Monthly Archives: July 2018

Now That’s A Conflict: The Sordid Tale of John Schiller and Energy XXI

John Schiller, former CEO of Energy XXI Ltd., has settled an SEC investigation by paying $180,000 and agreeing to a five-year ban as a corporate officer of a public company. The SEC, in announcing the settlement, alleged that Mr. Schiller … Continue reading

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Truth Percolates: Nursing Home Pay Records Reveal Low Staffing Levels

The families of nursing home residents, many of the homes rated quite high by the federal government, had long complained that staffing levels were inadequate. Residents were not being turned to prevent bedsores. Baths were being skipped. Medications missed. But, … Continue reading

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Temple Business School Submitted False Numbers for Rankings of Its Online MBA Program

Temple University hired the Jones Day law firm to conduct an investigation of the school’s Fox Business School. The investigation concluded that under the leadership of the dean of Fox false information had been sent to at least one of … Continue reading

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Memo to Wells Fargo: You Cannot Fix This With Ads and Social Responsibility

The Barometer, a longstanding customer of Wells Fargo, admits to being a little insulted. The full and multi=page ads just keep coming from Wells Fargo. You know, “Established 1852. Re-Established 2018.” But, the talk of a diverse board. The $20-million … Continue reading

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NCAA and Injury Reports: Gambling Demands Reality and Student Privacy Rights May Trump It

The college football coaches are used to euphemisms. They don’t say that a player has an ACL — we know what that is and we have the time frame from our own children and their surgeries and physical therapies. College … Continue reading

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John Brennan in the New York Times Magazine on Speaking Out

John Brennan, former CIA director under President Obama, gave a profile story to the New York Times Magazine. Here are two quotes from the article: “We’re at a critical stage in our nation’s history. When I see there is dishonesty … Continue reading

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