General Motors Issued Two Recalls Today

 5/13/2015 General Motors issued two recalls today. One deals with seats that may not be anchored properly and the other is for potentially defective seat belts. This latest bout of recalls includes roughly 525K vehicles, compared to the company’s 2014 record-breaking recall total of 26.95M vehicles. The first of the vehicles being recalled is the

Lawsuit calls Intermex’s 24/7 GPS policy an Invasion of Privacy

5/12/2015 A former sales executive for the money transfer service, Intermex, filed a lawsuit last week in Kern County Superior Court in central California, alleging that she was fired for disabling a company-required app on her phone that constantly tracked her motions. Myrna Arias, who worked at the Bakersfield-area company, claims she was fired after

Mirrored Puget Sound Development is a rare study on Regulatory Approaches

5/11/2015 Conservative writer and columnist, Charles Murray, wrote a poignant Saturday Essay in the Wall Street Journal, arguing for a citizens’ revolt over the increasingly complicated world of governmental oversight. Noting that there are currently over 175,000 pages of regulations on the books, and moving in an upward trend, Murray contrasts the amount of regulation

Dewey and Leboeuf: “Big Law” on Trial

5/10/2015 In a pointed example of a mega-merger gone terribly wrong, jury selection has concluded for the trial of 3 executives from the former New York-based legal powerhouse, Dewey & LeBoeuf. Former Chairman, Steven Davis, former Executive Director, Stephen DiCarmine, and former CFO, Joel Sanders are each facing several charges including fraud, grand larceny, and

What are the “Tougher” TPP Labor and Environmental Standards?

5/8/2015 The new locus for discussing the balance between labor and trade in the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is literally on the feet of millions. President Barack Obama is in Beaverton, Oregon today at the Nike headquarters to deliver a speech promoting the value of the proposed trade deal, especially with regards to imports.

Texas Horse Manure Surplus Reaches Senate Floor

5/7/2015 Just a quick rule of thumb that I tend to go by; when representatives for FIRE industries (Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate), try to tell me that something they are doing is for my benefit, I assume they mean it in the same manner that punching them in the face to keep their sinful

Corinthian Colleges Bankruptcy highlights Disparity between Corporate and Student Debt

5/6/2015 The for-profit college system, Corinthian Colleges, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in Delaware Federal District Court on Monday, May 4th, amid a year-long financial crisis. Corinthian’s system, including Everest Institute and WyoTech, consisted of over 100 campuses nationwide and about 74,000 students and over 10,000 faculty and staff. The system is facing the