Sunday, May 13, 2007

May 13, 2007 Edition

Welcome to the May 13, 2007 edition of Corporate Vigilance.

Leon Gettler presents Watchdog slams Ernst & Young audits posted at Sox First, saying, "Big four accounting firm Ernst & Young has been accused of signing off on audits without putting together the evidence to support its opinion."

Charles H. Green presents Dewey, Cheatham and Howe posted at Trust Matters, saying, "Over half of lawyers have billed clients for work they didn't do, or work they didn't need to do. How did the law profession get to this point?"

Holger Jacks presents Minnesota AG Swanson Takes on the "Big Boys" posted at Buying and Selling Your Life Insurance, saying, "This articles discusses the current suit of the state of Minnesota vs. Allianz and American Equity Life."

Brandon Peele presents Marketing: The Authenticity Fallacy posted at GT.

Leon Gettler presents Going greener with Apple's options (APPL) posted at Sox First, saying, "Apple has announced it's boosting its green credentials by reducing or eliminating the use of toxic materials in its products in the next few years and increasing its recycling of computers and iPods. You have to be wonder whether it's coincidental. You can't really separate that from what's going on with Apple's options scandal."

Jack Yoest presents Exxon and Global Warming and Capitalism (XOM) posted at Reasoned Audacity, saying, ""Exxon, the sign of the double cross," quipped one leftist wag. The oil energy giant is often maligned by anarchists, non-capitalists and environmentalists. No matter what a Fortune 500 does, it will be maligned by socialists.

And now the tree-spikers/tree huggers are even madder. Or are celebrating. It is sometimes hard to tell the difference.

Two items:

1) Exxon recently stopped its discretionary funding of a left-leaning think-tank. And,

2) Acknowledged that the temperature has risen."

Tracy Coenen presents CEO Patrick Byrne and the subpoena problem (OSTK) posted at FRAUDfiles.

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