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When good companies go bad : 100 corporate miscalculations and misdeeds

Author: Donald W Beachler; Thomas C Shevory
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Covering the entire world of business from heavy industry to the financial houses of Wall Street, this book shines a spotlight on 100 of the most infamous cases of misconduct and malfeasance in corporate history."--
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald W Beachler; Thomas C Shevory
ISBN: 9781610694049 161069404X
OCLC Number: 874098940
Description: xviii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Abbott Laboratories: Medicare fraud (2003) --
Abbott Laboratories: off-label marketing of Depakote (2012) --
Abercrombie & Fitch: employment-related race discrimination (2004) --
Adelphia Communications: securities fraud (2005) --
Ahold: accounting fraud related to wholesale food vending (2005) --
AIG: bid rigging, securities fraud, and tax evasion (2006) --
AIG and PNC financial services: securities fraud (2003-2004) --
Alabama power: Clean Air Act violations (2006) --
American Electric Power: Clean Air Act violations (2006) --
AOL-Time Warner: securities fraud (2005) --
Apple: collusion in the pricing of e-Books (2013) --
AstraZeneca: financial misconduct in the marketing of Zoladex (2003) --
AstraZeneca: off-label marketing of Seroquel (2011-2013) --
Bank of America, UBS, GE Capital, and Wells Fargo: fraud in the municipal bond business (2012) --
Bank of America and Countrywide Financial: mortgage fraud (2011) --
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch: employment discrimination against women financial advisors (2013) --
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch: mortgage fraud (2012) --
Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline: medical fraud and overcharging for medication (2003) --
Bernard L. Madoff Securities: operating a Ponzi scheme (2009) --
Beverly Enterprises: Medicare fraud (2000) --
Blodget, Henry: securities fraud while at CIBC Oppenheimer and Merrill Lynch (2003) --
Boeing: employment-related gender discrimination (2005) --
Boeing: violating military contract procurement rules (2004) --
BP: largest oil spill in American history (2010) --
Bridgestone and Ford: manufacturing and design defects causing tire blowouts and ensuing crashes (2001-2005) --
Burlington Northern: genetic testing in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (2001) --
Chiquita: engaging in transactions with a specially designated global terrorist organization (2007) --
ChoicePoint: breaches in company security systems resulting in customer identity theft (2005) --
Citigroup: mortgage fraud (2011 and 2012) --
Coca-Cola: racial discrimination related to employment (2001) --
Computer chip manufacturers (Hynix, Infineon, and Samsung): price-fixing (2004-2010) --
Countrywide Financial and Angelo Mozilo: fraud and insider trading (2010) --
Dell: accounting fraud (2010) --
Dial: workplace sexual harassment (2003) --
Dominion Energy: Clean Air Act violations (2003) --
DuPont: toxic contamination related to chemical production (2002-2011) --
Eli LIlly: off-label marketing of Zyprexa (2009) --
Enron Corporation: financial fraud (2006) --
Equifax: failing to correct false information on a credit report (2013) --
ExxonMobil: Clean Water Act violations involving oil spills on Navajo Lands (2005) --
Food processors (ADM, Cargill, and Tate and Lyle): price-fixing related to food additives (1998-2004) --
Galleon Group and Raj Rajaratnam: insider trading (2011) --
General Motors: product liability related to the design and placement of gas tanks (1999-2003) --
GlaxoSmithKline: blocking generic entries to the market (2004) --
GlaxoSmithKline: illegal marketing and promotion of pharmaceutical products (2012) --
Goldman Sachs: mortgage securities fraud (2010) --
Halliburton: product liability related to Asbestos production and usage (2001-2005) --
Hospital Corporation of America: Medicare fraud (2000 and 2002) --
Hospital Corporation of America: patient neglect (2012) --
HSBC: money laundering (2012) --
IBM: age discrimination resulting from pension plan conversion (2004) --
Invesco funds: mutual fund trading violations (2004) --
ITT: violations of the Arms Export Control Act (2007) --
Johnson & Johnson: bribery of foreign health care providers and administrators (2011) --
JPMorgan Chase: manipulation of energy markets (2013) --
JPMorgan Chase: mortgage fraud (2013) --
JPMorgan Chase: unlawful military foreclosures and evictions (2011) --
JPMorgan Chase and Credit Suisse: misleading investors (2012) --
Koch Industries: Clean Water Act violations related to oil spills (2000) --
KPMG: tax fraud (2005) --
Lippo Group: U.S. campaign law violations (2001) --
Lucent: securities fraud (2004) --
Medco: Medicare fraud (2006) --
Merck: improper marketing of pharmaceuticals (2007 and 2011) --
Merrill Lynch: employment discrimination against African American financial advisors (2012) --
Microsoft: antitrust violation related to internet explorer bundling (2001) --
Microsoft: antitrust violations related to software overcharges (2003-2007) --
Microsoft: patent infringement (2011) --
Morgan Stanley: employment-related gender discrimination/sexual harassment (2004) --
Mortgage-holding banks, including Aurora Bank, Bank of America, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, MetLife Bank, PNC, Sovereign, SunTrust, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo: illegal mortgage foreclosures (2013) --
National Century Financial Enterprises: financial fraud in the health care sector (2009) --
National Football League: collusion in player head trauma (2013) --
Natural gas producers (Anadarko, ChevronTexaco, ConocoPhillips, Devon, Exxon, and Kerr-McGee): fraud related to natural gas royalty underpayments (2007-2012) --
New Century Financial: securities fraud related to subprime mortgages (2007) --
Newmont Mining: environmental contamination (2006) --
Nike: making false commercial statements (2003) --
Orthopedic firms (Biomet, DePuy Orthopedics, Smith & Nephew, Stryker Corporation, and Zimmer Holdings): illegal kickbacks to physicians (2007) --
Petroleum Refiners (31 companies): oil refinery Clean Air Act violations (2004-2007) --
Pfizer: off-label marketing of Bextra (2009) --
Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds: wholesale practices that encouraged cigarette smuggling (2004 and 2010) --
Ralphs Grocery: criminal labor law violations (2006) --
Royal Dutch Shell: oil reserve overstatements (2002-2009) --
SAC Capital: insider trading (2013) --
Schering-Plough: improper marketing of pharmaceuticals (2002 and 2006) --
Serono: health care fraud and illegal marketing (2005) --
Taco Bell: copyright infringement and contract violations (2009) --
Tenet Health Care Corporation: Medicare fraud (2006) --
Tenet Health Care Corporation and Redding Medical Center: unnecessary heart surgeries (2004 and 2005) --
UBS: conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and tax fraud (2009) --
United Technologies: Arms Export Control Act violations (2012) --
Visa and MasterCard: price-fixing related to swipe fees (2012) --
Wall Street analysts including Credit Suisse, First Boston, Merrill Lynch, Salomon Smith Barney (a division of Citigroup), Bear Stearns, UBS Warburg, Goldman Sachs, Piper Jaffray, JPMorgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley: conflict of interest in investment banking activities (2003) --
Walmart: wage and hour violations (2007-2010) --
Wegelin & Company: conspiracy to commit tax fraud (2012) --
WellPoint: underpayments to physicians (2005) --
Wells Fargo: civil rights violations related to lending practices (2009) --
Williams Companies, Inc.: stock fraud (2006) --
Wood Products Manufacturers (Boise Cascade, Georgia-Pacific, Louisiana-Pacific, Weyerhaeuser, and Willamette): Clean Air Act violations (1993-2002) --
WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers: accounting fraud (2005) --
Wyeth: product liability related to Fen-Phen (1997-2013).
Responsibility: Donald W. Beachler and Thomas Shevory.

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