There has been much discussion, as the economy begins to reopen, as to what the role of businesses under the normal should be. A recent article in Fortune magazine predicts the public will be more demanding of corporations to use their resources the benefit of society at large. An Ernst Young report similarly notes there will be increased public pressure on companies proactively address societal challenges, from income inequality to climate change.
A jury awarded Boulton $139,000.Afederal lawsuit in 2013 filed on behalf of former deputy Gerald Parks settled for $90,000 over allegations he was retaliated against and eventually forced to retire after providing testimony critical of the sheriff office administration. That case was also handled by Batey.Batey said the cases against Pickell were not personal.”We had great success in the Boulton case and this one had merit,” he said of the new lawsuit. “The ongoing cavern of what they did there is outrageous, using political office for personal gain is outrageous.”No court date has been set to hear the case.
The Congress Heights litigation resulted in an abatement agreement requiring Sanford to repair maintenance problems recorded by District inspectors within specific time parameters, to regularly inspect abandoned units, and to provide security across the buildings. The case is pending while a judge monitors Sanford’s compliance. It has also thrown a wrench into the site’s redevelopment plans..
Respond to China Hong Kong power grab?China legislature on Thursday approved a controversial national security law that gives the mainland government new powers to police subversion and foreign intervention in Hong Kong. Critics of the new law say it a violation of the “one country, two systems” agreement that has granted Hong Kong certain levels of autonomy like its own police force and judicial system since the island became part of China in 1997 after more than a century of British rule. Similar laws have been pursued by pro Beijing members of Hong Kong legislature several times in recent years, but none were passed.Yahoo NewsCan you contract coronavirus from a surface or object?While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says contaminated surfaces are not the main way the virus is transmitted, the agency hasn ruled surfaces out as a possible mode of infection.
Two years later, Troutt merged his company with Teleglobe in a $3.5 billion deal.He’s now retired and invests heavily in racehorses.Starbucks’ Howard Schultz grew up in a housing complex for the poor.Net worth: $2 billion (as of Sept. 2013)In an interview with British tabloid Mirror,Schultz says: “Growing up I always felt like I was living on the other side of the tracks. I knew the people on the other side had more resources, more money, happier families.