Tag: Legal woes

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Western Digital still cleaning up from the flood…
August 20, 2012—Last fall's floods in Thailand destroyed lives and property in the Southeast Asian country, but it also hobbled several prominent companies that have manufacturing plants there. And it looks like the impact continues, if a recent filing by Western Digital Corporation ...

Four months’ warning at United Technologies…
July 2, 2012—Late last week, news hit that units of United Technologies (UTX) would pay $75 million to settle allegations (PDF) that they had helped China build an attack helicopter -- and one of those subsidiaries, Pratt & Whitney Canada, ...

NYSE foot-dragging & Consol Energy’s legal bill…
March 27, 2012—Proxy season is a wonderful, if imperfect, window into how companies, managers and boards think, and into some of the context that shapes the decisions they make. Look no further than the proxies filed yesterday by NYSE Euronext (NYX) and Consol Energy ...

NBA lockout threatens some hoop dreams…
November 15, 2011—They say it's only a game, but for a bunch of publicly traded companies, basketball means business -- and the lockout and labor turmoil in the National Basketball Association means bad news. The NBA's season is in shambles after a lockout ...

A lesson in disclosure at Wright Medical Group…
May 10, 2011—If ever a company illustrated the value of reading SEC filings -- as opposed to just their press releases -- it may just be Wright Medical Group (WMGI). And we don't mean that in a good way. By way of background, ...

And the beef goes on (at Yum)…
April 27, 2011—You probably remember the big dust-up a few months ago over what exactly was in Taco Bell's beef. A class action lawsuit was filed in California federal court in late January, 2011 by Alabama-based law firm Beasley, Allen ...

Transocean’s quiet risk panel & push for immunity
April 6, 2011—Could it be that, in the outrage over the safety bonuses awarded to top executives at Transocean (RIG), two other striking parts of ...

Proxy access: The free-speech edition…
February 11, 2011—The lawsuit brought against the Securities and Exchange Commission last fall by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable -- seeking to toss out a rule giving some shareholders the right to put their own board candidates in the official ...

Still cleaning up after Pandora and Bernie…
February 10, 2011—We know that Pandora was a mythological woman, and that her notorious box really started out as a jar.* But the premise of her myth - that evil has been unleashed on Earth - made us think about federal ...

Cubic Corp.: Between Iran and a hard place…
February 8, 2011—Since mid-January, Cubic Corporation (CUB) has signed new contracts worth more than $300 million. The agreements vary, from creating a new "new smart card fare payment and revenue management system" for Vancouver's regional transit systems, to creating systems that ...