March 2011




Indonesia Pursues More Aggressive Anti-Bribery Legistlation
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

AT&T’s Acquisition of T-Mobile to Trigger Antitrust Investigation
Competition, Americas

Top Executives from Defunct Washington Mutual Sued for Reckless Lending
Financial Integrity, Americas

Court Affirms Verdict in Sexual Harassment Case
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Guilty Pleas for Data Breaches
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Major Internet Retail Site Admits Data Breach
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Google Fined for Spying Services
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Online Privacy Laws Wanted
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Self-regulation of Online Ads Gets Mixed Response
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Leading Information Management Company Experiences Major Breach
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Court Upholds SFC Conviction
Insider Trading, Asia Pacific

Former Investment Banker Sentenced and Fined
Insider Trading, Americas

Former Intel Director Testifies in Galleon Insider Trading Trial
Insider Trading, Americas

Fosters Withdraws Supply Amid Rumours of Dramatic Price Cuts
Competition, Asia Pacific

Qantas Airways Settles Cartel Case
Competition, Asia Pacific

Samsung Pays US$32 Million Fine for Price Fixing
Competition, Americas

Former Executive Admits to Price Fixing
Competition, Americas

Bank Head Waives Bonus Following Public Outrage
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

DFSA Censures Bank for AML Failings
Anti-Money Laundering, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Documents Reveal Nuclear Plant Operator Skipped Safety Checks
Health, Safety and Environment, Global

ASIC Bans Foreign Exchange Trader
Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

FINTRAC Fines Casino Operator for Violations
Anti-Money Laundering, Americas

Google Book Settlement Rejected by Judge
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

Firm Fined US$650,000 for Compliance Failures
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity,Other, Americas

Tata and Sunengy to Build India’s First Floating Solar Plant
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Chemical Company Fined for Environmental Breaches
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Finance Ministry Revokes Licences of 50 Money Changers
Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

Director Jailed in “Largest Ponzi Scheme”
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Company Founder Convicted for Fraud
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

Money Manager Who Claimed Ties to Royalty Admits to Ponzi Scheme
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

Oil Companies Settle False Claims Allegations for US$2.05 Million
Financial Integrity, Americas

Managing Director Convicted for Embezzlement
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Contractor Admits to Employment Tax Fraud
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

IBM Settles Bribery Charges
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

State of Massachusetts Alleges Insider Trading at Hedge Fund
Insider Trading, Americas

Reviewing the NFL Negotiations and Allegations of Antitrust
Competition, Americas

Google Sued Amidst Privacy Issues with Gmail Service
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Pregnancy Discrimination Suit Settled
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Store Fires Employee Over Religious Beliefs
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Health Care Workers Get US$340,000 in Settlement
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Healthcare Provider Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Suit for US$45,000
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Consultation on Do Not Call Register
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Opt-out Cop Out
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Millions Affected by Data Breach
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Twitter Penalised for Privacy Breach
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Major Airlines Settle Ahead of Cartel Hearing
Competition, Asia Pacific

Supplier Admits to Retail Price Maintenance
Competition, Asia Pacific

Visy-Amcor Agree to Record Price-Fixing Class Action Payout
Competition, Asia Pacific

Renault Apologizes for False Charges of Espionage
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Bank Set to Reveal That 300 Bankers Paid Average of £1m
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

ASIC Accepts Enforceable Undertaking
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Class Action Approved
Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Co-generation Facility Construction Agreement
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

PepsiCo Introduces 100% Plant-Based, Renewably Sourced Bottle
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Coal Producer Violates Environmental Laws
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Honeywell Fined for Illegal Storage of Hazardous Waste
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Firm Fined for Breaching Client Money Rules
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Fraudster Sentenced 25 Years After Committing Crime
Financial Integrity,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Bathroom and Flooring Supplier Misled Customers
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Directors Gamble Away Company Funds
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Majority of Firms in India Admit to Bribery and Corruption
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Asia Pacific

Holden Dealer’s Lifetime Warranty Offer Misleading
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Loan Marketers Settles Charges for US$800,000
Financial Integrity, Americas

Firm Fined for Claiming Reviews Legitimate
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Ex-President and Others Plead Guilty to Fraud Scheme
Financial Integrity, Americas

Pipe Company and Owner Plead Guilty to Bribery
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas

Bank Head Commits Fraud
Financial Integrity, Americas

DOJ Launches Antitrust Investigation Amid Web Video Rivalry
Competition, Americas

