures
Competition, Americas

SEC Proposes Whistleblower Rewards Rules
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Clients to Receive Compensation for Inappropriate Financial Advice
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Asia Pacific

Victims of Foreclosures Demand Legal Recourse
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

FINTRAC Advisory on Iran and North Korea
Anti-Money Laundering, Americas

Major Jewellery Outlets Rejecting Alaskan Gold Mine
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

New Zealand Wine Displays Carbon Footprint Label
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

FTC Settles With Online Retailers Over Green Labeling
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

EPA Captures Environmental Fugitive
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Former Townsville Financial Advisor Imprisoned for Fraud
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Asia Pacific

Jury Will Not Award Punitive Damages in Terra Firma Trial
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas