Mia Farrow’s dirty profits—a hidden payoff in corrupt Ecuador trial

Phelim McAleer Opinion The New York Post 10/5/2014

…The Farrow visit was part of a campaign centered on an Ecuadorian court ruling that found against Chevron and ordered it to pay more than $9 billion in compensation, the largest civil penalty in history.

But, as Farrow knows from her other performances, there is often a […]

Two members of Congress subpoenaed in nursing homes’ fight with SEIU

Tim Mak The Washington Examiner 2/26/2014

Two senior lawmakers from Connecticut have been subpoenaed in a civil racketeering case involving nursing homes and the SEIU, the Washington Examiner has learned.

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have been pulled into a lawsuit between two local chapters of the Service Employees International […]

Florida’s Property Rights Abuse Lands at the Supreme Court

The justices prepare to hear a major 5th Amendment case.

Damon W. Root Reason Magazine 12/16/2012

…Since 1994, [the St. Johns River Water Management District of Florida] has refused to permit the commercial development of a small piece of property located in Orange County, Florida, unless the owner first agrees to transfer the title to […]

‘Extortion’: Why Did the Labor Department ‘Drop the Hammer’ on Oregon Farmers?

Becket Adams The Blaze 8/31/2012

Oregon farmers and state officials are furious with the U.S. Labor Department after federal authorities in July put a hold on thousands of dollars worth of blueberries, citing “widespread” record-keeping and minimum wage violations, Eric Mortenson reports for The Oregonian.

“[T]he department invoked a “hot goods” provision of labor law […]

Judge Clears Way for Sodexo to Present Evidence of Extortion in RICO Suit Against SEIU

Liberty Chick Big Government 7/27/2011

You may recall that Sodexo slapped the SEIU with a RICO suit in March, citing the labor union’s “blackmail, vandalism, trespass, harassment, and lobbying law violations designed to steer business away from Sodexo USA and harm the company.” SEIU had filed a motion to dismiss the suit, but according to […]