Visiting Nurse Service of New York Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed

The former vice president of operations improvement and integration, Edward Lacey, filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Visiting Nurse Service of New York, VNSNY. Lacey left the employment of the agency in January 2016. That agency has played a key role in Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, administrations overhaul of the state’s Medicaid program. The



Outrage over EpiPen Price Hike Continues

Poor Heather Bresch. She just can’t seem to escape the public’s continued outrage over her decision as Mylan’s Big Pharma CEO to increase the price of the life-saving EpiPen in order to line her already custom couture pockets. On Wednesday, September 21, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called Ms. Bresch to testify


Wave of Backlash Against Wells Fargo Swells

After a Senate hearing held Tuesday, September 20, 2016, regarding the illegal creation of millions’ of fraudulent accounts by corporate giant Wells Fargo, it has been reported two of the bank’s former employees have filed a class action lawsuit in California in which they are seeking more than $2.6 billion in damages for employees who


Outsourcing Continues To Turn the Screw

The industrial paradigm is built on the attempt to get something for (almost) nothing. Of course, it’s not the first system to take a stab at accomplishing this feat, it’s merely one more step along the path of refining the process. Around the time that we decided to work full time at this “growing our


Are Online Seller Arbitration Agreements Legal?

Most online retailers, including Amazon and eBay, force both buyers to agree to arbitration in lieu of filing a lawsuit against them. Arbitration is an alternate dispute resolution process where a third party arbitrator will review the allegations and make a decision on resolving the issue. The arbitrator’s decision, much like a judge in a


Arbitrage: An Answer and an Absurdity

A story I heard on NPR recently highlighted the income potential of retail arbitrage. Fred Ruckel and his wife Natasha make a particularly effective cat toy, and Fred and sold it in his Amazon shop for US$40. Eventually he discovered that scalpers were flipping the toys on eBay for $20 more. It gets worse: when


Oh, The Wells Fargo Wagon Has Some Explaining To Do

Wells Fargo bank, one of the largest in the nation, has found itself in hot water after the corporate giant’s unrealistically aggressive sales and incentive structure wound up seeing employees opening thousands of sham accounts and credit cards in unsuspecting clients’ names, later resulting in a $185 million civil settlement. In addition to other illegal


GM Asks for a Delay in Takata Airbag Recall

General Motors, GM, has asked for a one year delay in Takata airbag recalls related to GM vehicles so that a research firm, Obital ATK, can complete a study of the airbags. The research is aimed at determining the service life of the inflators, and is scheduled for completion in August 2017. GM claims that