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Pigeons are, or have, a big problem in Vienna, Austria

Vienna - It seems that the city of Vienna has a problem with pigeons, or is it the pigeons that now have a problem with the city? Anyhow, if you feed a pigeon in Vienna you will now face a fine of 36 euros for your efforts.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Dog poo attracts huge fines in Vienna, Austria

Vienna - Viennese photographer Daniel S. made the mistake of forgetting a "doggy bag" when taking his dog, Kessja, for a walk in the city. She did what comes naturally on the grassy verge of the road and he got hit by a 470 euro fine.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Samsung pays out $119 million to Apple

Mobile phone company Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple $119.6 million. The order came from a by a U.S. court for Samsung infringing two of Apple's patents.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

US judge okays $1.8 bn SAC insider-trading settlement

New York - A federal judge Thursday approved an agreement between US criminal prosecutors and SAC Capital to settle charges of insider trading in exchange for $1.8 billion in penalties.
In the Media by AFP

Drugmakers ordered to pay $9 billion for hiding cancer risks

Japan's biggest pharmaceutical company has been hit with a $6 billion penalty for concealing cancer risks associated with its Actos diabetes drug while Eli Lilly and Co, Takeda's co-defendant in the case, was ordered to pay $3 billion in punitive damages.

EU slaps 300 mn euro anti-trust fine on power cable firms

Brussels - The European Commission on Wednesday fined 11 producers of high-voltage power cables a total of 300 million euros for operating a cartel that secretly shared out the global market."These companies knew very well that what they were doing was illegal.
In the Media by AFP

UK watchdog fines Santander bank over mis-advice

London - A British financial watchdog on Wednesday said it had fined Spanish banking giant Santander almost £12.4 million for mis-advising customers.
In the Media by AFP

Toyota to pay US $1.2 billion over defect cover-up

Washington - Toyota Motor Corp.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

Toyota to pay US $1.2 billion for deadly defect coverup

Washington - Toyota Motor Corp.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

Toyota to pay US $1.2 billion for deadly defect coverup

Washington - Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $1.2 billion to settle US criminal charges that it lied to safety regulators and the public as it tried to cover up deadly accelerator defects.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

Toyota to pay US $1.2 billion over accelerator problems

Washington - Toyota Motor Corp.
In the Media by AFP

Credit Suisse admits US securities wrongs, pays fine

Washington - Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse has admitted it violated US securities laws and will pay $196 million to settle the charges, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday.The SEC action came as the Department of Justice investigates Credit Suiss...
In the Media by AFP

Panasonic fined C$4.7 million in Canada for auto parts bid-rigging

Panasonic Corp <6752.T> has been fined C$4.7 million ($4.25 million) for rigging bids to supply equipment for Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> cars made in Canada, the country's Competition Bureau said on Thursday.
In the Media by Reuters

Tire giant Bridgestone fined $425 mn for price fixing

Washington - The US Justice Department hit Japanese tire and rubber parts giant Bridgestone with a $425 million fine Thursday for conspiring to fix the prices of rubber parts used in US-made automobiles.
In the Media by AFP

Spain's Telefonica is fined 500,000 euros by regulator

Spain's leading telecoms operator Telefonica was fined 500,000 euros on Monday for what the regulator classed as two "very serious" breaches of competition rules in its home market.
In the Media by Reuters

Former SAC official convicted of insider trading

New York - A New York jury on Thursday convicted a former portfolio manager for SAC Capital of insider trading in the government's latest victory against the once-mighty hedge fund.
In the Media by AFP

KPMG to pay $8.2 mn to settle SEC auditing charges

Washington - US accounting firm KPMG violated rules aimed at maintaining auditors' independence from their clients and will pay $8.2 million to settle the charges, regulators said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

French pub fined €9,000 for customer taking glass back to bar

In yet another case of from the sublime to the ridiculous, a pub in Brittany, France has been fined by French officials for using "undeclared labor," just because a customer took his own glass back to the bar.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Spanish cyclist fined for 'reckless driving' for eating croissant

Sabadell - Driving laws in Spain have become more stringent, but it was unexpected that this would also affect cyclists. This poor guy was cycling to work, munching on a croissant, when he was stopped and fined €100 ($135) for "reckless driving."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Janssen Pharmaceuticals fined $1.6 billion for misbranding

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (JPI) of Titusville, N.J., has been fined $1.6 billion for its role is selling a misbranded drug. The drug in question is Risperdal (risperidone).
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Man refuses to pay €900 fine to Town Hall for delivering dead rat

A Spanish man living in La Manjoya in Spain's Asturias region has been fined €900 ($1,200) for depositing a dead rat at the local Town Hall as part of a personal protest. He says he won't be paying as he "doesn't work for Bárcenas."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Catalan cop jailed for revenge on tow trucks after own car towed

Barcelona - A policeman in Barcelona had his own car towed away, not once, but twice. He decided to get revenge by fining four municipal tow trucks for allegedly jumping red lights, and now faces a jail sentence and fine for his crime.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Wisconsin town to charge fine for schoolyard bullying

Parents who live in the town of Monona, Wisconsin will face fines if their kids are the subject of complaints about bullying on the schoolyard.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 4 comments

Serial dumper to pay hefty fines

Sydney - A Sydney man caught dumping waste just outside the city on numerous occasions will need at least 60 years to pay off his fines.
In the Media by Andrew Dyer

Video: Man fined for speeding, but his car was completely stopped

Baltimore - Everyone is aware of those darn cameras, catching you speeding on a regular basis, but this owner was more than a little upset because his car was completely immobile at the time it was caught on camera.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Illegally parked tourist's car blown up in London

London - Most countries in the world fine people for illegal parking, even England. However, it seems that if you park illegally in London, your car will be destroyed.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 17 comments

Charity toward man in wheelchair costs donor ticket for littering

Cleveland - In an effort to help a wheelchair bound man with a few dollars a Cleveland man was ticketed for littering and hit with a heavy fine for his efforts. The estimated cost for the offence is five hundred dollars for the few dollars dropped in the exchange.
In the Media by William Charles Baker - 7 comments

Russian protesters to pay fines or sweep the streets

Moscow - People participating in unlawful or unsanctioned protests in Russia may be forced to pay fines to cover any damages caused or will be subject to days of compulsory community service.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

2 Irish men fined for posting anti-Catholic comments on Facebook

In the first social media related case to hit Northern Ireland, 2 men have been fined for posting sectarian messages on Facebook.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Zimbabwe Prime Minister fined cows, sheep over alleged wedding

Harare - Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has been fined two cows, two sheep and 10 metres of cotton cloth. He was fined for allegedly marrying a businesswoman during the month of November, which is deemed as sacred.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 3 comments
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