Tag: Legal

Purdue Files for Bankruptcy, Agrees to Settle Some Pending Opioids Litigation: Sacklers on Hook for Billions?

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin owned by members of the Sackler family and catalyst for the opioids crisis, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Sunday night. The filing was part of […]

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48 States to Investigate Google: Anti-Trust or Politicking?

Yves here. Sadly, you can never be too cynical. Bill Black explains on The Real News why the 48 state investigation of Google may not be all it is cracked up to be. GREG WILPERT: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore. Fifty Attorney Generals from 48 states, the District of […]

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Under Bloomberg Pressure, CalPERS Coughs Up BCG Report on Private Equity, Confirming Criminal Abuse of Open Meeting Law; Board President Henry Jones Casually Leaks Confidential Information

Today we have a CalPERS trifecta. This post may seem less sexy than election-rigging, but it provides further evidence of CalPERS’ institutionalized abuses. Bloomberg did the heavy lifting in providing a concrete example of how CalPERS engages in the criminal abuse of the Bagely-Keene Open Meetings Act by improperly relegating information and decisions that should […]

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CalPERS Election Corruption: Huge and Illegally Opaque Dark Spending Against Pro-Accountability Candidate JJ Jelincic

It’s astonishing to see the ferocity of the effort to turn the tide against JJ Jelincic, the favorite to win the election for the CalPERS retiree board seat. It isn’t just that CalPERS is too obviously trying to fix the election, or that board members and employees are violating anti-corruption laws by using state resources […]

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CalPERS, Treasurer Fiona Ma, Board Members David Miller and Theresa Taylor, and CalPERS Employees Engage in Illegal and Dishonest Electioneering Against Candidate JJ Jelincic

On Sunday, we documented one of the illegal and desperate measures CalPERS and its election vendor, K&H Printing, are taking to try to defeat JJ Jelincic, the favorite in current election for the retiree seat, which is the use of see-through ballot envelopes that expose the voters’ choice. Making votes visible through the sealed envelope […]

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California Privacy Law Looms

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. As the Trump administration seeks to upend the influence California has in setting national fuel emissions policy for the auto industry, the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA is scheduled to come […]

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CalPERS’ Blatant Election and Mail Fraud: See-Through Envelopes for Completed Ballots; Illegal Electioneering by Treasurer Fiona Ma, Board Members David Miller and Theresa Taylor; Huge and Illegally Opaque Spending Against Challenger JJ Jelincic

CalPERS and its election vendor, K&H Printing, have implemented an illegal, non-secret ballot for the election currently underway, for the hotly contested retiree board seat. As we’ll describe, K&H Printing can readily see which candidate a voter has selected prior to treating the vote as having been submitted. This gives CalPERS the ability to discard […]

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North Carolina Did What SCOTUS Wouldn’t – Ended GOP Gerrymandering

Jerri-Lynn here. This Real News Network interview with Dan Vicuna, the National Redistricting Manager at Common Cause, where he manages the organization’s amicus brief campaigns in the Supreme Court, discusses how a  North Carolina state court panel recently stopped the GOP’s gerrymandering plan by ruling that the maps drawn for GOP-dominated voting districts violated the […]

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While PG&E Played a ‘Cat and Mouse Game’ With California Regulators, Where Was Kamala?

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. The Wall Street Journal published a comprehensive story yesterday, U.S. PG&E’s Long Record of Run-Ins With Regulators: A ‘Cat and Mouse Game, outlining Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) long history of breaking […]

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Trump Seeks to Revoke California Emissions Waiver

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Multiple outlets are reporting that the Trump administration is poised to revoke California’s de facto authority to set nationwide car emissions and fuel economy standards, originally granted as a waiver to the […]

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Verizon’s bizarre 5G rollout now covers some seats in 13 NFL stadiums

Rolling out a 5G network isn’t as easy as it sounds: Between the challenges of local approvals, physically climbing towers to install new radio hardware, and getting compatible handsets into consumers’ hands, the process can take longer than expected — and yield less-than-impressive results. As I’ve followed Verizon’s 5G rollout, I’ve kept these practical factors […]

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Alaska: Log, Mine, Drill, Despoil

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. While fires rage in the Amazon and Anchorage, Alaska, registers record high temperatures,  the Trump administration plans to open the world’s largest intact temperate rain forest for exploitation. The Washington Post reported […]

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Reminder: DNC Lawyers to Court, “We Do Not Owe Voters an ‘Impartial’ or ‘Evenhanded’ Primary Election”

Yves here. The DNC position on elections does much to explain the 2016 California primary, which featured numerous reports by poll workers of dirty practices. Oddly, I saw two separate  videos with many detailed first person accounts  of a range of abuses which now seem to be not findable on Google. Oh, and there were […]

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