Category Archives: Legal

18Sep/17

KPMG South Africa facing legal action

South Africa’s tax agency on Monday accused KPMG of “unethical” and “unlawful” behaviour and said it plans to take legal action against the global auditor. It relates to a report carried out by the firm that suggested the former finance minister ran a rogue unit to spy on political leaders – as Kate King explains. Continue reading

05Sep/17

Companies must tell workers of email checks – ECHR

Companies must tell employees in advance if their work email accounts are being monitored, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday in a landmark privacy case. David Pollard reports. Continue reading

05Aug/17

Martin Shkreli is convicted of fraud

Martin Shkreli was convicted of fraud by jurors in a U.S. court in Brooklyn on Friday, in a blow for the controversial financier, who had forcefully and repeatedly proclaimed his innocence. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

27Jul/17

U.S. indicts alleged bitcoin laundering ‘mastermind’

The U.S indicts Alexander Vinnik, a Russian man accused of laundering $4bn in bitcoin through the BTC-e crypto-currency exchange. David Doyle reports.
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11May/17

EU court advises challenge to Uber business model

Uber provides a transport service and must be licensed, an adviser to the European Union’s top court said on Thursday, in a potential blow to the U.S. firm which says it is merely a digital enabler. Harvey Biggs reports Continue reading

26Apr/17

Fox News anchor, others hit network with race bias claims

Former and current employees of Fox News sue the network for racial discrimination.
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03Apr/17

Credit Suisse takes out newspaper ads after raids

Credit Suisse has taken out adverts in British Sunday newspapers stressing a zero-tolerance policy on tax evasion, as the Swiss bank tries to limit any damage to its reputation from raids on three of its offices. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

18Feb/17

Samsung chief Lee arrives at special prosecutor’s office

Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee arrives at the special prosecutor’s office after being arrested over his alleged role in the country’s corruption scandal. Continue reading

06Feb/17

German court hears Syrian’s ‘selfie with Merkel’ case against Facebook

A German court holds its first hearing in the case of a Syrian refugee who is suing Facebook after the social networking site declined to remove posts linking him to crimes and militant attacks.

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23Jan/17

Trump is sued over foreign government payments to his firms

A group of prominent constitutional and ethics lawyers sue U.S. President Donald Trump, accusing him of violating the U.S. Constitution by allowing his hotels and other businesses to accept payments from foreign governments.

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