Gucci Sues Alibaba Over “Counterfeit Goods”

Posted by Wing Sze Yu. This article talks about China’s leading online marketplace, Alibaba, being sued by the owner of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Puma, Kering Group, and other fashion brands for selling fake goods. This is not the first time that Alibaba is being complained about selling fake goods. The company states that it is …

Chase Settles Lawsuit Over Debt Collection

Posted by Alyssa Cohen. This year, JPMorgan Chase will settle the charges made against it for the use of illegal debt-collection practices made between 2009 and 2013. The lawsuit follows “a national settlement over similar allegations.” The nation’s largest bank miscalculated the amounts owed by customers, and sold debt to collectors that had been filed improperly …

Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Posted by Amber Piskunov. The well known German car maker, Volkswagen, has made headlines regarding a scandal involving software that cheats diesel emissions testing. This software has affected over 11 million diesel fueled cars creating many lawsuits. The cheating software covered up nitrogen oxide emissions and underestimated greenhouse gas emissions and also fuel consumption. This scandal …

Cyber Fraud Targets JP Morgan, Others

Posted by Kirill Ivanov. This article discusses a team of cyber criminals accused of cyber fraud for targeting various companies within the United States. Gery Shalon, Joshua Aaron, and Ziv Orenstein were charged in a 23-count indictment alongside crimes targeting 12 different companies. Their unlawful behavior is stated to be traced as far back as 2007. These …

Facebook to Appeal a Belgian Court’s Ruling on Data Privacy

Posted by Wing Sze Yu. In this article, Facebook intends to appeal a data privacy ruling in Belgium. This privacy ruling forces social media to stop collecting digital information from people who are not its users. There is a tough line about how American technology companies, such as Facebook, gain access to, manage and use people’s …

Mark Cuban Cleared of Insider Trading

Posted by Emmanuel Martinez. Mark Cuban who is well known for his high profile lifestyle has recently been acquitted from the charges against him for insider trading. The SEC brought a “civil lawsuit against Cuban in November 2008. A judge dismissed the suit in 2009 but an appeals court revived the case the following year.” Cuban …

Former General Counsel of South Florida Law Firm Sentenced for Fraud

Posted by Connie Huang. According to Merriam Webster dictionary, fraud is “the crime of using dishonest methods to take something valuable from another person; a person who pretends to be what he or she is not in order to trick people; [or] a copy of something that is meant to look like the real thing in …

HSBC Offices Raided Over Money Laundering Allegations

Posted by Connie Huang. HSBC is a bank with locations in Europe. Two branches raided on or about February 18, 2015 by Swiss authorities are located in Geneva. They raided the banks, because the banks are accused of money laundering. Money laundering is “a financial transaction scheme that aims to conceal the identity, source, and …