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The second session of the the WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) is meeting this week in Geneva (July 7-11, 2008). The first meeting of this development committee (March 2008) examined Cluster A (Technical Assistance and Capacity Building) of the 45 approved Development Agenda recommendations. ...
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Inside Views: Linkages Between The WIPO Development Agenda And The TRIPS Council
By Ahmed Abdel Latif This week's TRIPS Council meetings provide a timely opportunity to reflect on the linkages between the work of the Council and the ongoing WIPO Development Agenda process, which entered an implementation phase with the first meeting, last week, of WIPO's new Committee on Development and Intellectual Property ...
Moody's Will Restrict Bond Analysts' Talks with Issuers
Moody's Investors Service said it would revise its code of conduct to limit bond-rating analysts' discussions with issuers to "credit issues." The independence of debt-rating agencies has been doubted, and there are calls for regulatory reform...
Executive Pay and Independent Compensation Consultants
(Editor’s note: A post on April 30 by Brian Cadman also analyzed the role of compensation consultants in setting pay, and is available here.) My paper, Executive Pay and ?Independent? Compensation Consultants, which I co-wrote with Kevin J...
All Compensation Consultants, All The Time
All Compensation Consultants, All The Time I'm pretty excited to announce our latest blog on CompensationStandards.com: "The Consultants Blog." This blog will feature wisdom from respected compensation consultants...
FINRA Fines J. P. Morgan Securities $500,000
FINRA fined J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. $500,000 for failing to disclose to the MSRB that it had used consultants to obtain numerous municipal securities offerings and had made payments to consultants connected to particular offerings...
Yu on IP Coalitions for Development
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Peter K. Yu (Drake University Law School) has posted Building Intellectual Property Coalitions for Development (IMPLEMENTING WIPO'S DEVELOPMENT AGENDA, Jeremy de Beer, ed., IDRC, 2008, Centre for International Governance Innovation Working Paper No...
Consumer Class Action Settles for Cash Refunds
Wesley A. Snyder et al.
alleging the consultants perpetrated a Ponzi scheme by encouraging borrowers to lend more than they needed.
Associated with Development of Movement Disorder
Developer Bob Honts agrees to $250,000 property development settlement.
Capstone Development agrees to $15 million construction defects settlement.
Denham Springs agrees to $2 million settlement in development lawsuit.