Here is what we are reading today sponsored by the Crisis Management firm, and our parter, The Exigency Group:
Senator Chuck Grassley Takes On Prison Reform (Scribd) - Walt Pavlo will be writing on this later this morning but until then, enjoy reading 140 pages of legislation on prison reform!
Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson Insider Trading Case NOT On List of SCOTUS Cases (Supreme Court) - If you are so inclined, you can look through the list of the Supreme Court Cases Granted And Noted In The Coctober 2015 Term ... but you will not find the insider trading case of Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson. Look for the "Denied" status to be applied to the cert any day now.
U.S. Regulators Extend Emission Probes To Other Car Models (Reuters) - The U.S. regulator that exposed Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) rigging of emissions tests is investigating more than two dozen diesel car models made by BMW (BMWG.DE), Chrysler, General Motors (GM.N), Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz to find out whether they engaged in similar cheating, the Financial Times reported. The Environmental Protection Agency's search for software-based "defeat devices" will encompass at least 28 diesel-powered models to determine whether Volkswagen was alone in rigging emissions tests or the practice is more widespread in the industry, the FT reported, citing a document the newspaper has seen. (on.ft.com/1VtU6kC)
Report Finds Secret Service Considered Leading Damning Details Of Congressman's Personal Life (USA Today) - A senior Secret Service official suggested earlier this year that the private file of a congressman, who had previously applied to the agency and was then overseeing a critical review of Secret Service operations, be leaked to the public, a government review has concluded. The report by Department of Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth found that Assistant Director Ed Lowery emailed a colleague about Rep. Jason Chaffetz's 2003 application, stating that "some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out. Just to be fair.''
Autonomy Founder Sues HP For $150 Million (NY Times) - The legal wrangling surrounding Hewlett-Packard’s much-maligned takeover of Autonomy, a British data intelligence company, shows no signs of ending. On Thursday, Mike Lynch, the founder of Autonomy, sued HP in British court for $150 million, accusing the American tech company of making false and negligent statements about him and other former Autonomy executives.
Five Boston Teamsters Indicted For Extortion In "Top Chef" Attack (Deadline) - Five members of Boston Teamsters Local 25 who terrorized the cast and crew of Top Chef last year in a failed effort to get the show to sign a union contract have been arrested and charged by the U.S. Attorney’s office with attempted extortion (read it here). The local’s harassment of the show was first reported on Deadline.