October 25, 2017

New ABA book offers a revealing look at bribery litigation

CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2017 — The world of business is rife with dark and clandestine schemes meant to ensure that deals proceed more quickly — and more advantageously to the payor — than they otherwise would. These bribes can take the form of cash, stock, shares of future profits, vouchers, stock options, wire transfers, luxury vacations and a wide range of other financial incentives. 

The new ABA release “Business Bribes: Corporate Corruption and the Courts” details two dozen of the most important and interesting U.S. judicial opinions dealing with commercial bribery, both domestic and foreign. The industries involved include agriculture, women’s handbags and Indian casinos, among others, and the deals take place from Alaska to Florida and around the globe, from Venezuela to Hungary to Azerbaijan. This collection of interesting cases from the world of bribery litigation gives insight into a dark side of business that violates state and federal laws.

Author Cecil C. Kuhne III has been a member of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP’s litigation section since 1993. He has represented clients in federal and state court proceedings involving complex commercial disputes, business torts and product liability. Kuhne’s experience extends to litigation concerning contractual interpretation, misappropriation of trade secrets, liability for pharmaceutical products and medical devices, professional malpractice, environmental degradation and oil and gas development.

Title:                             “Business Bribes: Corporate Corruption and the Courts”
Publisher:                    Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
Pages:                         176
Product Code:             5150499
ISBN:                            978-1-63425-925-5
Size:                              6 x 9, paperback and eBook
Price:                            $49.95
Orders:                        800-285-2221 or http://shopaba.org

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Dean Pappas at Dean.Pappas@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Dean Pappas, ABA Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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