In a highly unusual legal situation, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to review a lower court decision enforcing a mystery grand jury subpoena, part of a secret case involving an unidentified foreign company owned by an unnamed foreign government, as a new motion filed with the justices could possibly offer the public more information about what’s at stake, and whether or not this case is actually part of the Special Counsel investigation of Robert Mueller. “Motion for leave to file a petition for a writ of certiorari under seal with redacted copies for the public record filed,” was the simple posting on the Supreme Court website on Tuesday, as legal experts said that meant the company was asking the court to rule on the merits of the matter – whether a grand jury subpoena for unknown information – could be enforced. In late December, the unknown foreign corporation had asked the Supreme Court to block fines which had been levied against the company … [Read more...] about Foreign company asks for U.S. Supreme Court review in mystery subpoena case
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Johnson & Johnson released a statement on Monday in response to a report that the talcum in its Baby Powder sometimes contains asbestos. The company, which is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, denied the claims made in a Reuters report that the company's powder was "sometimes tainted with carcinogenic asbestos," and was hid from regulators and the public. J&J is calling the report "sensationalism" after its shares fell another 4 percent (and counting) on Monday. According to TheStreet.com, the report loped $40 billion off the iconic brand's market value.On the company's Twitter account, Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky issued a video statement, calling it the "safest" talc "on earth." J&J also published a page on its website that outlines the science and safety behind its use of the mineral. "We know that our talc is safe. In fact, for over 100 years, Johnson & Johnson has known that the talc in our Baby Powder is the purest, safest, … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson denies claims made in Reuters’ tainted Baby Powder report
By Sheera Frenkel, Nicholas Confessore, Cecilia Kang, Matthew Rosenberg and Jack Nicas Updated 5:08 pm PST, Friday, November 16, 2018 Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in September. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in September. Photo: Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images Photo: Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in September. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in September. Photo: Jim Watson … [Read more...] about Delay, deny and deflect: How Facebook’s leaders fought through crisis
APPRENTICE winner James White's company hit the headlines after his team hired a stripper for a new recruit's birthday. But what does the 27-year-old's firm actually do, and what happened at the drinks party? What is James White's Right Time Recruitment company? James White set up the recruitment company in 2016 and was given an enormous boost last year after winning the contest and £250,000 in investment from Lord Alan Sugar. The firm - now owned by White and Lord Sugar - is based in Birmingham but operates across the UK. The company specialises in recruiting individuals for IT careers, and also helps IT firms recruit professionals. According to its LinkedIn profile, the firm currently employs 16 individuals. The team focuses on finding project and programme managers, IT directors, solution architects, technical engineers and developers. On November 7, The Sun's Bizzare column exclusively revealed that the firm is suffering from a £30, 000 loss and was hit by setbacks in the … [Read more...] about What is James White’s Right Time Recruitment company and what went on at The Apprentice winner’s firm’s drinks party?
U.S. NEWS 10/29/2018 03:25 pm ET The complaints allege a range of charges, including wrongful death, malpractice and inadequate medical care. Ken Silverstein A company whose medical care of immigrant detainees at one of the nation’s largest detention centers was criticized in a recent Department of Homeland Security watchdog report has been sued a staggering 1,395 times in federal courts over the last decade, according to a document published by Yahoo News as part of an investigation supported by the nonprofit Project on Government Oversight. The firm, Nashville-based Correct Care Solutions, is one of the country’s biggest private providers of health care to prisons and immigration detention centers. The number of lawsuits contained in the document, not previously disclosed, is many times higher than previously reported. While the two largest private prison companies, GEO Group and CoreCivic, are often at the center of debates over outsourcing … [Read more...] about Leading For-Profit Prison And Immigration Detention Medical Company Sued At Least 1,395 Times