February 2011




Medicial Product Supplier Sued for Tainted Product Leading to Child’s Death
Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Lincoln Financial Fined for Data Security Failures
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Countrywide Financial Corp Loses Whistleblower Suit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Alibaba.com Chief Executives Announce Resignation Amid Fraud Scandal
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Google Accused of Antitrust Practices by European Competitor
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Newspapers Ordered to Delete Web Articles for a Fair Trial
Other, Asia Pacific

Breach Prompts Telecommunications Industry Scrutiny
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Google Agrees to Stop Asking for Kids’ SSNs
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Hospital Fined US$4.3 Million for Breaches
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Postal Service Accused of Patent Violations
Competition, Americas

UK Company First to Be Fined for Corporate Manslaughter
Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Former CEO Banned for 12 Months
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Company Director Jailed for Fraud
Other, Asia Pacific

Company Fined for Crush Incident
Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

ASIC Obtains Injunction Against Unsolicited Share Offers
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Westpoint Saga Concludes with Settlement, Court Judgment
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Bank Fined for Unfair Lending Practices
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Developer Settles Lawsuit Alleging Fair Housing Violations
Consumer Protection,Other, Americas

HM Treasury Consultation: A New Approach to Financial Regulation
Anti-Money Laundering,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Firm Ordered to Comply with OFT Requirements
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Directors Sentenced for Shareholder Fraud
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

RBI Fines Three Banks for AML Violations
Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

Central Bank to Step up AML Efforts
Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

South Australian Financial Advisor Banned for Life
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Stock Manipulator Avoids Jail with Guilty Plea
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Failed Brokerage Company CEO Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Theft
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

License Suspended for Operating Secret Account
Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Former CEO Guilty of Breaching Corporations Act
Conflicts of Interest, Asia Pacific

ASIC Appeal Against Fortescue Disclosure Decision Upheld
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Madoff Says Banks Were “Complicit”
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

Manager Pleads Guilty to US$6 Million Medicare Fraud
Other, Americas

Couple Admits to Tax Fraud
Other, Americas

Fraudulent Trader Turns Himself in
Consumer Protection, Americas

Claims of Whistleblower Retaliation Filed Against Tesoro Corporation
Consumer Protection,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Hedge Fund Managers Charged with Insider Trading
Insider Trading, Americas

Hedge Fund Closing Due To Ties with Insider Trading Case
Insider Trading, Americas

Company Settles Discrimination Suit for US$85,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Soap Washes Away Identity
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Telco Breached Privacy Act: Commissioner
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Hospital Discloses Huge Records Loss
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Company Diced with Customer Data
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Credit Card Fraud on the Rise
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Companies Fined for Failing to Protect Confidential Information
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property,Information Security, Americas

SEBI to Penalise Largest Corporate House
Insider Trading, Asia Pacific

FTC Settles Anticompetitive Charges
Competition, Americas

Whistleblowing Toolkit Released
Employment and Workplace Issues,Other, Asia Pacific

Firms Give Unsuitable Advice to Pensioners
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

OFT Revokes Licenses of Two Credit Brokers, Warns Others
Consumer Protection,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Testimonials on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube Held to Be Breach
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Telco Ads Declared Misleading and Deceptive
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

7-11 Goes Green
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Ecuadorian Ruling Fines Oil Giant US$8 Billion
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Construction Manager Guilty of Environmental Violations
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Computer Factory Offers Staff Better Conditions Following Concerns
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Asia Pacific

Company to Pay £7 million for Parent Company’s Crime
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Trader Jailed for Eight Years
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Vending Machine Scam Operators Give Up US$3 Million
Consumer Protection,Other, Americas

FinCEN and OCC Fine Bank $8 Million for AML Failures
Anti-Money Laundering, Americas

Lebanese Bank Designated as Money Laundering Concern
Anti-Money Laundering,Financial Integrity, Global

Former Senior Employee Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Manipulation
Consumer Protection, Americas

Whistleblower Complaint Against Big Bank
Anti-Money Laundering,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Financial Integrity, Americas

Decision in Chevron-Ecuador Pollution Case Leads to Suspended Enforcement and Countersuits
Health, Safety and Environment,Other, Americas

Several Online Privacy Bills Seek Congressional Approval
Other,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Manufacturer Pays US$8 Million to Settle Bribery Charges (Updated)
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Government Contracting, Global

Disney Leaker Charged in Mickey Mouse Insider Trading Scheme
Insider Trading, Americas

Record Sentence in UK for Insider Trading
Insider Trading, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Race Discrimination Suit Settled
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Unlawfully Sacked Whistleblower Employee to be Reinstated
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Retaliation Lawsuit Settled for US$85,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

DoL Recovers Back Wages for Overtime Work
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Facebook Dismissal Case Settles
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Nasdaq Breached
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Credit Card Security a Weakness
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Punished for Personal Trading
Financial Integrity,Other, Asia Pacific

Life Ban for Insider Trading
Insider Trading, Asia Pacific

New Law Set to Impose Compulsory 2% CSR Spend
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Directors Guilty of Paying Bribes to Govt Officials to Secure Contracts
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Government Contracting, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Prize Draw Companies in Trouble for Misleading Promotions
Consumer Protection,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Financial Advisor Fined and Banned
Insider Trading, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Fallout Over Sale of Shares in Collapsed Fuel Technology Company
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Finance to Pay NZ$700,000 for Charging High Fees
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

ASIC Shuts Down Financial Services Websites
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Wholesalers Guilty of Mislabelling Eggs
Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Health Centre Owner Guilty of Claiming Cancer Cure
Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Medical Assistant Pleads Guilty to Role in Medicare Fraud
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Duo Admit to Medicare Fraud
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Distributor Admits to Price Fixing
Competition,Consumer Protection, Americas

Lenders Sued for Excessive Overdraft Fees
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Company to Stop Claiming Food Health Benefits
Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Securities Broker Sentenced for Embezzlement
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

Doctor Couple Guilty of Medicare Fraud
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

UK Bribery Act Guidance Delayed
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

Reinssurance Broker Settles Competition Claim for US$4.25M
Competition, Americas

Google Reaches Deal with CT in Privacy and Data Infractions
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Hedge Fund Lobbying Group Requests Additional SEC Guidance on Expert Networks
Insider Trading, Americas

Manufacturer Pays US$8 Million to Settle Bribery Charges
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Broker Indicted in International Fraud Scheme
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Insider Trading, Global

Company and Entities Settle False Claims Allegations for US$26 Million
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Oil Firms May Be Contaminating Water
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Food Company Penalised for Illegal Water Discharge
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Steel Plant Set to Go Ahead Amid Concerns
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

OFT Compliance Review Sees 35 Firms Surrender License
Consumer Protection,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Directors Charged in Breach of Duty and Dishonest Sale Practices
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Conflicts of Interest, Asia Pacific

Accusation of Price Signalling
Competition,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Record Prison Sentence for Insider Dealing
Insider Trading, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Code of Ethics Proposed for Web
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Study Finds Compliance is Cheaper Than Alternative
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection,Records Management, Global

WikiLeaks Raises Awareness of Security Problems
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Oracle Settles False Claims Charges, Pays $46 Million
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Report Questions Plane Subsidies
Government Contracting,Other, Global