U.S. Department of Justice Bulletin August 1, 2014 – Preisabsprache in den USA – Gefängnisstrafe!

dept of justiceG.S. Electech Inc. Executive Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging and Price Fixing on Automobile Parts Installed in U.S. Cars

An executive of Japanese auto parts maker G.S. Electech Inc. pleaded guilty and was sentenced today to serve 13 months in a U.S. prison for his role in an international conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices on auto parts used on antilock brake systems installed in U.S. cars, the Department of Justice announced.

 

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USA und unerlaubte Werbung per Telefon / sms

Auch in den USA ist mit Unerlaubter Werbung nicht zu spassen – insbesondere wNUH_GlobusUSAenn auch noch eine Sammelklage drohen kann.

Hooters, the nationwide sports bar and restaurant chain, became the latest high-priofile company to be hit with a class action lawsuit under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The suit, filed in California federal court, alleges the company sent the plaintiff two unsolicited text messages-one on Father’s Day and another advertising an Ultimate Fighting Championship match-despite the fact that the plaintiff claims “he has never eaten at Hooters or otherwise consented to be contacted by the chain.” Weiterlesen

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United States: Timing May Be Everything In Breach Of Warranty Claims

IMG_1430In the wake of the recent recalls and warranty campaigns, suppliers should bear in mind the threshold statute of limitations defense that they may have to any attempts by the OEMs to recover against them for costs for issues that the OEMs may have known about for years, but failed to act upon. Weiterlesen

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Code of Conduct, Compliance Policies and Procedures-Part IV

IMG_1419This is the fourth and final installment of my series on the the importance of a Code of Conduct and anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures in your compliance program and how you should go about drafting or updating Code of Conduct and anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures. Weiterlesen

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Consumer Class Action Settlements: 2010-2013 Settlements Increasing, With a Focus on Privacy

Spring 4Consumer class actions — cases where plaintiffs purchased a product or service from a defendant and allege some kind of fraud, product defect, or other information failure — have become ubiquitous. Actions are filed against defendants each week, with dozens of cases settling each year. Weiterlesen

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Code of Conduct, Compliance Policies and Procedures-Part III

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Today, I continue with Part III of my four-part series on the best practices surrounding your Code of Conduct and anti-corruption policies and procedures. In this post, I take a look at drafting policies and procedures. I conclude with some thoughts by well-known policy pundit Michael Rasmussen on management of policies going forward. Weiterlesen

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United States: Don’t Try This At Home Or Abroad: Export Controls And Sanctions Violations Lead To $21 Million In Penalties For Dutch Company Fokker Services B.V.

IMG_0959We frequently discuss enforcement actions in this blog, because understanding enforcement is a key aspect of trade compliance.  From a fifty-thousand foot view, each enforcement case serves as a cautionary tale about the overall need for compliance.  Weiterlesen

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Code of Conduct, Compliance Policies and Procedures-Part II

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This week, I am reviewing the importance of a Code of Conduct and anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures in your compliance program and how you should go about drafting or updating Code of Conduct and anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures. Weiterlesen

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Capital One Agrees to Largest-Ever TCPA Class Action Settlement

Spring 13“Hier der vollständige gerichtliche Vergleich” here. Capital One and several other collection agencies have agreed to settle class claims that they “called individuals on their mobile devices without their consent” in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), reports BloombergBNA. The settlement, of more than $75 million, was filed July 14 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  Weiterlesen

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Code of Conduct, Compliance Policies and Procedures-Part I

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For the remainder of this week, I will have a four-part episode on your Code of Conduct and anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures. In today’s post I will review the underlying legal and statutory basis for the documents as a foundation of your overall anti-corruption regime. In subsequent posts, I will review how to go about drafting your Code of Conduct and anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures and how to assess, review and revise them on a timely basis. Weiterlesen

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