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gram, started in the 1990s, is known as “Gun by Gun” and is financed by private
donors who have so far donated a total of $100,000. In 2012 the Congressional
Research Service reported the number of guns in private hands
in the U.S. at 310 million.
In its 2014 decision in Federal Trade Commission v. Lights of America, Inc. and
others, the United States District Court, Central District of California, Southern
Division, noted that the defendants had made false claims that their
LED lamps provided the same or comparable light output as incandescent
lamps and about the lifetime of their LED lamps. The court noted that “total
consumer harm and total ill-gotten gains in this case equals $21,165,863.47”
and held the defendants jointly and severally liable for equitable monetary
relief in that amount plus interest.
Experienced in international trade law? If so, you might be interested in
applying for a job with a firm of attorneys which runs an international and
regulatory practice in Brussels, Belgium and is seeking recruits with four to
five years’ experience.
Note too that a law firm in Moscow, Russia is looking for an Englishspeaking
corporate M&A associate. The headhunters say that candidates
should have at least seven years’ experience, outstanding networking skills
and a pragmatic approach to legal advice (whatever that means). But if
Moscow sounds attractive, you should first read Red Notice by Bill Browder.
Browder ran a highly successful hedge fund in Moscow until Russian corporate
wolves circled and attacked. Browder’s tax lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky,
was arrested, jailed and tortured, and he eventually died in prison. This
episode resulted in the passage of the U.S. Magnitsky Act, formally known
as the Russia and Moldova Jackson–Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of
Law Accountability Act of 2012, which permits the government to exclude
those responsible for Magnitsky’s death from entry into the U.S.
If still interested, e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>, a recruitment group
based in New Zealand.
Just one century ago, in 1917:
On January 1 the B.C. Workmen’s Compensation Act took effect.
On April 4 women (except those of Aboriginal or Asian descent) gained the
right to vote.
On June 17 the Pantages Theatre opened at 20 West Hastings Street.
On October 1 prohibition came into effect. It was abolished by plebiscite on
October 20, 1920.