Former Bank Executive Pleads Guilty of Fraud in Mortgage & Loan Cover-ups
Financial Integrity, Americas

Class Action Suit Filed Against Amazon.com for Data Privacy Breach
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Germany Revises Data Protection Provisions of Telecommunications Act
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

China Passes New Anti-Bribery Provision
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Asia Pacific

Bullying Culture at Safety Authority
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Asia Pacific

Company to Pay US$754,578 in Back Wages
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Health Care Service Owner Guilty of Pension Fraud
Financial Integrity, Americas

Bus Company Fined for ADA Violations
Other, Americas

US$1.5 Million Awarded in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Apartment Complex Owners Settle Discrimination Lawsuit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Restaurants Pay US$219,390 for FLSA Violations
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

ACCC to Investigate Milk Discounting
Competition, Asia Pacific

Market Competition Timetable Released
Competition, Asia Pacific

Group Buying Website Guilty of Bait Pricing
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Major Airlines Improve Price Advertising
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Former Directors Banned
Other, Asia Pacific

Swiss Bank Settles Lawsuit for US$70 Million
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Environmentalists Slam Drilling Near Ningaloo Reef
Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

CSG Drilling Approval Raise Fears
Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Water Company Fined for Creek Contamination
Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

UBS Chief First to Sacrifice Bonus
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Bank’s CSR Report Sets Example
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Workplace Gender Equality Reforms Announced
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

McDonald’s Announces Sustainability Commitments
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Bank Subsidiary to Compensate Clients for Employee’s Failures
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

SFC Settles Compliance Concerns for HK$2M
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Jail Sentence for Market Manipulation
Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Jailed for Stealing
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Asia Pacific

“Dramatic Testimony” at Insider Trading Trial
Insider Trading, Americas

Investment Firm and CEO in Trouble
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

Investment Firm to Repay Investor Couple
Financial Integrity, Americas

CEO Guilty of Market Manipulation
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Securities Firm Fined US$500,000
Financial Integrity, Americas

Hedge Fund Manager Admits to Ponzi Scheme
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Company Settles Class-action Suits
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

UK judge sentences former execs for kickbacks to Iraqi government
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Former Apple employee pleads guilty to wire fraud and money laundering
Anti-Money Laundering,Financial Integrity, Global

Goldman faces billions in legal feeds
Financial Integrity, Americas

Potential HIPAA violation results in million-dollar fine
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Whistleblower alleges insider trading at Galleon Group
Insider Trading, Americas

FTSE firms urged to appoint more female directors
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Race and retaliation suit resolved for US TV station
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

InterCall settles race discrimination lawsuit with US DoL
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Brand companies settle harassment and retaliation suit with US EEOC
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Hong Kong chain pays back wages and penalties for labor violations in US
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

US DoL recovers back wages and damages for restaurant workers
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Stolen Aramak laptop leads to improved data protection policies
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Concealed video camera to monitor employees ‘a serious violation’
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Microsoft, Facebook & Firefox again update privacy tools
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Price fixing in photocopy and folio paper
Competition, Asia Pacific

US DoJ fines freight services for price fixing
Competition, Americas

Health care system settles with US DoJ on anti-competitive charges
Competition, Americas

Lloyds Bank avoids corporation tax in UK
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Canadian bank CEOs see significant pay increase
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

UK warns businesses to simplify consumer contract language
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Australian entertainment companies lose copyright appeal
Other, Asia Pacific

Devgroup license revoked by Australian Securities Commission
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Commonwealth Bank experiences ATM ‘glitches’
Consumer Protection,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

ASIC consultation paper: Hedge Funds
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Big US banks anticipate huge fines for improper foreclosure procedures
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Vodafone Qatar Goes “Green” with Eco-friendly Bags
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

US DoJ settles Clean Water Act violations
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

DoJ fines Forest Pharma for obstructing an FDA inspection and more
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Infosys faces tax and visa fraud allegations
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

72 Australian organizations unite to sue Lehman Brothers
Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Financial adviser banned for misleading clients
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Nalco officer, family and friends arrested on bribery charges
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Asia Pacific

Former mortgage company owner jailed and fined for Fannie Mae violations
Financial Integrity, Americas

Mortgage broker guilty of US $25 million fraud
Financial Integrity, Americas

Seafood company owner defrauds banks; goes to jail
Financial Integrity, Americas

Firm owner admits to securities fraud in FBI & SEC case
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

FBI settles false claims allegations with healthcare company
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Madoff victims may receive financial settlement
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas